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Old 01-04-2018, 03:52 PM
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I liek Squirtles vs Blastoise

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Format: 2v1 single
Style: Switch
DQ: 1 week
Damage Cap: 35%
Banned Moves: OHKOs, Destiny Bond, Perish Song, Chills 3/pokémon, Direct Healing 1/pokémon

Near the southern tip of Asber lies a rocky jut of coastline that's seen more shipwrecks than anywhere else in the region. A combination of clashing ocean currents, unique topography, and the actions of local pokémon mean the area is gripped by near-constant storms, making it even more dangerous than it would be otherwise. Jagged cliffs and hidden reefs make navigating this area as inhospitable towards surfing trainers as it is large ships.

You'll need to bring a pokémon capable of calming wind and waves if you hope to venture out to this particular corner of Asber, but if you do, you have a shot at finding one of the region's most powerful water-types, those who maintain the constant storm system. There's no chance of getting one of them to submit to capture, but if it's a fight you're looking for, they're sure to deliver.

Notes: Rain dance is always in effect, and the weather cannot be changed. Accommodation for land-bound pokémon is limited to a few rain-slicked boulders that jut out of the waves, and if a non-aquatic pokémon falls into the ocean, they will be trapped and damaged in a manner identical to a (non-STAB) whirlpool attack and unable to climb back out of the water until the whirlpool releases them.
I liek Squirtles's active squad

frillish Freela the female Frillish <Cursed Body>
wooper Nelson the male Wooper <Water Absorb>
gyarados Mr. Gassatoo the male Gyarados <Intimidate>
wartortle Mr. Turtle the male Wartortle <Torrent> @ Link Cable
phione Eione the genderless Phione <Hydration> @ Bright Powder
chinchou Biirup the male Chinchou <Volt Absorb> @Expert Belt
scyther God the male Scyther <Technician> @ Eviolite
dratini Lea the female Dratini <Marvel Scale> @ Eviolite
psyduck birth the female Psyduck <Cloud Nine> @ King's Rock
popplio Odyssea the female Popplio <Liquid Voice> @ Lum Berry

Keldeo's "active squad"
blastoise Blastoise the female Blastoise <Rain Dish> @ Water Stone

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Eyy birth, let's go!

Start with a Toxic. If she's unhittable for any reason besides a Substitute, use Calm Mind and push Toxic back an action. Then, let's do a couple Synchronoises. If you flinch twice, Synchronoise.

Toxic/Calm Mind~Synchronoise/Toxic/Calm Mind x2
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Hmm. This might come back to bite us later, but start off with Yawn, then Fake them Out to stop the Synchronoise. For your last action, if you're poisoned, get rid of it with Refresh; otherwise, set up a medium Substitute.

Yawn ~ Fake Out ~ Refresh / Substitute (15)
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:19 PM
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Round One

I liek Squirtles (2/2 left)
psyduck
birth ♀ @ King's Rock
Ability: Cloud Nine
Health: 100%
Energy: 100%
Status: Terrified.

Blastoise
blastoise
Blastoise ♀ @ Water Stone
Ability: Rain Dish
Health: 100%
Energy: 100%
Status: Unamused by this pitiful challenger.

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Ominous thunder rumbles above. A flash of lightning streaks through the air to strike a jagged, weather-beaten rock that juts out of the churning waters, Wave after wave crashes against the shore as the overlapping currents buffet birth to and fro. Trembling, both from cold and fear, the Psyduck chances a glance upward at the fearsome beast looming in front of her. The Blastoise is looking elsewhere, apparently not even noticing the smaller Pokémon, or at least not considering her worthy of its attention. birth heaves a sigh of relief. She sure doesn't want to invoke the ire of this terrifying opponent. Maybe she'll just... casually sidle back over to her trainer, and he can recall her and choose someone else...

A sudden crack of lightning makes birth squawk loudly in surprise. Blastoise looks sharply over at her, irritated, and oh my god oh my god this is it she's going to die no no she's not ready for death—

Blastoise parts its jaws in a loud, gaping yawn.

birth is so startled she throws up on it in response. Blastoise wipes the vomit off in disgust, but it's too late. The noxious green liquids have already worked their way through its skin and into its bloodstream. Meanwhile, birth is feeling a bit better after emptying her stomach. In fact, she's starting to feel relaxed and sleepy...

Blastoise suddenly snaps its fingers in front of birth's face and uses its other hand to slam her backward into a giant pointy rock!!!

The rock is giant and pointy and pierces birth's poor exposed wing joint and oh my god it's scary! So scary!!! birth is so scared she forgets to move. Instead she just falls asleep. That's how scared she is.

As birth snores away (terrified snores), Blastoise begins to glow a brilliant white. If birth were awake she would be running for the hills, expecting a terrifying attack of terrorizing terror. But Blastoise is just expelling those nasty toxins from its system. The heavy rain washes over Blastoise, restoring its skin to its brilliant, clean shine. Ah, that's much better.

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I liek Squirtles (2/2 left)
psyduck
birth ♀ @ King's Rock
Ability: Cloud Nine
Health: 94%
Energy: 96%
Status: Dreaming of being safe back in her Poké Ball. Asleep (5% chance of waking up next action).
Used: Toxic ~ [flinch] ~ [asleep]

Blastoise
blastoise
Blastoise ♀ @ Water Stone
Ability: Rain Dish
Health: 100%
Energy: 92%
Status: Unimpressed.
Used: Yawn ~ Fake Out ~ Refresh

Arena Status
  • The rain is pouring down. A harsh wind howls through the arena. Even Cloud Nine cannot restrain the storm's ferocity.

Damage and Energy
  • birth's Health: 100% - 6% (Fake Out) = 94%
  • birth's Energy: 100% - 4% (Toxic) = 96%
  • Blastoise's Health: 100% - 1% (poison) + 1% (Rain Dish) = 100%
  • Blastoise's Energy: 100% - 4% (Yawn) - 3% (Fake Out) - 4% (Refresh) + 3% (Rain Dish) = 92%

Notes
  • Speed order: Blastoise (78) > birth (55).
  • I guess the forums have shiny party sprites, but no other shiny sprites? Sad. :(
  • Fake Out was a critical hit.
  • Update: Due to corrections to Rain Dish's effect, Blastoise regains an additional 2% energy.
  • Keldeo commands first.
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Okay, let's set up that medium Substitute now. Next, if she's still asleep, go for an Aqua Ring. If she woke up on the previous action, though, use Hydro Cannon if you can hit her and Light Screen if you can't. Also use Light Screen if you can't set up an Aqua Ring at all for some reason. End with a Scald to get a little damage in, or Surf if she's underwater or has a Substitute. If you can't hit her at all on the last action, Work Up.

Substitute (15) ~ Aqua Ring / Hydro Cannon (one action) / Light Screen ~ Scald / Surf / Work Up
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ILS, do you have any objections to using the fixed version of Rain Dish for this battle? If it comes into effect, Blastoise will gain an additional 2% energy in the round I posted yesterday.
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Not at all!


If you somehow wake up on the first action, Synchronoise and then Protect. If you wake up on the second action, then use Cross Chop. End with Role Play or, if the Substitute's down, Yawn.

Synchronoise~Protect/Cross Chop~Role Play/Yawn
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Round Two

I liek Squirtles (2/2 left)
psyduck
birth ♀ @ King's Rock
Ability: Cloud Nine
Health: 94%
Energy: 96%
Status: Dreaming of being safe back in her Poké Ball. Asleep (5% chance of waking up next action).

Blastoise
blastoise
Blastoise ♀ @ Water Stone
Ability: Rain Dish
Health: 100%
Energy: 92%
Status: Unimpressed.

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Satisfied that its puny Psyduck foe won't be disturbing it again any time soon, Blastoise turns its back on its challenger and focuses on the choppy bits of its reflection that it can see in the churning waters. It closes its eyes for a moment, concentrating, and tendrils of thick, white fog drift from the cannons on its back, glowing faintly with a small portion of Blastoise's life energy. The vapour coalesces in midair into a hazy replica of the turtle Pokémon, gradually solidifying as it floats lazily down to the water's surface. For a moment all is peaceful — at least, as peaceful as it can be given the perpetual storm that surrounds them, which Blastoise has long since been accustomed to.

The Substitute suddenly claps its hands over its vaguely-formed ears in agony. Confused, Blastoise swivels its head back and forth until it remembers its opponent behind it and jerks back around to face her. Somehow the Psyduck has already shaken herself out of sleep and is now clutching her own head, apparently suffering a terrible headache. birth cries out about how she's SCARED and TOO YOUNG FOR THIS and how her trainer WON'T EVEN LET HER SLEEP, DOESN'T HE KNOW 16-19 HOURS OF SLEEP A DAY ARE ESSENTIAL FOR A PSYDUCK'S HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT and her words carry an undercurrent of psychic energy that makes Blastoise's Substitute writhe about, puffs of mist flying off it in all directions until only a tiny fragment remains. Furious, Blastoise prepares to subject its opponent to its most fearsome attack, but birth sees the deadly look in its eyes and immediately surrounds herself with a transparent bubble of protective energy, cowering as far back as she can move within it. So Blastoise instead decides to do... something. A thing. A very productive thing. What kind of thing? The words "Light Screen" come unbidden to its mind, and it would be a nice way to protect its Substitute from further harm, but Blastoise doesn't know how to do anything like that.

Blastoise puzzles over this conundrum for so long that birth gets impatient and just drops her shield. Seizing the opportunity, Blastoise looses twin jets of boiling water from its cannons, Water Stone glowing as the Pokémon harnesses its energy to further fuel the attack. birth screams as the water strikes her with full force in a seemingly never-ending stream, blistering and leaving an angry red welt on her chest in its wake. The pelting raindrops and tumultuous water around her does nothing to soothe the throbbing pain, and birth curses her luck at managing to get burned by a Water attack from a Water Pokémon in an arena full of nothing but god damn water. She struggles to focus on her opponent, probing its mind with faint pulses of psychic energy in this spot and this, attempting to get more into its headspace. An aura of calm and self-assurance washes over her, and birth takes a deep breath as the pouring rain invigorates her and dulls her pain, just a little bit.

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I liek Squirtles (2/2 left)
psyduck
birth ♀ @ King's Rock
Ability: Cloud Nine Rain Dish
Health: 85%
Energy: 83%
Status: Attempting to flex her imaginary shoulder cannons. Burned (1% dmg/action, 0.67 physical BP).
Used: Synchronoise ~ Protect ~ Role Play

Blastoise
blastoise
Blastoise ♀ @ Water Stone
Ability: Rain Dish
Health: 88%
Energy: 84%
Status: A little embarrassed... Has a 3% Substitute.
Used: Substitute (15%) ~ ??? ~ Scald

Arena Status
  • The rain is pouring down. A harsh wind howls through the arena.

Damage and Energy
  • birth's Health: 94% - 9% (Scald) - 1% (burn) + 1% (Rain Dish) = 85%
  • birth's Energy: 96% - 7% (Synchronoise) - 2% (Protect) - 5% (Role Play) + 1% (Rain Dish) = 83%
  • Blastoise's Health: 100% - 15% (Substitute) + 3% (Rain Dish) = 88%
  • Blastoise's Substitute: 15% - 12% (Synchronoise) = 3%
  • Blastoise's Energy: 92% - 8% (Substitute) - 3% (Scald) + 3% (Rain Dish) = 84%

Notes
  • Speed order: Blastoise (78) > birth (55).
  • birth rolled a 5 the first action and thus woke up...
  • Blastoise doesn't learn Light Screen.
  • Scald caused a burn.
  • The database has a 3% energy cost listed for Role Play, but iirc that's just a placeholder value because Zhorken didn't know what to put for it. I am 90% sure that it should actually be 5% because it's a long-duration effect (this same situation happened for Spite a couple of years ago).
  • I liek Squirtles commands first.
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