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allitersonance vs Sylph


I am the man who arranges the blocks.
[size=+2]allitersonance vs Sylph[/size]

Challenge for Sylph.

Format: 2v2 Doubles
DQ: Two weeks
Damage Cap: 40%
Banned/Restricted Moves: OHKOs, direct healing, perish song, destiny bond, pain split, attract

Arena Description: The Ruins of Asber

The battle takes place on the same street as the Pokemon Registration Office and the Fourth United Bank of TCoD, both now just rubble and shattered glass, destroyed by two particularly massive meteors that even now have the warm green glow of draconic energy. It might be speculated that these buildings, once core facilities of the League and symbols of Asber's wealth and power, weren't struck by the meteors by mere chance, but instead the meteors had been precisely aimed by psychic power. Or perhaps they had been direct targets of the initial onslaught in the first place. It's impossible to know.

What is clear, however, is that this was once the heart of Asber, and that it has been destroyed beyond repair.

It would seem that clearing out the rubble from the ruins of the downtown area was not a priority. Instead the old buildings were just sectioned off, with visits still permitted, but now unusable for League purposes. With the move to entirely online banking and pokemon registration, those buildings aren't necessary any more, anyway.

The dust has long since settled, but the buildings are now mostly destroyed, and there are craters along the road. Rubble has fallen even onto the cracked roads and sidewalks, making them nigh impassable, but fortunately, with the effort of over a hundred pokemon, a large part of the road has been cleared.

The sky is full of ominous clouds and rainwater has gathered in every crater and crevice left by the battle. Weeds have taken root and sprouted out of cracks in the road, and vines have started to climb over the buildings. Occasionally, an abandoned pokemon from trainers who never returned might poke its head over the rubble.

allitersonance's active squad

porygon2 Alter Ego the genderless Porygon2 <Trace> @ Dubious Disc
abra Mewtwo the male Abra <Synchronize> @ Lucky Egg
marshtomp Channa the female Marshtomp <Torrent> @ Lucky Egg
nincada Cselkcess the male Nincada <Compound Eyes> @ Lucky Egg
zweilous Daenerys the female Zweilous <Hustle> @ Lucky Egg
zorua Needle the female Zorua <Illusion> @ Lucky Egg
dratini Sock the male Dratini <Shed Skin> @ Lucky Egg
igglybuff Igglybuff the Prodigy the male Igglybuff <Cute Charm> @ Soothe Bell
ralts Ryouko the female Ralts <Synchronize> @ Lucky Egg
honedge Corpse Warblade the female Honedge <No Guard> @ Exp. Share

Sylph's active squad

horsea Tiamat the female Horsea <Sniper>
pidgeotto Riza the female Pidgeotto <Keen Eye> @ Lucky Egg
vulpix Chaos the female Vulpix <Flash Fire> @ Fire Stone
marshtomp Takumi the male Marshtomp <Torrent>
natu Zeno the male Natu <Synchronize>
ducklett Hall Om Mig the female Ducklett <Big Pecks>
froakie Benjamin the male Froakie <Protean>
torchic Chica the female Torchic <Blaze>
buneary Bonnie the male Buneary <Run Away>
fennekin Foxy the male Fennekin <Blaze>

allitersonance sends out.
Sylph sends out and commands.
allitersonance commands.
So saith the coin flip.


Take me to Wonderland
Alright, time to go!

I use Riza and Chaos. Let the rebellion begin you two.

Riza, I want you to focus on Igglybuff there for now. Summon up a Toxic to give that faerie something to worry about, then follow up with Steel Wing to make it hurt further then follow with another Steel Wing. If you are unable to issue your attacks from Protect, Detect or simliar, then switch to Double Team.

Chaos. Since we are not sure what ability that Alter Ego will trace, we need to keep to the safe side and avoid fire moves at the moment. So I want you to play Support at first. Use Safeguard to protect yourself and Riza from status effects. Follow up with Confuse Ray on Alter Ego, then finally Dark Pulse on Alter Ego. If you are not able to issue your attacks for any reason (protect, Detect, the like), move the action to the next slot to try again.

Riza: Toxic @ Igglybuff/Double Team ~ Steel Wing @ Igglybuff/Double Team ~ Steel Wing @ Igglybuff/ Double Team
Choas: Safeguard ~ Confuse Ray @ Alter Ego/ Safeguard ~ Dark Pulse @ Alter Ego/ Safeguard/ Confuse Ray @ Alter Ego
Prodigy, use safeguard. You won't be able to block the toxic, but that's quite alright, really. Poison's not too bad. If it hits you, use the pain to power up a nice facade... in Chaos's direction. Yeah, I know, it'd be better if you could hit Riza in revenge, but there's no need to treat this as two parallel single battles when you've got Alter Ego covering your back. Toxic might miss, of course, in which case, switch to water pulse.

Safeguard ~ Facade @ Chaos / Water Pulse @ Chaos ~ Facade @ Chaos / Water Pulse @ Chaos

Alter Ego, no need to worry about confusion! And furthermore, Chaos is going to be wasting an action at minimum because there are no conditionals for a safeguard of your own. So let's just do some damage, shall we? Rain dance, then bring down lightning on Riza's head.

Rain Dance ~ Thunder @ Riza ~ Thunder @ Riza


I am the man who arranges the blocks.
"Gather round, children, and let your old granny tell you how Asber was run back in her day. There were none of these newfangled smartphones, and the closest thing we had to an ATM was a plain old TM! No sir, back in my day, we had to walk into the bank, spell the url where we earned our money out loud to the teller, and he had to transcribe it exactly correct, and we had to be damn sure of our math, or else we'd be thrown out and told to learn us some 'rithmetic! And if you wanted to buy a Pokémon, you had to be a marathon sprinter and tell the bank teller and the registrar down the block what you were doing at the same time! These days all you gotta do is push some buttons and it's done. You don't even gotta say what the money is for, or where it's from! There's just no human element to it anymore! I tell ya...

"And what's this business of referees taking naps that are less than a week long? Back in my day, every other round was a new emergency ref because the last one fell into a coma! And we didn't complain about it! Yeesh, honestly..."

"Mx. Meursault, we'd like to start the battle if you don't mind..."

"Quiet you! Well, I guess the coma thing did sort of put a damper on things in the end... Eventually the Head Referee fell into one herself, and there was nobody to stop the hooligans from holding that Metronome battle in the middle of Lacuna Square. No telling what comes from them, ya see? It could mean a few minor street repairs, some sweeping up, or it could mean a meteor hits the Bank, killing everyone inside and crashing the region's entire economy."

"Mx. Meursault-"

"Fine! Fine, nobody cares about history these days, I guess."

Despite the weeks of protest from the Asber Historic Preservation Society, which consisted of two angry suburban mothers and their seven year old daughters they dragged to their meetings, the two battlers and their not-at-all elderly referee arrived at the ruins of the old Asber Central Square. Sylph and allitersonance took their places at either end of the block, while the referee sat herself on the stoop of the bank where they once held a job. Her sigh echoed across the arena, bitter over the technology which had forced her from a comfortable office job back into the field.

The trainers sent out their Pokémon. From Sylph, a Pidgeotto and Vulpix, and from alliter, an Igglybuff and Porygon2. The four stared at each other for an awkward moment - well, awkward for everyone except Alter Ego, Porygon2, who initiated the staredown. They had initiated the Trace app on the first Pokémon they saw out of the ball, which just so happened to be the opposing Pidgeotto. They got the data on Riza's eyes, and then zoned out while processing her ability without averting their gaze. The silence was terribly awkward, so much so that the referee was about to resume her history lesson, but blessedly they were interrupted by a loud PING from Alter Ego. The ref was startled so much that they dropped their whistle, but it was of no consequence: the battlers had mistaken the sound for her blowing it anyway, and the match began.

allitersonance [OO]
Alter Ego (X) <Trace - Keen Eye> @Dubious Disc
Health: 100%
Energy: 100%
Status: Staring blankly into Riza's eyes.

Igglybuff the Prodigy (M) <Cute Charm> @Soothe Bell
Health: 100%
Energy: 100%
Status: Shifting his feet awkwardly while his partner holds a staring contest with their opponents.

Sylph [OO]
Riza (F) <Keen Eye> @Lucky Egg
Health: 100%
Energy: 100%
Status: Head cocked slightly in Alter Ego's direction.

Chaos (F) <Flash Fire> @Fire Stone
Health: 100%
Energy: 100%
Status: 'What's with the round duck?'​


Riza was first to act, having pre-prepared a mixture of venoms in her cheeks. With a few beats of her wings, she flew a short distance across the rubble to the Prodigy. She spat it out as she passed over him, and it landed with a splat right on his head tuft. Seeing that her work was done, she soared back to her ally Chaos, who was busily conjuring a faint green cylinder of light around their side of the block. The Safeguard was just wide enough for the two to comfortably fit inside, and stretched from somewhere beneath the street far into the thick clouds above. Prodigy spent a moment or two on a vain effort to wipe off some of the gunk, but he was unable to reach with his stubby arms, and his flailing about only spread it around more. He issued a few chirps to ask his partner for help, but Alter Ego was unmoved. He instead levitated up, and up, and then back down and down again, then side to side, and did some sort of strange flip in midair. Their movements were seemingly erratic, but they were precise; one might even call them frame-perfect. They let out a shout to finish, and the thick clouds above finally burst into a torrential rain, hardly giving the referee time to fumble for an umbrella in her kit. As the rain beat down on the Prodigy, the goop spread even further down his face. With a huff, he spat out what got into his mouth, and crossed his arms in irritation. He sat there, and did with a thought as Chaos had. An identical cylindrical wall of green light shimmered up into the sky around him and his ally.

[Alter Ego- HP: 100% PP: 95%; Igglybuff the Prodigy- HP: 100%, PP: 98%] [Riza- HP: 100% PP: 96%; Chaos- HP: 100% PP: 97%]​

Riza circled around and set her sights on the Igglybuff again. She soared back over to him, lower this time. With her wings spread as far out as they would go, and sufficient momentum reached, she tensed their muscles to the strength of metal. They began to glow with steel-type energy, their light dazzling the Prodigy as she struck him full force in the forehead. She relaxed her wings again, and with a flew back to the safety of her trainer's end of the block with a few beats. There, Chaos had already summoned a number of glowing lights which hovered faintly above her tails. With a point of her snout, they each took their turn to move out toward Alter Ego in a line, and each took their turn to fizzle out on the Safeguard.

Alter Ego let out a robotic "HA HA HA", as they were programmed to do whenever an opponent launches a pointless move. This was followed by the next program in the queue: THUNDER.sxe. A thin blue light went from their nose up to the clouds above, and rumbles could be heard, growing louder as the seconds went by. Suddenly, a bolt came down and struck Riza in a flash. She squawked in pain, but it was over quickly, and she had kept her wings moving so they would not stiffen from the shock. Iggly Prodigy, for his part, took the time to run over as fast as his stubby little legs could carry him and give Chaos a piece of his mind. He has been spat on and clotheslined by a bird, had to sit out in the pissing rain, and now this fox though she'd try slipping something through his Safeguard? Nobody slips anything through the Safeguards of Igglybuff, the Prodigy! He punched her and kicked her with astonishing force, unleashing as much of his pent up anger at once as he safely could.

[Alter Ego- HP: 100% PP: 88%; Igglybuff the Prodigy- HP: 88% PP: 90%] [Riza- HP: 83% PP: 92%; Chaos- HP: 83% PP: 92%]​

Riza turned her head to see that her target was presently assaulting her comrade. 'Good,' she thought, 'Saves me the trip.' She turned sharply, stiffening her wings once more to the point where they glowed with the power of steel. She struck the Prodigy on his side, knocking him away from Chaos, who for her part was simply stunned. She hadn't been expecting such force from such a small baby, nor had she been expecting her last move to fail! She did know there was a Safeguard up, but she assumed her trainer knew what she was doing and had some clever loophole in the wings! She also told her to delay her attacks by an action if she couldn't get them off, but what good would that do? The green light was still up. Sure she could send her Confuse Ray at Igglybuff, who was outside the Safeguard, but she was ordered to hit Alter Ego specifically. And then there was the matter of whether she should simply Dark Pulse now, after all she had issued a Confuse Ray, it just didn't do anything. Before she could make up her mind, she was interrupted by another bang of Thunder called down by AE, and more pained caws from Riza. The Prodigy took advantage of the relief provided by his partner's attack and resumed his rampage in no time. He ran back to Chaos with all the determination of a very angry Hostess Snowball who had some unfinished business to attend to. He launched into Chaos with a flying kick and pinned her down as best he could while he beat her mercilessly. Eventually he found himself feeling the painful effects of the Toxic he'd ingested earlier and decided he'd given enough, returning to the relative safety of his own Safeguard.


allitersonance [OO]
Alter Ego (X) <Trace - Keen Eye> @Dubious Disc
Health: 100%
Energy: 81%
Status: Preparing next round's function queue. Covered by Safeguard.

Igglybuff the Prodigy (M) <Cute Charm> @Soothe Bell
Health: 75%
Energy: 82%
Status: Irritated by the weather almost as much as the damage he's taken. Badly poisoned (1% health this round, 2% next). Keeping up Safeguard (1% energy per action).

Sylph [OO]
Riza (F) <Keen Eye> @Lucky Egg
Health: 66%
Energy: 88%
Status: Flapping her wings to limber up again. Covered by Safeguard.

Chaos (F) <Flash Fire> @Fire Stone
Health: 66%
Energy: 91%
Status: Stunned silence. Keeping up Safeguard (1% energy per action).

Alter Ego- Energy: 100 - 5 (Rain Dance) - 14 (Thunder x2) = 81.
Igglybuff- Health: 100 - 24 (Steel Wing x2) - 1 (Toxic) = 75. Energy: 100 - 1 (Safeguard) - 14 (Facade x2) - 3 (Safeguard upkeep x3) = 82.
Riza- Health: 100 - 34 (Thunder x2) = 66. Energy: 100 - 4 (Toxic) - 8 (Steel Wing x2) = 88.
Chaos- Health: 100 - 34 (Facade x2) = 66. Energy: 100 - 2 (Safeguard) - 4 (Confuse Ray) - 3 (Safeguard upkeep x3) = 91

-Please feel free to point out any errors with this reffing, be they technical or just typos. I've written this and my reffings from yesterday on a new keyboard that is yet to be broken in, so they probably abound.
-I hope the text doesn't imply that Thunder won't paralyse while Riza is moving, because it can, the rolls just happened to fail both times. disregard this she's under Safeguard anyway, duh
-The last Steel Wing barely avoided activating Cute Charm; rolled 70, needed less than 70 to avoid activation.
-Chaos tried and failed to use Confuse Ray on the second action, and did nothing on the third since the conditionals were contradictory.
-Both sides have Safeguard in effect, costing Iggly Prodigy and Chaos 1% energy per action. 2 actions remain for each.
-It is raining (6 more actions)
-allitersonance commands first.
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Tsk, I'm not being paid or rewarded as a test battle examiner here. also, who are you to give history lessons to your senpais, Sylph and I lived it *shakefist*

Safeguard's being reffed weirdly. It, and the other screens, are sticky wrt the pokemon targets, and don't stop protecting a pokemon just because it moves around. So Riza should be safe from paralysis no matter how much she flies around. Safeguard should only require 1% activation since it's 1% upkeep for the rest of the actions.

I'll do commands later, but you wanted feedback, so.


I am the man who arranges the blocks.
(Late) DQ warning for allitersonance. I'll call it 24 hours since I kinda forgot yesterday, oops.

Okay, so let's try something fun. If you think "the enemy is flying", you also think "anti-air capabilities", right? Well, I can't think of anything more anti-air than gravity.

Prodigy, that's your job. Well, but we don't need to start with that right away~ Use facade on Chaos first, and if you're blocked by anything other than a substitute, just throw up the gravity. Or... throw down?

Next, gravity second action if you haven't already. If gravity is already up, then toss a facade at Chaos this action instead, unless it's protecting itself or otherwise can't be hit excepting substitute. If neither applies, just give Alter Ego a helping hand unless both enemies are protecting themselves.

Third action, gravity if it's not up yet for some reason, otherwise let's try to soften Riza's blows with a nice defense curl.

Facade @ Chaos / Gravity ~ Gravity / Facade @ Chaos / Helping Hand ~ Defense Curl / Gravity

Alter Ego, we're going for straight damage here.

Thunder at Riza, unless the rain has stopped, in which case thunderbolt. If Riza can't be hit for some reason other than a sub, toss a hyper beam at Chaos unless Chaos is protected by a non-sub thing.

On the second action, check up on Prodigy's actions. If gravity isn't in effect and Chaos is protecting itself or can't be hit for non-sub reasons, wait for Prodigy to move before you act so you can get a nice power boost, to thunder or thunderbolt Riza under the same circumstances as the first action. If you can't hit Riza, agility.

Third action, same as the first, with one caveat: if you've hit Riza twice already, then Chaos is in need of some pain to even things out, so hyper beam at Chaos by default; only if you can't hit it due to non-subsitute reasons are you going to be tossing electricity at Riza.

Thunder @ Riza / Thunderbolt @ Riza / Hyper Beam @ Chaos ~ Thunder @ Riza / Thunderbolt @ Riza / Agility ~ Hyper Beam @ Chaos / Thunder @ Riza / Thunderbolt @ Riza


I am the man who arranges the blocks.
And then a roving Giratina swept down from the sky and ate allitersonance, thus ending its reign of terror. The end.

allitersonance has been DQ'd by ban and also death by semicorporeal dragon; it receives nothing. Sylph receives $16, and I get $10 for reffing. Riza earns 2 experience, and Chaos earns 1.