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The Highlander Tournament | Round Two

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by Birkal, Aug 3, 2013.

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  1. Birkal

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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 Birkal 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 2 Time Table:

    All selections should be made within 96 hours (four days) of this post.
    All battles should be completed within 10 days of this post.
    Participants that go over these limits risk being substituted out.


    Round 2 Pairings:


    DTC vs complete legitimacy
    Gardevoir Charizard Samurott | Dragonite Garchomp Terrakion

    Boudouche vs IronStorm
    Jellicent Machamp Dragonite | Latios Magnezone Metagross

    Jorgen vs Mylo Xyloto
    Snorlax Zapdos Suicune | Dragonite Jirachi Latios

    NidokingKing vs giara
    Nidoking Cloyster Mew | Abomasnow Zapdos Salamence

    Fusxfaranto vs Sayonara
    Garchomp Mew Jirachi | Jirachi Dragonite Breloom

    Steven Snype vs Vinc2612
    Alakazam Heatran Sableye | Garchomp Magnezone Mew

    Myzozoa vs CBTerrakion
    Mew Latias Dragonite | Garchomp Keldeo Scizor

    Euler vs Morpheus
    Alakazam Weavile Sceptile | Hydeigon Mew Garchomp

    Hantsuki vs BlankZero
    Jirachi Mamoswine Arcanine | Tyranitar Breloom Heatran

    Eo Ut Mortus vs Brammi
    Mamoswine Cloyster Jirachi | Blissey Zapdos Machamp

    The DragonKnight vs Kelsey
    Dragonite Azelf Togekiss | Jirachi Infernape Dragonite

    The Kyle vs AnemosSpei
    Breloom Chandelure Tyranitar | Keldeo Volcarona Garchomp

    rairyan vs fitzy72
    Dragonite Landorus Jirachi | Mamoswine Mew Metagross

    Lasagne21 vs Nova
    Hariyama Lucario Dragonite | Mew Ditto Jirachi

    Instynct vs The Unlucky one
    Azelf Latios Dragonite | Keldeo Landorus Tyranitar

    Treecko vs Raseri
    Whimsicott Liepard Sableye | Celebi Jirachi Victini

    Rockhp31 vs Velits
    Lucario Landorus-i Dragonite | Meloetta Honchkrow Jirachi

    Anno nyme vs DarkLoïc
    Terrakion Reuniclus Aerodactyl | Jirachi Landorus-i Terrakion

    Frizy vs Maxou
    Jirachi Landorus-i Tyranitar | Dragonite Moltres Jirachi

    reachzero vs Dcae
    Jirachi Mew Dragonite | Mamoswine Jirachi Mew

    ModestGarchomp vs FireMage
    Tyranitar Jirachi Liepard | Volcarona Jirachi Chansey

    TheFourthChaser vs Mew
    Mew Jirachi Kyurem-B | Latias Zapdos Swampert

    SoulWind vs sandshrewz
    Mew Jirachi Zapdos | Arcanine Zapdos Metagross

    Lunatic Lies vs B-Lulz
    Volcarona Mew Dragonite | Keldeo Gengar Latios

    Dice vs Pwnemon
    Keldeo Jirachi Landorus | Conkeldurr Scrafty Machamp

    SubwayJ vs Fantasy
    Nidoking Lucario Mew | Dragonite Mamoswine Conkeldurr

    Chieliee vs Metal Sonic
    Dragonite Breloom Alakazam | Mienshao Conkeldurr Infernape

    Houndoomsday vs -Manu-
    Mew Jirachi Dragonite | Salamence Victini Kingdra

    Stone_Cold vs dragonuser
    Gengar Garchomp Yanmega | Kyurem-B Dragonite Jirachi

    McMeghan vs Feranfell
    Tyranitar Mamoswine Mew | Wingull Slowpoke Maractus

    Terraquaza vs Kirigakure
    Garchomp Breloom Jirachi | Togekiss Kyurem-B Infernape

    Zukai vs Double01
    Terrakion Dragonite Salamence | Abomasnow Mew Garchomp
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  2. Chieliee

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    make my pick and contacted metal sonic
  3. Kenny

    Kenny don't expect me

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    vm'd and sent in my pick
  4. giara

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    sent my pick and vm'd NidokingKing
  5. Birkal

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  6. Terraquaza

    Terraquaza You chegger?
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  7. dragonuser

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    won vs stone, gg

    http://pastebin.com/3n4DCWaU <- log

    my set:
    Kyurem (Kyurem-B) @ Lum Berry
    Trait: Teravolt
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
    Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
    - Ice Beam
    - Roost
    - Protect
    - Dragon Pulse
  8. Stone_Cold

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    lost to bs dragonusers shakeitup luck haha.

    I was...

    Yanmega @ Focus Sash
    Speed Boost
    Modest, 252 speed, special atk
    - Ancient Power
    - Swagger
    - Hypnosis
    - Hidden Power Rock

    lost off 1 turn sleep :p, gg
  9. Myzozoa

    Myzozoa Throw-up on the internet, or get off on TV
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    even though you didnt post our selections yet, we played anyway. i defeated cbt: http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oriserver-1v1-37870

    i used
    Dragonite @ Fire Gem
    Trait: Multiscale
    EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 SAtk
    Bold Nature
    - Flamethrower
    - ExtremeSpeed
    - Rest
    - Sleep Talk

    I almost used inner focus to avoid scarf scizor flinching, but i decided it wasn't worth it
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  10. cbt

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    confirming, and i used

    Scizor @ Occa Berry
    Trait: Technician
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Atk
    Impish Nature
    - Swords Dance
    - Bullet Punch
    - Acrobatics
    - Iron Head

    (lack of thought can really hurt...)
  11. Lasagne

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    my username has been changed from Tagliatelle21 to Lasagne21. Just though you should know so that the OP can have the new correct name next round.
  12. Chieliee

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  13. Metal Sonic

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    gg

    she countered my strategy ;)

    i used anti-breloom but she used anti-(anti-breloom)

    xD
  14. Birkal

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    Updated. There's a bunch of new challenges, so go check 'em out! Still waiting on @Zaos and @FireMage. They will be coinflipped if I don't get an answer from either of them by tomorrow.
  15. Zaos

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    Probably we battle tomorrow
  16. Mylo Xyloto

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    Contacted Jorgen
  17. Fusxfaranto

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  18. BlankZero

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    VM'd opp and sent picks.
  19. Eo Ut Mortus

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    I won against Brammi, gg.
  20. Brammi

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    Confirm.
    Took out Zap Cannon for Extrasensory because I'm a retard.
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    Sorry but I can't find Feranfell in the members list, could someone please help?
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    amazing
  24. Zaos

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    Birkal, coinlip us because he can't play today becaouse of his friends xD
  25. Double01

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    My opponent has yet to respond or submit his mon
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