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The Christmas Cup

Discussion in 'Global Battle Union' started by TheMantyke, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. TheMantyke

    TheMantyke ᴵ ᶰᵉᵉᵈ ᵃ ᵐᵒᶰˢᵗᵉʳ ᵗᵒ ᶜᶫᵒᵇᵇᵉʳ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ ᴷᶦʳᵇʸ
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    Thanks to serebii and nuggetbridge for the heads up.

    It's only been a week since the quirky Eevee Cup was announced and Nintendo has given us another tournament to chew over. Behold, the spiritual successor to VGC 2010, the Christmas cup!

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    What makes the holidays more than smashing opponents with your 600+ club legendaires?

    So far, the christmas cup looks to have the same basis rule set of many similar tournaments. It looks like the species, item, Dark Void, and Sky Drop clauses are all back. What's really interesting is that every single Pokemon is allowed except the mighty Chatot.

    This opens up the doors for all kinds of interesting pairs with Uber Pokemon we haven't gotten to play with. Kyogre and Groudon bring their classic weathers, but with new toys included. Victini can fire off monsterous V-Creates under the sun and Keldeo can blast through anything with a Rain boosted Surf or Hydro Pump. Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina can make use of their new Dream World Abilities taking Surfs, Earthquakes, Explosions, and Discharges no problem. Kyurem-W is finally given a rule set where it can fire off blizzards in permahail. Reshiram also gets an auto sun educing partner that doesn't suck! Though very vulnerable to priority, Skymin and Deoxys are sure to be a blast. Scariest of all, the mighty Arceus is free to decimate whatever is pleases.

    So, what are you all excited about from this tournament?
  2. Age of Kings

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    Before saying anything else...I wish they would do these tournaments internationally. :/

    Personally, more than allowing the use of box legendaries and shit, event mons which are traditionally banned in every official ruleset are allowed. It won't be the first time, but it will be interesting to see how Pokemon like Jirachi, Shaymin, and Deoxys fare in doubles.

    Also, when I first saw "Christmas tournament" I totally expected it to be Ice types and Stantler only.
  3. Sorawing

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    On a side note, you will also get a free Custap Berry for participating, which would be nice for the metagame.
  4. waffles101

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    we cant grow the custaps tho can we? since its given to us in the physical game
  5. zero2exe

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    That's where good old cloning methods kick in
  6. tlyee61

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    Started theorymoning with this.

    I modified the standard VGC 2010 team and made this:

    Ludicolo (M) @ Grass Gem
    Trait: Swift Swim
    EVs: 84 HP / 252 SAtk / 172 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Grass Knot
    - Fake Out
    - Ice Beam
    - Scald

    Abomasnow (M) @ Focus Sash
    Trait: Snow Warning
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SAtk
    Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)
    - Blizzard
    - Grass Knot
    - Ice Shard
    - Protect

    Kyogre @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Drizzle
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Water Spout
    - Thunder
    - Blizzard
    - Surf

    Kyurem-W @ Haban Berry
    Trait: Turboblaze
    EVs: 36 HP / 252 SAtk / 220 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Draco Meteor
    - Blizzard
    - Fusion Flare
    - Protect

    Palkia @ Life Orb
    Trait: Pressure
    EVs: 76 HP / 252 SAtk / 180 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Thunder
    - Fire Blast
    - Spacial Rend
    - Protect

    Thundurus-T (M) @ Electric Gem
    Trait: Volt Absorb
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Thunder
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Protect
    - Thunderbolt



    - Kyurem-W's EVs allow it to outspeed the Base 90's like Kyogre
    - Thundurus-T outspeeds Max Speed Palkia
    - Palkia also outspeeds the Base 90's
  7. pokemaster649

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    does this tourney have item clause? Because you have two life orbs on your team.
  8. tlyee61

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    >.< yup.

    Changed Hitmontop to this:

    Ludicolo (M) @ Grass Gem
    Trait: Swift Swim
    EVs: 84 HP / 252 SAtk / 172 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Grass Knot
    - Fake Out
    - Ice Beam
    - Scald
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  10. RawrXD

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    An I the only one who noticed on the OP Shaymin is named Skymin :D
  11. jackm

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    Sky Forme Shaymin is colloquially referred to as Skymin
  12. R_N

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    If it's anything like the Micle berry it should be given to you through Dream World
  13. Shinryu

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    Yeah...pissed I don't have a Japanese cart, and pissed they won't do more tourneys like this for other markets. :(

    Does sound fun...definitely gonna get a Japanese cart next gen at any rate.
  14. Fantom0

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    Oh what the hell have I done...?

    Just signed up for this...
    ...and realised it wasn't vgc 13.
  15. tlyee61

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    really hyped for this!
  16. c l e a r

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    Excited for a little change in pace...
    I have 3 DCs so far today, and didn't make my team into the Winter Cup in time. I'm not happy, at least there is the International Challenge later which is VGC 2013.

    Basically, are we going to see the same old 2010 Kyogre, Palkia, Top, Obama combo? Or will it be more now...

    EDIT: So, I guess no one really likes it, but I'm in it now anyways.
    2 Matches; 2 d/cs so far, if I proceed to lose the next one, I am going to rage so fucking hard.

    Yep, I lose the third one, meaning I am 0-1 right now. Fuck this, d/cing at least once if it goes south. This is bullshit.
  17. Arcticblast

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  18. tlyee61

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    false, that tournament is Rotation Battle.

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