VGC 2010 Atlanta (Waytoo) - Waytoo the Top (8)
i might be a smogon nobody but i showed up anyway seeing as its not that long a drive. i first started caring about the VGCs about a month ago when i heard there was a regional in my town this year. So i spent a week or so planning then another testing on a VGC server battle sim (under the Russian alias Wavtu) and finally i spent this week getting things ready in game.
Now the stuff you care about, the team:
it started as a kyogre check but then i added icy wind...
gets some synergy with quag, and after an icy wind or two alternating detect and roost can stall pretty well
more or less what youd expect with protect
again almost standard with enough speed to beat other dialgas and a few slower things. sitrus helped me more than i thought with dialgas bulk
unfortunately i didnt save any battles...anyway here goes
Round 1: faced a casual player i talked to in line...nothing interesting
Round 2: this guy seemed to know a bit more and i remember toxicroak and palkia. my team doesnt like toxicroaks but at some point it dawned on me that i had PP stalled him out of Sucker Punch and then i finished up
Round 3: so, remember one of the in-game trades where you can get a kadabra? i think it was named Kazza and i think my round 3 opponent was using it. so he led with psychic...and followed next turn with..psybeam?
Round 4:another palkia-kyogre team (man these things are popular) luck smiled on me because at one point i got frozen...and then thawed next turn
so i was the last finalist to qualify partly because i was in the back of the line and partly because this team is less offensively inclined. after a short break we were on to the finals
Finals Round 1: this was a matt (mattj?) and he wasnt bad zapdos got a paralyze that helped and saw another palkia
Finals Round 2: anoooother palkia-kyogre team from what i remember the important key part was when mewtwo who already had taken a hit survived an ice shard to KO palkia when it was 2-2
Finals Round 3: palkia-kyogre (sensing a theme?) the difference being me not switching quagsire when i shouldve and taking a grass knot early on, without that things were against me and things went downhill from there on
im quite happy for a first VGC and may go to the nationals, i havent decided yet. it was pretty fun because 3 of my battles were on the screens and at some point someone was hosting the japanese movie arceus on wireless and i snagged one before the VGC people shut it down
PS you may have seen me, i was the white guy with the fro and metroid shirt