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War Story - Top 32 at Seattle Regionals

Discussion in 'VGC' started by Baldafor, May 15, 2011.

  1. Baldafor

    Baldafor

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    Hello everyone. I guess for better or worse I will be remembered as the guy that haxed skarm to death in Round 2 of this year's Seattle Regionals. My team was designed as an anti-Trick Room team, ordered by number of kills:

    Conkeldurr @ Toxic Orb
    31/31/31/x/31/31
    Adamant, Guts, 254 HP/252 Attack/4 Speed
    Mach Punch, Drain Punch, Rock Slide, Protect

    Thundurus @ Electric Gem
    30/31/30/31/31/31, HP Ice 70
    Naive, Prankster, 252 Sp. Attack/252 Speed/6 HP
    Discharge, Thunderbolt, Hidden Power, Protect

    Golurk @ Ghost Gem
    31/31/31/x/31/31
    Adamant, Iron Fist, 254 HP/252 Attack/4 Speed
    Earthquake, Shadow Punch, Rock Slide, Safeguard (big mistake)

    Druddigon @ Life Orb
    31/31/31/x/31/31
    Adamant, Sheer Force, 254 HP/252 Attack/4 Speed
    Dragon Claw, Sucker Punch, Rock Slide, Protect

    Stoutland @ Normal Gem
    31/31/31/x/31/31
    Adamant, Intimidate, 254 Hp/252 Attack/4 Speed
    Last Resort, Protect

    Chandelure @ Focus Sash
    31/31/31/31/31/31
    Timid, Flash Fire, 252 Sp. Attack/252 Speed/4 HP
    Heat Wave, Shadow Ball, Trick Room, Protect (never used it, but there's the moveset)

    Round 1:

    I am terrible with names, so I don't really remember, sorry! He opened with Cofagrigus and Gigilith, I opened with Conkeldurr and Golurk. He blew up first turn and I used Protect first turn, so I started up 4-3. Shadow Punch put him in critical. It was downhill from there really, he teamed in Reuniclus and Psychic'd me for the kill on Conky. I finished him off switching in Stoutland for the last kill. I believe it ended 3-0, and I can't remember his fourth. Yah, I am the one guy that used Last Resort in the tournament. I couldn't get my Stoutland's happiness high enough for Return that morning, so a gimmick was born.

    Round 2:

    Me vs. skarm. I'll go ahead and let him post the full warstory because I don't want to reveal his team in case he goes on to do well in the Last Chance Qualifier, but basically I Mach Punch crit him through a Chople Berry, had Discharge trigger paralysis at least once (I swear it was twice) and won a speed tie (?) twice for the win. Sorry! This is why I like Double Elimination.

    Round 3:

    Another fellow who I can't remember the name of. He lead with Archeops and Whimsicott, I lead with Conkeldurr and Thundurus. I Discharged and Protected first turn, and he Protected on his Archeops, so I blew my gem on 25% or so on his Whimsicott. His Whimsicott Taunted me to prevent Tailwind, which I didn't have but good idea. Second turn he Charmed my Conky, I Mach Punched his Archeops in case it was Sashed, and Thunderbolted (or Discharge? I doubt it, it's hard to remember when you are nervous!) for the KO. He switched in a third, but I can't remember what it was! I think Terakkion or Conkeldurr, no clue. I believe I survived a Rock Slide with 1 HP on Thundurus that turn and KO'd with Mach Punch and Discharge? Anyway, his Whimsicott got paralyzed either that turn or the turn before, but got off another Charm before it went down. His last was Scrafty, which I killed with Drain Punch and Thunderbolt. I believe this was 4-0.

    Round 4: BYE

    Round 5:

    me vs. ThePickAndPlay, I lose. Edited out for now while I wait for permission to post about it. It was an interesting game, to say the least.

    Anyway, I had a blast, and I do plan on playing again next year. Thanks for reading!
  2. SnakesOnAPlane

    SnakesOnAPlane

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    For round 5 was it ThePickAndPlay
  3. Baldafor

    Baldafor

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    ACK! I should have asked before I went ahead and posted most of the fight info then. Or can they change teams for before nationals?

    I'll edit it out for now, I'll paste it back in once I get permission.
  4. Cybertron

    Cybertron Can't hit WoW
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    You can change teams for Nationals.
  5. Huy

    Huy INSTANT BALLS
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    Poor skarm had to get super drunk to forget his loss.
  6. pokemonrocks777

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    nice i wish i had a bye late in the swiss rounds
  7. skarm

    skarm I HAVE HOTEL ROOMS
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    Well, to be honest, if I had to lose I'd rather it be to someone from Smogon that knows what they're doing. It came down to some dice rolls which went in your favor, and thus, whatever. It happens I'll probably very likely end up in Indianpolis LCQing it anyway.

    Best of luck next year!

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