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The Tale Of A Man And His Psyduck! - VGC 2012 Ft. Wayne, IN Warstory

Discussion in 'VGC' started by Alphabet123, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Alphabet123

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    The Tale of a Man and His Psyduck.


    So we start off a couple months back. Rules are officially announced so I start working on teams. My original team was working somewhat well but I was bored so I started creating teams to have fun. I started off with making a Mono-Normal team which was based around Tauros. It was successful from time to time but just would not cut it. I then proceeded to make a Mono-Water team which was rain based. Then, one day, I told my friend in real life that I had to tutor a kid in Pokémon. He then texted me back with, “l0llll goodluck man. Remember….psyduck is the best.” This got the gears in my head turning. I immediately opened up PO and started building a team around Psyduck, a team that would prove to be very mighty. It was edited along the way to accompany some more Pokémon to help with the team. So, let’s take a look at the team:

    CO♥ (Psyduck) (F) @ Choice Specs
    [​IMG]
    Trait: Swift Swim
    IVs: 31/3/31/30/31/31
    EVs: 6 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Psychic
    - Ice Beam
    - Hydro Pump
    - Hidden Power [Electric 70]
    Notes: Psyduck is the main attraction of the team. It has Specs and Modest to hit as hard as possible and Swift Swim so it can out speed the majority of non-scarfed Pokémon. Hydro Pump is your main move since you are in rain, just be wary of missing. HP Electric is for Gyarados, Empoleon, and the likes. The other moves are for coverage.

    Solace (Poliwrath) (F) @ Fighting Gem
    [​IMG]
    Trait: Swift Swim
    IVs: 31/31/31/8/31/31
    EVs: 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Protect
    - Waterfall
    - Earthquake
    - Brick Break
    Notes: Poliwrath is to be used as a counter for Ferrothorn, Tyranitar, and the likes. It has STAB Brick Break with Max Attack and Fighting Gem to hit as hard as possible. The gem is so you can still protect and change up moves instead of using a Choice Band.

    SeaJason (Seaking) (M) @ Life Orb
    [​IMG]
    Trait: Lightningrod
    IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31
    EVs: 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Protect
    - Megahorn
    - Waterfall
    - Horn Drill
    Notes: Seaking is to be mainly used as an Electric Move Switch-In. With Lightningrod it soaks up Electric Attacks and can do some decent damage. Horn Drill is there for evan and if nothing else can handle what you’re facing. Sadly was not used along with Plusle.

    Jio (Politoed) (M) @ Leftovers
    [​IMG]
    Trait: Drizzle
    IVs: 31/29/31/31/31/31
    EVs: 252 HP / 6 Def / 252 SDef
    Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
    - Scald
    - Protect
    - Ice Beam
    - Focus Blast
    Notes: Politoed is not dead-weight on this team like others. True, its sole purpose is to get the rain up, but it is invested with Max HP and SDef so that it can tank hits and dish out some extra damage which may be needed. It has leftovers to improve to survivability of Politoed so it can get off an extra move, where with another item it would be 2HKO’d.

    moof♥ (Ludicolo) (M) @ Focus Sash
    [​IMG]
    Trait: Swift Swim
    IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31
    EVs: 6 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Scald
    - Ice Beam
    - Giga Drain
    - Rain Dance
    Notes: Ludicolo is very important. With a Focus Sash and Rain Dance, you are ensured to get up the rain against other weathers. It also has good coverage moves and high SAtk, so it can deal out some strong hits.

    Unreality (Plusle) (M) @ Electric Gem
    [​IMG]
    Trait: Plus
    IVs: 31/30/30/31/31/31
    EVs: 6 HP/ 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Encore
    - Protect
    - Discharge
    - Hidden Power [Ice 70]
    Notes: Plusle is here mainly as a filler. It is to be used with Seaking so it can discharge away without having to worry about damaging Seaking so the fish can attack as well. Encore to force other Pokémon to continually use Protect or do another Non-Damaging move and Hidden Power Ice for coverage. Sadly was not used along with Seaking.

    Now that you have seen the team, it is time to bring you to the event:
    We left for Ft. Wayne on Saturday afternoon and arrived around 5 o’clock PM. We then settled into the hotel and waited for my Aunt and Uncle to pick us up for dinner since they live in Ft. Wayne. After dinner, we get back to the room and I get on IRC some. I talk with evan and a few others before going to sleep. I didn’t sleep very well. The howling wind and people yelling in the halls at 4 o’clock in the morning did not help. Finally it is a respectable time to get up so I do and take a shower. I get everything packed up and head off to the center where Regional’s will be held. When I get there I walk to where the event is, and register. While on the way to get my DS “zapped” to lock my pokes in the Battle Box, I see evan and pat him on the back to acknowledge him. After I get my Pokémon locked in the Battle Box I go over to where evan is and just try to stay with him before I get warmed up to everyone else. We waited around a bit until the first pairings were listed, and thus began the Epic Tale of a Man and His Psyduck.

    Round 1 vs. Brett (Did not write down his last name.)
    Brett was a very chill guy. We talked and related and got started into our match.

    R1 vs. Brett (open)
    Battle between Dillon and Brett started!

    Tier: VGC 2012
    Rule: Unrated
    Rule: Item Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    Brett sent out Rotom-W!
    Dillon sent out Politoed!
    Brett sent out Samurott!
    Dillon sent out Psyduck!
    Politoed's Drizzle made it rain!

    Start of turn 1
    Psyduck used Hydro Pump!
    The foe’s Rotom-W lost ~50% of its health!
    It’s not very effective…

    The foe's Rotom-W used Thunder!
    Politoed lost ~50% of its health!
    It’s super effective!

    Politoed used Focus Blast!
    The foe’s Samurott lost ~50% of its health!

    Samurott used Swords Dance!
    The foe's Samurott's Attack sharply rose!

    Politoed restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Rain continues to fall!

    Start of turn 2
    Politoed used Protect!
    Politoed protected itself!

    Psyduck used Hydro Pump!
    The foe’s Samurott lost ~50% of its health.
    It’s not very effective…
    The foe’s Samurott fainted!

    The foe’s Rotom-W used Thunder!
    Psyduck lost 100% of its health!
    It’s super effective!
    Psyduck fainted!

    Politoed restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Rain continues to fall!
    Dillon sent out Ludicolo!
    Brett sent out Stoutland!

    Start of turn 3
    Ludicolo used Giga Drain!
    The foe's Rotom-W lost ~50% of its health!
    It’s super effective!
    The foe’s Rotom-W fainted!

    The foe's Stoutland used Retaliate!
    Ludicolo lost ~96% of its health!

    Politoed used Scald!
    The foe's Stoutland lost~ 50% of its health!

    Politoed restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Rain continues to fall!
    Brett sent out Golurk!

    Start of turn 4
    Ludicolo used Giga Drain!
    The foe’s Golurk went down to red health!

    The foe's Stoutland used Crunch!
    Ludicolo lost ~4% of its health!
    Ludicolo fainted!

    Politoed used Scald!
    The foe's Stoutland lost ~50% of its health!
    The foe's Stoutland fainted!

    Dillon didn’t write down what Golurk did this turn.

    Politoed restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Rain continues to fall!
    Dillon sent out Poliwrath!

    Start of turn 5
    Poliwrath used Waterfall!
    The foe’s Golurk lost the rest of its health!
    The foe’s Golurk fainted!

    Dillon won the battle! (2-0)



    Round 2 vs. Luke Swenson (tad38, theamericandream38)
    This next round I was just like: BS Match-Up Hax… Also BS No Scald Burns/Focus Miss/No Power Whip Miss Hax. Vid No. 47-20618-48152

    R2 vs. tad38 (open)
    Battle between Dillon and tad38 started!

    Tier: VGC 2012
    Rule: Unrated
    Rule: Item Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    tad39 sent out Excadrill!
    Dillon sent out Politoed!
    tad38 sent out Tyranitar!
    Dillon sent out Ludicolo!
    Politoed's Drizzle made it rain!
    The foe’s Tyranitar’s Sand Stream whipped up a sandstorm!

    Start of turn 1
    tad38 called Tyranitar back!
    tad38 sent out Ferrothorn!

    The foe’s Excadrill used Protect!
    The foe’s Excadrill protected itself!

    Ludicolo used Rain Dance!
    It started to rain!

    Politoed used Focus Blast!
    The attack of Politoed missed!

    Rain continues to fall!

    Start of turn 2
    tad38 called Excadrill back!
    tad38 sent out Cresselia!

    Ludicolo used Scald!
    The foe’s Cresselia lost ~25% of its health.

    Politoed used Focus Blast!
    It’s super effective!
    The foe’s Ferrothorn lost ~33% of its health!

    The foe’s Ferrothorn used Power Whip!
    It's super effective!
    Politoed lost ~91% of its health!

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

    Start of turn 3
    Ludicolo used Scald!
    The foe's Cresselia lost ~35% of its health!

    The foe's Cresselia used Psychic!
    Politoed lost ~21% of its health!

    The foe’s Ferrothorn used Power Whip!
    Ludicolo lost ~64% of its health.

    Rain continues to fall!
    Dillon sent out Poliwrath!

    Start of turn 4
    tad38 called back Ferrothorn!
    Tad38 sent out Tyranitar!
    The foe’s Tyranitar’s Sand Stream whipped up a sandstorm!

    Poliwrath used Brick Break!
    Poliwrath’s Fighting Gem raised Brick Break’s power!
    It’s super effective!
    The foe’s Tyranitar lost 99% of its health!
    The foe’s Tyranitar hung on using its focus sash!

    The foe's Cresselia used Psychic!
    Poliwrath lost ~53% of its health!

    Ludicolo used Scald!
    The foe's Cresselia lost ~20% of its health!

    The sandstorm rages!
    Poliwrath is buffeted by the sandstorm!
    Ludicolo is buffeted by the sandstorm!

    Start of turn 5
    Poliwrath used Brick Break!
    It’s super effective!
    The foe’s Tyranitar lost 1% of its health!
    The foe’s Tyranitar fainted!

    Ludicolo used Rain Dance!
    It started to rain!

    The foe’s Cresselia used Psychic!
    It’s super effective!
    Poliwrath lost ~34% of its health!
    Poliwrath fainted!

    Rain continues to fall!

    Dillon sent out Psyduck!
    Luke sent out Ferrothorn!

    Start of turn 6

    The foe’s Cresselia used Protect!
    The foe’s Cresselia protected itself!

    Ludicolo used Scald!
    The foe’s Cresselia protected itself!

    Psyduck used Hydro Pump!
    It’s not very effective…
    The foe’s Ferrothorn lost ~40% of its health!

    The foe’s Ferrothorn used Power Whip!
    Ludicolo lost ~30% of its health!
    Ludicolo fainted!

    Start of turn 7

    Psyduck used Hydro Pump!
    The foe’s Cresselia lost ~15% of its health!
    The foe’s Cresselia fainted!

    The foe’s Ferrothorn used Power Whip!
    It’s super effective!
    Psyduck fainted!

    tad38 won the battle! (2-0)


    Round 3 vs. Christopher Hough (40 year old man)
    My least favorite opponent, just because he gave me crap about taking notes for this war story during our match. Note: Around when I no longer state how much damage the moves did is when he said don’t take notes and started raising his hand. Fearing he would ‘tattle’ on me, I tried to keep my note- taking to a minimum. Also, I made sure to ask the rest of my opponents if they were ok with me taking notes, all of which had no problem.

    R3 vs. Christopher (open)
    Battle between Dillon and Christopher started!

    Tier: VGC 2012
    Rule: Unrated
    Rule: Item Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    Christopher sent out Amoonguss!
    Dillon sent out Politoed!
    Christopher sent out Thundurus!
    Dillon sent out Psyduck!
    Politoed's Drizzle made it rain!

    Start of turn 1
    Psyduck used Hydro Pump!
    The foe’s Thundurus lost 100% of its health!
    The foe’s Thundurus fainted!

    Politoed used Ice Beam!
    The foe’s Amoonguss lost ~25% of its health!
    It’s super effective!

    The foe’s Amoonguss used Spore!
    Politoed fell asleep!

    Rain continues to fall!
    Christopher sent out Kingdra!

    Start of turn 2
    The foe’s Kingdra used Dragon Pulse!
    Psyduck lost ~91% of its health!

    Psyduck used Hydro Pump!
    The attack of Psyduck missed!

    Politoed is fast asleep!

    The foe’s Amoonguss used Giga Drain!
    Psyduck lost ~9% of its health!
    It’s super effective!
    Psyduck fainted!

    Rain continues to fall!
    Dillon sent out Ludicolo!

    Start of turn 3
    The foe’s Kingdra used Dragon Pulse!
    Politoed lost ~25% of its health!

    Ludicolo used Ice Beam!
    The foe’s Amoonguss lost ~Damage (I forgot to write how much damage.)
    It’s super effective!
    The foe’s Amoonguss was frozen solid!

    Politoed used Ice Beam!
    The foe' Amoonguss lost ~Damage to red of its health! (I forgot to write how much damage.)

    The foe’s Amoonguss is frozen solid!

    Politoed restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Rain continues to fall!

    Start of turn 4
    The foe’s Kingdra used Dragon Pulse!
    Politoed lost ~25% of its health!

    The foe's Ludicolo used Giga Drain!
    The foe’s Kingdra lost ~40% of its health!

    Politoed used Ice Beam!
    The foe's Amoonguss lost the rest of its health!
    The foe's Amoonguss fainted!

    Politoed restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Rain continues to fall!
    Christopher sent out Metagross!

    Start of turn 5
    The foe’s Kingdra used Protect!
    The foe’s Kingdra protected itself!

    Ludicolo used Giga Drain!
    The foe’s Kingdra protected itself!

    Politoed used Ice Beam!
    The foe’s Kingdra protected itself!

    The foe’s Metagross used Earthquake
    The foe’s Metagross’s Ground Gem strengthened the power of Earthquake!
    Politoed lives with 17 HP!
    Ludicolo lost ~34% of its health!
    It’s not very effective on Ludicolo…

    Politoed restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Rain continues to fall!

    Start of turn 6
    The foe’s Metagross used Bullet Punch!
    Politoed lost ~19% of its health! (Lived with 4 HP.)

    The foe’s Kingdra used Dragon Pulse!
    Ludicolo lived! (Didn’t write down how much it did.)

    Ludicolo used Giga Drain!
    The foe’s Kingdra lost health! (Didn’t write down how much it did.)

    Politoed used Ice Beam!
    The foe’s Kingdra lost health! (Didn’t write down how much it did.)
    The foe’s Kingdra fainted!

    Start of turn 7
    Politoed used Protect!
    Politoed protected itself!

    Ludicolo used Scald!
    The foe’s Metagross lost health! (Didn’t write down how much it did.)

    The foe’s Metgaross used Earthquake!
    Politoed protected itself!
    Ludicolo lost health! (Didn’t write how much it did.)

    Start of turn 8
    Ludicolo used Scald!
    The foe’s Metagross lost health! (Didn’t write down how much it did.)
    The foe’s Metagross fainted!

    Dillon won the battle! (3-0)


    Round 4 vs. Chris Wiley (IceKingz/Shiny Regice)
    Cool Guy altogether. Should’ve picked up from Team Preview that he was running TR, but only realized when his Pokémon were slower than mine. Also apparently my note taking skills went down the drain as I no longer record how much each move did, just what moves were used. He told me he was on Smogon but basically did more of lurking and wasn’t active.

    R4 vs. IceKingz/Shiny Regice (open)
    Battle between Dillon and Chris started!

    Tier: VGC 2012
    Rule: Unrated
    Rule: Item Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    Chris sent out Dusknoir!
    Dillon sent out Politoed!
    Chris sent out Hariyama!
    Dillon sent out Psyduck!
    Politoed's Drizzle made it rain!

    Start of turn 1
    The foe’s Hariyama used Fake Out!
    Psyduck lost some of its health! (WAI U NO WRITE DOWN HOW MUCH?!)

    Psyduck flinched!

    Politoed used Scald!
    The foe’s Dusknoir lost some of its health! (Again, did not write down how much.)
    The foe’s Dusknoir was burned!

    The foe’s Dusknoir used Trick Room!
    Dusknoir twisted the dimensions!

    Rain continues to fall!
    The foe's Hariyama's Flame Orb activated!
    The foe's Hariyama was burned!
    The foe's Dusknoir is hurt by its burn!
    The foe's Hariyama is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 2
    The foe’s Dusknoir used Shadow Punch!
    Psyduck lost not much health!


    Hariyama used Close Combat!
    Politoed lost 100% of its health!
    Politoed fainted!

    Psyduck used Hydro Pump!
    The foe’s Hariyama lost 100% of its health!
    The foe’s Hariyama fainted!

    Rain continues to fall!
    The foe's Dusknoir is hurt by its burn!
    Dillon sent out Poliwrath!
    Chris sent out Honchkrow!

    Start of turn 3
    The foe’s Dusknoir used Shadow Punch!
    Psyduck lost the rest of its health!
    Psyduck fainted!

    The foe's Honchkrow used Brave Bird! (Misplay by me, I should have protected to have a better chance.)
    Poliwrath lost 100% of its health!
    It’s super effective!
    Poliwrath fainted!

    Rain continues to fall!
    The foe's Dusknoir is hurt by its burn!
    Dillon sent out Ludicolo!

    Start of turn 4
    The foe’s Dusknoir used Shadow Punch!
    Ludicolo lost not much health!

    The foe's Honchkrow used Brave Bird!
    Ludicolo lost ~90% of its health! (Assuming)
    Ludicolo fainted!

    Chris won the battle! (3-0)


    Round 5 vs. Chance Nauman
    Younger kid, thought Scald always burned since there was some hax. Not much else to say.

    R5 vs. Chance (open)
    Battle between Dillon and Chance started!

    Tier: VGC 2012
    Rule: Unrated
    Rule: Item Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    Chance sent out Thundurus!
    Dillon sent out Politoed!
    Chance sent out Mienshao!
    Dillon sent out Psyduck!
    Politoed's Drizzle made it rain!

    Start of turn 1
    Politoed used Protect!
    Politoed protected itself!

    The foe’s Mienshao used Fake Out!
    Psyduck lost ~66-70% of its health!
    A critical hit!

    Psyduck flinched

    The foe’s Thundurus used Thunderbolt!
    Politoed protected itself!

    Rain continues to fall!

    Start of turn 2
    Psyduck used Hydro Pump!
    The attack of Psyduck missed!

    The foe’s Mienshao used Hi Jump Kick!
    Psyduck lost ~30-33% of its health!
    Psyduck fainted!

    The foe’s Thundurus used Thunderbolt!
    The foe’s Thundurus’s Electric Gem strengthened the power of Thunderbolt!
    Politoed lost ~86% of its health!

    Politoed used Scald!
    The foe’s Mienshao lost ~85% of its health! (More or less of a guess.)
    The foe’s Mienshao was burned!

    Politoed restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Rain continues to fall!
    The foe's Mienshao is hurt by its burn!
    Dillon sent out Poliwrath!

    Start of turn 3
    Politoed used Protect!
    Politoed protected itself!

    Poliwrath used Protect!
    Poliwrath protected itself!

    The foe's Mienshao used Hi Jump Kick!
    Poliwrath protected itself!
    The foe's Mienshao kept going and crashed!
    The foe’s Mienshao lost the rest of its health!
    The foe’s Mienshao fainted!

    The foe’s Thundurus used Thunderbolt!
    Poliwrath Protected itself!

    Rain continues to fall!
    Chance sent out Metagross!

    Start of turn 4
    Poliwrath used Waterfall!
    The foe’s Thundurus lost ~80% of its health. (Again, more of a guess.)

    The foe’s Thundurus flinched!

    The foe's Metagross used Zen Headbutt!
    Poliwrath lost 100% of its health!
    Poliwrath fainted!
    The foe’s Metagross is hurt by its life orb.

    Politoed used Scald!
    The foe’s Metagross lost ~45% of its health!
    The foe’s Metagross was burned!

    Rain continues to fall!
    The foe's Metagross is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 5
    The foe’s Thundurus used Thunder Wave!
    CO is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!

    The foe’s Metagross used Bullet Punch!
    Politoed lost very little health!

    Ludicolo used Scald!
    The foe’s Thundurus lost the rest of its health!
    The foe’s Thundurus fainted!

    Politoed used Scald!
    The foe’s Metagross lost the rest of its health!
    The foe’s Metagross fainted!

    Rain continues to fall!
    Chance sent out Hydreigon

    Start of turn 6
    The foe’s Hydreigon used Dragon Pulse!
    Ludicolo lost health!

    Politoed used Ice Beam!
    The foe’s Hydreigon lost health!

    Ludicolo used Ice Beam!
    The foe’s Hydreigon lost the rest of its health!
    The foe’s Hydreigon fainted!

    Dillon won the battle! (Won 2-0)


    Round 6 vs. Miroslawa Morioka
    Older woman, probably in her 40s. I felt kind of bad when Psyduck finally shined and started sweeping her…

    R6 vs. Miroslawa (open)
    Battle between Dillon and Miroslawa started!

    Tier: VGC 2012
    Rule: Unrated
    Rule: Item Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    Miroslawa sent out Zapdos!
    Dillon sent out Politoed!
    Miroslawa sent out Politoed!
    Dillon sent out Psyduck!
    Politoed's Drizzle made it rain!

    Start of turn 1
    Psyduck used Hydro Pump!
    The foe’s Zapdos lost 100% of its health!
    The foe’s Zapdos fainted!

    Politoed used Scald!
    The foe’s Politoed lost some of its health!
    It’s not very effective…
    The foe’s Politoed was burned!

    Did not write down what their Politoed did.

    Rain continues to fall!
    The foe's Politoed is hurt by its burn!
    Miroslawa sent out Swampert!

    Start of turn 2
    The foe’s Politoed used Protect!
    The foe’s Politoed protected itself!

    Psyduck used Hydro Pump!
    The foe’s Swampert lost 100% of its health!
    The foe’s Swampert fainted!

    Politoed used Scald!
    The foe’s Politoed protected itself!

    Rain continues to fall!
    The foe's Politoed is hurt by its burn!
    Miroslawa sent out Rotom-W!

    Start of turn 3
    Psyduck used Hydro Pump!
    The foe’s Rotom-W lost ~45% of its health!

    The foe's Rotom-W used Shadow Ball!
    Psyduck lost ~68% of its health!

    Politoed used Scald!
    The foe’s Politoed lost health!
    A critical hit!

    The foe’s Politoed used Ice Beam!
    Psyduck lost ~32% of its health!
    Psyduck fainted!

    Rain continues to fall!
    The foe's Politoed is hurt by its burn!
    Dillon sent out Ludicolo!

    Start of turn 4
    The foe’s Rotom-W used Protect!
    The foe’s Rotom-W protected itself!

    Ludicolo used Giga Drain!
    The foe’s Rotom-W protected itself!

    Politoed used Scald!
    The foe’s Rotom-W protected itself!

    The foe’s Politoed used Ice Beam!
    Ludicolo lost ~68% of its health!

    Rain continues to fall!
    The foe’s Politoed is hurt by its burn!
    The foe’s Politoed fainted!

    Start of turn 5
    Ludicolo used Giga Drain!
    The foe’s Rotom-W lost the rest of its health!
    It’s super effective!
    The foe’s Rotom-W fainted!

    Dillon won the battle! (3-0)


    Round 7 vs. Michael Yergin
    Not much to say about this guy. Seemed younger like low twenties maybe, but did not seem like a person that would be married like he said he was.

    R7 vs. Michael (open)
    Battle between Dillon and Michael started!

    Tier: VGC 2012
    Rule: Unrated
    Rule: Item Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    Michael sent out Gliscor!
    Dillon sent out Politoed!
    Michael sent out Hippowdon!
    Dillon sent out Ludicolo!
    Politoed's Drizzle made it rain!
    The foe’s Hippowdon’s Sand Stream whipped up a sandstorm!

    Start of turn 1
    The foe’s Hippowdon used Protect!
    The foe’s Hippowdon protected itself!

    The foe’s Gliscor used Acrobatics!
    Ludicolo lost ~86% of its health!
    It’s super effective!

    Ludicolo used Rain Dance!
    It started to rain!

    Politoed used Ice Beam!
    The foe’s Gliscor lost 100% of its health!
    It’s super effective!
    The foe’s Gliscor fainted!

    Rain continues to fall!
    Michael sent out Ferrothorn!

    Start of turn 2
    The Ludicolo used Scald!
    The foe’s Hippowdon lost 100% of its health!
    It’s super effective!
    A critical hit!
    The foe’s Hippowdon fainted!

    Politoed used Focus Blast!
    The foe’s Ferrothorn lost ~45% of its health!
    It’s super effective!

    The foe’s Ferrothorn used Power Whip!
    Politoed lost 100% of its health!
    It’s super effective!
    A critical hit!
    Politoed fainted!

    Rain continues to fall!
    The foe's Dusknoir is hurt by its burn!
    Dillon sent out Poliwrath!
    Michael sent out Porygon2!

    Start of turn 3
    Poliwrath used Brick Break!
    The foe’s Ferrothorn lost 100% of its health!
    Poliwrath’s Fighting Gem raised Brick Break’s power!
    It’s super effective!
    Ferrothorn fainted!
    Poliwrath is hurt by the foe's Ferrothorn's Rocky Helmet!
    The foe's Ferrothorn's Iron Barbs hurts Solace

    Politoed used Scald!
    The foe’s Porygon2 lost ~33% of its health!
    The foe’s Porygon2 was burned!

    The foe’s Porygon2 used Tri Attack!
    Poliwrath lost ~80% of its health!

    Rain continues to fall!
    The foe's Porygon2 is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 4
    Ludicolo used Scald!
    The foe’s Porygon2 lost health!

    Poliwrath used Brick Break!
    The foe’s Porygon2 lost the rest of its health!
    It’s super effective!
    The foe’s Porygon2 fainted!

    Dillon won the battle! (3-0)


    In Conclusion:
    All-in-all, I was content. I had already improved from 3-4 last year at Nationals in the “Easy-Mode Seniors Division” and just went 5-2 in Masters with a PSYDUCK! Sadly, it was time to leave already since we had to get back home for school tomorrow. I said goodbye to all of the others before the big picture of everyone standing. It was a good and fun time and my only regret is not talking more to everyone before the event started. Since it was a bunch of new people I didn’t know yet, I was a bit hesitant to talk to them for whatever reason and just tried to stay around evan since we already knew each other. It was a great showing in my opinion and I already have something planned for Nationals, so you all better watch out! Anyway, let’s get to people who deserve honorable mention:

    Cassie- Very nice and supportful. Supplied me with the Plusle which I never got the opportunity to use. Was also the very trusty Psyduck that only missed TWO Hydro Pumps that day. Also a ton more but I can’t remember and fit it all in, so on to more people.

    Charzaro- Another strong showing from a strong, yet unknown player at RI. Helped with some teambuilding and other stuff.

    Cybertron- Another fellow Seniors Friend/Supporter.

    DeagleBeagle- Thanks for supplying your rules which I didn’t follow and did not need to succeed in VGC. You are a very smart user. Also, Water is a perfectly acceptable Primary Attacking Type.

    Duy- Didn’t make the cut for the team because I forgot about him. A good motivator and helped with other stuff.

    Eiganjo- You are a savior. Supplied DW parents and some others. Definitely the main supporter of the team in a sense since it was practically his Pokémon on the team even though they were technically mine since I RNG’d them on my game with my OT/ID.

    evan- The reason for bringing Horn Drill. Also my Friendly Rival ever since VGC 2011 since he wouldn’t play my Nats team and still hasn’t played me to date. I’m coming for you….

    Huy- Helped with some teambuilding like the Seaking and supplied the Seaking. Hopefully you’ll come to Nats.

    Jibaku- Gave me positive support and feedback as well. I forget what else.

    Jio- Was the trusty Politoed and made a strong showing at RI. Helped a lot with Testing and some teambuilding with countering weaknesses and such. A book-smart player if you ever need one with lots of potential.

    JRank- Deserves mention even though he didn’t do too much for me this year. Helped with some Wi-Fi testing. Gave support and feedback. Helped with some small stuff that I can’t remember at the moment.

    muffinhead- Was the much-needed Ludicolo for Rain Dance and damage. Also supplied the Ludicolo and gave positive support/feedback.

    Solace- Thrown in this jumble of thanks. It might have been her to suggest Poliwrath which was much needed unless it was Jio.

    Unreality- Another fellow Senior Friend/Supporter. Also helped with some testing on Wi-Fi.

    If I left anyone out on accident WHO HAS A LEGITMATE REASON to be on the list, please let me know.

    Props:
    -Going 5/2
    -Getting 14th
    -Using Psyduck
    -Meeting cool people
    -Choosing to go to VGC after being hesitant at first.

    Slops:
    -No Top Cut :(
    -Not getting to see any Senior friends this time around
    -Having Opponents that didn’t do so well barring tad and Shiny Regice dropping my Opp’s Win % down the drain.

    If I think of anything else later I will edit it in. Sorry no picture this time unlike Nats. There were just no pictures really taken. I hope you all enjoyed and look forward to seeing you at Nats and writing that Warstory. Good day to you ladies and gents.
  2. Unreality

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    MIGHTY, MIGHTY, PSYDUCK

    i cant believe its so good jesus

    your plusle is better though
  3. Firestorm

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    Your teams make me feel like [​IMG]
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    Start of turn 1
    Psyduck used Hydro Pump!
    The foe’s Zapdos lost 100% of its health!
    The foe’s Zapdos fainted!

    GG
  5. Cassie

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    ahem

    Anyway I loved that you followed through with this team and I'm honored to have the amazing duck named after me :3
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    Jigglypuff approves of using old school method(Wish I had a pic or stamp for this, I need to make >.>)

    Anyway I love the team :D I love old school concepts :D
  7. evan

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    Strongest Psyduck! Great seeing you again abc###. I'm kind of angry that your Psyduck team did better than mine but i still have April regionals to fix that. See you at nats???
  8. Feathers

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    Your team makes me excited.

    Inspiration achieved!
  9. theamericandream38

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    I loved your psyduck, strong pokemon. Good job on going 5-2 with such a sweet team. Hope to see you again at nats!
  10. BlueCookies

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    heh very nice team. congrats on 5-2!
  11. Huy

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    my gimmick was topped
  12. Shiny Regice

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    I'm semi active Alphabet either way it was great playing against you and that Psyduck was pretty neat to see. Also I'm IceKingz, I COMPLETELY spaced and forgot that my Smogon username is Shiny Regice lol but everywhere else I go by IceKingz =P
  13. Plusle

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    Plusle is too strong . congrats
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    Nice warstory. Writing down notes is perfectly legal during battle. Even if your opponent calls over a judge, you aren't breaking any rules. Still, it's a nice gesture to ask your opponents beforehand if they mind the note taking.
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    First a story on a team with Pikachu and now Psyduck? 0_o Anyways it was fun reading this, congratz man! :)
    ^ Epic
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    Thanks everyone.

    @Huy: Your gimmick was still superior.

    @Team Rocket Elite: I know it was fine, and even if it wasn't that doesn't make sense since you can save the battle AND there is a Play Back feature now which shows your last match. Either way I didn't want to risk it so I just asked the rest of my opponents.

    @Shiny Regice: I actually had on my notes "IceKingz" written down. However when I went to look on the Smogon user list I only found Ice King so I thought I interpreted what you said wrong.

    Anyway, I will probably post a Battle Video Number soon to the match I had against tad38 since that was the one I saved and will put up a Special Thanks acknowledging people and a conclusion hopefully later tonight or tomorrow. Thanks for all of your support, and I hope to see some of you at Nationals.
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    Actually, it's not allowed. From the VGC website (FAQs section):

    Still, kind of rude to threaten a judge call on you for it.
  18. Solace

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    These tournaments let us take notes during battle, although during VGC 11 we weren't allowed to.
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    Oh yeah, the VGC website took me to the '11 rules. Oops. Um, are they going to bother updating?
  20. Alphabet123

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    Finally got around to the conclusion. Thanks for all the support to you who've read this and/or posted.
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    YES MADE PROPS

    Way to go though, this team is incredible (like all of your teams) and props to you for doing so well with it :D See you in Indy?
  22. JuiceBox112

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    awesome job dude! but can I ask what made you choose psyduck? it seem like there would be other much better options, or does it not matter as long as they have swift swim and specs in the rain?

    and just so you know I love your team!!!!
  23. macle

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    more like a kid just getting into puberty and his psyduck
  24. Eiganjo

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    haha, thanks for the props, even though I didnt do much but provide the stuff you needed.
    anyways I think its always nice to see someone do well with a team such as yours :D
    looking forward to the nats one, and I hope you make it to worlds :P
  25. Alphabet123

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    Haha, good post macle.

    @JuiceBox112: I thought I made it clear in the warstory but I'll say it again. I chose Psyduck because my friend jokingly said Psyduck is the best. Since he said this I drafted up a team with Psyduck and found out it is highly underestimated.

    As to the rest of you: Yes, I am pretty sure I will be at Nationals at this point in time.

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