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[BoB Round 1] Deadfox081 vs rickheg

Discussion in 'Tournament Arena' started by Pwnemon, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Pwnemon

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    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 (open)
    [​IMG]
    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 (open)
    [​IMG] 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 (open)
    [​IMG] 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 (open)
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    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 (open)
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    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 (open)
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    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.

    [​IMG]

    rickheg sends out his Pokemon first!​
  2. rickheg

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    Well, here we are. I haven't been in a tournament since the very first ASB tournament. And now, I find myself in a tournament of "Best of the Best." Whether I belong or not is a moot point, we're here, and so is our opponent. Conveniently, it isn't someone I've battled seriously before, so this should be very interesting. I have the unfavorable position of sending out first. So many paths to victory. Even more paths to defeat. I must tread cautiously with every move.

    [​IMG]
    Fuck all this talking. I'mma go in there and break shit.

    [​IMG]
    You could have at least tried to take this a little more seriously. Fine. Not like I can stop you. My back is still aching from last time I tried.

    [​IMG]
    Relax. I've got this. Me and my Rare Candy.

    Surt the Pyroak @ Rare Candy
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    "Why hello there rickheg. I've seen much of you but never have we faced mano e mano. Don't let my reputation precede me as this time we are playing for keeps. Puncha its on you to prove it. Take this Expert Belt and toggle Sheer Force on."

    [​IMG]
    Puncha @ Expert Belt

    Rock Slide > Poison Jab > Rock Slide
    IF Counter THEN Bulk Up
    IF Worry Seed THEN Detect [only once]
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    Hello, deadfox81. It appears as though this battle must take place. May our first encounter be a memorable one.

    Alright, Surt. We're not in a favorable position. We've found someone as heavy as you, and can hit you harder than you can hit him. This round won't be fun for you, but with a little luck, it can end in our favor.


    [​IMG]
    I don't like you.

    Dragon Tail > Worry Seed > Protect
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    Round 1: In which rickheg REALLY hopes he rolls Krilowatt
    rickheg AOO
    [​IMG]
    HP: 120
    EN: 100
    OTHER: none
    VS​
    deadfox081 AOO
    [​IMG]
    HP: 110
    EN: 100
    OTHER: none​
    Arena Notes: None​
    calculations (open)

    Conkeldurr used Rock Slide!
    crit = 3292 = n
    dmgP = [8+2+2+1.5]*1.5 = 20.25
    -6 EN

    Pyroak used Dragon Tail!
    crit = 2847 = n
    dmgC = [6+1.5] = 7.5
    -5 EN

    Conkeldurr used Detect!
    -7 EN

    Pyroak used Worry Seed!
    -7 EN

    Pyroak used Protect!
    -7 EN

    Conkeldurr used Rock Slide!
    crit = 4613 = n
    dmgP = 22.5
    -6 EN
    -9 EN P

    in = 4737 = reuniclus


    Round 1 End: Sorry, no Krilowatt
    rickheg AOO
    [​IMG]
    HP: 100
    EN: 72
    OTHER: none
    VS​
    deadfox081 ABO
    [​IMG]
    HP: 110
    EN: 100
    OTHER: none
    bench (open)
    [​IMG]
    HP: 102
    EN: 100
    OTHER: none
    Arena Notes: None​
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2014
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    "Wonderful first round Puncha, we have the mental edge already. Psycha it may not be entirely by our choosing but you're still going to shine out there. Take a Focus Sash and let's get to it."

    [​IMG]
    Psycha @ Focus Sash
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    Alright. That could have gone worse. I think we made the right decision.

    [​IMG]
    I hate you so much. Now?

    [​IMG]
    Yeah, go for it. Surt smash.

    Flare Blitz > Wood Hammer > Flare Blitz

    IF Reflect, replace all actions after it with Flamethrower > Fire Blast
    IF Double Team, Earthquake the following action and push back. This takes priority.
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    "Play a bit of stall of our own and make him wary of his main weapons Psycha."

    Skill Swap (Regenerator->Rock Head) > Psychic > Recover

    Remember Overcoat=Sturdy thanks to Magic Guard
  9. Pwnemon

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    Round 2: In which deadfox makes a ridiculously questionable play
    rickheg AOO
    [​IMG]
    HP: 100
    EN: 72
    OTHER: none
    VS​
    deadfox081 ABO
    [​IMG]
    HP: 110
    EN: 100
    OTHER: none
    bench (open)
    [​IMG]
    HP: 102
    EN: 81
    OTHER: none
    Arena Notes: None

    19:24 Pwnemon: he just
    19:24 Pwnemon: skill swapped regen onto pyroak
    19:24 Pwnemon: why not give it
    19:24 Pwnemon: overcoat
    19:24 Pwnemon: ?_?
    19:25 Alakazam: Overcoat + Magic Guard = Sturdy?
    19:25 CDXCIV: (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ・。*。✧・゜゜・。✧。*・゜゜・✧。・゜゜・。*。・゜*✧
    19:25 Pwnemon: regen gives 10 hp
    19:25 Pwnemon: overcoat gives... dos
    19:25 Skiddo: But he gave oak an actual good ability
    19:25 Pwnemon: and now
    19:25 Pwnemon: oak heals 10 hp
    19:25 Pwnemon: net loss of 18
    19:25 Pwnemon: compared to giving ocoat

    will this confusing play be justified? Or will we be justconfused?

    calculations (open)

    Pyroak used Flare Blitz!
    crit = 2958 = n
    burn = 5408 = n
    dmgR = [15+3+1.5+1-1-2] = 17.5
    -8.5 EN

    Reuni used Skill Swap!
    -6 EN

    Pyroak used Whammer!
    crit = 6085 = n
    dmgR = 17.5
    dmgP = 6.5
    -8.5 EN

    Reuni used Psychic
    crit = 5004 = n
    -spd = 3472 = n
    dmgP = [11+3+3] = 17
    -6.5 EN

    Pyroak used Flare Blitz!
    crit = 2572 = n
    burn = 1263 = n
    dmgR = 17.5
    dmgP = 6.5
    -8.5 EN

    Reuni used Recover!
    -13 EN


    Round 2: In which despite deadfox's worse play, rick is still getting beat
    rickheg AOO
    [​IMG]
    HP: 70
    EN: 46
    OTHER: Regen > Rock Head
    VS​
    deadfox081 ABO
    [​IMG]
    HP: 77
    EN: 74
    OTHER: Rock Head > Regen
    bench (open)
    [​IMG]
    HP: 102
    EN: 81
    OTHER: none
    Arena Notes: None​
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    "Lets just feign we have a plan, that's sure to work."

    Psychic > Focus Blast > Psychic
    IF Healing move THEN Snatch
    IF Stealth Rock THEN Magic Coat
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    Feigning a plan is how we've made it this far. Fake it til you make it, right?


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    What a sad world we live in when Flare Blitz/Wood Hammer spam isn't enough to beat everything in my path.

    [​IMG]
    That almost never works. And then the rest of us have to bail you out.

    [​IMG]
    I apologize for nothing.

    Protect > Solar Beam > Protect
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    Round 3: In which rickheg doesn't give two fucks about en
    rickheg AOO
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    HP: 70
    EN: 46
    OTHER: Regen > Rock Head
    VS​
    deadfox081 ABO
    [​IMG]
    HP: 77
    EN: 74
    OTHER: Rock Head > Regen
    bench (open)
    [​IMG]
    HP: 102
    EN: 81
    OTHER: none
    Arena Notes: None
    calculations (open)

    Protect!
    -7 EN

    Psychic!
    dmgP = [11+3+3] = 17
    -6.5 EN
    -6.8 en P

    Focus Blast!
    hit = 6030 = y
    crit = 1126 = n
    -spd = 6992 = n
    dmgP = [12+3] = 15
    -7 EN

    Solar Beam!
    crit = 4285 = n
    dmgR = [12+3] = 15
    -7 EN

    Protect!
    -7 EN

    Psychic!
    dmgP = [11+3+3] = 17
    -6.5 EN
    -6.8 en P


    Round 3: In which deadfox doesn't give two fucks about rickheg's stalling
    rickheg AOO
    [​IMG]
    HP: 55
    EN: 11
    OTHER: Regen > Rock Head
    VS​
    deadfox081 ABO
    [​IMG]
    HP: 62
    EN: 54
    OTHER: Rock Head > Regen
    bench (open)
    [​IMG]
    HP: 102
    EN: 81
    OTHER: none
    Arena Notes: None​
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    Hey, I think I actually have a plan. Let's see what happens when I do this;

    Switch to Ragnarok the Stratagem @ Life Orb

    [​IMG]
    Hey, I'm not done yet!

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    Yes you are. Now stand aside, there's slaughter to be done.
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    "The predictable switch was always coming and initially I didn't plan on taking it up. However you have just presented me with too good of an opportunity."

    [​IMG]
    Counterswitch accepted: Puncha

    "Okay boy, show off that power."

    Hammer Arm > Brick Break > Drain Punch
    IF Stratagem has clones present when you would attack THEN Rock Slide
    IF Volt Switch THEN Block

    EDIT: Pwnemon you forgot Focus Sash/Overcoat so Psycha has 3 more HP
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    You're funny. Such a silly man.

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    Hey. Hey deadfox. Deadfox. Hey. Stop blocking my plans.

    Volt Switch > Dazzling Gleam > Volt Switch
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    I be subreffing. Tremble in fear.

    Team Rickheg:
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    Ragnarok (Stratagem)
    HP: 100
    EN: 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
    Item: Life Orb
    Other: None

    Bench (open)

    [​IMG]
    Surt (Pyroak)
    HP: 55
    EN: 11
    Atk: Rank 4(+)
    Def: Rank 4 (5)
    SpA: Rank 3
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 52(-)
    Size Class: 4
    Weight Class: 5
    Base Rank Total: 20
    Item: Rare Candy

    ___________________
    Team deadfox:
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    Puncha (Conkeldurr)
    HP: 102
    EN: 81
    Atk: Rank 6 (+)
    Def: Rank 3
    SpA: Rank 1 (-)
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 45
    Size Class: 3
    Weight Class: 4
    Base Rank Total: 19
    Item: Expert Belt
    Other: None

    Bench (open)

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    Psycha (Reuniclus)
    HP: 65
    EN: 54
    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
    Item: Focus Sash


    Round 4: A New Beginning. Also Hulk Smash

    21:15Maxim_6 ok so what's the official ruling? I don't know why deadfox would sub to use Block if it doesn't do anything
    21:16Its_A_Random "Pokémon affected by Block can switch out with Volt Switch."
    21:16Its_A_Random from lolobapedia
    21:16Its_A_Random but still
    21:16Its_A_Random we decided it was infeasible, since to get to that point, you are being a sitting duck

    All right, so with that out of the way, let's get this party resumed shall we?

    To start this round off, Ragnarok starts off with a rather clever move if I say so myself. He starts to glow with electricity, then quickly ram the Conkeldurr. Puncha, listening to his master's advice, decides to block Ragnarok's path of escape. It succeeds in delaying him from switching for the rest of the round. However, I don't think it had deadfox's intended effect, as the IRC conversation I posted above illustrates.

    The next action is a bit more exciting, with Ragnarok glowing a brilliant white and dazzling Puncha. That Dazzling Gleam has gotta hurt. But Puncha doesn't take this lying down, and slams Ragnarok with enough power to break bricks. That Brick Break must've really hurt, but Ragnarok is still standing quite well.

    Finally, we pretty much have a repeat of the first action. Ragnarok charges itself with electricity and rams Puncha, and Puncha attempts to follow up with another Block, but it does nothing this time. It seems this might've been a tactical error, as it would've worked best had deadfox just put down "only do this once". With a flash, Ragnarok is returned to his trainer's side.

    This round fared quite poorly for Deadfox, not only did he accidentally do a lot less damage than he intended, but Stratagem got away thanks to a rather silly mechanic. Rickheg is certainly smiling with delight this round, but he has to send out a Pokemon and order against a Conkeldurr, no easy task.

    Calculations (open)

    Action One:
    Stratagem used Volt Switch
    To Crit: [1=yes]=14=No
    Damage: [7+3+4.5]=14.5
    [11.5 Damage C] [-5 Energy S]
    -2 HP S

    Conkeldurr used Block
    Stratagem was prevented from switching...sorta
    [-6 Energy C]

    Action Two:
    Stratagem used Dazzling Gleam
    To Crit: [1=Yes]=15=No
    Damage: [8+3+4.5]*1.5=23.25
    [23.25 Damage S] [-6 Energy S]
    -2 HP S

    Conkeldurr used Brick Break
    To Crit: [1=Yes]=8=No
    Damage: [8+2+3+4.5]*1.5=26.25
    [26.25 Damage C] [-5 Energy C]

    Action Three:
    Stratagem used Volt Switch
    To Crit: [1=Yes]=15=No
    [14.5 Damage C] [-5 Energy S]
    -2 HP S

    Conkeldurr used Block
    Nothing happened
    [-6 Energy C]

    Totals:
    Stratagem: 32 Damage, -16 Energy
    Conkeldurr: 52 Damage, -17 Energy


    Team Rickheg:
    Bench (open)

    [​IMG]
    Surt (Pyroak)
    HP: 55
    EN: 11
    Atk: Rank 4(+)
    Def: Rank 4 (5)
    SpA: Rank 3
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 52(-)
    Size Class: 4
    Weight Class: 5
    Base Rank Total: 20
    Item: Rare Candy

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    Ragnarok (Stratagem)
    HP: 68
    EN: 84
    Atk: Rank 1(-)
    Def: Rank 3
    SpA: Rank 6(+)
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 130
    Size Class: 2
    Weight Class: 3
    Base Rank Total: 21
    Item: Life Orb
    Other: None

    ___________________
    Team deadfox:
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    Puncha (Conkeldurr)
    HP: 50
    EN: 64
    Atk: Rank 6 (+)
    Def: Rank 3
    SpA: Rank 1 (-)
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 45
    Size Class: 3
    Weight Class: 4
    Base Rank Total: 19
    Item: Expert Belt
    Other: None

    Bench (open)

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    Psycha (Reuniclus)
    HP: 65
    EN: 54
    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
    Item: Focus Sash


    Turn order:
    rickheg sends out new Pokemon and orders
    deadfox081 orders
    I ref
  18. rickheg

    rickheg

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    Remember, Pyroak had Regenerator when he was switched out. That should mean 10 more HP for him. Also, Reuniclus gained 3 HP switching out?

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    This may be the opening we need! And while beating a Conkeldurr is no simple feat, having super effective STAB helps.

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    Mystic the Gallade @ Expert Belt takes the field.

    Which paths lead to victory and which ones lead to defeat are still unclear. I hope to rectify this.

    Psychic > Dazzling Gleam > Psychic
    IF Bide A1, replace actions with Substitute (15 HP) > Light Screen > Psychic
    IF Dig, Earthquake
  19. deadfox081

    deadfox081

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    "It would be totally fitting for my ASB career if a minor mechanics nuance sees me losing this match, but in the mean time Puncha you can play some stall of your own while we work on a better match up."

    Detect > Knock Off > Detect
  20. Maxim

    Maxim

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    Team Rickheg:
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    Mystic (Gallade)
    HP: 100
    EN: 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
    Item: Expert Belt
    Other: None

    Bench (open)

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    Surt (Pyroak)
    HP: 65
    EN: 11
    Atk: Rank 4(+)
    Def: Rank 4 (5)
    SpA: Rank 3
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 52(-)
    Size Class: 4
    Weight Class: 5
    Base Rank Total: 20
    Item: Rare Candy

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    Ragnarok (Stratagem)
    HP: 68
    EN: 84
    Atk: Rank 1(-)
    Def: Rank 3
    SpA: Rank 6(+)
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 130
    Size Class: 2
    Weight Class: 3
    Base Rank Total: 21
    Item: Life Orb
    Other: None

    ___________________
    Team deadfox:
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    Puncha (Conkeldurr)
    HP: 50
    EN: 64
    Atk: Rank 6 (+)
    Def: Rank 3
    SpA: Rank 1 (-)
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 45
    Size Class: 3
    Weight Class: 4
    Base Rank Total: 19
    Item: Expert Belt
    Other: None

    Bench (open)

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    Psycha (Reuniclus)
    HP: 68
    EN: 54
    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
    Item: Focus Sash


    Round 5: Stalling Tactics

    Welcome back everybody! Last round we saw deadfox make a slight mechanics blunder that could have a huge impact in this match. Can he come back from his misstep?

    Rickheg, using his Volt Switch to his advantage, switches in Mystic the Gallade! Well, deadfox definitely knows that this isn't an advantageous matchup in the slightest, so he orders Puncha to prepare to dodge any attacks. I don't know how this is going to work, but Mystic starts glowing purple in preparation to launch a Psychic attack! As if that wasn't enough, it looks like Mystic is aiming for a weak spot! However, Puncha...decides the punch the pulse away? Well I guess he's earned his name, though I bet that Detect had something to do with it!

    Unfazed, Mystic continues the offensive with a sudden flash of white light. Puncha has no further recourse to dodge this attack, so he takes the Dazzling Gleam up front, and doesn't suffer too much damage from it. I kinda have to wonder why rickheg didn't just use Psycho Cut here, but who am I to judge? Puncha retaliates by slapping Mystic...with a slab of concrete! The force from the attack seems to have Knocked Off Mystic's Expert Belt, and did some nice damage besides!

    Alas, the next actions result in roughly the same situation we had at the beginning: Puncha starts to Detect attacks, while Mystic launches another Psychic pulse which gets punched away. It seems deadfox is trying to stall Mystic so that he can order first and initiate a switch phase.

    As we conclude this round, it seems deadfox has successfully stalled rickheg out of a Puncha ko, but Puncha had to spend a lot of energy to deflect those blows. That said, I think deadfox has successfully damage controlled his mistake, so it's anyone's game right now. Stay tuned to see what happens next!

    Calculations (open)

    Action One:
    Conkeldurr used Detect
    It was protected from attacks!

    Gallade used Psychic
    To Crit: [1=Yes]=1=Yes
    To Drop Stat: Protected
    Damage: [6+4+2+3+3-1.5]*1.5=24.75
    But Conkeldurr was Protected!
    [-6 Energy G]

    Conkeldurr's Detect wore off
    Energy: [7+24.75/2.5]-1=15.9
    [-15.9 Energy C]

    Action Two:
    Gallade used Dazzling Gleam
    To Crit: [1=yes]=5=No
    Damage: [8+2-1.5]*1.5=12.75
    [12.75 Damage C] [-6 Energy G]

    Conkeldurr used Knock Off
    Item?: Yes
    To Crit: [1=yes]=3=No
    Damage: [10+4.5]=14.5
    [14.5 Damage G] [-7 Energy C]

    Action Three:
    Conkeldurr used Detect
    It was protected from attacks!

    Gallade used Psychic
    To Crit: [1=yes]=12=No
    To Drop Stat: Protected
    Damage: [6+4+3-1.5]*1.5=17.25
    But Conkeldurr was Protected!
    [-6 Energy G]

    Conkeldurr's Detect wore off!
    Energy: [7+17.25/2.5]-1=12.9
    [-12.9 Energy C]

    Totals:
    Gallade: 15 Damage, -18 Energy
    Conkeldurr: 13 Damage, -36 Energy


    Team Rickheg:
    [​IMG]
    Mystic (Gallade)
    HP: 85
    EN: 82
    Atk: Rank 5
    Def: Rank 3
    SpA: Rank 2(-)
    SpD: Rank 4
    Spe: 92(+)
    Size Class: 3
    Weight Class: 4
    Base Rank Total: 21
    Item: None
    Other: None

    Bench (open)

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    Surt (Pyroak)
    HP: 65
    EN: 11
    Atk: Rank 4(+)
    Def: Rank 4 (5)
    SpA: Rank 3
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 52(-)
    Size Class: 4
    Weight Class: 5
    Base Rank Total: 20
    Item: Rare Candy

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    Ragnarok (Stratagem)
    HP: 68
    EN: 84
    Atk: Rank 1(-)
    Def: Rank 3
    SpA: Rank 6(+)
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 130
    Size Class: 2
    Weight Class: 3
    Base Rank Total: 21
    Item: Life Orb
    Other: None

    ___________________
    Team deadfox:
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    Puncha (Conkeldurr)
    HP: 37
    EN: 28
    Atk: Rank 6 (+)
    Def: Rank 3
    SpA: Rank 1 (-)
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 45
    Size Class: 3
    Weight Class: 4
    Base Rank Total: 19
    Item: Expert Belt
    Other: None

    Bench (open)

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    Psycha (Reuniclus)
    HP: 65
    EN: 54
    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
    Item: Focus Sash


    Turn order:
    deadfox081 orders
    rickheg orders
    I ref
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2014
  21. deadfox081

    deadfox081

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    "Okay Puncha good recovery! Now to see what Psycha can do to this thing..."

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    Switch Phase: Conkeldurr out, Reuniclus in
    Counterswitch?
  22. rickheg

    rickheg

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    Yes, as a matter of fact, I will.

    Ragnarok the Stratagem returns to the field.

    Ominous Wind > Shadow Ball > Ominous Wind
    IF Focus Blast, Double Team (3 clones), only once
    IF successful P/E, Calm Mind
  23. deadfox081

    deadfox081

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    "It might make you a bit of a sitting duck Psycha, but at least we can rid ourselves of one of his scarier team members."

    Energy Ball > Gyro Ball + Gyro Ball > Cool (Gyro Ball + Gyro Ball)
  24. Maxim

    Maxim

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    Team Rickheg:
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    Ragnarok (Stratagem)
    HP: 68
    EN: 84
    Atk: Rank 1(-)
    Def: Rank 3
    SpA: Rank 6(+)
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 130
    Size Class: 2
    Weight Class: 3
    Base Rank Total: 21
    Item: Life Orb
    Other: None

    Bench (open)

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    Surt (Pyroak)
    HP: 65
    EN: 11
    Atk: Rank 4(+)
    Def: Rank 4 (5)
    SpA: Rank 3
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 52(-)
    Size Class: 4
    Weight Class: 5
    Base Rank Total: 20
    Item: Rare Candy

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    Mystic (Gallade)
    HP: 85
    EN: 82
    Atk: Rank 5
    Def: Rank 3
    SpA: Rank 2(-)
    SpD: Rank 4
    Spe: 92(+)
    Size Class: 3
    Weight Class: 4
    Base Rank Total: 21
    Item: None
    Other: None

    ___________________
    Team deadfox:
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    Psycha (Reuniclus)
    HP: 65
    EN: 54
    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
    Item: Focus Sash

    Bench (open)

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    Puncha (Conkeldurr)
    HP: 37
    EN: 28
    Atk: Rank 6 (+)
    Def: Rank 3
    SpA: Rank 1 (-)
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 45
    Size Class: 3
    Weight Class: 4
    Base Rank Total: 19
    Item: Expert Belt
    Other: None


    Round 6: Heavy Offense

    Welcome back viewers! Last round we witnessed Puncha successfully stalling Mystic, allowing deadfox to send Psycha the Reuniclus back in! However, rickheg responds by sending in Ragnarok the Stratagem. How will this match play out?

    Well, both teams start off on the offensive. Ragnarok attacks by whipping up an Ominous looking Wind and sending it at Psycha! Psycha takes a lot of damage, but that Focus Sash and the Overcoat have helped soften the blow a bit. Unfortunately, that focus sash has become useless now as Psycha has been knocked below half of it's hit points. That said, Psycha doesn't seem too phazed by this, and uses the natural energies in the field to send an Energy Ball Ragnarok's way. That seems to have dealt some pretty good damage, but at this rate Ragnarok's going to be ahead in the damage race. What could deadfox possibly be planning?

    Hmm, I definitely see that Reuniclus of his planning something. In the meantime though, Ragnarok uses more shadow energy to send a Ball of Shadows at Psycha, dealing a lot more damage thanks to that Focus Sash being gone. However, Psycha starts winding up...woah is that what I think it is? Yep it certainly is, Psycha is spinning around and around and then suddenly nails Ragnarok! That Gyromaniac Ball combo sends Ragnarok flying, and it crashes into the wall, then drops down with a thump. It seems that Ragnarok has fainted, officially putting Deadfox in the lead 3-2!

    That said, I'm not sure this was as good of an idea as he was hoping. Yes Ragnarok is down, but Psycha is clearly tired from that attack, and it's going first no less! Meanwhile rickheg has ample opportunity to set up and take out Psycha for good, so I think this move has translated into a tradeoff. Still, deadfox does have the advantage of a full hp Pokemon still in reserve, so I think he's still ahead because of this move. Stay tuned to find out what happens next!

    Calculations (open)

    Action One:
    Stratagem used Ominous Wind
    To Crit: [1=Yes]=6=No
    To Raise Stats: [10>= Yes]=16=No
    Damage: [6-2-1+4.5+3+3]*1.5=20.25
    [20.25 Damage R] [2 Damage S] [-5 Energy S]

    Reuniclus used Energy Ball
    To Crit: [1=Yes]=11=No
    To Drop Stat: [10>= Yes]=21=No
    Damage: [9+3]*1.5=18
    [18 Damage S] [-7 Energy R]

    Action Two:
    Stratagem used Shadow Ball
    To Crit: [1=yes]=15=No
    To Drop Stat: [20>= Yes]=48=No
    Damage: [8-1+4.5+3]*1.5=21.75
    [21.75 Damage R] [2 Damage S] [-6 Energy S]

    Reuniclus used Gyromaniac Ball
    BAP: [5+(130-26)/10]*2.25=15*2.25=33.75
    Energy: [7+11]*1.75=31.5
    To Crit: [1=Yes]=9=No
    Damage: [33.75+1.5]*1.5=52.875
    [52.875 Damage S] [-31.5 Energy R]
    Stratagem fainted!

    Totals:
    Reuniclus: 42 Damage, -39 Energy
    Stratagem: 75 Damage, -11 Energy


    Team Rickheg:
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    Ragnarok (Stratagem)
    HP: KO
    EN: 73
    Atk: Rank 1(-)
    Def: Rank 3
    SpA: Rank 6(+)
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 130
    Size Class: 2
    Weight Class: 3
    Base Rank Total: 21
    Item: Life Orb
    Other: None

    Bench (open)

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    Surt (Pyroak)
    HP: 65
    EN: 11
    Atk: Rank 4(+)
    Def: Rank 4 (5)
    SpA: Rank 3
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 52(-)
    Size Class: 4
    Weight Class: 5
    Base Rank Total: 20
    Item: Rare Candy

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    Mystic (Gallade)
    HP: 85
    EN: 82
    Atk: Rank 5
    Def: Rank 3
    SpA: Rank 2(-)
    SpD: Rank 4
    Spe: 92(+)
    Size Class: 3
    Weight Class: 4
    Base Rank Total: 21
    Item: None
    Other: None

    ___________________
    Team deadfox:
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    Psycha (Reuniclus)
    HP: 23
    EN: 15
    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
    Item: Focus Sash
    Other: Cooldown (1A)

    Bench (open)

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    Puncha (Conkeldurr)
    HP: 37
    EN: 28
    Atk: Rank 6 (+)
    Def: Rank 3
    SpA: Rank 1 (-)
    SpD: Rank 3
    Spe: 45
    Size Class: 3
    Weight Class: 4
    Base Rank Total: 19
    Item: Expert Belt
    Other: None


    Turn order:
    rickheg sends in next Pokemon
    deadfox081 orders
    rickheg orders
    I ref
  25. rickheg

    rickheg

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    Shit. I've basically already lost. But like I said when I posted my team, I'm gonna give you the biggest headache I can.

    Mystic the Gallade in.

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