1. Welcome to Smogon Forums! Please take a minute to read the rules.
  2. New to the forums? Check out our Mentorship Program!
    Our mentors will answer your questions and help you become a part of the community!

The (Past) Dark Horse Project — Volume 1

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Lucario_Guy

    Lucario_Guy

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    211
    Congrats, Meta!

    I too would be racing towards the top 100 with my Chandelure (and updating my registration post often) if I only had the time to do this, but school's taking priority this week. ;)

    btw Deoxys-D is aweshum :3
  2. Keiran

    Keiran

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Messages:
    447
    Ahahaha, I can't wait to see how this project will screw up the usage statistics.
  3. Berserker Lord

    Berserker Lord unreliable analysis writer.

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,204
    Pokemon Online Username: Kanden
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Metagross
    Screenshot of Top 100 Ladder Ranking:[​IMG]
    Dark Horse Pokemon Complete Set:

    Metagross @ Choice Band
    Trait: Clear Body
    EVs: 180 HP / 252 Atk / 76 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Bullet Punch
    - Hammer Arm
    - Meteor Mash
    - Zen Headbutt

    Would have loved being first, but i'll have to settle with second. I will say that the last battle I had before I reached the ranking of 94 was quite stressful because I knew I would start tilting from frustration if I lost. Here's the team I used:



    Full team

    Mienshao (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Regenerator
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)
    - Stone Edge
    - U-turn
    - Hi Jump Kick
    - Hidden Power [Ice]

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

    Metagross @ Choice Band
    Trait: Clear Body
    EVs: 180 HP / 252 Atk / 76 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Bullet Punch
    - Hammer Arm
    - Meteor Mash
    - Zen Headbutt

    Hydreigon (M) @ Expert Belt
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Dark Pulse
    - Draco Meteor
    - Fire Blast
    - Focus Blast

    Haxorus (M) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Mold Breaker
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Outrage
    - Dual Chop
    - Earthquake
    - Brick Break

    Haxoswine (Mamoswine) (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Snow Cloak
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Earthquake
    - Icicle Crash
    - Ice Shard
    - Stealth Rock

    Yeah, I somehow made it with on real way of handling Terrakion or max Speed Volcorona. And yes, 4/6 of the Pokemon on my team could be used as my Dark Horse Pokemon.
  4. Birkal

    Birkal CAW
    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

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,688
    Alright, I've updated the Hall of Fame with our first two qualifiers. Congratulations, MetaGross66 and Berserker Lord! The two of you are free to pick another Dark Horse Pokemon and go for another victory, if you so choose. However, please keep your old Registration Form in tact (perhaps in hide tags) for reference purposes. Just keep registering new Pokemon alongside of it!

    As a general inquiry to the public, what would you like to see in the Hall of Fame? I currently have links to their Hall of Fame Registration, images of the Dark Horse Pokemon, and their full teammate sets. I was also thinking that each entrant could provide a personalized quote for me to post alongside their achievement! Maybe say something about how your team functions or a few words of wisdom. I'm pretty versatile when it comes to this stuff. Have fun with it!

    And as the OP rules state, Metagross, Mienshao, and Deoxys-D are NO LONGER AVAILABLE as registered Dark Horse Pokemon for this month. Sorry if you missed out; better experiment with else until next month! The competition is getting fierce.
  5. NoJohns

    NoJohns

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    99
    It was pretty nasty, but I did it. Went on tilt twice; hate laddering. No johns though. I guess I'm third?

    Pokemon Online Username: Rausty
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Bronzong (is better than Metaboss)
    Screenshot of Top 100 Ladder Ranking: [​IMG]
    Dark Horse Pokemon Complete Set:

    Bronzong @ Macho Brace
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
    Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
    - Trick Room
    - Gyro Ball
    - Earthquake
    - Substitute

    Full Team:

    Team Mighty Gong

    Heatran (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Flash Fire
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Stealth Rock
    - Fire Blast
    - Earth Power
    - Hidden Power [Ice]

    Bronzong @ Macho Brace
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
    Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
    - Trick Room
    - Gyro Ball
    - Earthquake
    - Substitute

    Conkeldurr (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Guts
    EVs: 120 HP / 252 Atk / 136 SDef
    Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
    - Hammer Arm
    - Payback
    - Stone Edge
    - Mach Punch

    Reuniclus (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Magic Guard
    EVs: 160 HP / 96 Def / 252 SAtk
    Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)
    - Trick Room
    - Psychic
    - Focus Blast
    - Shadow Ball

    Starmie @ Leftovers
    Trait: Natural Cure
    EVs: 128 HP / 128 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Hydro Pump
    - Thunderbolt
    - Rapid Spin
    - Recover

    Salamence (M) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Intimidate
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)
    - Outrage
    - Earthquake
    - Dragon Claw
    - Fire Blast
  6. Pocket

    Pocket Bringing the Afro to Space
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Forum Moderatoris a Tiering Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnus
    Doubles Co-Leader

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Messages:
    8,555
    Very nice, guys. The Hall of Fame is looking great; another piece of information that deserves to be displayed is their ladder rank / score. Also, a log replay of their team in action would be awesome if the successful challengers could provide some :d
  7. Vein

    Vein

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,320
    wow..this is a great thread. this reminds many people that there are other pokes aside from scrotom and ddnite.

    agree on ^ to at least post a battle log from the hall of famer to teach noobs like me on how to use your darkhorse pokes..

    still struggling with my milotic..i'll revise my team and ladder some when i come home.

    really looking forward to January stats lol
  8. Marble101

    Marble101

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    54
    <reserved>
  9. Showsni

    Showsni

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    Messages:
    884
    Guess I'll try this...

    Pokemon Online Username: The Other Professor
    Hall of Fame Standing: Nope.
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Charizard
    Current Ladder Standing: *** You are not ranked in Standard OU yet!
  10. Birkal

    Birkal CAW
    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

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,688
    And congratulations to NoJohns as well! I've updated the Hall of Fame with your work. Keep working at it! I've also added a quote, date of arrival, and peaked ladder points to show off their work. If the three of you were to upload a battle log, that would be something I'd throw up there too.

    Since I do love me some friendly competition, I've added an extra facet to the Hall of Fame. Your ranking within the Hall of Fame is based off of your peaked ladder ranking points! So despite MetaGross66 making it in first, Berserker Lord actually holds the throne for having slightly higher points. And in the case of a tie breaker (equal ladder ranking points), the first user to enter the Hall of Fame will come first. However, any member of the Hall of Fame is more than welcome to keep laddering with their Dark Horse Pokemon to earn a higher seat in the Hall of Fame. So MetaGross66, Berserker Lord, and NoJohns, you three are free to continue laddering with your Dark Horse Pokemon AND fill out another Registration Form to start laddering with new Dark Horse Pokemon.

    As for everyone else, keep up the hard work! We've still got plenty of time left.
  11. deluge

    deluge

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    Messages:
    954
    One idea would be to allow the HoF-ers to submit a single replay of the team in action (maybe using pokemon.aesoft). They could choose a representative (and interesting) match in which the darkhorse pulled its weight. If they made a high ranking with that team there should be a few such matches. I think it would be neat to be able to see that in the first post but it would be optional.

    By the way, shouldn't the dates in the HoF post should be 1/4/2012?
  12. afterburn

    afterburn Villain of some untold story
    is a Team Rater Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Messages:
    679
    [​IMG]
    Pokemon Online Username: Gunmetal
    Hall of Fame Standing: -
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Feraligatr
    Current Ladder Standing: Unranked
  13. ReshiramBlitz

    ReshiramBlitz

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2010
    Messages:
    22
    [​IMG]
    Pokemon Online Username: Moxie
    Hall of Fame Standing: -
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Gardevoir
    Current Ladder Standing: 1130

    Gardevoir @ Choice Scarf
    Timid
    252 SAtk/252 Spd/4 HP
    -Psyshock
    -Thunderbolt
    - Focus Blast
    -Shadow Ball
  14. czechm8

    czechm8

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    263
    PO name: Czechmate
    Hall of Fame st standing: nope
    Current ladder standing 1000

    Dark Horse Pokemon
    I figured since its a dark horse I should use my favorite dark type

    Weavile @ Choice Band
    Ice Shard
    Ice Punch
    Night Slash
    Low Kick

    Dark Horse number 2:
    Zapdos@ Choice Specs
    Volt Switch
    Thunderbolt
    HP Flying (weird but it works)
    Heat Wave

    I hope i did this right.
  15. Berserker Lord

    Berserker Lord unreliable analysis writer.

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,204

    Well, If you want some logs of my team in action, then here you go.

    Show Hide
    Battle between Kanden and Rausty started!

    Tier: Standard OU
    Mode: Singles
    Variation: +12, -20
    Rule: Rated
    Rule: Sleep Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    Your team: Mienshao / Heatran / Metagross / Hydreigon / Haxorus / Mamoswine
    Opponent's team: Heatran / Bronzong / Conkeldurr / Reuniclus / Starmie / Salamence

    Rausty sent out Salamence!
    Kanden sent out Mienshao!
    The foe's Salamence intimidates Mienshao!
    Mienshao's Attack fell!

    Start of turn 1
    Rausty called Salamence back!
    Rausty sent out Bronzong!

    Mienshao used Hidden Power!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Bronzong lost 8% of its health!
    Mienshao is hurt by its Life Orb!

    Start of turn 2
    Mienshao used U-turn!
    The foe's Bronzong lost 18% of its health!
    Mienshao is hurt by its Life Orb!
    Kanden called Mienshao back!
    Kanden sent out Hydreigon!

    The foe's Bronzong used Trick Room!
    The foe's Bronzong twisted the dimensions!

    Start of turn 3
    The foe's Bronzong used Gyro Ball!
    Hydreigon lost 268 HP! (82% of its health)

    Hydreigon used Fire Blast!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Bronzong lost 72% of its health!
    The foe's Bronzong fainted!

    Rausty sent out Conkeldurr!

    Start of turn 4
    The foe's Conkeldurr used Hammer Arm!
    It's super effective!
    Hydreigon lost 57 HP! (17% of its health)
    Hydreigon fainted!
    The foe's Conkeldurr's Speed fell!

    Kanden sent out Metagross!

    Start of turn 5
    The foe's Conkeldurr used Hammer Arm!
    The attack of the foe's Conkeldurr missed!

    Metagross used Zen Headbutt!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Conkeldurr lost 100% of its health!
    The foe's Conkeldurr fainted!

    Rausty sent out Salamence!

    The foe's Salamence intimidates Metagross!

    Start of turn 6
    Rausty called Salamence back!
    Rausty sent out Heatran!

    Metagross used Zen Headbutt!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Heatran lost 32% of its health!

    The foe's Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The twisted dimensions returned to normal!

    Start of turn 7
    Kanden called Metagross back!
    Kanden sent out Heatran!

    The foe's Heatran used Hidden Power!
    It's not very effective...
    Heatran lost 19 HP! (5% of its health)

    Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 8
    Heatran used Sunny Day!
    The sunlight turned harsh!

    The foe's Heatran used Earth Power!
    It's super effective!
    Heatran lost 324 HP! (100% of its health)
    Heatran fainted!

    The sunlight is strong!
    The foe's Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Kanden sent out Mienshao!

    Start of turn 9
    Rausty called Heatran back!
    Rausty sent out Salamence!

    The foe's Salamence intimidates Mienshao!
    Mienshao's Attack fell!
    Mienshao used Hi Jump Kick!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Salamence lost 37% of its health!
    Mienshao is hurt by its Life Orb!

    The sunlight is strong!

    Start of turn 10
    The foe's Salamence used Outrage!
    Mienshao lost 243 HP! (90% of its health)
    Mienshao fainted!

    The sunlight is strong!
    Kanden sent out Metagross!

    Start of turn 11
    The foe's Salamence used Outrage!
    It's not very effective...
    Metagross lost 87 HP! (25% of its health)

    Metagross used Meteor Mash!
    The foe's Salamence lost 62% of its health!
    The foe's Salamence fainted!

    The sunlight is strong!
    Rausty sent out Heatran!

    Start of turn 12
    Kanden called Metagross back!
    Kanden sent out Haxoswine! (Mamoswine)

    The foe's Heatran used Fire Blast!
    It's super effective!
    Haxoswine lost 361 HP! (100% of its health)
    Haxoswine fainted!

    The sunlight faded!
    The foe's Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Kanden sent out Haxorus!

    Haxorus has Mold Breaker!

    Start of turn 13
    Haxorus used Earthquake!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Heatran lost 91% of its health!
    The foe's Heatran fainted!

    Rausty sent out Reuniclus!

    Start of turn 14
    Kanden called Haxorus back!
    Kanden sent out Metagross!

    The foe's Reuniclus used Shadow Ball!
    Metagross lost 138 HP! (39% of its health)

    Start of turn 15
    Rausty called Reuniclus back!
    Rausty sent out Starmie!

    Metagross used Meteor Mash!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Starmie lost 55% of its health!

    The foe's Starmie restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 16
    Kanden called Metagross back!
    Kanden sent out Haxorus!

    Haxorus has Mold Breaker!
    The foe's Starmie used Hydro Pump!
    It's not very effective...
    Haxorus lost 104 HP! (35% of its health)

    The foe's Starmie restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 17
    Haxorus used Outrage!
    The foe's Starmie lost 56% of its health!
    The foe's Starmie fainted!

    Rausty sent out Reuniclus!

    Start of turn 18
    Haxorus used Outrage!
    The foe's Reuniclus lost 71% of its health!

    The foe's Reuniclus used Trick Room!
    The foe's Reuniclus twisted the dimensions!

    Start of turn 19
    The foe's Reuniclus used Psychic!
    Haxorus lost 190 HP! (64% of its health)
    Haxorus fainted!

    Kanden sent out Metagross!

    Start of turn 20
    Metagross used Bullet Punch!
    The foe's Reuniclus lost 28% of its health!
    The foe's Reuniclus fainted!

    Kanden won the battle!


    Show Hide
    Battle between Kanden and frank green started!

    Tier: Standard OU
    Mode: Singles
    Variation: +12, -20
    Rule: Rated
    Rule: Sleep Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    Your team: Mienshao / Heatran / Metagross / Hydreigon / Haxorus / Mamoswine
    Opponent's team: Politoed / Jolteon / Tornadus / Tentacruel / Ferrothorn / Volcarona

    frank green sent out Politoed!
    Kanden sent out Hydreigon!
    The foe's Politoed's Drizzle made it rain!

    Start of turn 1
    The foe's Politoed used Hydro Pump!
    It's not very effective...
    Hydreigon lost 128 HP! (39% of its health)

    Hydreigon used Dark Pulse!
    The foe's Politoed lost 44% of its health!

    Rain continues to fall!

    Start of turn 2
    frank green called Politoed back!
    frank green sent out Ferrothorn!

    Hydreigon used Dark Pulse!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Ferrothorn lost 13% of its health!

    Rain continues to fall!
    The foe's Ferrothorn restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 3
    Kanden called Hydreigon back!
    Kanden sent out Heatran!

    frank green called Ferrothorn back!
    frank green sent out Politoed!

    Rain continues to fall!
    Colour is watching the battle.

    Start of turn 4
    Kanden called Heatran back!
    Kanden sent out Haxorus!

    Haxorus has Mold Breaker!
    The foe's Politoed used Hydro Pump!
    The attack of the foe's Politoed missed!

    Rain continues to fall!

    Start of turn 5
    Kanden called Haxorus back!
    Kanden sent out Heatran!

    frank green called Politoed back!
    frank green sent out Jolteon!

    Rain continues to fall!

    Start of turn 6
    The foe's Jolteon used Volt Switch!
    Heatran lost 153 HP! (47% of its health)
    frank green called Jolteon back!
    frank green sent out Tornadus!

    Heatran used Sunny Day!
    The sunlight turned harsh!

    The sunlight is strong!
    Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 7
    Kanden called Heatran back!
    Kanden sent out Metagross!

    The foe's Tornadus used U-turn!
    Metagross lost 47 HP! (13% of its health)
    frank green called Tornadus back!
    frank green sent out Politoed!

    The foe's Politoed's Drizzle made it rain!

    Rain continues to fall!

    Start of turn 8
    The foe's Politoed used Hydro Pump!
    The attack of the foe's Politoed missed!

    Metagross used Zen Headbutt!
    The foe's Politoed lost 55% of its health!
    The foe's Politoed fainted!

    Rain continues to fall!
    frank green sent out Jolteon!

    Start of turn 9
    The foe's Jolteon used Thunder!
    Metagross lost 299 HP! (86% of its health)
    Metagross fainted!

    Rain continues to fall!
    Kanden sent out Haxoswine! (Mamoswine)

    Start of turn 10
    frank green called Jolteon back!
    frank green sent out Tornadus!

    Haxoswine used Icicle Crash!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Tornadus lost 100% of its health!
    The foe's Tornadus fainted!
    Haxoswine is hurt by its Life Orb!

    Rain continues to fall!
    frank green sent out Ferrothorn!

    Start of turn 11
    Haxoswine used Stealth Rock!
    Pointed stones float in the air around frank green's team!

    The foe's Ferrothorn used Gyro Ball!
    It's super effective!
    Haxoswine lost 325 HP! (90% of its health)
    Haxoswine fainted!

    Rain continues to fall!
    The foe's Ferrothorn restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Kanden sent out Heatran!

    Start of turn 12
    Heatran used Sunny Day!
    The sunlight turned harsh!

    The foe's Ferrothorn used Stealth Rock!
    Pointed stones float in the air around Kanden's team!

    The sunlight is strong!
    Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Ferrothorn restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 13
    frank green called Ferrothorn back!
    frank green sent out Tentacruel!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Tentacruel!

    Heatran used Fire Blast!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Tentacruel lost 36% of its health!

    The sunlight is strong!
    Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Tentacruel restored a little HP using its Black Sludge!

    Start of turn 14
    The foe's Tentacruel used Protect!
    The foe's Tentacruel protected itself!

    Heatran used Fire Blast!
    The foe's Tentacruel protected itself!

    The sunlight is strong!
    Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Tentacruel restored a little HP using its Black Sludge!

    Start of turn 15
    Heatran used Earth Power!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Tentacruel lost 48% of its health!

    The foe's Tentacruel used Scald!
    It's super effective!
    A critical hit!
    Heatran lost 162 HP! (50% of its health)

    The sunlight is strong!
    Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Tentacruel restored a little HP using its Black Sludge!

    Start of turn 16
    The foe's Tentacruel used Protect!
    The foe's Tentacruel protected itself!

    Heatran used Fire Blast!
    The foe's Tentacruel protected itself!

    The sunlight faded!
    Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Tentacruel restored a little HP using its Black Sludge!

    Start of turn 17
    Heatran used Sunny Day!
    The sunlight turned harsh!

    The foe's Tentacruel used Scald!
    It's super effective!
    Heatran lost 80 HP! (24% of its health)

    The sunlight is strong!
    Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Tentacruel restored a little HP using its Black Sludge!

    Start of turn 18
    The foe's Tentacruel used Protect!
    The foe's Tentacruel protected itself!

    Heatran used Earth Power!
    The foe's Tentacruel protected itself!

    The sunlight is strong!
    Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Tentacruel restored a little HP using its Black Sludge!

    Start of turn 19
    Heatran used Fire Blast!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Tentacruel lost 38% of its health!
    The foe's Tentacruel fainted!

    The sunlight is strong!
    Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    frank green sent out Jolteon!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Jolteon!

    Start of turn 20
    The foe's Jolteon used Volt Switch!
    Heatran lost 109 HP! (33% of its health)
    Heatran fainted!
    frank green called Jolteon back!
    frank green sent out Volcarona!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Volcarona!

    The sunlight is strong!
    Kanden sent out Mienshao!
    Pointed stones dug into Mienshao!

    Start of turn 21
    Mienshao used Stone Edge!
    The attack of Mienshao missed!

    The foe's Volcarona used Fire Blast!
    Mienshao lost 254 HP! (94% of its health)
    Mienshao fainted!
    The foe's Volcarona is hurt by its Life Orb!

    The sunlight faded!
    Kanden sent out Haxorus!
    Pointed stones dug into Haxorus!

    Haxorus has Mold Breaker!

    Start of turn 22
    Haxorus used Earthquake!
    The foe's Volcarona lost 40% of its health!
    The foe's Volcarona fainted!

    frank green sent out Jolteon!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Jolteon!

    Start of turn 23
    Haxorus used Earthquake!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Jolteon lost 75% of its health!
    The foe's Jolteon fainted!

    frank green sent out Ferrothorn!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Ferrothorn!

    Start of turn 24
    Haxorus used Earthquake!
    The foe's Ferrothorn lost 26% of its health!

    The foe's Ferrothorn used Gyro Ball!
    Haxorus lost 172 HP! (58% of its health)

    The foe's Ferrothorn restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 25
    Haxorus used Earthquake!
    The foe's Ferrothorn lost 27% of its health!

    The foe's Ferrothorn used Gyro Ball!
    Haxorus lost 86 HP! (29% of its health)
    Haxorus fainted!

    The foe's Ferrothorn restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Kanden sent out Hydreigon!
    Pointed stones dug into Hydreigon!

    Start of turn 26
    Hydreigon used Fire Blast!
    It's super effective!


    Show Hide
    Battle between Kanden and alphatron started!

    Tier: Standard OU
    Mode: Singles
    Variation: +19, -13
    Rule: Rated
    Rule: Sleep Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    Your team: Mienshao / Heatran / Metagross / Hydreigon / Haxorus / Mamoswine
    Opponent's team: Ninetales / Dragonite / Steelix / Xatu / Tentacruel / Sawsbuck-Winter

    alphatron sent out Ninetales!
    Kanden sent out Haxorus!
    Haxorus has Mold Breaker!
    The foe's Ninetales's Drought intensified the sun's rays!

    Start of turn 1
    Haxorus used Dual Chop!
    The foe's Ninetales lost 30% of its health!
    The foe's Ninetales lost 31% of its health!
    Hit 2 times!

    The foe's Ninetales used Will-O-Wisp!
    Haxorus was burned!

    The sunlight is strong!
    The foe's Ninetales restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Haxorus is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 2
    Kanden called Haxorus back!
    Kanden sent out Heatran!

    alphatron called Ninetales back!
    alphatron sent out Steelix!

    The sunlight is strong!

    Start of turn 3
    Kanden called Heatran back!
    Kanden sent out Hydreigon!

    The foe's Steelix used Earthquake!
    It had no effect!

    The sunlight is strong!

    Start of turn 4
    Hydreigon used Dark Pulse!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Steelix lost 18% of its health!

    The foe's Steelix used Stealth Rock!
    Pointed stones float in the air around Kanden's team!

    The sunlight is strong!
    The foe's Steelix restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Kanden: Ever actually KO any Heatrans trying to OHKO Steelix?

    Start of turn 5
    alphatron called Steelix back!
    alphatron sent out Tentacruel!

    Hydreigon used Dark Pulse!
    A critical hit!
    The foe's Tentacruel lost 60% of its health!

    The sunlight is strong!
    The foe's Tentacruel restored a little HP using its Black Sludge!
    alphatron: No. They all switch out
    alphatron: You'd think that heatran wouldn't be scared of a steel type with crappy special defense

    Start of turn 6
    alphatron called Tentacruel back!
    alphatron sent out Sawsbuck-Win! (Sawsbuck-Winter)

    Hydreigon used Dark Pulse!
    The foe's Sawsbuck-Win lost 53% of its health!

    The sunlight is strong!

    Start of turn 7
    The foe's Sawsbuck-Win used Jump Kick!
    It's super effective!
    Hydreigon lost 325 HP! (100% of its health)
    Hydreigon fainted!
    The foe's Sawsbuck-Win is hurt by its Life Orb!

    The sunlight is strong!
    Kanden sent out Haxoswine! (Mamoswine)
    Pointed stones dug into Haxoswine!

    Start of turn 8
    alphatron called Sawsbuck-Win back!
    alphatron sent out Steelix!

    Haxoswine used Stealth Rock!
    Pointed stones float in the air around alphatron's team!

    The sunlight is strong!
    The foe's Steelix restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 9
    Kanden called Haxoswine back!
    Kanden sent out Haxorus!
    Pointed stones dug into Haxorus!

    Haxorus has Mold Breaker!
    The foe's Steelix used Fire Fang!
    It's not very effective...
    Haxorus lost 36 HP! (12% of its health)

    The sunlight is strong!
    The foe's Steelix restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Haxorus is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 10
    Haxorus used Earthquake!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Steelix lost 20% of its health!
    Kidogo is watching the battle.

    The foe's Steelix used Earthquake!
    Haxorus lost 112 HP! (38% of its health)

    The sunlight is strong!
    The foe's Steelix restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Haxorus is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 11
    Haxorus used Earthquake!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Steelix lost 20% of its health!

    The foe's Steelix used Earthquake!
    Haxorus lost 2 HP! (0% of its health)
    Haxorus fainted!

    The sunlight is strong!
    The foe's Steelix restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Kanden sent out Heatran!
    Pointed stones dug into Heatran!

    Start of turn 12
    Heatran used Fire Blast!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Steelix lost 71% of its health!
    The foe's Steelix fainted!

    The sunlight is strong!
    Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    alphatron sent out Tentacruel!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Tentacruel!

    Start of turn 13
    Heatran used Earth Power!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Tentacruel lost 33% of its health!
    The foe's Tentacruel fainted!

    The sunlight is strong!
    Heatran restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    alphatron sent out Sawsbuck-Win! (Sawsbuck-Winter)
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Sawsbuck-Win!

    Start of turn 14
    Kanden called Heatran back!
    Kanden sent out Mienshao!
    Pointed stones dug into Mienshao!

    The foe's Sawsbuck-Win used Jump Kick!
    Mienshao lost 218 HP! (80% of its health)
    The foe's Sawsbuck-Win is hurt by its Life Orb!

    The sunlight is strong!

    Start of turn 15
    The foe's Sawsbuck-Win used Horn Leech!
    Mienshao lost 36 HP! (13% of its health)
    Mienshao fainted!
    Mienshao had its energy drained!
    The foe's Sawsbuck-Win is hurt by its Life Orb!

    The sunlight is strong!
    Kanden sent out Haxoswine! (Mamoswine)
    Pointed stones dug into Haxoswine!

    Start of turn 16
    Haxoswine used Ice Shard!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Sawsbuck-Win lost 9% of its health!
    The foe's Sawsbuck-Win fainted!
    Haxoswine is hurt by its Life Orb!

    The sunlight is strong!
    alphatron sent out Xatu!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Xatu!

    Start of turn 17
    Haxoswine used Icicle Crash!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Xatu lost 75% of its health!
    The foe's Xatu fainted!
    Haxoswine is hurt by its Life Orb!

    The sunlight is strong!
    alphatron sent out Ninetales!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Ninetales!

    Start of turn 18
    Haxoswine used Ice Shard!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Ninetales lost 18% of its health!
    The foe's Ninetales fainted!
    Haxoswine is hurt by its Life Orb!

    The sunlight is strong!
    alphatron sent out Mega Man! (Dragonite)
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Mega Man!

    Start of turn 19
    Haxoswine used Ice Shard!
    It's super effective!
    Kidogo stopped watching the battle.
  16. Lady Alex

    Lady Alex This game sucks. Ban everything and it might not.

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Messages:
    565
    Pokemon Online Username: Lady Alex
    Current Hall of Fame Status: -
    Current Ladder standing 1090
    Dark Horse Pokemon:Suicune (changed to Cresselia)

    Cresselia@leftovers
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 252 hp / 252 def / 4 sp def
    -Toxic
    -Ice Beam
    -Moonlight
    -Reflect



    Changed my pokemon to Cresselia and peaked at #81 under the alt "Miss K."
    Show Hide

    [​IMG]

    Team:
    Show Hide
    Ninetales (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Drought
    EVs: 248 HP / 152 SDef / 108 Spd
    Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
    - Flamethrower
    - Roar
    - Will-O-Wisp
    - SolarBeam
    Skarmory (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Sturdy
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spd
    Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
    - Spikes
    - Whirlwind
    - Brave Bird
    - Roost
    Sableye (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Prankster
    EVs: 252 HP / 120 Def / 136 SDef
    Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
    - Foul Play
    - Will-O-Wisp
    - Taunt
    - Recover
    Cresselia (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Reflect
    - Ice Beam
    - Moonlight
    - Toxic
    Tentacruel (M) @ Black Sludge
    Trait: Rain Dish
    EVs: 240 HP / 200 Def / 56 Spd
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Toxic Spikes
    - Rapid Spin
    - Scald
    - Hidden Power [Ground]
    Chansey (F) @ Eviolite
    Trait: Natural Cure
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Seismic Toss
    - Heal Bell
    - Softboiled
    - Stealth Rock
  17. NoJohns

    NoJohns

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    99
    Uhh Berserker Lord stole my only log. I only save logs of battles that I lose and deem worthy (to learn off of them, etc).
  18. Berserker Lord

    Berserker Lord unreliable analysis writer.

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,204
    Sorry about that dude. It was amongst the logs that I picked through that I thought were worth posting. I will post some of my logs where I lost though so I can critique them myself and others can too.

    Well, I guess it's time to talk about how my team came to light (Maybe i'll make a RMT, so a teambuilding process can't hurt.)

    Show Hide
    Well, the team starter was not Metagross, but instead Sunny Day Heatran. I had thought about using Sunny Day Heatran when I wanted to use Heatran, but I was annoyed that I would be forced to use Life Orb+Hidden Power Grass just to hit Water-types. I had actually gone and done a whole bunch of calcs to see how Heatran would fare against Water-type attacks in the sun, and how much Solarbeam would deal back in return. The calcs seemed extremely promising, so Heatran got on the team right away.
    [​IMG]

    Next, I considered what Heatran was cockblocked by, and the simple pattern was Special walls and Dragon-types, especially Dragonite. I figured I would deal with Dragons later on in team building and focused on the special walls. This allowed me to also use a Pokemon that I actually used before and loved to use: Choice Band Metagross. It had everything I could have wished for: priority, great bulk and typing, and insane power with Meteor Mash.
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    With my two-punch offensive core made, I realized it was destroyed by pretty much any strong Earthquake user, so I had a plethora of Pokes that could have worked. The fact that I was using Sunny Day really ruled out Rotom-W, and I also wanted this Earthquake immunity to have some good bulk so it could survive a few mispredicts and use its resistances, so Gengar was trashed. that left really three options; Dragonite, Salamence, and Hydreigon. Hydreigon was chosen because it had good bulk combined with great Special Attack and was not weak to Stealth Rock.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    After my three-part core was finished, I was not sure as to where to proceed. I Had U-turn on Hydreigon, so I thought that adding another U-turn user could only help. I didn't want to use Scizor because i already had Bullet Punch on Metagross, and I already knew my team was Volcorona weak enough. Thus, Mienshao earned the fourth spot on my team. Hydreigon could easily mutilate Mienshao's counters, and Mienshao could run through Hydreigons.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    The next thing I added was Breloom. There wasnt any real good reason I remember besides being able to royally fuck over Voltturn cores and to provide Sleep.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Lastly, I needed a Stealth Rock user in order to actually make this team threatening. At the same time, I realized how much Dragons could just tear my team a new one because of its general slowness. I managed to slove both problems with one Pokemon: Mamoswine. It could easily revenge kill Dragons with Ice Shard, and setup Stealth Rock as well. It also had plenty of offensive presence, which was never a downside.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    After building the team, I took it for a test drive and almost immediately I found the one fatal flaw; It was just too damn slow. Fast sweepers who weren't weak to Ice Shard or Bullet Punch could just rip right through the team with no effort, and Fighting-types could just spam their STAB without any fear. Fustrated, I knew there wasn't one single solution to both problems so I focused on my Speed issue. I needed a Scarfer, but I couldn't find one that I thought would work. Eventually, I went with Haxorus, and it preformed marvelously. Haxorus took the place of Breloom because Breloom was the obvious weak link from my testing, and I could already handle Voltturn cores with relative ease.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    As the observant may note, 4/6 of my team is made up of potential Drak Horse Pokemon, but I only chose Metagross because every single other people already knew were great, and Metagross was just shoved into obscurity.
  19. Master of the Six Kings

    Master of the Six Kings

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    790
    I really like the sound of this!

    PO Username: Psychee
    Hall: No
    Pokemon: Ludicolo
    Current: 1000
  20. Matthew

    Matthew I love weather; Sun for days
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Joined:
    May 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,944
    Username: Gen. Empoleon
    Hall of Fame:
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Xatu Gastrodon
    Current Ladder: 1000
  21. Omicron

    Omicron
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    3,042
    Username: Ominomnomnom
    Hall of Fame: -
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Samurott!!!
    Current Ranking: 1000
  22. Marble101

    Marble101

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    54
    Username: qmwnebrvtc
    (yes, that's it)
    Hall of Fame: N/A
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Sharpedo
    Dark Horse Pokemon: Porygon2
    Current Ranking: Haven't laddered yet
  23. DDRMaster

    DDRMaster

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,677
    Pokemon Online Username: Turducken
    Hall of Fame Standing: (None)
    Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Porygon2
    Current Ladder Standing: *** Your rank in Standard OU is 855/48462 [1187 points / 15 battles]!

    It seems the middle of the day is the best time to do this. I went up a couple thousand places with just a few battles. I'm stopping for now since I'm in the top 1000.
  24. Drifloon

    Drifloon

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    199
    Do we need to start over now?
  25. Pocket

    Pocket Bringing the Afro to Space
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Forum Moderatoris a Tiering Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnus
    Doubles Co-Leader

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Messages:
    8,555
    Since Berserker Lord did not register Mamoswine in his registration form, you can still aim to reach the top 100 to be recognized in Hall of Fame!

    My team is doing pretty well - Virizion provides me useful special defense to my offensive team, as well as a good check to Landorus and Tyranitar. Alakazam, in the other hand, serves as a reliable revenge killer, thanks to Magic Guard + Focus Sash. It's Speed and Psyshock is one of the major reason I added to my HO team, since it can check Gengar, Latios, and Starmie and can also finish off weakened Volcarona that tries to set up on my other mons.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)