[BUG] Bug and Dragon: Rediamond vs. Texas. [Completed]


"Ah, another beautiful day today. Nora, what's the mail have to say today."


"Let's see...uh looks like there's a letter here from the Gym Committee. Apparently they will approve you if you referee this match with Texas and Rediamond."


"Oh, so that's how I'm supposed to get the job, curry favor with the higher ups by doing favors for them. I get it. When is it then?"


"Uhm, I don't think that's how it works. Pretty sure it's just a coincidence Texas is our trial match. Anyways, it's at the Unova Relic Castle on December 7 at 1:00 pm."


"All right then, I guess we'll just wait until...WAIT WHAT THAT'S AN HOUR FROM NOW AND A CONTINENT AWAY!"

Three hours and a bunch of hijinks later:



"Well hello everyone, I'm Maxim, your host for tonight. Today I've got something special for you all. A gym match between two of ASB's finest. Who will win? Only time will tell. Here are the rules for tonight's match."

The Rules said:
4 v 4 Gym Singles (Leader B7P4 v Challenger B4P4)
3 day dq
Relic Castle
Items=ON
Abilities=ALL
Switch=OK
20 Chills | 8 Recovers PER PLAYER
Arena: Relic Castle

Hidden away for centuries, a monster resides at the bottom of the ancient castle. And he is not happy to be disturbed.

Sand pours down from the higher levels in the gigantic throne room of the Relic Castle in Unova. But, that is not nearly so impressive as the set of columns and stone stairs leading up to the ancient throne, or the scope of the chamber. And those fail to capture the potential danger of the angry Volcarona hovering above you.

The arena revolves around both the natural layout of the room, and Volcarona intimidating non-bugs and assisting bug-types in his home.

-No natural water
-Hail, Rain Dance, and Sunny Day may not naturally be used
-Sandstorm costs three less energy to summon
-Trapping moves cost two less energy and last for an additional round
-Any rock move that requires natural rocks used by a non-bug type will result in Volcarona (neutral nature) attacking the user with Fire Spin. This shall be interpreted as Rock Throw, Rock Slide, Rock Tomb, Stone Edge, and Stealth Rock.
-Swarm is automatically active for all Pokemon who have it
-Fly and Bounce will only evade contact moves during their semi-invulnerable phase
"Who are our two competitors tonight you ask? Well let me introduce you to them."

"Here in the red corner, or far side of the room as it would happen, stands Rediamond ASB's very own Bug typed gym leader. Rediamond has always been known as an exceptional battler who is only held down by Bug's natural weaknesses. He's also a big roleplayer, and has tried a time or two to get a neat roleplaying game onto ASB. As you might expect, he's brought with him some of the cream of the crop in bug types, including an absolutely huge Volcarona that loves fire spinning any non-bug type using rock moves. In my opinion, the bug to watch for in this match is Aurumoth, Destroyer of Worlds, as it can deal reasonable damage to most of Texas's team and the ability to disguise as any other Pokemon for at least the first round is going to be invaluable this match. Without further ado, here's his team."

Team Rediamond:

AURUMOTH, DESTROY OF WORLDS (M)
Nature: Mild (+SpA, -Def)

Type: Psychic/Bug
Abilities: Weak Armor | No Guard | Illusion

HP: 110
Atk: 5
Def: 3
SpA: 5
SpD: 2
Spe: 94
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 5
Base Rank Total: 22


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

Attacks: 28
Tackle
String Shot
Bug Bite
Sunny Day
Heal Pulse
Wish
Will-o-Wisp
Ancientpower
Dragon Dance
Quiver Dance
Silver Wind

Bug Buzz
Close Combat
Counter
Hydro Pump
Megahorn
Disable
Feint

Bug Bite
Helping Hand
Magic Coat
Trick
Skill Swap
Zen Headbutt
Icy Wind

Psyshock
Light Screen
Double Team
Reflect
Psychic
Toxic
Hidden Power [Fire 7]
Thunder
SolarBeam
Overheat
Blizzard


Karrablast [Titania] (F)
Nature: Brave (+Att, -Spe, -10% evasion)
Type: Bug/Steel
Abilities: Shell Armor | Overcoat | Swarm

Stats:
HP: 100
Atk: 6 (+)
Def: 4
SpA: 2
SpD: 4
Spe: 17 (-)
Size Class: 2
Weight Class: 3
Base Rank Total: 19

EC: 6/6
MC: 0
DC: 5/5

Moves: 39

Aerial Ace
Bug Bite
Bug Buzz
Counter
Double-Edge
Double Team
Endure
Facade
Faint Attack
False Swipe
Fell Stinger
Flail
Focus Blast
Frustration
Fury Attack
Fury Cutter
Giga Impact
Headbutt
Iron Defense
Iron Head
Knock Off
Leer
Megahorn
Peck
Protect
Pursuit
Quick Guard
Rain Dance
Rest
Reversal
Scary Face
Slash
Sleep Talk
Substitute
Swagger
Swords Dance
Toxic
Twinneedle
X-Scissor


Armaldo (M) [Diego Armaldo]
Nature: Careful (+SpD, -SpA)

Type: Bug/Rock
Abilities: Battle Armor | Swift swim

Stats:

HP: 100
Atk: Rank 5
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 2 (-)
SpD: Rank 4 (+)
Spe: 45
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4
Base Rank Total: 20

EC: 6/6
MC: 2
DC: 5/5

Abilities:
Ability 1: Battle Armor: (Innate) This Pokemon’s thick armor prevents it from taking critical hits.
Ability 2 (DW): Swift Swim: (Innate) The Pokemon with this ability moves extremely fast in slick, rainy conditions, doubling (x2) its speed in the rain.

Total Moves: 51

Aerial Ace
Aqua Tail
Attract
Block
Brick Break
Bug Bite
Bulldoze
Cross Poison
Crush Claw
Dig
Double Team
Earthquake
Endure
Facade
Flash Cannon
Frustration
Giga Impact
Harden
Hone Claws
Iron Defense
Knock Off
Low Kick
Metal Claw
Mimic
Mud-Slap
Mud Sport
Protect
Rapid Spin
Rest
Return
Rock Blast
Rock Polish
Rock Slide
Sand Attack
Sandstorm
Scratch
Sleep Talk
Smack Down
Stealth Rock
Stone Edge
Strength
String Shot
Substitute
Sunny Day
Superpower
Swagger
Swords Dance
Toxic
Water Gun
Water Pulse
X-Scissor

|

Heracross [Corpus] (M)
Nature: Adamant (+1Att, -1SpAtt)

Type: Bug/Fighting
Abilities: Guts | Moxie | Swarm | Skill Link (Mega)

Stats:
HP: 100
Atk+: Rank 6
Def: Rank 3
SpA-: Rank 1
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 85
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4
Base Rank Total: 19

MEGA HERACROSS:
HP: 100
Atk: Rank 9
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 1
SpD: Rank 4
Spe: 75
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4
Base Rank Total: 24


MC: 0
DC: 5/5

Bullet Seed
Chip Away
Close Combat
Counter
Dig
Double Edge
Double Team
Earthquake
Endure
Facade
False Swipe
Feint
Focus Blast
Focus Punch
Frustration
Flail
Fling
Fury Cutter
Giga Impact
Harden
Helping Hand
Horn Attack
Hyper Beam
Iron Defense
Knock Off
Leer
Low Kick
Megahorn
Mimic
Natural Gift
Night Slash
Protect
Pursuit
Rain Dance
Rest
Retaliate
Return
Revenge
Reversal
Rock Slide
Rock Smash
Rock Throw
Rock Tomb
Secret Power
Seismic Toss
Shadow Claw
Sleep Talk
Smack Down
Snore
Stone Edge
Strength
Struggle Bug
Substitute
Sunny Day
Swagger
Swords Dance
Tackle
Take Down
Thief
Toxic
VacuumWave
Venoshock


Galvantula [Arachna] (F)
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Att)
Type: Bug/Electric
Abilities: CompoundEyes | Unnerve | Swarm

Stats:
HP: 100
Atk-: 2
Def: 2
SpA+: 5
SpD: 2
Spe: 108
Size Class: 2
Weight Class: 2
Base Rank Total: 18

EC: 6/6
MC: 0
DC: 5/5

Attacks: 35
Sticky Web
String Shot
Leech Life
Spider Web
Thunder Wave
Screech
Electroweb
Bug Bite
Gastro Acid
Agility
Discharge
Bug Buzz
Sucker Punch
Electroball
Fury Cutter
Slash

Disable
Pursuit
Pin Missile

Giga Drain
Sleep Talk
Bounce
Magnet Rise
Signal Beam

Light Screen
Volt Switch
Thunderbolt
Hidden Power Water 7
Rest
Rain Dance
Energy Ball
Substitute
Attract
Double Team
Protect


Syclant (F) [Scadi]
Type: Ice/Bug
Nature: Mild (+SpAtt, -Def) Abilities: CompoundEyes | Mountaineer | Technician
EC: 6/6
MC: 2
DC: 5/5

HP: 100
Atk: Rank 5
Def-: Rank 2
SpA+: Rank 5
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 121
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4
Base Rank Total: 21

Total moves: 59

Acrobatics
Aerial Ace
Attract
Avalanche
Blizzard
Brick Break
Bug Bite
Bug Buzz
Bulldoze
Counter
Dig
Double Team
Earthquake
Earth Power
Endure
Facade
Focus Blast
Focus Energy
Focus Punch
Frost Breath
Frustration
Giga Impact
Hail
Hidden Power Rock 6
Hone Claws
Hyper Beam
Ice Beam
Ice Punch
Ice Shard
Icicle Crash
Icicle Spear
Icy Wind
Leech Life
Leer
Pin Missile
Protect
Rain Dance
Rest
Return
Rock Slide
Round
Scratch
Sheer Cold
Signal Beam
Silver Wind
Slash
Sleep Talk
SolarBeam
Spikes
Stone Edge
Substitute
Superpower
Swagger
Swords Dance
Tail Glow
Taunt
Toxic
U-Turn
Venoshock
Water Pulse
X-Scissor


Volcarona [Flare] (F)
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Att)

Type:
Bug/Fire: Bug STAB; More mobility in dense brush or forest conditions. Gain an extra guaranteed attack on multi-hit moves. Fire STAB; immune to burn, emit a low glow in dark places, takes additional damage if active open flames are exposed to a water attack. Superior senses in volcanic or brushfire areas.

Stats:
HP: 100
Atk-: Rank 1
Def+: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 5
SpD: Rank 4
Spe: 100
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 3
Base Rank Total: 22

EC: 6/6
MC: 2
DC: 5/5

Abilities:
Flame Body: (Innate) This Pokemon’s external temperature is kept at such a high level that any contact attack used on this Pokemon has a 30% chance of burning the opponent.
Swarm: (Innate) When this Pokemon’s HP is lower than 33% (flat), the Base Attack Power of any Bug-typed attack is increased by 2. (eg Silver Wind goes from 6 to 8, X-Scissor from 8 to 10)
[DreamWorld]
Levitate: (Trait) This Pokemon naturally floats above the earth when released or easily takes flight, evading the Ground moves Bulldoze, Earthquake, Fissure, and Magnitude. Earth Power will have three (3) less Base Attack Power. Dig and Dive can strike a Levitating Pokemon if their user is over Size Class 4, has Levitate, is 3.5m or larger, or is a Flying-type. Otherwise Dig and Dive will miss. Ground moves can still hit. Levitate Pokemon will retain the Levitate trait when they use Skill Swap on an enemy, and will steal the opponent's ability (the user can specify if they want a foe or ally to gain Levitate from a Skill Swap.) If a Pokemon with Levitate uses Role Play, they will copy the opponent's abilities and retain Levitate.

Attacks: 60
Acrobatics
Aerial Ace
Amnesia
Bug Bite
Bug Buzz
Calm Mind
Double Edge
Double Team
Ember
Endure
Facade
Fiery Dance
Fire Blast
Fire Spin
Flame Charge
Flame Wheel
Flamethrower
Flare Blitz
Fly
Foresight
Frustration
Giga Drain
Gust
Heat Wave
Hidden Power Water (7)
Hurricane
Hyper Beam
Incinerate
Leech Life
Light Screen
Magnet Rise
Morning Sun
Overheat
Protect
Psychic
Quiver Dance
Rage Powder
Rest
Roost
Round
Safeguard
Signal Beam
Silver Wind
Sleep Talk
Snore
SolarBeam
String Shot
Struggle Bug
Substitute
Sunny Day
Swagger
Tailwind
Take Down
Thrash
Toxic
U-Turn
Whirlwind
Wild Charge
Will-o-Wisp


"And in the blue corner today, or the end nearest the entrance in this case, we have Texas Cloverleaf. Texas is a trainer who is quite affluent in both the battling and the political sides of ASB, being both the Dragon Gym Leader and the Policy Leader. He only has a little less political power in ASB than Deck does, and that's saying a lot. Today he's brought with him a pretty balanced team, not even any dragons today. On his side, watch out for Titan the Pyroak, a behemoth with not only more hp than normal, but the ability to go toe to toe with even Armaldo, the leader's usual answer to fire types."

Team Texas:

Emboar, HulaCloverPig, Male
Nature: Quiet (+1 SpAtk, -15% Spe, -10% Evasion)
Type: Fire / Fighting
Abilities: Blaze / Reckless

Stats:
HP: 110
Atk: Rank 5
Def: Rank 3
SpA: Rank 5 (+)
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 56 (-)
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 5
Base Rank Total: 22

EC: 9/9
MC: 0
AC: 5/5

Physical (21):
Arm Thrust
Assurance
Blast Burn
Body Slam
Bulldoze
Earthquake
Endeavor
Flame Charge
Flare Blitz
Giga Impact
Hammer Arm
Head Smash
Heat Crash
Low Kick
Rock Slide
Rollout
Stone Edge
Superpower
Tackle
Take Down
Wild Charge

Special (10):
Ember
Fire Blast
Flamethrower
Focus Blast
Grass Knot
Heat Wave
Hidden Power Ice (6)
Scald
Smog
Solarbeam

Other (17):
Curse
Defense Curl
Double Team
Helping Hand
Odor Sleuth
Protect
Rest
Roar
Sleep Talk
Substitute
Sunny Day
Tail Whip
Taunt
Toxic
Will-O-Wisp
Work Up
Yawn
Total Moves: 48/79

Egg: Heavy Slam, Magnitude, Thrash (9)
Gen V Tutor: Block, Covet, Fire Pledge, Fire Punch, Iron Head, Iron Tail, Snore, Thunderpunch (16)
Gen V TM: Attract, Brick Break, Bulk Up, Echoed Voice, Facade, Fling, Frustration, Gyro Ball, Hyper Beam, Incinerate, Low Sweep, Overheat, Poison Jab, Return, Rock Smash, Rock Tomb, Round, Smack Down, Strength, Swagger (40)
Gen VI TMs: ?



Stratagem
Nature: Modest(+1 S. Attack, -1 Attack)
Type: Rock
Abilities: Levitate / Technician / Mold Breaker (H)

Stats:
HP: 100
Atk: Rank 1 (-)
Def: Rank 3
SpA: Rank 6 (+)
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 130
Size Class: 2
Weight Class: 3
Base Rank Total: 21

EC: 9/9
MC: 3
AC: 5/5

Moves:
Giga Drain
Weather Ball
Tackle
Defense Curl
Rollout
Rock Blast
Disable
Magnet Rise
Acupressure
Mud Shot
Power Gem
Double-Edge
Metal Sound
Paleo Wave
Rock Polish
Ancientpower
Earth Power
Head Smash
Electro Ball

Heat Wave
Mud-Slap
Ominous Wind
Sleep Talk
Snore
Swift
Stealth Rock
Trick
Vacuum Wave

Hone Claws
Calm Mind
Toxic
Hidden Power Flying (6)
Sunny Day
Hyper Beam
Protect
Rain Dance
Shadow Ball
Double Team
Flamethrower
Sandstorm
Fire Blast
Aerial Ace
Rest
Round
Echoed Voice
Energy Ball
False Swipe
Endure
Explosion
Flash
Stone Edge
Volt Switch
Rock Slide
Swagger
Substitute
Flash Cannon
Rock Climb
Total Moves: 57/74

Gen IV Tutor: Headbutt (3)
Gen IV TM: Secret Power, Natural Gift (6)
Gen V TM: Frustration, Smack Down, Earthquake, Return, Rock Tomb, Facade, Acrobatics, Embargo, Giga Impact, Rock Smash, Cut (22)
Gen VI TM: Confide, Dazzling Gleam, Nature Power (6)



Metagross, Rocky
Nature: Quiet (+1 SpAtk, -15% Speed, -10% Evasion)
Type: Steel / Psychic
Abilities: Clear Body / Light Metal (H)

Stats:
HP: 100
Atk: Rank 5
Def: Rank 5
SpA: Rank 4 (+)
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 61 (-)
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 9 (550 kg)
Base Rank Total: 22

EC: 9/9
MC: 0
AC: 5/5

Magnet Rise
Take Down
Metal Claw
Confusion
Scary Face
Hammer Arm
Hyper Beam

Zen Headbutt
Iron Defense
Iron Head
Thunderpunch

Meteor Mash
Bullet Punch
Pursuit
Agility
Earthquake
Stealth Rock
Hone Claws
Ice Punch
Protect
Reflect
Rock Smash
Psychic
Endure
Explosion
Rock Slide
Selfdestruct
Grass Knot
Shadow Ball
Block
Sleep Talk
Rest
Hidden Power Grass (6)
Aerial Ace
Giga Impact
Gyro Ball
Bulldoze
Flash Cannon
Double Team
Light Screen
Substitute
Icy Wind
Gravity
Trick
Toxic
Rock Polish
Iron Head
Total Moves: 47



Pyroak, Titan, (M)
Nature: Brave (plus Attack, minus Speed, -10% Evasion)
Type: Fire/Grass
Abilities: Rock Head / Battle Armor / Chlorophyll (H)

Stats:
HP: 120
Atk: Rank 4 (+)
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 3
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 52 (-)
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 5
Base Rank Total: 20

EC: 9/9
MC: 0
AC: 5/5

Attacks:
Wood Hammer
Flare Blitz
Bullet Seed
Sweet Scent
Absorb
Growth
Ember
Leech Seed
Flame Wheel
Giga Drain
Fire Spin
Iron Defense
Synthesis
Lava Plume
Zap Cannon

Aromatherapy
Counter
Blaze Kick
Seed Bomb
Earth Power
Stealth Rock
Sleep Talk
Low Kick

Light Screen
Rock Slide
Swords Dance
Hidden Power Ice (6)
Substitute
Toxic
Sunny Day
Double Team
Rest
Earthquake
Solarbeam
Endure
Protect
Dragon Tail
Will-O-Wisp
Grass Knot
Total Moves: 38


"Well, whatever the case, this promises to be a pretty great match. May the best leader win!"


"You sure you plan to ref on time this time? You've been pretty bad at it so far."


"Shut up. Let's just flip the coin."

RNG Roll for going first: [1=Rediamond, 2=Texas]=2=Texas

Turn order:
Texas Sends out Pokemon and chooses item
Rediamond sends out Pokemon, chooses item, and orders
Texas orders
I ref
 
I forgot to specify so I'll go with 2 Subs.


"Welcome back to the Bug Gym. You'll find that not much has changed for me in the new generation. What about you?"

Armaldo Rocky Helmet

Stealth Rock~Rock Slide~Rock Blast
IF Counter, use Sandstorm and push actions back
IF Stealth Rock, use Rapid Spin and push actions back
 
Leader Rediamond:

Diego Armaldo (Armaldo)
HP: 100
Energy: 100
Atk: Rank 5
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 2 (-)
SpD: Rank 4 (+)
Spe: 45
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: Rocky Helmet
Other: None

Challenger Texas:

Titan (Pyroak)
HP: 120
Energy: 100
Atk: Rank 4 (+)
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 3
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 52 (-)
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 5
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: Enigma Berry (2 Uses)
Other: None

Round 1: The Calm Before the Storm

In a flash of light, two Pokemon appear before the trainers! It looks like we have Titan the Pyroak on Texas's side and Diego Armaldo from Rediamond's side. Despite my earlier predictions, Armaldo's type advantage will be key to helping stop this Pyroak. After each trainer gives introductions and commands to their Pokemon, including the Volcarona floating above us, the battle begins!

The first actions start with a bit of a set up by both players for future rounds. Titan is up first, and decides to spend his time building up some energy to launch something. Titan opens up one of his arm cannons, and instead of the inferno everyone was expecting, ghostly flames come out instead. This Will-o-Wisp attack burns Diego Armaldo, helping to make the type advantage a little less important. Diego Armaldo starts by picking up some debris in the ruin, then imbues them with some kind of strange energy. He throws them at Titan, but instead of landing on Titan, they float all around him. Looks like Rediamond has set up the dreaded Stealth Rocks on his opponents team, making switching a tricky proposition for the challenger. However, soon after Armaldo grimaces in pain, looks like that burn is going to take it's toll pretty soon. The Volcarona above gives a slight glare at Diego Armaldo, but simply shrugs because of his bug typing.

Once both sides have set up, they immediately go on the offensive! Titan decides to wreath himself in flames, then hammer Diego Armaldo with both of his arms. Despite Diego Armaldo being one of Rediamond's few answers to fire, the Flare Blitz does quite a bit of damage. However, Diego Armaldo had a trick up it's sleeve, and it's Rocky Helmet does a little bit of damage to Titan, despite the latter's Rock Head. While Titan was busy attacking, Diego Armaldo was busy using powers to levitate some rocks, which he then throws onto Titan. Despite the Rock Slide being super effective, Titan's Enigma Berry and Diego's burn ensured that Titan took pitiful damage. It would seem that the type advantage has been turned on it's head!

Titan, not satisfied with just attacking once, now glows with a natural kind of energy, and slams Diego Armaldo with both arms again! Diego just gets steamed, and starts launching rubble at Titan, but he only gets enough ammo for about three hits, so it does rather low damage as well.

Well, after the first round, it's become clear that Rediamond's in a tough spot. With lots of smart play from Texas, Titan took only a little damage while Diego Armaldo got smashed for about half of his health. Despite the large lead, it's still anyone's game, and with that Enigma Berry gone and Texas going first, Rediamond might be able to come back from this round.

Pre Match:
Turn Order:
Pyroak
Armaldo

Dice:
d16 for Crits
d6 for Multi Hit moves
d2 for Speed Ties
d100 for Most other things

Action One:
Pyroak used Will-o-Wisp
To Hit: [15>= Miss]=32=Hit
Armaldo was Burned!
[-6 Energy P]

Armaldo used Stealth Rock
Rocks were spread over Texas's side
[-11 Energy A]

[-2 HP A]

Action Two:
Pyroak used Flare Blitz
To Burn: Already Burned
To Crit: Battle Armor
Damage: [10+5+3]=18
Armaldo's Rocky Helmet: [18*.25]^=5
[18 Damage A] [5 Damage P] [-9.5 Energy P]

Armaldo used Rock Slide
To Hit: Guaranteed
To Crit: Battle Armor
Damage: [8-3+3+1.5]*1.5-10=4.25
[4.25 Damage P] [-5 Energy A]
Pyroak ate his Enigma Berry (1 Use Left)

[-2 HP A]

Action Three:
Pyroak used Wood Hammer
Damage: [10+5+3]=18
Rocky Helmet: [18*.25]^=5
[18 Damage A] [5 Damage P] [-9.5 Energy P]

Armaldo used Rock Blast
To Hit: Guaranteed
# of Hits: [1-2=3 Hits, 2-4=4 Hits, 5-6=5 Hits]=1=3 Hits
Damage: [3*3-3+3+1.5]-1.5-10=5.75
[5.75 Damage P] [-6 Energy A]
Pyroak's Enigma Berry was consumed!

[-2 HP A]

Totals:
Pyroak: 20 Damage, -25 Energy
Armaldo: 42 Damage, -22 Energy


Leader Rediamond:

Diego Armaldo (Armaldo)
HP: 58
Energy: 78
Atk: Rank 5
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 2 (-)
SpD: Rank 4 (+)
Spe: 45
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: Rocky Helmet
Other: Burned (2 DPA, -3 BP Physical Attacks)

Challenger Texas:

Titan (Pyroak)
HP: 100
Energy: 75
Atk: Rank 4 (+)
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 3
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 52 (-)
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 5
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: None
Other: Stealth Rocks

Turn Order:
Texas orders
Rediamond orders
I ref
 
Stealth Rock ~ Flare Blitz ~ Wood Hammer

If Damaging Rock type-move, Counter and push back
If Double Team clones are present on your opponent's side of the field when you act, Lava Plume that action and push back
 

"It could have been worse."
Rest~Sleep Talk (Rock Blast | Rock Slide | Stone Edge | Rapid Spin)~Sleep Talk (Rock Blast | Rock Slide | Stone Edge | Rapid Spin)
IF Rapid Spin is selected action two, use Sleep Talk (Rock Blast | Rock Slide | Stone Edge | Cross Poison) action three
 
Leader Rediamond:

Diego Armaldo (Armaldo)
HP: 58
Energy: 78
Atk: Rank 5
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 2 (-)
SpD: Rank 4 (+)
Spe: 45
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: Rocky Helmet
Other: Burned (2 DPA, -3 BP Physical Attacks)

Challenger Texas:

Titan (Pyroak)
HP: 100
Energy: 75
Atk: Rank 4 (+)
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 3
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 52 (-)
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 5
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: None
Other: Stealth Rocks

Round 2: Insomnia

And Rediamond's downward spiral continues.

The round starts off innocuously enough. Titan takes in some debris into his arm cannons, aims in a specific direction, and launches the rocks, which stay in midair. It would seem that both sides have Stealth Rocks now. Volcarona takes notice of this however, and noticing it's hated enemy SR, launches a devastating Fire Spin at Pyroak. In the meantime, Diego Armaldo needs to get rid of that burn, so he falls asleep. That Rest heals him of his burn and some of his damage.

But that rest isn't going to last for long! Texas simply gives a smirk before ordering Titan to Flare Blitz. It does a massive amount of damage, and due to a very slight change in Rest mechanics, Armaldo wakes up. Diego Armaldo looks around confused at his order to Sleep Talk. After that, Titan rams Diego Armaldo with another Wood Hammer, dealing even more damage, though that Rough Helmet might be Rediamond's saving grace here. All this happens while Armaldo simply panics not knowing what to do.

As Round 2 comes to a close, Rediamond finds himself in a very tight spot, and Texas has enlarged his lead. Can Rediamond hope to fend off a loss here? Will ASB ever ban Pyroak as the broken Pokemon it is? Find out next time! Except for that second question, that was a joke.
Action One:
Pyroak used Stealth Rock
Stealth Rocks were put up around Rediamond's team
[-12 Energy P]

Volcarona became angry and used Fire Spin on Pyroak
To Crit: Battle Armor
To Hit: [5>= Miss]=22=Hit
Damage: [4+3+3]=10
Pyroak was Trapped for 6 Actions!
[10 Damage P]

Armaldo used Rest
It fell asleep and was cured of burn
[-15 Energy A]

[+12 HP A]
[-2 HP P]

Action Two:
Pyroak used Flare Blitz
To Burn: [10>= Yes]=45
[18 Damage A] [5 Damage P] [-9.5 Energy P]
Armaldo was jostled out of his nap
Note: Why do we have this rule again?

Armaldo used Sleep Talk
But it was awake!
[-3 Energy A]

[-2 HP P]

Action Three:
Pyroak used Wood Hammer
[18 Damage A] [5 Damage P] [-9.5 Energy P]

Armaldo used Sleep Talk
But it was awake!
[-3 Energy A]

[-2 HP P]

Totals:
Pyroak: 26 Damage, -31 Energy
Armaldo: 24 Damage, -21 Energy


Leader Rediamond:

Diego Armaldo (Armaldo)
HP: 34
Energy: 57
Atk: Rank 5
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 2 (-)
SpD: Rank 4 (+)
Spe: 45
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: Rocky Helmet
Other: Stealth Rocks

Challenger Texas:

Titan (Pyroak)
HP: 74
Energy: 44
Atk: Rank 4 (+)
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 3
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 52 (-)
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 5
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: None
Other: Stealth Rocks, Fire Spin (3A)

Turn order:
Rediamond orders
Texas orders
I ref
 
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And this is why you read, kids. And also why you ban Pyroaks.


Rapid Spin~Rock Slide~Rock Blast
IF Counter, use Sandstorm and push actions back
IF Stealth Rock, use Rapid Spin and push actions back
 

"Hey Maxim, you're one day late."


"Shut up! Shut up! I'm working on it okay! Oh wait...the camera's running."


Leader Rediamond:

Diego Armaldo (Armaldo)
HP: 34
Energy: 57
Atk: Rank 5
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 2 (-)
SpD: Rank 4 (+)
Spe: 45
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: Rocky Helmet
Other: Stealth Rocks

Challenger Texas:

Titan (Pyroak)
HP: 74
Energy: 44
Atk: Rank 4 (+)
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 3
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 52 (-)
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 5
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: None
Other: Stealth Rocks, Fire Spin (3A)

Round 3: Spinning Around in Circles:

Greetings everyone, welcome back to this heated match. Rediamond has gotten far behind his opponent, can he turn it all around?

This round starts out with Titan sending a flaming strike to Diego Armaldo, taking him dangerously close to fainting. Diego Armaldo pays it no heed however, and starts...spinning? He spins spins and spins some more, pulling in the Stealth Rocks that Titan launched earlier, then ramming Titan. The Stealth Rocks on Rediamond's side have been flung away, and it did some damage to Titan in the process. This may prove to be quite the advantage in the future.

Then Titan finds that he's getting tired, so Texas orders him to take a break to recover some energy. While he is chilling though, Diego Armaldo takes the opportunity to launch a Rock Slide on him, dealing much more damage than the previous one, thanks to that pesky berry and burn being gone.

Titan decides that he's had enough at this point though, so he glows with a natural energy, then hammers Diego Armaldo into submission! It seems like that Wood Hammer was too much for Diego, so he fainted!

So now it seems like this match is 4-3 in the challenger's favor! Can Texas keep his commanding lead going, or will Rediamond find a way to pull through. Regardless, Rediamond has an uphill climb for this battle! Stay tuned to find out how things turn out.

Action One:
Pyroak used Flare Blitz
To Burn: [10>= Yes]=73=No
[18 Damage A] [5 Damage P] [-9.5 Energy P]

Armaldo used Rapid Spin
The Stealth Rocks were blown away
Damage: [4+1.5]=5.5
[5.5 Damage P] [-6 Energy A]

[-2 HP P]

Action Two:
Pyroak used Chill
+12 Energy P

Armaldo used Rock Slide
Damage: [8+3+1.5]*1.5=18.75
[18.75 Damage P] [-5 Energy A]

[-2 HP P]

Action Three:
Pyroak used Wood Hammer
[18 Damage A] [5 Damage P] [-9.5 Energy P]
Armaldo fainted!

[-2 HP P]

Totals:
Pyroak: 30 Damage, -7 Energy
Armaldo: 36 Damage, -11 Energy, FAINT

Texas: 19 Chills, 8 Recoveries
Rediamond: 20 Chills, 7 Recoveries


Leader Rediamond:

Diego Armaldo (Armaldo)
HP: KO
Energy: 46
Atk: Rank 5
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 2 (-)
SpD: Rank 4 (+)
Spe: 45
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: Rocky Helmet
Other: None

Challenger Texas:

Titan (Pyroak)
HP: 44
Energy: 37
Atk: Rank 4 (+)
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 3
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 52 (-)
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 5
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: None
Other: Stealth Rocks

Turn Order:
Rediamond sends out next Pokemon with item
Texas orders
Rediamond orders
I ref
 
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Stealth Rock ~ Dragon Tail ~ Stone Edge

If Damaging Evasive OR Protective/Evasive action a2 or a3, Chill on the first instance, Synthesis the second, and push back each time

2 subs there
 
(Just so you guys know, Pyroak has 6 less hp than he did due to Fire Spin that I forgot about.)

Leader Rediamond:

Flare (Volcarona)
HP: 100
EN: 100
Atk-: Rank 1
Def+: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 5
SpD: Rank 4
Spe: 100
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 3
Base Rank Total: 22
Item: Charcoal
Other: None

Challenger Texas:

Titan (Pyroak)
HP: 44
Energy: 37
Atk: Rank 4 (+)
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 3
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 52 (-)
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 5
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: None
Other: Stealth Rocks

Round 4: The Sun Descends

Welcome back everybody! Last round we witnessed Diego Armaldo falling to Titan and giving Texas a substantial lead. Can Rediamond even hope to turn this around?

Well, Rediamond certainly hopes to try! With a signal of his hand, the Volcarona overlooking the battlefield swoops down and goes to Rediamond's side of the field. It looks like he's summoned Flare the Volcarona to counter Pyroak. Before anyone can even think to react, Flare molts some skin and uses it and some rubble to build a rather flimsy Substitute! Still, it should be able to withstand at least one hit. Titan, smirking that Rediamond's most reliable Rapid Spinner has gone down, launches some more rocks to use as Stealth Rocks. He doesn't smirk for long though, as Flare immediately decides to smite the Pyroak for those Rocks again and sends a Fire Spin at him for no energy! That's one strong Volcarona, but despite her best efforts, I don't think those rocks will be going away anytime soon.

Titan, looking to make the most out of his Stealth Rocks, glows with a blue energy this time and slams Flare with his tail...or at least he would have if that Substitute wasn't in the way. The Substitute is flung around the room, but Flare simply picks it up and places it in front of her, none the worse for wear. Looks like that Dragon Tail isn't going to phase anyone this round! Flare, happy with the results, starts glowing green and dancing. It's a beautiful dance, but Titan isn't fooled, that Quiver Dance is going to help Rediamond's offense immensely.

Flare immediately takes the initiative and whips up some fierce winds for a few seconds. Then she suddenly throws that wind in a concentrated blast against Titan! That Hurricane really hurt Titan, as he's barely left standing, but he still has enough energy to launch one more attack against Flare. He grabs a large rock, stuffs in his cannon, then smacks Flare with it...or at least he would have if Stone Miss didn't live up to it's name and miss. The worst part is that substitute is still standing, and Flare is grinning from ear to ear because of it.

I can't believe it folks. I think in just one round Rediamond went from utterly screwed to having a good shot at winning this! Texas is going to have a rough time doing any damage before Titan drops, and regardless of what happens Titan is going down this next round. It's not a complete loss though, Texas now has Stealth Rocks up on Rediamond's side of the field, which is going to do some massive damage to the leader's bugs throughout the match. What will happen after such a round? Stay tuned to find out!

Action One:
Volcarona used Substitute
A 15 HP Substitute was created!
[-15 HP V] [+15 HP VSub] [-12 Energy V]

Pyroak used Stealth Rock
Stealth Rocks were placed on Rediamond's side of the field
[-12 Energy P]

Volcarona became angry and used Fire Spin on Pyroak
To Hit: [5>= Yes]=81=Yes
Pyroak was trapped for 6 Actions!
[10 Damage P]

[-2 HP P]

Action Two:
Volcarona used Quiver Dance
+1 Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed
[-8 Energy V]

Pyroak used Dragon Tail
To Hit: [10>= Miss]=51=Hit
To Crit: [1=Yes]=6=No
Damage: [6]=6
The Substitute blocked the phasing effect!
[6 Damage VSub] [-5 Energy P]

[-2 HP P]

Action Three:
Volcarona used Hurricane
To Hit: [30>= Miss]=80=Hit
To Confuse: [30>= Yes]=47=No
Damage: [11+3]*1.5+2=23
[23 Damage P] [-8 Energy V]

Pyroak used Stone Edge
To Crit: [2>= Yes]=3=No
To Hit: [20>= Miss]=13=Stone Miss
The Attack missed
[-7 Energy P]

[-2 HP P]

Totals:
Volcarona: 15 Damage, -28 Energy, 9 HP Sub
Pyroak: 39 Damage, -24 Energy


Leader Rediamond:

Flare (Volcarona)
HP: 85 (9 HP Sub)
EN: 72
Atk-: Rank 1
Def+: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 5
SpD: Rank 4
Spe: 100
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 3
Base Rank Total: 22
Item: Charcoal
Other: +1 SpA, SpD, Speed (3A), Stealth Rocks

Challenger Texas:

Titan (Pyroak)
HP: 5
Energy: 37
Atk: Rank 4 (+)
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 3
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 52 (-)
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 5
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: None
Other: Stealth Rocks, Fire Spin (3A)

Turn order:
Rediamond orders
Texas orders
I ref
 
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It's been a long, exhausting week. I'm sorry.

Fiery Dance~Fiery Dance~Fiery Dance
IF Protect, use Quiver Dance and push actions back
 
11:05 Texas what combos with endure i wonder
11:05 Rediamond Protect?
11:05 Rediamond Calm Mind?
11:05 Rediamond Focus Energy?

Works for me (note the ruling that Protect extends to both the action and the cool down in a combo)

Endure+Protect ~ cool down (Flare Blitz) ~ Flare Blitz
 
(Crap I can't believe I forgot about this. Really sorry about that.)

Leader Rediamond:

Flare (Volcarona)
HP: 85 (9 HP Sub)
EN: 72
Atk-: Rank 1
Def+: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 5
SpD: Rank 4
Spe: 100
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 3
Base Rank Total: 22
Item: Charcoal
Other: +1 SpA, SpD, Speed (3A), Stealth Rock

Challenger Texas:

Titan (Pyroak)
HP: 5
Energy: 37
Atk: Rank 4 (+)
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 3
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 52 (-)
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 5
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: None
Other: Stealth Rocks, Fire Spin (3A)

Round 5: Combo Fun

Welcome back folks! Last Round the Leader pulled off an impressive recovery! Can he keep it up?

Well, Titan's certainly defiant to the last, as he puts up a yellow shield this time! It seems he's combined Protect and Endure into an Enduring Shield! Unfortunately for Texas, Rediamond planned for this...sort of. Flare noticed that the shield had properties of the Protect move, which Rediamond told him to dance for. Thus, nothing much happened as Flare danced and Titan protected himself.

Unfortunately for Flare, Titan's Shield didn't go down. Confused Flare simply wreaths himself in flames and fires them at the shield, but to no avail. Titan meanwhile is trying to cool down from that one.

Just a few moments later, the shield goes down, and Flare goes in for the kill by wreathing itself in dancing flames, and shooting those flames at Titan. While this Fiery Dance did some impressive damage, Titan's Endure didn't quite wear off, and it barely holds on! With every last ounce of energy, it fires up it's arm for one last Flare Blitz, taking down that Substitute! However, that Fire Spin finally catches up with it, and it goes down. Looks like Titan is out of the match!

Flare has undoubtedly proved it's worth in this match by taking down Titan and evening the score, but can it take on Texas's next Pokemon? Stay tuned to find out!

Action One:
Pyroak used Enduring Shield
It protected itself from attacks!
It started enduring hits!

Volcarona used Quiver Dance
+1 SpA, SpD, Speed
[-8 Energy V]

Pyroak's shield weakened!
Energy: [7+15]*1.5=33
[-33 Energy P]

[-2 HP P]

Action Two:
Pyroak had to cooldown, but is still protected from attacks!

Volcarona used Fiery Dance
To Crit: [1=Yes]=1=Yes
To Boost Stat: [50>= Yes]=100=Really game?
Damage: [8+3+3+3]+4+4=17
Pyroak was protected!
[-5 Energy V]

Pyroak's shield dissipated!
Energy: [7+17/2.5]=13.8
[-3 Energy P]

[-2 HP P]

Action Three:Volcarona used Fiery Dance
To Crit: Irrelevant
To Boost Stats: [50>= Yes]=40=Yes
Pyroak endured the hit!
[-9 Energy V]

Pyroak used Flare Blitz
To Crit: [1=Yes]=13=No
Damage: [10+5+3]=18
The Substitute took the hit
[9 Damage VSub] [-0 Energy P]
The Substitute broke!

[-2 HP P]
Pyroak fainted!

Totals:
Pyroak: 5 Damage, -36 Energy, FAINT
Volcarona: -22 Energy


Leader Rediamond:

Flare (Volcarona)
HP: 85
EN: 50
Atk-: Rank 1
Def+: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 5
SpD: Rank 4
Spe: 100 [175]
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 3
Base Rank Total: 22
Item: Charcoal
Other: +1 SpD, +1 Speed, +2 Special Attack [Decays 1R, 2R], Stealth Rocks

Challenger Texas:

Titan (Pyroak)
HP: KO
Energy: 1
Atk: Rank 4 (+)
Def: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 3
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 52 (-)
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 5
Base Rank Total: 20
Item: None
Other: Stealth Rocks, Fire Spin (1A)

Let me know if I got anything wrong, I'm not too sure about a few of the interactions between moves here.

Turn order:
Texas Cloverleaf sends out next Pokemon and orders
Rediamond orders
I ref
 
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He's still under Protect A2. I Fiery Dance. He survives. I attack. He survives. He attacks. He dies.

I think that's how this goes down.
 
operating under the assumption that my combo worked and the sub is faded:

Stratagem @ Expert Belt

Ancientpower ~ Paleo Wave ~ Ancientpower

If Damaging Evasive and you are slower And you do not have a substitute, Substitute (15) and push back
If Protective/Evasive move, Substitute (15) on the first instance and Chill any others
 
Fixed! I did allow Tex to change actions though from Wood Hammer to Flare Blitz though, since technically it wasn't reffed. I hope you all are okay with this.
 
Light Screen~Giga Drain~SolarBeam

I'm going to assume that having two Pokemon on the field who's Dex entries talk about having light sufficient to replace the sun is enough to use SolarBeam.
 
Leader Rediamond:

Flare (Volcarona)
HP: 85
EN: 50
Atk-: Rank 1
Def+: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 5
SpD: Rank 4
Spe: 100 [175]
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 3
Base Rank Total: 22
Item: Charcoal
Other: +1 SpD, +1 Speed, +2 Special Attack [Decays 1R, 2R], Stealth Rock

Challenger Texas:

Stratagem
HP: 88
EN: 100
Atk: Rank 1 (-)
Def: Rank 3
SpA: Rank 6 (+)
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 130
Size Class: 2
Weight Class: 3
Base Rank Total: 21
Item: Expert Belt
Other: None

Round 6: We Will Rock You!

Welcome back everybody! Last round we saw Titan, one of Texas's leading Pokemon for this match, bite the dust. However, Texas smirks as he sends out Stratagem (who doesn't have a nickname). Clearly he's going for the type advantage here. Can Flare even hope to survive the coming onslaught?

Well, Flare definitely isn't stupid about this, so he uses his newfound speed to set up a Light Screen! That will really help to take the blows for this round. Stratagem then uses psychic powers to lift some of the rubble up and slam it into Flare! Unfortunately for Rediamond, this move doesn't trigger Flare's anger, so it seems Stratagem can spam his special rock moves all he likes!

Flare, knowing that the end is near, but wanting to prevent it, starts draining some of Stratagem's health! It glows green for a second then blasts Stratagem with a Giga Drain attack. Stratagem simply keeps up the offensive by launching a blast of prehistoric power (whatever that means). It seems that Paleo Wave stung, but Flare is still kicking!

Flare, in one last attempt to do damage, starts using the solar energy provided by the Pokemon in the room to charge an attack. In a bid to stop this from happening, Stratagem launches another Ancientpower at Flare, only for Flare to counter with a large blast of solar energy. Stratagem is clearly hurting from that Solarbeam!

As this round winds to a close, Texas has regained the lead, though not as much as I think he'd like. Can Rediamond pull his team together in time? Stay tuned to find out!

Pre-Round:
Stratagem is hurt by the Stealth Rocks!
[12 Damage S]

Action One:
Volcarona used Light Screen
It put up a protective barrier for 6 actions!
[-10 Energy V]

Stratagem used Ancient Power
To Crit: [1=Yes]=3=No
To Raise Stats: [10>= Yes]=51=No
Damage: [9/2+3+3+2]*2.25-2=26.125
[26.125 Damage V] [-3 Energy S]

Action Two:
Volcarona used Giga Drain
To Crit: [1=Yes]=12=No
Damage: [8+3]*1.5+4=20.5
Drain: 20.5/2=10.25
[20.5 Damage S] [+10.25 HP V] [-12 Energy V]

Stratagem used Paleo Wave
To Crit: [1=Yes]=8=No
To Drop Stat: [20>= Yes]=29=No
Damage: [9/2+3+3+2]*2.25-2=26.125
[26.125 Damage V] [-6 Energy S]

Action Three:
Volcarona stored sunlight!

Stratagem used Ancientpower
To Crit: [1=Yes]=16=No
To Raise Stats: [10>= Yes]=25=No
[26.125 Damage V] [-3 Energy S]

Volcarona used Solarbeam
To Crit: [1=yes]=10=No
Damage: [12+3]*1.5+4=26.5
[26.5 Damage S] [-8 Energy V]

Totals:
Volcarona: 68 Damage, -30 Energy
Stratagem: 47 Damage, -12 Energy


Leader Rediamond:

Flare (Volcarona)
HP: 17
EN: 20
Atk-: Rank 1
Def+: Rank 4
SpA: Rank 5
SpD: Rank 4
Spe: 100
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 3
Base Rank Total: 22
Item: Charcoal
Other: +1 Special Attack (1R), Light Screen (3A), Stealth Rock

Challenger Texas:

Stratagem
HP: 41
EN: 88
Atk: Rank 1 (-)
Def: Rank 3
SpA: Rank 6 (+)
SpD: Rank 3
Spe: 130
Size Class: 2
Weight Class: 3
Base Rank Total: 21
Item: Expert Belt
Other: Stealth Rock

Turn order:
Rediamond orders
Texas orders
I ref
 
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Endure~Giga Drain~Giga Drain
IF Double Team clones are up when you would move, use Heat Wave and push actions back
IF Giga Drain is disabled when you would use it, use Energy Ball
 

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