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The Dark Horse Project III

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

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  1. UltiMario

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    I'll make a small update I guess.

    So with Medicham, I switched to a new alt Mediary. Currently sitting at 1306.
  2. Zoap

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    A depressing update, made 1303 and decided I'd try and push for the top 80. I've now lost 10-15 matches in a row, not due to bad play but rather random crits, fire blast misses, HJK misses(5 matches lost to this puppy alone). So now ive tilted down to low 1100's.

    I'm beyond frustrated on how haxy today has been and so I'm quitting with the three mons I had(probably for eternity), I may just make a new alt and register a new mon, though the way things are going I really don't want to play anymore(ever).


    EDIT: Took a break for a bit and got back up to 1200's. Hopefully I can stay clean next week and make another charge.
  3. WashedLaundry

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    I know what you mean, I've been playing with Bulk Up Breloom all day and every time it gets a few bulk-ups under its belt, something crits it for the kill at full health.
  4. Molk

    Molk rip houndoom
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    hello there fellow pokemon players, i am happy to present

    THAT I HAVE BEATEN THIS CHALLENGE!!!!!

    screenshot here:[​IMG]

    team i used i will post in hide tags, and i will edit in my answers to those questions texas answered

    virizion is just a beast if it sets up, pretty antimeta providing a check to things like rotom-W and shit i used a CM varient because its one of my favorite sets in BW, this i the highest ive ever been in OU, ever. so im very proud of myself for getting in the top 80.

    team here:

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    Jirachi @ Leftovers
    Trait: Serene Grace
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Substitute
    - Calm Mind
    - Thunderbolt
    - Psyshock

    Slowbro (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Regenerator
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Scald
    - Ice Beam
    - Fire Blast
    - Slack Off

    Skarmory (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Sturdy
    EVs: 252 HP / 220 Def / 36 Spd
    Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
    - Spikes
    - Whirlwind
    - Roost
    - Brave Bird

    Heatran (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Flash Fire
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 SDef / 8 Spd
    Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
    - Stealth Rock
    - Lava Plume
    - Earth Power
    - Roar

    Gastrodon (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Storm Drain
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
    Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
    - Scald
    - Ice Beam
    - Recover
    - Toxic

    Virizion @ Leftovers
    Trait: Justified
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Calm Mind
    - Giga Drain
    - Focus Blast
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
  5. TROP

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    Will like to try this again, need to get back on this for when Keldeo is out.

    PokemonOnline Username: Trop OU alt
    HoF Standing: n/a
    Darkhorse Pokemon: Venusaur
    Current Rank: new alt
  6. Pocket

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    Molk plays OU, and apparently he's good at it :D Molk is now the 7th Hall of Famer for the month of March!

    I see you went with a balanced team approach, Molk - have you ever faced a stall team? I can see them giving this team trouble. CM Reuniclus seems like it can potentially stall and possibly sweep. You may want to cut down on some defensive coverage for some additional offense, or possibly replace SubCM Jirachi for a wallbreaker. Perhaps a CBTar?

    Solid team, though, Molk - the defensive core is solid. I would encourage you to continue laddering with this team to see if you can break the 1400s and enter Silver Class :D
  7. Plaid

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    Hall of Fame Standing: None yet (although I broke top 80 with this team on another alt)
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Gallade, Bisharp
    Current Ladder Standing: Not yet ranked
  8. Molk

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    thanks for the advice pocket!, i have in fact faced a stall team (although it was poorly built and had no haze mon >_>), and jirachi did quite well as a stallbreaker, being immune to tspikes and all that, CM reun is really a 50/50 with jirachi, if it his all 8 focus blasts and breaks my sub every time, im fucked, but otherwise i didnt have muhc trouble with it.

    what i DID have trouble with was NP+3 attacks celebi (dont say its not common, it is higher up on the ladder ;_;) my team cant touch it bar virizion once it sets up :(. if you have a way i can fix that, i would really appreciate it.

    btw i broke 1400 by one point last night, just let me get the screenshot up

    edit:[​IMG]

    the two screenshots look different because they are from different computers btw

    edit: i also want to say i replaced jirachi with a CM reuniclus, to handle stall better in general, and to act as a secondary check to terrakion, doesnt help me much with celebi though :(

    edit: now at 1430, #29, no screenshot cause i tilted afterwards to crits
  9. nyttyn

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    Man this looks fun. Challenge accepted.
    Pokemon Online Username: [PR]NyttyN
    Hall of Fame Standing: N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Gorebyss / Gardevoir
    Current Ladder Standing: Still dead last

    Hahah. I think I'm completely insane. I hope this works.

    Gorebyss
    Standard shellsmash set
    will fill in more later


    Gardevoir
    Nickname: Sona
    252 Sp Atk
    252 Def
    4 SpD
    Calm Mind
    Stored Power
    Shadow Ball
    Focus Blast(What's that? Focus miss? MAGNIFYING LENS)/Echoed Voice(Oh god so trolltastic. Tank, and then once
    tanky, SPAM ECHOED VOICE FOR UNSTOPPABLE ROLLOUT) Focus Blast prefered, but Echoed Voice is good for a laugh
    @Magnifying Lens/Psychic plate
    Trace
    Bold(MOAR DEF)/Calm(MOAR SPDEF)/Modest(MOAR SPATK) Nature
  10. coughing

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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Zapdos
    Current Ladder Standing: 1298 points
  11. nyttyn

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    Update time!
    Swapped out from venmoth to Gorebyss. Just wasn't working out. Gorebyss, however, does. 6 stat boosts from shell smash means a 160 100% acc STAB special attack right off the bat. A 160 100% STAB that is boosted by 2 special stages and 2 speed stages.

    I don't need to tell you why this is hilariously awesome.
  12. Mafeking

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    @nyttyn; Glad to hear Gorebyss is working so well for you! Are you still running Gardevoir as well or was she dropped too?

    @coughing; You need to start a new alt on the ladder to join this project. The ability to start at almost 1300 points is unfair to the other people working with Zapdos.
  13. nyttyn

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    Still running gardevoir. Stored power 2 stronk.
  14. Molk

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    Hall of Fame Standing: Silver
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Kyurem
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000
  15. winterpetrel

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    Dark Horse Pokemon currently working with: Porygon-Z (Slowbro as well, but the team is built around Porygon
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000
  16. Scorpio

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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Scrafty
    Current Ladder Standing: ...uh...

    EDIT: Username changed.
  17. JSND

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    Dark horse Pokemon currently working with: Druddigon
    Current ladder standing: 1077 Points

    @ Life Orb
    Trait: Sheer Force
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Superpower
    - Sucker Punch
    - Outrage
    - Fire Fang
  18. Scorpio

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    This is currently my team:

    Ferrothorn (M) @ Shed Shell
    Trait: Iron Barbs
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef
    Hardy Nature
    - Stealth Rock
    - Power Whip
    - Gyro Ball
    - Leech Seed

    Magnezone @ Choice Specs
    Trait: Magnet Pull
    EVs: 148 HP / 252 SAtk / 108 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Volt Switch
    - Thunderbolt
    - Flash Cannon
    - Hidden Power [Fire]

    Gliscor (M) @ Toxic Orb
    Trait: Poison Heal
    EVs: 252 HP / 184 Def / 72 Spd
    Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
    - Swords Dance
    - Earthquake
    - Ice Fang
    - Taunt

    Scrafty (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Shed Skin
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Drain Punch
    - Rest
    - Crunch
    - Dragon Dance

    Reuniclus (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Magic Guard
    EVs: 192 HP / 184 Def / 128 SAtk / 4 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Focus Blast
    - Calm Mind
    - Recover
    - Psyshock

    Jellicent (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Water Absorb
    EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Scald
    - Recover
    - Will-O-Wisp
    - Taunt
  19. Xanderpitz

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    (9ò,ó)=@

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    Darkhorse Pokemon: Gastrodon
    Current Rank: 1000

    Alright, so as a strange turn of events, my entire team has ended up being composed of Dark Horse pokemon, so I guess I'm going to take this challenge to the next level!!! I've decided I am going to run a Trick Room team for these guys since my original 2 choices were Gastrodon and Bouffalant and it ended up seeming like a good option. Here are my starting sets:

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    Gastrodon @ Life Orb
    Ability: Storm Drain
    Nature: Sassy
    EVs: 252 HP/4 Sp. Atk/252 Sp. Def
    IVs: 0 Speed
    - Toxic
    - Earth Power
    - Surf
    - Recover

    Recover balances out LO recoil and its dual STABs have pretty decent coverage on their own, so I should be okay.

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    Bouffalant @ Leftovers
    Ability: Sap Sipper
    Nature: Brave
    EVs: 252 HP/252 Atk/4 Sp. Def
    IVs: 0 Speed
    - Swords Dance
    - Head Charge
    - Earthquake
    - Stone Edge

    Sap Sipper counters Gastrodon's 4x Grass weakness and will definitely help a slow behemoth like Bouffalant quickly blast out powerful hits without set-up and (hopefully) still being under TR. The 4 Sp. Def EVs here stop Download from helping the Porygons.

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    Victini @ Leftovers
    Ability: Victory Star
    Nature: Brave
    EVs: 252 HP/252 Atk/4 Sp. Def
    IVs: 0 Speed
    - Trick Room
    - V-Create
    - U-turn
    - Wild Charge

    Trick Room on Victini is obviously set-up for the team and U-turn allows me to maintain momentum. 4 Sp. Def stops Download here as well.

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    Cofagrigus @ Leftovers
    Nature: Sassy
    EVs: 252 HP/4 Sp. Atk/252 Sp. Def
    IVs: 0 Speed
    - Trick Room
    - Will-o-wisp
    - Hex
    - Haze

    Seeing as Trick Room teams can leave ample opportunity for the opponent to set-up when switching around, I figured I could cripple physical attackers as well as have a utility against boosting Special Attackers as well.

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    Slowbro @ Life Orb
    Ability: Regenerator
    Nature: Quiet
    EVs: 252 HP/4 Def/252 Sp. Atk
    IVs: 0 Speed
    - Trick Room
    - Scald
    - Psychic
    - Slack Off

    Scald helps with Cofagrigus's cause while its Dual STABs provide tons of power.

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    Durant @ Life Orb
    Ability: Hustle
    Nature: Jolly
    EVs: 8 HP/252 Atk/248 Speed
    - Hone Claws
    - X-Scissor
    - Crunch
    - Stone Edge

    In case I can't set up a Trick Room, I need a fast attacker that can hit hard. With a unique base 109 speed I outpace plenty of OU pokes. After a Hone Claws, his attacking stat is a whopping 713 and X-Scissor and Crunch have 106.67% accuracy, while Stone Edge is still raised at 85.33%.
  20. spuds4ever

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    Right, gonna restart this challenge

    Alt: The dark spud
    HoFR: none... yet.
    Pokemon currently working with: Luxray
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  21. Xanderpitz

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    Okay, so I'm scratching the Trick Room idea and I'm going to replace Cofagrigus, Durant, Gastrodon, Bouffalant and Slowbro with Dugtrio, Blastoise, Amoongus, Altaria, and Sableye. I managed to get to 1160, but that's about it. I'm switching Victini to a Choice Band set as well.

    Still have a full team of Dark Horses though!
  22. Birkal

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    Throwing out a reminder that you only have until Saturday night to finish up. Let's end this race strong!
  23. cosmicfinch

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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Lilligant
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    Heres the stats on her
    Lilligant (F) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Chlorophyll
    EVs: 120 HP / 252 SAtk / 136 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Sleep Powder
    - Growth
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Giga Drain

    Cheers
  24. Xanderpitz

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    Okay, so new month and I'm saying screw it to the other team.

    New Alt: Xanderpitz1
    HoFR: None yet
    Pokemon: Mawile, Medicham, Mr. Mime, and Ninjask

    This is my Baton pass team I've been using with Vaporeon and Espeon. I made these sets and if you look up the usage stats, my Mawile and Medicham sets are both #1 most used while Ninjask is 7th most used for lead and Mr. Mime is 2nd for regular usage
  25. Ada

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    Interested to see where this will take me...
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