Gym [WATER] Leader Athenodoros vs Challenger Its_A_Random

#1

"Well, that last Gym match went with no success, but nevertheless, we must take on a new target! Athenoobdoros is that user! Show yourself, Water Gym Leader!"

Challenging Athenodoros of the Water Gym.
Athenodoros said:
Well, we all knew this was going to happen.

3v3 Singles
3 Day DQ
Switch=OK
Items On
All Abilities
2 Substitutions
Unlimited Recoveries and Chills
Blind send out for first Pokemon
Following the directions to the water gym, you reach a small lake surrounded on all sides by grassy hills, darkened into grey-scale by the cloudy skies. As the path finishes, you walk down a small pontoon over the lake, and look over the side to see that it is completely still, reflecting like a mirror the brewing storm above. The only interruptions to the lake are small sheets of ice which spread out like a spider's web, clearly emanating from a hut on the other side which seems to be partially underwater.

You stand still for a moment, watching thunder strike in the distance and feeling the occasional gust of wind begin to pick up. As the ripples clear, you notice the reflection of a man riding a Pokemon out from the old hut across the lake, and looking up you see a grey-haired man dressed all in blue standing proudly atop a Lapras, looking down at you as the Lapras moves silently out.



Welcome, says the trainer. I am Athenodoros, leader of the Water Gym. He rides out further until he can step out onto one of the ice sheets, and motion Lapras to move in front of him as he continues. In this gym we pay homage to the diversity and power of water and Water-type Pokemon. We battle on the lake, using only what you might expect to find in the harsh conditions when water is the only plentiful resource. But don't worry. The ice sheets serve as viable platforms and can support a weight or carry a pulse if need be. We battle three Pokemon against three. So begin! Let us see who will release first!

Conditions:
Pokemon battle on ice sheets. This means that there are no sources of grass, but adequate rock sources exist beneath the lake and clearly water sources are not a problem. It also means that Pokemon with a density (WC/SC) of more than 1 will fall through the ice after a round standing on it, losing HP all the time they are in, which is equal to their weight class. Exceptions to this are Pokemon which can breathe underwater (Dragonite line and Water-types), are Ice-typed, are Flying-typed or levitate through trait, ability or Magnet Rise, or have the abilities to give a water or ice immunity or resistance. This effect is doubled if a seismic move weakens the ice during the round.
The overcast sky cuts the affects of Solarbeam, Synthesis, Moonlight and Morning Sun like Rain, as well as cutting the duration of non-Heat Rock sun to two rounds.​


Such confidence emanates from that quote...

Anyway, we are here today for what can only be classified as a "classic". On one side we have the Official Smogon Know-it-All Athenodoros, leader of the Water Gym, and on the other side we have ze gramma nazi Its_A_Random, aka the challenger.

Both players are very old-school (read: they are old) which means that they have developed kind of a twisted relationship. More on that later. But it also means that they know this game and their pokemon, so this should be at least interesting.

The Gym Leader is among the best of the best...if it weren't for a teensy rough patch. Coming from two losses and having little free time to retreat and regroup, Atheno's morale doesn't seem to be sky-high. But don't let this fool you! He is still athenodoros. And if you happen to be here for a while, you should know that this means something. His team is well-trained and his overall record is impressive, sporting 2 badges and countless wins and being one of the first players to max a pokemon (a Lapras to boot!). Personally, I am a huge fan, but that is not important.

Pay attention to Illuyanka the Kingdra. A Part Dragon Type here is the only thing Atheno has to fight those pesky grass-types (and a spoiler: IAR brought some of them). It's versatility and power may prove to make a difference here.

The challenger is Its_A_Random. Leader of the Ground Gym, he has (tied with puppylover44) the biggest number of badges: 3. Counting his own. He often plays the ruthless trainer that demolishes the opposition by abusing their subs and wrecking bad strategies. His long playing record and dedication gave him an extensive team (including 14 trained Ground Types), making him, capable of challenging different gyms while remaining unpredictable. As we will see here.

Pay special attention to Flowra the Sunflora. No I am not drunk nor crazy (well...not that crazy). I meant the Sunflora. Thanks to its ability and the Item I bet IAR will use on it, it will hit like a fucking nuke, destroying the opposition with some ease. Also, hitting SE against 5/6 of the leader's team surely helps haha.

SPEAKING ON TEAMS, LET'S GET TO IT!

Team Leader

Poseidon the Swampert (M)

Nature:
Quiet - A 15% decrease (rounded down) in Base Speed and a +5% increase in accuracy on an opponent's attacks. Adds * to Special Attack.​

Types:
Water: Can breathe and have excellent mobility when underwater, are less capable on land unless they are entirely amphibious. Splash and Ice Moves have Energy Cost reduced by one (1).
Ground: Immune to all electrical attacks, can Dig through almost any substance, Evasive Digging reduced from 3 per action Energy Cost to 2 per action, superior senses in darkened cave surroundings.​

Abilities:
Torrent: (Innate) When this Pokemon’s HP is lower than 33%, the base damage of any water attack is increased by two (2).
Damp: (Innate) This Pokemon releases a damp mist upon entry into battle that short circuits the opponent’s ability to use Selfdestruct or Explosion.​

Stats:
HP: 110
Att: ****
Def: ***
SpA: **** (+)
SpD: ***
Spd: 52 (-)
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 4​

Counters:
EC: Fully Evolved
MC: 0
DC: Unlocked​

Attacks:
-Ancientpower
-Avalanche (*)
-Bide (*)
-Blizzard
-Brick Break
-Bulldoze
-Counter (*)
-Curse
-Defence Curl
-Dig
-Dive
-Double Team
-Earthquake
-Earth Power
-Endeavour
-Endure
-Focus Blast
-Focus Punch
-Foresight (*)
-Giga Impact
-Growl (*)
-Hammer Arm
-Hydro Cannon
-Hydro Pump
-Ice Ball
-Ice Beam
-Ice Punch
-Icy Wind
-Iron Tail
-Low Kick
-Mirror Coat (*)
-Mud Sport (*)
-Mud-slap (*)
-Muddy Water
-Natural Gift
-Outrage
-Protect
-Rain Dance (*)
-Rest
-Roar
-Rock Slide
-Rock Tomb
-Rollout
-Scald
-Sleep Talk
-Sludge
-Sludge Wave
-Stealth Rock
-Stone Edge
-Substitute
-Superpower
-Swagger
-Surf (*)
-Tackle (*)
-Take Down
-Toxic
-Water Gun (*)
-Waterfall (*)
-Whirlpool
-Wide Guard
-Yawn​


Nestor the Slowking (F)

Nature:
Quiet - Special Attack increases by *. Divides Speed by 1.15. Decreases Evasion by 10%​

Types:
Water: Can breathe and have excellent mobility when underwater, are less capable on land unless they are entirely amphibious. Splash and Ice Moves have Energy Cost reduced by one (1).
Psychic: Less susceptible to blinding, more susceptible to sound-based assaults as far as locking on with Psychic attacks, can lift and throw opponents with Psychic attacks regardless of weight difference. Psychic-type attacks are not godlike and cannot be used as a catchall for Disabling, Binding, and redirecting opposing attacks.​

Abilities:
Oblivious: (Innate) This Pokemon is incapable of being effected by Attract or Cute Charm.
Own Tempo: (Innate) This Pokemon moves at its own pace and cannot be confused by any method.
Regenerator: Innate When this Pokemon is switched out during a switch batttle, it reacts to the energy in the Pokeball and ten (10) HP is restored. When this Pokemon Chills, it restores six (6) HP in addition to its 12 Energy.​

Stats:
HP: 100
Att: ***
Def: ***
SpA: ***** (+)
SpD: ****
Spd: 26 (-)
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4​

Counters:
EC: Fully Evolved
MC: Full Movepool
DC: Unlocked​

Attacks:
-After You
-Amnesia
-Aqua Tail
-Attract
-Avalanche
-Belly Drum
-Bide
-Blizzard
-Block
-Body Slam
-Brick Break
-Brine
-Bubblebeam
-Bulldoze
-Captivate
-Calm Mind
-Confusion
-Counter
-Curse
-Dig
-Disable
-Dive
-Double Team
-Double-Edge
-Dragon Tail
-Drain Punch
-Dream Eater
-DynamicPunch
-Earthquake
-Echoed Voice
-Endure
-Facade
-Fire Blast
-Fissure
-Flamethrower
-Flash
-Fling
-Focus Blast
-Focus Punch
-Foul Play
-Frustration
-Fury Cutter
-Future Sight
-Giga Impact
-Grass Knot
-Growl
-Hail
-Headbutt
-Heal Pulse
-Hidden Power Electric (7)
-Hyper Beam
-Ice Beam
-Ice Punch
-Icy Wind
-Incinerate
-Iron Defense
-Iron Tail
-Light Screen
-Magic Coat
-Mega Kick
-Mega Punch
-Me First
-Mimic
-Mud Sport
-Mud-Slap
-Nasty Plot
-Natural Gift
-Nightmare
-Pay Day (wtf?)
-Power Gem
-Protect
-Psychic
-Psych Up
-Psyshock
-Psywave
-Quash
-Rage
-Rain Dance
-Recycle
-Reflect
-Rest
-Return
-Rock Smash
-Round
-Safeguard
-Scald
-Secret Power
-Seismic Toss
-Shadow Ball
-Signal Beam
-Skill Swap
-Skull Bash
-Slack Off
-Sleep Talk
-Snore
-Stomp
-Strength
-Substitute
-Sunny Day
-Surf
-Swagger
-Swift
-Tackle
-Take Down
-Telekinesis
-Teleport
-Thunder Wave
-Tri Attack
-Trick
-Trick Room
-Trump Card
-Toxic
-Water Gun
-Water Pulse
-Whirlpool
-Wonder Room
-Yawn
-Zap Cannon
-Zen Headbutt​

Actaea the Krillowatt (F)

Nature:
Timid - Speed increases by 15%. Accuracy increases by 17%. Subtracts * from Attack.​

Types:
Water: Can breathe and have excellent mobility when underwater, are less capable on land unless they are entirely amphibious. Splash and Ice Moves have Energy Cost reduced by one (1).
Electric: 50% reduction in paralysis chance from other electrical attacks, perfect accuracy and 30% chance of Protect breaking Thunder during Rain. Superior senses in power plant environments.​

Abilities:
Trace: (Can be Activated) This Pokemon can copy an ability of the opponent and replace Trace for six (6) actions. Wonder Guard cannot be Traced.
Magic Guard: (Innate) This Pokemon is infused with a powerful psycho-electric energy that makes it immune to damage from Hail, Sandstorm, and damage from Leech Seed, Poisoning, and Burn. It can still attack itself in confusion, but will not absorb any damage from it.
Shell Armour: Innate This Pokemon’s thick, bony outer shell prevents it from taking critical hits.​

Stats:
HP: 125
Att: ** (-)
Def: ***
SpA: ***
SpD: ***
Spd: 121 (+)
Accuracy Boost: 17%
Size Class: 1
Weight Class: 2​

Counters:
EC: Fully Evolved
MC: 0
DC: Unlocked​

Attacks:
-Bubble
-Charge
-Thundershock
-Tackle
-Detect
-Sheer Cold
-Mind Reader
-Metrenome
-Rain Dance
-Thunderbolt
-Double Team
-Ice Shard
-Confuse Ray
-Imprison
-Mirror Coat
-Aqua Jet
-Counter
-Hydro Pump
-Thunder
-Discharge
-Volt Switch
-Dive
-Surf
-Blizzard
-Torment
-Substitute
-Earthquake
-Discharge
-Follow Me
-Bulldoze
-Hidden Power Grass [7]
-Muddy Water
-Thunder Wave
-Endure
-Electroweb
-Icy Wind
-Earth Power
-Me First
-Copycat
-Heart Swap
-Shock Wave
-Whirlpool
-Signal Beam
-Helping Hand
-Toxic
-Hail
-Ice Beam
-Hyper Beam
-Protect
-Secret Power
-Rest
-Natural Gift
-Safeguard
-Scald​

Astraea the Starmie (F)

Nature:
Timid

Types:
Water: Can breathe and have excellent mobility when underwater, are less capable on land unless they are entirely amphibious. Splash and Ice Moves have Energy Cost reduced by one (1).
Psychic: Less susceptible to blinding, more susceptible to sound-based assaults as far as locking on with Psychic attacks, can lift and throw opponents with Psychic attacks regardless of weight difference. Psychic-type attacks are not godlike and cannot be used as a catchall for Disabling, Binding, and redirecting opposing attacks.​

Abilities:
Illuminate: (Can be Activated) When this Pokemon initially goes out into the battlefield, it generates an intense light that blinds opponents, reducing their Accuracy stage by one (1). The accuracy drop is maintained at the end of each round. If an opponent switches in a new Pokemon, Illuminate can be activated again as an Action, and will affect all opponents.
Natural Cure: (Innate) This Pokemon’s body has the ability to heal itself of status afflictions over time, it goes into effect six (6) actions after being inflicted with a status. In switch battles, this Pokemon heals all status effects when switched out.
Analytic: Can be Enabled If this Pokemon attacks second during an action, its attack has +5% (flat) more accuracy do two (2) more damage. However, the opponents attacks have +10% (flat) accuracy.​

Stats:
HP: 90
Att: ** (-)
Def: ***
SpA: ****
SpD: ***
Spd: 133 (+)
Accuracy Boost: 20.1%
Size Class: 2
Weight Class: 4​

Counters:
EC: Fully Evolved
MC: Full Movepool
DC: Unlocked​

Attacks:
-Attract
-Aurora Beam
-Avalanche
-Barrier
-Bide
-Blizzard
-Brine
-Bubblebeam
-Camouflage
-Confuse Ray
-Cosmic Power
-Curse
-Dive
-Double Team
-Double-Edge
-Dream Eater
-Endure
-Facade
-Flash
-Flash Cannon
-Frustration
-Giga Impact
-Grass Knot
-Gravity
-Gyro Ball
-Hail
-Harden
-Hidden Power Fight
-Hydro Pump
-Hyper Beam
-Ice Beam
-Icy Wind
-Light Screen
-Magic Coat
-Mimic
-Minimize
-Natural Gift
-Nightmare
-Pain Split
-Protect
-Power Gem
-Psychic
-Psyshock
-Psych Up
-Psywave
-Rage
-Rain Dance
-Rapid Spin
-Recover
-Recycle
-Reflect
-Reflect Type
-Rest
-Return
-Rollout
-Round
-Scald
-Secret Power
-Signal Beam
-Skill Swap
-Skull Bash
-Sleep Talk
-Snore
-Substitute
-Supersonic
-Surf
-Swagger
-Swift
-Tackle
-Take Down
-Telekinesis
-Teleport
-Thunder
-Thunderbolt
-Thunder Wave
-Toxic
-Tri Attack
-Trick
-Trick Room
-Twister
-Waterfall
-Water Gun
-Water Pulse
-Whirlpool
-Wonder Room
-Zap Cannon​

Tethys the Cloyster (F)

Nature:
Lonely - Attack increases by *. Subtracts * from Defence.​

Types:
Water: Can breathe and have excellent mobility when underwater, are less capable on land unless they are entirely amphibious. Splash and Ice Moves have Energy Cost reduced by one (1).
Ice: Immune to freezing, no vision loss or damage in Hail, perfectly accurate and 30% Protect breaking Blizzard in Hail, Hail heals burns on Ice-typed Pokemon.​

Abilities:
Shell Armour: (Innate) This Pokemon’s thick, bony outer shell prevents it from taking critical hits.
Skill Link: (Innate) This Pokemon’s skillfull aim makes its multi-hit moves always hit 5 times. The Energy Cost of multi-hit attacks is increased by three (3).
Overcoat: Innate This Pokemon has a sturdy exterior that rebuffs the elements, making it immune to damage inflicted by bad weather. If the Pokemon is already immune to at least one (1) kind of weather by typing or a different ability, Overcoat reduces the Base Attack Power of all oncoming attacks by one (1).​

Stats:
HP: 90
Att: **** (+)
Def: ****** (-)
SpA: ***
SpD: **
Spd: 70
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 5​

Counters:
EC: Fully Evolved
MC: 4
DC: Unlocked​

Attacks:
-Tackle
-Withdraw
-Supersonic
-Icicle Spear
-Protect
-Leer
-Clamp
-Aurora Beam
-Dive
-Avalanche
-Rapid Spin
-Rock Blast
-Double Team
-Explosion
-Rain Dance
-Brine
-Hydro Pump
-Shell Smash
-Razor Shell
-Bide
-Endure
-Toxic Spikes
-Spike Cannon
-Spikes
-Substitute
-Torment
-Teleport
-Ice Shard
-Whirlpool
-Ice Beam
-Barrier
-Icy Wind
-Hail
-Selfdestruct
-Avalanche
-Swagger
-Payback​

Illuyanka the Kingdra (F)

Nature:
Mild - Increase of Special Attack by *. Subtracts * from Special Defence..​

Types:
Water: Can breathe and have excellent mobility when underwater, are less capable on land unless they are entirely amphibious. Splash and Ice Moves have Energy Cost reduced by one (1).
Dragon: More in touch with legendary or special auras in arenas. Able to use Thrash without losing focus.​

Abilities:
Swift Swim: (Innate) The Pokemon with this ability moves extremely fast is slick, rainy conditions, doubling (x2) its speed in the rain.
Sniper: (Innate) This Pokemon has deadly accuracy and strikes sensitive points, dealing 2 more damage with its critical hits.
Damp: Innate This Pokemon releases a damp mist upon entry into battle that short circuits the opponent’s ability to use Selfdestruct or Explosion.​

Stats:
HP: 100
Att: ***
Def: ***
SpA: **** (+)
SpD: ** (-)
Spd: 85
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 5​

Counters:
EC: Fully Evolved
MC: 0
DC: Unlocked​

Attacks:
-Bubble
-Smokescreen
-Leer
-Water Gun
-Focus Energy
-Bubblebeam
-Agility
-Disable
-Muddy Water
-Outrage
-Rain Dance
-Toxic
-Dive
-Dragon Pulse
-Ice Beam
-Substitute
-Dragon Dance
-Brine
-Double Team
-Hydro Pump
-Flail
-Razor Wind
-Bounce
-Endure
-Draco meteor
-Icy wind
-Hidden Power Fire
-Protect
-Rain Dance
-Rest
-Flash Cannon
-Whirlpool
-Mimic
-Sleep Talk​


Team Challenger

Eelektross [Sheeldon] (M)
NATURE: Quiet (-10% Evasion) (NC)

TYPE
Electric: Electric STAB; 50% reduction in paralysis chance from other electrical attacks, perfect accuracy & 30% chance of Protect breaking Thunder during Rain. Superior senses in power plant environments.

ABILITIES
Levitate: (Innate) This Pokémon naturally floats above the earth when released or easily takes flight, evading the Ground moves Bulldoze, Earthquake, Fissure, & Magnitude. Earth Power will have three (3) less Base Attack Power. Dig & Dive can strike a Levitating Pokémon if their user is over Size Class 4, has Levitate, is 3.5m or larger, or is a Flying-type. Otherwise, Dig & Dive will miss. Ground moves can still hit.
Glyph of Light Screen: (Raid Glyph) Causes Light Screen to affect the entire team instead of three Pokémon only.

STATS
HP: 100
Atk: Rank 4
Def: Rank 3
SpA: Rank 5 (+)
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 43 (-)
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 4
Base Rank Total: 19

EC: 9/9
MC: 0
DC: N/A

ATTACKS (65/65)
PHYSICAL
Acrobatics
Aqua Tail
Bind
Bounce
Brick Break
Crunch
Crush Claw
Cut
Dragon Claw
Dragon Tail
Drain Punch
Facade
Fire Punch
Frustration
Giga Impact
Headbutt
Iron Tail
Knock Off
Return
Rock Slide
Rock Smash
Rock Tomb
Spark
Strength
Super Fang
Superpower
Tackle
Thrash
Thunderpunch
U-Turn
Wild Charge

SPECIAL
Acid
Acid Spray
Charge Beam
Discharge
Flamethrower
Flash Cannon
Giga Drain
Grass Knot
Hidden Power (Ground 7)
Hyper Beam
Round
Signal Beam
Snore
Thunder
Thunderbolt
Volt Switch
Zap Cannon

OTHER
Attract
Coil
Double Team
Flash
Gastro Acid
Hone Claws
Light Screen
Magnet Rise
Protect
Rain Dance
Rest
Roar
Sleep Talk
Substitute
Swagger
Thunder Wave
Toxic

Sunflora [Flowra] (F)
NATURE: Relaxed (-10% Evasion) (NC)

TYPE
Grass: Grass STAB; Immunity to Leech Seed & Worry Seed. 50% reduction in status effect chance of oncoming "powder" attacks. More mobile in areas with strong natural light sources. Superior senses in tall grass & forest areas. Able to use Wrap & Bind without losing focus.

ABILITIES
Chlorophyll: (Innate) During bright sunlight, this Pokémon's cells absorb more solar energy, doubling (2×) their speed.
Solar Power: (Innate) When in bright sunlight, this Pokémon burns solar energy & 1 HP/action to increase the Base Attack Power of all their special attacks by two (2).
Early Bird (DW): (Innate) This Pokémon is used to waking up at early hours or operating in low-light conditions & subsequently sleep status is automatically reduced by one intensity level when inflicted on this Pokémon. When the Pokémon uses Rest they will gain 18 HP per action & only be asleep for two actions.

STATS
HP: 100
Atk: Rank 3
Def: Rank 3 (+)
SpA: Rank 4
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 26 (-)
Size Class: 1
Weight Class: 1
Base Rank Total: 17

EC: 6/6
MC: 1
DC: 5/5

ATTACKS (44/59)
PHYSICAL
Bide
Bullet Seed
Endeavour
Facade
Frustration
Giga Impact
Pound
Razor Leaf
Return
Seed Bomb

SPECIAL
Absorb
Earth Power
Energy Ball
Giga Drain
Grass Knot
Hidden Power (Ground 7)
Hyper Beam
Leaf Storm
Mega Drain
Petal Dance
Sludge Bomb
Solarbeam

OTHER
Attract
Double Team
Encore
Endure
Flash
Grasswhistle
Growth
Helping Hand
Ingrain
Leech Seed
Light Screen
Protect
Rest
Safeguard
Sleep Talk
Substitute
Sunny Day
Swagger
Swords Dance
Synthesis
Toxic
Worry Seed

Ludicolo [Poncho] (M)
NATURE: Modest

TYPE
Water: Water STAB; Can breathe & have excellent mobility when underwater, are less capable on land unless they are entirely amphibious.
Grass: Grass STAB; Immunity to Leech Seed & Worry Seed. 50% reduction in status effect chance of oncoming "powder" attacks. More mobile in areas with strong natural light sources. Superior senses in tall grass & forest areas. Able to use Wrap & Bind without losing focus.

ABILITIES
Swift Swim: (Innate) The Pokémon with this ability moves extremely fast in slick, rainy conditions, doubling (x2) its Speed in the rain.
Rain Dish: (Innate) This Pokémon collects water in the rain & absorbs it into its body, healing two (2) HP/action.
Own Tempo (DW): (Innate) This Pokémon moves at its own pace & when confused, it will never harm itself in confusion. If the Pokémon also has Tangled Feet, it will raise Accuracy by one (1) Stage.

STATS
HP: 100
Atk: Rank 2 (-)
Def: Rank 3
SpA: Rank 4 (+)
SpD: Rank 4
Spe: 70
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4
Base Rank Total: 19

EC: 9/9
MC: 0
DC: 5/5

ATTACKS (46/87)
PHYSICAL
Astonish
Brick Break
Counter
Dive
Drain Punch
Fake Out
Fire Punch
Flail
Focus Punch
Fury Swipes
Natural Gift
Seed Bomb
Zen Headbutt

SPECIAL
Absorb
Blizzard
Bubblebeam
Energy Ball
Focus Blast
Giga Drain
Grass Knot
Hidden Power (Ground 7)
Hydro Pump
Ice Beam
Mega Drain
Mud-Slap
Scald
Solarbeam
Surf
Uproar
Whirlpool

OTHER
Endure
Growl
Hail
Hone Claws
Leech Seed
Mist
Nature Power
Protect
Rain Dance
Rest
Sleep Talk
Substitute
Synthesis
Teeter Dance
Toxic
Water Sport

Order of Operations:

The Gym Leader requested a blind send-out, so a blind send-out it is!

Coin will be flipped after both parties PM me their leads.​
 
#2

@ Dragon Scale

VS​


Sheeldon (M) @ Magnet

Order of Operations:
Heads: Leader begins
Tails: Challenger begins


(tails)

Its_A_Random gives orders
Athenodoros gives orders
I Ref
 

Its_A_Random

A distant memory
is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnus
#3
Random entered the Gym Arena ready to take on his compatriot, & while he was satisfied that he got an advantageous matchup, the fact that he was ordering first in a gym challenge again did not bode that well with him. Still, nothing he had not done before...

"Well well well. Looks like your blind send-out did not seem to do you much favours, but this Kingdra? Nothing new to us. Sheeldon, attack this foe with brute force!"

Discharge > Discharge > Discharge
IF (Non-Combo) (Evasive Damaging Move) is issued without suspense, AND Kingdra out-speeds you, THEN use Dragon Tail that action, pushing actions back.
IF Discharge becomes successfully disabled, THEN replace all remaining instances of Discharge with Thunderbolt.
 
#5
Team Gym Leader

Hp: 100
En: 100
4/3/5/2/85
Other:
Item: Dragon Scale


Hp: 100
En: 100
4/3/5/3/43
Other:
Item: Magnet​

Round 1!​

And the first matchup is Sheeldon the Eelektross vs Illuyanka the Kingdra. The Leader chose a neutral matchup while the Challenger opted for brute force. Normally Brute Force>Neutral Type Matchup, but let's see how this pans out.

Illuyanka begins the match by using Focus Energy to get extra pumped. But not even all the adrenaline in the world could counter what came next: Sheeldon attacked with a vicious discharge and managed to Paralyse Illuyanka! oh boy.

Next, now faster, Sheeldon proceeded the assault with a powerful Magnet-boosted Discharge, while Illuyanka countered with Surf, with a nice guaranteed Critical Hit.

Speaking of Critical Hits, Sheeldon can also do that and does so, attacking once more with Discharge hitting the weak spot in the process. Illuyanka did manage to deal hefty damage next with Dragon Pulse, but it was still far away on the damage race.

Not a good start for the Leader...

Kingdra: Focus Energy for 12 energy

Eelektross: Discharge: 8+3+4.5+4= 19.5 damage for 5 energy
Crit: 16 (no)
Effect: 3/10 (yes)

Kingdra was paralysed!

Eelektross: Discharge: 8+3+4.5+4 = 19.5 damage for 9 energy
Crit: 5

Full Paralysis: 75 (no)
Kingdra: Surf: 10+3+7+3 = 23 damage for 6 energy

Eelektross: Discharge: 19.5+3=22.5 damage for 13 energy
Crit: 1 (yes)

Full paralysis: 98 (no)
Kingdra: Dragon Pulse: 9+3+7+3 = 22 damage for 6 energy


Team Gym Leader

Hp: 38
En: 76
4/3/5/2/85
Other: paralysed (15%), pumped for 4a
Item: Dragon Scale


Hp: 55
En: 73
4/3/5/3/43
Other:
Item: Magnet​

Athenodoros's turn!
 

Athenodoros

Official Smogon Know-It-All
#6
Where the hell did my Tentacruel go? I honestly thought that I brought it, and I seem to have just missed the one Water-type that can take on Ludicolo... well damn.

But either way, Kingdra's not doing well on this trial match - it was never made for just slugging it out. Time to bring back the one Pokemon who can do something to those other two nasties.

Switching to Starmie

Counterswitch?
 

Athenodoros

Official Smogon Know-It-All
#8
Ah yes, items. I think I might be a bit rusty after my brief hiatusy thing.

Anyway Starmie, we can take this ridiculous eel on even without an item! Time for a demonstration of those trick moves which set you apart!

Surf ~ Brine ~ Surf
IF
he uses a damaging Electric-type move AND you haven't tried to do so before, use Reflect Type and move actions along
IF he uses Rest AND he isn't confused AND you haven't used it before, use Confuse Ray
 
#10
Team Gym Leader

Hp: 90
En: 100
2/3/4/3/133
Other:
Item: nope


Hp: 38
En: 76
4/3/5/2/85
Other: paralysed (15%), pumped for 4a
Item: Dragon Scale



Hp: 55
En: 73
4/3/5/3/43
Other:
Item: Magnet​

Round 2​

The Leader retreats his Kingdra and sends out Astraea the Starmie with no items. Whoopsie?

Astraea begins the match by flooding the arena with a mighty Surfable wave that crashed right on our favourite mutant eel. Sheeldon then counterattacks by shooting a weird green beam that proceeds to Giga Drain some health back from the Starmie. Looks like there is more than one way of hitting Starmie super-effectively!

On the following turn, sensing danger, Astraea uses Reflect Type to become a pure electric type for 6 actions. Which helps it weather the blows that then comes as Sheeldon attacks with Volt Switch, getting in position to exit the battlefield.

Finally, Starmie attacks once more with a salty Brine that hits right where it hurts, but the lack of STAB took away some power of it. Sheeldon then delivers the coup de grace and uses Roar to send Astraea back to its pokeball while itself goes back as well.

On the leader's side Tethys the Cloyster is sent out and awaits an item. The Challenger now has the advantage of being able to exploit that. Let's see how that works for him.

Starmie: Surf: 10+3+1.5 = 14.5 damage for 6 energy
Crit: 14

Eelektross: Giga Drain: (8+3)*1.5 = 16.5 damage for 12 energy
Crit: 11
+8.25hp

Starmie: Reflect Type for 5 energy

Eelektross: Volt Switch: (7+3+3)*0.67+4= 12.71 damage for 4 energy
Crit: 8

Starmie: Brine: 13+1.5 = 14.5 damage for 7 energy
Crit: 11

Eelektross: Roar for 7 energy
Comes Out (1-4=Kingdra, 5 = Swampert, 6 = Slowking, 7 = Krillowatt, 8 = Cloyster): 8 (Cloyster)

Cloyster comes out!


Team Gym Leader

Hp: 61
En: 82
2/3/4/3/133
Other:
Item: nope


Hp: 38
En: 76
4/3/5/2/85
Other: paralysed (15%)
Item: Dragon Scale



Hp: 34
En: 50
4/3/5/3/43
Other:
Item: Magnet

Athenodoros sends out Cloyster with item
Its_A_Random sends out pokemon with item and orders
Athenodoros gives orders
I Ref
 

Athenodoros

Official Smogon Know-It-All
#11
I so hate phazing moves. There are never enough subs to take care of them somehow, and yet they're absolutely devastating at times.


@ NeverMeltIce

Oh and, the reason that this was so late was Smogon being weird. I couldn't quite tell if it was down or whatever, but it sure as hell wasn't working.
 

Its_A_Random

A distant memory
is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnus
#12
@ Athenodoros: Smogon got attacked by a DD Gyarados. Everyone was affected.

"Okay Poncho, your time to come out & play fate on these speed ties! Take this Miracle Seed with you & try to not get yourself into a spot of bother!"

Giga Drain > Energy Ball > Giga Drain
IF Bide is issued, THEN use Substitute (15 HP) on the first Bide action.
IF (Protective/Evasive Move) is used successfully, THEN use Mist on the first instance, Hone Claws on the second instance.
 

Athenodoros

Official Smogon Know-It-All
#13
Ugh, speed ties are the bane of ordering second. But Ludicolo is the bane of this gym, so I have no qualms about a fairly explosive course of action.

Avalanche ~ Icicle Spear ~ Explosion + Explosion

This should at least leave us in a reasonable position.
 
#14
Team Gym Leader

Hp: 90
En: 100
4/6/3/2/70
Other:
Item: Nevermeltice


Hp: 61
En: 82
2/3/4/3/133
Other:
Item: nope


Hp: 38
En: 76
4/3/5/2/85
Other: paralysed (15%)
Item: Dragon Scale




Hp: 100
En: 100
2/3/4/4/70
Other:
Item: Miracle Seed

Hp: 34
En: 50
4/3/5/3/43
Other:
Item: Magnet

Round 3​

Cloyster and Ludicolo both exchange blows with Avalanche and Icicle Spear from one side and Giga Drain and Energy Ball from the other side. Poncho attacks again with Giga Drain

and then



Cloyster fainted!

Ludicolo: Giga Drain: (8+3+3)*1.5+4= 25 damage for 11 energy
Crit: 14 (no)

Cloyster: Avalanche: 12+3+1.5+4 = 20.5 damage for 7 energy
Crit: 13 (no)

Speed Tie (1=cloyster): Cloyster

Cloyster: Icicle Spear: 3*5+3+1.5+4+2 = 25.5 damage for 9 energy
Crit: 1, 1, 14, 8, 13 (2 crit)

Ludicolo: Energy Ball: 25 damage for 5 energy
Crit: 2 (no)

Ludicolo: Giga Drain: 25 damage for 11 energy
Crit: 14 (no)
+12.5hp

Cloyster: Explosion + Explosion: 25*2.25+1.5= 57.75 damage for 77 energy
Crit: 12 (no)

Cloyster fainted!


Team Gym Leader

Hp: KO
En: KO
4/6/3/2/70
Other:
Item: Nevermeltice


Hp: 61
En: 82
2/3/4/3/133
Other:
Item: nope


Hp: 38
En: 76
4/3/5/2/85
Other: paralysed (15%)
Item: Dragon Scale




Hp: 9
En: 73
2/3/4/4/70
Other:
Item: Miracle Seed

Hp: 34
En: 50
4/3/5/3/43
Other:
Item: Magnet

Athenodoros's turn!
 

Athenodoros

Official Smogon Know-It-All
#15
Out we come again girl


@ NOTHING BECAUSE THAT'S HOW GOOD SHE IS SHE DOESN'T NEED IT

And you can just finish this thing.

Psychic ~ Signal Beam ~ Psychic
IF
Fake Out AND it is in a combination, use Protect
IF he uses Endure, use Twister + Whirlpool (oh dear next round)
 
#17
Team Gym Leader

Hp: 61
En: 82
2/3/4/3/133
Other:
Item: nope


Hp: 38
En: 76
4/3/5/2/85
Other: paralysed (15%)
Item: Dragon Scale




Hp: 9
En: 73
2/3/4/4/70
Other:
Item: Miracle Seed

Hp: 34
En: 50
4/3/5/3/43
Other:
Item: Magnet

Round 4

Poncho the Ludicolo, in a desperate attempt to add some damage, attacks the returner Astraea with Fake Out and manages to get a much lovely Critical Hit.

Starmie flinches. What did you expect?

On the following turn, Ludicolo pumps up adrenaline to Endure future hits. But Astraea won't allow that and attacks with a combination of Twister + Whirlpool, that got the ludicolo to health low enough for the strong water to flush it away.

Ludicolo fainted!

...but at which cost?


Ludicolo: Fake Out: 4-1.5+3 = 5.5 damage for 4 energy
Crit: 1/16 (yes)

Starmie flinched!

Ludicolo: Endure for 15 energy

Starmie: Twister + Whirlpool: 8 damage for 12 energy

Ludicolo lost 1hp due to whirlpool

Ludicolo fainted!


Team Gym Leader

Hp: 55
En: 70
2/3/4/3/133
Other: Cooldown
Item: nope


Hp: 38
En: 76
4/3/5/2/85
Other: paralysed (15%)
Item: Dragon Scale




Hp: KO
En: KO
2/3/4/4/70
Other:
Item: Miracle Seed

Hp: 34
En: 50
4/3/5/3/43
Other:
Item: Magnet

Its_A_Random's Turn!
 

Its_A_Random

A distant memory
is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnus
#18

"19% chance of screwing up... I guess that is a risk worth taking. Flowra, it is your time to shine! Take this Sun Stone with you, & think accurate thoughts!"

Leaf Storm + Leaf Storm combo > N/A (Solarbeam) > Giga Drain
IF Dive is issued A3 without suspense, THEN use Chill A3.
IF (Protective/Evasive Move) is used successfully A3, THEN use Razor Leaf A3.

If I get haxxed by the RNG here, I think I am going to kill someone.
 

Athenodoros

Official Smogon Know-It-All
#19
Ack, it just gets there. Well hax gods, if ever I sacrificed a nice juicy goat, a miss would be just dandy right now. Really very nice.

Cool Down ~ Trick ~ Pain Split


Iacta Alea Est!
 
#20
such a deja vu

Team Gym Leader

Hp: 55
En: 70
2/3/4/3/133
Other: Cooldown
Item: nope


Hp: 38
En: 76
4/3/5/2/85
Other: paralysed (15%)
Item: Dragon Scale




Hp: 100
En: 100
3/3/5/3/26 (-10eva)
Other:
Item: Sun Stone

Hp: 34
En: 50
4/3/5/3/43
Other:
Item: Magnet

Round 5

oh


oh my god

I just can't

hahah

Flowra used the combo and it...

HIT

and completely destroyed poor Astraea. Starmie fainted!


Sunflora: Leaf Storm + Leaf Storm: (14*2.25+3+3+2)*1.5= 59.25 damage for 37.5 energy
Hit: 3/100 (hit)

Starmie fainted!


Team Gym Leader

Hp: KO
En: KO
2/3/4/3/133
Other: Cooldown
Item: nope


Hp: 38
En: 76
4/3/5/2/85
Other: paralysed (15%)
Item: Dragon Scale




Hp: 100
En: 62
3/3/5/3/26 (-10eva)
Other: -4spa and cooldown
Item: Sun Stone

Hp: 34
En: 50
4/3/5/3/43
Other:
Item: Magnet

Athenodoros's turn!
 

Athenodoros

Official Smogon Know-It-All
#21
I feel like I shouldn't be down to one Pokemon already. Let alone with such ridiculously impossible odds. But okay, here we go...



Rest ~ Sleep Talk (Bounce, Razor Wind, Focus Energy, Ice Beam) * 2
IF
it rudely wakes you up, use Ice Beam from then on
IF it uses Double Team, use Sleep Talk (Icy Wind, Surf, Muddy Water, Bubblebeam) on the following action
 

Its_A_Random

A distant memory
is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnus
#22

"Oh great. I guess we better get this round over & done with..."

N/A > Petal Dance + Petal Dance combo > N/A (Petal Dance)
IF Illuyanka is Fully Paralysed A1, THEN use Solarbeam A2, AND use a Petal Dance + Petal Dance combo A3.
 
#23
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man Matezoide is here to sub-ref this match! It is just getting start---

Oh, i see. Well, lets get to it!



Team Gym Leader



Hp: 38
En: 76
4/3/5/2/85
Other: paralysed (15%)
Item: Dragon Scale


Team IAR

Hp: 100
En: 62
3/3/5/3/26 (-10eva)
Other: -4spa and cooldown
Item: Sun Stone

Hp: 34
En: 50
4/3/5/3/43
Other:
Item: Magnet







Aaaaaaaaaand the round starts! Kingdra decides to....fall asleep? Seriously? Ugh. Oh well, i am sure Sunflora is.....cooling down. Just great! What did it use?

.....

Leaf Storm combo? On a Starmie? Damn, i wish i was here to see it.


Aaaaaanyway, the sleeping restored 12 HP to Kingdra, and now it is sleep-walking to tap into a....Ice Beam? Niiiiiiice. It even scored a freeze!

The Sunflora is unable to move. Life really sucks, doesnt it? If only it had Leaf Guard....

Using it's sleep-walking abilites, Kingdra manages to Focus it's Energy and wakes up, fully refreshed after taking such a delicious nap, but the Sunflora is seriously angry now, and with an elegant damage, summons several petals that harm Kingdra, but not as much as it could due to it's Leaf Storm combo earlier.

A timely freeze has saved Athenodoros (for now, at least) and left Flowra stuck into Petal Dance. Will he manage to turn the tables around? Or will IAR manage to fight through this hax and secure the badge?


Dont kill the messenger :x

Action 1

Kingdra used Rest - 15 energy

+12 HP

Sunflora is cooling down!

Action 2

Kingdra used Sleep-Talk
RNG: 7991 - Ice Beam
-10 energy
To crit (8471) - No
To freeze (728) - Yes
Duration: 1 Action!
(10 + 3)*1,5 = 19,5 damage

+12 HP
Action 3

Kingdra used Sleep Talk
RNG: 5200 - Focus Energy
-19 energy

Sunflora thawed!

Sunflora used Petal Dance - 7 energy
To crit (5990) - No
(12 + 3 + 4,5 + 2) - 8 = 13,5 damage

+12 HP


Team Gym Leader



Hp: 60
En: 32
4/3/5/2/85
Other:
Item: Dragon Scale


Team IAR

Hp: 80
En: 55
3/3/5/3/26 52 (-10eva)
Other: -3 spa and cooldown
Item: Sun Stone. Petal Dancing (2 Actions)


Hp: 34
En: 50
4/3/5/3/43
Other:
Item: Magnet
 

Its_A_Random

A distant memory
is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnus
#24

"Well that put us back a bit... -.-'"

Petal Dance > Petal Dance > Giga Drain
IF (Protective/Evasive Move) is issued A3, THEN use Razor Leaf A3.
IF (Non-Combo) (Damaging Evasive Move) is issued without suspense A3, THEN use Synthesis A3.