OM Core Laddering Challenge [Challenge #12 @ post #497; deadline Jan. 8]

in for MnM as CLCChazmic

Bronze achieved, no losses so far:

Silver achieved, lost 1 due to a misplay versus a Banettite Breloom

Gold achieved, still 1 down:

Achieved Platinum at 6 down:

Some personal thoughts on this challenge: Whilst the core might synergize well on paper, stall starts becoming a real problem once you factor in the fact that they have two direct counters that they can't cumulatively break and/or pressure enough: Magearna and Necrozma-Dusk-Mane, the two most dominant Steel-types in the tier completely invalidate this core. I personally would prefer to pair Naganadel with Keldeo, as whilst Naganadel does appreciate having the Psyterrain support, there are difficulties with utilizing it due to its low duration. Keldeo, however, appreciates Magearna and Duskmane being worn down - it happens to have little to no counters either, and removing one of them from doing so is an absolute joy for it.

The team I used for CLC is here, but I personally prefer to use the one below:
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AG silver

...more than enough AG for this lifetime

Edit: I accidentally used the wrong team for BH so I guess I'll give that a miss this time :/
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Challenge #12
Anything Goes, Mix and Mega

With Gen 2 VC now being a thing, I wanted to take advantage of my power to force you all to ladder with certain Pokemon and extend it to forcing you all to play with certain sets on certain Pokemon. I swear, they're not (too) bad.

Anything Goes (set credit to Chloe)

Ho-Oh @ Life Orb
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 248 HP / 208 Atk / 52 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Sacred Fire
- Brave Bird
- Curse
- Recover

Groudon-Primal @ Red Orb
Ability: Drought
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
- Precipice Blades
- Lava Plume
- Rest
- Roar

Bronze: 1250
Silver: 1500
Gold: 1750
Platinum: 2000

Mix and Mega

Gengar @ Pidgeotite
Ability: Cursed Body
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hex / Shadow Ball
- Zap Cannon
- Will-O-Wisp / Sludge Wave
- Focus Blast

Yveltal @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Dark Aura
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Dark Pulse
- Foul Play
- Oblivion Wing
- U-turn

Bronze: 1225
Silver: 1400
Gold: 1575
Platinum: 1750

This cycle of the CLC will end in exactly two weeks, on January 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM (GMT -5). Have fun!

Congrats to Tox.exe for getting Gold in Anything Goes, morogrim and E4 Flint for getting Platinum in Balanced Hackmons, and Chazm for getting Platinum in Mix and Mega!
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misplayed against a slightly better guy (at 1466 or sth)


lost 5 more games bc im shit at mnm and cant keep an aggronite buzzwole check alive. also shit team
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