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The Dark Horse Project

Discussion in 'BW OU' started by ginganinja, Nov 1, 2012.

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  1. Slowking12

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    Hey Pocket what are the EVs you are using for your Kingdra? Can you show us the set in a clearer format? I just want to know so that I can try it out?
  2. Pocket

    Pocket GOJIRA
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    Kingdra @ Dragon Fang
    Trait: Swift Swim
    EVs: 24 Atk / 252 SpA / 232 Spe
    Mild or Rash Nature
    - Dragon Dance
    - Hydro Pump
    - Draco Meteor
    - Outrage

    You can use Surf > Hydro Pump @ LO for similar power while gaining more oomph in your Dragon moves than with Dragon Fang's 20% boost. The lack of recoil helps preserve its bulk, though.
  3. Bluwing

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    Pokemon Showdown! Username: BROStime
    Hall of Fame Standing: None
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Smeargle
    Current Ladder Standing on Pokemon Showdown!: 1641 [15-3] EDITED

    I will edit this post if manage to reach Hall of Fame standings or to post my Smeargle set.

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    SMEARGLE @ Silk Scarf
    Trait: Own Tempo
    EVs: 252 Atk | 252 Spe | 4 HP
    Nature: Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    Moveset: Spore | Belly Drum | ExtremeSpeed | V-Create

    This set is amazing, I just love this set because its so powerfull as ExtremeSpeed + V-Create just demolishes stuff late game. I know that V-Create makes Smeargle weak to priority and stuff like that, but Smeargle is extremely frail from before and as it has ExtremeSpeed so the speed is really not needed, after it has V-Created. This set is more off a late game sweeper set and does that great, as this set is completely walled by fast ghost types and Heatran makes Dugtrio + Latios great team mates to help Smeargle out.
  4. gengarsnemisis

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    O.o sweeping with a smeargle, never heard of that haha looks like it could be legit though!

    Edited my op switched to kabutops.
  5. jaredz99

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    Due to major team changes and a tilt-y run, I've changed my name to WinterGuardians. I'll probably make one last push at the top before I make an RMT and ask for some help, things are going fairly well but I'm not quite getting over that 1900-1920 Glicko hump.
  6. /B/utterfree

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    Unfortunately, while Dusknoir partners really well with powerhouses like Keldeo and Scizor, my competence in the ladder is too inconsistent for this challenge to be merited as a success. ;_;
  7. inanimate blob

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    Pokémon Showdown! Username: Porygon2 Monster
    Hall of Fame Standing: N/A
    Dark Horse Currently Working With: Porygon2
    Current Standing on Pokémon Showdown!: 1000 (not started)

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    Porygon2 @ Eviolite
    Trait: Trace
    EVs: 252 HP | 100 Def | 156 SpDef
    Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
    Moveset: Recover | Toxic | Thunderbolt | Ice Beam

    I've used Porygon2 in the past and have always loved it, so I was sad that even with Eviolite, it was UU. So why not put it on an OU team?

    I'm debating what EV spread I'm going to work with, but for now this works.
  8. The Unlucky one

    The Unlucky one

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    Sorry if I keep changing Alt. I really forgot about this challenge after a couple of really solid matches and then the magical thing called DECAY happened. was 1.6k, once i tried again i was at 1.3k and hardly got anything for winning. Well, its a learning experience. Sorry if this is kind of spamming this thread.
  9. dwarfstar

    dwarfstar formerly Darth Missingno.
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    Decided to try dropping Kingdra in favor of Salamence, so the post has to be updated. (Doesn't it?)

  10. mudkipmanxp5

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    Hopefully last alt change. Getting somewhat close-ish to Hall of Fame on this alt.
  11. Arcticblast

    Arcticblast MUH FREEDOMZ
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    Ending my challenge because I haven't used my Bellossom team since before the ladder reset and because I suck.

    Might start a Dark Horse run again in the future with something else though.
  12. mudkipmanxp5

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    :( was one point away from top 100 and then lost 2 games in a row and dropped to 1816....

    I'll keep trying though, these damn dragmag teams.
  13. Molk

    Molk Assault Vest Whimsicott ^_^
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    Because metang was mostly a joke (although i actually attempted to get up there with it, lol). Im going to try and see how the other Steel/Psychic goes :3.

    Pokemon Showdown! Username: Australia
    Hall of Fame Standing: None this round, Platinum last round
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Bronzong
    Current Ladder Standing: none yet
  14. StealthLatios

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    Pokemon Showdown! Username: Sharpie
    Hall of Fame Standing: N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Bisharp
    Current Ladder Standing on Pokemon Showdown!: None
  15. Melee Mewtwo

    Melee Mewtwo lol, nice
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    Pokemon Showdown! Username: SSB4 Mewtwo
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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Gothitelle
    Current Ladder Standing on Pokemon Showdown!: None

    Edit: Made a new ladder alt cause the one I was on was just crawling.
  16. Jayde

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    Pokemon Showdown! Username: Breathtaking
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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Bronzong
    Current Ladder Standing on Pokemon Showdown!: None
  17. Ithilanor

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    Can we use either the Suspect ladder or current OU for getting in the Hall of Fame?

    Pocket EDIT: current OU :0
  18. The Unlucky one

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    Ya, i went 35-19 previous alt. I'm really sucking.
    lol bad dog throwing up was too long.

    I got hax'd
  19. Dark Nikuman

    Dark Nikuman

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    Pokemon Showdown! Username: Dark Horserider
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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Sharpedo
    Current Ladder Standing on Pokemon Showdown!: not started laddering only seen that the nick is avaible.
  20. The Unlucky one

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    ^ changed my alt. My hatred for hax continues.
    REEDIT: Why are all my alts too long?
  21. dwarfstar

    dwarfstar formerly Darth Missingno.
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    With Genesect banned, they got rid of OU-current and reinstated old OU. As such, my ranking's down to 1486. (I've been using the same team since before Genesect was released, with the exception of switching Kingdra to Salamence.)
  22. asterat

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    Pokemon Showdown! Username: Mesopotamia
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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Virizion, Landorus- T
    Current Ladder Standing on Pokemon Showdown!: 1779
  23. alkinesthetase

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    oh right before i forget

    we should be doing at least one more month so prepare for another thread within the next few days, once the lot of us get together to post it
  24. jaredz99

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    As Genesect has been banned and the ladder reset, I'm going to make another run at the top 100. New alt is KeisukeHonda, pokemon are still Abomasnow/Walrein.
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