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Discussion in 'Warstory Archive' started by TVboyCanti, Dec 31, 2008.
I knew there was a reason empoleon was rising in usage.
What can I say about this warstory that wasn't said already? Great!
Thank Chris is Me for that... but it wasn't for surviving unSTABed Earthquakes :-P. Empoleon is naturally bulky enough to survive all unSTABed SE attacks really...
Empoleon is the shit, straight up. I've used the hell out of SubPetaya Agility Empoleon, and it's pretty much the best striker in the entire game, hands down. Nice to see it in action and put to good use here.
Nice battle and nice warstory. Strange to see no latias in a suspect battle. Empoleon is an excellent switch into latias (I've rarely seen thunderbolt on her), I think that empoleon will see more usage if latias becomes OU.
I think metagross leads lower my IQ like 30 points, I always misplay against them. As for leaving zapdos in against champ, I didn't really see an alternative, with only heatran, ttar and empoleon left, zapdos seemed to be my best match up. I think everyones noticed that this is a team with pure sweeping in mind and has major defensive pitfalls including 4 ground weaks, 3 fighting weaks with no resistances, etc. This was due in large part to replacing my bulky gyarados with empoleon to test empoleons power, which replaced a fighting and ground resist with a fighting ground weakness. However this team has put me at #39 on the leaderboard so I haven't had much incentive to change it. (edit: now #25)
For those who are wondering how to do the hp bars, I eyeballed the percentages and I used the line tool and fill tool in MSpaint. Over, and over again. I spent an hour making all those pics because I didn't know if people would like the battle or not so I wanted to at least impress with a great format.
I think everyone should start using those damn HP charts. Both stories with them were easier to get into and follow than most. Good stuff.
This is pretty much how every battle with Empoleon goes down. Because he's such an awesome low hp "last poke" it also makes warstories more exciting.
Where did you get the HP charts and can I borrow them?
Just amazing how the charts and layout are set. Reading the battle made me feel like I was actually watching the battle as it went on.
I know I commented earlier on this but I wanted to add that I think this warstory is archive material since it is formatted great, well written, and shows off the power of an underrated pokemon in a nail-biting battle. Again, great job TVboyCanti. =)
For everyone who is asking, the health charts used in this and my warstory were made by hand. The face sprites, for me at least, I got copied onto my computer from http://gallery.gtsplus.net (yanmega example). It's simply a matter of making a table and putting the sprites inside.
And I do agree. After having read TVBoyCanti's amazing warstory, the health table really helps keep the reader stay with the battle.
EDIT: Bulbagarden is a much better sprite resource than the one I recommended, as they don't mind hotlinking, unlike GTS+ which give you those annoying Pichus.
I got all my sprites from Bulbagardens wiki, bulbapedia, they have every sprite for every pokemon on their respective articles and are free to use, unlike serebii.
O sweet, thx for the resources, I am going to do a warstory with HP charts when I get a good battle.
LR, BTW, is your Tar carrying the steel resist berry like in ur previous story?
While this was indeed a good warstory, I don't really think it was so awesome as to be archive-worthy. An archive-worthy battle should involve exceptional play on both sides, and this battle fell a bit short of that. The formatting is fantastic and the ending is dramatic, but it was not an exceptionally well-played battle. With no offense intended to either player, I feel that the archive should be held to very high standards.
Hey it was Warstoried :D. Watching the two sweeps was amazingly...scary? Yeah...this match was a good one, and one I'm happy to have watched firsthand. If I didn't say it then, both of you very well-played match. Great match to watch, and I am now tempted to swap my LO Agility Pwnguin for a SubPetaya....
I agree with this, I really don't feel I played well enough for this to be put in the archives. This was just a chance to show off my formatting.
that empoleon is a beast. =D
Something thats been bothering me though is that Empoleon took 95% from Earthquake when it should have only taken max 92%. Anybody know how that happened? 95 instead of 92 means that if I hadn't kept rocks off the field empoleon would have died and I wouldn't have even bothered posting this warstory.
Expert belt on my Tyranitar?
Thanks for clearing that up. I was under the impression your Tar had lum berry. Guess expert belts not worth much.
That was nice. Like the format and commentary. Congras!
Good presentation. One of the best warstories I've read.
Hempoleon: Another one of life's great inventions.
Amazing warstory, my first shoddy team had an Empy that saved my ass more than once.
Excellent warstory :)
[offtopic]Where can I get those pictures that show your and the opponent's
great warstory. everything has been said by everyone else
The pictures can be found at http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Main_Page; just go to the article of the pokemon you want, all the sprites from all the games will be there. The hp bars were done by hand in paint with cut & paste and the line and fill tool, with a good eye for what percentages look like.