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OU Warstory: Good close match between two competent battlers

Discussion in 'Stark Mountain' started by Rumpelstiltskin, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin

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    I was on Shoddy earlier today and had a really intense match. I usually don’t get excited while playing games but this one was pretty good so I had to share. My opponent feels like he played horribly though he didn’t and so shall be referred to as “opponent”.

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    Rules: Ladder Match, Sleep Clause, Freeze Clause, OHKO Clause, Evasion Clause, Species Clause, Strict Damage Clause Opponent sent out Gengar (lvl 100 Gengar ?).
    mr. sexy sent out Jirachi (lvl 100 Jirachi).
    Jirachi used Protect.
    Jirachi protected itself!
    Gengar used Trick.
    Jirachi protected itself!

    Jirachi: 100%
    Gengar: 100%

    So, first turn of the match I usually protect, unless I see a Deoxys-E lead in which case I U-turn to Lucario to KO with extreme speed. The choice is much easier here as Gengar can’t set up Stealth Rock, and so Jirachi scouts a trick. Knowing that he’s locked into it, it’s a no-brainer to go to my own trick user.
    ---
    Eshor has entered the room.
    mr. sexy switched in Rotom-h (lvl 100 Rotom-h).
    Gengar used Trick.
    Gengar obtained Choice Scarf!
    Rotom-h obtained Choice Scarf!

    Rotom-h: 100%
    Gengar: 100%

    That goes off without a hitch. However, while I know that you’re able to change moves after trick even if you receive a choice item, there are still two things bugging me. The first is: does it allow you to change if you receive the same item? The second is, does my opponent know that he can switch? I decide that both of these things going against me is unlikely and decide to nail the switch-in with my strongest STAB (I don’t want to trick yet since it would be too obvious)
    ---
    Opponent switched in Tyranitar (lvl 100 Tyranitar ?).
    Tyranitar's Sand Stream whipped up a sandstorm!
    A sandstorm brewed!
    Rotom-h used Thunderbolt.
    Tyranitar lost 21% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Rotom-h is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Rotom-h lost 6% of its health.
    Tyranitar's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Tyranitar restored 6% of its health.

    Tyranitar: 85%
    Rotom-h: 94%

    Enter the Sand Man. My team actually doesn’t have a hard time handling Tyranitar as Lucario can come in on either of its STABS and Swampert pretty much is the definition of counter here, especially with wish support from Jirachi. I see leftovers so I’m pretty sure I have to worry about crunch here and not pursuit…
    ---
    obina. has entered the room.
    mr. sexy switched in Lucario (lvl 100 Lucario ?).
    Tyranitar used Crunch.
    It's not very effective...
    Lucario lost 14% of its health.
    Lucario's defence was lowered.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Tyranitar's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Tyranitar restored 6% of its health.

    Tyranitar: 91%
    Lucario: 86%

    So far the game has been pretty simple, with both of us making “safe” conservative moves trying to feel each other out, so to speak. Here however is my first real choice, as in my mind at least, I’m telling my opponent what I want him to know about my play style. My two real options here are to Swords Dance and be met by Gengar, or Close Combat and be met by Gengar. Since I’m getting forced out either way, I want my opponent to assume that I always attack first, so that the next time Luke meets Tar, I can dance (assuming Gengar’s gone, and that I know the rest of his team, of course)
    ---
    Opponent switched in Gengar (lvl 100 Gengar ?).
    Lucario used Close Combat.
    It doesn't affect Gengar...
    The sandstorm rages.
    Gengar is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Gengar lost 6% of its health.

    Gengar: 94%
    Lucario: 86%

    That unfortunately went the way I thought it would (it would have been great if he thought I was one of those people that stat up in front of things that can kill them though), but now I’m wary of both Trick and Hypnosis, and though I doubt he’s going to try to trick Luke, he might try hypnosis, and Jirachi is the best thing on my team right now to take it.
    ---
    mr. sexy switched in Jirachi (lvl 100 Jirachi).
    Gengar used Shadow Ball.
    Jirachi lost 33% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Gengar is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Gengar lost 6% of its health.
    Jirachi's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Jirachi restored 6% of its health.

    Jirachi: 73%
    Gengar: 88%

    We’re kind of deadlocked here barring a crit of course, since my set is Wish/Protect/Toxic/U-turn, making Jirachi a real team player. I decide that he has to switch first though, since I can U-turn so I decide to Wish while trying to out stubborn the opponent.
    ---
    Opponentswitched in Metagross (lvl 100 Metagross).
    Jirachi used Wish.
    Jirachi made a wish!
    The sandstorm rages.
    Jirachi's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Jirachi restored 6% of its health.

    Jirachi: 79%
    Metagross: 100%

    Metagross is another threat that my team handles pretty efficiently. Swampert can take out pretty much anything that it can dish out, but he’s going to be busy handling Tar and since I’ve got a wish in the air, Charizard is the man for the job right now, especially since it’s immune to the earthquake that I’m expecting while resisting the Meteor Mash my opponent might use to hit the switch-in.
    ---
    mr. sexy switched in Charizard (lvl 100 Charizard ?).
    Metagross used Ice Punch.
    Charizard lost 30% of its health.
    Charizard was frozen solid!
    The wish came true!
    Charizard restored 30% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Charizard is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Charizard lost 6% of its health.

    Metagross: 100%
    Charizard: 94%

    So I’m met with an Ice Punch instead of an Earthquake or Meteor Mash, that’s what wishes are for. At least it wasn’t Thunderpunch though that wouldn’t have done too much either considering you just double the Ice punch damage. The killer though is the freeze on the hit. I decide to stay in to see what else it can do or if it’s just going to go to something to stat-up on me.
    ---
    mr. sexy: lol
    Opponent switched in Suicune (lvl 100 Suicune).
    Suicune is exerting its pressure!
    Charizard was defrosted!
    Charizard used Fire Blast.
    Charizard's attack missed!
    The sandstorm rages.
    Charizard is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Charizard lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Suicune lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Suicune restored 6% of its health.

    Suicune: 100%
    Charizard: 88

    And here comes the Calm Minder. Thankfully the Freeze only lasted one turn, and though the miss was irrelevant, it still pissed me off a little, I was kind of hoping for a burn as payback for my freeze. Oh well. The first thing I see most Suicune do is Calm Mind, and with that in mind, Rotom-h with its STAB Thunderbolt is looking pretty nice right now, though if it subs I’m screwed.
    ---
    mr. sexy switched in Rotom-h (lvl 100 Rotom-h).
    Suicune used Calm Mind.
    Suicune's special attack was raised.
    Suicune's special defence was raised.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Rotom-h is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Rotom-h lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Suicune lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Suicune restored 6% of its health.

    Rotom-h: 88%
    Suicune: 100%

    And so with Suicune sitting at perfect health and a Calm Mind under its belt, it’s time for a good old fashioned show down. I select Thunderbolt as I have yet to see a ground type and it’s super effective!
    ---
    mr. sexy: ok that it
    mr. sexy: im putting flamethrower on the set
    Rotom-h used Thunderbolt.
    It's super effective!
    Suicune lost 50% of its health.
    Suicune used Surf.
    Rotom-h lost 61% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Rotom-h is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Rotom-h lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Suicune lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Suicune restored 6% of its health.

    Rotom-h: 21%
    Suicune: 50%

    Ouch. Well I’m in it to win it now. Rotom’s pretty beat up though Suicune has a reason to switch out considering that most rest these days and this is not the optimal use of a calm mind sweeper. Ergo, I’m torn between Thunderbolting and to go for a KO or Switching to Luke to force out the Tyranitar I’m expecting to come in. Maybe if I had Swords Danced the first turn I would have gone to Luke because then he would probably think that I would dance again and keep Tar in to Earthquake. Of Course if I had danced the first time I would have Close Combatted now. It doesn’t matter though, as I didn’t do that, and so I select Thunderbolt to hopefully hit Suicune, though I’m expecting Tyranitar or a ground type.
    ---
    Opponent switched in Tyranitar (lvl 100 Tyranitar ?).
    Tyranitar's Sand Stream whipped up a sandstorm!
    Rotom-h used Thunderbolt.
    Tyranitar lost 19% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Rotom-h is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Rotom-h lost 6% of its health.
    Tyranitar's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Tyranitar restored 6% of its health.

    Tyranitar: 78%
    Rotom- h: 15%

    Rotom is as good as dead now, and if Gengar didn’t still have that scarf I probably would have let him go, but as of right now as long as Rotom has a single percentage point, he’s valuable. So now I weigh my options: Luke can switch in on Crunch, though I expect an Earthquake this time to hit Lucario. With that being said, Swampert takes both handily and so I decide to send my own bulky water into the fray.
    ---

    mr. sexy switched in Swampert (lvl 100 Swampert ?).
    Tyranitar used Crunch.
    Swampert lost 24% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Tyranitar's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Tyranitar restored 6% of its health.
    Swampert's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Swampert restored 6% of its health.

    Tyranitar: 84%
    Swampert: 82%

    I’m sure he’s going to switch now, and I really don’t want to see Shaymin-S yet, as nothing on my team really counters it per se, I usually let it get cleaned up by Lucario. So I Roar here, scouting whatever he has to deal with Swampert.
    ---
    Opponent switched in Zapdos (lvl 100 Zapdos).
    Zapdos is exerting its pressure!
    Swampert used Roar.
    Opponentswitched in Gengar (lvl 100 Gengar ?).
    The sandstorm rages.
    Gengar is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Gengar lost 6% of its health.
    Swampert's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Swampert restored 6% of its health.

    Swampert: 88%
    Gengar: 82%

    This turn gave me information and an opportunity. First of all, he switched Zapdos into Swampert, that means it probably has Hidden Power: Grass. Second, Gengar’s back in so here is the moment of truth in which Rotom learns the very meaning of its life. Swampert is a good pokemon to catch with a Trick, and considering that my opponent wanted to use Trick first turn, I don’t think he planned on keeping the scarf for very long.
    ---
    mr. sexy switched in Rotom-h (lvl 100 Rotom-h).
    Gengar used Trick.
    Gengar obtained Choice Scarf!
    Rotom-h obtained Choice Scarf!
    The sandstorm rages.
    Gengar is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Gengar lost 6% of its health.
    Rotom-h is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Rotom-h lost 6% of its health.

    Rotom-h: 9%
    Gengar: 76%

    In to take one last Trick, Rotom saves the day. I won’t be able to pull that again though, as my opponent is far from stupid, and so expecting Tyranitar to come in I decide to get rid of my own scarf.
    ---
    Opponent switched in Tyranitar (lvl 100 Tyranitar ?).
    Tyranitar's Sand Stream whipped up a sandstorm!
    Rotom-h used Trick.
    Rotom-h obtained Leftovers!
    Tyranitar obtained Choice Scarf!
    The sandstorm rages.
    Rotom-h is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Rotom-h lost 6% of its health.
    Rotom-h's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Rotom-h restored 6% of its health.

    Rotom-h: 9%
    Tyranitar: 78%

    On a wing and a prayer, Rotom-Heat makes his presence felt during Crunch Time (literally) with a Trick save and one of his own. If I was feeling really ambitious I could pull him out and try to catch Gengar’s next trick, but that seems a bit unlikely. Rotom’s served his job well, and now it’s time to go down.
    ---
    Rotom-h used Thunderbolt.
    Tyranitar lost 20% of its health.
    Tyranitar used Crunch.
    It's super effective!
    Rotom-h lost 8% of its health.
    mr. sexy's Rotom-h fainted. (6-5 to Opponent)
    The sandstorm rages.

    Rotom-h: unplugged
    Tyranitar: 58%

    Not before a final “fuck you” Thunderbolt though. Rotom’s sacrifice also allowed me to scout Tyranitar’s move since it’s choiced now, meaning Lucario gets a pretty clean switch in. However, I don’t have Stealth Rock up yet, which could be the deciding factor in whether or not Lucario gets the KO on Zapdos during the clean up. So, I decide to go to Swampert, though that would let in the same threat I’m trying to use Stealth Rock to tame. That’s a bit of a mind fuck.
    ---

    mr. sexy switched in Swampert (lvl 100 Swampert ?).
    Tyranitar used Crunch.
    Swampert lost 24% of its health.
    Swampert used Ice Beam.
    Tyranitar lost 8% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Swampert's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Swampert restored 6% of its health.

    Swampert: 70%
    Tyranitar: 50%

    So I decide to Ice Beam, hoping to catch Zapdos on the switch, but all I manage to do is eat a Crunch. Now I’m worried that Zapdos is coming in since most sane people wouldn’t Ice Beam twice in a row. Besides, my primary goal here is to get my rocks up.
    ---

    Tyranitar used Crunch.
    Swampert lost 25% of its health.
    Swampert used Stealth Rock.
    Pointed stones float in the air around your foe's team!
    The sandstorm rages.
    Swampert's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Swampert restored 6% of its health.

    Swampert: 51%
    Tyranitar: 50%

    ---
    Tyranitar used Crunch.
    Swampert lost 22% of its health.
    Swampert used Earthquake.
    It's super effective!
    Tyranitar lost 56% of its health.
    Opponent's Tyranitar fainted. (5-5 Tie)
    The sandstorm rages.
    Swampert's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Swampert restored 6% of its health.

    Swampert: 35%
    Tyranitar: Shattered

    Swampert finishes what he started here in both getting up my rocks and taking down Tyranitar. I know what’s coming now, and unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot than can be done about Zapdos without letting it take someone down first.
    ---
    Opponent switched in Zapdos (lvl 100 Zapdos).
    Zapdos is exerting its pressure!
    Pointed stones dug into Zapdos.
    Zapdos lost 25% of its health.
    Zapdos used Hidden Power.
    It's super effective!
    Swampert lost 35% of its health.
    mr. sexy's Swampert fainted. (5-4 Opponent)
    Zapdos lost 10% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Zapdos is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Zapdos lost 6% of its health.

    Swampert: pushing daisies
    Zapdos: 59%

    Zapdos really got butt fucked by residual damage on that turn, taking it down almost half. I feel like it’s almost in KO range of an extreme speed and the Life Orb makes me happy as it means that it’s probably not bulky, and that I can let Jirachi take a hit to burn out more of its health.
    ---
    mr. sexy switched in Jirachi (lvl 100 Jirachi).
    obina. has left the room.
    Zapdos used Heat Wave.
    It's super effective!
    Jirachi lost 70% of its health.
    Zapdos lost 10% of its health.
    Jirachi used U-turn.
    It's not very effective...
    Zapdos lost 9% of its health.
    mr. sexy switched in Lucario (lvl 100 Lucario ?).
    The sandstorm rages.
    Zapdos is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Zapdos lost 6% of its health.

    Zapdos: 34%
    Jirachi: 9%
    Lucario: 86%

    Ok so Zapdos almost took down two guys with it but now I’m should be able to finish it off with an Extreme Speed. I still don’t know what his last poke is though, and that really worries me. Either way, nothing fancy here, Lucario smells blood.
    ---
    Lucario used Extremespeed.
    Zapdos lost 34% of its health.
    Opponent's Zapdos fainted. (4-4 Tie)
    Lucario lost 10% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.

    Zapdos: *insert clever dead comment here*
    Lucario: 76%

    ---
    Opponent switched in Heatran (lvl 100 Heatran ?).
    Pointed stones dug into Heatran.
    Heatran lost 12% of its health.
    mr. sexy switched in Charizard (lvl 100 Charizard ?).
    Heatran used Fire Blast.
    It's not very effective...
    Charizard lost 35% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Charizard is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Charizard lost 6% of its health.

    Charizard: 53%
    Heatran: 87.5%

    I’m very relieved to discover that the mystery poke is something completely manageable with the guys I have left. Charizard was put on this team for its ability to wall Heatran handily, as well as Scizor and it can even take on Lucario if I can keep Stealth Rock down. Fire/Flying is actually a very good typing if you ignore the fact that Stealth Rock exists. I made it pretty bulky, giving it 252HP EVs, 64Atk, 68Def, 76Speed, and 48Sp. Atk. I gave it a Naïve nature which is bad for its special tanking but the only special hits it usually has to take are NVE ones.
    ---
    Opponentswitched in Suicune (lvl 100 Suicune).
    Suicune is exerting its pressure!
    Pointed stones dug into Suicune.
    Suicune lost 12% of its health.
    Charizard used Roost.
    Charizard restored 50% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Charizard is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Charizard lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Suicune lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Suicune restored 6% of its health.

    Charizard: 94%
    Suicune: 37.5%

    And so half health Suicune is back, and it’s not going to Calm Mind this time, since Charizard is the only thing that stands between me and a Heatran sweep. With this in mind, it’s time to bid Jirachi farewell.
    ---

    mr. sexy switched in Jirachi (lvl 100 Jirachi).
    Suicune used Surf.
    Jirachi lost 10% of its health.
    mr. sexy's Jirachi fainted. (4-3 Opponent)
    The sandstorm rages.
    Suicune is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Suicune lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Suicune restored 6% of its health.

    Jirachi: making wishes from heaven
    Suicune: 50%

    That went as planned, though I’m not necessarily happy about that. Now Lucario can force it out, or better yet, get the KO since Swords Dance CC kills max/max Suicune at full health, at half I should be able to get the kill now. However, my opponent has shown himself to be a pretty competent battler, and upon review, his rating is higher than mine. Therefore, I expect him to know that his Suicune is in KO range and thus, I expect Gengar.
    ---
    mr. sexy switched in Lucario (lvl 100 Lucario ?).
    Opponent switched in Gengar (lvl 100 Gengar ?).
    Pointed stones dug into Gengar.
    Gengar lost 12% of its health.
    Lucario used Ice Punch.
    Gengar lost 60% of its health.
    Lucario lost 10% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Gengar is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Gengar lost 3% of its health.
    Opponent's Gengar fainted. (3-3 Tie)

    Gengar: Dead dead
    Lucario: 66%

    That pretty much made the game winnable for me. There was no way in hell that Lucario could get past Scarf Gengar AND Scarf Heatran, but with Gengar out of the way, Charizard can hopefully get Heatran out and we can clean this up.
    ---
    Opponent switched in Heatran (lvl 100 Heatran ?).
    Pointed stones dug into Heatran.
    Heatran lost 12% of its health.
    mr. sexy switched in Charizard (lvl 100 Charizard ?).
    Heatran used Fire Blast.
    It's not very effective...
    Charizard lost 37% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Charizard is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Charizard lost 6% of its health.

    Charizard: 51%
    Heatran: 75%

    Once again, I’m met with Heatran, and once again, Charizard does an amazing job at keeping it away. Roost now, and wait for Suicune.
    ---
    Opponent switched in Suicune (lvl 100 Suicune).
    Suicune is exerting its pressure!
    Pointed stones dug into Suicune.
    Suicune lost 12% of its health.
    Charizard used Roost.
    Charizard restored 50% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Charizard is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Charizard lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Suicune lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Suicune restored 6% of its health.

    Suicune: 25%
    Charizard: 100%

    At this point, I have to reveal my last poke: Starmie. I can’t let Charizard take a Surf, and I sure as hell can’t throw Lucario in there

    ---
    mr. sexy switched in Starmie (lvl 100 Starmie).
    Suicune used Rest.
    Suicune fell asleep!
    Suicune restored 75% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Starmie is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Starmie lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Suicune lost 6% of its health.
    Starmie's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Starmie restored 6% of its health.
    Suicune's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Suicune restored 6% of its health.

    Suicune: 100%
    Starmie: 100%

    I truly have mixed feelings about this. If it had a Chesto Berry, obviously I’d be devastated, but most Suicunes I see now don’t have Sleep Talk. I decide to take the chance to let Luke in there and try and dance up to win this
    ---
    Opponent switched in Metagross (lvl 100 Metagross).
    Pointed stones dug into Metagross.
    Metagross lost 6% of its health.
    mr. sexy switched in Lucario (lvl 100 Lucario ?).
    The sandstorm rages.
    Metagross's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Metagross restored 6% of its health.

    Metagross: 100%
    Lucario: 64%

    Double Switch, and Close Combat can’t KO Metagross without a Swords Dance, and with a healthy Charizard, why would I try it?
    ---
    mr. sexy switched in Charizard (lvl 100 Charizard ?).
    Metagross used Ice Punch.
    Charizard lost 33% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Charizard is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Charizard lost 6% of its health.

    Charizard 51%
    Metagross: 100%

    I’ve got to do some goddamned damage to this thing. Charizard is in though I don’t want to Fire Blast and give Heatran both a free switch-in and a Flash Fire boost, as it can out run and 2HKO Starmie with Fire Blast, so I decide to Earthquake as it still hits Meta SE.
    ---
    Charizard used Earthquake.
    It's super effective!
    Metagross lost 52% of its health.
    Charizard lost 10% of its health.
    Metagross used Ice Punch.
    Charizard lost 34% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Charizard is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Charizard lost 6% of its health.
    Metagross's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Metagross restored 6% of its health.

    Charizard: 1%
    Metagross: 54%

    I don’t feel comfortable with this at all. I hang on with 5 HP so obviously I’m too low to take on both Gross and Heatran, and if I attack and fail to KO it’s the last move I make as LO and Sandstorm will kill me. I need to roost.
    ---
    Charizard used Roost.
    Charizard restored 50% of its health.
    Metagross used Ice Punch.
    It's not very effective...
    Charizard lost 16% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Charizard is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Charizard lost 6% of its health.
    Metagross's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Metagross restored 6% of its health.

    Charizard: 29%
    Metagross: 60%

    I need more health, as Heatran’s Fire Blast KOs at this point. I plan to stall up to a respectable health level and KO and hopefully take on Heatran, but I think to far ahead and…
    ---
    Charizard used Roost.
    Charizard restored 50% of its health.
    Metagross used Earthquake.
    It's super effective!
    Charizard lost 79% of its health.
    mr. sexy's Charizard fainted. (2-3 Opponent)
    The sandstorm rages.
    Metagross's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Metagross restored 6% of its health.

    Charizard: sitting in the valley in the anime trying to get stronger
    Metagross: 66%

    I’m hit with an Earthquake. I still don’t trust Luke to KO enough yet, and from what I can tell, Meta doesn’t pack thunderpunch. That means it’s Starmie’s time to get in there and get the 2HKO.
    ---
    mr. sexy switched in Starmie (lvl 100 Starmie).
    mr. sexy: if this ending is good I might warstory it k?
    Starmie used Surf.
    Metagross lost 41% of its health.
    Metagross used Earthquake.
    Starmie lost 46% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Starmie is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Starmie lost 6% of its health.
    Starmie's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Starmie restored 6% of its health.
    Metagross's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Metagross restored 6% of its health.

    Starmie: 54%
    Metagross: 31%

    And so now Starmie’s gonna finish what Charizard started, as a sleeping Suicune is 3HKO’s by Thunderbolt, and Heatran wouldn’t switch in to this.
    ---
    Starmie used Surf.
    Metagross lost 31% of its health.
    Opponent's Metagross fainted. (2-2 Tie)
    The sandstorm rages.
    Starmie is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Starmie lost 6% of its health.
    Starmie's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Starmie restored 6% of its health.
    ---
    Opponent switched in Heatran (lvl 100 Heatran ?).
    Pointed stones dug into Heatran.
    Heatran lost 12% of its health.
    Heatran used Hidden Power.
    It's super effective!
    Starmie lost 54% of its health. (1-2 Opponent)
    mr. sexy's Starmie fainted.
    The sandstorm rages.

    Starmie: dead. Just dead.
    Heatran: 62.5%

    So this confirms that it is in fact, a scartran. This places both of us in a very delicate situation. Hidden Power will not KO Lucario. If Heatran stays in to try and chip shot me, I should win.
    ---
    mr. sexy switched in Lucario (lvl 100 Lucario ?).
    Opponent switched in Suicune (lvl 100 Suicune).
    Suicune is exerting its pressure!
    Pointed stones dug into Suicune.
    Suicune lost 12% of its health.
    Lucario used Close Combat.
    Suicune lost 45% of its health.
    Lucario's defence was lowered.
    Lucario's special defence was lowered.
    Lucario lost 10% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.
    Suicune is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Suicune lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Suicune restored 6% of its health.

    Lucario: 54%
    Suicune: 42.5%

    We both exchange good games, though I feel for entirely different reasons. I hurriedly rush to the top of the log to see how many turn Suicune has resting… All of them! I think my opponent wished me a gg as Heatran can outurn and KO with Fire Blast while resisting extreme speed. But he gave me two turns… Dare to Dream!
    ---
    mr. sexy: gg
    Opponent: gg
    Lucario used Swords Dance.
    Lucario's attack was sharply raised.
    Suicune is fast asleep!
    The sandstorm rages.
    Suicune is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Suicune lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Suicune restored 6% of its health.

    Lucario: 54%
    Suicune: 42.5%

    One
    ---


    Lucario used Swords Dance.
    Lucario's attack was sharply raised.
    Suicune is fast asleep!
    The sandstorm rages.
    Suicune is buffetted by the sandstorm!
    Suicune lost 6% of its health.
    Suicune's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Suicune restored 6% of its health.

    Lucario: 54%
    Suicune: 42.5%

    Two
    ---
    Lucario used Close Combat.
    Suicune lost 42% of its health.
    Opponent's Suicune fainted. (1-1 Tie)
    Lucario's defence was lowered.
    Lucario's special defence was lowered.
    Lucario lost 10% of its health.
    The sandstorm rages.

    Lucario: 44%
    Suicune: bottom of the lake

    Heatran is now at exactly 50% health, and I’m still not sure if Extreme Speed can KO, but I have no other choice obviously because of the scarf. So Let’s go all in!!!
    ---
    Opponent switched in Heatran (lvl 100 Heatran ?).
    Pointed stones dug into Heatran.
    Heatran lost 12% of its health.
    Lucario used Extremespeed.
    It's not very effective...
    Heatran lost 50% of its health.
    Opponent's Heatran fainted.
    mr. sexy wins!
    mr. sexy: gg
    Opponent: gg
    Opponent has left the room.

    Props: Both of us, for a good game with a fair amount of prediction, very few, if any screw ups, and no relevant hax

    Slops: Myself, for roosting one too many times

    Hope you guys enjoyed it.
  2. Olie

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    Good Battle, nice Warstory.
    Comments were lacking a bit towards the end, but it was still a pleasure to read.
  3. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Thank you. Yeah at the end the comments fell off a bit, but only because the game was pretty much writing itself at that point. There was nothing significant prediction-wise really where they started to dwindle a bit.
  4. newbioform

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    Good warstory indeed. Lucario's lategame prowess shines again.

    edit: there are so many places where you didn't actually edit out opponent's name...
  5. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Oops. I typed it into Word to replace. *hurries off to change it*

    Edit: Done
  6. Malfunction

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    Wow. One nice battle, with nice commentary too. This is like the third warstory I read today. Anyways gg!
  7. Odinwolf

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    <3 Lucario. Solid battle. It didn't involve a lot of brilliant prediction or strategy, but it does showcase how thinking clearly and making good decisions can win the battle. Thanks for posting.
  8. pokemaster bill

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    Very nice battle! I love your team (especially bulky charizard is it okay if I use that charizard set?)
  9. Matthew

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    Sick battle dog, always cool to see a Lucario end-game clean up.

    Though you could get rid of the SS damage and leftovers at the end of the turns (make sure you state who has the leftovers before the match though). This would make the "Less Log, More Commentary" thing happen.

    :D Other wise I like very much
  10. BlakBlastoise

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    quoted for truth.

    Nice story, I didn't think Extreme speed would ko the heatran.
  11. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Thanks everyone for the comments. For some reason I'm having a really hard time making the sprites load. If anyone can help that would be great.
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  13. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Yeah I have the sprites. That's not the problem. It's getting them on to the post. Maybe cause I'm on Firefox?
    Idk but it won't drag over or copy and paste
  14. Potential

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    I believe what you do is copy the URL for the image:
    1) Go to the site.
    2) Right click on the image.
    3) "Copy Image Location" (or something like that)
    4) In the message box for the post, click on the Insert Image button (next to the Hyperlink button) and paste the URL that you copied into that space
    5) If you need copies of the same image (which you do) copy and paste that image you just inserted wherever you need it in your post.

    I hope this helps! If I'm wrong, someone tell me, please.
  15. Legacy Raider

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    There should be a little 'Insert Link' symbol in your text editor (looks something like a Globe with a pair of googles in front of it). If you put the sprite's url address into it you can post the sprite.

    Or you could write the code for posting an image:

    [​IMG]

    Smogon's text editor won't allow you to directly copy and paste images into your post.
  16. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Yeah so I got the sprites up. Please excuse the ghetto rotom-heat one. lol
  17. ExperimentaL

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    Great game, and great team. I like your Charizard, but of course, I dearly hope that Starmie has Rapid Spin.

    All in all, it was well worth the read in my opinion. : )
  18. Zoro

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    use this one.. dunno why, but somehow, there are still these [​IMG] between your Pokémon.


    @ Warstory : I liked it, nice comments + formatting.
  19. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Thank you both, I got it up now. And of course Starmie has rapid spin. :-)

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