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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. Pocket

    Pocket Apo, the astronaut's best friend >:3
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    Very ambitious project, Birkal!

    Pokemon Online Username: Cero
    Hall of Fame Standing: N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Virizion
    Current Ladder Standing: 1111

    Specifically:

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    Virizion @ Leftovers
    Ability: Justified
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)
    - Giga Drain
    - Focus Blast
    - Calm Mind
    - Hidden Power [Ice]

    Pokemon Online Username: Cero
    Hall of Fame Standing: N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Alakazam
    Current Ladder Standing: 1111

    Specifically:

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    Alakazam @ Focus Sash
    Ability: Magic Guard
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)
    - Psyshock
    - Calm Mind
    - Focus Blast
    - Shadow Ball
  2. Vemane

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    Nevermind Switching to Alakazam (damn metagame shifts...)


    Alakazam(M) @ Life Orb Trait: Magic Guard
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Psyshock
    - Substitute
    - Shadow Ball
    - Focus Blast

    Can Clean up better than starmie or something... idk...

    Pokemon Online Username: darkerhorse
    Hall of Fame Standing: None as of yet!
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Alakazam
    Current Ladder Standing: 1073


    Chansey (F) @ Eviolite Trait: Natural Cure
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Stealth Rock
    - Softboiled
    - Toxic
    - Snatch


    Along with testing alakazam as a clean-upper, I am hoping to attempt a very heavy stall team using double blobs, blissey and chansey, as well as other defensive pivots that will help them to function. What people don't realize is simply how insanely bulky chansey is, even moreso that blissey. By using chansey as a central defensive pokemon, after getting rid of the physical threats, the match is nearly won. Because of the focus on chansey, I will, rather than focus on phasing through hazards, rather focus on forcing switches through heavy walling and status.


    Pokemon Online Username: 2Blobs
    Hall of Fame Standing: None as of yet!
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Chansey
    Current Ladder Standing: 1210


    Uxie (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SpAtt)
    - Stealth Rock
    - U-Turn
    - Yawn
    - Magic Coat

    Due to the offensive nature of the current metagame, my third and final horse is going to be Uxie with a momentum based team. Will focus on U-turn as well as Uxie's ability to be one of the best momentum grabbers in the game to, by keeping constant pressure, break the opponent's defensive cores, allowing for a clean up by any one of the other members.

    Pokemon Online Username: Momentum.
    Hall of Fame Standing: None as of yet!
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Uxie
    Current Ladder Standing: 1215

    Mienshao (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Regenerator
    EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - U-turn
    - Hi Jump Kick
    - Fake Out
    - Stone Edge


    Rotom-W @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Volt Switch
    - Hydro Pump
    - Trick
    - Hidden Power [Fire]


    Uxie @ Leftovers
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Yawn
    - U-turn
    - Magic Coat
    - Stealth Rock


    Scizor (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Technician
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - U-turn
    - Bullet Punch
    - Pursuit
    - Superpower


    Ambipom (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Technician
    EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Fake Out
    - U-turn
    - Low Sweep
    - Double Hit


    Breloom (M) @ Toxic Orb
    Trait: Poison Heal
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Spore
    - Substitute
    - Focus Punch
    - Seed Bomb

    I suppose that ambipom and mienshao can also be considered dark horse pokes but in terms of the team, uxie does more. Shao is already quite ou and ambipom doesn't offer much in terms of momentum, just wearing down chlorophyl users that killed me.
    Pokemon Online Username: Momentum.
    Hall of Fame Standing: None as of yet!
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Tornadus
    Current Ladder Standing: 1300
  3. Doughboy

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    Hall of Fame Standing: None
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Hippowdon
    Current Ladder Standing: 2224/47829 [1124 points / 10 battles]!

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    Hungry Hippo (Hippowdon) (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Sand Stream
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
    Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
    - Earthquake
    - Stealth Rock
    - Ice Fang
    - Slack Off
  4. SevilitheArcanine

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    Pokemon Online Username: MagikarpUsedOutrage
    Hall of Fame Standing: Nope
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Shuckle
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    Set (Shuckle) (M) @ Chesto Berry
    Trait: Sturdy
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
    Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
    - Rest
    - Power Split
    - Toxic
    - Earthquake

    On a sand team. Love it!!!
  5. YAYtears

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    Hall of Fame Standing:None
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With:Nidoqueen
    Current Ladder Standing:1000
  6. MaestroXXVI

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    Attempt 1: Failed (open)
    Username: MaestroXXVI[dark]
    Hall of Fame: --
    Dark Horses: Deoxys-D, Sableye, Jolteon
    Ladder Peak: 1094

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    Deoxys-D @ Leftovers
    Trait: Pressure
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Spikes
    - Stealth Rock
    - Taunt
    - Seismic Toss

    Sableye (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Prankster
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Taunt
    - Will-O-Wisp
    - Recover
    - Foul Play

    Jolteon (F) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Volt Absorb
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Thunderbolt
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Substitute
    - Baton Pass

    Username: MaestroXXVI[dark2]
    Hall of Fame: --
    Dark Horses: Undecided
    Ladder Peak: 1000
  7. ginganinja

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    bs I got to top 100 with two dark horse pokemon b4 this thread came up :/

    Entering

    Pokemon Online Username:Kate
    Hall of Fame Standing:None
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Virizion (Frizy)
    Current Ladder Standing (rating?):1212
  8. Mr.L

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    I'd love to participate in this!

    Pokemon Online Username: Pwnegon2Much
    Hall of Fame Standing: -
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Porygon2
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    I've always been a fan of using this Duckie, and would love to showcase his offensive potential as well as his just plain pwniness.

    Here's the set I'm using (Forget Sprites):

    Porygon2 @ Eviolite
    Modest Nature / Download
    248HP/252Sp.A/4Sp.D
    Moves:
    Thunderbolt
    Ice Beam
    Recover
    Toxic

    The Last Spot's up for Debate, but This is essentially the set I'm running. Can't wait to see what other people start to run!
  9. alphatron

    alphatron Volt turn in every tier! I'm in despair!

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    Great topic, birkal! This looks like it could be fun! Hopefully, we can all get some results with the pokes we're gonna work with, rather than disappointment.

    It's time...

    Pokemon online username: Tender Lender
    Hall of fame standing: haha!
    Dark horse Pokemon: Gallade
    Current ladder standing: I'll just say that it's really low...

    Pokemon online username: Alphatron - Traitor
    Hall of fame standing: Nope
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Nidoqueen, Lapras
    Current Ladder standing: 1071
  10. waterwarrior

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    Well hey, Dark Horses are half my current OU team! Well, its always nice to come up with a new team, I really need to.

    PO username: WaterWarrior DH
    Hall of Fame standing: yea, no.
    Current Dark Horse: Zapdos
    Current ladder standing: *** Your rank in Standard OU is 2309/48145 [1122 points / 3 battles]! <- So boss

    The set? Standard LO Zapdos, no big.
    Zapdos @ Life Orb Trait: Pressure
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Thunderbolt
    - Heat Wave
    - Roost
    - Hidden Power [Ice]


    Timid is too mainstream.

    Oh, and I love how 50% of the people here are using Zam, when only one of them can enter Hall of Fame. On that note, NO ONE ELSE CAN USE ZAPDOS CUZ I SAID SO!!

    The team, if you really must know:
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    Politoed (F) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Drizzle
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Surf
    - Ice Beam
    - Focus Blast
    - Hidden Power [Grass]
    Zapdos @ Life Orb
    Trait: Pressure
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Thunderbolt
    - Heat Wave
    - Roost
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    Breloom (M) @ Toxic Orb
    Trait: Poison Heal
    EVs: 236 HP / 212 SDef / 60 Spd
    Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
    - Bulk Up
    - Spore
    - Seed Bomb
    - Drain Punch
    Starmie @ Choice Specs
    Trait: Natural Cure
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Surf
    - Ice Beam
    - Thunderbolt
    - Trick
    Ferrothorn (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Iron Barbs
    EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 SDef
    Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)
    - Spikes
    - Stealth Rock
    - Gyro Ball
    - Thunder Wave
    Scizor (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Technician
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Bullet Punch
    - U-turn
    - Superpower
    - Pursuit
  11. V0x

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    wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Pokemon Online Username: Lemonade
    Hall of Fame Standing: none
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Scrafty (ok and Wobb)
    Current Ladder Standing: 1022

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    Scrafty (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Moxie
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Dragon Dance
    - Hi Jump Kick
    - Crunch
    - Ice Punch

    Team V 1.99 (open)

    Scizor (M) @ Choice Band Trait: Technician
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - U-turn
    - Bullet Punch
    - Pursuit
    - Superpower
    Lucario (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Steadfast
    EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Swords Dance
    - Close Combat
    - Ice Punch
    - ExtremeSpeed
    Breloom (F) @ Toxic Orb
    Trait: Poison Heal
    EVs: 12 HP / 244 Atk / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Spore
    - Substitute
    - Focus Punch
    - Leech Seed
    Heatran (F) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Flash Fire
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Overheat
    - Earth Power
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Stealth Rock
    Scrafty (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Moxie
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Dragon Dance
    - Hi Jump Kick
    - Crunch
    - Ice Punch
    Wobbuffet (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Shadow Tag
    EVs: 24 HP / 234 Def / 252 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Counter
    - Mirror Coat
    - Encore
    - Safeguard




    this is a log (open)

    Battle between YoungSwain and Lemonade started!

    Tier: Standard OU
    Mode: Singles
    Variation: +15, -17
    Rule: Rated
    Rule: Sleep Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    Your team: Scizor / Lucario / Breloom / Heatran / Scrafty / Wobbuffet
    Opponent's team: Landorus / Gastrodon / Breloom / Heatran / Tyranitar / Forretress

    YoungSwain sent out Tyranitar!
    Lemonade sent out Scrafty!
    YoungSwain's Tyranitar's Sand Stream whipped up a sandstorm!

    Start of turn 1
    YoungSwain called Tyranitar back!
    YoungSwain sent out Breloom!

    Scrafty used Dragon Dance!
    Scrafty's Attack rose!
    Scrafty's Speed rose!

    The sandstorm rages!
    Scrafty is buffeted by the sandstorm!
    YoungSwain's Breloom is buffeted by the sandstorm!
    YoungSwain's Breloom's Toxic Orb activated!
    YoungSwain's Breloom was poisoned!

    Start of turn 2
    Scrafty used Ice Punch!
    It's super effective!
    YoungSwain's Breloom lost 93% of its health!
    YoungSwain's Breloom fainted!
    Scrafty's Attack rose!
    Scrafty is hurt by its Life Orb!

    The sandstorm rages!
    Scrafty is buffeted by the sandstorm!
    YoungSwain sent out Gastrodon!

    Start of turn 3
    Scrafty used Hi Jump Kick!
    YoungSwain's Gastrodon lost 100% of its health!
    YoungSwain's Gastrodon fainted!
    Scrafty's Attack rose!
    Scrafty is hurt by its Life Orb!

    The sandstorm rages!
    Scrafty is buffeted by the sandstorm!
    YoungSwain sent out Forretress!

    Start of turn 4
    Scrafty used Hi Jump Kick!
    YoungSwain's Forretress lost 96% of its health!
    Scrafty is hurt by its Life Orb!

    YoungSwain's Forretress used Spikes!
    Spikes were scattered all around the feet of Lemonade's team!

    The sandstorm rages!
    Scrafty is buffeted by the sandstorm!
    YoungSwain's Forretress restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 5
    Scrafty used Crunch!
    It's not very effective...
    YoungSwain's Forretress lost 10% of its health!
    YoungSwain's Forretress fainted!
    Scrafty's Attack rose!
    Scrafty is hurt by its Life Orb!

    The sandstorm rages!
    Scrafty is buffeted by the sandstorm!
    YoungSwain sent out Landorus!

    Start of turn 6
    Scrafty used Ice Punch!
    It's super effective!
    YoungSwain's Landorus lost 100% of its health!
    YoungSwain's Landorus fainted!
    Scrafty's Attack rose!
    Scrafty is hurt by its Life Orb!

    The sandstorm rages!
    Scrafty is buffeted by the sandstorm!

    The window was disabled due to one of the players closing the battle window.

    another (open)

    Battle between Lemonade and BulgogiBulgogi23 started!

    Tier: Standard OU
    Mode: Singles
    Variation: +11, -21
    Rule: Rated
    Rule: Sleep Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    Your team: Scizor / Lucario / Breloom / Heatran / Scrafty / Wobbuffet
    Opponent's team: Cloyster / Kingdra / Marowak / Jolteon / Salamence / Vaporeon

    Lemonade sent out Wobbuffet!
    BulgogiBulgogi23 sent out Cloyster!

    Start of turn 1
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster used Shell Smash!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster's Defense fell!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster's Sp. Def. fell!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster's Attack sharply rose!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster's Sp. Att. sharply rose!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster's Speed sharply rose!

    Wobbuffet used Encore!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster received an encore!

    Start of turn 2
    Lemonade called Wobbuffet back!
    Lemonade sent out Lucario!

    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster used Shell Smash!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster's Defense fell!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster's Sp. Def. fell!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster's Attack sharply rose!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster's Sp. Att. sharply rose!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster's Speed sharply rose!

    Start of turn 3
    BulgogiBulgogi23 called Cloyster back!
    BulgogiBulgogi23 sent out Salamence!

    Lucario used Swords Dance!
    Lucario's Attack sharply rose!

    Start of turn 4
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence used Earthquake!
    It's super effective!
    Lucario lost 281 HP! (100% of its health)
    Lucario fainted!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence's Attack rose!

    Lemonade sent out Wobbuffet!

    Start of turn 5
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence used Dragon Dance!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence's Attack rose!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence's Speed rose!

    Wobbuffet used Encore!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence received an encore!

    Start of turn 6
    Lemonade called Wobbuffet back!
    Lemonade sent out Scrafty!

    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence used Dragon Dance!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence's Attack rose!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence's Speed rose!

    Start of turn 7
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence used Dragon Dance!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence's Attack rose!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence's Speed rose!

    Scrafty used Dragon Dance!
    Scrafty's Attack rose!
    Scrafty's Speed rose!

    Start of turn 8
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence used Dragon Dance!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence's Attack rose!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence's Speed rose!

    Scrafty used Ice Punch!
    It's super effective!
    A critical hit!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence lost 100% of its health!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Salamence fainted!
    Scrafty's Attack rose!
    Scrafty is hurt by its Life Orb!

    BulgogiBulgogi23 sent out Vaporeon!

    Start of turn 9
    Scrafty used Hi Jump Kick!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Vaporeon lost 100% of its health!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Vaporeon fainted!
    Scrafty's Attack rose!
    Scrafty is hurt by its Life Orb!

    BulgogiBulgogi23 sent out Kingdra!

    Start of turn 10
    Scrafty used Hi Jump Kick!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Kingdra lost 100% of its health!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Kingdra fainted!
    Scrafty's Attack rose!
    Scrafty is hurt by its Life Orb!

    BulgogiBulgogi23 sent out Marowak!

    Start of turn 11
    Scrafty used Ice Punch!
    It's super effective!
    A critical hit!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Marowak lost 100% of its health!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Marowak fainted!
    Scrafty's Attack rose!
    Scrafty is hurt by its Life Orb!

    BulgogiBulgogi23 sent out Cloyster!

    Start of turn 12
    Scrafty used Hi Jump Kick!
    It's super effective!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster lost 100% of its health!
    BulgogiBulgogi23's Cloyster fainted!
    Scrafty's Attack rose!
    Scrafty is hurt by its Life Orb!

    The window was disabled due to one of the players closing the battle window.
  12. Tyranitarphantom

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    Pokemon Online Username: Ttar Ph.D - testing
    Hall of Fame Standing: N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Arcanine
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000
  13. Drifloon

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    i like how everyone is picking zam/virizion/hydreigon -_-
  14. Axmaster68

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    Pokemon Online Username: AxmasterTest
    Hall of Fame Standing: LOLZ! N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Virizion
    Current Ladder Standing: 1133 points/ 11 Battles.

    Man, I had a peak of 1200-ish points and 853 rank, but I've ran into a wall and dropped to 1956.


    I use the classic CM Virizion set.
    Also, great idea for a project!!

    (no taking Meta. I CALLED HIM!!)

    EDIT: Since I never actually started laddering (I used the username AxmasterTest2 instead, to test my MixMeta set), I will be changing Dark Horses to Virizion. If you would like me to change my username to prove this, I'd be happy to.
  15. xtoxin

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    Wait, so Toxicroak is under 5% (3.944%) so would that qualify?
    I feel like within the context of weather (in this case, a rain team) he wouldn't be a dark horse at all.
  16. WashedLaundry

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    It's in the overall metagame. Practically any viable hail Pokemon you can think of that's not Heatran, Tentacruel, Conkeldurr, or Reuniclus is a potential Dark Horse Pokemon, and there's a number of good sun sweepers under 5% usage too (Venusaur, Victini, Darmanitan, Sawsbuck).
  17. Astrith01

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    Pokemon Online Username: The_Theory
    Hall of Fame Standing: Nope
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Raikou
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    That's what I get for testing to many sets, oh well. I will update this with some more Dark Horse Pokemon.

    Pokemon Online Username: The_Theory
    Hall of Fame Standing: Nope
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Suicune
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    Pokemon Online Username: The_Theory
    Hall of Fame Standing: Nope
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Suicune
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    Back to work on a different team. It's too bad I have school which takes up most of my time. :(

    EDIT 3: There is no guarantee that I will be using all of these guys on the same team, if this ends up being the case which is more likely than not, then I will change the PO name accordingly to the one I will be laddering with for that Pokemon. That is all.
  18. Solstice

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    Pokemon Online Username: Rey Invierno
    Hall of Fame Standing: N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Machamp
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    Set:
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    Machamp @ Leftovers
    Ability: No Guard
    EV: 212 HP, 252 Atk, 44 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+ Atk, -SpAtk)
    -Substitute
    -Dyanamicpunch
    -Stone Edge
    -Payback
  19. Raseri

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    Hall of Fame Standing: N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Victini
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    Set:

    Victini @ Choice Scarf
    jolly
    V-Create
    u-turn
    brick break
    fusion bolt
  20. Birkal

    Birkal woops, butter fingers :>
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Battle Server Administratoris an Artistis a Super Moderatoris a Community Contributoris a CAP Contributoris a Smogon Media Contributor
    CAP Head Mod

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    I should be all caught up now! Thanks to V0x's suggestion, I'm editing the Registered User's list with each Dark Horse Pokemon to make looking up the competition a bit easier. It will also encourage users glancing at the topic to find sets efficiently for the Dark Horse Pokemon of their choosing.

    Keep up the registration and thanks for the positive feedback. Remember, you can always PM or VM me if you're having any questions. Now get battling!
  21. WashedLaundry

    WashedLaundry

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    Let's see how long this team lasts!

    Pokemon Online Username: Lockpick Prodigy
    Hall of Fame Standing: N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Kyurem
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    Pokemon Online Username: Lockpick Prodigy
    Hall of Fame Standing: N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon: ABomasnow
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    Pokemon Online Username: Lockpick Prodigy
    Hall of Fame Standing: N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Mamoswine
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    After the utter failure of my Whimsicott team (I just don't have the right ideas for stalling, even if I have the right mindset and tendency for it), I'm switching to a hail team. Hail's a frequently-overlooked weather in this metagame, simply due to the vast amount of limitations it possesses and its perceived inferiority to every other weather. But, with the right set of Pokemon, hail can be quite dangerous.

    Abomasnow @ Leftovers
    Ability: Snow Warning
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpAtk / 4 Spe
    Nature: Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)
    -Protect
    -Leech Seed
    -Giga Drain
    -Blizzard

    Kyurem @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 252 SpAtk / 4 SpDef / 252 Spe
    Nature: Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)
    -Draco Meteor
    -Focus Blast
    -Ice Beam
    -Blizzard

    Mamoswine @ Life Orb
    Ability: Snow Cloak
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
    Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpAtk)
    -Stone Edge
    -Earthquake
    -Icicle Crash
    -Ice Shard

    Pretty much your standard Hail Core, but this really was less for ingenuity and more for the simple desire to see more diversity amongst the weather-dominated OU metagame.
  22. Adamant Zoroark

    Adamant Zoroark

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    Hmm.... Why not

    EDIT: Decided to change both of my Dark Horse Pokemon, since Serperior is kinda difficult to build a team around, and, while Zoroark is good, Focus Blast's shaky accuracy has been letting me down too much.

    Pokemon Online Username: [DH] LucaroarkZ
    Hall of Fame Standing: not yet
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Medicham
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    Scarf Medicham. 438 Attack with Jolly is nothing to laugh at.

    [​IMG]
    Medicham (F) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Pure Power
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Hi Jump Kick
    - Psycho Cut
    - Ice Punch
    - Trick

    Pokemon Online Username: [DH] LucaroarkZ
    Hall of Fame Standing: not yet
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Weavile
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    Yo Reuniclus, wanna be a bitch and get up a bunch of Calm Minds? I'm gonna have to punish you for that.

    [​IMG]

    Weavile (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Pressure
    EVs: 40 HP / 252 Atk / 216 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Ice Shard
    - Pursuit
    - Low Kick
    - Punishment

    ok now time to work on this team, and hope this ends better than the other team did.
  23. Strobe

    Strobe

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    Joining this, want to try and old gsc favorite
    PO username: stroboscopes
    Hall of Fame standing: none
    Current Dark Horse: Raikou
    Current ladder standing: 1000 pts/ 0 battles

    Dark Horse Used (actually a shiny lion): LO Raikou
    Raikou @ Life Orb Trait: Pressure
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    rash Nature (+SAtk, -Sp. Def)
    - Thunder
    - Aura Sphere
    - Weather Ball
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
  24. BTzz

    BTzz spams overhand rights
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    Pokemon Online Username: DJMbenga (can't be online for the next few days, but my computer should be fixed soon(currently on iPod))
    Hall of Fame Standing: ;_;
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Shiftry
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000


    My old Shiftry. I was going to use Rapidash for teh lulz, but nvm lol

    [​IMG]
    Shiftry (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Chlorophyll
    EVs: 140 Atk / 156 SAtk / 212 Spd
    Mild nature (+SAtk, -Def)
    - Leaf Storm
    - Hidden Power [Fire]
    - Sucker Punch
    - Low Kick

    Pokemon Online Username: DJMbenga
    Hall of Fame Standing:
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Tangrowth
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    [​IMG]
    Tangrowth @ Wide Lens
    Trait: Chlorophyll
    EVs: 32 HP / 224 Atk / 252 Spe
    Adamant nature (+Atk, -SpA)
    - Power Whip
    - Hidden Power [Fire]
    - Earthquake
    - Growth
  25. Byrne

    Byrne

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    Pokemon Online Username: Byrne11111
    Hall of Fame Standing: Yeah
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Tangrowth
    Current Ladder Standing: 1104

    Tangrowth (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Regenerator
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Sleep Powder
    - Giga Drain
    - Leech Seed
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
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