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[ASB Quest] Eifie & Keldeo vs. Blaziken & Charizard

Eifie

oh man, good times.
Pronoun
she/her
All right, Siradhan, I want you to Ally Switch with Laylah right before getting hit by Blast Burn, for no real reason except that it will be funny and no one has ever bothered using Ally Switch (probably). Then go all out with Stored Power.

Ally Switch @ Laylah ~ Stored Power @ Charizard ~ Stored Power @ Charizard
 

Keldeo

Resolute
Pronoun
he, they
You’re gonna get hit by two Blast Burns, but you can take it! Just hone your claws on the first and third actions, and Rock Tomb her on the second.

Hone Claws ~ Rock Tomb @ Charizard ~ Hone Claws
 

Superbird

Fire emblem is great
Round 4

Blue Corner

natu

Siradhan – Natu (♂) @ Kee Berry
Health: 61%
Energy: 64%
Stat Variance: SpA++, HP--
Ability: Early Bird
Type: Psychic / Flying
Condition: About as smug as Natus get.
Status: Attack +2. Special Attack +2.
Commands: Ally Switch @ Laylah ~ Stored Power @ Charizard ~ Stored Power @ Charizard
gligarrazor-fang

Laylah – Gligar (♀) @ Razor Fang
Health: 72%
Energy: 69%
Stat Variance: Def++, SpA---
Ability: Immunity
Type: Ground / Flying
Condition: Having a pretty good time.
Status: Normal.
Commands: Hone Claws ~ Rock Tomb @ Charizard ~ Hone Claws

Red Corner

charizardfire-stone
Charizard (♀) @ Fire Stone
Health: 62%
Energy: 78%
Stat Variance: SpA+++, HP-, Def-
Ability: Solar Power
Type: Fire / Flying
Condition: Increasingly competitive.
Status: Attack +1. Special Attack +1. Solar Power activated.
Commands: Blast Burn @ Siradhan ~ Recharge ~ Blast Burn @ Laylah​

Laylah rounds out her and Siradhan's victory over Blaziken by coming to rest on the ground as her Tailwind dissipates behind her, and focusing on honing her pincers – the simple, rote action makes them sharper, but also makes it easier for her to focus on her opponent and her movements. The Gligar watches idly as Charizard prepares to launch another burst of fame at the self-satisfied Siradhan. Who, for his part, is a step ahead; as soon as Charizard opens her mouth to launch the attack, the Natu gets a glint in his eye, and in a flash Laylah finds herself facing down an angry Charizard halfway through launching a Blast Burn.

The scorpion pokémon lets out a pained screech as Charizard's fireball explodes into a veritable torrent of flame, but by the time the attack has begun to dissipate, Laylah has already begun her counterattack. Shielding herself as best she can from the fire, she stabs one of her newly-sharpened pincers into the ground. As if in reaction to her forceful action, a collection of small boulders dislodge themselves from the cliff behind Charizard, and in the fire dragon's tired state she's in no shape to dodge the Rock Tomb.

Her attack completed, Laylah clucks at Siradhan in annoyance, and goes back to honing her pincers again. Siradhan more or less ignores his ally's complaints; he accomplished what his trainer told him to do, that's what's most important. Now, it is his turn to lay into his opponent. As Charizard does its best to claw its way out of the rock pile under which it's found itself buried, Siradhan uses the pent-up energy that's currently making him stronger, and reapplies it directly to attacking. Out of seemingly nowhere, pure psychic energy converges around Charizard, tearing into the fire-type and halting its efforts to break out of its tomb.

Not that that deters Charizard, though. After a brief moment to get her bearings, she continues to unearth herself, finally managing to throw off enough rocks to lift herself out of the attack's clutches – though a bit worse for wear, for her efforts. Before she can actually launch an attack, another Stored Power hits her again out of nowhere, but Charizard doesn't find it so hard this time to simply shake the attack off. And so she continues with her own attack, another gigantuan ball of flame launched straight down at Laylah. The last time she had only hit the Gligar by accident, but this time it's definitely her intention; Laylah looks up a little bit too late to avoid being caught in the second Blast Burn this round, and as the scorpion pokémon takes the brunt of the attack, the other two combatants, and both of the trainers, hear another hoarse scream of pain. That said, Gligar manages to remain standing when the attack wears off, a look of frightening vengeance in its eyes. She's ready to take her revenge for that, and that revenge will be swift and brutal.

End of Round 4

Blue Corner

gligarrazor-fang
Laylah – Gligar (♀) @ Razor Fang
Health: 37% (CAPPED)
Energy: 61%
Stat Variance: Def++, SpA---
Ability: Immunity
Type: Ground / Flying
Condition: If looks could kill...
Status: Attack +2. Accuracy +2.
Actions: Hone Claws ~ Rock Tomb @ Charizard ~ Hone Claws

natu

Siradhan – Natu (♂) @ Kee Berry
Health: 61%
Energy: 64%
Stat Variance: SpA++, HP--
Ability: Early Bird
Type: Psychic / Flying
Condition: Pretending to be oblivious to his partner's suffering.
Status: Attack +2. Special Attack +2.
Actions: Ally Switch ~ Stored Power @ Charizard x2

Red Corner

charizardfire-stone
Charizard (♀) @ Fire Stone
Health: 24% (CAPPED)
Energy: 62%
Stat Variance: SpA+++, HP-, Def-
Ability: Solar Power
Type: Fire / Flying
Condition: Not ready to back down just yet.
Status: Attack +1. Special Attack +1. Speed -1. Solar Power activated. Must recharge.
Actions: Blast Burn @ Laylah ~ Recharge ~ Blast Burn @ Laylah​

Arena Notes
~The sunlight is strong.
~A hunk of charcoal rests on the ground near the entrance to the caves.

Referee Notes
~I feel like Ally Switch ought to cost more than 1% energy. Especially given its theming, when Teleport costs 3%.
~Both Charizard and Laylah hit the damage cap. I counted Charizard's Solar Power as self-inflicted damage, so it ignored the damage cap – hence, Charizard took 38% damage this round.
~Charizard will need to recharge on the first action next round, so it won't be able to act on that action.

Next Round
~Eifie and Keldeo submit commands, in any order
~RedneckPhoenix submits commands for Charizard

Speed order: Laylah (170) > Siradhan (140) > Charizard (100)
Action 1
~Siradhan is waiting patiently.
~Laylah uses Hone Claws, for 2% energy
~Laylah's Attack and Accuracy increase.
~Siradhan uses Ally Switch, for 1% energy
~Siradhan switches places with Laylah.
~Charizard uses Blast Burn on Laylah, dealing (15Base * 1.25STAB * 1.25Sun * 1.33Boost + 3Ability + 3Stat + 1Item) = 34% damage for (9Base-1Item) = 8% energy
~Charizard takes 1% damage from Solar Power.
~The Blue Corner's Tailwind peters out.
Speed Order: Charizard (100) > Laylah (85) > Siradhan (70)
Action 2
~Charizard is recharging.
~Charizard takes 1% damage from Solar Power.
~Laylah uses Rock Tomb on Charizard, dealing (6Base * 2Type * 1.16Boost + 1Stat) = 15% damage for 4% energy
~Charizard's Speed falls.
~Siradhan uses Stored Power, dealing (10Base * 1.25STAB * 1.33Boost + 3Stats) = 19% damage for 5% energy
Speed Order: Laylah (85) > Siradhan (70) > Charizard (67)
Action 3
~Laylah uses Hone Claws, for 2% energy
~Laylah's Attack and Accuracy increase
~Siradhan uses Stored Power, dealing 19% (Capped) damage for 5% energy
~Charizard uses Blast Burn on Laylah, dealing 34% damage for 8% energy
~Charizard takes 1% damage from Solar Power
Summary
~Siradhan's Health: 61Init= 61%
~Siradhan's Energy: 64Init - 1Ally Switch - 5Stored Power - 5Stored Power = 53%
~Laylah's Health: 72Init - 34Blast Burn - 34Blast Burn = 37% (Capped)
~Laylah's Energy: 69Init - 2Hone Claws - 4Rock Tomb - 2Hone Claws = 61%
~Charizard's Health: 62Init - 15Rock Tomb - 19Stored Power - 19Stored Power - 3Solar Power = 24% (Capped)
~Charizard's Energy: 78Init - 8Blast Burn - 8Blast Burn = 62
 

Keldeo

Resolute
Pronoun
he, they
Use Stone Edge for all three actions, but Swords Dance if you can't hit her.

Stone Edge / Swords Dance x3
 

Eifie

oh man, good times.
Pronoun
she/her
Shrug! Finish her off. If Charizard's already fainted, do a completely useless victory dance.

Psychic / Rain Dance x3
 

Superbird

Fire emblem is great
Round 5

Blue Corner

gligarrazor-fang
Laylah – Gligar (♀) @ Razor Fang
Health: 37%
Energy: 61%
Stat Variance: Def++, SpA---
Ability: Immunity
Type: Ground / Flying
Condition: If looks could kill...
Status: Attack +2. Accuracy +2.
Commands: Stone Edge / Swords Dance x3

natu

Siradhan – Natu (♂) @ Kee Berry
Health: 61%
Energy: 64%
Stat Variance: SpA++, HP--
Ability: Early Bird
Type: Psychic / Flying
Condition: Pretending to be oblivious to his partner's suffering.
Status: Attack +2. Special Attack +2.
Commands: Psychic / Rain Dance x3

Red Corner

charizardfire-stone
Charizard (♀) @ Fire Stone
Health: 24%
Energy: 62%
Stat Variance: SpA+++, HP-, Def-
Ability: Solar Power
Type: Fire / Flying
Condition: Not ready to back down just yet.
Status: Attack +1. Special Attack +1. Speed -1. Solar Power activated. Must recharge.
Commands: Recharge ~ Roost ~ Blast Burn @ Laylah​

No matter how much fighting spirit Charizard still has, the fact remains that she's still too out of breath from her Blast Burn to do anything right now. The fire dragon stares down her opponents – a pissed off Gligar and a calm and composed Natu – and starts to reconsider her situation. Maybe she should consider playing a bit more defensive for the moment.

Laylah doesn't give her the chance. The Gligar pushes herself up from the ground, does a quick loopdeeloop through the air, and slams back down on the ground. Scarcely a moment after impact, sharp stones force themselves out of the ground beneath Charizard's feet, and the fire-type is in no condition to dodge the attack, especially with how focused Laylah seems to be. So she tries to power through; but rocks never were something she was really able to handle, unfortunately. Staggering forward as the Stone Edge attack ends, Charizard's vision becomes hazy and she falls to the ground, defeated.

Siradhan begins to dance ritualistically in his and Laylah's success; Laylah just stares blankly at the Natu as she's enveloped by the red recall beam of her pokéball. An interesting battle partner, but maybe next time her trainer and his collaborated, she'd get a different one. A pokémon less happy to throw her into the path of a Blast Burn, perhaps. And with that, Siradhan too is recalled back into his pokéball, and the two trainers depart the Scorching Savanna, their quest complete...for now.

End of Round 5

Blue Corner

gligarrazor-fang
Laylah – Gligar (♀) @ Razor Fang
Health: 37%
Energy: 55%
Stat Variance: Def++, SpA---
Ability: Immunity
Type: Ground / Flying
Condition: Satisfied with this outcome.
Status: Attack +2. Accuracy +2.
Actions: Stone Edge @ Charizard

natu

Siradhan – Natu (♂) @ Kee Berry
Health: 61%
Energy: 64%
Stat Variance: SpA++, HP--
Ability: Early Bird
Type: Psychic / Flying
Condition: Calming down again, the battle won.
Status: Attack +2. Special Attack +2.
Actions: —

Red Corner

charizardfire-stone
Charizard (♀) @ Fire Stone
Health: 0%
Energy: 62%
Stat Variance: SpA+++, HP-, Def-
Ability: Solar Power
Type: Fire / Flying
Condition: Unconscious.
Status: Knocked Out!
Actions: —​

Arena Notes
~The sunlight is strong.
~A hunk of charcoal rests on the ground near the entrance to the caves.

Referee Notes
~Good game, everyone. Keldeo and Eifie should now be able to challenge Mega Charizard and/or Mega Blaziken, if they wish to do so.
~Siradhan and Laylah each earn 2 EXP from this battle (one KO each).
~Other rewards will be handled by Negrek or the other ASB admins directly. I'll post in the ASB Quest thread accordingly after this reffing goes up.

Speed order: Laylah (85) > Siradhan (70) > Charizard (67)
Action 1
~Laylah uses Stone Edge on Charizard, dealing 10Base * 2Type * 1.33Boost + 1Stat = 27% damage for 6% energy.
~Charizard is knocked out!
Summary
~Siradhan's health: 61Base = 61%
~Siradhan's energy: 64Base = 64%
~Laylah's health: 37Base = 37%
~Laylah's energy: 61Base - 6Stone Edge = 55%
~Charizard's health: 24Base - 27Stone Edge = 0%
~Charizard's energy: 62Base = 62%
 

Superbird

Fire emblem is great
Eifie and Keldeo, you each win $15 and your choice of a Fire Stone or Charcoal. Please make your choice here, to avoid cluttering up the actual Quest thread; I'm sure Negrek will be around to award them to you shortly.
 

Eifie

oh man, good times.
Pronoun
she/her
Thanks for reffing this, Superbird, and for posting reffings so quickly, as usual! I'll take a Fire Stone.
 

Keldeo

Resolute
Pronoun
he, they
Agreed; thank you for doing all the reffings so quickly, Superbird!

I'll also take a Fire Stone.
 

Trinket

(In)animate cat
I've closed the battle and given Eifie and Keldeo their proper winnings; however, the quest thread seems to be unclear on what Superbird and RedneckPhoenix should get, so I'm looking into that.
 
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Negrek

busy dizzy lazy
Staff member
Ugh, I feel like I definitely worked out referee and proxy prizes, but obviously I didn't write them down and can't remember now. Give me a couple days to think about it.
 
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