I'm breaking this warstory up into 3 sections, the team, the story, the reflection. Hope you enjoy it (also kinda long as I ramble a bit). THE TEAM: Please give me your thoughts on the team aka rate it for me if you have the chance to do so. Wobbuffet @ Lum Berry ** 4SKIN Trait: Shadow Tag EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef Bold Nature (+Def -Atk) - Encore - Safeguard - Mirror Coat - Counter The centerpiece of the team, I wanted to abuse Wobbuffet when there was no mention of it being banned, I contemplated abusing evasion as well, but Wobbuffet seemed a whole lot more fun to use. No Leftovers limited its ability to Mirror Coat and Counter, but this wasn't his first role, Lum had more possibilities behind it as I could survive a Hypnosis to be able to Encore, and then Safeguard, this opened up opportunities to sweep and for the opponent to break Sleep clause and even the creator himself couldn't answer what would happen: <zerowing> wobb vs zong <zerowing> so uh <zerowing> what happens if i encore hypnosis <zerowing> and switch <skarm> ... <skarm> erm Only one sleep move was Encored, and the following use of the move missed so there was no opportunity for Sleep Clause to be broken. Smeargle @ Salac Berry ** PICASO Trait: Own Tempo EVs: 228 HP / 28 Def / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd -SAtk) - Spore - Belly Drum - Substitute - Baton Pass A member of the old team I had originally planned (see below), albeit in a different form (@Scarf,Spore/HealingWish/StealthRock/WoW). I actually trained this in Emerald while waiting for D/P, since I decided Healing Wish was terrible, I needed to do something quick and decided to bring this guy up. Love this guy (2nd favourite Pokemon). Lucario @ Life Orb ** SKYWALKER Trait: Steadfast EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk -SAtk) - Close Combat - Extremespeed - Rock Slide - Crunch SKYWALKER was originally an Endure/Reversal Lucario on the old team, I quickly converted it to the main Belly Drum receiver with some Heart Scales and a Rock Slide TM. Stone Edge was never an option as I have a severe dislike for something missing when I had the game wrapped up, Rock Slide has more accuracy and even then I made absolutely sure Close Combat wouldn't 1HKO (damage calculations with the worst possible scenario on every Flying Pokemon). Extremespeed for the Choice Scarfers I can't outspeed. Jirachi @ Leftovers Trait: Serene Grace EVs: 240 HP / 56 Atk / 76 Def / 136 SDef Relaxed Nature (+Def -Spd) - U-Turn - Wish - Reflect - Zen Headbutt Another member of the old team (Healing Wish over Wish), but was a bit different, the best Jirachi I could find at the time that wasn't EV trained and had decent IVs and Relaxed actually fit quite well into my strategy for this guy, gives Smeargle a second chance at Belly Drumming in case something happens to the first try, hopefully I was slower than the other Pokemon so Smeargle didn't get hit. I used the other two moves on only one occasion so they weren't a major factor. Garchomp @ Brightpowder ** STRETSHARK Trait: Sand Veil EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk -SAtk) - Earthquake - Fire Fang - Dragon Claw - Swords Dance Looking back making this guy Adamant may have cost me the tournament, and I don't know what I was thinking going for Adamant as it was the other Belly Drum receiver. Jolly would've been best, and I'm pretty disappointed at it, that said pretty standard not much to say. Salamence @ Choice Specs ** GEEDORAH Trait: Intimidate EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Modest Nature (+SAtk -Atk) - Draco Meteor - Dragon Pulse - Fire Blast - Hydro Pump Who hasn't seen this guy? Well me, in the whole tournament I saw 2 other Salamences, neither Specs. I needed some special presence and SpecsMence fit it quite well as it could Draco Meteor things I can't deal with, and also bring in Blisseys that are great for Smeargle to set up on. My goal in the tournament was to abuse Wobbuffet, this wasn't the first team I had created and was very last second and actually came together quite well, very little changes were needed. The original team was something like Wobbuffet/Smeargle/Jirachi/Cresselia/Lucario/Rampardos. It focused on keeping Wobbuffet alive while letting it beat the other team. Smeargle, Jirachi, and Cresselia had either Healing Wish or Lunar Dance to help accomplish this. Rampardos was there to break any stall that happened to break out and Lucario was an Endure/Reversal set that would take advantadge of a good Encore to get an easy Swords Dance. This idea was fun, but after testing HW/LD turned out to be very bad moves, as the incoming Pokemon would still be attacked if the HW/LD went first, thus making Wobbuffet take more damage than needed, forcing me to make rash predictions. I also had the idea of using Swagger/PsychUp Regigigas with a Yawn/MeanLook/BatonPass Umbreon in an attempt to make Regigigas look somewhat usable, this never became anything other than an idea as I no time to breed and catch a decent Regigigas.