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r0fl vs. Daunting ... a daunting uber warstory.

Discussion in 'Ubers' started by r0fl, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. r0fl

    r0fl

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    So, I was on Pokelab testing the Arceus team from the smog #11 (kind of n00by, but I am kind of n00by still) and I came across Daunting... 3 times. He took me down 2 times (score: 1:0 scoring a key critical hit on my Arceus on both of them, though only one of them was actually relevant edit:probably both were necessary to OHKO Arceus). As I clicked the find battle button, I kind of knew I would probably be fighting him again... and I was right. FYI, I didn't know the exact details of his team until afterword when I was writing this.. in fact the details might still be partially incorrect since he probably still edits the team now and then)

    My Team (in order of team builder): (from here)
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Daunting's Team (in order of appearance): (deatils here I presume)
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    The important info (stolen from Gen Empoleon)
    [​IMG]
    • Sleep Clause
    • Freeze Clause
    • OHKO Clause
    • Evasion Clause
    • Species Clause
    • Strict Damage Clause
    My comments, you guessed it! Are purple
    The score will be in red
    The battle will be bolded
    The damage (in percents) will be underlined
    Leftovers will be ommited
    I will be using species name instead of nicknames, since I'm gross and use random pokemon species names as my nicknames

    r0fl: Arceus and Latias
    Daunting: Groudon


    r0fl sent out Metagross (lvl 100 Metagross)!
    daunting sent out Darkrai (lvl 100 Darkrai)!

    I've played this lead before... my metagross smashes it if it stays in (happened first battle), and doesn't like groudon (second battle). I assume that groudon is coming in and decide to lay down some pointed stones.

    daunting withdrew Darkrai!
    daunting sent out Groudon (lvl 100 Groudon)!
    Groudon's Drought intensified the sun's rays!
    The sun began to shine!
    Metagross used Stealth Rock!
    Pointed stones float in the air around your foe's team!


    ...What I thought would happen. I know he has a strong stab earthquake, but I am pretty sure he will lay down rocks instead... so I consider this a nearly free switch into my faster weather pokemon.


    r0fl withdrew Metagross!
    r0fl sent out Kyogre (lvl 100 Kyogre)!
    Kyogre's Drizzle caused a storm!
    The sun faded.
    Rain began to fall!
    Groudon used Stealth Rock!
    Pointed stones float in the air around your foe's team!


    Good so far... but going to need some good fortune to get through the rest of the team. I go for waterspout, knowing full well that he might send palkia in, since I figure that it does probably does plenty of damage to the majority of his team...

    daunting withdrew Groudon!
    daunting sent out Palkia (lvl 100 Palkia)!
    Palkia is exerting its Pressure!
    Pointed stones dug into Palkia!
    Palkia lost 6/48 (12%) of its health!
    Kyogre used Water Spout!
    It's not very effective...
    Palkia lost 24/48 (50%) of its health!


    [​IMG]:100%
    [​IMG]:38%

    A good switch in for him hypothetically (still takes plenty of damage), he can probably tell now that I'm specced, so time to move into my most expendable pokemon to eat the thunder (since I don't need it as a kyogre counter).


    r0fl withdrew Kyogre!
    r0fl sent out Latias (lvl 100 Latias ♀)!
    Pointed stones dug into Latias!
    Latias lost 42/341 (12%) of its health!
    Palkia used Thunder!
    It's not very effective...
    Latias lost 42/341 (12%) of its health!


    [​IMG]:76%
    [​IMG]:38%

    Success again, starting to wonder if I might win this one, I try for a thunder (instead of dragon pulse) of my own since palkia is low on health anyways and will die to either...

    daunting withdrew Palkia!
    daunting sent out Scizor (lvl 100 Scizor ♂)!
    Pointed stones dug into Scizor!
    Scizor lost 6/48 (12%) of its health!
    Latias used Thunder!
    Scizor lost 21/48 (43%) of its health!


    [​IMG]:76%
    [​IMG]:45%

    Not too bad, over half damage at the end of the turn, don't want to eat the obvious u-turn so I go to...


    r0fl withdrew Latias!
    r0fl sent out Skarmory (lvl 100 Skarmory ♂)!
    Pointed stones dug into Skarmory!
    Skarmory lost 41/334 (12%) of its health!
    Scizor used Bullet Punch!
    It's not very effective...
    Skarmory lost 63/334 (18%) of its health!

    [​IMG]:75%
    [​IMG]:45%

    Hmmm... why didn't he u-turn... still glad I didn't take a SE hit on Latias. I can take Scizor if he stays in... he will probably switch. I decide more entry hazards are great since he doesn't have a spinner.


    daunting withdrew Scizor!
    daunting sent out Dialga (lvl 100 Dialga)!
    Dialga is exerting its Pressure!
    Pointed stones dug into Dialga!
    Dialga lost 3/48 (6%) of its health!
    Skarmory used Spikes!
    Spikes were scattered around the foe's team!

    [​IMG]:80%
    [​IMG]:94%

    Dialga...not my favorite uber to fight... skarmory's pitiful SD isn't enough to survive its stronger attacks... time to move into something else...

    r0fl withdrew Skarmory!
    r0fl sent out Latias (lvl 100 Latias ♀)!
    Pointed stones dug into Latias!
    Latias lost 42/341 (12%) of its health!
    Dialga used Thunder!
    It's not very effective...
    Latias lost 49/341 (14%) of its health!
    Latias is paralysed! It may be unable to move!

    [​IMG]:50% + paralysis
    [​IMG]:94%

    I hate paralysis, but not losing skar to an OHKO isn't nice... I guess he thought I was going to go to something to eat a draco meteor, but instead Latias takes the thunder like a pro (well semi-pro counting the paralysis) I keep latias in in case its choiced

    Dialga used Draco Meteor!
    A critical hit!
    It's super effective!
    Latias lost 166/341 (48%) of its health!
    Latias fainted!
    Dialga's special attack was harshly lowered!

    [​IMG]:0% and sad
    [​IMG]:94% and feeling a little bit less strong
    (5:6)

    There's the Draco meteor and I realize (O.o) its not choiced, and Latias bites the dust. Time to send out my ice-beamer?

    r0fl sent out Kyogre (lvl 100 Kyogre)!
    Kyogre's Drizzle caused a storm!
    Pointed stones dug into Kyogre!
    Kyogre lost 49/395 (12%) of its health!
    daunting withdrew Dialga!
    daunting sent out Scizor (lvl 100 Scizor ♂)!
    Scizor was hurt by Spikes!
    Scizor lost 6/48 (12%) of its health!
    Pointed stones dug into Scizor!
    Scizor lost 6/48 (12%) of its health!
    Kyogre used Ice Beam!
    A critical hit!
    It's not very effective...
    Scizor lost 9/48 (18%) of its health!
    Scizor fainted!


    [​IMG]:88% and feeling pretty good for a whale
    [​IMG]:0% and wasted
    (5:5)

    So Dialga sniffing a trap runs away, and out comes scizor to die to any kyogre attack?

    daunting sent out Dialga (lvl 100 Dialga)!
    Dialga is exerting its Pressure!
    Dialga was hurt by Spikes!
    Dialga lost 6/48 (12%) of its health!
    Pointed stones dug into Dialga!
    Dialga lost 3/48 (6%) of its health!
    Kyogre used Ice Beam!
    Dialga lost 25/48 (52%) of its health!
    Dialga used Thunder!
    It's super effective!
    Kyogre lost 312/395 (78%) of its health!


    [​IMG]:10%
    [​IMG]:24%

    Dialga again??? I'm dead but I should be able to take Dialga with me before I get shanked.

    Kyogre used Ice Beam!
    Dialga lost 11/48 (22%) of its health!
    Dialga fainted!
    daunting sent out Palkia (lvl 100 Palkia)!
    Palkia is exerting its Pressure!
    Palkia was hurt by Spikes!
    Palkia lost 6/48 (12%) of its health!
    Pointed stones dug into Palkia!
    Palkia lost 6/48 (12%) of its health!


    [​IMG]:10% feeling a bit weak
    [​IMG]:0% and sent to the sidelines
    [​IMG]:14% and ready to bully kyogre around
    (5:4)

    he sends in the most logical animal to pwn kyogre, but leaves himself low on health for revenge. I'm going to let Kyogre die since it isn't really usefull at low health except for death fodder with the speed it has, and I would want to kill off Palkia anyways afterwards.

    Palkia used Surf!
    It's not very effective...
    Kyogre lost 34/395 (8%) of its health!
    Kyogre fainted!


    [​IMG]:0% and saw his doom coming
    [​IMG]:14% and ready to worry about his own fate
    (4:4)

    Time to send in a revenge killer... I decide to bring in Garchomp... in hindsight, bullet punch Metagross is a MUCH better choice (considering a missclicked nature that I didn't know at the time meaning that I won't out speed it). Dragon claw FTW?

    r0fl sent out Garchomp (lvl 100 Garchomp ♂)!
    Pointed stones dug into Garchomp!
    Garchomp lost 22/358 (6%) of its health!
    Palkia used Surf!
    Garchomp lost 336/358 (93%) of its health!
    Garchomp fainted!


    [​IMG]:0% and experiencing an underwhelming martyrdom
    [​IMG]:14% and surprised at land jet-dinosaur carcass
    (3:4)

    ...FTL... My garchomp sloppily dies to surf instead of KOing palkia... but now I know what pokemon to send in.

    r0fl sent out Metagross (lvl 100 Metagross)!
    Pointed stones dug into Metagross!
    Metagross lost 22/364 (6%) of its health!
    Metagross used Bullet Punch!
    It's not very effective...
    Palkia lost 6/48 (12%) of its health!
    Palkia fainted!


    [​IMG]:94% and feeling rather spiffy
    [​IMG]:0% and has finally received his due punishment in time
    (3:3)

    A successful move, if only I had done it a turn earlier rather than sacrificing my chomp.

    daunting sent out Groudon (lvl 100 Groudon)!
    Groudon's Drought intensified the sun's rays!
    The rain stopped.
    The sun began to shine!
    Groudon was hurt by Spikes!
    Groudon lost 6/48 (12%) of its health!
    Pointed stones dug into Groudon!
    Groudon lost 3/48 (6%) of its health!


    [​IMG]:94%
    [​IMG]:82%

    With latias gone, I don't really have a good switch into earthquake. Since it 2HKOs metagross (without a critical) and I don't think I really need 2 dragon resists with palkia out of the way, I decide to explode hoping to take down the most threatening pokemon to the rest of my team.


    Groudon used Earthquake!
    It's super effective!
    Metagross lost 300/364 (82%) of its health!
    Metagross used Explosion!
    Metagross lost 42/364 (11%) of its health!
    Metagross fainted!
    Groudon lost 39/48 (81%) of its health!
    Groudon fainted!
    [​IMG]:0% and fulfilled
    [​IMG]:0% and frustrated by an explosion
    (2:2)

    Metagross having fulfilled his mission in the battle, takes the foe with him.Time for a double switch :D

    daunting sent out Shaymin-s (lvl 100 Shaymin-s)!
    Pointed stones dug into Shaymin-s!
    Shaymin-s lost 12/48 (25%) of its health!
    r0fl sent out Skarmory (lvl 100 Skarmory ♂)!
    Pointed stones dug into Skarmory!
    Skarmory lost 41/334 (12%) of its health!


    [​IMG]:68%
    [​IMG]:75%

    I guess I get the better of the switch in since Arceus takes SE damage and flinches from the probable airslash. Daunting has the game if the RNG gods are with him. I decide (ill advised perhaps?) to whirlwind some pokemon through my stealth-rocks/spikes rather than brave-birding.


    daunting withdrew Shaymin-s!
    daunting sent out Darkrai (lvl 100 Darkrai)!
    Darkrai was hurt by Spikes!
    Darkrai lost 6/48 (12%) of its health!
    Pointed stones dug into Darkrai!
    Darkrai lost 6/48 (12%) of its health!
    Skarmory used Whirlwind!
    daunting sent out Shaymin-s (lvl 100 Shaymin-s)!
    Pointed stones dug into Shaymin-s!
    Shaymin-s lost 12/48 (25%) of its health!

    [​IMG]:73%
    [​IMG]:76%
    [​IMG]:50%

    This is good... probably the best possible outcome from whirlwind, darkrai takes some damage, and skymin gets thrown through the rocks again. Probably going to have to brave bird and hope I can use it before we both die.

    Shaymin-s used Air Slash!
    It's not very effective...
    Skarmory lost 70/334 (20%) of its health!
    Skarmory flinched!
    Shaymin-s used Air Slash!
    It's not very effective...
    Skarmory lost 63/334 (18%) of its health!
    Skarmory flinched!

    [​IMG]:45%
    [​IMG]:50%
    ...any time now

    Shaymin-s used Air Slash!
    It's not very effective...
    Skarmory lost 71/334 (21%) of its health!
    Skarmory used Brave Bird!
    It's super effective!
    Shaymin-s lost 24/48 (50%) of its health!
    Shaymin-s fainted!
    Skarmory was hit by recoil!
    Skarmory lost 85/334 (25%) of its health!
    Skarmory fainted!


    [​IMG]:0% and at peace with the RNG gods
    [​IMG]:0% and wondering why he couldn't flinch the ironbird a couple more times
    (1:1)

    pretty much the expected outcome; the odds were with me to eventually kill it and... another double kill, but this time I know he only has his lead left... hopefully I don't get put to sleep...

    daunting sent out Darkrai (lvl 100 Darkrai)!
    Darkrai was hurt by Spikes!
    Darkrai lost 6/48 (12%) of its health!
    Pointed stones dug into Darkrai!
    Darkrai lost 6/48 (12%) of its health!
    r0fl sent out Arceus (lvl 100 Arceus)!
    Pointed stones dug into Arceus!
    Arceus lost 55/444 (12%) of its health!
    Darkrai used Focus Blast!
    Darkrai's attack missed Arceus!
    Arceus used Thunder!
    Arceus's attack missed Darkrai!

    [​IMG]:52%
    [​IMG]:88%

    Double miss... nothing for it, I have to try again... Recover stalling won't work here, not sure why dark void wasn't used


    Darkrai used Focus Blast!
    It's super effective!
    Arceus lost 232/444 (52%) of its health!
    Arceus used Thunder!
    A critical hit!
    Darkrai lost 24/48 (50%) of its health!
    Darkrai fainted!
    r0fl wins!


    [​IMG]:0% zapped and not giving bad dreams anymore
    [​IMG]:36% and on top of the world (pun intended)
    (1:0)

    Good game daunting, but shouldn't focus blast miss my Spooky plate Arceus?

    Props:
    Daunting for winning the two previous games.
    Palkia for raping my garchomp
    Arceus for not getting critical hit and dying
    Not too many hax imo
    Two teams with ZERO overlap in ubers

    Slops:
    Focus blast hit spooky plate arceus
    Me misstyping garchomps nature (checked afterword... big derp feeling)
    Me for noobishly using a smog team and nicknaming all my pokemon after other pokemon.

    Sidenote: I am still eager to learn more stuff, if there is something I did poorly, then I would appreciate knowing it.
  2. scanda

    scanda

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    Where in the world does a Ho-oh get Spikes?

    I just stopped reading after that.

    Edit #2, Mis-Read something, My Bad. But Please, Don't name pokemon other pokemon names' it's just annoying.
  3. Daunting

    Daunting

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    Lolwat?! You wrote a warstory for that match...

    Anywayyyy, it was a good game and I kinda enjoyed it, although both of us did make a few elementary mistakes xD. After reading this, I just want to clear up a few things in the match that were a bit vague.

    Firstly, I didn't use Dark void on Arceus because darkrai was actually scarfed, and using it would screwed me over. Secondly, I found it a bit strange that you were using thunder in the sun, which would only have 50% accuracy. And finally, I ran a calc on the last critical hit and... 100SpA Arceus should deal 42.3% - 50.2% to 4HP/0spD Darkrai with thunder, which meant that I had a 91% chance of surviving without the crit. Then again, My groudon critted your arceus with stone edge in the previous match, so I guess that makes it even.

    But GG on your victory, you outplayed me, and good presentation for your warstory.
    P.S- make your title a bit more original, and u might get some more views/comments ;D.
  4. r0fl

    r0fl

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    Pokelab lets you use full EVs for arceus still instead of the capped 100 (I ran full hp, enough speed to outspeed base 90s and the rest special attack) so for the damage calc (first time using it so might have a mistake or two) I got 47.5% - 56% for thunder and for the focus blast I got 0% using the smogon damage calculator ... also if you want to write your comments on the battle turn by turn, I will add them for you. I guess I forgot about the sun altering thunder's accuracy... I should have used STAB ghost judgement... but why didn't you use STAB dark pulse (104.1% - 123%)?

    Not sure what the title should be... lemme think about it... and thanks for the good games, I definitely learned some useful stuff over the battles we had.

    On a final sidenote: Pokelab should fix their Arceus mistakes. Not assesing the type differences and the EV stuff
  5. Juice!

    Juice!

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    How DID Focus Blast hit a Ghost type Arceus? >_>

    And at one point in the story it still says that you withdrew Ho-oh, instead of Skarmory. Confused the hell out of me. =P

    Not a bad story though.
  6. r0fl

    r0fl

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    ok, I fixed that... I personally think that pokelab only plays normal type Arceus at the moment... so my plate didn't actually activate its multitype... reason I think that is because in some battle I switched my spookyplate into a +x extremekiller arceus and got shanked anyways...
  7. calze6

    calze6

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    Yeah, multitype isn't inplemented in pokemon lab so your team lacked a spinblocker lol. Some interesting moves from both sides and some poor stuff like chompy's nature but it was quite good in the end.

    What I'm mainly wondering was where was darkrai's dark void?

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