1. Welcome to Smogon! Check out the Smogon Starters Hangout for everything you need to know about starting out in the community. Don't forget to introduce yourself in the Introduction and Hangout Thread, too!
  2. Welcome to Smogon Forums! Please take a minute to read the rules.

R-N-G Vexxes Me

Discussion in 'Warstory Archive' started by Vexatious, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. RaRaRabbit

    RaRaRabbit

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    386

    I would love to see a Kanto team. Personally I would like to see a evolution stone Golbat, but I would understand if that doesn't flow well for you (I love the zubat evolution family the most). Aside from that there are PLENTY of other great kanto pokemon who aren't the typical favorites but great and viable none the less, just like the Nidoking you ran who did great this war story.
  2. Banryu

    Banryu

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,740
    I think Nattorei is supposed to be a steel Nettle plant, hahaha.

    Great story. There's clearly a very high level of thought process, skill, and prediction on both sides. The match, if not the warstory itself, is easily the best and most intense that I've ever read about.
  3. Pombo

    Pombo

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    703
    Amazing warstory. Also, btw, 1,3 (LO) x 1,3 (Encourage, IIRC) = 1,69 = 70% bonus
    If encourage's boost is 1,2, then its 1,3x1,2= 1,56 = 56% bonus
  4. AccidentalGreed

    AccidentalGreed "Smogon friends" is an oxymoron.
    is a Forum Moderatoris a Contributor to Smogon
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    2,683
    You know, I like the effort you put into the commentary unlike most other warstories out there. Though I'm not experienced in the field of making warstories, I can certainly critique this to a good regard. One thing I didn't particularly enjoy about the battle was the fact that the opponent greatly relied on Nattorei and Ditto to check certain parts of your team. And it was a bit strange considering how Nidoking outran a few things, but I guess some of the opposing Pokemon were not fully EV'd in Speed.

    And, um, yes. Unnecessary commentary here and there along with lengthiness in general. I'll give this a 9/10 for a decent battle and effort-ful commentary.
  5. SlimMan

    SlimMan

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,474
    Ignore what THB said on the previous page. I don't want you to become on those "one sentence per turn" warstory-ers. Do what you did here. Whatever magic you worked this time, work it again!

    For a Kanto team, you could use a sun team. Ninetales, Charizard, Venusaur were all Kanto mons. Or you could go stall with things like Chansey, Tentacruel, Cloyster, Vaporeon.

    Regardless, if you can pull another one of these out of your hat, I'd be a happy reader.
  6. Vexatious

    Vexatious

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2009
    Messages:
    86
    SHHHH DON'T GIVE IT AWAY (I love zubat too >> xD)

    I tried a sun team with those guys...doesn't work to well. Needing the support for Charizard is really frustrating and without him it's pointless. As for the others, I want to stray from OU pokemon or overly popular pokemon
  7. Bombkirby

    Bombkirby

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Messages:
    461
    Very well written!

    I think Rankurusu is suppoed to be a cell and the green stuff is cytoplasm and the arms are parts of the inner cell. Lol flying jelly ghost. XD
  8. SlimMan

    SlimMan

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,474
    I was just throwing suggestions out there. It's your call what team you choose.

    Just be sure to have a Slowbro on it, because he's such a boss.
    Not only is he cool, he perfectly counters Roobushin, Gliscor, Hihidaruma, and many others.
    And Regeneration is just a straight-up good ability.
  9. Vexatious

    Vexatious

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2009
    Messages:
    86
    I thought about using him and I just might. I have a serious issue with Psychic at the moment (weird right?) so he'd fit in great. Also giving me another water resist is great and I desperately need an ice resist (trying Lapras...ehhhh)
  10. SlimMan

    SlimMan

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,474
    Lapras is great if you can set her up. But it's really hard due to how terrible Ice is defensively. She's too slow without getting set up, though.
  11. DragNezone

    DragNezone

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Messages:
    29
    woah that was a lot of writting lol. your effort paid off though. one of if not the best 5th gen warstory i've read so far 10/10
  12. Its_A_Random

    Its_A_Random The imitated
    is a Forum Moderatoris a Community Contributor
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,361
    One of the best warstories I've ever read. The battle was great, & the commentary...So in-depth...I'm Speechless. 5/5 & Luvdisc'd.
  13. Sparko

    Sparko

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,391
    like practically everyone has said: good job! I like the way you explained your thinking process throughout the whole match, especially during the turn icyman pointed out.

    9.5/10

    looking forward for the next :)
  14. xRadarr

    xRadarr

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    28
    An excellent warstory, your thought process was certainly described very well. But I agree with THB from the previous page; sometimes the paragraph on every move was unnecessary. Yes, on plenty of turns, it was helpful and definitely the best choice. However, don't think that you need to post so much on every single turn.

    The battle was good, but not the best. You are clearly a good player, and that shows. Your opponent was good as well, but you seemed to control to the momentum for basically the entire match. There were only a couple times where you were at a disadvantage, and they never lasted more than maybe 2 or 3 turns.

    Overall, though, a great warstory. I love yours, they are definitely some of the better ones on this forum. 8.5/10. Plus Luvdisc.
  15. McToodles

    McToodles

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Messages:
    49
    This basically sums up my feelings. Good battle; amazing (yet at points, excessive) detail in commentary, and the formatting made it an easy-to-follow read.

    8/10 <3
    More please! I expect great things from you!
  16. Aerrow

    Aerrow hunter
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,557
    Probably the best warstory I have read yet in terms of analyzing each play; along with your comments, the battle itself was pretty nice with great predictions and plays from both you and your opponent. 9.5/10
  17. Maxim

    Maxim

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,522
    Couldn't have said it better myself.

    Honestly, I didn't think the comments were too long at all, it really showed your thought processes and was entertaining.
  18. RaRaRabbit

    RaRaRabbit

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    386
    I second using Slowbro for your Kanto team. He's great, and hes not OU, although hes still completely viable for it (only because there are many other options).

    Now I have a Kanto Team running through my head... something like Evo Stone Golbat, Nidoking, Slowbro/Hypno, Weezing... Arcanine...? mostly UU for fun, and some sort of lead?
  19. Citizen

    Citizen

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    89
    I find Arcanine really useful as a late game sweeper, either scarfed or banded with a set consisting of something like Extremespeed/Flare Blitz/Wild Bolt/Close Combat.
  20. Engineer Pikachu

    Engineer Pikachu Good morning, you bastards!
    is a Contributor to Smogon

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,592
    Best 5th gen warstory to date, and it's probably going to hold that title for a long time. Commentary was ridiculously good.
  21. EpicTurtle

    EpicTurtle

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    429
    The best 5th gen war story by far.

    100000000000000000000000000000000000000/10

    Only thing that ponders me is the title name. Its just so.... punny. Still an amazing story.

    You have to write more, especially since it's Christmas break now.

    Oh yeah, can I save this war story on a word document so I can preserve it for years to come.
  22. Vexatious

    Vexatious

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2009
    Messages:
    86
    I don't want to spoil things but I see you think along my lines...I do have a choice band arcanine, a nidoking, a evobat, and a slowbro...Also using a Scyther lead to mimic Genosekuto because i love u-turn xD The last one shall be a mystery for now! aka it's not really solid yet. Matter of fact none of them are solid yet because im still experimenting with teams.

    @Epic Turtle: Yah of course o-o I mean it's posted here so it's pretty safe that it's mine and unthievable so feel free xD

    @Everyone else: If I could luvdisc people I would, you're all awesome for liking this so much!
  23. SlimMan

    SlimMan

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,474
    Now that Arcanine gets Wild Bolt and Close Combat, he's an amazing sweeper.
    Now that Weezing gets Stockpile, he's an amazing wall.

    Good choice of mons.


    Put Evo Stone on Scyther. It doesn't hit as hard as LO, but it has 281/294/294 defenses without any investment.

    I really want to face your team when it's finished. We simply must schedule a battle on PO sometime.
  24. Vexatious

    Vexatious

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2009
    Messages:
    86
    we can fight once the team is made and ready so you can help me work out some bugs with it. I tried pre-evo scyther but it's worthless. SR still wrecks him and he has no resistances outside of fighting worth the defenses. Scarf or bust imo
  25. SlimMan

    SlimMan

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,474
    The SR weakness will be there either way. How can you mention the SR weakness and then even suggest Scarf?

    Scarf causes you to switch a lot due to the opponent switching in a resist. You would literally get one or two moves in then have to switch out. The 4x SR weakness would rape you.

    Basically, you need a Rapid Spinner to use Scyther. Starmie is probably the only note-worthy one from Kanto. Starmie also works as a status absorber.

    Also, SD Scyther ftw imo. It is also benefitted by paralysis support from Slowbro.

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)