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The Highlander Tournament | Round Three

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by Vinc2612, Aug 23, 2013.

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  1. Vinc2612

    Vinc2612 IT'S VINCE DUMBASS
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    Introduction:

    During All-Star week for Smogon Premier League 4, macle and I had an interesting battle. We decided to do a one on one battle between our team mascots: Scrafty vs. Toxicroak. What started as a joke battle turned into massive theorymon sessions that went on for hours. Dekzeh and the Smog Frogs spent a lot of time working out optimal spreads, and the environment was similar in the Team Raiders channel. The battle ended up being a lot of fun with a surprising amount of depth (http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ou8892250). It was easily one of the most fun matches either of us had played, so I'm building a tournament around the same concept.

    Concept:

    The tournament is set up that you pick and post three Pokemon when you sign up for the tournament. You can only pick one of each individual Pokemon, but a different player can have the same Pokemon as you (e.g. you can't have two Alakazam, but someone else can pick Alakazam if you pick it too; also, you can only pick one forme for Pokemon like Rotom). Chosen Pokemon have to be Overused and under; no Ubers are allowed. Each round, every player picks one of their opponent's three Pokemon to battle that round. They PM that choice to me. Once both players have relayed the opposing Pokemon to face in PM, I will declare it in the thread. At that point, both players can start preparing for their match. Picking like this occurs through every round.

    Also, it'd be awesome if each player kept their designed sets for when they are eliminated. They shouldn't reveal anything about the nature of the battle, but moreso why they prepared that Pokemon in the manner they did for that specific threat. It's cool for onlookers to see the mental process behind this stuff. If you can reveal it in these threads without giving away any of the opponent's strategy, I'm sure our viewers would love to see the sets utilized.

    General Tournament Rules:

    • General tournament rules and regulations can be found stickied at the top of this forum.
    • Standard OU - 1 vs. 1
    • Generation V
    • Single Elimination
    • The banlists for this tournament are the same as for the ladders of the Smogon University server of Pokemon Online. You are absolutely not allowed to use any Pokemon in the Uber metagame.
    • Matches may either be conducted on Pokemon Showdown or Pokemon Online.
    • Post three Pokemon in this thread when you sign up for the tournament. They will remain as your only Pokemon throughout the entirety of the tournament.
    • Private Message user Vinc2612 at the beginning of each round which of your opponent's Pokemon you'd like to battle.
    • Do not battle until both you and your opponent have their selection revealed in this thread.
    Battle Rules:

    • Evasion Clause
    • OHKO Clause
    • Sleep Clause
    • Species Clause
    • Timed Battle
    • 1 vs. 1
    • No moves that evoke the Self KO Clause. Destiny Bond, Explosion, Final Gambit, Perish Song, Selfdestruct, and other such moves are banned.
    • No Johning whatsoever. I expect all matches to be done within the span of a week or less.
    • All matches will be best of one.
    All participants must Private Message me which of their opponent's Pokemon they choose to face. Your battle cannot start until I receive PMs from both participants. I will be updating this post with the selected Pokemon when I receive PMs from both battlers.

    Round 3 Time Table:

    All selections should be made within 96 hours (four days) of this post.
    All battles should be completed before September 5th.
    Participants that go over these limits risk being substituted out.


    Round 3 Pairings:


    Eo Ut Mortus vs The Kyle
    Mamoswine Cloyster Jirachi | Breloom Chandelure Tyranitar

    ModestGarchomp vs sandshrewz
    Tyranitar Jirachi Liepard | Arcanine Zapdos Metagross

    Hantsuki vs reachzero
    Jirachi Mamoswine Arcanine | Jirachi Mew Dragonite

    Terraquaza vs Lasagne21
    Garchomp Breloom Jirachi | Hariyama Lucario Dragonite

    Kenny vs Fusxfaranto
    Wingull Slowpoke Maractus | Garchomp Mew Jirachi

    Raseri vs Chieliee
    Celebi Jirachi Victini | Dragonite Breloom Alakazam

    Frizy vs B-Lulz
    Jirachi Landorus-I Tyranitar | Keldeo Gengar Latios

    Jorgen vs The Unlucky one
    Snorlax Zapdos Suicune | Keldeo Landorus-I Tyranitar

    DarkLoïc vs Fantasy
    Jirachi Landorus-I Terrakion | Dragonite Mamoswine Conkeldurr

    -Manu- vs fitzy72
    Salamence Victini Kingdra | Mamoswine Mew Metagross

    dragonuser vs giara
    Kyurem-B Dragonite Jirachi | Abomasnow Zapdos Salamence

    The DragonKnight vs Boudouche
    Dragonite Azelf Togekiss | Jellicent Dragonite Machamp

    Vinc2612 vs Dice
    Garchomp Magnezone Mew | Keldeo Jirachi Landorus

    Double01 vs Rockhp31
    Abomasnow Mew Garchomp | Lucario Landorus-i Dragonite

    Myzozoa vs TheFourthChaser
    Mew Latias Dragonite | Mew Jirachi Kyurem-B

    complete legitimacy vs Morpheus
    Dragonite Garchomp Terrakion | Hydeigon Mew Garchomp


    Last edited: Sep 11, 2013
  2. Vinc2612

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    Also Dice, I am waiting for your PM as well, I will take the activity win if you do not send it.
  3. Chieliee

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    contacted razzles

    thinking about my choice atm

    edit: made set, hoping for nojohns
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  4. Lasagne

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    sent pick and contacted opponent
  5. Raseri

    Raseri here to help
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    won in a gg

    michael jordan (Jirachi) @ Chesto Berry
    Trait: Serene Grace
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 16 Spd / 252 HP / 240 Def
    Bold Nature
    - Hidden Power [Flying]
    - Sleep Talk
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    lost to raseri.

    set:

    Breloom @ Coba Berry
    Trait: Technician
    EVs: 60 Atk / 168 HP / 252 SDef
    Sassy Nature
    - Substitute
    - Focus Punch
    - Leech Seed (filler)
    - Mach Punch


    i meant to put fight gem here but yea im dumb
  7. Lasagne

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    Terraquaza won. I completely forgot Drain Punch existed lol. my set was just a last minute thing cos i forgot to make it earlier

    Lucario @ Focus Sash
    Trait: Inner Focus
    EVs: 68 Atk / 252 SAtk / 188 Spd
    Rash Nature
    - ExtremeSpeed
    - Hidden Power [Flying]
    - Sleep Talk
  8. Terraquaza

    Terraquaza When a clock is hungry... It goes back four seconds
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    i won lol o_O
  9. Vinc2612

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    After talking with Boudouche, it looks like he deserves the activity win over IronStorm. New matchup: @The DragonKnight vs @Boudouche
  10. dice

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    won gg vinc

    Jirachi @ Lum Berry
    Trait: Serene Grace
    EVs: 16 Spd / 252 HP / 136 Atk / 104 SAtk
    Lonely Nature
    - Hidden Power [Ground]
    - Drain Punch
    - Iron Head
    - Fire Punch

    ev's were totally random
  11. Vinc2612

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    One hour of team building to see if iron head flinches or not :[
    gg

    Magnezone @ Air Balloon
    Trait: Analytic
    EVs: 252 SAtk / 236 HP / 20 Spd
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Thunder
    - Magnet Rise
    - Metal Sound
    - Electroweb

    Outspeed Jirachi that uses just enough speed to outspeed timid Magnezone after Electroweb, Magnet Rise to "keep" my balloon even after the first hit, Metal Sound to win vs CM or LightScreen :[
  12. Kenny

    Kenny don't expect me

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    lose

    rip wingull and my crew ;(
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    Fusxfaranto (he still is curiose about the turkey hole) though
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    Myz and I sent in our mons and we told each other what we picked, I won gg.
  17. Myzozoa

    Myzozoa Throw-up on the internet, or get off on TV
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    lost, gg


    i used:

    Dragonite@focus sash
    Super Power
    ES
    Dclaw
    protect
  18. Frizy

    Frizy dont change my ct fuckers
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    I got pawned, shoulda seen that coming haha. GG!
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  21. Hantsuki

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    Blue Star was right, Nite should be banned o.o

    gg haha xD
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  23. Double01

    Double01 Hate it or love it the under dog's on top

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    I won vs Rockhp in a gg

    my set:
    Abomasnow @ Chople Berry
    Trait: Snow Warning
    EVs: 252 HP / 32 Atk / 100 Def / 124 Spd
    Impish Nature
    - Protect
    - Bulldoze
    - Earthquake
    - GrassWhistle

    Evs are so i survive adamant lucario CC+Bullet Punch and i outspeed adamant lucario after -1.
  24. Rockhp

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    Lost vs Double01, wasn't really expecting that..

    my set:
    Lucario (F) @ Lum Berry
    Trait: Steadfast
    EVs: 252 HP / 120 Atk / 136 SDef
    Adamant Nature
    - Rain Dance
    - ExtremeSpeed
    - Drain Punch
    - Bullet Punch

    gg and gl for the rest, that tour was really fun from what I played!
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    Contacted @Boudouche on Sunday and haven't heard back.
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