Rediamond does not walk in confidently, as he mutters "This was a really bad idea." It only is with an attitude like that! Surely Kaxtar is a bit nervous too, but he doesn't look it as he prepares for the fight with his fighters. Arena and Rules (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Arena and Rules (open) Arena and Rules (close) Japanese Zen Boxing Arena (go with it...) 4v4 Doubles, Items ON, No Switch, Two Abilities, 5 Chills/3 Recoveries per Pokemon, 2 Substitutions (Old style, IF->THEN on one action), Positioning ON (only need to specify if it effects the Pokemon's innate STAB bonus), Coinflip Turn Order -Inside so no Thunder allowed, little light from skylights -No weather allowed sans Sunny Day becuase indoors -Low ceiling prevents Fly/Sky Drop from being used -Rowdy spectators are making tons of noise and cause Psychic move users to lose focus and thus reduce the BP of Psychic moves by 3 -Natural usable elements include: Polished titanium circular boxing ring, water moat (10 feet deep) around arena, floating island gardens, rustic dirt floor, decorative Japanese black rocks, antique parabolic torches (think Olympics) -The entire arena, although varied in components, is roughly a cramped 40-foot diameter circle and thus activates Fighting's "Increased senses in close combat." This boost is codified as a +1 Accuracy stage boost and +4 (Final) Speed stat, and applies to other types (Steels get the same boost in the boxing ring, Water in the moat, Ground on the floor, Grass in the gardens, Fire on the torches, Rock in the rock gardens). I can't tell if I like this arena for its beauty or its versatility in environments for battling. Now, let's keep getting closer to the start of the match! The Gym leader's team: I would find the average moves per mon but I'm just too lazy. In any case, it's certainly enough for Rediamond to be a bit concerned about! And here is Rediamond's team: An average of about 44 moves per mon, pretty damn good! They all look pretty ready to kick some kung-fu-knowing ass! This looks like it should be a close battle! Who will come out on top? How much will the arena affect the outcome of the match? Who shall prove to be the more skilled battler? Let's find out right now! It seems I gotta flip a coin to see who will send out Pokemon first; fortunately I always have a couple of quarters in my pocket. Heads for the leader, tails for the challenger: RNG (<=500=heads): 6/1000 Kaxtar sends out two Pokemon and equips items Rediamond sends out two Pokemon, equips items, and orders Kaxtar orders I ref Let's get do battle already!