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Vipera Magnifica vs Ether's Bane
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Format: 2v2, Singles
Style: Set
DQ: 5 days
Damage Cap: 60%
Banned moves: OHKOs, Evasion, all Psychic, Ghost, Dragon, and Fairy moves, both damaging and non-damaging. Attract may only be used by female Pokemon.
Arena: r/atheism

m'battle

Ever wondered why Reddit has the reputation it does? Well, a lot of it is due to this subreddit, and the most well-known stereotypes about this subreddit have (temporarily) been absorbed by the Pokemon here. (Fortunately, they will revert to their non-problematic selves after the battle.)

The effects of this arena:

- All male Pokemon have the base power of their damaging moves increased by 10, but all female and genderless Pokemon have the base power of their damaging moves decreased by 10.
- All white Pokemon have the base power of their damaging moves increased by 5, but all brown/black/yellow Pokemon have the base power of their damaging moves decreased by 5. This stacks with the above.
- All Pokemon with some sort of head covering (for example, Breloom, Honchkrow, Probopass) take 10% less energy to attack. Horns do not count.
- All Pokemon with a beard take 10% less energy to attack. This stacks with the above.
- Female Pokemon may use Attract, but not male Pokemon.
- Should an equine Pokemon use Attract, even Protect will not stop it. (You know why. *winks*)
- When a Pokemon uses a Rock-type or Water-type attack, damaging or non-damaging, its health and energy will be restored by 1% each. (Props to you if you figure out why this one's here.)
- This is r/atheism, so, as has been stated, no Psychic, Ghost, Dragon, or Fairy attacks are permitted.
- When a Pokemon uses a Grass-type attack damaging or non-damaging, the target will have its Attack lowered by one stage for the next two actions.
Vipera Magnifica's active squad

mienfoo Violent Mustelid the male Mienfoo <Regenerator>
buizel Finbarr Galedeep the male Buizel <Swift Swim> @ Never-Melt Ice
sliggoo Master Belch the male Sliggoo <Gooey> @ Lucky Egg
trapinch Darude the male Trapinch <Hyper Cutter> @ Eviolite
seviper Li Feng the female Seviper <Shed Skin> @ Black Sludge
snivy Ophelia the female Snivy <Overgrow>
venipede Vile Myriapoda the female Venipede <Swarm>
hawlucha Libertad the female Hawlucha <Unburden> @ Flying Gem
carvanha Kamohoalii the male Carvanha <Rough Skin>
shellder Rockefeller the male Shellder <Skill Link> @ Water Stone



Ether's Bane's active squad

Milenko the male Skarmory <Sturdy> @ Rocky Helmet skarmory
Voyde the female Spiritomb <Pressure> spiritomb
Cyrix the female Miltank <Scrappy> @ Leftovers miltank
Frost the genderless Cryogonal <Levitate> cryogonal
Gulch the male Durant <Swarm> @ Life Orb durant
Rift the female Drilbur <Sand Rush> drilbur
Kallamehr the male Klefki <Prankster> klefki
Karliah the female Sableye <Keen Eye> sableye
Viskran the male Chespin <Overgrow> chespin
  1. Vipera Magnifica sends out
  2. Ether's Bane sends out and commands
  3. Vipera Magnifica commands
  4. I close the "/r/atheism" tab in disgust
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:02 PM
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Let's go Kamohoalii.

Let's win this with FACTS and LOGIC.
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I'll send out Milenko, or if you prefer...

*tips Rocky Helmet* m'lenko

*is immediately bricked*

Anyway!

Lead off with Swords Dance, then two Drill Pecks, but if Kamohoalii uses Protect, use Swords Dance on the second action, or Sandstorm on the third.

Swords Dance ~ Drill Peck/Swords Dance ~ Drill Peck/Sandstorm
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UU: oh bloody hell.
UU: THIS was yoUr "enchantment?"
UU: are yoU serioUs???????????
UU: UUUUUUUUUUUgh. this is yoUr shittiest twist yet!
uu: WELL PLAYED "SIS!"
uu: YOu CHECKMATED MY QuEEN!
uu: AAH! HAA! HAA! HAA! HAA! HAA! HAA! HAA!
uu: THIS IS SO FuCKING FuNNY.
UU: i am jUst astonished.
UU: not at the gUile of yoUr little ploy, bUt by the fact that yoU actUally seem to think this was a clever rUse.
UU: it is jUst so painfUlly daft, i...
UU: i am speechless!
uu: NEVER SAW SOMEONE SPEECHLESS. WHO HAD SO MuCH TO TYPE.
uu: I THOuGHT YOu OF ALL PEOPLE WOuLD APPRECIATE MY MODIFICATIONS.
uu: THE CROWNS ARE REALLY NICE AND WELL CRAFTED.
uu: FORM FITTING. HARDLY ADDING ANY HEIGHT.
uu: LIKE CAPPING.
uu: A TOOTH.
uu: YOu WERE COMPLETELY FOOLED.
uu: AND NOW THE COVETED PRANKSTER'S GAMBIT BETWEEN uS.
uu: BELONGS TO ME.
UU: this is absUrd.
UU: yoU nagged incessantly for me to allow yoU to reverse the starting positions of the king and qUeen!
UU: i only agreed to get yoU to shUt Up aboUt it, and regardless, i knew i coUld beat yoU anyway even with yoUr initial "advantage." and i was right!
UU: how can yoU claim this as a legitimate strategy?
UU: yoU broke the rUles!
uu: HEY! I DIDN'T BREAK ANY RuLES.
uu: I MERELY ASKED IF YOu WOuLD AGREE. TO ME SWAPPING THE START POSITIONS OF THE KING AND QuEEN.
uu: AND YOu DID AGREE.
uu: BuT THEN I DIDN'T ACTuALLY DO IT.
uu: WHEN DID I SAY I WOuLD? NEVER.
uu: I WAS ONLY GAuGING YOuR WILLINGNESS TO MAKE THE EXCEPTION.
uu: I THEN WENT ABOuT DECORATING MY KING AND QuEEN WITH NICE LITTLE HATS.
uu: WHICH IS *ALSO* NOT AGAINST THE RuLES.
uu: YOu DO IT ALL THE FuCKING TIME. GIVE YOuR GAME PIECES HORNS AND SHIT.
uu: YOu EVEN GIVE THEM NAMES AND BLOOD CASTES. YuCK.
uu: SO IF YOu HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY DECORATIONS. I SAY POT. ALLOW ME TO INTRODuCE YOU TO THE FuCKING KETTLE.


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First, I want you to be faster than Milenko, so use Scary Face to slow him down. Second, you could use a classy hat, so use Thief to steal his Rocky Helmet. Third, just tear the fuck into him with a Super Fang.

Scary Face ~ Thief ~ Super Fang
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A familiar laptop humms to life, the previously dimmed poké ball on its illuminating with a faint, amber light. The screen is a bit more vibrant, and with a few taps on small keys from meaty fingers, the computer is properly accessed. A dwarven white cursor ventures across a familiar anime-themed wallpaper, and a last double-clicks on the small shortcut of the browser of choice: Ninetales. Immediately a well-loved webpage pops into view, but unfortunately, all things must come to an end. A blinking cursor appears in the URL bar, and the dreaded words are slowly typed into existence:
/r/atheism
Immediately a pair of trainers walk onto the page, and a little ref follows them in, twin flags hanging from his belt. As the trainers take their places, the ref clears his throat, steps into the middle of the field, and waves a tattered green flag, barking:
Round two, start!
Pre-round stats
Vipera Magnifica (oo)

Kamohoalii (♂) <Rough skin>
Health: 100%
Energy: 100%
Status: Swimming through cyberspace uneasily.
Commands: Scary Face ~ Thief ~ Super Fang

Ether's Bane (oo)

Milenko (♂) <Sturdy> @ rocky-helmet
Health: 100%
Energy: 100%
Status: Taking a quick feather count.
Commands: Swords Dance ~ Drill Peck/Swords Dance ~ Drill Peck/Sandstorm
"Kamohoalli, go!" Vipera Magnifica cried as his loyal carvanha shot from his capsule, somehow floating in peculiar cyberspace. Ether's Bane frowned and fumbled at his own belt quickly, grasping a familiar poké ball— a quick brush of the finger over the braille embedded into the capsule's upper half confirmed its contents.

"Milenko!" he shouted, and with a flash of blinding light, a skarmory appeared from nothing, landing on the userbar with a large puff of dust. Suddenly there was a powerful tremor, and the little robot in the teacup glanced over, little antenna wagging with anticipation. Slowly he pressed his lips together and uttered a contraction that caused the entire webpage to shake briefly, the words alone causing everyone's heart to stop for but a beat.

"M'lenko."

The quakes ceased, and the robot tipped an invisible hat before submerging back into his teapot. Ether's Bane furrowed his eyebrows, but shook his head and barked a command, pushing the strange phenomemon from his head. "Milenko, use swords dance!" The skarmory squawked and beat his mighty wings, taking flight immediately, small contrail hugging his back. He whirled about majestically in the sky, and his steely feathers seemed to grow in size and strength, their normally dulled edges becoming sharp and frightening.

Kamohaolii scowled. Milenko was so majestic, it wasn't fair— the damned thing didn't even have to evolve! It was born that way! Well, Kamohaolii would show him, all right. He'd show him just how scary an unevovled pokémon could be. Quickly gathering all his might, the little carvanha pressed his scarred face into a truly terrifying leer. Milenko paused for a moment mid-dance and ogled at the thing for a moment, partially curious and partially horrified. The skarmory shuddered.

The carvanha pulled his solid lips back in a grin, further exposing his knife-like teeth. His scary face had served two purposes, after all. Revelling in the freedom of frictionless swimming, Kamohaolii paddled up to Milenko at top speed and slammed into his head, biting viciously. As the skarmory squawked and batted at Kamohaolii's side (in the process scuffing up his precious feathers quite a bit), the pesky carvanha made a single swipe with his tail, knocking the rocky helmet Milenko had been indirectly brandishing from his head. The spurs on it slashed at Kamohaolii's tailfin a bit in protest, but the struggle was for naught in a few brief moments, at the end of which there stood a dignified-looking carvanha with a helmet perhaps a bit too large for him resting on his head.

By the time Milenko could properly process what had just happened, it was too late. He squawked in protest, but to no avail, and then glanced a dagger at little Kamohaolii. The carvanha's ego had been boosted enough that he didn't fear the skarmory's imminent wrath, but this was a mistake; before he could even react, Kamohaolii was bombarded violently by Milenko's thick, steel beak, twisting and turning in the fish's hide like a giant drill. The bird suppressed a scream as the sharp scales dug into his face and the rocky helmet's iron spurs assaulted the top of his head.

Kamohaolli barked and wriggled in vain, at last resorting to a firm bite in Milenko's side. His tusk-like teeth seemed to drain the very power from Milenko's body, but he still thrashed violently, determined to fell his opponent there and then. Unfortunately, there was only so much he could do; brown blood tricking down his neck, Milenko ripped free of his assailant and landed atop the neck of the looming teapot, scowling and readjusting his feathers.
Post-round stats
Vipera Magnifica (oo)

Kamohoalii (♂) <Rough skin> @ rocky-helmet
Health: 72%
Energy: 63%
Status: Wiggling his fins triumphantly.
Commands: Scary Face ~ Thief ~ Super Fang

Ether's Bane (oo)

Milenko (♂) <Sturdy>
Health: 40%
Energy: 92%
Status: Panting, and contemplating what the fuck just actually happened. || +2 Attack, —2 Speed
Commands: Swords Dance ~ Drill Peck ~ Drill Peck
Calculations
ACTION ONE:
Milenko uses swords dance for 2% energy, increasing his attack by two stages.
Kamohoalii uses scary face for 2% energy, lowering Milenko's speed by two stages.
Kamohoalii: health(100%), energy(98%)
Milenko: health(100%), energy(98%), ATK+2, SPD-2

ACTION TWO:
Kamohoalii uses thief for 9% damage (6% + 1% (STAB) + 1% (MALE SUPERIORITY)) and 2% energy, thereby acquiring the rocky helmet but taking 2% recoil.
Milenko uses drill peck for 13% damage (8% + 2% (STAB) + 2% (ATK boost)+ 1% (MALE SUPERIORITY)) and 3% energy. He takes 4% recoil.
Kamohoalii: health(85%), energy(96%)
Milenko: health(87%), energy(95%), ATK+2, SPD-2

ACTION THREE:
Kamohoalii uses super fang for 45% damage and 33% energy.
Milenko uses drill peck for 13% (8% + 2% (STAB) + 2% (ATK boost) + 1% (MALE SUPERIORITY)) damage and 3% energy. He takes 4% recoil.
Kamohoalii: health(72%), energy(63%)
Milenko: health(40%), energy(92%), ATK+2, SPD-2

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  • A few letters have been knocked free of their original locations.
  • The reddit robot guy thing is hiding in his tea kettle.
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  • Let me know if I'm forgetting something. I included the calculations if you're curious, though some of it was done internally and wasn't written down.
  • Vipera Magnifica commands first next round.
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Start off with Taunt, as we really don't want Milenko to heal or try to confuse you. Then use Brine twice. If he tries to Protect/Detect against your Taunt or is otherwise unhittable, use Focus Energy for an action and Taunt the next action.

Taunt / Focus Energy ~ Brine / Taunt / Focus Energy ~ Brine / Taunt / Focus Energy
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Spam Secret Power until you get a side effect to happen. If you've already caused a side-effect, switch to Rock Slide.

Secret Power ~ Secret Power/Rock Slide ~ Secret Power/Rock Slide
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uu: I'VE CHECKED YOU OUT. FROM MANY DIFFERENT MONITORS.
uu: YOU ARE JUST. SPECTACULARLY UNINTELLIGENT.
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Round two, start!
Pre-round stats
Vipera Magnifica (oo)

Kamohoalii (♂) <Rough skin> @ rocky-helmet
Health: 72%
Energy: 63%
Status: Wiggling his fins triumphantly.
Commands: Taunt / Focus Energy ~ Brine / Taunt / Focus Energy ~ Brine / Taunt / Focus Energy

Ether's Bane (oo)

Milenko (♂) <Sturdy>
Health: 40%
Energy: 92%
Status: Panting, and contemplating what the fuck just actually happened. || +2 Attack, —2 Speed
Commands: Secret Power ~ Secret Power/Rock Slide ~ Secret Power/Rock Slide
Milenko finished counting his knife-like feathers, then made a detestful squawk, counting them twice, three times. Seventy-seven! Seventy-seven feathers! He'd lost four precious feathers! His eyes began to burn, small tears running down his metal face. A single cry of sadness rang out through /r/atheism.

Kamohoalii stuck out his tongue and jeered. Milenko's tears sizzled as his face grew hot, and he screamed in anger as he flew at his opponent, wings beating extra powerfully to make up for the lost surface area. Kamohoalii only kept his tongue out, blowing a wet raspberry a Milenko flew right past him, narrowly avoiding a violent crash into the userbar.

With a blood-curdling scream, Milenko picked himself back up and launched back at Kamohoalii, a bright white light beginning to illuminate his wings. Feathers! Four feathers! Kamohoalii tried to sidestep (sideswim?) once again, but Milenko veered to the right sharply, slashing at the little fish with his white wings. Kamohoalii screamed as the blade-like feathers sliced up his skin, and Milenko winced slightly as his remaining feathers scraped uncomfortably against sharp scales.

Kamohoalii took advantage of the close quarters and parted his chops, spewing salty water onto his metallic foe. The water, as it touched Kamohoalii's tongue, was tinged slightly green; the carvanha's eyes widened as a citric taste singed his tastebuds. The skarmory screamed as the brine caused his bite wounds to sear and burn, but he managed to push past the pain with little more than a pint couple of tears, slashing once again with his sharp wings. They exchanged a few more bouts, avian screaming and piscine wails nearly shaking various letters around the subreddit from their foundations.

Then they paused, both panting. Kamohoalii was shivering slightly, and brown blood dripped from his wounds, but seemed to be in fairly good shape besides; Milenko was trembling, too weak to fly any further, legs about to buckle. However, there was no rule indicating that things couldn't be turned around...

This is /r/atheism, after all. Chance is the true god.
Post-round stats
Vipera Magnifica (oo)

Kamohoalii (♂) <Rough skin> @ rocky-helmet
Health: 44%
Energy: 53%
Status: Catching his breath, and really wishing he had fins long enough to sate that itch on his back.
Commands: Taunt ~ brine ~ brine

Ether's Bane (oo)

Milenko (♂) <Sturdy>
Health: 6%
Energy: 77%
Status: Still outraged over his loss of feathers. || +2 Attack, —2 Speed, TAUNT: 1
Commands: Secret Power x3
Calculations

PRE-ROUND:
Kamohoalii: health(72%), energy(63%)
Milenko: health(40%), energy(92%), ATK+2, SPD-2

ACTION ONE:
Kamohoalii uses taunt for 4% energy.
Milenko uses secret power for 5% energy and 10% (7% + 1% (MALE SUPERIORITY) + 2% (ATK Boost)) damage.
Kamohoalii: health(62%), energy(59%)
Milenko: health(38%), energy(87%), ATK+2, SPD-2 {TAUNTED: 2}

ACTION TWO:
Kamohoalii uses brine for 16% damage and 4% energy, restoring health and energy by 1% each.
Milenko uses secret power for 5% energy and 10% (7% + 1% (MALE SUPERIORITY) + 2% (ATK Boost)) damage.
Kamohoalii: health(53%), energy(56%)
Milenko: health(36%), energy(82%), ATK+2, SPD-2 {TAUNTED: 1}

ACTION THREE:
Kamohoalii uses brine for 16% damage and 4% energy, restoring health and energy by 1% each.
Milenko uses secret power for 5% energy and 10% (7% + 1% (MALE SUPERIORITY) + 2% (ATK Boost)) damage.
Kamohoalii: health(44%), energy(53%)
Milenko: health(12%), energy(77%), ATK+2, SPD-2 {TAUNTED: 0}

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  • Ether's Bane commands first next.
  • I added a little extra energy to Kamohoalii's brines, seeing as they did so much damage.
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Open with Rock Slide. Then, if you somehow survive, use Protect if he uses a damaging move, or Roost if he doesn't. Finally, use Rock Slide, unless he uses a damaging move. If that happens, use Fly.

Rock Slide ~ Roost/Protect ~ Rock Slide/Fly
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A few errors here:

Secret power is not a contact move, so there should be no recoil. With the MANLINESS boost + STAB, Brine should have done 17% damage, or 18% damage if you add the 10 base power before doubling (I'm not sure which in this case). Either way, I don't see how Milenko went from 40% health to 12% health, even with the calculations you used. He should actually be at 6% (or 4%).
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<Music_Dragon> well, it's a bit more complex than that.
<Eifie> yeah, I'm not so sure how much of that is real
<Veheeyem> Just imagine for a second though
<MF> people, you're being irrational
<Eifie> that's not a natural age
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A few errors here:

Secret power is not a contact move, so there should be no recoil. With the MANLINESS boost + STAB, Brine should have done 17% damage, or 18% damage if you add the 10 base power before doubling (I'm not sure which in this case). Either way, I don't see how Milenko went from 40% health to 12% health, even with the calculations you used. He should actually be at 6% (or 4%).
/slams head on desk

I keep forgetting that physical ≠ contact, I'm so sorry! As for the brines not doing enough damage, uh... I'm not actually sure what happened there, there's no excuse. Anyway, it's fixed up now, feel free to command, and sorry it took so long!
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Alright, an Aqua Jet will finish him off.

Aqua Jet x 3
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<Eifie> yeah, I'm not so sure how much of that is real
<Veheeyem> Just imagine for a second though
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<Eifie> that's not a natural age
<Veheeyem> whoa take it easy, what's the root of all this negativity?
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Round three, start!
Pre-round stats
Vipera Magnifica (oo)

Kamohoalii (♂) <Rough skin> @ rocky-helmet
Health: 44%
Energy: 53%
Status: Catching his breath, and really wishing he had fins long enough to sate that itch on his back.
Commands: Aqua Jet x 3

Ether's Bane (oo)

Milenko (♂) <Sturdy>
Health: 6%
Energy: 77%
Status: Still outraged over his loss of feathers. || +2 Attack, —2 Speed, TAUNT: 1
Commands: Rock Slide ~ Roost/Protect ~ Rock Slide/Fly
Mileno squawked and hobbled over to Kamohoalii, clearly dizzy. He spread his wings, though they no longer contained the strength and energy necessary to permit flight, and let out a weak roar, slashing haphazardly at his piscine foe. None of the weak chops hit their mark, and Kamohoalii gave his opponent a dull stare for but a moment. Suddenly he was cloaked in furiously surging water, the carvanha flung forward with reckless abandon, with every bit as much force as the strongest river. Milenko barely had time to widen his eyes before he was slammed into by a ravenous piranha. The impact was just too much, and the skarmory fell, ref blowing his whistle loudly and raising an arm. Ether's Bane sighed as he recalled his pokémon, clipping the capsule to his belt and fingering the braille on the others in search of his next battler...
Post-round stats
Vipera Magnifica (oo)

Kamohoalii (♂) <Rough skin> @ rocky-helmet
Health: 45%
Energy: 51%
Status: Giggling in victory.
Commands: Aqua Jet

Ether's Bane (xo)

Milenko (♂) <Sturdy>
Health: 0%
Energy: 77%
Status: Out cold.
Commands: None
Arena Status
  • Entire sentences have fallen from their foundations.
  • The reddit robot guy thing is still hiding in his tea kettle.
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  • Ether's Bane sends out, Vipera Magnifica commands, Ether's Bane commands.
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I'll send out Gulch.
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Start out by using Super Fang on the first action, but if Gulch protects, instead use Focus Energy. Then use Scald twice. If he has a substitute at any point, use Waterfall. If he uses a damaging move on the second action, use Protect.

Super Fang / Focus Energy / Waterfall ~ Scald / Protect / Waterfall ~ Scald / Waterfall

Also, I think that last Aqua Jet should have restored Kamohoalii's health by 1%
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Protect to prevent Super Fang, then use Thunder Wave - he did say "damaging move", so he won't use Protect. Finally, dive underground with Dig.

Protect ~ Thunder Wave ~ Dig (go underground)
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AG: Hahahahahahahaha, oh god I can't 8reathe!!!!!!!!
AG: A8solutely priceless. XXXXD
AT: hEY, vRISKA,
AT: tHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE, oF A PERSONAL NATURE,
AT: hOW COULD YOU EVEN BE READING THAT,
AG: Pff. Tavros, sometimes your stupidity surprises even me.
AG: Next time you decide to open your heart to an alien girl........
AG: Make sure her chat client isn't 8eing holographically projected for all to see, ok?
AT: uH,
AT: wHOOOPS,
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Sorry for lateness, here, guys. It's been a rough past couple of days.
Round four, start!
Pre-round stats
Vipera Magnifica (oo)

Kamohoalii (♂) <Rough skin> @ rocky-helmet
Health: 45%
Energy: 51%
Status: Contemplating Gulch's edibility.
Commands: Super Fang / Focus Energy / Waterfall ~ Scald / Protect / Waterfall ~ Scald / Waterfall

Ether's Bane (xo)

Gulch (♂) <Swarm> @ life-orb
Health: 100%
Energy: 100%
Status: Ready to rock. Or steel. Or bug.
Commands: Protect ~ Thunder Wave ~ Dig (go underground)
skarmoryMilenko (♂) <Sturdy>
Health: 0%
Energy: 77%
Status: Out cold.
Moments after Milenko fell, cracking the userbar ever so slightly, Ether's Bane replaced the clunky skarmory with a new pokémon. Much to Kamohoalii's chagrin, the replacement was yet another steel type, and while this one had fewer feathers to worry about, it looked all the meaner.

Gulch wasn't mean, however. He was a clever bug. Back before he'd been captured and sailed away to ASB's market, he had been the smartest durant in the colony. Sometimes, when they were searching for food, he would use his pincers to uproot grass and find the little pokémon hiding beneath the roots. Genius! No one matched up to Gulch. Not even this carvanha. The first thing Gulch did was erect a wall of energy around him on all sids, to protect from Kamohoalii's potential wrath. The best defence was a good offence, they said. Or something like that. It was a delicate balance, however: the shield was exerting, so he didn't want to push himself too far. Yes, a thin barrier like that should suffice quite nicely, at least until Kamohoalii used an attack, yes...

Kamohoalii ogled at his idiot opponent in confusion. Well, there was nothing wrong with having a stupid foe. Not to Kamohoalii, at least. It just meant easy pickings. It would be a piece of cake to wipe this little bugger off the face of the earth, even without an ostensible type advantage. Using nothing but brute force and sharp teeth, Kamohoalii would unleash a wrath the likes of which the poor ant had never seen. Kamohoalii dawned an evil grin (which was, in truth, quite frightening to see on a toothy fish) as he entered The Zone™.

Gulch's antennae twitched as his foe schemed a few yards away. This was, without a doubt, the most passive-aggressive battle he'd ever been a part of. Gulch supposed that's what a battle in /r/atheism was like. But Gulch was far too clever for passive-aggressiveness. He was either one or the other. And he was all out of passive. Or something like that. Before Kamohoalii could snap himself out of his trance, Gulch scuttled over to him extremely rapidly; it must have been a truly terrifying sight, to see the knee-height ant charging at maximum speed. Kamohoalii's eyes widened, but it wasn't enough— Gulch chittered before releasing a sudden jolt, causing Kamohoalii's cartilage to tense up, restricting movement.

Kamohoalii shrieked in protest, gathering water in the back of his throat and wincing slightly as it began to boil. He attempted to fire it violently, spraying the scalding water all over the durant, but it only came out as a weak mist, Kamohoalii's throat suddenly too sore to direct a stream properly. The mist was still quite hot, fortunately, and Gulch did seem to take a small amount of damage from it.

But Gulch was the closest to a prophet that a steel ant could get. He knew that if he stayed in the same place, Kamoflaugi would just assault him with the evil hot cloud again. Before he gave his opponent that chance, he devised an ingenious plan: sure to skitter away from Kamohoalii first, Gulch dug his pincers into the userbar, digging into it and forming a tunnel that fit half its length. His antennae twitched, his intuition telling that Kampoflampi was just above him. He paused there, snickering.

Kamohoalii had no clue where exactly where Gulch had gone off to, but he knew it was somewhere under that hole he'd dug... all the way... over there... There was no way he could make that trip, not in this state. Desperate, he began boiling water in his throat again, smiling slightly as it transformed into mountain dew in the process, then tried his best to spray it into the hole. If only he could fill it with water, he'd flush the ant out...

Unfortunately, he failed. Gulch remained in his subterranean fort, chuckling.
Post-round stats
Vipera Magnifica (oo)

Kamohoalii (♂) <Rough skin> @ rocky-helmet
Health: 47%
Energy: 38%
Status: Screaming at Gulch to get out of his hole. // Severely paralysed for one more action, crit ratio +2.
Executed: Focus energy ~ scald ~ scald

Ether's Bane (xo)

Gulch (♂) <Swarm> @ life-orb
Health: 97%
Energy: 92%
Status: Chittering to himself underground.
Executed: Protect ~ Thunder Wave ~ Dig
skarmoryMilenko (♂) <Sturdy>
Health: 0%
Energy: 77%
Status: Out cold.
Calculations
Gulch uses protect for 2% energy.
Kamohoalii uses focus energy for 5% energy, raising his critical hit ratio by two.
Gulch: 100% health; 98% energy
Kamohoalii: 45% health; 46% energy; Crit + 2

Gulch uses thunder wave for 4% energy, severely paralysing Kamohoalii.
Kamohoalii uses scald for 5% energy and 3% damage. (I rolled paralysis fail here, but since it's special, I figured I'd just lower the damage.)
Gulch: 97% health; 94% energy
Kamohoalii: 46% health; 42% energy; Crit + 2; Severely paralysed for two more actions

Gulch digs under ground for 2% energy.
Kamohoalii uses scald for 5% energy, but it's evaded.
Gulch: 97% health; 92% energy
Kamohoalii: 47% health; 38% energy; Crit + 2; Severely paralysed for one more action

Arena Notes:
  • Entire sentences have fallen from their foundations.
  • The reddit robot guy thing is still hiding in his tea kettle.
  • There is now a tunnel through the userbar.
  • I've put together a very rough depiction.
Notes
  • Ether's Bane commands first next.
  • The first scald technically paralysis-failed, but since it was a special move, I let it hit... at the cost of a bit of its damage.
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Strike with Dig, but wait until Kamohoalii completes his first action. Then use Energy Ball, unless he uses Super Fang. In that case, use Protect. Finally, use Protect, unless you just used it, or if he goes for Super Fang. If you just used Protect, use Energy Ball, but if he uses Super Fang, go underground again.

Dig (go second) ~ Energy Ball/Protect ~ Protect/Energy Ball/Dig (go underground)
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Start by Bouncing up as high as you can go, and then slamming down into your opponent on the second action. Then Chill on your third action. If you're fully paralyzed and can't move on your first action, use Protect on your second action.

Bounce (Up) ~ Bounce (Down) / Protect ~ Chill
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Round six, start!
Pre-round stats
Vipera Magnifica (oo)

Kamohoalii (♂) <Rough skin> @ rocky-helmet
Health: 47%
Energy: 38%
Status: Screaming at Gulch to get out of his hole. // Severely paralysed for one more action, crit ratio +2.
Commands: Bounce (Up) ~ Bounce (Down) / Protect ~ Chill

Ether's Bane (xo)

Gulch (♂) <Swarm> @ life-orb
Health: 97%
Energy: 92%
Status: Chittering to himself underground.
Commands: Dig (go second) ~ Energy Ball/Protect ~ Protect/Energy Ball/Dig (go underground)
skarmoryMilenko (♂) <Sturdy>
Health: 0%
Energy: 77%
Status: Out cold.
Kamohoalii still searched as vigourously as a paralysed fish could search, eyeballs flitting about sporadically in their sockets. The poor pokémon was wheezing, breathing made difficult by the sudden lack of locomotion; probably the unsureness as to where his foe was combined with the inability to move should the durant spring up below him was too much anxiety to handle. At length the carvanha sensed a rumbling beneath the userbar, where she had conjectured Gulch to be laying. Instinctively, the piranha pokémon lurched into the air, and not a moment too soon— as she looked downward during her ascent, she spotted Gulch shooting from the userbar, pincers clapping.

Gulch's tunnel complete, the userbar collapsed in part where the tunnel had traced. Gulch skittered away quickly as the hole he'd just erupted from was destroyed. He was a clever durant, indeed— his friends back at the Hill would have been crushed. But there was no time for pats on the back; not with a flying carvanha on the loose! Gulch chittered as green light collected between his iron pincers into a large sphere, then shrieked as he fired the orb Kamohoalii's way. Unfortunately for Gulch, the carvanha's constant upwardd movement made it difficult for the durant to make any semblance of an accurate shot, and the energy ball spiralled in the wrong direction before fizzling out.

What comes up most go down. Kamohoalii hit his zenith before long and began plummeting downward. The userbar was unstable and didn't appear to be a particularly pleasant place to land besides; no, there was only one place that Kamohoalii wanted to land. He could see it clearly. The durant tried to skitter away, but to little avail; all he could do was shriek as the unavoidable power of gravity pressed the giant fish onto his back with a slight crack.

Gulch yelled in protest and shook the carvanha from his back. He skittered way, one of his six legs dragging behind him uselessly. The carvanha was inflicted with rheumatism yet, though it seemed to have become more mild thanks to his recent stretch, and he was still dazed from the landing. He seemed relaxed to an extent, although he was pondering what he had to do next. Well, that was a foolish move on his part, thought Gulch. Just standing there placidly in battle! Why, in all his years, Gulch had never heard of such a thing. Surely his foe couldn't just be staring without reason. It seemed likely to Gulch that Kamohoalii was plotting something. Indeed, the vacant expression on his face, the dribble of spittle that leaked from the corner of his mouth, the gloss over his unseeing eyes— all telltale signs that the carvanha was planning something awful. Summoning his energies for a psychic attack, even! Gulch was far too clever to fall into such an obvious trap; just as he had before, he formed a barrier of mysterious energy to protect himself from Kamohoalii's imminent attack.

And Gulch sat there, ever the patient ant, waiting for it to come.
Post-round stats
Vipera Magnifica (oo)

Kamohoalii (♂) <Rough skin> @ rocky-helmet
Health: 47%
Energy: 44%
Status: I can... fly? I can fly! // Mildly paralysed for two more actions, crit ratio +2
Executed: Bounce up ~ bounce down ~ chill

Ether's Bane (xo)

Gulch (♂) <Swarm> @ life-orb
Health: 86%
Energy: 77%
Status: Feeling very secure behind his protect.
Executed: Dig up ~ energy ball ~ protect
skarmoryMilenko (♂) <Sturdy>
Health: 0%
Energy: 77%
Status: Out cold.
Arena Status
  • The userbar has collapsed onto itself where Gulch's tunnel had been.
  • Entire sentences have fallen from their foundations.
  • The reddit robot guy thing is still hiding in his tea kettle.
Notes
  • Vipera Magnifica attacks first next.
  • I didn't add in the attack-drop for the first energy ball, as it missed. Let me know if that's wrong.
  • Kamohoalii's paralysis has fallen to mild, with a 15% chance of failure rather than 25%.
Calculations
Kamohoalii starts using bounce for 4% energy.
Gulch finishes dig for 6% energy. (? Why didn't I make it four the first time...) He misses his mark.
Gulch: 97% health; 86% energy
Kamohoalii: 47% health; 34% energy; Crit + 2; Severely paralysed for no more actions
Gulch uses energy ball for 6% energy and 1% recoil. He misses his mark.
Kamohoalii finishes using bounce for 4% energy and 10% (8% + 1%(MALE SUPERIORITY) + 1% (ROUGH SKIN) damage.
Gulch: 86% health; 80% energy
Kamohoalii: 47% health; 34% energy; Crit + 2; Mildly paralysed (15% chance of failure) for three more actions.
Gulch uses protect for 3% energy.
Kamohoalii chills, restoring 10% energy.
Gulch: 86% health; 77% energy
Kamohoalii: 47% health; 44% energy; Crit + 2; Mildly paralysed for two more actions.
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