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Gen 1 old school warstory: 100 turns of rby

Discussion in 'Ruins of Alph' started by Ruby Soho, May 21, 2009.

  1. Ruby Soho

    Ruby Soho

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    With d/p out, its easy to forget the good old days of rby, with all these new shiny pokemon, tricky rooms, stealthy rocks, exploding whales, some of it is just plain silly. In times like this, its good to go back to your roots. To play a game of red blue yellow, where the mechanics make even less sense, and the little glitches make the competitive scene quirky and refreshingly different.

    So I hopped onto the new net battle and signed onto pmnb, and within 10 minutes squared off against some red battler from the motherland, Soviet Kioko.

    Lately I've been quite taken with a hybrid team I've been running.
    Ruby's Team: Alakazam, Golem, Starmie, Victreebel, Cloyster, and Charizard.

    The concept is simple, Zam, Golem, and Starmie play a defensive game, spreading as much para as possible and taking early hits and status, so that later in the match my wrappers can safely switch in and gain the upper hand, through free switches, slow damage, and other tricks.

    Battle Mode: Red/Blue/Yellow
    Rule: Sleep Clause
    Rule: Freeze Clause
    Rule: Self-KO Clause
    Rule: Battle Timeout
    Rule: Unrated
    Rule: Evasion Clause
    Soviet Kioku vs Ruby. Begin!
    Soviet Kioku sent out Rapist (Lv.100 Gengar)!
    Ruby sent out Alakazam (Lv.100 Alakazam)!


    An all to familiar situation. Kioku leads Gengar, people these days are simply obsessed with its 60% sleep attack, to the point where Zam leads are equally plentiful. The rby metagame seems to go through these phazes, the turn 1 sleep is so important that Gengar leads cause a rise in Alakazam leads. At anyrate Zam is always a solid lead, as he puts pressure on all of the starter sleepers except exeggutor. At any rate, most Gar leads know they aren't OHKO'd by Zam's psychic and some try to go for that crucial sleep attack, however Kioku doesn't want to risk it (understandably) and swiches to Zam's arch nemesis, CHANSEY who shrugs off my psychic taking only 19% damage but Zam will be Zam, and gives me an opportunity to switch to Victreebel on turn 3 for my guaranteed sleep.

    Begin Turn #2
    Alakazam used Psychic!
    (37% damage)
    A critical hit!
    ---------------------------------
    Chansey used Ice Beam!
    (62 damage)
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #2
    Soviet Kioku's Chansey: 44% HP
    Ruby's Alakazam: 251 HP

    Begin Turn #3
    Ruby withdrew Alakazam!
    Ruby sent out Victreebel (Lv.100 Victreebel)!
    ---------------------------------
    Chansey used Softboiled!
    Chansey regained health!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #3
    Soviet Kioku's Chansey: 93% HP
    Ruby's Victreebel: 363 HP

    Begin Turn #4
    Soviet Kioku withdrew Chansey!
    Soviet Kioku sent out Rapist (Lv.100 Gengar)!
    ---------------------------------
    Victreebel used Sleep Powder!
    Gengar fell asleep!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #4
    Soviet Kioku's Gengar: 100% HP (Slp)
    Ruby's Victreebel: 363 HP


    There is an art in rby, that I am trying to learn, as it is especially important on wrap teams, and it is getting a feeling for when enemy chanseys, starmies, and Zams will use thier recover. As if they are paralyzed, it will grant you a free switch to your wrapper of choice. In this case I could take advantage of a 75% guaranteed sleep. As my opponent had no paralized pokemon yet to shrug off the sleep. I was pleasantly surprised he picked Gengar to absorb the status, as the ghost totally walls my Victreebel. Now that hes sleeping, every time he shows up I get an almost free switch.

    Begin Turn #5
    Soviet Kioku withdrew Gengar!
    Soviet Kioku sent out David Blaine (Lv.100 Alakazam)!
    ---------------------------------
    Ruby withdrew Victreebel!
    Ruby sent out Golem (Lv.100 Golem)!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #5
    Soviet Kioku's Alakazam: 100% HP
    Ruby's Golem: 363 HP

    Begin Turn #6
    Soviet Kioku withdrew Alakazam!
    Soviet Kioku sent out Ridin' Spinnas (Lv.100 Starmie)!
    ---------------------------------
    Ruby withdrew Golem!
    Ruby sent out Alakazam (Lv.100 Alakazam)!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #6
    Soviet Kioku's Starmie: 100% HP
    Ruby's Alakazam: 251 HP


    I send out Golem expecting Gengar to stick to burn sleep turns, but he swichs out his own Zam. I now know more than half of Kioku's team. At this point I have pieced together, Gengar, Chansey, Zam, and Starmie, while he has only seen Zam, Victreebel, and Golem.

    Starmie, fearing an incoming thunderbolt switches away to Chansey who trades volley's with Zam, Zam is Zam and got a special down,

    Begin Turn #9
    Ruby withdrew Alakazam!
    Ruby sent out Golem (Lv.100 Golem)!
    ---------------------------------
    Chansey used Thunder Wave!
    It doesn't affect Golem...
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #9
    Soviet Kioku's Chansey: 46% HP
    Ruby's Golem: 363 HP

    Begin Turn #10
    Soviet Kioku withdrew Chansey!
    Soviet Kioku sent out Ridin' Spinnas (Lv.100 Starmie)!
    ---------------------------------
    Golem used Body Slam!
    (27% damage)
    Starmie is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #10
    Soviet Kioku's Starmie: 73% HP (Par)
    Ruby's Golem: 363 HP


    Ouch, I was on a roll early this game. Golem predicted the switch to Starmie, and scored a paralyzing Slam. Of course Starmie has too many hitpoints for Golem to take out right now, and I can't risk sending in victreebel, as I don't know if he runs blizzard over surf or not, so I send in my mini chansey and put out Alakazam again.

    The next series of turn are spent between Zam and Starmie trading hits, my seismic toss, against his blizzards and surfs, neither of us predict recovers particularly well, and he ends up sending in chansey, while I swich to golem on his soft boiled. to which starmie comes back in taking 40% from earthquake, then he and Zam start trading off hits AGAIN. They were meant to be togeather!

    By turn 25 I'm getting tiered of this and decide to try something different

    Begin Turn #26
    Alakazam used Thunder Wave!
    Chansey is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!
    ---------------------------------
    Chansey is paralyzed! It can't move!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #26
    Soviet Kioku's Chansey: 82% HP (Par)
    Ruby's Alakazam: 313 HP


    I mean, sure Chansey is obnoxious and they tend to LIKE para, but I can't freeze it as my charizard is sure to melt it, and gengar is already sleeping. might as well paralyze it so it can be handled by my wrappers more effectively. After chansey is paralized starmie comes out AGAIN... because zam and starmie haven't been jockeying enough lately, however, his Starmie is paralyzed, and my Zam isn't, and unfortunately for Starmie, his paralysis eventually caught up to him.

    End of turn #29
    Soviet Kioku's Starmie: 46% HP (Par)
    Ruby's Alakazam: 256 HP

    Begin Turn #30
    Alakazam used Seismic Toss!
    (31% damage)
    ---------------------------------
    Starmie is paralyzed! It can't move!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #30
    Soviet Kioku's Starmie: 15% HP (Par)
    Ruby's Alakazam: 256 HP

    Begin Turn #31
    Alakazam used Seismic Toss!
    (15% damage)
    Starmie fainted!
    Soviet Kioku sent out 2 in the pink (Lv.100 Chansey)!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #31
    Soviet Kioku's Chansey: 82% HP (Par)
    Ruby's Alakazam: 256 HP

    Ruby 6-5


    That's one dangerous Pokemon taken down, but unfortunately Zam is starting to run low on pp. His Chansey throws down thunder wave on my Zam, and he switches back to his own Kazam.

    Begin Turn #36
    Alakazam used Kinesis!
    Alakazam's attack missed!
    ---------------------------------
    Alakazam used Seismic Toss!
    (32% damage)
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #36
    Soviet Kioku's Alakazam: 68% HP
    Ruby's Alakazam: 256 HP (Par)


    So his Zam's fourth move is kinesis, lovely. That means he'll certainly out stall any individual Pokemon I send in. Fortunately I can always send in Starmie to take psychics if my own Zam has a special fall.

    Begin Turn #37
    Soviet Kioku withdrew Alakazam!
    Soviet Kioku sent out Aim for my horn (Lv.100 Rhydon)!
    ---------------------------------
    Alakazam used Thunder Wave!
    It doesn't affect Rhydon...
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #37
    Soviet Kioku's Rhydon: 100% HP
    Ruby's Alakazam: 256 HP (Par)


    well there is his 5th pokemon, expected, as Golem / Rhydon are on nearly every team. Of course this puts my Zam in a very vulnerable position.

    Begin Turn #38
    Ruby withdrew Alakazam!
    Ruby sent out Starmie (Lv.100 Starmie)!
    ---------------------------------
    Rhydon used Substitute!
    Rhydon made a Substitute!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #38
    Soviet Kioku's Rhydon: 75% HP
    Ruby's Starmie: 323 HP

    Begin Turn #39
    Starmie used Blizzard!
    The Substitute took damage for Rhydon!
    Rhydon's Substitute faded!
    A critical hit!
    It's super effective!
    ---------------------------------
    Rhydon used Earthquake!
    (166 damage)
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #39
    Soviet Kioku's Rhydon: 75% HP
    Ruby's Starmie: 157 HP


    Well great, now he knows I have Starmie, and not only that he knows I don't run surf! In comes Chansey again, that Pokemon is really turning out to be a thorn in my side. So I do something rash

    Begin Turn #41
    Ruby withdrew Starmie!
    Ruby sent out Golem (Lv.100 Golem)!
    ---------------------------------
    Chansey used Ice Beam!
    (231 damage)
    It's super effective!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #41
    Soviet Kioku's Chansey: 83% HP (Par)
    Ruby's Golem: 132 HP

    Begin Turn #42
    Golem used Explosion!
    (83% damage)
    Chansey fainted!
    Golem fainted!
    Soviet Kioku sent out David Blaine (Lv.100 Alakazam)!
    Ruby sent out Alakazam (Lv.100 Alakazam)!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #42
    Soviet Kioku's Alakazam: 68% HP
    Ruby's Alakazam: 256 HP (Par)

    Ruby 5-4


    There no more Chansey, fortunately for me Gengar or Rhydon didn't switch in to take the blast. And the Zams square off once more. Kioku is starting to run out of recover stalling special walls, he'll have to be careful to stay in this game. He pulls some clever tricks, by switching Gengar into my t wave, then zam into my intended psychic but I was fully paralyzed. I notice hes using his prediction to stall me out, which is not an unreasonable goal, as Zam is running dangerously low on both seismic toss and psychic from the amount of playtime hes had. Thinking fast I wise up to his prediction and blast a psychic at Alakazam.

    Begin Turn #45
    Soviet Kioku withdrew Alakazam!
    Soviet Kioku sent out Aim for my horn (Lv.100 Rhydon)!
    ---------------------------------
    Alakazam used Psychic!
    (52% damage)
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #45
    Soviet Kioku's Aim Rhydon: 23% HP
    Ruby's Alakazam: 256 HP (Par)


    It looks as though Kioku's team is coming apart at the seams. He cannot even get a sub off anymore from his Rhydon. and he'll need to EQ to hit zam hard. Time to send in Charizard.

    Begin Turn #47
    Soviet Kioku withdrew Rhydon!
    Soviet Kioku sent out Wild West (Lv.100 Tauros)!
    ---------------------------------
    Charizard used Earthquake!
    (19% damage)
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #47
    Soviet Kioku's Tauros: 81% HP
    Ruby's Charizard: 359 HP

    Begin Turn #48
    Ruby withdrew Charizard!
    Ruby sent out Cloyster (Lv.100 Cloyster)!
    ---------------------------------
    Tauros used Body Slam!
    (70 damage)
    Cloyster is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #48
    Soviet Kioku's Tauros: 81% HP
    Ruby's Cloyster: 233 HP (Par)


    oh fun, his 6th pokemon is Tauros. If I've learned anything from smogon, its "where there is a Tauros, there is a way"- his Tauros is very healthy and Cloyster took a paralyzing hit switching in. He switches to Gengar, and I switch off to Kazam. Wise to his tricks, I t-wave the sleeping Gengar and hit his incoming Alakazam. A relief to my wrappers that his speedy Zam is now paralyzed. He starts Kinesising, and I start switching off between my own Zam and Starmie. Getting my starfish paralyzed in the process, and Rhydon coming in on one of my switches to Zam. Great.

    Well I know he won't EQ, cause Zard just waltzed in last time. But rock slide won't finish Zam. So I'll stick around.

    Begin Turn #59
    Rhydon used Rock Slide!
    (157 damage)
    ---------------------------------
    Alakazam is paralyzed! It can't move!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #59
    Soviet Kioku's Rhydon: 23% HP
    Ruby's Alakazam: 99 HP (Par)


    Well that's not good. Not only is Rhydon still breathing, I'm in a NASTY spot of trouble right now. As I lack a clean switch into Rhydon. Who would have thought this red health Rock type would cause me so much trouble?

    Begin Turn #60
    Ruby withdrew Alakazam!
    Ruby sent out Cloyster (Lv.100 Cloyster)!
    ---------------------------------
    Rhydon used Rock Slide!
    (145 damage)
    It's super effective!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #60
    Soviet Kioku's Rhydon: 23% HP
    Ruby's Cloyster: 88 HP (Par)

    Begin Turn #61
    Rhydon used Rock Slide!
    (88 damage)
    It's super effective!
    Cloyster fainted!
    Ruby sent out Victreebel (Lv.100 Victreebel)!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #61
    Soviet Kioku's Rhydon: 23% HP
    Ruby's Victreebel: 363 HP

    Tie Game 4-4


    Well Victreebel is out now, and she will prevent Rhydon from doing too much, and Tauros is afraid to switch in on her, because he fears stun spore. Which a full health Vic will most certainly pull off. Zam takes 33% from her razor leaf, and I start wrapping until Gengar shows up, I swich to Zard while he sleeps like a baby.

    Begin Turn #67
    Soviet Kioku withdrew Rapist!
    Soviet Kioku sent out Wild West (Lv.100 Tauros)!
    ---------------------------------
    Charizard used Earthquake!
    (22% damage)
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #67
    Soviet Kioku's Tauros: 59% HP
    Ruby's Charizard: 359 HP

    Begin Turn #68
    Tauros used Blizzard!
    (167 damage)
    It's super effective!
    ---------------------------------
    Charizard used Slash!
    (28% damage)
    A critical hit!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #68
    Soviet Kioku's Tauros: 31% HP
    Ruby's Charizard: 192 HP

    Begin Turn #69
    Ruby withdrew Charizard!
    Ruby sent out Starmie (Lv.100 Starmie)!
    ---------------------------------
    Tauros used Body Slam!
    (115 damage)
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #69
    Soviet Kioku's Tauros: 31% HP
    Ruby's Starmie: 203 HP (Par)


    Tauros can take hits from Zard all day it seems. But I fortunately end up in a favorable position. There is some volleying and switching between zam and starmie while he drops accuracy until...

    Begin Turn #74
    Alakazam is paralyzed! It can't move!
    ---------------------------------
    Alakazam used Kinesis!
    Alakazam's Accuracy fell!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #74
    Soviet Kioku's Alakazam: 91% HP (Par)
    Ruby's Alakazam: 99 HP (Par)

    Begin Turn #75
    Soviet Kioku withdrew Alakazam!
    Soviet Kioku sent out Aim for my horn (Lv.100 Rhydon)!
    ---------------------------------
    Alakazam used Recover!
    Alakazam regained health!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #75
    Soviet Kioku's Alakazam: 23% HP
    Ruby's Alakazam: 255 HP (Par)

    Begin Turn #76
    Rhydon used Earthquake!
    (240 damage)
    ---------------------------------
    Alakazam is paralyzed! It can't move!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #76
    Soviet Kioku's Rhydon: 23% HP
    Ruby's Alakazam: 15 HP (Par)

    Begin Turn #77
    Rhydon used Rock Slide!
    (15 damage)
    Alakazam fainted!
    Ruby sent out Victreebel (Lv.100 Victreebel)!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #77
    Soviet Kioku's Rhydon: 23% HP
    Ruby's Victreebel: 363 HP

    Soviet Kioku 4-3


    Another fully para at a critical moment. The hax gods are repaying me for my strong start. At any rate, despite his disheveled team, Kioku has managed to push into the lead. Although with Gengar still sleeping the score is actually closer to 3-3. But at this point, with both teams so worn down, the game starts to speed up. Gengar comes in on Victreebel, trying desperately to use Victreebel to score turns to hopefully wake up, and reversal the sleep with a Hypnosis. Unfortunately he had no such luck.

    Begin Turn #79
    Ruby withdrew Victreebel!
    Ruby sent out Charizard (Lv.100 Charizard)!
    ---------------------------------
    Gengar is fast asleep.
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #79
    Soviet Kioku's Gengar: 52% HP (Slp)
    Ruby's Charizard: 192 HP

    Begin Turn #80
    Soviet Kioku withdrew Gengar!
    Soviet Kioku sent out Wild West (Lv.100 Tauros)!
    ---------------------------------
    Charizard used Flamethrower!
    (31% damage)
    A critical hit!
    Tauros fainted!
    Soviet Kioku sent out David Blaine (Lv.100 Alakazam)!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #80
    Soviet Kioku's Alakazam: 91% HP (Par)
    Ruby's Charizard: 192 HP

    Tie Game 3-3


    Gengars status infliction is really starting to shine now, as Charizard prepares to Fire Spin the Paralyzed Zam into Slash range and Tauros was finished off from switching into Flamethrower. Zard only needs to clear out about half of Zams health before Slash KOs.

    Begin Turn #82
    Soviet Kioku withdrew David Blaine!
    Soviet Kioku sent out Gengar (Lv.100 Gengar)!
    ---------------------------------
    Charizard used Fire Spin!
    (8% damage)
    A critical hit!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #82
    Soviet Kioku's Gengar: 44% HP (Slp)
    Ruby's Charizard: 192 HP

    Begin Turn #83
    Charizard's attack continues!
    (9% damage)
    A critical hit!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #83
    Soviet Kioku's Gengar: 35% HP (Slp)
    Ruby's Charizard: 192 HP

    Begin Turn #84
    Gengar is fast asleep.
    ---------------------------------
    Charizard used Earthquake!
    (35% damage)
    A critical hit!
    It's super effective!
    Gengar fainted!
    Soviet Kioku sent out David Blaine (Lv.100 Alakazam)!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #84
    Soviet Kioku's Alakazam: 86% HP (Par)
    Ruby's Charizard: 192 HP

    Ruby 3-2


    Gengar goes down to Earthquake, only Zam and Rhydon remain, and I've finally reclaimed the lead.

    Begin Turn #85
    Charizard used Fire Spin!
    Charizard's attack missed!
    ---------------------------------
    Alakazam used Thunder Wave!
    Charizard is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #85
    Soviet Kioku's David Blaine: 86% HP (Par)
    Ruby's Charizard: 192 HP (Par)

    Begin Turn #86
    Alakazam used Kinesis!
    Charizard's Accuracy fell!
    ---------------------------------
    Charizard used Slash!
    (51% damage)
    A critical hit!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #86
    Soviet Kioku's Alakazam: 35% HP (Par)
    Ruby's Charizard: 192 HP (Par)


    Well it is firespin, even though I only use it with para support it is still likely to fail like this. Slash buys time for Victreebel to switch into his recover and begin wrapping for the win.

    Begin Turn #99
    Victreebel used Razor Leaf!
    (7% damage)
    A critical hit!
    Alakazam fainted!
    Soviet Kioku sent out Aim for my horn (Lv.100 Rhydon)!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #99
    Soviet Kioku's Rhydon: 23% HP
    Ruby's Victreebel: 363 HP

    Begin Turn #100
    Victreebel used Razor Leaf!
    (22% damage)
    A critical hit!
    It's super effective!
    Rhydon fainted!

    End Battle! Ruby wins!
    Score: 0 to 3


    I hope you enjoyed this 100 turns of action packed- prediction filled red blue yellow classic. To recap, the teams were

    Ruby: Alakazam, Golem, Starmie, Victreebel, Cloyster, Charizard
    versus
    Soviet Kioku: Gengar, Alakazam, Tauros, Rhydon, Starmie, Chansey

    In hindsight, my victory was entirely due to my strong start, and Gengar's refusal to wake up. Overall this was a very enjoyable battle.

    It has been a while since I wrote a warstory, and I thought the best way to do one would be go back to our roots. I hope you enjoyed reading the battle half as much as I enjoyed playing it =)
  2. Matthew

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    This was a pretty good warstory, even though the comments got sparce near the end I really liked reading about RBY back in the day. One thing though, I would like to ask you post your team at the top, as I hate not knowing the writers team.
  3. locopoke

    locopoke indulges in unsavory behavior
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    I agree with Gen, this was pretty good for an RBY warstory. Comments were meh, but whatever. Good job!
  4. thunderstone

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    what did you play this battle on?

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