Hello all, and welcome to the first round of ASB's tournament showcasing the best of the best! Will this go the way of other tournaments in ASB history? Let us discover: 10:59 rickheg: There's still hope of him DQ'ing himself. Seriously my best bet, I think I guess some are hoping it will. There are no easy matchups in this tournament—just ask me grumble grumble—and rickheg vs deadfox081 is no exception! One of these men will stand, one will fall. Will the victor be rickheg? Rangarok the Stratagem (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Rangarok the Stratagem (open) Rangarok the Stratagem (close) Type: Rock Abilities: Levitate: (Passive) This Pokemon naturally floats above the earth when released or easily takes flight, evading the Ground moves Bulldoze, Earthquake, Fissure, and Magnitude. Earth Power will have three (3) less Base Attack Power. Dig and Dive can strike a Levitating Pokemon if their user is over Size Class 4, has Levitate, is 3.5m or larger, or is a Flying-type. Otherwise Dig and Dive will miss. Ground moves can still hit. Technician: (Passive) This Pokemon is more skilled at performing weaker moves, causing any of their attacks that normally deal 6 or below base damage to have their base damage multiplied by 1.5. (e.g. Aerial Ace goes from 6 to 9, Mach Punch goes from 4 to 6, etc.) The Energy Cost for a one-hit or two-hit attack is increased by one (1). Each hit in a multi-hit move is boosted by one (1) damage, and the Energy Cost for multi-hit attacks is increased by two (2). Mold Breaker (DW): (Passive) Whenever this Pokemon attacks, it emits an invisible, blindingly quick pulse preceding the attack that disables the opponents natural abilities (e.g. Levitators plummet towards the ground before Earthquake hits, Volt Absorb will not absorb electric attacks, Clear Body does not prevent stat-drops, etc.) Stats: HP: 100 Atk: Rank 1(-) Def: Rank 3 SpA: Rank 6(+) SpD: Rank 3 Spe: 130 Size Class: 2 Weight Class: 3 Base Rank Total: 21 EC: 9/9 MC: 0 DC: 5/5 Attacks: Level Up: Weather Ball Magnet Rise Tackle Defense Curl Rollout Rock Blast Disable Acupressure Mud Shot Power Gem AncientPower Earth Power Paleo Wave Tutor: Giga Drain Heat Wave Mud-Slap Vacuum Wave Ominous Wind Stealth Rock Sleep Talk Snore Magnet Rise Trick TM: Energy Ball Volt Switch Double Team Hidden Power Ice (6) Flamethrower Shadow Ball Protect Endure Rock Polish Explosion Rest Calm Mind Swagger Dazzling Gleam Flash Cannon Surt the Pyroak (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Surt the Pyroak (open) Surt the Pyroak (close) Pyroak (Surt) (M) Nature: Brave (Atk increased by 1; Spe decreased by 15% and Evasion decreased by a flat 10%) Type: Fire/Grass Abilities: Rock Head: (Passive) This Pokemon’s hard body prevents it from taking recoil damage from moves such as Double-Edge, Flare Blitz, and Head Smash. Battle Armor: (Passive) This Pokemon’s thick armor prevents it from taking critical hits. Chlorophyll (DW): (Passive) During bright sunlight, this Pokemon’s cells absorb more solar energy, doubling (x2) their speed. Stats: HP: 120 Atk: Rank 4(+) Def: Rank 4 SpA: Rank 3 SpD: Rank 3 Spe: 52(-) Size Class: 4 Weight Class: 5 Base Rank Total: 20 EC: 9/9 MC: 0 DC: 5/5 Attacks: Level Up: Flare Blitz Wood Hammer Bullet Seed Sweet Scent Absorb Growth Ember Leech Seed Flame Wheel Giga Drain Synthesis Fire Spin Heat Crash Egg: Aromatherapy Earth Power Blaze Kick Seed Bomb GrassWhistle Revenge Counter Iron Tail Tutor: Stealth Rock Heat Wave Worry Seed TM: Fire Blast Will-O-Wisp Return Flamethrower Rock Slide Sunny Day Protect Earthquake Bulldoze SolarBeam Substitute Rest Sleep Talk Dragon Tail Mystic the Gallade (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Mystic the Gallade (open) Mystic the Gallade (close) Gallade (Mystic) M Nature: Jolly (Adds 15% to Speed, +9.73% accuracy, Subtracts 1 from Special Attack) Type: Psychic/Fighting Abilities: Steadfast: (Passive) If this Pokemon is flinched, it becomes aware of the speed difference and increases Speed by one (1) stage to make up the difference. This Speed boost is maintained at the end of each round. Justified: (DW) (Passive) This Pokemon's body reacts to dark energy, invigorating its passions. When hit by a Dark-type move, the Pokemon's attack will increase one (1) stage. A boost gained this way by another Pokemon's attack will be maintained at the end of each round. Self-targeted attacks do not maintain boosts. Stats: HP: 100 Atk: Rank 5 Def: Rank 3 SpA: Rank 2(-) SpD: Rank 4 Spe: 92(+) Size Class: 3 Weight Class: 4 Base Rank Total: 21 EC: 9/9 MC: 0 DC: 5/5 Attacks: Level Up: Stored Power Growl Confusion Teleport Lucky Chant Magical Leaf Heal Pulse Calm Mind Leaf Blade Night Slash Fury Cutter Slash Close Combat Protect Psycho Cut Egg: Confuse Ray Encore Will-O-Wisp Disable Skill Swap Mean Look Tutor: Drain Punch Ice Punch Fire Punch ThunderPunch Pain Split Magic Coat Heal Bell Zen Headbutt Dual Chop Trick TM: Toxic Work Up Psychic Thunderbolt Hidden Power Ground (7) Toxic Thunder Wave Taunt Earthquake Brick Break Focus Blast Grass Knot Stone Edge Shaodw Ball Focus Punch Light Screen Reflect Substitute Rock Slide Bulldoze Torment X-Scissor Double Team Power-Up Punch Dazzling Gleam Rest Sleep Talk Raid Only Dispel rickheg is a man known for his battling skills that are just below the radar, and also for his periods of sudden extended absence, making his hope that deadfox would DQ rather ironic. He seems to have adopted the exact same strategy as me: bring two ridiculously powerful CAPs (as opposed to the other CAPs which are just powerful) and a Gallade. May it work for both of us. or deadfox? Psycha the Reuniclus (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Psycha the Reuniclus (open) Psycha the Reuniclus (close) Reuniclus [Psycha] (F) Nature: Brave (+1 Atk, -15% Spe, -10% Eva) Type: Psychic Stats: HP: 110 Atk: Rank 4 (+) Def: Rank 3 SpA: Rank 5 SpD: Rank 3 Spe: 26 (30/1.15) Size Class: 2 Weight Class: 2 Base Rank Total: 20 EC: 9/9 MC: 0 DC: 5/5 Abilities: Overcoat, Magic Guard, Regenerator (H) Attacks (60): PHYSICAL Dizzy Punch Drain Punch Endeavour Explosion Fire Punch Gyro Ball Ice Punch Knock Off Rock Slide Rock Smash Rock Tomb Rollout Secret Power Superpower ThunderPunch Zen Headbutt SPECIAL Energy Ball Flash Cannon Focus Blast Future Sight Grass Knot Hidden Power [Ground] Hyper Beam Night Shade Psychic Psyshock Psywave Shadow Ball Signal Beam Thunder OTHER Attract Calm Mind Charm Confuse Ray Double Team Embargo Flash Gravity Heal Block Helping Hand Imprison Light Screen Magic Coat Pain Split Protect Recover Reflect Rest Safeguard Skill Swap Sleep Talk Snatch Substitute Swagger Telekinesis Thunder Wave Toxic Trick Trick Room Wonder Room RAID Dispel Puncha the Conkeldurr (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Puncha the Conkeldurr (open) Puncha the Conkeldurr (close) Conkeldurr [Puncha] (M) Nature: Adamant (+1 Atk, -1 SpA) Type: Fighting Stats: HP: 110 Atk: Rank 6 (+) Def: Rank 3 SpA: Rank 1 (-) SpD: Rank 3 Spe: 45 Size Class: 3 Weight Class: 4 Base Rank Total: 19 EC: 9/9 MC: 0 DC: 5/5 Abilities: Guts, Sheer Force, Iron Fist Attacks (47): PHYSICAL Bide Brick Break Bulldoze Chip Away Comet Punch Counter Dig Drain Punch Earthquake Fire Punch Focus Punch Giga Impact Hammer Arm Ice Punch Knock Off Low Kick Low Sweep Mach Punch Payback Poison Jab Pound Power Up Punch Rock Slide Rock Throw Smackdown Stone Edge Superpower ThunderPunch Wake-Up Slap SPECIAL Focus Blast Grass Knot OTHER Block Bulk Up Detect Double Team Endure Focus Energy Foresight Leer Protect Rest Scary Face Sleep Talk Substitute Taunt Toxic Wide Guard Fried the Krilowatt (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Fried the Krilowatt (open) Fried the Krilowatt (close) Krilowatt [Fried] (F) Nature: Naive (+15% Spe, +17% Acc, -1 SpD) Type: Electric/Water Stats: HP: 125 Atk: Rank 3 Def: Rank 3 SpA: Rank 3 SpD: Rank 2 (-) Spe: 121 (105*1.15) Size Class: 1 Weight Class: 2 Base Rank Total: 21 EC: 6/6 MC: 0 DC: 5/5 Abilities: Trace, Magic Guard, Shell Armour (H) Attacks (47): PHYSICAL Aqua Jet Aqua Tail Counter Dive Earthquake Heart Swap Ice Punch Ice Shard Low Kick Low Sweep Payback Tackle ThunderPunch Wild Charge SPECIAL Blizzard Bubble Dazzling Gleam Discharge Earth Power Electroweb Fairy Wind Hydro Pump Ice Beam Icy Wind Mirror Coat Muddy Water Scald Shock Wave Surf Thunder Thunderbolt Thundershock Volt Switch Whirlpool OTHER Charge Confuse Ray Detect Double Team Endure Heart Swap Helping Hand Imprison Me First Rest Substitute Sleep Talk Toxic RAID Dispel deadfox081 is famous for being absolutely amazing at finishing off raid bosses and failing to finish off opponents, and, more recently, for a shocking ragequit post that all are glad he has reversed. This man has been denied a gym not once, but twice, the exact antithesis of user Frosty. Will he be able to channel his frustration into unstoppable orders? Or will he continue the saga of chokes? Only time will tell. Both of these teams look absolutely terrifying to face, which makes this battle even tougher to call. Let's start this nailbiter the way it'll end: with a coinflip. rickheg sends out his Pokemon first!