VGC 2010 Dallas (PokemanMaster)
Hey! So yeah, this is my first year playing competitive Pokemon on the DS. I used to just play for fun and randomly train, but in the past few months, I've been getting the hang of EV training and such.
I finished up my team and battled around online. I was deciding on what to use: Rain Dance or Trick Room. I battled with Trick Room numerous times with my friends, Tyler422, Alaka, and Aqueos. After long battles, I decided the next day.
I woke up at like 6:30 and started filling out all the information for the Team Info Sheet. I chose to go with Trick Room because in a sudden epiphany while I was sleeping, I realized that it was way to solid to pass up. I arrived at 11:30 to the site of the competition. I met up with some non-Smogonite friends and had some battles. After that, I registered and the tournament started.
Without further ado, here's the team:
Round 1: Milan vs. Busch
This guy was real chill. He also played a version of Trick Room, but one I've never seen. I lead with Smeargle/Dialga and him with Heatran/Dusknoir. T1, I Fake Out Heatran/Earth Power it, but he protects. Then, Dusknoir Brick Break's Smeargle, kicking in Focus Sash. I use Dark Void and Draco Meteor the Dusknoir for the OHKO. I don't remember much from there, but I won 3-0. 1-0
Round 2: Milan vs. Christopher
This guy opens with Tyranitar and Kyogre. I Fake Out the T-tar and TR. He kills Smeargle via Sandstorm and Water Spout. I send out Kyogre and Thunder Kyogre, crit hitting it. Then, I use Dialga to Draco Meteor Tyranitar. He uses Dragon Dance. From there, I sweep 3-0. 2-0
Round 3: Milan vs. random guy (I don't remember his name, sorry)
This match is very fuzzy to me. I don't remember much about it other than the fact that I double Blizzard on his Groudon and Ho-oh. 3-0
Round 4: Milan vs. ??? (forgot his name)—FEATURED MATCH!!!
This guy was really chill. He came down from Oklahoma and he had a solid team. He starts with Salamence and Ambipom and me with Smeargle/Dialga lead. Knowing that Ambipom is notorious for Fake Out, I Follow Me with Smeargle. He does use Fake Out, leaving Smeargle with 10 HP, and Protects with Salamence. I used TR with Dialga. I Dark Void, putting his Salamence to sleep while he Protects with Ambipom. He switches Ambipom to Lugia. I expected a switch, so I Endeavor his Lugia and bring it to 10 HP. Then, I use Flamethrower to KO Lugia while having Salamence still asleep. From there, Mr. Bigfoot swept with a couple of Blizzards. GG man. 4-0
After I finish my game, I get hack checked and make my way to the Finalist Lounge. After waiting 1 and a half hours, the Finals started.
Top 32: Milan vs. Infer
This match wasn't really a match. He leads with Umbreon/Kyogre. I Fake Out Kyogre while he switches Umbreon to Ludicolo. I Dark Void, and switch Dialga to Kyogre after using TR. It hits both and I sweep with Water Spout and Mr. Bigfoot's Blizzards. 5-0
I'm happy I have an invite, but I want to get Top 4. XD
Top 16: Milan vs. Jonathan (Guy who won it all)
He was a great guy, and a really good player. However, this wasn't even a game. It started with my Smeargle using Dark Void, which missed BOTH of his Pokémon (Top and Ogre). Then, he critical hit my Kyogre with his Kyogre's Water Spout, setting up Top next turn for an easy KO. EVERYTHING went wrong that game. I wish I could replay it. Oh well... at least he won it all. :) 5-1
I got 9th. Well, since this was my first year playing competitive VGC, I'd say I did pretty well. I got my Nationals invite, so I'll probably be heading over to Indianapolis. I chose my team based on asking others and "gut-feeling." Apparently it was a good choice. Congratz to Jonathan for winning it all. :)