Hi guys! I'm blarajan and this is the first warstory I've ever posted. I've been wanting to for a really long time, but I didn't want to post one until I had a good battle. Well, I think I found one! Don't be too mean, guys =). My team: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide His team: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide My moves in blue. My opponent's moves in red. Leftovers/Poison Heal will be shown once per Pokemon. Stealth Rock will be omitted. Battle between awaw16 and blarajan[streamtest] started! Tier: Wifi Variation: +14, -18 Rule: Rated Rule: Sleep Clause Rule: Species Clause Rule: Wifi Battle blarajan[streamtest] sent out Ferrothorn! awaw16 sent out Jirachi! 100% vs 100% I was curious about his Jirachi's set from the get-go. By leading with it, I'm pretty sure it's either TrickScarf or Specially Defensive with Stealth Rock. TrickScarf is doubtful looking at the rest of his team as he lacks another steel type to tank the ever so popular dragon type attacks. Accordingly, I'm pretty sure it's going to be a specially defensive set with Stealth Rock over Fire Punch. With this in mind, it's pretty safe to keep Ferrothorn in. Jirachi really can't do anything to me, so I'm pretty sure he'll switch out. I'll go for the Thunder Wave in order to cripple the switch-in. Stealth Rock isn't all that important right now, so I just went for the Thunder Wave here. Start of turn 1 awaw16 called Jirachi back! awaw16 sent out Zapdos! Zapdos is exerting its Pressure! Ferrothorn used Thunder Wave! Zapdos is paralyzed! It may be unable to move! 100% vs 100% (paralyzed) I was correct in thinking that he'd switch out. Him switching into Zapdos, though, means that it has Heat Wave. Ferrothorn walls a good chunk of his team, and it being rather early, I'm pretty sure he'll go for that Heat Wave. I'll need this Ferrothorn to check his Latios later, so I'm not going to risk it. Rotom-W is a really safe switch in because it resists the Heat Wave and will outspeed now because of the paralysis I got on it. Start of turn 2 blarajan[streamtest] called Ferrothorn back! blarajan[streamtest] sent out Rotom-W! Zapdos used Heat Wave! It's not very effective... Rotom-W lost 46 HP! (16% of its health) Rotom-W restored a little HP using its Leftovers! 90% vs 100% (paralyzed) Right, he did go for the Heat Wave. Luckily, it didn't really do anything at all to my Rotom-W. Not seeing Life Orb on Zapdos, I'm fairly certain it's a defensive set. With the lack of Special Attack investment on most defensive Zapdos, its Thunderbolt won't do a whole ton to my Rotom-W even if it hits. Likewise, Hydro Pump should be able to 2hko, and Zapdos could potentially be harmful later in the game. Hydro Pump it is. Start of turn 3 Rotom-W used Hydro Pump! Zapdos lost 54% of its health! Zapdos is paralyzed! It can't move! Zapdos restored a little HP using its Leftovers! 90% vs 52% (paralyzed) Unfortunately for him, paralysis kicks in. Well, that's why I went for Thunder Wave on the switch instead of Stealth Rock =P. Hydro Pump looks to be a 2hko, and I figure he'll want to save his Zapdos for later. It still checks my Ferrothorn really nicely with its resistance to my STAB moves, so I predict him to switch out into anything (probably Vaporeon). On the off chance that he switches into Latios, though, I'll go for the Will-O-Wisp. Gradual damage is really important on Latios, as they are rather difficult for this team. Since Will-O-Wisp will also pressure Vaporeon, it seemed like a pretty good move at the time. Start of turn 4 Rotom-W used Will-O-Wisp! But it failed! Zapdos used Roost! Zapdos landed on the ground! Zapdos regained health! 96% vs 100% (paralyzed) Huh. Either I got entirely outpredicted, or he figured Hydro Pump might not KO. Or maybe he was foddering Zapdos? Either way, I just wasted a turn and his Zapdos is back to almost full health. Luckily for me, I'm still in a good position as his Zapdos is still crippled and still gets, apparently, 2hkoed by my Rotom-W's Hydro Pump. I'll just go for that again as I really have no reason not to. Damage on Zapdos or everything else bar Vaporeon. Start of turn 5 Rotom-W used Hydro Pump! Zapdos lost 51% of its health! Zapdos used Thunder Wave! Rotom-W is paralyzed! It may be unable to move! 100% (paralyzed) vs 55% (paralyzed) Once again, my opponent opts to stay in with his Zapdos. Maybe I'm completely overthinking its importance to him, as he obviously doesn't seem very attached to it. Maybe, just maybe, he's thinking of keeping it alive? I don't want Rotom-W to take any unnecessary Thunderbolt damage, as it's now slower than the wounded Zapdos. This move right here, as unimportant as it looks, actually will tell me a lot. If he switches out Zapdos then his previous roost was probably him predicting the Will-O-Wisp. If he stays in, then he really just gives zero shits about the well being of his Zapdos. If he DOES switch out, though, the Vaporeon seemed most likely at the time, because that would have been really safe based off the current moves. I'm going to switch in my Reuniclus right now, because it can take on any form of Vaporeon, and can take a Thunderbolt fairly well, and doesn't really mind paralysis. Start of turn 6 blarajan[streamtest] called Rotom-W back! blarajan[streamtest] sent out Reuniclus! Zapdos is paralyzed! It can't move! 100% vs 61% (paralyzed) He and Zapdos need counseling because he clearly doesn't care whether it lives or dies. The paralysis was unfortunate here, but it doesn't mean all that much, I promise. Anyways, he is constantly trying to get rid of my Rotom-W right now. Maybe he's just trying to pressure stall me out of Hydro Pump? Doubtful, he has Vaporeon.. Well anyways...I don't really want to set up a Trick Room right now, as this thunderbird is starting to bug me with its resilience. >.<. Safe psychic is safe psychic. Start of turn 7 awaw16 called Zapdos back! awaw16 sent out Jirachi! Reuniclus used Psychic! It's not very effective... Jirachi lost 14% of its health! Jirachi restored a little HP using its Leftovers! 100% vs 92% Well NOW it switches out, my god. Seeing leftovers on Jirachi confirms that it's not TrickScarf. Its set is still a bit of a mystery, but I'm really sure it's specially defensive. He switched out of Ferrothorn earlier, so his moves are probably Wish/Iron Head/Body Slam/Stealth Rock? Ferrothorn doesn't care about any of those so I'm bringing him back in. I kind of want my own rocks now because of that sdjflasjflkajflaksj Zapdos. Really irritating me. Start of turn 8 blarajan[streamtest] called Reuniclus back! blarajan[streamtest] sent out Ferrothorn! Jirachi used Stealth Rock! Pointed stones float in the air around blarajan[streamtest]'s team! 100% vs 98% Turn goes how I thought it would. He's probably going to switch back in Zapdos before I go for Stealth Rock and because he doesn't have to risk a Toxic. He also kind of walls me anyways. I want rocks up regardless, now, so I'll just stay in on the obvious Zapdos switch in and set up my only hazards. Start of turn 9 awaw16 called Jirachi back! awaw16 sent out Zapdos! Zapdos is exerting its Pressure! Ferrothorn used Stealth Rock! Pointed stones float in the air around awaw16's team! 100% vs 67% (paralyzed) Turn goes as I thought it would. At this point, though, he still has a full health Latios waiting in the wings, and those Draco Meteors are scary. Ferrothorn is prettttyyyy worth saving from that Heat Wave, and I doubt from his playstyle that he's predicting much, so Rotom-W is a pretty safe switch in. Familiar match up, guys? These rivals are going to duke it out once more. Start of turn 10 blarajan[streamtest] called Ferrothorn back! blarajan[streamtest] sent out Rotom-W! Zapdos is paralyzed! It can't move! 94% (paralyzed) vs 73% (paralyzed) And then more parahax. Man, not getting rocks up that first turn is really helping me out, isn't it? Anyways, as I said, I want this thing dead. Since Rotom-W actually hasn't really taken any hits yet (Thunder Wave cripples Oden :D), I'm safe to stay in and do whatever I want really. I'm pretty sure Thunderbolt is also a 2hko at this point, and is a bit safer to spam in case Vaporeon wants to come back in. Start of turn 11 Zapdos used Thunderbolt! Rotom-W lost 130 HP! (47% of its health) Rotom-W used Thunderbolt! Zapdos lost 40% of its health! 53% (paralyzed) vs 37% (paralyzed) Meh. I took about a third including leftovers. Without the parahax, I might be dead right now, so I feel kind of bad about it. I'm pretty sure he went for Heat Wave one of those times, so not necessarily... Ah, well, Rotom-W is pretty fodderable right now. He isn't going to really contribute all of that much later. Start of turn 12 Zapdos is paralyzed! It can't move! Rotom-W used Thunderbolt! Zapdos lost 37% of its health! Zapdos fainted! awaw16 sent out Machamp! Pointed stones dug into Machamp! 59% (paralyzed) vs 0% (fainted) ==> 94% Score: 6-5 Currently Deceased: Zapdos And there goes the Zapdos, afflicted by paralysis and hated by Arceus. He who never got to do anything in this battle and would have inevitably killed my Rotom-W is gone. =(. I still don't want my Rotom-W, though. I'm still going to just fodder it out to this Machamp. I don't really want to switch in Gliscor right now in case of Ice Punch. Ice Punch is scary. Start of turn 13 Machamp used Stone Edge! Rotom-W lost 117 HP! (42% of its health) Rotom-W is paralyzed! It can't move! 23% (paralyzed) vs 94% He had Stone Edge? Why... Anyways him using Stone Edge instead of Dynamic Punch meant he probably expected the Gliscor to come in to tank Dynamic Punches all day err day. Him using Stone Edge, though, also probably means he doesn't have Ice Punch. Stone Edge/Dynamic Punch/Payback/Bullet Punch, I'm thinking. Weird, but okay. That means my Gliscor will wall the living hell out of that Machamp. Rotom-W is still fodder though. I really don't want it. Start of turn 14 Machamp used Stone Edge! Rotom-W lost 60 HP! (21% of its health) Rotom-W fainted! blarajan[streamtest] sent out Reuniclus! 0% (fainted) ==> 100% vs 94% Score: 5-5 Deceased: Zapdos, Rotom-W Yeah anyways. I sent out Reuniclus here because I know he's going to switch in Jirachi to counter it, like he did last time. That Jirachi is going to wall my Reuniclus for days. Based off its probable moveset from earlier, Gliscor will easily scare that Jirachi away. It's not going to do anything to Gliscor except MAYBE annoy it, and I want to know how he generally handles Gliscor. Start of turn 15 awaw16 called Machamp back! awaw16 sent out Jirachi! blarajan[streamtest] called Reuniclus back! blarajan[streamtest] sent out Gliscor! Gliscor's Toxic Orb activated! Gliscor was poisoned! 100% ==> 88% (poisoned) vs ==> 100% Yup, the turn went as I thought it would. He brought in Jirachi to tank Reuniclus. As I mentioned before, Gliscor handles his Jirachi for days while not really caring at all. I mean, mosquitoes are probably more annoying than that Jirachi is. Latios counters Gliscor really well, seeing as an uninvested Ice Fang doesn't do anything at all, and the Earthquake is pretty obvious. Accordingly, I want my scarf Haxorus in on it, as, mainly, I want to see if it's Specs or Scarf. If it's Scarf, then I can just bring in Scrafty and DD to oblivion on the Special Attack drop. To scout his switch in (hoping to kill Latios), I go for the triple switch into Haxorus.