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Warstory from the Suspect Ladder - BL's doin' great! Shiney vs. Jenigmat429

Discussion in 'Stark Mountain' started by Jenigmat, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Jenigmat

    Jenigmat

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    All right everyone. This took place on the Suspect Test ladder, so there are no Garchomps and no Deoxys-S. If you're concerned about the way it played out and the fact that we switched too much, neither team apparently carried Stealth Rock, or at least they didn't use it. I'm not gonna show you my opponent's team, for suspense reasons. I'm also not going to omit Leftovers/Poison/Leech Seed, unless you guys ask me to. It's not worth the effort, and since I used Knock Off on a couple pokemon it makes it easier to keep track of. When I list scores, I listed mine first, every time.

    Here's my team:
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    Rules: Ladder Match, Sleep Clause, Freeze Clause, OHKO Clause, Evasion Clause, Species Clause, Strict Damage Clause
    Shiney sent out Moltres (lvl 100 Moltres).
    jenigmat429 sent out Gengar (lvl 100 Gengar ♂).
    Moltres is exerting its pressure!
    Shiney switched in Blissey (lvl 100 Blissey ♀).
    Gengar used Hypnosis.
    Gengar's attack missed!
    ---

    Gengar - 100%
    Blissey - 100%

    I figured that he'd switch. I wasn't exactly sure what Moltres could do, so I decided to make the safest move. The fact that Hypnosis missed isn't exactly that important, because I'm gonna make the same move either way.

    jenigmat429 switched in Heracross (lvl 100 Heracross ♂).
    Blissey used Flamethrower.
    It's super effective!
    Heracross lost 35% of its health.

    Heracross - 65%
    Blissey - 100% and scared.

    All right, now, just so you know my Heracross is the amazingly powerful Choice Banded version, and apart from ghost types and resistances Close Combat will do a lot. Even though I have a good idea of the switch he's gonna make, I've only seen two members of his team, so I'm gonna go with the safe non predicting option.

    Shiney switched in Moltres (lvl 100 Moltres).
    Moltres is exerting its pressure!
    Heracross used Close Combat.
    It's not very effective...
    Moltres lost 56% of its health.
    Heracross's defence was lowered.
    Heracross's special defence was lowered.
    Moltres's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Moltres restored 6% of its health.

    Heracross - 65%
    Moltres - 50%

    Hell yea, now I don't even have to switch since Close Combat's gonna own the Moltres next turn anyway. Good thing too, since Moltres can do a number on some of my later team members. Still not sure what it's running, but anyways, good riddance.

    ---
    Moltres used Flamethrower.
    It's super effective!
    Heracross lost 65% of its health.
    jenigmat429's Heracross fainted.
    Moltres's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Moltres restored 6% of its health.

    My favorite pokemon since GSC - Dead dead and dead. Sorry.
    Moltres - 56%

    5-6

    Ah crap. Now, here's a tip. If you're unsure of what a pokemon can do, look it up in the analysis. I had no idea that Moltres were generally EV'd to outrun Adamant Heracross. I assumed that Moltres was more of a Stallish pokemon and that it'd be slower. Well it turns out that Moltres is actually more offensive. Crap. Now as far as my next move, Moltres isn't gonna stay in on my Gyarados (a standard DDGyara with leftovers), so I'll get a free DD.

    ---
    jenigmat429 switched in Gyarados (lvl 100 Gyarados ♂).
    Gyarados's intimidate cut Moltres's attack!
    Moltres used Toxic.
    Gyarados was badly poisoned!
    Gyarados used Dragon Dance.
    Gyarados's attack was raised.
    Gyarados's speed was raised.
    Gyarados is hurt by poison!
    Gyarados lost 6% of its health.
    Moltres's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Moltres restored 6% of its health.

    Gyarados - 94% (Poisoned.)
    Moltres - 62%

    No worries. If it didn't switch out I'm getting in a second DD. It'll put pain even on the bane of this team: Celebi. As far as it goes, Gyarados is there to mainly hurt Gliscor. Reckless as it is, I'm gonna be able to own most of what gets sent out after two DD's. I'll let the poison take out Gyarados if I need to, because as far as I've seen of his team, Gyarados can do damage.
    ---
    Shiney switched in Celebi (lvl 100 Celebi).
    Gyarados used Dragon Dance.
    Gyarados's attack was raised.
    Gyarados's speed was raised.
    Gyarados's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Gyarados restored 6% of its health.
    Gyarados is hurt by poison!
    Gyarados lost 12% of its health.

    Gyarados - 87%
    Celebi - 100%

    Hell, Ice Fang's a 2HKO after two DD's. Just as a reminder, this took place on the Suspect Test ladder, so I don't need to worry about Deoxys-S.

    ---
    Gyarados used Ice Fang.
    It's super effective!
    Celebi lost 63% of its health.
    Celebi used Leech Seed.
    Gyarados was seeded!
    Gyarados's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Gyarados restored 6% of its health.
    Gyarados is hurt by poison!
    Gyarados lost 18% of its health.
    Gyarados's health was sapped by leech seed!
    Gyarados lost 12% of its health.
    Celebi regained health!
    Celebi restored 11% of its health.
    Celebi's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Celebi restored 6% of its health.

    Gyarados - 64%
    Celebi - 54%

    Ah I see his plan. All this damage is gonna add up and own my Gyarados, ending the sweep. Still I haven't lost a pokemon yet and he's got two under 50% damage. I hate facing Celebi, and hopefully this one is gone.
    ---
    Shiney switched in Moltres (lvl 100 Moltres).
    Moltres is exerting its pressure!
    Gyarados used Ice Fang.
    Moltres lost 51% of its health.
    Gyarados's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Gyarados restored 6% of its health.
    Gyarados is hurt by poison!
    Gyarados lost 24% of its health.
    Gyarados's health was sapped by leech seed!
    Gyarados lost 12% of its health.
    Moltres regained health!
    Moltres restored 13% of its health.
    Moltres's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Moltres restored 6% of its health.

    Gyarados - 34%
    Moltres - 30%

    Or maybe he'll sac Moltres. Ice Fang will still KO it, so I'm gonna do that incase he switches to Celebi.

    ---
    Gyarados used Waterfall.
    It's super effective!
    Moltres lost 31% of its health.
    Shiney's Moltres fainted.
    Gyarados's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Gyarados restored 6% of its health.
    Gyarados is hurt by poison!
    Gyarados lost 30% of its health.

    Gyarados - 9%

    5-5

    Whoops misclick. Not a problem though.

    ---
    Shiney switched in Azumarill (lvl 100 Azumarill ♂).

    All right, great. I'll just Earthquake and Gyarados will die safely.

    Azumarill used Aqua Jet.
    It's not very effective...
    Gyarados lost 9% of its health.
    jenigmat429's Gyarados fainted.

    Azumarill - 100%

    4-5

    Such a bad play on my part. I could have saved Gyarados as death fodder, switched to Tangrowth to take the incoming Aqua Jet, and I'd be up just a tad. But here's the scoop. I've seen Moltres, Blissey, Celebi and Azumarill. Moltres is dead, Celebi is weak, and my team can handle Blissey. Azumarill's gonna go down when I switch to a Tangrowth. Azu doesn't carry both Aqua Jet and Ice Punch, so this is gonna work.

    ---
    jenigmat429 switched in Tangrowth (lvl 100 Tangrowth ♂).

    Now since Tangrowth's generally Leech Seed, I figure that he'll switch in Celebi. I'm gonna Sleep Powder, then on the switch I'll Knock Off the item of whatever comes in.

    Shiney switched in Celebi (lvl 100 Celebi).
    Tangrowth used Sleep Powder.
    Celebi fell asleep!
    Celebi's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Celebi restored 6% of its health.

    Tangrowth - 100%
    Celebi - 60%

    All good, now to Knock Off.

    ---
    Shiney switched in Blissey (lvl 100 Blissey ♀).
    Tangrowth used Knock Off.
    A critical hit!
    Blissey lost 9% of its health.
    Tangrowth knocked off foe Blissey's Leftovers!

    Tangrowth - 100%
    Blissey - 91%

    Great. Now there's only one thing that Blissey can do to Tangrowth, and I don't really have any good switch ins besides Lucario, which I'm saving until I see the rest of his team. I'm gonna repeat the Sleep Powder+Knock Off combination.

    ---
    Blissey used Toxic.
    Tangrowth was badly poisoned!
    Tangrowth used Sleep Powder.
    Blissey fell asleep!
    Tangrowth is hurt by poison!
    Tangrowth lost 6% of its health.

    Tangrowth - 94%
    Blissey - 91%

    Bother, so he does have Toxic. Gives me a clue as to what his Blissey carries though. I doubt that he'll have Aromatherapy. I keep this in mind. Now I blunder. I decided on Leech Seed because I'm recovering like, 20% of my health against Blissey. I assume he doesn't make the same switch he made earlier.

    ---
    Shiney switched in Celebi (lvl 100 Celebi).
    Tangrowth used Leech Seed.
    Celebi's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Celebi restored 6% of its health.
    Tangrowth's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Tangrowth restored 6% of its health.
    Tangrowth is hurt by poison!
    Tangrowth lost 12% of its health.

    Tangrowth - 87%
    Celebi - 66%

    Pointless. Now I have a WishBliss, but I don't like to Wishpass if I don't have to, and Poison damage is gonna rack up unless I switch. Celebi can't do crap to Blissey anyway, besides Leech Seed which isn't a problem if I switch soon. Neither of us have Stealth Rock up yet, so even though I can force switches well, it's hard to capitalise on them.
    ---
    jenigmat429 switched in Blissey (lvl 100 Blissey ♀).
    Celebi used Recover.
    Celebi restored 34% of its health.

    Blissey - 100%
    Celebi - 100%

    Whatever, Gyarados still took out Moltres so screw you Celebi. I don't want to directly switch Gengar in to Celebi, because I figure that with Life Orb the Leech Seed damage will just come back to bite me. Gyarados I'll sac easily, but Gengar I keep. Because of the huge number of SDLukes, Gengar's something I'll keep until the end. I'm just gonna keep Blissey in and hopefully do something to the switch-ins with Flamethrower.

    ---
    Celebi used Leech Seed.
    Blissey was seeded!
    Blissey used Flamethrower.
    It's super effective!
    Celebi lost 35% of its health.
    Celebi's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Celebi restored 6% of its health.
    Blissey's health was sapped by leech seed!
    Blissey lost 12% of its health.
    Celebi regained health!
    Celebi restored 20% of its health.

    Blissey - 87%
    Celebi - 90%

    Now that he won't Leech Seed again I'll go to Gengar.


    ---
    jenigmat429 switched in Gengar (lvl 100 Gengar ♂).
    Celebi used Grass Knot.
    It's not very effective...
    Gengar lost 18% of its health.
    Celebi's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Celebi restored 6% of its health.

    Gengar - 82%
    Celebi - 96%

    He'll switch to Blissey, so I'll Hypnosis to buy me a free turn.

    ---
    Shiney switched in Blissey (lvl 100 Blissey ♀).
    Gengar used Hypnosis.
    Blissey fell asleep!

    Gengar - 82%
    Blissey - 91%

    Now, he has one pokemon down, a Blissey, a Celebi, an Azumarill, and two unknowns. Blissey's sleeping, Celebi can't switch in because of Shadow Ball, and Azumarill can't take a LO Focus Blast. Focus Blast will do about 30% to Blissey and it'll hurt Azu, and in general be a good move off of the switch that I predict.

    ---
    Gengar used Focus Blast.
    It's super effective!
    Blissey lost 31% of its health.
    Gengar lost 10% of its health.
    Blissey is fast asleep!

    Gengar - 72%
    Blissey - 60%

    No switch here. My only real physical attacker left is Lucario, and I'm going to keep that hidden for now. I can't take the possibility of something like a random Choice Scarfer getting rid of it, because SDLuke's my only real way to sweep his team right now. I'm gonna see about getting rid of Celebi, because so far I've seen Grass Knot, Leech Seed and Recover. HP Fire would greatly hinder my set up chances. I'm gonna send in Tangrowth to Sleep Powder+Knock Off again. Now, he'll probably switch to Celebi, which is good for a couple of reasons. Blissey has 60% left, and so Focus Blast will 2HKO (no lefties because of Knock Off.) He won't Leech Seed against Tangrowth, so Gengar's got a shot at taking out the Blissey.

    ---
    Shiney switched in Celebi (lvl 100 Celebi).
    jenigmat429 switched in Tangrowth (lvl 100 Tangrowth ♂).
    Celebi's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Celebi restored 3% of its health.
    Tangrowth's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Tangrowth restored 6% of its health.
    Tangrowth is hurt by poison!
    Tangrowth lost 6% of its health.

    Tangrowth - 87%
    Celebi - 100%

    Now I've predicted correctly, and I have the upper hand here, but before I go for eliminating Blissey I'm gonna scout this. Something about the way that he took the obvious choice here made me second guess myself. I went to my safe Celebi switch, Blissey.

    ---
    jenigmat429 switched in Blissey (lvl 100 Blissey ♀).
    Celebi used U-turn.
    Blissey lost 13% of its health.
    Shiney switched in Azumarill (lvl 100 Azumarill ♂).
    Blissey's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Blissey restored 6% of its health.

    Blissey - 80%
    Azumarill - 100%

    Great! Now I know what he's up to. I'm gonna Protect here to scout out for a bit. It's a good thing I took the safe choice there, because it would have been disastrous had I switched in Gengar. He'd have been able to U-turn to Blissey, and the turn I switched or attacked he'd have healed away my efforts.

    ---
    Blissey used Protect.
    Blissey protected itself!
    Azumarill used Superpower.
    Blissey protected itself!
    Blissey's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Blissey restored 6% of its health.

    Blissey - 86%
    Azumarill - 100%

    I'll execute my strategy now, because Blissey's his only good choice out of the pokemon I've seen that can counter Gengar. Hopefully he doesn't see the forecasted switch and Superpowers again.
    ---
    jenigmat429 switched in Gengar (lvl 100 Gengar ♂).
    Azumarill used Superpower.
    It doesn't affect Gengar...

    Gengar - 72%
    Azumarill - 100%

    Now I kinda took a chance here. Aqua Jet will probably take out my Gengar, so if he switches I know that his Azumarill is Banded. Something about the fact that he used SuperPower twice in a row told me that Gengar could stay in.
    ---
    Shiney switched in Blissey (lvl 100 Blissey ♀).
    Gengar used Focus Blast.
    It's super effective!
    Blissey lost 32% of its health.
    Gengar lost 10% of its health.

    Gengar - 62%
    Blissey - 28%

    There's a good chance he'd switch here. If I don't Focus Blast again and he heals, then I'm screwed. I need to take the safe choice here. Even if he switches in Celebi on a resist, it's still not going to be a big deal, cause I can Shadow Ball. He probably has no reason to not let Blissey die, because from what he's seen it isn't exactly walling much. The pokemon on my team he's come closest to walling with it is about to take the KO.

    ---
    Gengar used Focus Blast.
    It's super effective!
    Blissey lost 28% of its health.
    Shiney's Blissey fainted.
    Gengar lost 10% of its health.

    Gengar - 52%

    4-4

    Feels good to watch a special sweeper beat a Blissey.


    ---
    Shiney switched in Azumarill (lvl 100 Azumarill ♂).

    Tangrowth time.

    jenigmat429 switched in Tangrowth (lvl 100 Tangrowth ♂).
    Azumarill used Aqua Jet.
    It's not very effective...
    Tangrowth lost 10% of its health.
    Tangrowth's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Tangrowth restored 6% of its health.
    Tangrowth is hurt by poison!
    Tangrowth lost 6% of its health.

    Tangrowth - 77%
    Azumarill - 100%

    No reason not to Aqua Jet for him, because he doesn't have anything that'll be hurting Tangrowth. Since he's banded, he'll be switching, and probably to Celebi. I'll Knock Off again to help out with wearing down the little forest pixie.

    ---
    Shiney switched in Celebi (lvl 100 Celebi).
    Tangrowth used Knock Off.
    It's super effective!
    Celebi lost 6% of its health.
    Tangrowth knocked off foe Celebi's Leftovers!
    Tangrowth's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Tangrowth restored 6% of its health.
    Tangrowth is hurt by poison!
    Tangrowth lost 12% of its health.

    Tangrowth - 71%
    Celebi - 94%

    He'll be U-turning now, but Blissey still is a good choice.

    ---
    jenigmat429 switched in Blissey (lvl 100 Blissey ♀).
    Celebi used U-turn.
    Blissey lost 13% of its health.
    Shiney switched in Azumarill (lvl 100 Azumarill ♂).
    Blissey's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Blissey restored 6% of its health.

    Blissey - 79%
    Azumarill - 100%

    Yea, he's obviously switching in Azumarill. I'm going to Protect to scout this out, since it's obviously choiced.


    ---
    Blissey used Protect.
    Blissey protected itself!
    Azumarill used Waterfall.
    Blissey protected itself!
    Blissey's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Blissey restored 6% of its health.

    Blissey - 85%
    Azumarill - 100%

    This also gives me free healing. I'll switch to Tangrowth again.

    ---
    jenigmat429 switched in Tangrowth (lvl 100 Tangrowth ♂).
    Azumarill used Waterfall.
    It's not very effective...
    Tangrowth lost 20% of its health.
    Tangrowth's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Tangrowth restored 6% of its health.
    Tangrowth is hurt by poison!
    Tangrowth lost 6% of its health.

    Tangrowth - 51%
    Azumarill - 100%

    I'm going to Sleep Powder to try to get Celebi into the position of needing to switch. This is starting to get into the later game, where pokemon are starting to get KO'd and where the flow of the match is critical. Two pokemon are down for each of us. I've shown him my Blissey, my Tangrowth and my Gengar, with Gengar and Tangrowth weakened. I've seen his Celebi and his Azumarill, and two others of his team are unrevealed. Tangrowth walls Azumarill, but I don't want to waste momentum healing Tangrowth with Wish, not at this critical moment in the game. Tangrowth is only really gonna take a couple more Waterfalls, or one or two Superpowers. Celebi is going to be difficult for me to get through, especially since Lucario isn't sturdy enough to set up more than once or twice. If I reveal Lucario and am forced out by something after taking damage, then I'll lose. I'm going to gain the momentum I can with the Sleep.

    ---
    Shiney switched in Celebi (lvl 100 Celebi).
    Tangrowth used Sleep Powder.
    Celebi fell asleep!
    Tangrowth's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Tangrowth restored 6% of its health.
    Tangrowth is hurt by poison!
    Tangrowth lost 12% of its health.

    Tangrowth - 44%
    Celebi - 94%

    I make another mistake that costs me a team member here. I assumed that since it was sleeping I'd be able to switch in Gengar. But the Toxic he got on me earlier is going to cost me a lot here. Tangrowth had walled Azumarill through the game, but with the damage it took switching in and the poison, it's added up to a dead Tangrowth. I'm going to have to find a way to use a combination of Blissey and Gengar to get rid of it, because Lucario is not taking any hits from it.

    ---
    Shiney switched in Azumarill (lvl 100 Azumarill ♂).
    jenigmat429 switched in Gengar (lvl 100 Gengar ♂).

    Gengar - 52%
    Azumarill - 100%

    It's a prediction war. He can Aqua Jet or Superpower, I can switch or Thunderbolt. Two of those options are good for me, two are good for him. I decided that Tangrowth was probably done for though, and I decided to switch.
    ---
    jenigmat429 switched in Tangrowth (lvl 100 Tangrowth ♂).
    Azumarill used Superpower.
    Tangrowth lost 38% of its health.
    Azumarill's attack was lowered.
    Azumarill's defence was lowered.
    Tangrowth's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Tangrowth restored 6% of its health.
    Tangrowth is hurt by poison!
    Tangrowth lost 6% of its health.

    Tangrowth - 6%
    Azumarill - 100%

    Tangrowth lives, barely. It's death fodder now. Now Tangrowth generally has 4 less speed than Azumarill, but mine will outspeed it. It's locked onto a fighting move though, so I can safely switch in Gengar.

    ---
    Shiney switched in Celebi (lvl 100 Celebi).
    jenigmat429 switched in Gengar (lvl 100 Gengar ♂).

    Gengar - 52%
    Celebi - 94%

    Shadow Ball will be a safe move given that his Blissey is dead. If one of his two remaining pokemon is resistant/immune, then it might be a problem, but I doubt it. From what I know, Shadow Ball is a good choice, and it's gonna hurt even Azumarill.

    ---
    Shiney switched in Azumarill (lvl 100 Azumarill ♂).
    Gengar used Shadow Ball.
    Azumarill lost 53% of its health.
    Azumarill's special defence was lowered.
    Gengar lost 10% of its health.

    Gengar - 42%
    Azumarill - 47%

    I thought it'd do more. Still, once I sacrifice Tangrowth to find out exactly what it's locked onto, I can act accordingly. I assume Aqua Jet since he can't risk overpredicting. I'm under the impression that Azumarill's the only thing he has that can beat Blissey, since if he had others, he'd have switched them in earlier.

    ---
    jenigmat429 switched in Tangrowth (lvl 100 Tangrowth ♂).
    Azumarill used Aqua Jet.
    It's not very effective...
    Tangrowth lost 8% of its health.
    jenigmat429's Tangrowth fainted.

    Azumarill - 47%

    3-4

    Tangrowth, MVP? Gengar and Tangrowth did a great job putting the pressure on him, but now the pressure's mine. Blissey can take an Aqua Jet with ease. I'm gonna Toxic, knowing that Celebi's probably coming in.

    ---
    jenigmat429 switched in Blissey (lvl 100 Blissey ♀).
    Shiney switched in Celebi (lvl 100 Celebi).
    Blissey used Toxic.
    Celebi was badly poisoned!
    Celebi is hurt by poison!
    Celebi lost 6% of its health.
    Blissey's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Blissey restored 6% of its health.

    Blissey - 91%
    Celebi - 87%

    Now he's gonna switch, but probably not until after a Leech Seed. I'll protect for the increased Toxic damage and the free healing.

    ---
    Blissey used Protect.
    Blissey protected itself!
    Celebi used Leech Seed.
    Blissey protected itself!
    Celebi is hurt by poison!
    Celebi lost 12% of its health.
    Blissey's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Blissey restored 6% of its health.

    Blissey - 97%
    Celebi - 75%

    I'm gonna let him Seed me, because I'm switching soon anyways. I'll Wish, because Gengar needs some health. He might Grass Knot, but it won't KO. I'm more worried about Leech Seed and Life Orb killing Gengar.

    ---
    Celebi used Leech Seed.
    Blissey was seeded!
    Blissey used Wish.
    Blissey made a wish!
    Celebi is hurt by poison!
    Celebi lost 19% of its health.
    Blissey's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Blissey restored 2% of its health.
    Blissey's health was sapped by leech seed!
    Blissey lost 12% of its health.
    Celebi regained health!
    Celebi restored 20% of its health.

    Blissey - 87%
    Celebi - 76%

    My first recovery move with bliss. I assume he thinks I'll Flamethrower, because right now Toxic+Leech Seed is just letting him break even. Next turn he'll either need to Recover or switch out. Switching to Gengar in order to take it out seems like a good idea. Even if he Grass Knot's it'll only do about 20%, and he won't even be doing that much with U-turn. He may make me forc Gengar to switch, but he can't deny Gengar healing.

    ---
    jenigmat429 switched in Gengar (lvl 100 Gengar ♂).
    Celebi used Recover.
    Celebi restored 23% of its health.
    The wish came true!
    Gengar restored 50% of its health.
    Celebi is hurt by poison!
    Celebi lost 25% of its health.

    Gengar - 92%
    Celebi - 75%

    He heals. I assumed that would happen. Shadow Ball will take out Azu and Celebi, and hopefull whatever he has left. This turn something he has dies.

    ---
    Gengar used Shadow Ball.
    It's super effective!
    Celebi lost 75% of its health.
    Shiney's Celebi fainted.
    Gengar lost 10% of its health.

    Gengar - 82%

    3-3

    Great. I was right, he really doesn't have anything that can switch in to Gengar.

    ---
    Shiney switched in Azumarill (lvl 100 Azumarill ♂).

    Gengar - 82%
    Azumarill - 47%

    He can sure revenge kill it though. I checked my damage calculator here for a sec, and I was surprised by the result.

    Azumarill used Aqua Jet.
    Gengar lost 77% of its health.
    Gengar used Thunderbolt.
    It's super effective!
    Azumarill lost 47% of its health.
    Shiney's Azumarill fainted.
    Gengar lost 6% of its health.
    jenigmat429's Gengar fainted.

    Gengar could take that Aqua Jet. Hell yea. Now I have a pretty good idea that nothing on his team can beat Blissey, and so I switch it in. I have Blissey and an unrevealed Lucario, and I haven't seen his other two pokemon yet.

    2-2

    ---
    Shiney switched in Shaymin (lvl 100 Shaymin).
    jenigmat429 switched in Blissey (lvl 100 Blissey ♀).
    Shaymin used Seed Flare.
    Blissey lost 30% of its health.
    Blissey used Flamethrower.
    It's super effective!
    Shaymin lost 41% of its health.
    Blissey's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Blissey restored 6% of its health.

    Blissey - 63%
    Shaymin - 59%

    I'm pretty sure it's specs'd. I'll stall it out with Blissey until he switches or lets it faint. Lucario really can't come in, because the potential Special Defense drop will cost me the game. Since I think that his other unrevealed pokemon can't beat Blissey, I might as well keep it in.

    ---
    Shaymin used Seed Flare.
    Blissey lost 32% of its health.
    Blissey used Flamethrower.
    It's super effective!
    Shaymin lost 38% of its health.
    Blissey's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Blissey restored 6% of its health.

    Blissey - 37%
    Shaymin - 20%

    Great, now since he can't hit me, I'll Wish myself up to about 50% health, then I can recover again in case I need to for his final pokemon.

    ---
    Shaymin used Seed Flare.
    Shaymin's attack missed!
    Blissey used Wish.
    Blissey made a wish!
    Blissey's leftovers restored its health a little!
    Blissey restored 6% of its health.

    Blissey - 44%
    Shaymin - 20%

    Even better, I'd have protected next turn, but since he can't really KO me I'll get in the last hit and get back up to health.

    ---
    Shaymin used Seed Flare.
    A critical hit!
    Blissey lost 44% of its health.
    jenigmat429's Blissey fainted.

    Shaymin - 20%

    1-2

    It's a really good thing I wore Shaymin down to 20%, because I'm going to need it to KO with Extremespeed. I had no idea how much a specs'd Seed Flare did to Lucario, but I was hoping it wasn't too much. Life Orb damage might be the difference between loss and victory here. I really really hope that Lucario can beat his last pokemon.

    ---
    jenigmat429: wow
    jenigmat429 switched in Lucario (lvl 100 Lucario ♂).
    Shaymin used Seed Flare.
    It's not very effective...
    Lucario lost 75% of its health.
    Lucario used Swords Dance.
    Lucario's attack was sharply raised.

    Lucario - 24%
    Shaymin - 20%

    I have to hope that Lucario can KO the next pokemon without dying.

    ---
    Lucario used Extremespeed.
    Shaymin lost 20% of its health.
    Shiney's Shaymin fainted.
    Lucario lost 10% of its health.

    Lucario - 14%

    1-1

    This is it. Whatever he has left essentially determines the game.

    ---
    hmbshark has entered the room.
    Shiney switched in Dugtrio (lvl 100 Dugtrio ♂).

    I cannot tell you how much my heart sank. I knew that Dugtrio was physically vulnerable, but I had my doubts on how much a SD Extreme speed would do. Sucker Punch would also be a huge problem. I typed gg in, knowing that it had been a good battle. Obviously this dugtrio was a LO one, and between Sucker Punch and EQ, predicting each other's attacks would be critical.

    jenigmat429: ah gg
    Shiney: gg
    Dugtrio used Sucker Punch.
    It's not very effective...
    Lucario lost 11% of its health.
    Dugtrio lost 10% of its health.
    Lucario used Extremespeed.
    Dugtrio lost 90% of its health.
    Shiney's Dugtrio fainted.
    jenigmat429 wins!

    HOLY SHIT LUCARIO SURVIVED BY 10 HP TO DELIVER THE WINNING BLOW! I had no idea that Extremespeed was strong enough to do that, but I can't believe I won. I believe that there was a chance that Dugtrio would have KO'd so this was essentially a coinflip finish. Great Job Shiney amazing battle. Time for Props/Slops

    Props:
    • Identifying that Azumarill was Banded and exploiting that with Tangrowth/Blissey/Gengar probably was the major part of the game
    • Gengar and Blissey putting an end to Celebi and Shiney's Blissey was another good thing.
    • Lucario barely survived that Sucker Punch. 10 HP is like nothing.
    • Tangrowth and Gengar easily won this for me. Tangrowth is an amazing pokemon, seriously. Double Powder sets and Leech Seed sets have both helped out my play immensely.
    Slops:
    • Just to show you how much your errorrs matter, my bad play lead to the end of Heracross before it could rape his team, Gyarados while it had two DD's, and Tangrowth earlier than it needed to. I may have been able to do a lot more in terms of the game if I had been able to get a Wish passed to Tangrowth, or if I had not let it get Poisoned.
    • I don't like winning by luck
    • The occasional mispredict probably had a big impact on this game.
    That's really about it guys. If you have anything to say or add, or if you like or dislike it, that's the Warstory.

    BTW Shiney, I tried to ask you after this match if I could Warstory it, but I haven't seen you on since we battled and you left the server right after this. If you're on Smogon, please tell me whether or not it's ok.
  2. Great Sage

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    Technically, this would be a tie ingame, because Life Orb damage would have killed your Lucario after it used ExtremeSpeed on Dugtrio. Yes, Life Orb damage is calculated on the last turn ingame.
  3. boltscore

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    Well, from what I can see, Superpower+Aqua Jet on Azumarill is illegal.

    Also, about Moltres, most of the Moltres I've seen have been Scarfed anyway. Of course, if it knew Flamethrower as opposed to Fire Blast/Overheat, it may not have been.

    OK war story, the comments were decent.
  4. Jenigmat

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    Well if Superpower+Aqua Jet is illegal, then that prolly should be fixed on Shoddy. It's not a big deal though.

    And yea, I've never really battled against a Moltres. The times that I have it's been with a Deoxys-S lead, so it's not something I've ever really thought about.
  5. Shiney

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    Wow, I never thought I'd see my name in a warstory, (It's grand too :D) I had to leave for dinner right after the battle.

    It was an interesting battle alright, you played very well during it. I was pretty predictable for the most part, my team is more stallish then I'm generally used to but it's a lot of fun to play.

    Shaymin was pretty unimpressive during this match which was a pity. The only thing he did do was finish off your blissy and I needed a crit for that. You had the game in the bag at that stage really, I knew duggy couldn't take out blissy on his own. I probably should have brought him in on tangrowth sometime, or sacced him to let poison finish off gyrados at the start.

    I didn't know wishbliss was unbanned on the suspect ladder either, it was a huge mistake on my part to let you give the wish to gengar for free like that.

    Good game though, and great warstory, hope we meet again on the ladder sometime.

    Edit, I didn't know aqua jet and superpower was illegal on azumarill, I'll have to change that.
  6. Jenigmat

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    Me too, it was a great battle. Yea, we both made a few errors here and there. If I hadn't wasted Heracross the battle would have gone much easier. And yea, when I used to use a SpecsShaymin, it'd usually be like that: the games it did well it was amazing, and the games it didn't do anything it'd be death fodder.

    And as far as it's concerned, you played much better in the early game. Looking back, if I had kept Gyarados from dying it could have been threatening for Azumarill and Dugtrio.

    Good game again.
  7. Baldafor

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    I really enjoyed the story, but I really wonder why he didn't try something else on Azumarill. Double Edge would have done wonders for trying to wear down Tangrowth, although it was a losing battle anyway. Superpower and Aqua Jet being illegal also kinda ruined it for me, mostly because I have been breeding them for a couple weeks.

    Would a Choice Band Sucker Punch have killed you? I think that would be hillarious if it would, because I have always been an advocate for Choice Band on Dugtrio no matter what.
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    That was a pretty good story. It really showed some pretty good insight into your thoughts.

    A SDed ES is a OHKO on Dugtrio pretty much no matter what (181.52% - 213.74%). Even an unboosted ES has a chance at the OHKO (91% - 107.11%).

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