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Default Re: [ASB Quest] Sandstone-Shadow & sanderidge vs Sceptile & Venusaur

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Originally Posted by The Arena
Skycrown Selva

DQ: 1 week
Damage Cap: 35%
Battle Style: Switch
Banned Moves: OHKOs, Destiny Bond, Perish Song, Chills 3/pokémon, Direct Healing 1/pokémon

The thick jungles of central Asber are largely unexplored, reaching as they do up into its jagged, impassable central mountain range. Deep in the forest grows a massive Ceiba tree, its roots alone rising higher than an adult human, its crown lost high overhead and its scarred trunk dotted with epiphytes and the tendrils of a huge strangler fig. The forest here has a peaceful air about it--one that can soon seem cloying and sinister when visitors find themselves constantly in danger of nodding off, alone and unprotected in the middle of the jungle.

The forest floor is dim, most light filtered away by the multi-layered canopy above, and there isn't much open room for fighting. The Ceiba overhead seems to always be in bloom, the ground around it littered with fallen pink petals. This is a place of great power, and one that's supposedly the home of terrifyingly strong grass-type pokémon.

Notes: Grassy terrain is always in effect, and the terrain cannot be changed. Weather has no effect in this arena.
Round 2

Blue Corner
ivysaurmetronome
Sana – Ivysaur (♀) @ Metronome
Health: 67%
Energy: 88%
Type: Grass / Poison
Ability: Overgrow
Condition: Somewhat flustered; slightly overwhelmed.
Status: Normal.
Commands: Charm @ Sceptile / Defense Curl ~ Attract @ Sceptile / Defense Curl ~ Sludge Bomb @ Sceptile / Defense Curl

treecko
Touabeld Ninjaspirit Tom – Treecko (♂)
Health: 74%
Energy: 88%
Type: Grass
Ability: Unburden
Condition: Acknowledging his worthy opponents.
Status: Attack +1. Badly poisoned (1%). Unburden activated.
Commands: Attract @ Venusaur / Swords Dance ~ Captivate @ Venusaur / Swords Dance ~ Acrobatics @ Sceptile / Swords Dance

Red Corner
leaf-stone
Venusaur (♀) @ Leaf Stone
Health: 4% \ 93%
Energy: 84%
Type: Grass / Poison
Ability: Chlorophyll
Condition: Stoic – above all this, figuratively.
Status: Protected by Substitute. 8xp.
Commands: Light Screen ~ Venoshock @ Tom / Block @ Tom / String Shot ~ Venoshock @ Tom / Block @ Tom / String Shot

sceptile
Sceptile (♂)
Health: 83%
Energy: 78%
Type: Grass
Ability: Unburden
Condition: Clearly confident – above all this, literally.
Status: 8xp. Unburden activated.
Commands: Safeguard ~ Acrobatics @ Sana / X-Scissor @ Tom / Swords Dance ~ Acrobatics @ Sana / X-Scissor @ Tom / Swords Dance

As Toubaled Ninjaspirit Tom continues to recover from Venusaur's attack, Sceptile emerges from the trees and lands gracefully next to the Seed Pokémon. Splaying his arms out to both sides, the big gecko pokémon concentrates, and within a moment a ripple of light washes over him and his partner, coalescing into a faintly-rippling shield. The Safeguard, to Tom and Sana, is almost mesmerising, and it gives Tom an idea. He brazenly calls out to Venusaur, giving her a sly nod and almost bowing a bit, deferring to the might she displayed last round.

Venusaur isn't entirely sure what to think of this. As it deliberates, she notices Sana doing something similar to Sceptile – the Ivysaur is smiling surprisingly girlishly at Sceptile, expressing her admiration. And while the action isn't quite as overt as what Tom just did, it does seem to have an effect. Sceptile even seems caught off-guard by the action, getting noticeably embarrassed at the praise.

However, the way Sceptile deals with complicated feelings is to just ignore them. Now that he's set up the Safeguard, he leaps back up into the trees to gain momentum, and after a moment of that he leaps out again and acrobatically strikes Sana. Just before impact, the Ivysaur looks at him, a sadness in her eyes – and it gives him pause. The resulting attack isn't quite as strong as it might have been. And before he can retreat once again, Sana mets his eye, and as he reaches the nearest tree he doesn't continue jumping around, instead opting to cling to the trunk and watch her. Extending some vines, Sana makes a heart shape with them, and Sceptile suddenly finds himself feeling quite guilty.

This approach seems to be working, Tom thinks. To that end, he prepares to try and Captivate Venusaur in the same way that Sana just Charmed Sceptile; but as he begins, he notices Venusuar's substitute, the sentient bundle of leaves standing in his way. He knows how Substitutes work, he thinks, and it would interpret that action as a threat; so instead, he falls back on his marvelous Dancing Ninjitsu. With a sharp whistle, Toubaled Ninjaspirit Tom tries to grab Venusaur's attention; and when he succeeds, he begins a ritual dance, showing off his knowledge and stylish athletic prowess to the Seed Pokémon.

Venusaur is, unfortunately, not all that impressed. He is impressive, admittedly, but Venusaur would have preferred a more romantic gesture from someone trying to woo her. Perhaps, she thinks, a sharp Venoshock will change his behavior for the better. This she does, releasing another splash of venom that strikes Tom straight out of his dance as her Substitute graciously moves out of the way of the attack. The Treecko lets out a pained screech, admittedly not that attractive, as the attack washes over him, twice as effective for the poison running through his veins, and he falls to his knees as he tries to endure the attack.

His pre-evolution's struggles have not escaped Sceptile's eyes. It's harsh, he can admit, but upon giving it a little bit of thought, the larger Grass-type makes a quick determination that if his partner was willing to do such a thing to her paramour, her own pre-evolution might try to do the same to him. To that end, he might be better off giving Sana a warning of what will happen if she tries the same – yeah, that sounds like a decent idea. Mind made up, Sceptile leaps from his tree, doing a graceful frontflip in the air before stomping on Sana and jumping back into the foliage, meeting her eyes. He softened the attack for her, again, but she should get the message by now.

He begins to reevaluate his position in short order, when tears begin to well towards the edges of Sana's heartbroken eyes. The Ivysaur spends a short moment coming to terms with her feelings, but only that; before Sceptile has properly thought through the consequences of his action, she has released a Sludge Bomb straight in his direction. The attack is a solid hit, almost knocking Sceptile off-balance on its tree branch.

Tom notices his partner, and shakes himself off from the Venoshock. He really ought to help her out. To that end, he forces himself up off the ground, and uses his own athletic ability to jump into the trees. While the Sceptile is still reeling, Toubaled Ninjaspirit Tom smashes into the back of his evolved form – out of nowhere, as befits the ninjaspirit. Caught by surprise, the bigger Gecko pokémon falls harshly to the ground.

Tom revels in the takedown for just a moment, until another wave of venom crashes into him, flying clear over Sana and Sceptile, and knocks him off the tree as well. Venusaur has standards, it has decided, and Tom does not seem to meet them – he should be focusing on her, if he wants to win her affection, not on his teammate. And attacking her partner? Not cool. The seed pokémon watches, satisfied, as Tom does his best to shake himself off, his evolved counterpart doing so much quicker and retreating back to Venusaur's side of the battlefield.

End of Round 2

Blue Corner
ivysaurmetronome
Sana – Ivysaur (♀) @ Metronome
Health: 42%
Energy: 76%
Type: Grass / Poison
Ability: Overgrow
Condition: Somewhat flustered; slightly overwhelmed.
Status: Normal.
Actions: Charm @ Sceptile ~ Attract @ Sceptile ~ Sludge Bomb @ Sceptile

treecko
Touabeld Ninjaspirit Tom – Treecko (♂)
Health: 42% (CAPPED)
Energy: 75%
Type: Grass
Ability: Unburden
Condition: Acknowledging his worthy opponents.
Status: Unburden activated. Attack +3. Badly poisoned (2%).
Actions: Attract @ Venusaur ~ Swords Dance ~ Acrobatics @ Sceptile

Red Corner
leaf-stone
Venusaur (♀) @ Leaf Stone
Health: 4% \ 96%
Energy: 70%
Type: Grass / Poison
Ability: Chlorophyll
Condition: Stoic – above all this, figuratively.
Status: Protected by Substitute. 8xp.
Actions: [Infatuated] ~ Venoshock @ Tom ~ Venoshock @ Tom

sceptile
Sceptile (♂)
Health: 51% (CAPPED)
Energy: 63%
Type: Grass
Ability: Unburden
Condition: Clearly confident – above all this, literally.
Status: 8xp. Unburden activated. Attack -2. Protected by Safeguard (2 more actions)
Actions: Safeguard ~ Acrobatics @ Sana ~ Acrobatics @ Sana

Arena Notes
~Grassy Terrain is in effect.
~A Miracle Seed lies somewhere in the grass in the middle of the battlefield.
~A Lucky Egg lies in the grass near Venusaur, in danger of being stepped on.

Referee Notes
~As always, if you see anything off with the calcs, please tell me and I'll fix it as soon as possible.
~Attract is both not blocked by Safeguard and not blocked by Substitute.
~"Fulfill your set command" is kind of vague, sanderidge, but I decided to give you the benefit of the doubt here – Captivate would have been blocked by Substitute, so on Action 2 Tom used Swords Dance instead.
~Venusaur is much slower than Tom and Block doesn't have increased priority, so with the way I interpreted Eifie's command, Venusaur could not use Block on action 3 and so defaulted to Venoshock.

Next Round
~Sandstone-Shadow and sanderidge issue commands for Sana and Toubaled Ninjaspirit Tom
~Eifie commands for Sceptile and Venusaur

Action Log / Calcs

Speed Order: Sceptile (240) > Tom (140) > Venusaur (80) > Sana (60)
Action 1
~Sceptile uses Safeguard, for an initial 1% energy
~Sceptile is protected by Safeguard (4 more actions)
~Tom uses Attract on Venusaur, for 4% energy
~Venusaur is infatuated with Tom (50%)
~Venusaur is too infatuated to act (roll: 45\50)
~Venusaur's infatuation chance becomes 40%
~Sana uses Charm on Sceptile, for 2% energy
~Sceptile's Attack harshly falls.
~The grassy terrain restores 1% health to all battlers
Action 2
~Sceptile uses Acrobatics on Sana, dealing (11Base * 1.5Type * 0.75Boost + 2EXP) = 14% damage for 6% energy.
~Sceptile is protected by Safeguard (1%) (3 more actions)
~Tom uses a particularly Captivating Swords Dance, for 2% energy
~Tom's Attack rises sharply
~Venusaur's Infatuation chance rises to 45%.
~Venusaur is infatuated but manages to attack anyway (roll: 46\45)
~Venusaur's Infatuation chance becomes 35%
~Venusaur uses Venoshock, dealing (13Base * 1.25STAB * 1.5Type + 2EXP) = 26% damage for 7% energy
~Venusaur's Infatuation chance becomes 22%
~Sana uses Attract, for 4% energy
~Sceptile is infatuated with Sana (50%)
~The grassy terrain restores 1% health to all battlers.
[u]Action 3[/size]
~Sceptile is infatuated, but manages to attack anyway (roll: 63\50)
~Sceptile's Infatuation chance becomes 40%
~Sceptile uses Acrobatics on Sana, dealing 14% damage for 6% energy
~Sceptile's Infatuation chance becomes 33%
~Sceptile is protected by Safeguard (1%) (2 more actions)
~Tom uses Acrobatics on Sceptile, dealing (11Base * 1.5Type * 1.5Boost) = 25% damage, for 7% energy
~Venusaur is infatuated but manages to attack anyway (roll: 26\22)
~Venusaur's Infatuation chance becomes 12%
~(13Base * 1.25STAB * 1.5Type + 2EXP) = 26% damage (Capped) for 7% energy
~Venusaur is no longer infatuated.
~Sana uses Sludge Bomb on Sceptile, dealing (9Base * 1.25STAB * 1.5Type = 17% damage (Capped) for 6% energy
~Sceptile is no longer infatuated.
~The grassy terrain restores 1% health to all battlers
~Tom takes 2% damage from Poison
Summary:
Sana's Health: 67Init - 14Acrobatics - 14Acrobatics + 3Grassy Terrain= 42%
Sana's Energy: 88Init - 2Charm - 4Attract - 6Sludge Bomb = 76%
Tom's Health: 74Init - 26Venoshock - 26Venoshock - 2Poison+ 3Grassy Terrain= 42% (CAPPED)
Tom's Energy: 88Init - 4Attract - 2Swords Dance - 7Acrobatics = 75%
Venusaur's Health: 93Init - 3Grassy Terrain = 96%
Venusaur's Energy: 84Init - 7Venoshock - 7Venoshock = 70%
Venusaur's Substitute's Health: 4Init = 4%
Sceptile's Health: 83Init - 25Acrobatics - 17Sludge Bomb + 3Grassy Terrain = 51% (CAPPED)
Sceptile's Energy: 78Init - 6Acrobatics - 6Acrobatics - 3Safeguard = 63%
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