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The Highlander Tournament | Round Three

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

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  1. The DragonKnight

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    Won vs Boudouche. Good game.
  2. The Kyle

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    can't play anymore, sorry give eo the win
  3. fitzy72

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  4. complete legitimacy

    complete legitimacy Honko's Happy Funtime With Men
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    Morpheus has given me the win.
  5. The Unlucky one

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    choke lost, he still coulda won anyway

    Landorus (M) @ Focus Sash
    Trait: Sheer Force
    EVs: 200 Spd / 252 Atk / 56 Def
    Adamant Nature
    - Hammer Arm
    - Superpower
    - Protect
    - Substitute
  6. Jorgen

    Jorgen World's Strongest Fairy
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    Confirming the win vs. The Unlucky One, gg.

    http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ubers-48420235

    Snorlax (M) @ Chople Berry
    Trait: Immunity
    EVs: 252 Def / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
    Quiet Nature
    - Yawn
    - Protect
    - Ice Punch
    - Ice Beam

    Yawn + Protect just to account for anything he might do (bar Substitute or Lum Berry, which I was praying he wouldn't bother with). If he brings a Fight Gem against my expectations and manages to live an Ice Beam, for example, I'm cooked regardless of my defensive investment unless I can Protect after a Yawn.

    I had also considered an Endure + Custap Berry set so that I could fire off Ice Beam first thing no worries (thereby fixing the Substitute problem), but figured it was too risky as Protect is way too intuitive a move to just slap onto a set in this format.

    EVs are super simple, max Defense to tank hits (including any +2 hits from a SD set) and max SpA with quiet nature for Ice Beam OHKOs if he didn't bring a sash/yache (50% chance if he uses 252 HP). Without +SpA, I can never OHKO that Lando spread. Relaxed would guarantee survival of unboosted Hammer Arm + Superpower, but even without Relaxed I have a good shot at surviving that, so I picked the OHKO chance because otherwise a gem set could wake up and KO me 33% of the time instead of just roughly 17% of the time.

    I was super scared of Swagger shenanigans here, and almost considered Lum Berry for it. I decided against it and realized that if he's going to play that 50/50 game, I'll just let him gamble it.
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  7. giara

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    dragonuser gave me the win.
  8. Danilo

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    so,.....
  9. Vinc2612

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    So... The deadline is tomorrow?
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  10. Danilo

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    owned :(
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  11. Danilo

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    soo,.....
  12. Sapientia

    Sapientia education is important, but good biceps is importanter
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    Needs more Round 4

    If Vinc lacks time, I host this tournament to the end np np
  13. Vinc2612

    Vinc2612 IT'S VINCE DUMBASS
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    Actually, Birkal told me he can host it from the Round 4, so I give him the weekend
  14. sandshrewz

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    ModestGarchomp didn't appear ?_? /me goes to sleep. Hopefully will be able to play him tmr.
  15. ModestGarchomp

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    Yeah I fell asleep and I am not going to be online tomorrow, so he can get the activity win.
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