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Pokémon Showdown!


I basically made this thread as a place for those of us that use Pokémon Showdown! to kind of congregate, talk about teams and specific Pokémon you've seen, and most importantly, to discuss possible battles with one another! If you're in need of a mentor or are willing to help someone along in their competitive battling experience, don't hesitate to post here!
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:28 PM
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to discuss possible battles with one another!
Yeah, um... Haven't battled in forever, sooo anyone who posts on here and is willing to battle here I am.

Edit: Oh by the way, I play on OU.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:43 PM
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I am Superbird on Pokémon Showdown, and I mostly do VGC and Doubles. Because I find them the most relevant, and because doubles just has so many more strategies than singles, which I find to be boring and overcentralized on just a few pokémon per tier.
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[00:31:16] @dingram: makiri an you make someone a driver real quick
[00:31:19] #makiri: why
[00:31:19] @dingram: just so they can say something
[00:31:21] @dingram: and demote them
[00:31:26] +Superbird: inb4 demotes dingram to driver
[00:31:26] @dingram: i want to see if my bot logs the message
[00:31:32] @dingram: no it cant be me
[00:31:45] #makiri: who am i drivering
[00:31:47] +AnotherDimension$$: Me
[00:31:49] @dingram: uh Superbird
[00:31:51] +Kirito11: me lol
[00:32:12] +Superbird: wait rly
[00:32:18] @dingram: i just chose a random active user
[00:32:23] @dingram: just say something
Superbird was promoted to Room Driver by makiri.
[00:32:24] @dingram: anything
[00:32:32] %Superbird: cool
[00:32:34] %Superbird: yay
[00:32:34] @dingram: ok done
[00:32:36] %Superbird: this feels awesome
[00:32:37] @dingram: ty makiri
[00:32:38] %Superbird: while it lasts
[00:32:41] +z2porygon: lol screen shot
[00:32:54] @dingram: you can demote now :3
[00:32:57] +AnotherDimension$$: Superbird
[00:32:59] +AnotherDimension$$: Warn me
Superbird was promoted to Room Voice by makiri.
[00:33:02] @dingram: just doing testing with bot
[00:33:05] +Superbird: well that was fun while it lasted
[00:33:12] @dingram: im glad you didnt like mute anyone
[00:33:13] @dingram: or anything
[00:33:16] +z2porygon: lol
[00:33:21] +Superbird: i shouldve though
[00:33:24] @dingram: no
[00:33:24] +Superbird: ill make a note for next time
[00:33:25] @dingram: ;-;
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:09 PM
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Hi der! Anyone else tired of seeing the same old thing? I'm SO tired of all these "geniuses" who use the same old strategy. It's like noobtoobing. I hate it. The worst part is that you can't use the ones like cause they're "outclassed". Well, I have come up with a solution. Stop using Showdown, and start using Battle Spot. It's RIGHT THERE!
Sorry. I had to get that off my chest.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:19 PM
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Hi der! Anyone else tired of seeing the same old thing? I'm SO tired of all these "geniuses" who use the same old strategy. It's like noobtoobing. I hate it. The worst part is that you can't use the ones like cause they're "outclassed". Well, I have come up with a solution. Stop using Showdown, and start using Battle Spot. It's RIGHT THERE!
Sorry. I had to get that off my chest.
Wow. Where did that come from? Seriously, though, Smogon and Showdown are great, but I feel like, as someone who wants to go pro, they aren't helping as much, because Smogon is focused around Showdown, and Showdown has it's own follower base. The doubles aren't the same, so who do I go to for advice that will actually GO somewhere?
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Well, most Pokémon are voted to be banhammered before they're actually banhammered. In any case, most of the competitive community actually follows the tiers set in place by Smogon, so that you don't go online and end up fighting a bunch of level 100 Reshirams and Mega Kangaskhan. The only Pokémon that are banhammered are the ones that really need it, so I don't actually see much of a problem with the scale put in by Smogon!
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:37 AM
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The worst part is that you can't use the ones like cause they're "outclassed".
The entire point of tiers in the first place is to allow people to do this and have a chance. It's part of the game that some pokémon are completely stronger than others, and thus the weaker ones can't compete. Tiers are what give those poor weaklings a chance to fight with things their own size.

And Battle Spot just has too many people doing cheap legendary stuff, whereas Pokémon Showdown has people actually using coherent strategies.
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[23:53:13] +0riginalTrainer: This is a direct result of the patriarchy.
[23:53:51] +J.D.Deuce: feminism is awesome
[23:53:52] +Viscereal: uh please address me by my pronouns
[23:53:59] +Viscereal: loom/looms/loomself
[23:54:35] +0riginalTrainer: You white male cis scum, check you privilege. No matter how many documents you throw in front of me, the wage gap is real.
[23:54:58] +J.D.Deuce: you've been warned lol
[23:55:14] +B1SHARP: So you believe that fathers deserve the same leave after they have an at home newborn as mothers?
[23:55:40] +0riginalTrainer: So you believe that women should be drafted too?
[23:55:45] +B1SHARP: Yes
[23:55:45] +Viscereal: yes, when they have a baby shove itself through their dick they can get work off
[23:55:47] +Takron Galtos: I'd settle just for at-home leave actually be guarunteed without penalties for mothers.
[23:55:51] +Superbird: you know what we need right now
[23:55:53] +Takron Galtos: That's not even standard yet.
[23:56:00] +0riginalTrainer: What I hate about feminism is that it turns a lot of male issues into female issues, then calls it feminism.
[23:56:02] +Viscereal: challenge cup round robin?
[23:56:03] +Superbird: a tourney to distract everyone from controvertial discussion
[23:56:03] @amr97: another tournament
[23:56:06] @amr97: hurry hurry
[23:56:08] +Superbird: NAILED IT
[23:56:11] +KillerOrcas: woah there what happened here
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:47 PM
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I'm going to post my teams! Everyone else feel free to do the same.
Rain Team
Zechariah (Zapdos) @ Damp Rock
Ability: Static
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Rain Dance
- Thunder
- Roost
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Mallardbot (Porygon2) @ Eviolite
Ability: Trace
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
Quiet Nature
- Rain Dance
- Tri Attack
- Discharge
- Ice Beam

Mariacha (Ludicolo) (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature
- Rain Dance
- Hydro Pump
- Giga Drain
- Ice Beam

Marina (Azumarill) (F) @ Choice Band
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Aqua Jet
- Ice Punch
- Belly Drum
- Superpower

Gale (Tornadus) @ Life Orb
Ability: Prankster
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Naive Nature
- Rain Dance
- Hurricane
- Grass Knot
- Superpower

Tempest (Toxicroak) (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Dry Skin
EVs: 28 HP / 252 Atk / 228 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Drain Punch
- Ice Punch
- Sucker Punch
Main Team
Sveirms (Greninja) (M) @ Red Card
Ability: Protean
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Hasty Nature
- Spikes
- Water Shuriken
- U-turn
- Hidden Power [Fire]

Cards (Gengar) (F) @ Black Sludge
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Shadow Ball
- Focus Blast
- Substitute
- Disable

Piper (Breloom) (F) @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
Shiny: Yes
- Force Palm
- Bullet Seed
- Hidden Power [Electric]
- Spore

Robin (Malamar) (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Superpower
- Night Slash
- Psycho Cut
- Topsy-turvy

Wyatt (Gliscor) (M) @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
EVs: 244 HP / 252 Def / 12 Spd
Impish Nature
- Protect
- Roost
- Toxic
- Earthquake

Boris II (Avalugg) @ Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spd
- Rapid Spin
- Recover
- Gyro Ball
- Avalanche
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Why no Mach Punch on your Breloom?
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:13 PM
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Why no Mach Punch on your Breloom?
I actually think I did change that! This was my party before Hiikaru suggested a few things about it (I edited a few things I remembered off the top of my head, granted).
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Qval, your Main team is a shredder. I didn't stand a chance against that one... :D
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Hi! I'm Hausekatze on Pokemon Showdown. I tend to use it really irregularly on my own but I'm totally interested in fighting people. I play OU singles and I do stall teams. Also my smallest sister would be really excited to fight people. She mostly uses ubers and hackmons, but she has some OU teams, too.

Here are my main two teams.

Rain Team

Lucky (Politoed) @ Damp Rock
Ability: Drizzle
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 SAtk
Bold Nature
- Encore
- Protect
- Toxic
- Scald

Apricot (Azumarill) @ Leftovers
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Aqua Jet
- Belly Drum
- Superpower
- Play Rough

Lightheart (Ampharos) @ Ampharosite
Ability: Static
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 HP / 4 SAtk
Calm Nature
- Thunder
- Confuse Ray
- Thunder Wave
- Volt Switch

Starshower (Vaporeon) @ Leftovers
Ability: Hydration
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 HP / 4 Def
Calm Nature
- Wish
- Toxic
- Protect
- Aqua Ring

Echo (Dragalge) @ Leftovers
Ability: Poison Point
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 HP / 4 SAtk
Calm Nature
- Dragon Tail
- Venoshock
- Protect
- Toxic Spikes

Bird (Forretress) @ Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 Atk
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spd
- Rapid Spin
- Spikes
- Stealth Rock
- Gyro Ball


Sun Team

Heart's Song (Umbreon) @ Leftovers
Ability: Synchronize
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 HP / 4 Def
Calm Nature
- Confuse Ray
- Protect
- Wish
- Toxic

Glacier (Chandelure) @ Leftovers
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 HP / 4 SAtk
Calm Nature
- Will-O-Wisp
- Confuse Ray
- Shadow Ball
- Flamethrower

Forest (Flygon) @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Jolly Nature
- Dragon Claw
- U-turn
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge

Sunshine (Charizard) @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Blaze
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Timid Nature
- Roost
- Flamethrower
- Dragon Pulse
- SolarBeam

Daylight (Espeon) @ Leftovers
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 HP / 4 SAtk
Timid Nature
- Calm Mind
- Baton Pass
- Substitute
- Dazzling Gleam

Flitterheart (Breloom) @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
EVs: 252 Def / 248 HP / 8 Atk
Impish Nature
- Leech Seed
- Substitute
- Swords Dance
- Drain Punch


The sun team is brand new, so it could probably be better, but it's going pretty well so far. Flygon used to be a Venusaur and Charizard used to be a Ninetales. My rain team is a lot older but I recently took out Starmie for Forretress. Also my rain team is finally all named! It took a while.

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Yeah, I suppose showdown has flaws, but it's a really good tool for trainers. I was wrong about it.
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Here are mine.

"A" Team

Keldeo-Resolute @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Justified
EVs: 6 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature
IVs: 30 Atk / 30 Def
- Surf
- Focus Blast
- Icy Wind
- Aqua Jet

Gyarados @ Gyaradosite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 132 Atk / 252 Def / 124 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Payback
- Earthquake
- Aqua Tail
- Outrage

Jirachi @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 76 HP / 252 Def / 180 SAtk
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Spd
- Stealth Rock
- Flash Cannon
- Psychic
- Dazzling Gleam

Excadrill @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
IVs: 0 Spd
- Earthquake
- Iron Head
- Rock Slide
- Rapid Spin

Alakazam @ Life Orb
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 6 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball
- Focus Blast
- Dazzling Gleam

Chansey (F) @ Eviolite
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 88 HP / 168 Def / 252 SDef
Bold Nature
- Toxic
- Soft-Boiled
- Seismic Toss
- Protect


"B" Team
Flight of Icarus (Crobat) @ Choice Band
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Brave Bird
- Cross Poison
- U-turn
- Zen Headbutt

Creeping Death (Excadrill) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Brick Break
- Poison Jab

Powerslave (Rotom-Wash) @ Sticky Barb
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 6 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Spd
- Will-O-Wisp
- Thunder Wave
- Trick
- Confuse Ray

Poison Was the Cure (Tentacruel) @ Leftovers
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 135 SAtk / 252 SDef / 121 Spd
Calm Nature
IVs: 30 Atk / 30 Def / 30 SAtk
- Rapid Spin
- Toxic
- Hydro Pump
- Knock Off

Metal Meltdown (Ferrothorn) @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 131 Atk / 252 Def / 125 SDef
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spd
- Thunder Wave
- Stealth Rock
- Leech Seed
- Gyro Ball

Raining Blood (Goodra) @ Leftovers
Ability: Sap Sipper
EVs: 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Outrage
- Iron Tail
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
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