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Little Cup Dark Horse Challenge!

Discussion in 'BW LC' started by Hawkstar, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. cxinlee

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    Pokemon Showdown! username: cxinleegoesboom
    Pokemon: Purrloin
    Ladder standing: 1764

    Purrloin@ Eviolite
    224 Att/224 SpD/60 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    Ability: Prankster
    - Substitute
    - Swagger
    - Foul Play
    - Encore

    This looks interesting, so I'll give it a shot.
    edit: changed alt into cxinleegoesboom
  2. TalkTakesTime

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    Dark Horse Pokemon: Exeggcute
    Current ladder standing: In the hall of fame \o/
    Ladder peak (open)
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    Thanks to Hawkstar for allowing me to sign up for this after I had actually done my laddering. So I started learning LC the week before last having stolen the idea for Exeggcute from dwib. Turns out it's actually really good; it has saved my ass many a time, although it does seem to attract hax from Machop DPunch. Turns out I'm ok at LC too, since I managed to make it to 2056 +- 75. I peaked at 17th on the ladder before losing my last game to Inner Focus Darumakka and DPunch hax, which cost me 22 ACRE, but oh well.

    The team (open)

    Exeggcute @ Oran Berry
    Trait: Harvest
    Level: 5
    EVs: 36 HP / 36 Def / 196 SAtk / 196 Spd
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Giga Drain
    - Psychic
    - Sleep Powder
    - Substitute

    Croagunk @ Eviolite
    Trait: Dry Skin
    Level: 5
    EVs: 212 HP / 28 Atk / 36 Def / 108 SAtk / 116 SDef
    Quiet Nature
    - Fake Out
    - Drain Punch
    - Vacuum Wave
    - Shadow Ball

    Murkrow @ Life Orb
    Trait: Insomnia
    Level: 5
    EVs: 240 Atk / 80 SAtk / 188 Spd
    Naive Nature
    - Drill Peck
    - Sucker Punch
    - Heat Wave
    - Hidden Power [Ground]

    Timburr @ Eviolite
    Trait: Guts
    Level: 5
    EVs: 76 HP / 196 Atk / 156 SDef / 80 Spd
    Adamant Nature
    - Drain Punch
    - Ice Punch
    - Mach Punch
    - Knock Off

    Magnemite @ Eviolite
    Trait: Magnet Pull
    Level: 5
    EVs: 156 HP / 36 Def / 240 SAtk / 76 SDef
    Modest Nature
    - Magnet Rise
    - Volt Switch
    - Flash Cannon
    - Hidden Power [Fire]

    Bronzor @ Eviolite
    Trait: Levitate
    Level: 5
    EVs: 220 HP / 4 Atk / 68 Def / 4 SAtk / 148 SDef / 16 Spd
    Careful Nature
    - Stealth Rock
    - Toxic
    - Flash Cannon
    - Earthquake
  3. Magnemite88

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    Pokemon: Numel (also Shelmet, but that's already been covered)
    Ladder standing: 1479

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    Numel @ Eviolite
    Trait: Simple
    Level: 5
    EVs: 196 Atk / 76 SDef / 236 Spd
    Jolly Nature
    - Flame Charge
    - Earthquake
    - Rock Slide
    - Howl
  4. Electrolyte

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    Pokemon: Meowth
    Ladder standing: none yet

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    Meowth @ Normal Gem
    Trait: Technician
    Level: 5
    EVs: 236 Atk / 76 Def / 196 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Covet
    - Fake Out
    - U-Turn
    - Bite
  5. Axisotaku

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    Over 2 weeks that this hasn't been touched... well I did it with one and two pokemons now to try with 3 pokes.

    PS Username: RockSmash
    Pokemon: Lickitung, Shelmet, Omanyte
    Ladder standing: 1007

    Shelmet @ Eviolite
    Trait: Shell Armor
    Level: 5
    EVs: 116 HP / 156 Def / 236 SDef
    Bold Nature
    - Acid Armor
    - Bug Buzz
    - Spikes
    - Recover

    Lickitung (F) @ Eviolite
    Trait: Own Tempo
    Level: 5
    EVs: 196 HP / 76 Def / 236 SDef
    Careful Nature
    - Wish
    - Protect
    - Dragon Tail
    - Heal Bell

    Omanyte @ Eviolite
    Trait: Swift Swim
    Level: 5
    EVs: 36 Def / 200 SAtk / 236 Spd
    Timid Nature
    - Shell Smash
    - Hydro Pump
    - Ice Beam
    - Hidden Power [Grass]
  6. iss

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    All of those are in the top 50...?
  7. Axisotaku

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    oops was checking the wrong stats
  8. Superpowerdude

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    for may I will be using
    Pokémon: Golett
    Alt: Golett SPD
    Ranking: New Alt

    Golett @ Eviolite
    Trait: Iron Fist
    EVs: 44 HP / 244 Atk / 116 Def / 84 Spd
    Adamant Nature
    - Stealth Rock
    - Earthquake
    - Drain Punch
    - Toxic / Ice Punch
  9. dinodino56

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    Pokemon:Rufflet
    Alt:Scott(RL)
    Ranking:1007

    Ruffles (Rufflet) (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Sheer Force
    Level: 5
    EVs: 252 Atk / 196 SDef / 60 Def
    Adamant Nature
    - Pluck
    - Return
    - Rock Slide/Roost
    - Tailwind
  10. Hollywood

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    dunno if this is still active but
    Smoochum
    alt: Taillow
    Ranking: 7-0 idk my g2

    Smoochum (F) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Forewarn
    Level: 5
    EVs: 240 SAtk / 240 Spd
    Modest Nature
    - Hidden Power [Fire]
    - Psychic
    - Blizzard
    - Trick
  11. GemOftheDay

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    Let's do this, IF it is still active.

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    Pokemon: Voltorb, Omanyte
    rating: 1007


    Voltorb @ Eviolite
    Trait: Soundproof
    Level: 5
    EVs: 196 Spd / 76 SDef / 236 SAtk
    Timid Nature
    - Rain Dance
    - Volt Switch
    - Taunt
    - Hidden Power [Ice]

    Omanyte @ Eviolite
    Trait: Swift Swim
    Level: 5
    EVs: 236 Spd / 196 SAtk / 76 SDef
    Modest Nature
    - Surf
    - Stealth Rock
    - Shell Smash
    - Earth Power
  12. Sweep

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    Pokemon: Omanyte (how the bloody hell is this thing a dark horse, it destroys everything)

    Omanyte @ Life Orb
    Trait: Swift Swim
    Level: 5
    EVs: 240 Spd / 200 SAtk / 68 SDef
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 30 Atk / 30 SAtk / 30 Spd / 13 HP
    - Hidden Power [Fire]
    - Earth Power
    - Hydro Pump
    - Shell Smash

    Rating: 1710 (6-0 so far)...all games were with Omanyte though.
  13. Hawkstar

    Hawkstar Unplug me from this fantasy
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    With all the downtime and whatnot and my own business, this kinda got swept under the rug. Time for a much needed update!

    Because of the lack of hide tags right now, I'm not gonna dump the full list of stats here, so here's the top 50 Pokemon that you aren't allowed to use.

    Code:
    | 1    | Misdreavus        | 30.86922% | 11105  | 24.120% | 9144  | 24.087% |
    | 2    | Mienfoo            | 30.19627% | 11761  | 25.545% | 10099  | 26.603% |
    | 3    | Abra              | 27.13787% | 12063  | 26.201% | 9465  | 24.932% |
    | 4    | Murkrow            | 26.43527% | 9617  | 20.888% | 7535  | 19.849% |
    | 5    | Drilbur            | 25.72258% | 9551  | 20.745% | 7476  | 19.693% |
    | 6    | Scraggy            | 18.91696% | 7698  | 16.720% | 6293  | 16.577% |
    | 7    | Hippopotas        | 16.88066% | 6352  | 13.797% | 6037  | 15.903% |
    | 8    | Lileep            | 15.91138% | 5940  | 12.902% | 4792  | 12.623% |
    | 9    | Snover            | 15.81024% | 5524  | 11.998% | 4390  | 11.564% |
    | 10  | Chinchou          | 15.75098% | 6515  | 14.151% | 5332  | 14.045% |
    | 11  | Staryu            | 13.60294% | 5568  | 12.094% | 4421  | 11.646% |
    | 12  | Magnemite          | 12.41925% | 4877  | 10.593% | 3975  | 10.471% |
    | 13  | Bronzor            | 11.81358% | 5439  | 11.814% | 4709  | 12.404% |
    | 14  | Ferroseed          | 11.41325% | 4885  | 10.610% | 4291  | 11.303% |
    | 15  | Porygon            | 10.63711% | 4357  |  9.464% | 3532  |  9.304% |
    | 16  | Timburr            | 10.12477% | 3801  |  8.256% | 3108  |  8.187% |
    | 17  | Gastly            |  9.21474% | 4601  |  9.993% | 3784  |  9.968% |
    | 18  | Shellder          |  9.07001% | 3997  |  8.682% | 3245  |  8.548% |
    | 19  | Dwebble            |  8.04404% | 3460  |  7.515% | 3048  |  8.029% |
    | 20  | Croagunk          |  7.73506% | 3552  |  7.715% | 2936  |  7.734% |
    | 21  | Aipom              |  7.41637% | 4126  |  8.962% | 3718  |  9.794% |
    | 22  | Axew              |  6.83182% | 3641  |  7.908% | 2763  |  7.278% |
    | 23  | Houndour          |  6.45979% | 3271  |  7.105% | 2640  |  6.954% |
    | 24  | Riolu              |  6.31187% | 2923  |  6.349% | 2363  |  6.225% |
    | 25  | Ponyta            |  6.31052% | 3086  |  6.703% | 2501  |  6.588% |
    | 26  | Tirtouga          |  6.20372% | 2575  |  5.593% | 2053  |  5.408% |
    | 27  | Clamperl          |  5.95222% | 2729  |  5.927% | 2203  |  5.803% |
    | 28  | Drifloon          |  5.81187% | 2551  |  5.541% | 2034  |  5.358% |
    | 29  | Slowpoke          |  5.65591% | 2298  |  4.991% | 1885  |  4.965% |
    | 30  | Larvesta          |  5.63993% | 2374  |  5.156% | 1913  |  5.039% |
    | 31  | Sandshrew          |  5.50517% | 2076  |  4.509% | 1690  |  4.452% |
    | 32  | Cranidos          |  5.00248% | 2694  |  5.851% | 2094  |  5.516% |
    | 33  | Foongus            |  4.85413% | 1938  |  4.209% | 1602  |  4.220% |
    | 34  | Pawniard          |  4.85244% | 2108  |  4.579% | 1723  |  4.539% |
    | 35  | Diglett            |  4.53233% | 2067  |  4.490% | 1747  |  4.602% |
    | 36  | Frillish          |  4.46719% | 2144  |  4.657% | 1839  |  4.844% |
    | 37  | Archen            |  4.46366% | 2491  |  5.411% | 2057  |  5.419% |
    | 38  | Dratini            |  4.44998% | 2529  |  5.493% | 1991  |  5.245% |
    | 39  | Machop            |  4.30937% | 1931  |  4.194% | 1651  |  4.349% |
    | 40  | Koffing            |  4.26186% | 1995  |  4.333% | 1639  |  4.317% |
    | 41  | Elekid            |  3.93393% | 2506  |  5.443% | 2107  |  5.550% |
    | 42  | Onix              |  3.64774% | 2051  |  4.455% | 1770  |  4.662% |
    | 43  | Cottonee          |  3.45816% | 1685  |  3.660% | 1386  |  3.651% |
    | 44  | Lickitung          |  3.35922% | 1602  |  3.480% | 1263  |  3.327% |
    | 45  | Natu              |  3.28542% | 1297  |  2.817% | 1044  |  2.750% |
    | 46  | Taillow            |  3.23656% | 1611  |  3.499% | 1302  |  3.430% |
    | 47  | Cacnea            |  3.17285% | 1812  |  3.936% | 1470  |  3.872% |
    | 48  | Duskull            |  3.15385% | 1676  |  3.640% | 1439  |  3.791% |
    | 49  | Zigzagoon          |  3.09899% | 1544  |  3.354% | 1227  |  3.232% |
    | 50  | Purrloin          |  3.06662% | 1321  |  2.869% | 1140  |  3.003% | 
    If you don't see the Pokemon you want to use here or in the the Hall of Fame, you are free to use it! Any signups from the beginning of July until now are still valid, while those that signed up earlier are going to have to re-sign up. To clarify, GemOfTheDay and Sweep are the two posters from July, so they are signed up, but Sweep needs to pick something besides Omanyte because it is in the hall of fame already.

    Speaking of the hall of fame, I'd also like to congratulate TalkTakesTime and Axisotaku for making it in! They used Natu, Vullaby, and Exeggcute, so these Pokemon are also off-limits this round! Let's get started for July!
  14. Axisotaku

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    FINALY!
    With the 3 dark horse pokemon team that I started last month I finaly broke 1950, although extremely vulnerable to hax the team is quite strong and it proves that some pokemons can do extremely well against the best of lc. So here is the semi-stall team that many people probably hated:

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    Snover @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Snow Warning
    Level: 5
    EVs: 240 SAtk / 240 Spd
    Naive Nature
    - Blizzard
    - Giga Drain
    - Ice Shard
    - Hidden Power [Fire]

    Destroying Sand Teams alone is enough for me but hes also an excellent revenge killer so ya Snover OP.
    [​IMG]
    Shelmet @ Eviolite
    Trait: Shell Armor
    Level: 5
    EVs: 116 HP / 156 Def / 236 SDef
    Bold Nature
    IVs: 30 Atk / 30 SAtk
    - Acid Armor
    - Bug Buzz
    - Spikes
    - Recover

    MVP of the team. He just takes forever to kill. Can switch into and wall any fighting types except stone edge foo (which is rare) and he can live that too if hes full and can get an acid armor in. Combo really well with Hail stall.
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    Mienfoo @ Eviolite
    Trait: Regenerator
    Level: 5
    EVs: 156 HP / 76 Atk / 196 Def / 76 Spd
    Impish Nature
    - Fake Out
    - Drain Punch
    - U-turn
    - Knock Off

    Cookie cutter Mienfoo just one of the best lead even against Missdreavus or Larvesta he just get rid of the Eviolite and even if he gets burned,Heal bell on Lickitung will take care of that. Combo really well with Hail stall.
    [​IMG]
    Drilbur @ Eviolite
    Trait: Mold Breaker
    Level: 5
    EVs: 36 HP / 236 Atk / 212 Spd
    Jolly Nature
    - Earthquake
    - Rock Slide
    - Rapid Spin
    - Stealth Rock

    Needed a spinner cause Snover + Shelmet don't like rocks, opted for this guy since I didnt have an SR yet and needed the electric immunity otherwise volt switch could be way too annoying. The moldbreaker is a bonus, simply awesome against missy/bronzor/sturdy.
    [​IMG]
    Lickitung (F) @ Eviolite
    Trait: Own Tempo
    Level: 5
    EVs: 196 HP / 76 Def / 236 SDef
    Careful Nature
    - Wish
    - Protect
    - Dragon Tail
    - Heal Bell

    The Hax magnet. I lost so many games cause this guy got crit or had too many para hax or missed a dragon tail on a setup...But he is the only thing that can "safely" switch into almost ANYTHING... Abra, Missy, Chinchou, Snover, Staryu, Magnemite, Porygon, Houndour and many more. He can take status effect all day thanks to heal bell (altho he doesn't exactly apreciate t-wave or sleep or frz) but anyways... he is a huge pillar in the team and if he goes down too early the game gets really hard. Combo really well with hail stall and can rack up hazard dmg with Dragon Tail.
    [​IMG]
    Omanyte @ Eviolite
    Trait: Swift Swim
    Level: 5
    EVs: 36 Def / 200 SAtk / 236 Spd
    Timid Nature
    - Shell Smash
    - Surf
    - Ice Beam
    - Hidden Power [Grass]

    My Murkrow switch and setup sweeper, if the Krow end up being life orb (which usually carry hp grass) I have to sacrifice the Lickitung so that the Krow kill himself with recoil dmg and hail. I don't always find room to get him a safe place to smash but at +2 this guy is a beast. Even with only 36 points in defense he is still very tanky being able to take on wild charges from fire types and live to ko back with surf or even smash if you know the other team doesn't have priority move (since you will be very low)

    So that is the team. I loved it and I hated it. I wanted to give up on it more than once, but since I was close I decided not to.
  15. Superpowerdude

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    " I lost so many games cause this guy got crit or had too many para hax " My bad xD

    anyway starting fresh with Budew!
    SPDbudew (1007)

    Dark Horse (Budew) @ Eviolite
    Trait: Natural Cure
    Level: 5
    EVs: 196 HP / 196 Def / 36 SDef / 76 Spd
    Bold Nature
    - Spikes
    - Sleep Powder
    - Giga Drain
    - Rest
  16. Rowan

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    I'd already started laddering with Wynaut+Natu last month but I don't think my deviation was low enough to get in. Anyway, since Natu isn't eligible anymore, I'll start a fresh alt with just wynaut.

    pokemon: wynaut
    alt: will edit in later
    ranking: 1007

    Wynaut @ Oran Berry
    Trait: Shadow Tag
    Level: 5
    EVs: 132 Def / 212 SDef / 92 Spd
    Calm Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Counter
    - Mirror Coat
    - Encore
    - Destiny Bond
  17. Chromatic Art

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    Username: ReflectChingling
    Dark Horse: Chingling
    Current Standing: 1007


    Chingling @ Eviolite
    Trait: Levitate
    Level: 5
    EVs: 236 HP / 116 Def / 116 SDef
    Calm Nature
    - Light Screen
    - Reflect
    - Wish
    - Heal Bell
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2013
  18. kingmidas

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    Pokemon showdown username: KingLeonidas
    Dark Horse: Grimer
    Current standing: 1007 (new alt)

    Grimer @ Eviolite
    Trait: Sticky Hold
    Level: 5
    EVs: 116 HP / 196 Atk / 116 Def / 36 SDef
    Impish Nature
    - Poison Jab
    - Shadow Sneak
    - Fire Punch
    - Pain Split
  19. cxinlee

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    Thanks to don Honchkrowcolene for the idea.
    Pokemon Showdown username: darkhorsestalker
    Dark horse: Seel
    Current ranking: 1007

    Seel @ leftovers
    Trait: Ice Body
    Evs: 236 HP/ 156 Def/116 SpD
    Relaxed Nature
    -Protect
    -Substitute
    -Aqua Ring
    - Blizzard
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2013
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  20. Chieliee

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    going to try suicide lead/utility onix (stealth rock, rock blast, explosion, toxic @custap berry)

    or geodude with sucker punch over toxic

    remoraid lo 4 attacks (hp ground hydro pump fire blast blizzard)
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2013
  21. Superpowerdude

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    forgot about this using this in august if that's ok I am 2-0 atm lol
  22. ZoroarkForever

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    Dark Horse: Solosis
    Current Ranking: 2084 (22-2, all battles were played with Solosis)

    Solosis @ Eviolite
    Trait: Magic Guard
    EVs: 156 HP/ 40 Def/ 240 SAtk/ 40 SDef
    IVs: 30 Def/ 30 SAtk/ 30 SDef/ 2 Spd
    Quiet Nature
    -Psychic
    -Shadow Ball
    -Hidden Power [Fighting]
    -Trick Room

    Working on getting the deviation below 75.
  23. Kingler12345

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    Please post the august top 50 list, gonna edit this post with my three dark horses(THAT'S RIGHT I WANT GOLD :) :) :) )
    EDIT- Ok hawkstar said he'll post the september list august is almost over and the LC open will start fuck yeah
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  24. The Unlucky one

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    idk if you guys want gold, but i'm p sure using 3 GOOD Dark horses is easier than laddering with a sun team. I was already doing this so fuck it
    Pokemon Showdown! Username: sunteam35
    Dark Horse: Bellsprout
    Current Ranking and set: I'll find out
    EDIT:
    do they NEED to be posted so we can actually play DH. the august stats are there anyway

    Also, im doing this anyway so might as well post here
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2013
  25. Kingler12345

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    We gotta wait till september to ladder again
    the august list hasn't been posted

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