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The Battle Tree

The Battle Tree is a PvE game mode that features Pokemon battles, critical-thinking puzzles, and light roleplay. It is suitable for players of all skill levels but requires Pokemon of Stage 3* or higher. Entry cost is 10 JC.

Challenge Details:
  • The challenge consists of three individual battles. Each battle will be fought against a randomly-generated team. Winning all three battles counts as beating the Tree challenge.
  • The challenge ends if the challenger loses a battle.
  • All ties are treated as a loss for the challenger.
  • Each battle is preceded by a Roleplay Segment. In the Roleplay Segment, the ref will present an obstacle to the challenger. The challenger then decides how their team members will respond to the obstacle. The challenger's choices can potentially alter the direction the story takes.
Battle Rules:
  • 2v2 Singles
  • Switch = OK
  • Abilities: One
  • 48 hr DQ (72 hr for Ref)
  • 2 Recoveries / 5 Chills
  • 3 Substitutions
Battle Details:
  • The ref always sends out first.
  • Arena is default arena.
  • Illusion has no effect.
  • When challenging Tiers 1-2:
    • Items off
    • Power Construct has no effect.
  • When challenging Tier 3:
    • Items on
    • Mega Evolution: 1 per Mon
    • Z-Moves: 1 per Mon
    • Ref equips on sendout from the following list of items:
      • Barometer (only on mons with applicable Abilities)
      • Expert Belt
      • Flame Orb (only on mons with Guts)
      • Leftovers
      • Life Orb (only on mons with Abilities that negate Life Orb recoil)
      • Muscle Band
      • RageCandyBar
      • Wise Glasses
    • If the Profile lists data for a Mega Form, the ref must equip a Mega Stone and must immediately Mega Evolve on sendout.
    • If the Profile lists data for a specific item-based or attachment-based form, the ref must equip the appropriate transformative item or attachment, even if it is not on the list of possible ref items.
Battle Rewards:

Winning battles earns cumulative rewards:
Battle NumberVictory Reward
14 TC, 4 RC
2Challenger's Pokemon may advance to Stage 4*.
3Challenger's Pokemon may advance to Stage 5*.

Losing battles does not provide any rewards.
A Pokemon may not simultaneously evolve and advance its Stage.

Roleplay Rules:
  • Always show respect to other players!
  • Make sure to abide by Smogon's rules of conduct at all times.
  • The challenger’s team is comprised of:
    • The Trainer, which represents the player themselves.
    • The Trainer’s two Pokemon.
  • The challenger’s Pokemon cannot abandon their Trainer, and vice versa.
  • Pokemon can talk.
  • During Roleplay Segments, you are NOT allowed to harm, injure, or kill characters under any circumstances. (Threatening characters is okay.)
Roleplay Segment Details:

Throughout the challenge, the challenger and the ref will improvise a story. This story will be told across several Roleplay Segments (one RP Segment precedes each battle). RP Segments have no effect on battles, but participating will unlock special rewards for the challenger.

Each Roleplay Segment begins with the ref describing some sort of obstacle or complication that the challenger must overcome. The challenger's job is to use their Pokemon to Respond to the obstacle. The rules are as follows:
  • Within each Roleplay Segment, one or both Pokemon can Respond. If both Pokemon Respond, the rewards are greater.
  • A Pokemon may Respond in one (1) of the following two ways: Solve, or Impede.
    • Either way, the rewards are the same. Choose whichever suits you.
  • To Solve, a Pokemon must help overcome the obstacle.
  • To Impede, a Pokemon must sabotage the team's efforts to overcome the obstacle.
    • Each Pokemon may only Impede one (1) RP Segment per challenge.
    • If a Pokemon is Impeding, one of its contributions MUST be a Detrimental Quality.
  • Regardless of which Response is chosen, a Pokemon may contribute by using any number of the following things:
    • A move it knows.
    • Its Ability.
    • Its Held Item.
    • Its Pokedex entry (from any of the official Pokemon games).
    • Its biology (from Bulbapedia).
    • Its Helpful Qualities.
    • Its Detrimental Qualities.
  • In order to be credited, a Pokemon must contribute at least one (1) thing it has not already contributed previously in the challenge.
  • Pokemon are allowed (encouraged, even!) to work together by combining their contributions.
  • Each Response must have a >0% chance at being effective.
  • During Roleplay Segments, Metronome is banned.
After the challenger posts their Responses, the ref describes the outcome of the challenger's Responses. The ref can either: accept the Responses, reject the Responses, or request that the challenger remedy a flaw in their Responses.

At the end of the Roleplay Segment, if the challenger's Responses are valid, then the challenger is awarded 1 RP Token (RPT) for each Pokemon that contributed with something new. (Max. 2 RPT per RP Segment, 6 RPT per challenge).

Roleplay Tokens:

Roleplay Tokens (RPT), which are earned by participating in Roleplay Segments, can be spent to buy Titles.

RPT only exist within Battle Tree. They cannot be stockpiled. Any RPT you earn must be spent here in your next signup post. If you sign up without also spending the RPT you earned from your previous challenge, that RPT is forfeit.

Grandfather Clause: If the challenger's previous challenge started before the Tree update (it awarded TC instead of RPT), then that challenger may claim RPT equal to the TC they earned from RP Segments.

Titles:

Titles are prizes that can be purchased with RPT. They can be equipped to Pokemon to grant them additional Helpful and Detrimental Traits. Some Titles even alter the rules of RP Segments entirely!

Once you buy a Title, you own it forever and you can use it as many times as you want. Keep track of your owned Titles by listing them in your Trainer Profile.

Each Pokemon may equip a maximum of one (1) Title. If you want to equip the same Title to both of your Pokemon, you must buy it twice.
In addition, only one (1) Pokemon per challenge may equip a Title that comes with a Rule Alteration.

You may only buy Titles associated with the Scenario that you are signing up to challenge. For example, if you earned 4 RPT in your previous challenge and you are now signing up to challenge Mystery Jungle, you must spend the 4 RPT on Mystery Jungle Titles.

You may buy a Title and equip it in the same signup post, if you wish.

Sign-Up Procedures:
  • A player will post in this thread asking to participate in the Battle Tree challenge.
  • A ref will take your challenge if procedures are followed correctly.
  • Claim your rewards in the Prize Claiming Thread as if it were a battle. If your Pokemon are eligible to increase their Stages, it should be done in the same post you claim your counters in.
  • You may re-challenge the Battle Tree as soon as you like.
  • Players who are challenging Battle Tree for the first time take priority over returning challengers.
Beach Day: You and your Pokemon are spending a summer's day at the crowded beach, enjoying the hot sun and cool ocean. However, unbeknownst to all, something sinister seems to be lurking in the water...

Carnival: An annual festival in which humans and Pokemon celebrate their bonds of partnership. Enjoy the food, music, parades, and performances -- and of course, be dragged into many Pokemon battles by overeager Trainers.

Deep Space: The year is 30XX. Mankind has recently developed spaceships that travel at FTL speeds, allowing exploration of the cosmos. However, when the spaceship you are aboard begins to malfunction, you discover just how unprepared humanity is for the perils that lie hidden within the darkness of space...

Feudal Scuffle: While wandering through the feudal Ransei region, you see a plume of smoke rising from a neighboring province. Could it be a natural disaster? A wild Pokemon attack? Or perhaps an invading warlord? Only one way to find out... Travel across the untamed wilderness and resolve the incident!

Grocery Trip: A routine trip to the grocery store 1 mile from your house, in order to purchase a single item. Should be pretty straightforward. What could possibly go wrong?

High-Rise Metropolis: One of the most populous cities in the region. Scenic skyscrapers, speedy subways, and delicious eateries make this a great tourist spot. But you're not here for leisure -- today, you're here to track down a wanted criminal, capture them, and claim the sizable bounty on their head.

Mystery Jungle: A dense rainforest with wet, marshy soil underfoot and several layers of tree foliage overhead. You came to explore after hearing rumors of an ancient temple filled with treasure.

University of Science: A huge and prestigious university dedicated to the advancement of science. You can find all manners of experiments here. The scientists are always busy at work, and all would appreciate a helping hand!

Village of the Boreal Forest: A remote village, nestled deep within a snowy forest. Some say that this village holds the secret to a strange and powerful Pokemon Battling technique. Perhaps there is somebody within the village who could teach you about the mysterious fighting style?
Name:
[B]Challenge Thread (if any):[/B] Challenge Thread

[B]Scenario:[/B] Scenario you are challenging
[B]Title Purchases:[/B] List any Titles that you would like to purchase. The Titles you purchase must be from the above Scenario.

[B]Tier:[/B] Tier you are challenging (1-3. Each species of Pokemon has a minimum Tier it is allowed to challenge. See the link at the top of this post.)

[B]Pokemon #1:[/B] Pokemon's name
[B]Pokemon Ability:[/B] Pokemon's ability
[B]Pokemon Item:[/B] Pokemon’s item/attachment (Tier 3 only)
[B]Pokemon Background:[/B] Any character info that you would like the ref to know. Background has no effect on gameplay. (min. 1 word, max. 1 paragraph)
[B]Pokemon Helpful Quality:[/B] A skill or personality trait that might prove helpful on your adventure. (If it is a skill, it must be something an IRL human could do.)
[B]Pokemon Detrimental Quality:[/B] A personality trait that might be a problem for the team.
[B]Title:[/B] The name of the equipped Title. (Optional)
[B]Title Helpful Quality:[/B] The Helpful Quality conferred by the Title (if applicable).
[B]Title Detrimental Quality:[/B] The Detrimental Quality conferred by the Title (if applicable).
[B]Title Rule Alteration:[/B] The Rule Alteration conferred by the Title (if applicable).
[B]Pokemon Info:[/B] Pokemon's info in Hide tags

[B]Pokemon #2:[/B] Pokemon's name
[B]Pokemon Ability:[/B] Pokemon's ability
[B]Pokemon Item:[/B] Pokemon’s item/attachment (Tier 3 only)
[B]Pokemon Background:[/B] Any character info that you would like the ref to know. Background has no effect on gameplay. (min. 1 word, max. 1 paragraph)
[B]Pokemon Helpful Quality:[/B] A skill or personality trait that might prove helpful on your adventure. (If it is a skill, it must be something an IRL human could do.)
[B]Pokemon Detrimental Quality:[/B] A personality trait that might be a problem for the team.
[B]Title:[/B] The name of the equipped Title. (Optional)
[B]Title Helpful Quality:[/B] The Helpful Quality conferred by the Title (if applicable).
[B]Title Detrimental Quality:[/B] The Detrimental Quality conferred by the Title (if applicable).
[B]Title Rule Alteration:[/B] The Rule Alteration conferred by the Title (if applicable).
[B]Pokemon Info:[/B] Pokemon's info in Hide tags

If you wish to become a Tree ref, please talk to me on Discord or send me a conversation here on Smogon. At minimum, you must have some experience battling and reffing, and you must be comfortable with applying the Damage Formula. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
 
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Challenge Thread (if any): Challenge Thread

Scenario: Feudal Scuffle
Title Purchases: I earned 5 TC in my previous challenge. Via grandfather clause, I'm claiming 5 RPT.
Purchasing Samurai (4 RPC) and Pacifist (1 RPC) Titles.

Tier: 2

Pokemon #1: Lucario
Pokemon Ability: Inner Focus
Pokemon Background: A quiet face belies fierce emotions. This Pokemon was unable to protect his previous Trainer. Because of that, he is determined to become stronger.
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Doesn't back down under any circumstances.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Guilt-ridden.
Title: Samurai
Title Helpful Quality: Wields a steel katana.
Title Detrimental Quality: Bound by a code of chivalry.
Pokemon Info:
:ss/lucario:
Lucario
STAGE:
4*
NATURE: Lonely (+Atk, -Def)
TYPE: Fighting/Steel
ABILITIES: Steadfast, Inner Focus, Justified

STATS
HP: 85
Atk: 9 (+)
Def: 4 (-)
SpA: 8
SpD: 5
Spe: 90
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4

MOVES
Agility
Attract
Aura Sphere
Bite
Blaze Kick
Bone Rush
Brick Break
Bulk Up
Bulldoze
Bullet Punch
Calm Mind
Captivate
Circle Throw
Close Combat
Coaching
Confide
Copycat
Counter
Cross Chop
Crunch
Dark Pulse
Detect
Dig
Double Team
Dragon Pulse
Drain Punch
Dual Chop
Earthquake
Endure
Extreme Speed
Facade
Feint
Final Gambit
Flash Cannon
Fling
Focus Blast
Focus Energy
Focus Punch
Follow Me
Force Palm
Foresight
Frustration
Fury Cutter
Giga Impact
Headbutt
Heal Pulse
Helping Hand
Hidden Power (Ice)
High Jump Kick
Hone Claws
Howl
Hyper Beam
Ice Punch
Iron Defense
Iron Tail
Laser Focus
Life Dew
Low Kick
Low Sweep
Magnet Rise
Me First
Mega Kick
Mega Punch
Metal Claw
Metal Sound
Meteor Mash
Mind Reader
Mud-Slap
Nasty Plot
Natural Gift
Payback
Poison Jab
Power-Up Punch
Protect
Psychic
Quick Attack
Quick Guard
Rain Dance
Rest
Retaliate
Return
Revenge
Reversal
Roar
Rock Climb
Rock Slide
Rock Smash
Rock Tomb
Role Play
Round
Scary Face
Screech
Secret Power
Shadow Ball
Shadow Claw
Sky Uppercut
Sleep Talk
Snore
Steel Beam
Stone Edge
Strength
Substitute
Sunny Day
Swagger
Swift
Swords Dance
Terrain Pulse
Thunder Punch
Toxic
Vacuum Wave
Water Pulse
Work Up
Zen Headbutt

Pokemon #2: Charizard
Pokemon Ability: Solar Power
Pokemon Background: A young and gentle Pokemon who happened to evolve surprisingly early. He's still just a kid.
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Energetic when playing.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Doesn't take anything seriously.
Title: Pacifist
Title Detrimental Quality: Dislikes fighting.
Pokemon Info:
:ss/charizard:
Charizard
STAGE:
3*
NATURE: Serious (no change)
TYPE: Fire/Flying
ABILITIES: Blaze, Solar Power

STATS
HP: 90
Atk: 6
Def: 6
SpA: 8
SpD: 6
Spe: 100
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4

MOVES
Acrobatics
Aerial Ace
Air Cutter
Air Slash
Ancient Power
Attract
Beat Up
Belly Drum
Bide
Bite
Blaze Kick
Body Slam
Breaking Swipe
Brick Break
Brutal Swing
Bulldoze
Captivate
Confide
Counter
Crunch
Curse
Cut
Defense Curl
Defog
Dig
Double Team
Double-Edge
Dragon Breath
Dragon Claw
Dragon Dance
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Rage
Dragon Rush
Dragon Tail
Dynamic Punch
Earthquake
Echoed Voice
Ember
Endure
Facade
False Swipe
Fire Blast
Fire Fang
Fire Punch
Fire Spin
Fissure
Flame Burst
Flame Charge
Flamethrower
Flare Blitz
Fling
Fly
Focus Blast
Focus Punch
Frustration
Fury Cutter
Giga Impact
Growl
Headbutt
Heat Crash
Heat Wave
Helping Hand
Hidden Power (Ice)
Hone Claws
Hurricane
Hyper Beam
Incinerate
Inferno
Iron Tail
Leer
Mega Kick
Mega Punch
Metal Claw
Mimic
Mud-Slap
Mystical Fire
Natural Gift
Outrage
Overheat
Power-Up Punch
Protect
Rage
Reflect
Rest
Return
Roar
Rock Slide
Rock Smash
Rock Tomb
Roost
Round
Sandstorm
Scary Face
Scratch
Secret Power
Seismic Toss
Shadow Claw
Skull Bash
Sky Drop
Slash
Sleep Talk
Smokescreen
Snore
Solar Beam
Steel Wing
Strength
Submission
Substitute
Sunny Day
Swagger
Swift
Swords Dance
Take Down
Thunder Punch
Toxic
Weather Ball
Will-O-Wisp
Wing Attack
Work Up

Queue:
nightblitz42 (T2 Feudal Scuffle, Lucario + Charizard)
 
Name: Maxim
Challenge Thread (if any): Would you believe that I never did a Mk 3 Tree?

Scenario: Grocery Trip (Gotta get more snacks to watch the Mythbusters marathon)
Title Purchases: None

Tier: 2

Pokemon #1: Maya the Kangaskhan
Pokemon Ability: Inner Focus
Pokemon Item: None
Pokemon Background: Maxim met Maya during a trip to the Safari Zone in Kanto. While on an excursion, Maxim met a pack of poachers attempting to get at a herd of Kangaskhan in the area. Naturally, Maxim helped thwart the poachers, and made friends with Maya along the way, eventually taking her with him on his adventures. Maya has taken to city life surprisingly well, helping Maxim with chores around the house. She picked up an odd habit of cleanliness while around him though.
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Maya is very caring, and can help talk down opponents.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Maya is something of a neat freak, sometimes focusing on cleaning up filth in the immediate area despite more pressing concerns.
Pokemon Info:

Kangaskhan [Maya] (F)
Nature: Serious (No Change)
Stage: 3

Profile:
This Pokemon's character is, as yet, unknown.

[Mega Evolutions/Forms go here]

Type:
Normal

Abilities:
Early Bird/Scrappy/Inner Focus

Stats:


HP: 100
Atk: Rank 7
Def: Rank 6
SpA: Rank 3
SpD: Rank 6
Spe: 90
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 4

Attacks:
Aerial Ace
Assurance
Attract
Avalanche
Beat Up
Bide
Bite
Blizzard
Body Slam
Brick Break
Bubble Beam
Bulldoze
Captivate
Chip Away
Circle Throw
Comet Punch
Confide
Counter
Crunch
Crush Claw
Curse
Cut
Dig
Disable
Dizzy Punch
Double Hit
Double Team
Double-Edge
Drain Punch
Dynamic Punch
Earthquake
Endeavor
Endure
Facade
Fake Out
Fire Blast
Fire Punch
Fissure
Flamethrower
Fling
Focus Blast
Focus Energy
Focus Punch
Foresight
Frustration
Fury Cutter
Giga Impact
Growl
Hail
Hammer Arm
Headbutt
Helping Hand
Hidden Power Fairy
Hydro Pump
Hyper Beam
Ice Beam
Ice Punch
Icy Wind
Incinerate
Iron Tail
Last Resort
Leer
Low Kick
Mega Kick
Mega Punch
Mimic
Mud-Slap
Natural Gift
Outrage
Pound
Power-Up Punch
Protect
Rage
Rain Dance
Rest
Retaliate
Return
Reversal
Roar
Rock Climb
Rock Slide
Rock Smash
Rock Tomb
Round
Safeguard
Sandstorm
Secret Power
Seismic Toss
Shadow Ball
Shadow Claw
Shock Wave
Skull Bash
Sleep Talk
Snore
Solar Beam
Stomp
Strength
Submission
Substitute
Sucker Punch
Sunny Day
Surf
Swagger
Tail Whip
Take Down
Thief
Thunder
Thunder Punch
Thunderbolt
Toxic
Trump Card
Uproar
Water Gun
Water Pulse
Whirlpool
Work Up
Zap Cannon


Pokemon #2: Vigil the Sigilyph
Pokemon Ability: Wonder Skin
Pokemon Item: None
Pokemon Background: Maxim met Vigil in the Desert Resort early on in his adventures. Vigil quickly proved his worth to the team, providing heavy support to the team in terms of flight, knowledge, and occasionally firepower. However, while Vigil knows a lot about ancient history, he unfortunately gets it mixed up with various conspiracy theories through the ages. His belief in conspiracy theories has made him very paranoid, and thus very bad at social interaction, though Maxim has been working with him on this.
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Vigil is knowledgeable about ancient ruins and archeology.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Vigil can be a paranoid wreck at times.
Pokemon Info:

Sigilyph [Vigil] (M)
Nature: Serious (No Change)
Stage: 3

Profile:
This Pokemon's character is, as yet, unknown.

Type:
Psychic/Flying

Abilities:
Wonder Skin/Magic Guard/Tinted Lens

Stats:


HP: 85
Atk: Rank 4
Def: Rank 6
SpA: Rank 7
SpD: Rank 6
Spe: 97
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 2

Attacks:
Aerial Ace
Air Cutter
Air Slash
Ancient Power
Attract
Calm Mind
Charge Beam
Confide
Confusion
Cosmic Power
Dark Pulse
Dazzling Gleam
Double Team
Dream Eater
Endure
Energy Ball
Facade
Flash
Flash Cannon
Fly
Frustration
Future Sight
Giga Impact
Gravity
Gust
Heat Wave
Hidden Power Fire
Hyper Beam
Hypnosis
Ice Beam
Icy Wind
Imprison
Light Screen
Magic Room
Miracle Eye
Mirror Move
Pluck
Power Swap
Protect
Psybeam
Psych Up
Psychic
Psycho Cut
Psycho Shift
Psyshock
Psywave
Rain Dance
Reflect
Rest
Return
Roost
Round
Safeguard
Secret Power
Shadow Ball
Skill Swap
Sky Attack
Sleep Talk
Smack Down
Snore
Solar Beam
Speed Swap
Steel Wing
Stored Power
Substitute
Swagger
Swift
Synchronoise
Tailwind
Telekinesis
Thief
Thunder Wave
Toxic
Trick
Trick Room
Whirlwind
Zen Headbutt


Queue:
nightblitz42 (T2 Feudal Scuffle, Lucario + Charizard)
Maxim (T2 Grocery Trip, Kangaskhan + Sigilyph)
 
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"I think it's time for a trip to outer space. Don't forget to bring the milk!"

Name: Doduodrio (but "Duo" as a nickname is fine as well)
Challenge Thread: Click Me!
Tier: 2
Scenario: Deep Space
Title Purchases: I will claim 2 RPT because I earned 2 TC in my previous challenge. I will then purchase the Soldier (2 RPT) Title.

Pokemon #1::slowbro: Sheldon the Slowbro
Pokemon Ability: Regenerator
Pokemon Background: Sheldon is a very relaxed Pokemon who finds it hard to focus, as his mind constantly drifts off. His big shell and thick body lend him protection against many attacks, letting him take hits more easily. Even though his behavior indicates little intelligence, Doduodrio firmly believes that inside, Sheldon is a very thoughtful and caring Pokemon who is actually quite smart. He still has yet to prove Doduodrio right, though. Sheldon was traded over from one of Doduodrio's friends in an attempt to evolve him into a Slowking. Before being traded, Sheldon lost his King's Rock and ended up not evolving. Out of frustration or love for Sheldon, the friend decided that Sheldon would be better off with Doduodrio. Since then, Sheldon has evolved into a big, strong Slowbro!
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Since Sheldon is a Slowbro, he is very calm and thinks things through thoroughly... that is, when he thinks at all.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Sheldon is prone to spacing out at the worst times, causing him to be quite clumsy as well.

Pokemon #2::plasmanta: Node the Plasmanta
Pokemon Ability: Storm Drain
Pokemon Background: Even though Node is a Plasmanta now, she still retained her limitless energy from when she was a Snugglow. She still has a very bubbly personality, although she can be childish at times. She is still learning about how to deal with her much larger body size but enjoys flying through the air with her magnetic fields. In terms of age, Node is actually very young, since Doduodrio hatched her from an egg given to him by the Smogon CAP Nursery. Doduodrio wanted to raise a Pokemon from an egg to gain more experience. Electric and Poison are also some of the more dangerous Pokemon types which would give him knowledge for how to deal with stronger, more dangerous Pokemon in the future.
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Node's is, by nature, very optimistic and energetic, lifting the spirits of those around her.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Node can be easily upset and often thrashes around in temper tantrums.
:SS/Slowbro:
Slowbro: Sheldon - Male - Stage 3
Types: Water/Psychic
Abilities: Oblivious / Own Tempo / (Unlocked) Regenerator
Profile as a Slowpoke:
Slow and dopey, Sheldon chugs along at his own pace. He has a sturdy body, so if he was attacked, he probably wouldn't even notice. He is often caught staring blankly into space.

Changes Upon Evolving:
One day, Sheldon was sitting at the beach, staring off into space with his usual blank expression when a Shellder flipped out of the water and chomped down hard on his tail, triggering his sudden evolution! Sheldon can now sit up straight, but he still finds it difficult to focus on what's in front of him. His intelligence seems to have increased a little bit, though. Just a bit. Sheldon's body is sturdier than it was as a Slowpoke and can now launch stronger Psychic and Water attacks.

How They Met:
Sheldon's original trainer was one of Doduodrio's friends who traded him in the hopes of evolving him. Unfortunately, before the trade happened, Sheldon managed to lose his King's Rock, and couldn't evolve into Slowking. Because he was a traded Pokemon, Sheldon is one of Doduodrio's strongest team members. His original trainer insists that he doesn't want to trade back for Sheldon, so Doduodrio has been raising him ever since.

Name Origins:
Sheldon has "Shel" in it which references Slowbro's category, the "Hermit Crab" Pokemon.
Hidden Power: Electric
Nature: Serious (no effect)
HP: 95
Atk: 6
Def: 8
SpA: 7
SpD: 6
Spe: 30

Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4
Aerial Ace
Amnesia
Attract
Avalanche
Belch
Belly Drum
Bide
Blizzard
Block
Body Press
Body Slam
Brick Break
Brine
Bubble Beam
Bulldoze
Calm Mind
Captivate
Confide
Confusion
Counter
Curse
Dig
Disable
Dive
Double Team
Double-Edge
Drain Punch
Dream Eater
Dynamic Punch
Earthquake
Echoed Voice
Endure
Facade
Fire Blast
Fissure
Flamethrower
Flash
Fling
Focus Blast
Focus Punch
Foul Play
Frustration
Fury Cutter
Future Sight
Giga Impact
Grass Knot
Growl
Hail
Headbutt
Heal Pulse
Hidden Power (Electric)
Hydro Pump
Hyper Beam
Ice Beam
Ice Punch
Icy Wind
Imprison
Incinerate
Iron Defense
Iron Tail
Light Screen
Liquidation
Me First
Mega Kick
Mega Punch
Mimic
Mud Shot
Mud Sport
Mud-Slap
Muddy Water
Nasty Plot
Natural Gift
Nightmare
Pay Day
Protect
Psych Up
Psychic
Psychic Terrain
Psyshock
Psywave
Rage
Rain Dance
Razor Shell
Recycle
Reflect
Rest
Return
Rock Smash
Round
Safeguard
Scald
Secret Power
Seismic Toss
Shadow Ball
Skill Swap
Skull Bash
Slack Off
Sleep Talk
Snore
Stomp
Stored Power
Strength
Submission
Substitute
Sunny Day
Surf
Swagger
Swift
Tackle
Take Down
Telekinesis
Teleport
Thunder Wave
Toxic
Tri Attack
Trick
Trick Room
Water Gun
Water Pulse
Weather Ball
Whirlpool
Withdraw
Wonder Room
Yawn
Zap Cannon
Zen Headbutt
:SS/Plasmanta:
Plasmanta: Node - Female - Stage 3
Types: Electric/Poison
Abilities: Storm Drain / Vital Spirit / (Unlocked) Telepathy
Profile as a Snugglow:
Node is cheerful and constantly bounces around with seemingly limitless energy. She loves to hug her friends. Her bubbly personality cheers up her teammates and helps encourage them in battle. Node isn't always like this, though; when she doesn't get her way, she can be quite feisty.

Changes Upon Evolving:
Node is no longer as small and bouncy as she was as a Snugglow, but she's still very energetic. Her loving hugs always make her teammates feel better and encourage them to continue battling their hardest. She's too big to fit indoors, though, so she gets to stay outside in a special barn. Her increase in size also means that Node is big enough to be ridden; she glides gracefully through the air, held aloft by magnetic currents.

How They Met:
Doduodrio hatched Node from when she was an egg, hoping to learn more about raising Pokemon through her. Electric and Poison are some of the more dangerous Pokemon types, so he was hoping for it to be good experience for the future. He received the egg from a Pokemon Breeder who worked at the Smogon CAP Nursery.

Name Origins:
The two antennae on Snugglow and Plasmanta look like what Doduodrio originally thought were called "nodes."
Hidden Power: Ice
Nature: Serious (no effect)
HP: 85
Atk: 4
Def: 8
SpA: 9
SpD: 7
Spe: 100

Size Class: 7
Weight Class: 9
Acid
Aqua Tail
Attract
Aura Sphere
Body Press
Body Slam
Clear Smog
Confide
Cross Poison
Cut
Dazzling Gleam
Defog
Discharge
Double Team
Eerie Impulse
Electric Terrain
Electrify
Electro Ball
Encore
Endure
Facade
Flash Cannon
Frustration
Giga Impact
Haze
Hidden Power (Ice)
Hyper Beam
Ion Deluge
Liquidation
Parabolic Charge
Poison Jab
Poison Sting
Poison Tail
Protect
Psybeam
Psychic
Psyshock
Psywave
Rain Dance
Rest
Return
Round
Secret Power
Shock Wave
Signal Beam
Sleep Talk
Sludge Bomb
Sludge Wave
Snore
Splash
Substitute
Supersonic
Swagger
Taunt
Thunder
Thunder Shock
Thunder Wave
Thunderbolt
Toxic
Venom Drench
Venoshock
Water Pulse
Wide Guard
Wild Charge

Queue:
nightblitz42 (T2 Feudal Scuffle, Lucario + Charizard)
Doduodrio (Slowbro and Plasmanta, Deep Space, Tier 2)
 
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Challenge Thread (if any): https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/battle-tree-challenge-tman87.3695390/page-2#post-9074680

Scenario: University of Science
Title Purchases: I have earned 4 roleplay-based TC in my last Tree, which I will convert into 4 RPT.
I will then buy the Guardian (2 RPT) and Student (2 RPT) Titles.

Tier: 2

Pokemon #1: Gyarados
Pokemon Ability: Intimidate
Pokemon Background: Colin is well-educated because he lived in a strict social structure before. He always makes a point to show respect, but can end up being seen as stuck-up at times. He is also a bit naive, which does seem odd for a Gyarados.
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Knows how to speak to his superiors with respect and deference.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Sheltered and naive.
Title: Student
Title Helpful Quality: Booksmart
Title Detrimental Quality: Lacks street smarts + social skills
Pokemon Info:

Gyarados [Colin] (Male)
Stage: ★★★★ ⭒
Types: Water / Flying

Abilities:
Intimidate / Moxie (H) [UNLOCKED]

Nature: Jolly (-SpA, +Spe, +10% Acc)

Stats:
HP:
95
Atk: 9
Def: 6
SpA: 4 (-)
SpD: 7
Spe: 94 (+)
Size Class: 6
Weight Class: 6

Attacks:
Aqua Tail
Attract
Avalanche
Bide
Bind
Bite
Blizzard
Body Slam
Bounce
Brine
Brutal Swing
Bubble
Bubble Beam
Bulldoze
Captivate
Celebrate
Confide
Crunch
Curse
Dark Pulse
Dive
Double Team
Double-Edge
Dragon Breath
Dragon Dance
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Rage
Dragon Tail
Earthquake
Endure
Facade
Fire Blast
Flail
Flamethrower
Frustration
Giga Impact
Hail
Happy Hour
Headbutt
Hidden Power [Ground]
Hurricane
Hydro Pump
Hyper Beam
Ice Beam
Ice Fang
Icy Wind
Incinerate
Iron Head
Iron Tail
Lash Out
Leer
Mimic
Muddy Water
Natural Gift
Outrage
Payback
Power Whip
Protect
Rage
Rain Dance
Reflect
Rest
Return
Reversal
Roar
Rock Smash
Round
Sandstorm
Scald
Scale Shot
Scary Face
Secret Power
Skull Bash
Sleep Talk
Snore
Spite
Splash
Stone Edge
Strength
Substitute
Surf
Swagger
Tackle
Take Down
Taunt
Thrash
Thunder
Thunder Wave
Thunderbolt
Torment
Toxic
Twister
Uproar
Water Gun
Water Pulse
Waterfall
Whirlpool
Zap Cannon

Pokemon #2: Camerupt
Pokemon Ability: Solid Rock
Pokemon Background: Reg is a pleasant Pokémon to be around usually, but if you push him too far, his anger explodes and he's able to raze everything around him.
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Has a very sensitive nose
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Very hard to calm down when angered
Title: Guardian
Title Helpful Quality: Will do anything to protect their teammates
Title Detrimental Quality: Overbearing
Pokemon Info:

Camerupt [Reg] (Male)
Stage: ★★★ ⭒ ⭒
Types: Fire / Ground

Abilities:
Magma Armor / Solid Rock / Anger Point (H) [UNLOCKED]

Nature: Serious (no change)

Stats:
HP:
85
Atk: 7
Def: 5
SpA: 8
SpD: 6
Spe: 40
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 6

Attacks:
Amnesia
Ancient Power
Attract
Body Slam
Bulldoze
Captivate
Confide
Curse
Defense Curl
Dig
Double Team
Double-Edge
Earth Power
Earthquake
Echoed Voice
Ember
Endure
Eruption
Explosion
Facade
Fire Blast
Fissure
Flame Burst
Flame Charge
Flame Wheel
Flamethrower
Flash Cannon
Focus Energy
Frustration
Giga Impact
Growl
Growth
Heat Wave
Heavy Slam
Hidden Power [Grass]
Howl
Hyper Beam
Incinerate
Iron Head
Lava Plume
Magnitude
Mud Bomb
Natural Gift
Nature Power
Overheat
Protect
Rest
Return
Roar
Rock Polish
Rock Slide
Rock Smash
Rock Tomb
Rollout
Round
Sandstorm
Scary Face
Secret Power
Sleep Talk
Solar Beam
Spit Up
Stealth Rock
Stockpile
Stomp
Stone Edge
Strength
Substitute
Sunny Day
Swagger
Swallow
Tackle
Take Down
Toxic
Will-O-Wisp
Yawn

Queue:
TMan87 (University of Science, Tier 2, Gyarados & Camerupt)
 
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LouisCyphre

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What could go wrong this time...

Scenario: Village of the Boreal Forest
Thread: Here
Tier: 3

I will send:

:tyranitar:Gunhilde the Tyranitar
Item
: :muscle band:Muscle Band
Ability: Sand Stream
Background: Gunhilde's previous trainer was interested only in her utility, putting her to work in heavy labor. Following his arrest, Gunhilde languished in storage before making her escape the first time she was released from her ball. She lived within city limits for months as a feral Pokemon, wracking up quite the hefty bounty in property damage taking what she needed. Rather than hand Gunhilde over and claim the reward for her capture, Lou offered her a place in his team.
Helpful: Gunhilde is confident in her strength and presence.​
Harmful: Gunhilde is confident... and conceited. And very, very easy to flatter.​

Gunhilde (Tyranitar ♀)
★★★★

Impish nature ( +Defense, -Sp.Attack )
Typing: Rock/Dark
Abilities: Sand Stream HA: Unnerve
Name Etymology:
A historical bolt-throwing weapon, named the Domina Gunilda, mounted to Windsor Castle in the 1300s to repel intruders. The name spread to other large projectile emplacements, becoming synonymous with heavy artillery and the usage thereof.

Attitude and Motive:
Confident and conceited. Gunhilde is happiest when she's able to throw her weight around and hold dominance over her surroundings.

History:
Gunhilde's previous trainer was interested only in her utility, putting her to work in heavy labor. Following his arrest, Gunhilde languished in storage before making her escape the first time she was released from her ball. She lived within city limits for months as a feral Pokemon, wracking up quite the hefty bounty in property damage taking what she needed. Rather than hand Gunhilde over and claim the reward for her capture, Lou offered her a place in his team.

HP: 95
Attack: 9
Defen.: 10 (+)
Sp.Atk: 6 (-)
Sp.Def: 7
Speed: 61
Size: 4
Weight: 6


Moves
Aerial Ace
Ancient Power
Aqua Tail
Assurance
Attract
Avalanche
Bite
Blizzard
Block
Body Press
Body Slam
Breaking Swipe
Brick Break
Brutal Swing
Bulldoze
Captivate
Chip Away
Confide
Counter
Crunch
Curse
Cut
Dark Pulse
Detect
Dig
Double-Edge
Double Team
Dragon Breath
Dragon Claw
Dragon Dance
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Tail
Dynamic Punch
Earth Power
Earthquake
Endure
Facade
Fire Blast
Fire Fang
Fire Punch
Flamethrower
Fling
Focus Blast
Focus Energy
Focus Punch
Foul Play
Frustration
Fury Cutter
Giga Impact
Headbutt
Heavy Slam
Hidden Power [Grass]
High Horsepower
Hone Claws
Hydro Pump
Hyper Beam
Ice Beam
Ice Fang
Ice Punch
Incinerate
Iron Defense
Iron Head
Iron Tail
Lash Out
Leer
Low Kick
Mega Kick
Mega Punch
Mimic
Mud-Slap
Muddy Water
Natural Gift
Nightmare
Outrage
Payback
Power-Up Punch
Protect
Pursuit
Rain Dance
Rest
Retaliate
Return
Revenge
Roar
Rock Blast
Rock Climb
Rock Polish
Rock Slide
Rock Smash
Rock Throw
Rock Tomb
Round
Sandstorm
Sand Tomb
Scary Face
Screech
Secret Power
Seismic Toss
Shadow Claw
Shock Wave
Sleep Talk
Smack Down
Snarl
Snore
Spite
Stealth Rock
Stomp
Stomping Tantrum
Stone Edge
Strength
Substitute
Sunny Day
Superpower
Surf
Swagger
Tackle
Taunt
Thrash
Thunder
Thunderbolt
Thunder Fang
Thunder Punch
Thunder Wave
Torment
Toxic
Uproar
Water Pulse
Whirlpool

:necturna:Ira the Necturna
Item
: :razor fang:Razor Fang
Ability: Forewarn
Background: Found in the aftermath of an altercation in a busy metropolitan thoroughfare. Her previous trainer had attempted to discard her, citing an inability to contain her violent urges, and Ira had lashed out rather than merely languish. Several bystanders were harmed in the ensuing incident as well before she was contained. When the erratically quivering ball was thrust into Lou's hands by the trainer, it seemed there was more to their story that they weren't telling...
Helpful: Uh. I wouldn't hold your breath.​
Harmful: Vengeful, cruel, and deeply fearful by nature. Quick to assume ill intent in others. Prone to actions of "pre-emptive self-defense."​

Ira (Necturna ♀)
★★★ ⭒ ⭒

Serious nature ( +None, -None )
Typing: Grass/Ghost
Abilities: Forewarn HA: Telepathy
Name Etymology:
Wrath, one of the seven cardinal sins in Abrahamic faiths. It manifests in mortals as the desire to see another come to pain or harm.

Attitude and Motive:
Vengeful, cruel, and deeply fearful by nature. Quick to assume ill intent in others. Prone to actions of "pre-emptive self-defense."

History:
Found in the aftermath of an altercation in a busy metropolitan thoroughfare. Her previous trainer had attempted to discard her, citing an inability to contain her violent urges, and Ira had lashed out rather than merely languish. Several bystanders were harmed in the ensuing incident as well before she was contained. When the erratically quivering ball was thrust into Lou's hands by the trainer, it seemed there was more to their story that they weren't telling...

HP: 85
Attack: 9
Defen.: 7
Sp.Atk: 6
Sp.Def: 9
Speed: 58
Size: 3
Weight: 3


Moves
Soak (Sketched)
Absorb
Attract
Calm Mind
Confide
Crunch
Curse
Cut
Dark Pulse
Double Team
Dream Eater
Endure
Energy Ball
Facade
Flash
Forest's Curse
Frustration
Future Sight
Giga Drain
Giga Impact
Grass Knot
Grassy Terrain
Gravity
Hex
Hidden Power [Electric]
Horn Leech
Hyper Beam
Infestation
Ingrain
Leaf Blade
Leaf Storm
Leech Life
Leech Seed
Leer
Magical Leaf
Natural Gift
Nature Power
Nightmare
Night Shade
Ominous Wind
Pain Split
Payback
Phantom Force
Poison Fang
Power Whip
Protect
Psychic
Psych Up
Rest
Return
Round
Secret Power
Shadow Ball
Shadow Claw
Shadow Sneak
Sleep Talk
Snore
Solar Beam
Solar Blade
Stone Edge
Substitute
Sunny Day
Super Fang
Swagger
Swift
Telekinesis
Thief
Thunder Fang
Torment
Toxic
Toxic Spikes
Vine Whip
Will-O-Wisp

Queue:
epicdrill (Tyranitar and Heracross, T3, subref at boss)
LouisCyphre (Tyranitar and Necturna, T3)
 
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nightblitz42

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Update:
-Added a new Scenario, "Beach Day" (incorporated ideas from Doduodrio ).
-Added an associated Title Shop (remember that once you own a Title, you can bring it to any Scenario!).
-Added a new Generic Event, "Directions".

Changes are effective in future challenges.

Queue:
epicdrill (Tyranitar and Heracross, T3, subref at boss)
LouisCyphre (Tyranitar and Necturna, T3)
 
Name: epicdrill
Challenge Thread (if any): https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/battle-tree-challenge-epicdrill.3695085/

Scenario: Grocery Trip
Title Purchases: Disaster Magnet

Tier: 3

Pokemon #1: Abigail the Tyranitar
Pokemon Ability: Sand Stream
Pokemon Item: Weakness Policy
Pokemon Background: While Abigail enjoys the occasional battle, she's not as interested in them as many pokemon are. Growing up, she was much more interested in painting, writing, and music, and now she spends most of her free time either writing or sculpting things.
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Abigail is a very creative pokemon and is skilled at multiple kinds of art, including writing and sculpting.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Abigail is a very shy pokemon and is reluctant to interact with strangers.
Title: Disaster Magnet
Title Helpful Quality: Resilient
Title Detrimental Quality: Anxious
Title Rule Alteration: When the ref is rolling their RP Events: if the first two rolled events are Generic Events, then the third rolled event must be a Special Event. If the ref uses a Mulligan Token to alter the sequence of Events, then the resultant sequence must still contain at least one Special Event.

Pokemon #2: Kaya the Heracross
Pokemon Ability: Guts
Pokemon Item: Flame Orb
Pokemon Background: Kaya grew up sparring with her siblings, and is convinced that a friendly fight is the best way to make new friends. Her desire for interesting battles led her to practice tracking down pokemon that she thought would give her a good fight.
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Kaya is a skilled tracker.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Kaya is very aggressive and will tend to try to fight even if other options are available.

:ss/Tyranitar:
Tyranitar [Abigail] (F)
Stage 4*
Types: Rock, Dark

Abilities:
Sand Stream / Unnerve (unlocked)

Nature: Impish (+Def, -SpA)

Stats:
HP: 95
Atk: 9
Def: 10 (+)
SpA: 6 (-)
SpD: 7
Spe: 61
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 6

Attacks:
Aerial Ace
Ancient Power
Aqua Tail
Assurance
Attract
Avalanche
Bite
Blizzard
Block
Body Press
Body Slam
Breaking Swipe
Brick Break
Brutal Swing
Bulldoze
Captivate
Chip Away
Confide
Counter
Crunch
Curse
Cut
Dark Pulse
Detect
Dig
Double Team
Double-Edge
Dragon Breath
Dragon Claw
Dragon Dance
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Tail
Dynamic Punch
Earth Power
Earthquake
Endure
Facade
Fire Blast
Fire Fang
Fire Punch
Flamethrower
Fling
Focus Blast
Focus Energy
Focus Punch
Foul Play
Frustration
Fury Cutter
Giga Impact
Headbutt
Heavy Slam
Hidden Power (Psychic)
High Horsepower
Hone Claws
Hydro Pump
Hyper Beam
Ice Beam
Ice Fang
Ice Punch
Incinerate
Iron Defense
Iron Head
Iron Tail
Lash Out
Leer
Low Kick
Mega Kick
Mega Punch
Mimic
Mud-Slap
Muddy Water
Natural Gift
Nightmare
Outrage
Payback
Power-Up Punch
Protect
Pursuit
Rage
Rain Dance
Rest
Retaliate
Return
Revenge
Roar
Rock Blast
Rock Climb
Rock Polish
Rock Slide
Rock Smash
Rock Throw
Rock Tomb
Round
Sand Tomb
Sandstorm
Scary Face
Screech
Secret Power
Seismic Toss
Shadow Claw
Shock Wave
Sleep Talk
Smack Down
Snarl
Snore
Spite
Stealth Rock
Stomp
Stomping Tantrum
Stone Edge
Strength
Substitute
Sunny Day
Superpower
Surf
Swagger
Tackle
Taunt
Thrash
Thunder
Thunder Fang
Thunder Punch
Thunder Wave
Thunderbolt
Torment
Toxic
Uproar
Water Pulse
Whirlpool
:ss/Heracross:
Heracross [Kaya] (F)
Stage 4*
Types: Bug, Fighting

Abilities:
Swarm, Guts, Moxie (unlocked)

Nature: Adamant (+1 Atk, -1 SpA)

Stats:
HP: 90
Atk: 10
Def: 6
SpA: 2
SpD: 7
Spe: 85
Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4

Attacks:
Aerial Ace
Arm Thrust
Assurance
Attract
Bide
Body Slam
Brick Break
Brutal Swing
Bug Bite
Bulk Up
Bulldoze
Bullet Seed
Captivate
Chip Away
Close Combat
Coaching
Confide
Counter
Curse
Cut
Detect
Dig
Double Team
Double-Edge
Earthquake
Endure
Facade
False Swipe
Feint
Flail
Fling
Focus Blast
Focus Punch
Frustration
Fury Attack
Fury Cutter
Giga Impact
Harden
Headbutt
Helping Hand
Hidden Power (Ice)
High Horsepower
Horn Attack
Hyper Beam
Iron Defense
Knock Off
Leer
Low Kick
Megahorn
Mimic
Natural Gift
Night Slash
Pin Missile
Protect
Pursuit
Rain Dance
Rest
Retaliate
Return
Revenge
Reversal
Rock Blast
Rock Slide
Rock Smash
Rock Tomb
Round
Secret Power
Seismic Toss
Shadow Claw
Sleep Talk
Smack Down
Smart Strike
Snore
Spikes
Stone Edge
Strength
Struggle Bug
Substitute
Sunny Day
Swagger
Swords Dance
Tackle
Take Down
Thief
Thrash
Throat Chop
Toxic
Vacuum Wave
Venoshock
Work Up


Queue:
LouisCyphre (Tyranitar and Necturna, T3)
epicdrill (Tyranitar and Heracross, T3)
 
Name: P2X7
Challenge Thread (if any): Here

Scenario: Deep Space
Title Purchases: Alien and Gravity-Defying (RPT: 6 -> 0)

Tier: 1

Pokemon #1: Mawile
Pokemon Ability: Intimidate
Pokemon Item: N/A
Pokemon Background: P2X7 first met this Pokemon during a legendary tournament. It is intelligent, quiet, and secretive, and it has a propensity for complex schemes, but it is easily flustered if one of its plans fails.
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Creativity.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Inadaptability.
Title: N/A
Title Helpful Quality: N/A
Title Detrimental Quality: N/A
Title Rule Alteration: N/A
Pokemon Info:

Mawile [Mawile] (F)
Stage: ****
Nature: Adamant (+1 Atk, -1 SpA)
Type: Steel / Fairy
Steel: Steel STAB; immune to Sandstorm damage, immune to Poison/Toxic status, but can be corroded specifically by Acid and Acid Spray, making them susceptible to Poison-type attacks and Poison/Toxic Status.
Fairy: Fairy STAB.

Abilities:

Hyper Cutter: (Passive) This Pokemon always keeps its claws/teeth/pincers extremely sharp, and thus cannot have its attack reduced.
Intimidate: (Trigger) When this Pokemon initially goes out into the battlefield, it generates an intimidating roar or battle cry that shakes all opponents on the battlefield, reducing their Attack stage by one (1). The attack drop is maintained at the end of each round. If an opponent switches in a new Pokemon, Intimidate can be activated again as a Command, and will affect all opponents.
Sheer Force (HA Unlocked): (Toggle) By default this Pokemon can energize all its attacks with a secondary effect (These are damaging moves that either lower the target's stats, raise the user's stats, or inflict a status condition on the target). The Base Attack Power of every move with a secondary effect increases by two (2), but they will never have their usual secondary effect. When toggled, no effect.

Stats:
HP: 80
Atk: Rank 7 (+)
Def: Rank 6
SpA: Rank 3 (-)
SpD: Rank 4
Spe: 50
Size Class: 1
Weight Class: 2


Mawile [Mawile] (F)
Nature: Adamant (+1 Atk, -1 SpA)
Type: Steel / Fairy
Steel: Steel STAB; immune to Sandstorm damage, immune to Poison/Toxic status, but can be corroded specifically by Acid and Acid Spray, making them susceptible to Poison-type attacks and Poison/Toxic Status.
Fairy: Fairy STAB.

Abilities:

Huge Power (Mega): (Passive) This Pokemon's has immense inner strength that grows with its development, raising its Attack Rank (e.g. before Nature) is doubled. If this Pokemon does not naturally have this Ability, its Attack Rank is instead increased by one (1).

Stats:
HP: 80
Atk: Rank 9 (17 Huge Power) (+)
Def: Rank 9
SpA: Rank 3 (-)
SpD: Rank 7
Spe: 50
Size Class: 2
Weight Class: 2


Moves (109/109):

Level-Up:
Play Rough
Iron Head
Taunt
Growl
Fairy Wind
Astonish
Fake Tears
Bite
Sweet Scent
Vice Grip
Feint Attack
Baton Pass
Crunch
Iron Defense
Sucker Punch
Stockpile
Swallow
Spit Up

Egg Moves:
Ancient Power
Captivate
False Swipe
Fire Fang
Guard Swap
Ice Fang
Metal Burst
Misty Terrain
Poison Fang
Power-Up Punch
Psych Up
Punishment
Seismic Toss
Slam
Swords Dance
Thunder Fang
Tickle

Tutor Moves:
Counter
Double-Edge
Dynamic Punch
Headbutt
Knock Off
Laser Focus
Last Resort
Magnet Rise
Mimic
Mud-Slap
Pain Split
Snatch
Steel Beam
Super Fang


TM Moves:
Focus Punch
Toxic
Hidden Power [Water]
Sunny Day
Taunt
Ice Beam
Hyper Beam
Protect
Rain Dance
Frustration
Solar Beam
Return
Shadow Ball
Brick Break
Double Team
Flamethrower
Sludge Bomb
Sandstorm
Fire Blast
Rock Tomb
Torment
Facade
Secret Power
Rest
Attract
Round
Focus Blast
False Swipe
Fling
Charge Beam
Incinerate
Endure
Embargo
Payback
Giga Impact
Stone Edge
Stealth Rock
Dark Pulse
Rock Slide
Sleep Talk
Natural Gift
Grass Knot
Swagger
Substitute
Flash Cannon
Confide
Strength
Rock Smash
Mega Punch
Mega Kick
Ice Punch
Thunder Punch
Snore
Icy Wind
Helping Hand
Assurance
Guard Swap
Draining Kiss
Brutal Swing
Body Slam
Foul Play
Psychic Fangs

Other:
Sing


Pokemon #2: Scirocco the Flygon
Pokemon Ability: Levitate
Pokemon Item: N/A
Pokemon Background: Scirocco first met P2X7 amongst the company of several more conspicuous teammates. Initially a patient yet subdued Trapinch, it has recently reemerged with heretofore unknown determination, confidence, and guile.
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Charisma.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Inexperience.
Title: N/A
Title Helpful Quality: N/A
Title Detrimental Quality: N/A
Title Rule Alteration: N/A
Pokemon Info:

Flygon [Scirocco] (M)
Stage: ***
Nature: Serious (+1 N/A, -1 N/A)
Type: Ground / Dragon
Ground: Ground STAB; immune to Sandstorm.
Dragon: Dragon STAB.

Abilities:

Levitate: (Passive) This Pokemon naturally floats above the ground when released or easily takes flight, granting it the Hovering status. Ground moves can still hit.
Levitate (HA Unlocked): (Passive) This Pokemon naturally floats above the ground when released or easily takes flight, granting it the Hovering status. Ground moves can still hit.

Stats:
HP: 90
Atk: Rank 7
Def: Rank 6
SpA: Rank 6
SpD: Rank 6
Spe: 100
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 4


Moves (94/???):

Level-Up:
Dragon Claw
Dragon Dance
Dragon Breath
Sand Attack
Sonic Boom
Bite
Feint Attack
Bide
Fissure
Superpower
Feint
Laser Focus
Mud-Slap
Astonish
Bulldoze
Sand Tomb
Rock Slide
Dig
Supersonic
Crunch
Dragon Tail
Screech
Earth Power
Bug Buzz
Earthquake
Sandstorm
Superpower
Hyper Beam
Fissure
Uproar
Dragon Rush
Boomburst

Egg Moves:
Bug Bite
Endure
First Impression
Flail
Focus Energy
Fury Cutter
Gust
Mud Shot
Quick Attack
Signal Beam

TM Moves:
Hone Claws
Toxic
Hidden Power [Fairy]
Sunny Day
Protect
Giga Drain
Frustration
Solar Beam
Roost
Iron Tail
Return
Double Team
Flamethrower
Fire Blast
Aerial Ace
Facade
Secret Power
Rest
Attract
Rock Tomb
Round
Steel Wing
Brutal Swing
Incinerate
Dragon Pulse
Silver Wind
Giga Impact
Stone Edge
Captivate
Struggle Bug
Sleep Talk
Natural Gift
Swagger
U-turn
Substitute
Power-Up Punch
Confide
Rock Smash
Defog
Strength
Fly
Mega Punch
Mega Kick
Fire Punch
Thunder Punch
Fire Spin
Outrage
Snore
Swift
Air Slash
Breaking Swipe
Heat Wave
Throat Chop

Tutor Moves:
N/A

Other:
Body Slam



Queue:
LouisCyphre (Tyranitar and Necturna, T3)
epicdrill (Tyranitar and Heracross, T3)
P2X7 (Mawile & Flygon | T1)
 
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"Let's go enjoy a nice trip to the beach! It is summer after all. Don't worry, I'll bring milk!"

Name: Doduodrio (but "Duo" as a nickname is fine as well)
Challenge Thread: Click Me!
Tier: 2
Scenario: Beach Day
Title Purchases: I will claim 2 RPT because I earned 2 TC in my previous challenge. I will then purchase the Surfer (2 RPT) Title.

Pokemon #1::slowbro: Sheldon the Slowbro
Pokemon Ability: Regenerator
Pokemon Background: Sheldon is a very relaxed Pokemon who finds it hard to focus, as his mind constantly drifts off. His big shell and thick body lend him protection against many attacks, letting him take hits more easily. Even though his behavior indicates little intelligence, Doduodrio firmly believes that inside, Sheldon is a very thoughtful and caring Pokemon who is actually quite smart. He still has yet to prove Doduodrio right, though. Sheldon was traded over from one of Doduodrio's friends in an attempt to evolve him into a Slowking. Before being traded, Sheldon lost his King's Rock and ended up not evolving. Out of frustration or love for Sheldon, the friend decided that Sheldon would be better off with Doduodrio. Since then, Sheldon has evolved into a big, strong Slowbro!
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Since Sheldon is a Slowbro, he is very calm and thinks things through thoroughly... that is, when he thinks at all.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Sheldon is prone to spacing out at the worst times, causing him to be quite clumsy as well.

Pokemon #2::bisharp: Rook the Bisharp
Pokemon Ability: Defiant
Pokemon Background: Rook is overly cautious and trusts nobody because of past experiences. He also doesn't talk much, being more of a strong and silent type. Rook has a dangerous obsession with sharpening his blades and is always hungry for a fight. Doduodrio hopes to get through to him somehow.
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Rook is highly adaptive and find a solution to a problem very quickly.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Always eager to pick a fight regardless of the situation. Emphasis on "regardless of the situation".

:SS/Slowbro:
Slowbro: Sheldon - Male - Stage 3
Types: Water/Psychic
Abilities: Oblivious / Own Tempo / (Unlocked) Regenerator
Profile as a Slowpoke:
Slow and dopey, Sheldon chugs along at his own pace. He has a sturdy body, so if he was attacked, he probably wouldn't even notice. He is often caught staring blankly into space.

Changes Upon Evolving:
One day, Sheldon was sitting at the beach, staring off into space with his usual blank expression when a Shellder flipped out of the water and chomped down hard on his tail, triggering his sudden evolution! Sheldon can now sit up straight, but he still finds it difficult to focus on what's in front of him. His intelligence seems to have increased a little bit, though. Just a bit. Sheldon's body is sturdier than it was as a Slowpoke and can now launch stronger Psychic and Water attacks.

How They Met:
Sheldon's original trainer was one of Doduodrio's friends who traded him in the hopes of evolving him. Unfortunately, before the trade happened, Sheldon managed to lose his King's Rock, and couldn't evolve into Slowking. Because he was a traded Pokemon, Sheldon is one of Doduodrio's strongest team members. His original trainer insists that he doesn't want to trade back for Sheldon, so Doduodrio has been raising him ever since.

Name Origins:
Sheldon has "Shel" in it which references Slowbro's category, the "Hermit Crab" Pokemon.
Hidden Power: Electric
Nature: Serious (no effect)
HP: 95
Atk: 6
Def: 8
SpA: 7
SpD: 6
Spe: 30

Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4
Aerial Ace
Amnesia
Attract
Avalanche
Belch
Belly Drum
Bide
Blizzard
Block
Body Press
Body Slam
Brick Break
Brine
Bubble Beam
Bulldoze
Calm Mind
Captivate
Confide
Confusion
Counter
Curse
Dig
Disable
Dive
Double Team
Double-Edge
Drain Punch
Dream Eater
Dynamic Punch
Earthquake
Echoed Voice
Endure
Facade
Fire Blast
Fissure
Flamethrower
Flash
Fling
Focus Blast
Focus Punch
Foul Play
Frustration
Fury Cutter
Future Sight
Giga Impact
Grass Knot
Growl
Hail
Headbutt
Heal Pulse
Hidden Power (Electric)
Hydro Pump
Hyper Beam
Ice Beam
Ice Punch
Icy Wind
Imprison
Incinerate
Iron Defense
Iron Tail
Light Screen
Liquidation
Me First
Mega Kick
Mega Punch
Mimic
Mud Shot
Mud Sport
Mud-Slap
Muddy Water
Nasty Plot
Natural Gift
Nightmare
Pay Day
Protect
Psych Up
Psychic
Psychic Terrain
Psyshock
Psywave
Rage
Rain Dance
Razor Shell
Recycle
Reflect
Rest
Return
Rock Smash
Round
Safeguard
Scald
Secret Power
Seismic Toss
Shadow Ball
Skill Swap
Skull Bash
Slack Off
Sleep Talk
Snore
Stomp
Stored Power
Strength
Submission
Substitute
Sunny Day
Surf
Swagger
Swift
Tackle
Take Down
Telekinesis
Teleport
Thunder Wave
Toxic
Tri Attack
Trick
Trick Room
Water Gun
Water Pulse
Weather Ball
Whirlpool
Withdraw
Wonder Room
Yawn
Zap Cannon
Zen Headbutt
:ss/bisharp:
Bisharp: Rook - Male - Stage 3
Types: Dark/Steel
Abilities: Defiant / Inner Focus / (Unlocked) Pressure
Profile:
Rook is overly cautious and trusts nobody because of past experiences. He's more of a strong and silent type. Rook has a dangerous obsession with sharpening his blades and is always hungry for a fight. Doduodrio hopes to get through to him somehow.

How They Met:
Once, Rook was undefeated and led his own pack of Pawniard. Until one of them evolved into a Bisharp and challenged his leadership. And defeated him, driving him out of the pack. In doing so, his pride was damaged, maybe irreparably so, so when Doduodrio stumbled upon him, he immediately challenged him to a battle. As Rook was still hurt from his duel with the other Bisharp, he lost easily and was caught.

Name Origins:
"Rook" is the name of a chess piece. Fairly straightforward name.
Hidden Power: Flying
Nature: Serious (+10% Spe, -10% Spe)
HP: 80
Atk: 9
Def: 7
SpA: 5
SpD: 5
Spe: 70

Size Class: 3
Weight Class: 4
Aerial Ace
Air Slash
Assurance
Attract
Beat Up
Brick Break
Confide
Cut
Dark Pulse
Dig
Double Team
Embargo
Endure
Facade
False Swipe
Feint Attack
Fling
Focus Blast
Foul Play
Frustration
Fury Cutter
Giga Impact
Grass Knot
Guillotine
Headbutt
Hidden Power
Hone Claws
Hyper Beam
Iron Defense
Iron Head
Laser Focus
Leer
Low Kick
Low Sweep
Mean Look
Metal Burst
Metal Claw
Metal Sound
Night Slash
Payback
Poison Jab
Power-Up Punch
Protect
Psycho Cut
Pursuit
Quick Guard
Rain Dance
Rest
Retaliate
Return
Revenge
Rock Polish
Rock Smash
Rock Tomb
Round
Sandstorm
Scary Face
Scratch
Screech
Secret Power
Shadow Claw
Slash
Sleep Talk
Snarl
Snore
Stealth Rock
Stone Edge
Substitute
Sucker Punch
Swagger
Swords Dance
Taunt
Thief
Throat Chop
Thunder Wave
Torment
Toxic
X-Scissor

Queue:
LouisCyphre (Tyranitar and Necturna, T3)
epicdrill (Tyranitar and Heracross, T3)
P2X7 (Mawile & Flygon | T1)
Doduodrio (Slowbro and Bisharp, Beach Day, Tier 2)
 
Name: shadowpea
Challenge Thread (if any): nope

Scenario: Grocery Trip

Tier: 1

Pokemon #1: Miranda the Mawile
Pokemon Ability: Sheer Force
Pokemon Background: Miranda has been around for a while but so far haven't seen a battle yet. She mixes really well with the team at times, but at other times she becomes self-conscious and aloof.
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Miranda is able to fiddle with little things like sticks and often turn them into something useful, or at least usable.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Miranda is also good at accidentally breaking things and is kind of clumsy.
Pokemon Info:

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Miranda the Mawile ♀
Stage 3*

Type: Steel/Fairy
Abilities:
Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force (HA, unlocked)
Nature: Hardy (neutral)

Stats:
HP: 80
Atk: 6
Def: 6
SpA: 4
SpD: 4
Spe: 50
Size Class: 1
Weight Class: 2

Attacks:
Ancient Power
Assurance
Astonish
Attract
Baton Pass
Bite
Body Slam
Brick Break
Brutal Swing
Captivate
Charge Beam
Confide
Crunch
Dark Pulse
Double Team
Draining Kiss
Embargo
Endure
Facade
Fairy Wind
Fake Tears
False Swipe
Feint Attack
Fire Blast
Fire Fang
Flamethrower
Flash Cannon
Fling
Focus Blast
Focus Punch
Foul Play
Frustration
Giga Impact
Grass Knot
Growl
Guard Swap
Helping Hand
Hidden Power [Water]
Hyper Beam
Ice Beam
Ice Fang
Ice Punch
Icy Wind
Incinerate
Iron Defense
Iron Head
Mega Kick
Mega Punch
Metal Burst
Misty Terrain
Natural Gift
Payback
Play Rough
Poison Fang
Power-Up Punch
Protect
Psych Up
Psychic Fangs
Punishment
Rain Dance
Rest
Return
Rock Slide
Rock Smash
Rock Tomb
Round
Sandstorm
Secret Power
Seismic Toss
Shadow Ball
Slam
Sleep Talk
Sludge Bomb
Snore
Solar Beam
Spit Up
Stealth Rock
Stockpile
Stone Edge
Strength
Substitute
Sucker Punch
Sunny Day
Swagger
Swallow
Sweet Scent
Swords Dance
Taunt
Thunder Fang
Thunder Punch
Tickle
Torment
Toxic
Vice Grip


Pokemon #2: Gonefly the Flygon
Pokemon Ability: Levitate
Pokemon Background: Gonefly is a very new member of the team. He is quite playful and often don't take things seriously and is hoping for a safe, incidentless grocery trip for some snacks, hopefully with a dog or two to chase on the streets.
Pokemon Helpful Quality: Gonefly has very keen eyesight.
Pokemon Detrimental Quality: Gonefly is easily distracted
Pokemon Info:

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Gonefly Flygon ♂
Stage 3*

Type: Dragon/Ground
Ability:
Levitate / Levitate (HA, Unlocked)
Nature: Quirky (neutral)

Stats:
HP: 90
Atk: 7
Def: 6
SpA: 6
SpD: 6
Spe: 100
Size Class: 4
Weight Class: 4

Attacks:
Aerial Ace
Air Slash
Astonish
Attract
Bide
Bite
Body Slam
Boomburst
Breaking Swipe
Brutal Swing
Bug Bite
Bug Buzz
Bulldoze
Captivate
Confide
Crunch
Defog
Dig
Double Team
Dragon Breath
Dragon Claw
Dragon Dance
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Rush
Dragon Tail
Earth Power
Earthquake
Endure
Facade
Feint
Feint Attack
Fire Blast
Fire Punch
Fire Spin
First Impression
Fissure
Flail
Flamethrower
Fly
Focus Energy
Frustration
Fury Cutter
Giga Drain
Giga Impact
Gust
Heat Wave
Hidden Power [Ice]
Hone Claws
Hyper Beam
Incinerate
Iron Tail
Laser Focus
Mega Kick
Mega Punch
Mud Shot
Mud-Slap
Natural Gift
Outrage
Power-Up Punch
Quick Attack
Protect
Rest
Return
Rock Slide
Rock Smash
Rock Tomb
Roost
Round
Sand Attack
Sand Tomb
Sandstorm
Screech
Secret Power
Signal Beam
Silver Wind
Sleep Talk
Snore
Solar Beam
Sonic Boom
Steel Wing
Stone Edge
Strength
Struggle Bug
Substitute
Sunny Day
Superpower
Supersonic
Swagger
Swift
Throat Chop
Thunder Punch
Toxic
U-turn
Uproar
 

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Oh boy I can't wait to try my hardest to gatekeep Mawile again. shadowpea I shall emerge again for you.
Also, reminder that the queue doesn't repost itself (would be nice if it did).

Queue
epicdrill (Tyranitar and Heracross, T3)
P2X7 (Mawile & Flygon | T1)
Doduodrio (Slowbro and Bisharp, Beach Day, Tier 2)
 

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