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The (Past) Dark Horse Project — Volume 1

Discussion in 'BW OU' started by Birkal, Jan 2, 2012.

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  1. alexwolf

    alexwolf Fear the D
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    Pokemon Online Username : cressun
    Dark Horse Pokemon : Cresselia
    Hall of Fame Standing : none
    Current Ladder Standing : 1000

    Cresselia @ Light Clay
    Nature : Timid
    Ability : Levitate
    EVs : 252 HP / 252 Spe / 4 Def
    - Reflect
    - Light Screen
    - Thunder Wave
    - Psychic
  2. Pearl.

    Pearl. I can't make miracles happen... But, I can be at your side.
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    updating again cause i don't wanna stay below ala.

    [​IMG]

    i probably won't go any further due to tilting, but whatever.
  3. ginganinja

    ginganinja Dating Haunter
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    since I posted my RMT I feel comfortable posting my team that I used to get Frizy into the top 100 (tho my RMT got higher -__-)

    Hall of Fame link: http://www.smogon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4055526&postcount=237

    Team

    Frizy (Virizion) @ Lum Berry
    Trait: Justified
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)
    - Close Combat
    - Leaf Blade
    - Swords Dance
    - Stone Edge

    Nidoqueen (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Sheer Force
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Earthquake
    - Fire Blast
    - Ice Beam
    - Toxic Spikes

    Urthemiel (Dragonite) (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Multiscale
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Outrage
    - Waterfall
    - Fire Punch
    - ExtremeSpeed

    Vulcan (Heatran) (M) @ Choice Specs
    Trait: Flash Fire
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Fire Blast
    - Earth Power
    - Dragon Pulse
    - Hidden Power [Grass]

    Hydreigon (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Substitute
    - Dragon Pulse
    - Focus Blast
    - Fire Blast

    Deep Blue (Metagross) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Clear Body
    EVs: 240 HP / 80 Atk / 188 SDef
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Meteor Mash
    - Earthquake
    - Stealth Rock
    - Pursuit
  4. The Goddamn Batman

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    Ok so Honchkrow isn't working out, too many steel types in OU for the SubRoost set, and Krow isnt fast enough for a mixed set. Switching to Alakazam.

    Pokemon Online Username: TheGoddamnBatmanOU
    Dark Horse Pokemon : Alakazam
    Hall of Fame Standing : nah bro
    Current Ladder Standing : *** Your rank in Standard OU is 731/48654 [1191 points / 15 battles]!


    Alakazam @ Life Orb
    Ability: Magic Guard
    Timid Nature
    -Psychic
    -Focus Blast
    -Hidden Power Rock
    -Shadow Ball
  5. Ninja-persian

    Ninja-persian

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    Pokemon Online Username: DarkHorseNinja2.0
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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Rhyperior
    Current Ladder Standing:
    1000

    Started with Nidoking but remembered Create-a-team is doing a team centered around him, so changed to rhyperior
  6. toshimelonhead

    toshimelonhead Raising Whitney's Miltank

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    Update:

    (22:07:40) *** Your rank in Standard OU is 61/48984 [1388 points / 301 battles]!
  7. Charge

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    In case anybody missed it.
  8. Ninja-persian

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    Hi, I have been facing lots of difficulty for finding good partners for a team built around nidoking, can any of you please help me?
  9. DDRMaster

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    I've never used Nidoking myself but I've heard Quiver Dance/Baton Pass Venomoth is a good partner to allow Nidoking to sweep. Rotom-W also poses a problem to Nidoking as bulky versions can take a Thunderbolt while Choice Scarf versions will outspeed you after the boosts and KO you with Hydro Pump. Gastrodon is a good counter to Rotom-W as most of them can do little more to Gastrodon than Burn it while Gastrodon can hit Rotom-W with Toxic.
  10. AasTmO

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    Using this strategy, you might want to bring in BP Espeon as well to take care of nasty Phazers.
    Or check the below link to see what the community thinks ;)
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3457379
  11. Ninja-persian

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    Man, I totally forgot about the Create-a-team! You have no idea how it helped!
  12. Cherub Agent

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    Birkal I've updated with my new name and DH, Steelix
  13. ginganinja

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    @ Charge

    I fully agree that there is not much that can switch into those 2 pokemon. Skarmory is not a bad bet, since it can handle them both pretty well. You could try it over Frostlass (tho thats a Dark Horse pokemon gone). Nidoqueen walls Terrakion like a pro and can handle Haxorus 1v1 in a pinch. Lastly, CB Scizor can act as an excellent check to both. Personally, id worry about Countering Terrakion first and then worry about Haxorus since its easier for you to revenge kill.
  14. mehbear

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    Pokemon Online Username: Fast Loris
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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Mew
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000 1212, stopping for the night.
  15. toshimelonhead

    toshimelonhead Raising Whitney's Miltank

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    Got the team to 1400+. I am going to stop laddering with it and post the screenie of proof here tomorrow. RMT coming later.

    if you want proof
  16. AccidentalGreed

    AccidentalGreed HOMERUN, CABRONES
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    So I laddered up with a more offensive, and arguably more synergetic, team in which Togekiss is always a service (Wreaking havoc on stall teams by daylight, healing my offensive Pokemon by moonlight). This team was made, and some teammates were discarded, since I was pretty tired of being taken advantage of by certain teams. Hopefully this replaces my place in the Hall of Fame, and here are my results:
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    My Dark Horse (open)

    Isis (Togekiss) (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Serene Grace
    EVs: 236 HP / 20 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Nasty Plot
    - Roost
    - Heal Bell
    - Air Slash


    1438 (Ranked #25) (open)
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    My new and current team (open)
    Pixie (Jirachi) @ Leftovers Trait: Serene Grace
    EVs: 252 HP / 160 Atk / 96 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Substitute
    - Body Slam
    - Iron Head
    - Fire Punch

    Surt (Heatran) (M) @ Air Balloon
    Trait: Flash Fire
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Sunny Day
    - Fire Blast
    - SolarBeam
    - Earth Power

    Isis (Togekiss) (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Serene Grace
    EVs: 236 HP / 20 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Nasty Plot
    - Roost
    - Heal Bell
    - Air Slash

    Hitoshura (Dragonite) (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Multiscale
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Outrage
    - Fire Punch
    - ExtremeSpeed
    - Brick Break

    Tiromitria (Salamence) (F) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Moxie
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Naughty Nature (+Atk, -SDef)
    - Outrage
    - Dragon Claw
    - Earthquake
    - Fire Blast

    Undyne (Starmie) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Natural Cure
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Rain Dance
    - Hydro Pump
    - Thunder
    - Rapid Spin


    I might just post an RMT soon, but I like being secretive. This is the most public I've ever gotten on my team.
  17. KorKonT

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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Mew
    Current Ladder Standing: 1040
  18. VaporeonIce

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    AccidentalGreed, I hope you do post an RMT; that team looks insanely cool. I also like how insanely offensive it is; the fact that literally nothing has more than 4 EVs in either Defense or Special Defense, with Jirachi as your only "wall-type thing" is really entertaining.
  19. emirinho

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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Donphan
    Current Ladder Standing: 1035

    It seems to be a nice team...
  20. EpicTurtle

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    Pokemon Online Username: TehEpicTurtle
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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Hippodown!
    Current Ladder Standing:
    1000 - > 1105 - > 1205.

    Hippodown Set:

    [​IMG]@ Leftovers
    Nature: Impish
    Ability: Sand Stream
    EVs:248 HP/252 Def/8 Sp. Def
    -Stealth Rocks
    -Earthquake
    -Slack Off
    -Roar

    Going at a slow pace, but I'm having fun!

    Who needs Tyranitar when you got Hippodown!
  21. Lady Alex

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    Changing my dark horse pokemon to cresselia. Only peaked at 108 with suicune, went on serious tilt, and couldn't recover lol.
  22. alexwolf

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    I am not totally sure how this works, but i already have chosen Cresselia :
  23. Birkal

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    It is all good, alexwolf! Multiple users are allowed to enter with the same Pokemon. It's when that Pokemon hits the Hall of Fame that it is removed from public selection.

    Also as a general announcement, I'm quite sure that there is going to be another round of the Dark Horse Project next month! If anyone knows for sure when the ladder resets (is it every month or every three months), then please send me a PM or VM. I haven't found anyone that knows for sure! Keep on the lookout for another post by me soon on this project's future.
  24. emirinho

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    Can someone explain me what that tilt thing is. I was often in top100 but never really realized that anything strange happened. I guess it is because sometimes i dont play po for a month and forget my rank.
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    tilt is like when you're playing really well but then you lose a match and then get pissed and lose another match and then get pissed and lose another match and so on
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