The (Past) Dark Horse Project — Volume 1

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

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  1. XcRunner

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    Changing Dark Horse to be solely Uxie and getting rid of Gallade. Starting new account soon

    Pokemon: Uxie
    Set:
    Uxie@leftovers
    Impish
    Levitate
    -Stealth Rock
    -Heal Bell
    -Thunder Wave
    -U-Turn
    252 hp/252 def/4 spDef
    Pokemon Online Username: TheReignOfUxie
    Hall of Fame Standing: n/a
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000
  2. Vein

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    I'll try this out. I'll start when I come home from office:

    Pokemon Online Username: MiloticIsGoddess (not yet registered)
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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Milotic
    Current Ladder Standing: NA yet


    Milotic @ Leftovers
    Marvel Scale
    Calm | 252 HP/ 240 Def / 18 SDef
    ~ Scald
    ~ Dragon Tail
    ~ Rest
    ~ Sleep Talk

    Will update later!

    teammates: heatran/scizor/rotom-w/tyranitar/gengar


  3. BattleStar

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    Question: if our dark horse is not working well or we want a new underated Pokemon can we switch?
  4. t100drat

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    Sudowoodo@Quick Claw
    Sturdy
    Adamant/252 Att/ 128 Def/128 SDef
    Body Slam
    Fire Punch
    Thunderpunch
    Explosion

    Pokemon Online Username: t100dratdh
    Hall of Fame Standing: none
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Sudowoodo
    Current Ladder Standing: none
  5. Pocket

    Pocket Nyanko Sensei >:3
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    BattleStar, you can switch your dark horse anytime. Just remember to start a fresh account each time you restart the challenge with diff mons.
  6. Matthew

    Matthew I love weather; Sun for days
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    actually raikou is a really interesting pokemon to use in this metagme. weather ball kou is awesome, as the benefits received from rain (thunder, water ball) make raikou hard to get around. raikou also benefits from sun as fire ball lets him hit grass-types from something stronger than HP Ice. I forget if aura sphere is legal with weather ball (I can't imagine why it wouldn't be), but if it is raikou still has a use in the sand
  7. Joeyboy

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    PO Name: Joeyboy
    DARK Horse POKEMON: Mew
    HALL OF FAME STANDING: Nope
    CURRENT LADDER STANDING: 1287

    Mew @ Leftovers
    Synchronize
    232 Hp / 228 Def / 48 Spe
    Bold
    -Will-O-Wisp
    -Softboiled
    -Taunt
    -Ice Beam

    Actually even been using this guy while laddering to where I am
  8. shnen

    shnen שוני
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    Pokemon Online Username: Big Buddah( cause makuhita reminds me of buddah)
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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Hariyama :D
    Current Ladder Standing: not yet, so 1000
  9. Bruno Magno

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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Crobat (0.627%)
    Current Ladder Standing: 1.000
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    Jolly | Infiltrator
    252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
    ♫ Brave Bird
    ♫ U-Turn
    ♫ Pursuit
    ♫ Cross Poison​
  10. Lehran

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    PO username: lehrans medallion
    Hall of fame standing: Almost
    Dark horse pokemon: Shaymin
    Current ranking: I peaked at 1343 (106th)...

    Team:
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    Politoed (M) @ Choice Specs
    Trait: Drizzle
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Hydro Pump
    - Ice Beam
    - Focus Blast
    - Hidden Power [Grass]

    Jirachi @ Leftovers
    Trait: Serene Grace
    EVs: 252 HP / 220 SDef / 36 Spd
    Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
    - Wish
    - Thunder Wave
    - Iron Head
    - Stealth Rock

    Shaymin @ Life Orb
    Trait: Natural Cure
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Seed Flare
    - Earth Power
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Rest

    Gyarados (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Moxie
    EVs: 68 HP / 252 Atk / 188 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Dragon Dance
    - Waterfall
    - Taunt
    - Bounce

    Scizor (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Technician
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Swords Dance
    - Roost
    - Bullet Punch
    - Bug Bite

    Raikou @ Expert Belt
    Trait: Pressure
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Rash Nature (+SAtk, -SDef)
    - Thunder
    - Aura Sphere
    - Weather Ball
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
  11. BurningMan

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    Weather ball and Aura Sphere are legal together, raikou got both through the Movie event wich is imo the biggest drawback because being forced to run a rash nature sucks.
  12. Eradicator

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    Sharpedo (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Speed Boost
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Waterfall
    - Crunch
    - Ice Fang
    - Protect
  13. Ranger Blue

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    Dark Horse Pokemon: Crobat, Cradily
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000

    Sets:

    Crobat (F) @ Black Sludge
    Trait: Inner Focus
    EVs: 252 HP / 112 Atk / 144 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Brave Bird
    - U-turn
    - Taunt
    - Roost


    Cradily (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Storm Drain
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Stealth Rock
    - Toxic
    - Recover
    - Energy Ball
  14. The Silent Storm

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    My my this seems very interesting, let's see:
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    Dark Horse Pokemon: Gorebyss lol joke Sharphedo
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000
    About the set:
    Sharpedo (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Speed Boost
    EVs: 148 Atk / 252 SAtk / 108 Spd
    Rash Nature (+SAtk, -SDef)
    - Crunch
    - Hydro Pump
    - Ice Beam
    - Protect
    Actually I'm surprised no one choose Sharphedo as the ''dark horse'' it's very underrated and perhaps one of the best revengekiller in the rain, ''double stab'' hydro pump put a dent on so much things
  15. Vemane

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    Mienshao is under 5%? #switching to shao
  16. Keiran

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    Pokemon Online Username: K31RAN
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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Azumarill
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000
  17. Vein

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    i'm now registered in Smogon server. won my first game ^^

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    pretty close huh
  18. Mr_br_kill

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    Well I'll give this a shot

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    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Empoleon
    Current Ladder Standing: 1000
  19. Molk

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    i suck at OU...

    im so undecided lol
  20. XcRunner

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    Okay, so if I wanted to use other Pokemon below 5% but not make them the basis of my team, then do I need to post them as well with my Dark Horse Pokemon?
    Like I'm using Uxie to go with my Gallade, but it's meant for support, not as another Dark Horse so to speak
  21. Cherub Agent

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  22. -Tsunami-

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  23. Byrne

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    ShakeItUp using Mightyena? lol, considering his success in the Diversity Cup, I could see him making that work.

    Also, Tangrowth is just so easy to work with.
  24. alphatron

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

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    Even if you suck at ou, cresselia is a fine Pokemon under sunlight for stopping many of the things sun has issues with (save for Tyranitar obviously). If you're not using her on a sun team then good luck...
  25. Molk

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    i got my own idea, not even abusing cress's defenses directly ;)
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