VGC 2010 Birmingham (7014gree)
So I had 2 weeks to prepare this team, wanted to win but I guess I knew it wouldn't happen :P
This is how my day went:
I woke up early (at 5am) but and left home at 7 or 8am (I honestly can't remember). I got to the NEC at around 10:30 and was one of the first in the queue.
I saw a few people I knew were from Smogon further behind in the queue, but I couldnt be pissed going over.
This was my team:
Smeargle (Own Tempo) @ Focus Sash
248 Speed to underspeed max Speed Smeargles after Trick Room, but still outspeeds Abomasnow (my only way of stopping Mewtwo + Abomasnow leads). No Fake Out, becuase everyone predicts it and targets Smeargle. IF I WANTED FAKE OUT I'D USE INFERNAPE OR WEAVILE. Super Fang helps Dialga kill stuffs. Follow Me against Kyogre + Hitmontop leads.
Standard Trick Room set up.
Trick Room sweeper. Grass Knot can OHKO Scarfogres.
Fast sweeper once Trick Room is gone. NO ONE expects Selfdestruct on Mewtwo.
Yes, this was to take this piss.
After a long journey on a few trains I arrived at the NEC.
I had to wait in the queue for 2 hours. But I was one of the first 10 in the queue so I RNGd something while waiting :P.
I come up against some guy—he be more than 14. I say good luck, then we battle.
He sends out Aerodactyl and sets up Stealth Rock.
I forget the rest.
Next guy, he looks a bit older.
Out comes Zapdos + Electivire.
I get worried about Earthquake, then remember Electivire is crap.
I set up TR.
From the moment I saw this guy and his friends, I knew he was a dick.
He sends out Jolteon + Togekiss.
Smeargle Detects, Jolteon fails to Thunder Wave it. Togekiss uses Aura Sphere on Dialga (~45%), Dialga sets up Trick Room.
Smeargle uses Dark Void, both fall asleep. Dialga Dragon Pulses Jolteon (~70%).
He starts complaining that I've violated the sleep clause. He gets the judges, they say play on :P.
I forget the rest from there, but I think he had a Metagross and Kyogre.
Mewtwo and Abomsnow clean up, 2-0.
Round 4 vs. Osirus182
So I had got through to the second set of battles, and was quite happy with my performance. Of course I wanted to go further :P
I go to the table and am facing a guy around 20ish. I say good luck, he says good luck. He sees my trainer name. He says something like "You're 7014gree?" I say yeah, he says something like he didn't want to battle me (correct me if I'm wrong).
I thought facing a Kyogre + Hitmontop lead was the worst possible outcome. It turns out Kyogre + Infernape is a lot worse.
Smeargle uses Follow Me, Infernape Fakes Out, Kyogre uses Water Spout(more than 50% to Dialga, Smeargle dies), Dialga sets up Trick Room.
Now this was the turning point in the match.
Out comes Abomasnow. I use Grass Knot on Kyogre for the OHKO, he switches Dialga in its place -__-. Dialga uses Dragon Pulse on Infernape, Focus Sash saves it. I thought Infernape would use Mach Punch, I completely forgot about Heat Wave. Dialga + Abomasnow are dead, Infernape dies from hail damage. He switches in Abomasnow, I switch in my last Pokemon, Mewtwo -__-.
Trick Room is still up, Mewtwo dies from Dragon Pulse + Blizzard before it can move. I lose 3-0.
If I'd predicted anything on the second turn, it could have been a completely different outcome, but he still won in the end; he was the more experienced player and he ended up losing in the third round and I hope he gets far in Hawaii. He beat some Belgian guy who I didn't like, so I don't hate him :P. I think he recorded the video, but I wouldn't be surprised if he deleted it :P. GG Osirus.
Although I only got to the top 32, it was a great experience and it was a fun day out.
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