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[Won by Athenorodos] Battle! Athenorodos vs Engineer Pikachu (Ref: Zarator)

Discussion in 'ASB' started by zarator, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. zarator

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    2v2 doubles
    DQ Time: 3 days
    Arena: Rock Cave

    No Abilities
    Items Disabled

    Engineer Pikachu, you're the match seeker. Send out your two Pokémon for the challenge.
    Athenorodos, you're the match challenger. Send ouy your two Pokémon and issue their actions.
    Engineer will do the same afterwards.

    Battle on heroes!
  2. Engineer Pikachu

    Engineer Pikachu Good morning, you bastards!
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    Woops, haven't been on except to ref.

    Go, Rebel (Rebble) and Qing Long (Dratini)! Watch out for the non-existent stalactites!
  3. Athenodoros

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    Okay, then. I'll send out Nidhogg the Dratini and Typhon the Lapras!

    So:
    Nidhogg, start off with a Rain Dance. Then, use Surf to help Lapras and his Water Absorb ability and to damage the others. Finally, use Dragon Pulse at Qing Long.

    Typhon, use Hydro Pump against Rebel after the rain is up and then Ice Beam against Qing Long. Then, use Hydro Pump against Qing Long unless it is Disabled, in which case use Ice Beam against Qing Long.
  4. Engineer Pikachu

    Engineer Pikachu Good morning, you bastards!
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    way to use overpowered Pokemon against me.

    You can't beat them through sheer force, so you're going to have to resort to tactics!

    Rebel, fire off an Power Gem at Typhon while it attempts to use Hydro Pump against you. As soon as your attack is fired, zoom your way behind a large rock; there has to be at least one of those in this cave! Due to the fact that you're much faster than Typhon and that Hydro Pump is a really powerful attack, you should be able to attack and hide before the attack comes your way. Qing Long, while Rebel is hiding from the Hydro Pump, use a Thunder Wave on Nidhogg to slow it down. There are no abilities active, so he won't be able to get rid of the status!

    Qing Long, an Ice Beam is going to come your way right after that. Let's see if we can get some friendly fire going; ExtremeSpeed to hit Nidhogg and hide behind the Dragonair so that Typhon's Ice Beam hits Nidhogg instead of you. You're much smaller than he is, so his body will shield you from the attack. Rebel, another Water attack is going to be aimed at you soon. Using the same strategy, zip out into the open and fire off an AncientPower at Typhon while you continue to move. Keep on moving until you get cover from another large rock, and hide there.

    Now that there's not another attack coming your way Rebel, get out in the open and fire Metal Sound soundwaves at both Nidhogg and Typhon; try and fire them in a close burst instead of a pulse so that Qing Long doesn't have to hear it. Qing Long, back up quickly away from your two opponents so you can avoid the metal sound and shoot a Dragon Pulse at Nidhogg before it attacks you.
  5. zarator

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    Male Dragonair (*), "Nidhogg"

    Nature: Hasty. A 15% increase (rounded up) in Base Speed and a +5% increase in accuracy (e.g. 85 becomes 90) on this Pokemon's attacks. Subtracts * from Defence.
    Type: Dragon - Dragon STAB; Roar has Energy Cost reduced by one (1). (Dragonite line can breathe underwater.)
    Stats: 41 / 64 / 45 / 50 / 50 / 50

    HP: 100
    Atk: ***
    Def: ** (-)
    SpA: ***
    SpD: ***
    Spe: 81 (+)


    EC: 5/9
    MC: 2
    DC: 4/5

    Abilities:
    Shed Skin - (Innate) This Pokemon regularly sheds its skin and any impurities contained in its body. If afflicted with a status condition, this Pokemon has a 33% chance of removing all status conditions at the end of a round.
    Marvel Scale (DW) - (Innate) This Pokemon’s coat shimmers when afflicted with a status condition, reducing the damage received from physical attacks by two (2).

    Attacks:
    Wrap (*)
    Leer (*)
    Thunder Wave (*)
    Twister (*)
    Dragon Rage (*)
    Slam (*)
    Agility (*)
    Dragon Pulse (*)
    Extremespeed (*)
    Haze (*)
    Rain Dance (*)
    Thunder (*)
    Surf (*)
    Outrage
    Toxic



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    Lapras (M), "Typhon"

    Nature:
    Quiet: Adds * to Special Attack. A 15% decrease (rounded down) in Base Speed and a +5% increase in accuracy (e.g. 85 becomes 90) on an opponent's attacks.

    Type:
    Ice: Ice STAB; 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.
    Water: Water STAB; 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).


    Stats:
    HP: 120
    Atk: ***
    Def: ***
    SpA: **** (+)
    SpD: ***
    Spe: 51 (-)

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

    Abilities:
    Water Absorb: (Innate) This Pokemon absorbs water attacks and instead of taking damage from them, recovering 50% of the damage the water attack would have done. A Pokemon that attacks itself with water to heal only recieves 25% of the damage that attack would do to itself.
    Shell Armour: (Innate) This Pokemon’s thick, bony outer shell prevents it from taking critical hits.
    Hydration: (Innate) This Pokemon absorbs water during the rain to heal any status effects afflicting this Pokemon.

    Attacks:
    -Sing
    -Growl
    -Water Gun
    -Mist
    -Confuse Ray
    -Ice Shard
    -Water Pulse
    -Rain Dance
    -Body Slam
    -Perish Song
    -Foresight
    -Fissure
    -Dragon Pulse
    -Toxic
    -Thunder
    -Ice Beam


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    Dratini
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    * (Qing Long) (M)
    Nature: Mild (Sp.A increased by *, Def reduced by *)

    Type: Dragon
    Dragon: Dragon STAB; Roar has have Energy Cost reduced by one (1). (Dragonite line can breathe underwater.)

    Stats: 41 / 64 / 45 / 50 / 50 / 50

    HP: 90
    Atk: ***
    Def: * (-)
    SpA: *** (+)
    SpD: **
    Spe: 50

    Evolution Counter: 3 / 9
    Move Counter: 0
    Dream Counter: 0

    Abilities:
    Shed Skin: (Innate) This Pokemon regularly sheds its skin and any impurities contained in its body. If afflicted with a status condition, this Pokemon has a 33% chance of removing all status conditions at the end of a round.
    Marvel Scale (DW Locked): (Innate) This Pokemon’s coat shimmers when afflicted with a status condition, reducing the damage received from physical attacks by two (2).

    Attacks:

    Wrap (*)
    Leer (*)
    Thunder Wave (*)
    Twister (*)
    Dragon Rage (*)
    Slam (*)
    Agility (*)

    ExtremeSpeed (*)
    Aqua Jet (*)
    Dragon Pulse (*)

    Ice Beam (*)
    Thunderbolt (*)
    Fire Blast (*)



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    Rebble
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    (Rebel) (U)
    Nature: Mild (Sp.A increased by *, Def decreased by *)

    Type: Rock
    Rock: Rock STAB; Take 2 less damage from all special attacks during Sandstorm, Earth Power, Earthquake and Magnitude have Energy Cost reduced by one (1).

    Stats: 30 / 40 / 35 / 80 / 40 / 90

    HP: 90
    Atk: **
    Def: * (-)
    SpA: **** (+)
    SpD: **
    Spe: 90

    Evolution Counter: 0 / 9
    Move Counter: 0
    Dream Counter: 0

    Abilities:
    Levitate: (Innate) This Pokemon naturally floats above the earth when released or easily takes flight, evading Ground moves like Earthquake, Level Ground, and Magnitude. Other Ground moves can still hit.
    Technician: (Innate) This Pokemon is more skilled at performing weaker moves, causing any of their attacks that normally deal 6 or below base damage to have their base damage multiplied by 1.5. (e.g. Aerial Ace goes from 6 to 9, Mach Punch goes from 4 to 6, etc.) The Energy Cost for a one-hit or two-hit attack is increased by one (1). Each hit in a multi-hit move is boosted by one (1) damage, and the Energy Cost for multi-hit attacks is increased by two (2).
    Mold Breaker (DW Locked): (Innate) Whenever this Pokemon attacks, it emits an invisible, blindingly quick pulse preceding the attack that disables the opponents natural abilities (e.g. Levitators plummet towards the ground before Earthquake hits, Volt Absorb will not absorb electric attacks, Clear Body does not prevent stat-drops, etc.)

    Attacks:
    Tackle
    Defense Curl
    Rollout
    Rock Blast
    Disable
    Acupressure
    Mud Shot
    Power Gem
    Metal Sound
    AncientPower
    Earth Power

    Fire Blast
    Energy Ball
    Shadow Ball


    A howling wind blasts through the hollow cave, sending a shudder through everyone's backs. Then, the referee gives sign to begin - let's go!

    Rebel takes the initiative and fires off sharpened rocks with his mental powers, aiming at Typhon. The Power Gems severely wound the icy skin of the Lapras. Meanwhile, Nidhogg attempts to summon rain, but then realizes that he is in a dark, underground cave which is unlikely to contain clouds. To add insult to injury, Qing Long fires off a weak jolt of electricity and paralyzes him. Careless about what happens around him, Typhon emits a huge blast of water to strike the Rebble while he attempts to find cover. Sadly for the latter, the Hydro Pump hits him before he manages to reach safety.

    Before anyone else can react, Qing Long follows up with an incredibly fast attack, which leaves an annoying (for the target, at least) dent into the already paralyzed Nidhogg. While his mate moves at Extremespeed, Rebel taps into his ancestral energies to summon a barrage of rocks, and strikes Typhon with his Ancientpower. Even if his gut would suggest him to hit that annoying piece of rock which keep harassing him, Typhon carries off the orders of his trainer and blast Qing Long with an Ice Beam, which barely misses the mate Nidhogg. But the Lapras has little to worry about, because the Dragonair comes to the rescue - despite the paralysis. From far behind comes a grave rumble, before a tidal wave submerges all the contenders (bar the same Nidhogg who conveniently Surfs over it). Even the fellow Typhon is hit by the tide (although lightly, because of his natural resistance to water attacks), but most importantly, Qing Long is kind of repelled back, and the Rebble is, once again, severely damaged.

    Angered by all the water thrown at him, Rebel retaliates with a nasty noise, which severely weakens his opponents' resolve. Nidhogg falls prey of the Metal Sound, but Typhon manages to avoid its effects. The mate Qing Long steps back to avoid the friend's move, and blasts Nidhogg with a Dragon Pulse. The Dragonair pays it back in the same way, although at slightly weaker power. Meanwhile, Typhon supports the mate's offense by firing a highly-pressured jet of water at the Dratini, who, despite the familiarity with the water, still finds the Hydro Pump to sting more than expected.

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    HP 69 HP 80
    Energy: 63% Energy: 76%
    Atk *** Atk ***
    Def ** Def ***
    SpA *** SpA **** (+)
    SpD *** SpD ***
    Spe 81 (+) Spe 51 (-)

    Status: Dragonair is paralyzed (20% chance)

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    HP 20 HP 46
    Energy: 81% Energy: 81%
    Atk *** Atk **
    Def * (-) Def * (-)
    SpA *** (+) SpA **** (+)
    SpD ** SpD **
    Spe 50 Spe 90

    Status: None

    (props to Wyverii for making me adopting this)
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    Power Gem: (7 [AP] + 3 [STAB] + 1.5 [Stat Dif]) * 1.5 = 17 damage, 4 energy
    Rain Dance: 10 energy, no effect
    Thunder Wave: 7 energy, Paralysis
    Hydro Pump: (12 [AP] + 3 [STAB] + 3 [Stat Dif]) * 1.5 = 27 damage, 7 energy
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    Extremespeed: (8 [AP] + 1.5 [Stat Dif]) = 10 damage, 6 energy
    Ancientpower: (6 [AP] + 3 [STAB] + 1.5 [Stat Dif]) * 1.5 = 16 damage, 3 energy
    Ice Beam: (10 [AP] + 3 [STAB] + 3 [Stat Dif]) * 1.5 = 24 damage, 6 energy
    Surf on Lapras: (10 [AP]) * 0.67 = 7 damage, 7 energy
    Surf on Dratini: (10 [AP] + 1.5 [Stat Dif]) * 0.67 = 8 damage, 7 energy
    Surf on Rebble: (10 [AP] + 1.5 [Stat Dif]) * 1.5 = 17 damage, 7 energy
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    Metal Sound on Lapras: 6 energy, no effect
    Metal Sound on Dragonair: 6 energy, -2 Special Defense
    Dragon Pulse (on Dragonair): (9 [AP] + 3 [STAB]) * 1.5 + 3 [Stage Dif] = 21 damage, 6 energy
    Dragon Pulse (on Dratini): (9 [AP] + 3 [STAB] + 1.5 [Stat Dif]) * 1.5 = 20 damage, 6 energy
    Hydro Pump: (12 [AP] + 3 [STAB] + 3 [Stat Dif]) * 0.67 = 12 damage, 7+4 energy


    Before concluding this round, allow me to specify one thing: under no circumstances I will allow a Pokémon to dodge and attack in the same action save very situational moments like the use of Dig, Fly and similar moves. So you cannot expect, for example, to be able to fire off a Power Gem and dodge the Hydro Pump at the same time, no matter how much you're fast.

    Engineer Pikachu goes first now.
  6. Engineer Pikachu

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    meh, very well.

    This wasn't exactly a good round, so you'll just have to dish out as much damage before you die.

    Rebel: Power Gem - AncientPower - Power Gem all at Nidhogg
    Qing Long: Dragon Pulse - Ice Beam - Dragon Pulse all at Nidhogg.

    Let's kill one before you guys die.
  7. Athenodoros

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    That didn't go well for me either, Engineer. Although, I think we can reasonably try the same strategy!

    Typhon, you use Ice Beam three times against that Dratini. If it faints, then use Hydro Pump against Rebble until the end of the round.

    Nidhogg, you use Dragon Pulse three times against Dratini, and if it faints then use Surf over the field again.

    Something had better die damn soon.
  8. zarator

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    HP 69 HP 80
    Energy: 63% Energy: 76%
    Atk *** Atk ***
    Def ** Def ***
    SpA *** SpA **** (+)
    SpD *** SpD ***
    Spe 81 (+) Spe 51 (-)

    Status: Dragonair is paralyzed (20% chance) and has -2 in Sp. Def

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    HP 20 HP 46
    Energy: 81% Energy: 81%
    Atk *** Atk **
    Def * (-) Def * (-)
    SpA *** (+) SpA **** (+)
    SpD ** SpD **
    Spe 50 Spe 90

    Status: None

    Hey, looks like the battle is getting more tense now! Rebel skates over the battlefield and charges toward Nidhogg, firing a Power Gem right in his face. Qing Long supports his mate's offense and conjures a freezing ray of frost. The Ice Beam pierces violently through the Dragonair's suffering skin, and it scores a critical hit. Angered by the wounds of his friend, Typhon pays back with an Ice Beam on his own, freezing the opponent from the snout to the tail and knocking him out. Engineer Pikachu manages to call him back an instant before Nidhogg blasts the place with a Dragon Pulse.

    Worried about being left alone against those two monsters, Rebel doesn't still lose faith and use his primal forces to slam Nidhogg with his Ancientpower. However, mighty jet of water expelled by Typhon first, and the tidal wave summoned by Nidhogg later leave him only with a sliver of health. "Hang in there, Rebel!", attempt to encourage him his trainer (Incidentally, the Lapras glares angrily at the mate, irritated by the wave of water hitting him for a critical hit)

    The Rebble desperately attempts to repel the assault firing a barrage of Power Gems at the Dragonair, but in vain. A second high-pressured Hydro Pump from the Lapras proves to be too much for our rocky friend, who finally falls in defeat.

    Congratulations, Athenorodos, on your success!

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    HP 2 HP 71
    Energy: 43% Energy: 52%
    Atk *** Atk ***
    Def ** Def ***
    SpA *** SpA **** (+)
    SpD *** SpD ***
    Spe 81 (+) Spe 51 (-)

    Status: Dragonair is paralyzed (15% chance) and has -1 in Sp. Def

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    HP 0 HP 0
    Energy: N/A Energy: N/A
    Atk *** Atk **
    Def * (-) Def * (-)
    SpA *** (+) SpA **** (+)
    SpD ** SpD **
    Spe 50 Spe 90

    Status: Both are Knocked Out

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    Power Gem: (7 [AP] + 3 [STAB] + 1.5 [Stat Dif]) + 3 [Stage Dif] = 15 damage, 4 energy
    Ice Beam on Dragonair: (10 [AP] + 3 [Crit]) * 1.5 + 3 [Stage Dif] = 23 damage, 7 energy
    Ice Beam on Dratini: (10 [AP] + 3 [STAB] + 3 [Stat Dif]) * 1.5 = 24 damage, 6 energy
    Dragon Pulse: 6 energy, no effect
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    Ancientpower: (6 [AP] + 3 [STAB] + 1.5 [Stat Dif]) + 3 [Stage Dif] = 14 damage, 3 energy
    Hydro Pump: (12 [AP] + 3 [STAB] + 3 [Stat Dif]) * 1.5 = 27 damage, 7 energy
    Surf on Lapras: (10 [AP] + 3 [Crit] ) * 0.67 = 9 damage, 7 energy
    Surf on Rebble: (10 [AP] + 1.5 [Stat Dif]) * 1.5 = 17 damage, 7 energy
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    Power Gem: (7 [AP] + 3 [STAB] + 1.5 [Stat Dif]) + 3 [Stage Dif] = 15 damage, 4+4 energy
    Hydro Pump: (12 [AP] + 3 [STAB] + 3 [Stat Dif]) * 1.5 = 27 damage, 7+4 energy


    Here are the rewards:

    Trainer Counters:

    Athenorodos: 2
    Engineer Pikachu: 2

    Referee Counters:

    Zarator: 2

    Pokémon Counters:

    Dragonair: 1 MC, 1 EC, 1 DC
    Lapras: 1 MC, 1 EC, 1 DC, 2 KO
    Dratini: 1 MC, 1 EC, 1 DC
    Rebble: 1 MC, 1 EC, 1 DC
  9. Athenodoros

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    gg Engineer. We should have another match some time, and I might not use such relatively OP Pokemon.

    EDIT: I kind of expected yours to be more powerful. I guessed badly.
  10. Engineer Pikachu

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    same to you, Athenodoros.

    I was slightly disappointed by your use of those Pokemon; I expected to have a more fair matchup. Regardless, it sure was fun!
  11. Banryu

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    Wow, it's over so quickly (just 9 pages)? What a shame. :\

    It makes me think there really should be some sort of restruction on battles like this to prevent players with so many evolved Pokemon from ganging up on less experienced players like this. It really isn't fair at all.
  12. Athenodoros

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    There will have to be something like this in future. Although, I would like to say that this is Typhon the Lapras' first battle, so it wasn't really experience so much. I honestly thought this would be a more even matchup, because I didn't think Lapras would be such a demi-god in Doubles.
  13. Banryu

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    I haven't looked at its stats, but if they're what I think they are combined with its movepool, I imagine Lapras would be a beast in ASB in general. (Although I do see what you mean)

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