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Discussion [CAP ASB] Test Battle: Deck Knight vs. Alchemator (Ref: smashlloyd20)

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  1. Deck Knight

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    Hello everyone and welcome to the test battle of CAP ASB. This will be a shortened version of a real match to determine if the system has any fatal implementation flaws or difficulties in interpretation etc.

    Match Over. Please Comment.

    For this match, two Pokemon have been procured. These are Pokemon as they would exist after 3 battles in the system where each have earned 3 KOs Zantetsuken has applied 2 KO counters to it's Dream Counter and 1 to its Move Counter. Migdar Zolom has applied 1 to it's Dream Counter and 2 to it's Move Counter. Both have applied all available Move Counters (3 from 3 Battles) to Level-Up moves (which cost 1 MC each).

    Meet Zantetsuken and Midgar Zolom!

    Zantetsuken (open)

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    Zantetsuken (M) Jolly
    Item: Cheri Berry (Cures Paralysis twice.)

    MC: 0
    DC: 5/5 (UNLOCKED)

    Type: Normal
    Normal: Normal STAB; Bite, Claw Sharpen, Crunch, Dig, Double Kick, Hammer Arm, Iron Tail, Rain Dance, Rock Smash, Shadow Claw, Sunny Day, Wild Charge have Energy Cost reduced by one (1).

    Stats:
    Jolly: A 15% increase (rounded up) in Base Speed and a +5% increase in accuracy (e.g. 85 becomes 90) on this Pokemon's attacks; Special Attack reduced by *.

    HP: 100
    Atk: ****
    Def: ***
    SpA: **
    SpD: ***
    Spe: 104

    Abilities:
    Immunity: (Innate) This Pokemon’s body has an immensely strong immune response to venom and does not take poison damage when Poisoned. Toxic Poisoning will not do damage, however it will continue getting more severe.
    Poison Rampage (DW) (UNLOCKED): (Innate) This Pokemon's body can use toxins as a catalyst to increase its strength. When poisoned, it does two (2) more damage with all physical attacks.

    Attacks:
    Scratch
    Leer
    Quick Attack
    Swords Dance
    Fury Cutter
    Slash
    Pursuit
    Crush Claw
    Taunt
    Detect
    Close Combat
    Counter
    Fury Swipes
    Night Slash
    Hone Claws
    Toxic
    Dig



    Midgar Zolom (open)

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    Midgar Zolom (M) Brave
    Item: Mental Herb (Removes the effects of Attract, Disable, Encore, Taunt, and Torment twice.)

    MC: 0
    DC: 4/5 (LOCKED)

    Type: Poison
    Poison: Poison STAB; immunity to Poison/Toxic, see and breathe through smog/smokescreens uninhibited. Dasutodasu, Muk, and Weezing inflict Toxic Poisoning with Solid/Liquid/Gaseous Poison attacks (respectively), Wrap and Glare have Energy Cost reduced by one (1).

    Stats:
    Brave: Attack increased by *; A 15% decrease (rounded down) in Base Speed and a +5% increase in accuracy (e.g. 85 becomes 90) on an opponent's attacks.

    HP: 100
    Atk: *****
    Def: ***
    SpA: ****
    SpD: ***
    Spe: 56

    Abilities:
    Sked Skin: (Innate) This Pokemon regularly sheds its skin and any impurities contained in its body. If afflicted with a status condition, this Pokemon has a 33% chance of removing all status conditions at the end of a round.
    Slip Through (DW) (LOCKED): (Innate) Through a combination of speed and cunning this Pokemon easily gets around Light Screen, Reflect, and Safeguard with all of its attacks.

    Attacks:
    Wrap
    Lick
    Bite
    Poison Tail
    Screech
    Glare
    Poison Fang
    Haze
    Venom Shock
    Wring Out
    Coil
    Iron Tail
    Punishment
    Switcheroo
    Poison Jab
    Flamethrower
    Earthquake


    As this is the test battle, the ground rules will be set by me. Here is the battle format:

    1vs 1 Single Battle
    DQ Time: 1 Day
    Restricted Moves: 2 uses of Direct Recovery moves (Rest/Recover) / 5 Chills (Restore 10% Energy)

    Arena: Indigo Stadium

    Indigo Stadium is a basic competitive arena with no special effects. The sides of the arena has tiny grates with water running underneath, and the soil is hard and covered with a light element of sand to allow moves like Dig and Earthquake. Trees line the sides of the field as well.

    Round 1: Deck Knight Selects Pokemon and Attacks First

    Clauses:

    Switch = KO
    All Abilities Active
    Items Enabled


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    First Attack:

    To begin this match, I, Deck Knight, select Zantetsuken.

    Zantetsuken, Start with Taunt to wear down MZ's Mental Herb. Then spin around and use Swords Dance. Finish this round with Crush Claw!

    If Midgar Zolom uses Glare after the first action, change your action to Taunt.

    Taunt ~ Swords Dance ~ Crush Claw

    Sub Taunt if MZ Glares.
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    I'm not going to let this happen (open)
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    If he's going to start off on the offensive then we should nip that in the bud. Use Haze as he Taunts, which is negated by the Mental Herb. As he uses Swords Dance boost your own stats with Coil. Take the hit from Crush Claw and then smack him away with Punishment.

    Haze ~ Coil ~ Punishment
  3. smashlloyd20

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    Round 1: I can't see!

    YEAH LETS GET IT OOOON

    Alright, today we've got the first battle of the newly formed CAP Anime Style Battling League. Facing off will be two newcomers to this league.

    Duh.

    In one corner, Deck Knight, facing off against Alchemator. For his first (and only) Pokemon, Deck sends out a Zangoose named Zantetsuken. Here's his stats:


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    For his part, Alchemator throws out a Seviper named Midgar Zolom. Stats:


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    Let's take a look at the arena. Because we all love data.

    And just to round it out, the clauses on as well.

    Now, let's get to the actual battle!

    Zantetsuken starts off the battle by getting right in Midgar Zolom's face, Taunting it into a blind rage. That's when Midgar Zolom's Mental Herb activates, refreshing its state of mind. All better, the Seviper spews a cloud of Haze, obscuring it from its foe. Zantetsuken takes no notice however, spinning into a Swords Dance. Fully boosted, it begins to hunt through the fog for Midgar Zolom. Zolom, in the center of the fog, takes the free time and begins to Coil its body tightly. By this time Zantetsuken has located its opponent, and strikes it savagely with a glowing Crush Claw. The energy penetrates the Seviper's skin partially, lowering its Defense. The snake gets up and fumes about the Zangoose's large stat boost. It then smashes into Zangoose with a Punisment, surrounded by a dark aura of jealousy.

    We all know I love stats, so...

    Zantetsuken
    Health: 85
    Energy: 82
    Boosts: +2 Attack
    Other: Item fully intact

    Midgar Zolom
    Health: 86
    Energy: 78
    Boosts: +1 Attack, +1 Accuracy
    Other: one Mental Herb use left.

    They're about three feet apart, close up. Haze still might make it hard for Zantetsuken to see.

    Alch, you're first order. Go!
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    Ok we can still get this. Back away slowly, keeping your eyes on Zantetsuken constantly. If he rushes forward, reply with Wrap and then Poison Fang. If he stays back, continuing moving backward and use Flamethrower.

    Wrap ~ Poison Fang
    or if he doesn't come close
    Flamethrower
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    Alright Zantetsuken, time to get a little creative. Stay exactly where you are, and create a Toxic cloud aimed at... yourself! The aim is to activate your ability Zantetsuken, so concentrate and stay in place.

    I'm sure this action will take Midgar Zolom by surprise a bit, so use your oponing to Dig and advance on it from below. When you come up, strike it hard, let your blood feud flow into your attack. Then dive below again with another Dig and hit it again.

    Toxic (on self) ~ Dig ~ Dig
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    Round 2: Underground Round

    Zantetsuken starts off the round with a strange manuver, emitting a cloud of Toxic around himself. The poison seeps in slowly, infecting him with a lethal toxin. His body begins working overtime, his Poison Heal ability increasing his physical strength. Meanwhile, Midgar Zolom, seeing that Zantetsuken isn't advancing, fires a Flamethrower at the Zangoose, knocking him back a bit.

    Zantetsuken then gets back up, and Digs under the ground. It burrows its way over to Midgar Zolom, and pops out of the ground under it and attacks with all its natural hatred of Seviper behind it. Before the Seviper can react, its dives back under the ground and Digs under Midgar Zolom again. It then leaps out of the ground again, hitting Midgar Zolom with another super-effective strike.

    Stats:
    Zantetsuken
    Health: 72
    Energy: 65
    Boosts: +1 Attack, +2 damage to all physical attacks
    Status: Toxic
    Other: Item fully intact


    Midgar Zolom
    Health: 48
    Energy: 71
    Boosts: None
    Status: None
    Other: one Mental Herb use left.

    About five feet apart. Not much haze left.
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    Excellent work Zantetsuken.

    Start this round off with Crush Claw.

    Then it all depends on what Midgar Zolom does.

    If it Wraps you up, use Detect + Dig to get out of it and strike the serpent from below again. You should be able to avoid whatever attack it tries to use after to Wraps you up.

    Otherwise use Hone Claws and disrupt MZ's movements with Fury Swipes!

    Crush Claw ~ Hone Claws ~ Fury Swipes

    On the second action, Use Detect + Dig if Zangoose was wrapped the first action.
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    We're in a bit of a tight spot, but I'm not letting this kind of cautious play slide. Use Wrap to bait that Detect + Dig combo, then Earthquake him to death as he's below the ground. Finish up with a powerful Venom Shock!

    Wrap ~ Earthquake ~ Venom Shock
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    Round 3: Anti-Underground Round

    Zantetsuken starts out on the offensive, rushing forward and delivering a glowing Crush Claw to Midgar Zolom. The white energy once again penetrates the Seviper's skin, dropping its Defense. Midgar Zolom quickly rushes forward and Wraps Zantetsuken up in its body, squeezing it powerfully. Zantetsuken begins a Detect, focusing intensely and quickly escaping from Midgar Zolom's grasp and. Then it begins Digging under the serpent once more, hoping to get in yet another super-effective attack.

    But Midgar Zolom has other plans, slamming its tail onto the ground and triggering an Earthquake...right where Zantetsuken is, directly under it. Dazed, the Zangoose emerges from the ground several feet to the side of Midgar Zolom, missing its target entirely. Midgar Zolom decides to take advantage of the opening, spitting a Venom Shock directly at the helpless Zangoose.

    Stats:
    Zantetsuken
    Health: 31
    Energy: 47
    Boosts: +2 damage to all physical attacks
    Status: Toxic
    Other: Item fully intact


    Midgar Zolom
    Health: 34
    Energy: 54
    Boosts: None
    Status: None
    Other: one Mental Herb use left.

    Haze is all gone. They're around eight feet apart, and Zantetsuken is slightly dazed.
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    Oki dokey that round went rather well. Hi-five!

    Wait, never mind...

    Right, this is where things start to get tricky, almost literally. Start out with a Switcheroo - you should be able to get it off without much of a hitch due to Zantetsuken being dazed. Then, you guessed it, Glare that nasty ferret. Follow this up with a Venom Shock. If he decides to use Taunt or look away or tries to use Dig again to catch you by surprise, use Earthquake in place of Glare.

    Switcheroo ~ Glare ~ Venom Shock
    Or if he Taunts or looks away or uses Dig to prevent Glare
    Switcheroo ~ Earthquake ~ Venom Shock
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    Zantetsuken, time to finish this.

    Gather yourself together and begin with another Crush Claw. Then use Detect to avoid whatever action Seviper tries in its middle action, you should be able to avoid both Glare and Earthquake with some swift movement. Finish the round with another Crush Claw.

    Crush Claw ~ Detect ~ Crush Claw
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    Round 4: Crush!

    Midgar Zolom quickly darts toward Zantetsuken, and Switcheroos their items before the ferret can react. Pulling itself together, Zantetsuken swipes at Midgar Zolom with another glowing Crush Claw, knocking it back. Midgar Zolom gets up and sharply Glares at Zanetsuken, who Detects the attack in advance and dodges out of the Seviper's sight with incredible speed.

    The Seviper spits another Venom Shock at Zantetsuken, who reels a little bit from the attack but gets back up and slashes Midgar Zolom with another Crush Claw.

    Stats:
    Zantetsuken
    Health: 11
    Energy: 30
    Boosts: +2 damage to all physical attacks
    Status: Toxic
    Other: one mental herb use left


    Midgar Zolom
    Health: 6
    Energy: 34
    Boosts: None
    Status: None
    Other: item intact

    They're about four feet apart, not much else to say.
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    It was a hard fought battle Zantetsuken, but it's time to end this.

    Finish this up at lightning speed with a Quick Attack. Seviper should be weak enough to succumb. If it isn't finish with Slash.

    Quick Attack ~ Quick Attack ~ Quick Attack

    Or Slash if QA won't KO.
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    Well this is worth a shot.

    Use Screech to disrupt his attacks, and capitalise on this by using Glare to stop him. Then finish with a Venom Shock.

    Screech ~ Glare ~ Venom Shock
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    Round 5: Game Over

    Zantetsuken rushes toward Midgar Zolom with a Quick Attack and slams into it head-on before the Seviper can respond. The snake lets out a low groan and slumps to the ground, defeated.

    Deck Knight has won!

    Good game, guys.
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    Alright, so here's how the rewards break down:

    Referee:

    smashlloyd20:

    Reffed a 1vs1 Singles match, earning him 1 Ref Token.

    Refs can claim thier payment as soon as they post the final round that knocks out the last Pokemon.

    Battlers:

    Deck Knight:

    Deck Knight engaged in a battle, so his Trainer Counter goes up by 2.

    Zantetsuken already earned its DW Ability and has no Evolutions, so Zangoose gains No Evolution Counters, no Dream Counters, and 1 Move Counter.

    Deck Knight earned 1 KO in the match, so he can apply his KO Bonus to either Zantetsuken's Move Counter or to his own Trainer Counter.

    Deck Knight can claim his bonuses after the final round has been posted. If he applies his KO Bonus to Zantetsuken's Move Counter, it increases to 2. Deck Knight can then choose 2 Level-Up moves or a BW TM to add to Zantetsuken's movepool, or simply stockpile Move Counters for another time.

    Deck Knight can also purchase any item with an Item Cost equal to or less than his Trainer Counters.

    ex:

    Alchemator:

    Alchemator engaged in a battle, so his Trainer Counter goes up by 2.

    Midgar Zolom has not yet earned its DW Ability and has no Evolutions, so Seviper gains No Evolution Counters, 1 Dream Counter, and 1 Move Counter. Since Seviper's Dream Counters increased from 4 to 5, Alchemator can choose to unlock Seviper's Dream World Ability when he claims his rewards.

    Alchemator can claim his bonuses after the final round has been posted. It should include whether he wants to unlock Seviper's DW Ability or not. Since Midgar Zolom recieved a Move Counter for participating in battle, it can learn a Level-up Move or stockpile it or another match.

    Alchemator can also purchase any item with an Item Cost equal to or less than his Trainer Counters.

    ex:

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    Non-battlers may now post their impressions, observations, etc.
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    This is probably a silly question, but... what happened to Seviper's Coil boosts? And why didn't Zangoose's Crush Claw lower Seviper's Defence the second time?

    I haven't read the rules, so maybe I'm missing something?
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    Stages revert back to normal (+0) over time rather than being permanent like in the cartridge. Furthermore stat boosts/drops gained on the first action of a round are reduced towards 0 at the end of the third action, so Zangoose's Crush Claw in Round 3 lowered Seviper's Defense, but because it was on the first action the drop was removed at the end of the third action of that round. Since Zangoose's Dig never hit, there was no effect on damage that round.
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    Cool. I want to see this more often, and I'd love to participate in it as well.
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    Nicely done. Can't wait to get my mon (and also, I'm ready to try my hand at refering)
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    I'm happy to work both side of the screen on this.

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    This was awesome. Is there a compendium of arenas that I missed in the data audit? I can't wait to battle/ref!
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    It was really fun, great job guys!

    And no, there isn't one. iirc whoever selects the arena just makes one up.
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    This was really fun to read. Congrats to you three and everyone who helped setting it up.
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    Suggesting a compilation of arenas. Otherwise, the arena chooser can simply pick a stage with odds in his favor, or a stage that would destroy the opponent.
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