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Karkat Vantas' Active Squad3vs3 Rotation
DQ: 7 Days
Damage Cap: 40%
Banned Moves: Weather moves, moves requiring external resources
Arena: Cold Storage
Driftveil City has plenty of attractions: its picturesque lighthouse, its bustling marketplace, and, most important of all to trainers, its official gym. Surely any of those would have made fine sites for a battle and a worthy introduction to Driftveil's culture.
Instead, trainers and spectators find themeselves huddled, shivering, in a glorified walk-in refrigerator.
As it turns out, it's rather expensive to rent out Nimbasa's music hall for a few crazy trainers to have their battles in. And it's even more expensive when you have to pay for repairs after a couple of those trainers smash a hole in the stage and set fire to the orchestra pit. Over budget and facing a suddenly-inflated insurance premium on whatever location it decided to rent, the league found itself too strapped for cash to secure one of Driftveil's more desirable locales.
There was no way they could simply call off the battle, though, so they made do. And, with a bit of effort, they even managed to wrangle a local into teaching their battlers a unique bit of Unovan battle-style, the rotation battle. He's a heartbreaker... His name... Charles...
In a rotation battle, each player sends out three pokémon from the get-go, though only one fights at a time. Up to once per round, at any time, a trainer may choose to "rotate" their pokémon, swapping the one in battle for one of the two in reserve. Now, though the arena manages to avoid the iciest parts of Cold Storage, the floor's a little slick, and the pokémon being rotated in will need to take an action to get its footing. The act of rotating therefore takes a full action, but is otherwise unpenalized. A pokémon that is rendered uncapable of leaving the field under its own power cannot be rotated out.
The frigid conditions of Cold Storage are going to sap a bit of the fun out of this new battle style, though. It's so freezing that all pokémon in battle will lose 5% health and energy at the end of each round, whether or not they're currently in battle. Ice types, of course, love the cold and are immune to this effect--too bad they happen to offend Charles, who can't stand their shameless aping of his aloof and distant attitude. At the end of each round, any ice type actually in battle has a 10% chance (each) of becoming taunted, tormented, confused, or paralyzed as a result of suffering through Charles' intense, furious, and yet carefree stare for the entire round.
For these battles, the first player to post will post all three pokémon that they will be using, as well as which one will start in the active position. The second will then do the same, as well as issuing commands, and the battle will proceed as normal from there.
Kappa the Male Marshtomp
Item: Water Stone
Dangermouse the Male Nidorino
Ability: Poison Point
Item: Moon Stone
King of the Roadkill the Male Pelipper
Ability: Keen Eye
Cashcow the Female Miltank
Slash Grizzly the Female Ursaring
Body Modification: Hackenslash Claw Armor
Mellon Collie the Female Absol
Ability: Super Luck
Lexington the Female Furret
Ability: Keen Eye
Envy the Female Mismagius
Move Modification: Heartbreaker
Zero the Unknown Bronzong
Move Modification: Metal Burst
Frosty the Male Abomasnow
Ability: Snow Warning
Move Modification: Huababa-Barrage
Crazy Linoone' Active Squad
Crunch the Male Feraligatr
Riley the Male Lucario
Ability: Inner Focus
Item: Expert Belt
Heinkel the Female Gabite
Ability: Sand Veil
Kwak'wala the Female Xatu
Death Canon the Unknown Porygon2
Item: Dubious Disc
Death Canyon the Unknown Porygon-Z
Blazhy the Female Aerodactyl
Body Modification: Mechanical Dragon
Not a Creeper the Male Lileep
Ability: Suction Cups
Item: Big Root
Body Modification: But I Just Happened to Like Little Children! It's Not Suspicious at All!
Ragnarok the Male Rasqueon
Ability: Anger Point
Rifleman the Female Remoraid
Item: Scope Lens
1. Karkat Vantas posts his three pokémon.
2. Crazy Linoone picks three and attacks.
3. Karkat Vantas attacks