This will probably get needlessly lengthy, but regardless... I'm a noob to this forum, though I've lurked for a while, mostly to keep myself up-to-date with the D/P Battle Tower Record thread. See, I became positively addicted to the strategy involved in Pokemon. I had Red/Blue/Gold/Silver as a kid, but I stopped there-- I had grown "too old" to continue with Pokemon and I gave up on it, effectively skipping the GBA era. Then, in junior year of high school my friends decided to play Diamond and Pearl. I called them losers. "Pokemon is a kid's game!" said I. "How can you play that garbage?" Well, after some coaxing and that always annoying "you just don't think you'd be any good at it" remark, I bought Diamond. Simple game, simple story. I beat it with no trouble. Then, the completionist that I was, I decided to get a 100 win streak in the Battle Tower. "This should be no problem!" thought I. Well, I was dumb. I had no idea about EV's, IV's, natures.. I thought it was a standard RPG: you level up, learn the strongest attacks, you win. I slowly learned the intricacies of the game, turned to the original Battle Tower Thread, and started to develop better teams. Over 700 hours later, I got 111 wins. Yippee. Compared to what other people have, that's pitiful, but I was happy. Now, my friends still play the games, but I can beat them without even trying. I realized that all that time spent may have been for naught.. So.. I decided that, even though my "records" will likely soon fall off the radar, I'll at least post what I was able to come up with after playing through Platinum's Battle Frontier. I used this team for all facilities (which wasn't necessarily a good idea considering how item-reliant it is): Togekiss ** Archangel Leftovers Nature: Calm Serene Grace EVs: 252 HP, 4 Def, 252 SpD Moveset: ~Air Slash ~Thunder Wave ~Aura Sphere ~Roost The flincher from the main site. She did absolute marvels with stalling, and if I was lucky she'd be near full health after taking out one of her opponents. A bunch of times she could solo entire teams. With paralysis and flinching, the opponent rarely got to attack, and if s/he did, I could usually roost until they were struck with full paralysis and then start flinching again. I would usually flinch even if it wasn't very effective, since I could get more leftovers recovery that way. The fact that she could stall Gyarados with stone edge unless he got a crit the first turn was much appreciated. Gengar ** Edimmu Focus Sash Nature: Modest EVs: 4 HP, 252 SpA, 252 Spe Moveset: ~Shadow Ball ~Thunderbolt ~Focus Blast ~Destiny Bond Standard. Kill whatever possible, destiny bond after. If Garchomp or Dragonite was the opponent's lead, I'd usually switch out Togekiss for fear of Outrage and go straight to Gengar who would destiny bond, and then promptly switch back to Togekiss. Garchomp ** Rubicante Yache Berry Nature: Jolly EVs: 4 HP, 252 Atk, 252 Spe Moveset: ~Outrage ~Earthquake ~Aerial Ace ~Swords Dance Again standard, though I rarely used Swords Dance. If Togekiss was facing an electric type, I'd switch immediately to Garchomp (she could stall MOST ice types after paralysis, and any that she couldn't would be suicided by Gengar). He was also great at killing that damned double-teaming Shuckle, and since I always SD'd to full to take him out, it would be a clean sweep to the end. Platinum Battle Tower Single Record: 120 Lost to a Regice lead that I thought I could stall with Togekiss. I used thunder wave, but he had a lum berry (which is why I regret never checking the list of pokemon in the BT). He used amnesia, I used thunder wave again, he used ice beam and froze me, hooray. Togekiss was dead at that point, I didn't expect her to thaw and she didn't. Gengar couldn't kill with focus blast, so I destiny bonded and prayed Garchomp could take on the rest. First out was Suicune who used Icy Wind and killed my Yache Berry. Garchomp KO'd it with two earthquakes, but out came an Articuno. I used Outrage and prayed for a critical, but no such luck. Ice beam, dead. I probably could've avoided that loss, whatever. I may try again. Platinum Battle Hall Single Record: 180 Used Garchomp with a sash, but I can see everyone's been doing that. I think I lost to Abomasnow, I should've tacked on Fire Fang. Platinum Battle Castle Single Record: 50 Ha. I could've done better, I had hundreds of saved CP but I wasted it all to skip the entire 7th round to fight the Brain, coz all I wanted was the gold. Platinum Battle Arcade Single Record: 55 Ha. I laughed. Very hard. My team got switched with the opponent's. I forgot what I got stuck with, but oh well. Platinum Battle Factory Single Record (Open Level): 52 Okay. I am actually really happy with this. I just wanted the gold from the frontier brain, that's it, and it took so many effing attempts. I cursed so many times, I hate this place and I'll probably just stay satisfied with my 52 wins coz I don't even know if I could get that far again. I forget what I lost with, I just remember thinking it was mediocre. I remember the second fight with the Frontier Brain though. I had a scarfed Tyranitar with the elemental punches as my lead, a dragon dancing/resting Gyarados, and that Cresselia with sunny day and moonlight. I got lucky with his lead, Suicune. I sent out Gyarados and dragon danced about 4 times in its face (my speed never got high, it kept using icy wind), rested, chesto berry woke me up, waterfall. Waterfall'd Forretress and actually OHKO'd it. Then Jynx came out. I forget what happened, it was either faster or maybe I missed? but Gyarados died to psychic, and Tyranitar retaliated with Fire Punch. That about sums everything up. I'll probably cave and try the Battle Tower again, I don't really care enough about the other facilities, though the Hall was fun. Definitely never wanna touch Factory again. I apologize for the length, mods may truncate my little introduction if it is so desired.