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So, this one was an unrated random battle, one of those fun formats that normally produce the most meaningless battles that count for absolutely nothing, but this battle had a collection of what I consider incredibly close saves that let me come back from a 2-5 deficit (facing several powerful sweepers and support mons) despite some early misplays on my part. It's a bit long, and there aren't many really punchy turns that take one's breath away, but I'm proud of it none-the-less.

Turn 1: Anticipating the Jump Kick, I switch to Golurk. He goes into Primal Groundon, one of my least favorite mons to face.

Turn 2: Fortunately, I've got Earthquake that can hit him, but I need to speed up first. I see the Swords Dance and guess that he's got Double Dance. I don't have any mons on my team that can counter Primal Groundon once it's at +2/+2, so I stick with Golurk and get a +2 speed.

Turn 3: I've got a speed leg up, so I go for Earthquake, barely not knocking him out. He gets his own +2 speed, and my team is totally bereft of priority. This is a problem.

Turn 4-13: I try to use Archeop's resistance to Fire Punch to get him with a Head Smash, but I miss. Hindsight: I should have used Tailwind to let another Mon take him out. Got greedy. Not really sure why I sent out Galvantula. I should have switched to Steelix, forgone the Mega evolution to use Sturdy to take a hit and then counter. So, I basically threw away two mons for nothing. Slobro kills the Steelix, and I get a toxic off, but now I've got two Mons, neither of which is well-suited for killing an entire team, half of which is still hidden. I do scout out Talonflame, who incidentally could OHKO both my remaining Mons. Nice.

Turn 14-22: I use SubSeed stalling to take out Slowbro, but don't have a sun up to help me defend against Talonflame and set up another SubSeed stall. However, my opponent decides to use Roost, probably anticipating a switch. I know my last Mon is just as bad against Talonflame, so I go for a Sleep Seed, and (mercifully) get it. Then it's stalling until my opponent decides to switch out instead of wasting more time, even though he could probably outlast my stall.

Turn 23-35: I somehow stall out both Raichu and Wheezing. It's even, but he still has a nice leg up. However, his Talonflame is still asleep.

Turn 36: I need to get my speed up to beat his Dodrio and Talonflame, so I Shift Gears, and the sleep holds for one more team. Taking out the Talonflame basically seals the game for me.

Anyway, not a perfect game on either of our parts, but I did manage my best comeback to date. I'm proud of what I managed, and that we both had the patience to wait out stalls. In Unrated RandBats, it's easy to forfeit when frustrated by a stalling opponent. He was also a good sport about the whole thing, suffering my stall in stoic silence. Good job, Guest 4049621.

Turn 1-2, I spook out Incineroar
Turn 5, Empoleon negates my Clangorous Soulblaze
Turn 12-13, Used Glare on Incineroar and then Stealth Rocks (This saves me later)
Turn 19-21, Used Perish Song on M-Latios and Latios continues to sweep my Gengar and Kommo-o, making it 1V3
Turn 22-23, My Swellow gets a crit on M-Latios, Rocks take out the Incineroar and then Swellow takes out the opponent's Kommo-o with Brave Bird, fainting and leaving w/ 5 HP but winning.
Replay off an off community team tour v current MPL player Twilight Solace where my team got haxed into a tie breaker for finals


  • 1- turns 33-3 gyarados flinches past skarm as a check
  • 2- 50-55 gyara flinches past zapdos as a check + crit on opposing gyarados that DID matter + small rage in chat
  • 3- 67-74 scarf kiss flinching its way past spd kiss + burning articuno which also mattered
4- you can showcase the keyboard smashing going on thru the hax when i was so heated i couldn't even type
  2. every turn is mindblowing
  3. I basically corner my opponent with very gimmicky strategy involving togekiss having 100% crit chance using extremespeed to hit into ally scarf anger point krookodile, later I switch to my EQ immune air baloon lele to to prevent fake out on krookodile! If only opponent wouldnt win with "smeargle strats"... (rock slide having only 75% BP thanks to spread damage thanks to moody avoids resulted in rayquaza surviving with sliver of health)
  4. ☆HamstermaniaCZ: time to bring big guns > *proceeds to spam rock slide for revenge hax*
Here's a replay in monothreat, one of monotype's most appreciated other metagame, where I (as Tefeiri) surprise my opponent with a team built around echoed voice. This happened in the finals of a normal monothreat tournament counting for the forums tour type expert.
  2. Turns 5-9 and 12-16 is when the echoed voice sweep happens.
  3. Echoed voice stacks and the opponent struggles dealing with it, eventually being swept by it.
  4. This extract from the chat pretty much sums up the strategy working : %Ticken: it has started
In more details, the metagame being only made of normal types means there are no rock, steel or ghost types, giving free echoed voice spam. The worse matchups are Chansey and Fake Out Mega-Lopunny but I heard my opponent saying Chansey was bad in the metagame and Fake Out is only used about 30% of the time on Lopunny so it was totally worth taking the risk !
One of the most prestigious high ladder 1v1 battles of all times, if I say so myself.
jk its the only battle i won so let me make myself feel good :)

Here is an import of the team.
Greninja @ Waterium Z
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 156 Def / 192 SpA / 160 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Cannon
- Substitute
- Work Up
- Haze

Tapu Lele @ Psychium Z
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 148 HP / 192 Def / 28 SpA / 132 SpD / 8 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Skill Swap
- Hidden Power [Ground]
- Psyshock
- Moonblast

Serperior @ Psychium Z
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Synthesis
- Leaf Storm
The gren set takes less than 25 percent from a charx flame charge, thus able to sub until torrent range and OHKO with hydro vortex.

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