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The Dark Horse Project III

Discussion in 'BW OU' started by Birkal, Mar 2, 2012.

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  1. Pwnemon

    Pwnemon Switching is a metagame trend
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    I decided to switch Roserade for Venusaur, fortunately i have not yet begun to ladder so this should not be an issue! (yes venusaur is a dark horse as well)
  2. complete legitimacy

    complete legitimacy Honko's Happy Funtime With Men
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    Pokemon Online Username: like legit
    Hall of Fame Standing: none
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Nidoking
    Current Ladder Standing: 1260

    Inspired by the CCAT, but not the CCAT itself. Off to prove that I can make a better team than the community.
  3. Tomahawk

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    Wasn't until now that I realized I had two Dark Horse Pokemon on my team, so I might as well sign up.

    Pokemon Online Username: Tomahawk9
    Hall of Fame Standing: N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Shaymin / Suicune / Latias
    Current Ladder Standing: 1135, started at 1050 when laddering with this team
  4. SlimMan

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    Re-signing up for this month. I promise not to stop before I even start this time. :D

    edit: Mafe told me to edit my post with my new info.

    Pokemon Online Username: Bremen
    Hall of Fame Standing: I'm a consistent squanderer of oppotunity.
    Dark Horse Pokemon currently working with: Carracosta, Rotom-C
    Current Ladder Standing: Was ~1325, now it's like 1250 after a tilt, ugh
  5. Adamant Zoroark

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    Pokemon Online Username: gyarados sucks
    Hall of Fame standing: Nope
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Feraligatr
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000
  6. Master of the Six Kings

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    Oh man, i'mma change up my Darkhorse here sometime next week. I got the most severe tilt i've ever had, ending in a match where a Dragonite fully paralzyed my pokemon 12 times in 1 game when it shouldve been ko'd by Bullet Punch T4.
  7. UltiMario

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    Pokemon Online Username: Mediary
    Hall of Fame Standing: N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Medicham
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000 -> 1306

    Played one match so far just to see my this team could get anywhere. Outlook is good.
  8. Master of the Six Kings

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    I'm gonna give Eelektross a go again, see if i cna get him in top 100 usage in OU XD My new alt'll be EelektrOUs. xD
  9. Razza

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    Pokemon Online Username: Razza.
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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: cloyster and azelfs
    Current Ladder Standing: 1407

    my set

    Cloyster (M) @ White Herb
    Trait: Skill Link
    EVs: 252 Atk / 12 SAtk / 244 Spd
    Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)
    - Shell Smash
    - Hydro Pump
    - Icicle Spear
    - Rock Blast

    also claiming azlef if no on else has taken it

    Azelf @ Light Clay
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)
    - Taunt
    - Stealth Rock
    - Light Screen
    - Reflect

    i dont do screenshots too much hassle btu you can check that alt, "Razza ."

    EDIT: now at 1407 points, why amnt i in the hall of fame???
  10. Raseri

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    Pokemon Online Username: Razeri
    Hall of Fame Standing: #13
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Azumarill / Jolteon / Toxicroak
    Current Ladder Standing: 1361



    Team 2:
    Pokemon online Username:Raseri[DH]
    HoF Standing: Bronze
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Jynx
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000
  11. Mafeking

    Mafeking channels his inner Wolverine
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    Updating the list momentarily, just posting to say that more than one person can claim a Pokemon, as long as that Pokemon hasn't reached the HoF this month already (for example, Kingdra is now off limits.) Have fun, guys!

    EDIT: Now updated through Raseri.

    EDIT2: Gonna involve myself.

    Pokemon Online Username: LuckyBreak
    Hall of Fame Standing: none
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Mew
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000
  12. Texas Cloverleaf

    Texas Cloverleaf meh
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    Pokemon Online Username: Deepened Barrows
    Hall of Fame Standing: none
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Sceptile
    Current Ladder Standing: 1329

    since i have a team sitting around, i'll open two sets if that's allowed

    Pokemon Online Username: Gator Time
    Hall of Fame Standing: none
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Scrafty, Sableye, Metagross
    Current Ladder Standing: ~1100 since I only played like 2 battles with it
  13. SlimMan

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    Birkal, you oughta consider doing this for more than three months, as I feel like this project has evolved beyond its original purpose of learning about the metagame. It's become almost like the Scramble Challange, where it's just something fun for people to do (well, not "just", but you know what I mean).

    PS- Just tilted, but simply couldn't make myself stop playing. Went from almost 1300 to low 1100's.......... fuck.
  14. LUST

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    Pokemon Online Username: Faded
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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Weavile
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000
  15. SubakSupreme

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    Pokemon Online Username: The Final Test
    Hall of fame standing: N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working with: Gorebyss
    Current Ladder Standing: None yet
  16. YAYtears

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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With:Feraligatr
    Current Ladder Standing:1205
  17. SuperChillarmy

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    Pokemon Online Username: Zippy [DH]
    Hall of Fame Standing: None

    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Alakazam
    Current Ladder Standing: None yet
  18. Pocket

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    ^SuperChillarmy, unfortunately Alakazam is no longer a Dark Horse Pokemon. Please make sure to check past month's statistics before choosing your Dark Horse!!

    EDIT: SO SORRY, I was looking at January's statistics x_x;; Alakazam is actually eligible for the challenge!
  19. Seth Vilo

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    Carrying over from February:

    Pokemon Online Username: Seth Vilo DHorse
    Hall of Fame Standing: None yet...
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Roserade, Sableye
    Current Ladder Standing: 1226 (456/48203)

    Keeping on trucking!!
  20. Raseri

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    107 battles today, 3 tilts to below 1250. Haxing the same guy every time. I finally passed it though :P


    Pokemon Online Username: Razeri
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Jolteon / Azumarill / Toxicroak
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    Jolteon (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Volt Absorb
    EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Thunder
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Volt Switch
    - Signal Beam

    Toxicroak (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Dry Skin
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Cross Chop
    - Ice Punch
    - Swords Dance
    - Sucker Punch

    Azumarill (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Huge Power
    EVs: 212 HP / 252 Atk / 44 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Aqua Jet
    - Waterfall
    - Superpower
    - Ice Punch
  21. Pocket

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    Cool mons, Raseri - must've been a blast laddering up with a fun Rain Offense Team! Make sure to update your registration post :d

    Congrats for getting 3 mons into HoF!
  22. SlimMan

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    Damn Raseri, 107 battles?
    I only do like 10 a day normally, if that.
    What a boss.
  23. SuperChillarmy

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    Okay, lets try this again...

    Pokemon Online Username: Zippy [DH2]
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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Galvantula
    Current Ladder Standing: None yet
  24. Pocket

    Pocket Apo, the astronaut's best friend >:3
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    MAJOR CONGRATS to Noodlez who just set the bar higher, peaking 1470 (#9) with his Kingdra! If he breaks 1500, I may just have to make an additional tier class just for Noodlez :)

    Some questions to Noodlez - which Kingdra variant has proven more useful in the long run? And is Specs Kingdra's trait really Sniper???

    Again, congrats for claiming the #1 spot!
  25. Berserker Lord

    Berserker Lord unreliable analysis writer.

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    Pokemon Online Username: Dactylos
    Hall of Fame Standing: 9th
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Escavalier
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000


    No, I'm not just trying to used an incredibly unused Pokemon. I think Escavalier truly does have potential and is not outclassed by that stupid Scizor.
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