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Birdcrest vs. Faorzia

Superbird

Fire emblem is great
Round 10

Birdcrest (ØOO)
treecko
Terra – Treecko (♂)
Health: 29%
Energy: 33%
Ability: Overgrow
Type: Grass
Condition: Tiring significantly.
Status: Speed -2. Severely paralyzed. Badly poisoned (1%).
Commands: Endeavor ~ Toxic ~ Worry Seed

Faorzia (ØØO)
mareep
Edelweiss – Mareep (♀)
Health: 55%
Energy: 91%
Ability: Static
Type: Electric
Condition: Not enjoying this much, but trying to stay optimistic.
Status: Moderately Burned.
Commands: 10% Substitute / Protect ~ Protect / Natural Gift ~ Signal Beam

Arena

Spiny
Health: 30%
Type: Bug / Poison
Status: Defense +5​

Terra was quick to act as the next round began, though not quite so quick to move, thankfully. Edelweiss already knew what her opponent was trying to do, and so she promptly began to take defensive action. A Substitute, in this situation, was probably the way to go, and to that end the Mareep began to shed some of its cottony fur and shape it into the shape of a slightly smaller Mareep-shaped doll. Truly of superior craftsmanship, truth be told, but such was the tragic fate of the art, that it was destined to be destroyed almost immediately. Terra rammed into the Substitute with a considerable amount of force, and it burst into fluff scarcely seconds after it had gained life. But it was enough, and it distracted Terra so that only the Spiny was able to attack Edelweiss this action.

The bug came from out of nowhere, as it seemed to be apt to do at this point, and bit Edelweiss viciously, although the Mareep had taken much larger attacks and the Spiny was, at the moment, the least of her problems. Doing her best to ignore the Spiny’s first attack, she threw up a Protect shield, both to guard herself from the bug’s second attack and to thwart her opponent. Which she did – only a few seconds after the translucent green barrier shimmered to life, Terra spat out a blob of sludge, which slammed into the shield but dripped off harmlessly. The spiny, too, was discouraged by the shield, and decided to attack the vulnerable one of the two battlers. Pins shot out of its shell in a broad arc towards Terra, and the Treecko recoiled with each of the two hits that made contact.

But he wasn’t done yet. He still had some of its health left, and he could still do something, at least, to pave the way for his trainer’s next pokémon. A red and blue beam of bug-type energy slammed into him and caused shiny spots in his vision as he staggered back, but if he could focus...yes, he could. A lump formed in his throat, and quickly made its way up his esophagus, and he spat out a Worry Seed towards his opponent. The Spiny made its move, curling up in its shell and sliding into Edelweiss’s fluffy body, and the Mareep flinched in reaction. For just long enough, it seemed – she was powerless to prevent Terra’s Worry Seed from embedding itself into her fur and wiring itself into her brain, turning off her static electricity and inserting instead a nagging headache, not large enough to seriously interfere, but enough to make relaxing impossible.

The referee waved the end of the round, and Terra sagged down. He was tired, but he’d done well so far, he was certain of that. All he had to do now was dodge the go-karts as they came around. But it turned out he didn’t need to – they all did a very good job of dodging the two battlers. The spiny, however, was still spinning in its shell, and that was unusual, at least for this course. There weren’t even supposed to be spinies in the Figure Eight stadium, anyway. The bug slammed into Toad, doing as much damage to itself as it did to him, and only then did its spinning stop, spores from Toad’s cap sinking into its skin. No matter, to either of the other battlers; that only made it less of a threat.

End of Round 10

Birdcrest (ØOO)
treecko
Terra – Treecko (♂)
Health: 7%
Energy: 16%
Ability: Overgrow
Type: Grass
Condition: Weary, but proud.
Status: Speed -2. Harshly paralyzed. Badly poisoned (2%). Confused (45%).
Actions: Endeavor ~ Toxic ~ Worry Seed

Faorzia (ØØO)
mareep
Edelweiss – Mareep (♀)
Health:35%
Energy: 83%
Ability: Insomnia
Type: Electric
Condition: Doing her best, for what it's worth.
Status: Moderately Burned.
Actions: Substitute ~ Protect ~ Signal Beam

Arena

Spiny
Health: 25%
Type: Bug / Poison
Status: Defense +5. Severely Paralyzed.
Actions: Bug Bite @ Edelweiss ~ Pin Missile @ Terra (2 hits) ~ Rapid Spin @ Edelweiss​

Referee Notes
~Edelweiss’s Substitute was destroyed immediately by Endeavor
~Terra was confused by Signal Beam.
~Toad drove by and hit the spiny.
~Faorzia commands first.
 

sanderidge

sandsnom was mafia
Pronoun
they
dUDE BIRDCREST I'M STILL KINDA SORRY FOR POKING YOU WHEN YOU ALREADY COMMANDED

uh anyway, you're doing great, Edelweiss! I almost feel bad for Terra with all his statuses 'n stuff. So go for those non-missing attacks and have fun with Shock Wave and Swift the first two actions. If he's not down by then, end him another Shock Wave. If he's ever Protecting use Agility, and use it to dodge karts if you need to.

Shock Wave/Agility ~ Swift/Agility ~ Shock Wave/Agility
 

Superbird

Fire emblem is great
Round 11

Birdcrest (ØOO)
treecko
Terra – Treecko (♂)
Health: 7%
Energy: 16%
Ability: Overgrow
Type: Grass
Condition: Weary, but proud.
Status: Speed -2. Harshly paralyzed. Badly poisoned (2%). Confused (45%).
Actions: Quick Attack ~ Toxic ~ Quick Attack

Faorzia (ØØO)
mareep
Edelweiss – Mareep (♀)
Health: 35%
Energy: 83%
Ability: Insomnia
Type: Electric
Condition: Doing her best, for what it's worth.
Status: Defense +3. Moderately Burned.
Commands: Shock Wave / Agility ~ Swift / Agility ~ Shock Wave / Agility

Arena

Spiny
Health: 25%
Type: Bug / Poison
Status: Defense +5. Severely Paralyzed.​

Terra was hurting, but he wasn’t about to go down without a fight, that just wasn’t the kind of pokémon he was. He had one last chance to deal some damage, and this was it. Forcing his aching muscles into action, he launched forwards in an almost invisible streak of green and rammed into Edelweiss as hard as he could. But the Mareep, after recoiling a little, was barely fazed, and was immediately ready to counter-attack by letting loose a concentrated wave of electricity into Terra. Miraculously, the Treecko was still standing at the end of the attack, but worse for wear, forced to kneel in order to keep his balance and not fall down.

But it didn’t matter, anyway. Edelweiss quickly followed up her Shock Wave attack with a Swift, and myriad tiny white stars appeared out of nowhere to batter Terra into submission. The Treecko was down for the count before the attack was even over. The referee quickly raised his flag in the air, and Birdcrest recalled his fallen pokémon, encouraging him as he faded into red plasma and disappeared into the poké ball. But the arena itself wasn’t willing to bow to the referee’s will. No sooner had Terra disappeared, than the spiny shot a couple of volleys of spikes towards Edelweiss. They burrowed into her soft fur, pricking her skin, and she whimpered. The pain occupied her now that she didn’t have an opponent to focus on, and when the go-karts rounded the bend once again she wasn’t paying enough attention to get out of the way. A pink kart sideswiped her, and she fell to the ground before pushing herself back to her feet, feeling too weak for this early in the battle. But she couldn’t give up! She refused to let her trainer down!

End of Round 11

Birdcrest (ØOO)
treecko
Terra – Treecko (♂)
Health: 0%
Energy: 12%
Ability: Overgrow
Type: Grass
Condition: Unconscious.
Status: Knocked Out!
Actions: Quick Attack

Faorzia (ØØO)
mareep
Edelweiss – Mareep (♀)
Health: 29%
Energy: 77%
Ability: Insomnia
Type: Electric
Condition: Determined.
Status: Defense +3. Attack -1. Special Attack -1. Moderately Burned.
Actions: Charge Beam ~ Swift

Arena

Spiny
Health: 25%
Type: Bug / Poison
Status: Defense +6. Harshly Paralyzed.
Actions: Withdraw ~ Pin Missile (2 hits) @ Edelweiss​

Referee Notes
~Terra fainted to Edelweiss’s Swift.
~Edelweiss was hit by Peach at the end of the round.
~Birdcrest sends out and commands, and then Faorzia commands.
 
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Birdcrest

Lord of the (Cro)bats
Pronoun
he
Okay, so I'll go with-
Let me do this.
You sure?
I'll order too.
Got it.
So, I'll do Sandstorm - Earthquake - Drill Run
As for subs:
If Edelweiss gets rid of Sandstorm, put it back on A3. Also, if Edelweiss tries to avoid Earthquake or Drill Run, then use Swords Dance instead of that move. Also, if Edelweiss uses Magnet Rise, then replace Earthquake with Swords Dance and Drill Run with Crush Claw.
 

Superbird

Fire emblem is great
Um. I made a slight error, and forgot that Edelweiss used Cotton Guard two rounds ago. As a result, Edelweiss now has the +3 Defense she should have had for the last two rounds, and she retroactively took 6% less damage because of that.

Birdcrest, you can command again if you'd like, if this changes anything for you.
 

Birdcrest

Lord of the (Cro)bats
Pronoun
he
Well, that changes things...
Let's reorder.
Wasn't I ordering myself?
Okay, got it.
So, Sandstorm - Swords Dance - Earthquake.
And for subs, if Cotton Guard is used again on A1 or A2, then use Swords Dance A1 as well as A2, and if Magnet Rise is used at any time, then use Crush Claw A3.
 

sanderidge

sandsnom was mafia
Pronoun
they
idk what to do now, mate

Okay. Follow up that Sandstorm with a Rain Dance because we really don't need Digger getting any speed boosts. Then, make a 10 % Sub to take the Earthquake, and finally think back to the last sub's thrashing and Mimic Endeavor. If you can Mimic and use Endeavor in the same action, please do so.

Rain Dance ~ 10 % Sub ~ Mimic (Endeavor) (and possibly use it?)
 

Superbird

Fire emblem is great
Birdcrest quickly steps forward and after a moment’s thought, picks a poké ball from his belt. But before he can throw the ball forward, his last remaining pokémon breaks out on its own – a Drilbur. The mole pokémon sizes up her opponent, and glances back at its trainer. Birdcrest shrugs, and gives his pokémon leave to do what’s necessary. And so, Digger slips into a battle position, ready to fight the moment the Referee waves the flag and starts the round.

Round 12

Birdcrest (ØOO)
drilbur
Digger – Drilbur (♀)
Health: 100%
Energy: 100%
Ability: Sand Rush
Type: Ground
Condition: Competitive, pumped.
Status: Normal.
Commands: Sandstorm ~ Swords Dance ~ Earthquake

Faorzia (ØØO)
mareep
Edelweiss – Mareep (♀)
Health:29%
Energy: 77%
Ability: Insomnia
Type: Electric
Condition: Determined.
Status: Defense +3. Attack -1. Special Attack -1. Moderately Burned.
Commands: Rain Dance ~ Substitute (10%) ~ Mimic (Endeavor)

Arena

Spiny
Health: 25%
Type: Bug / Poison
Status: Defense +6. Harshly Paralyzed.​

Digger began by starting a little dance, familiar to just about every Ground-type and every Drilbur in particular – a sandstorm dance. Drilbur thrived in Sandstorm, so setting one up was a major priority. This Digger did, and scarcely a few moments later, the winds had whipped up and began to drag sand from one of the nearby sand traps through the air. Visibility decreased, the Spiny curled up into its shell to protect itself, and Edelweiss cringed as the weather started to buffet her fur. This would not do. So she decided to override her opponent, calling to the heavens and, after a small ceremonial motion, releasing a glowing blue orb of light towards the sky. As soon as it passed out of view, the sandstorm dissipated, and taking its place was a torrent of rain.

As a result of her ability no longer being activated, Digger slowed a little. Bah, no matter, she had more important things to worry about, like taking down her opponent. Instead, she began a different dance entirely, this time adding her claws to the complex motions she performed. They steadily began to get sharper, shaped by some mystical energy her Swords Dance called forth. Edelweiss knew what was coming, and immediately she tried to prepare for it. Quickly gathering together a little bit of mud that her rain had created from the brief Sandstorm, she made a small doll and siphoned into it a portion of her remaining energy.

No sooner had she, then the Substitute grabbed her and tossed her into the air. Not a second later, a seismic wave spread along the ground and destroyed the Substitute after only moments of its life. But it bought Edelweiss at least a little time. As she fell to the ground and did her best to collect herself, she watched the Spiny effortfully attempt to ram Digger, and pitifully fly past as it misjudged its trajectory. And then, the racers all rounded the bend, and began to approach. The earthquake from earlier had thrown them rather off balance, but most of the racers did a reasonable job of avoiding the battlers. Except Donkey Kong, who rammed straight into an already-weak Edelweiss, sending her reeling. His kart didn’t even slow down as he plowed through, leaving her to pull herself together and struggle to stay conscious. It was going to be rough next round.

End of Round 12

Birdcrest (ØOO)
drilbur
Digger – Drilbur (♀)
Health: 100%
Energy: 93%
Ability: Sand Rush
Type: Ground
Condition: Competitive, pumped.
Status: Attack +2.
Actions: Sandstorm ~ Swords Dance ~ Earthquake

Faorzia (ØØO)
mareep
Edelweiss – Mareep (♀)
Health:7%
Energy: 66%
Ability: Insomnia
Type: Electric
Condition: Determined.
Status: Defense +3. Attack -1. Special Attack -1. Moderately Burned. Endeavor mimicked.
Actions: Rain Dance ~ Substitue (10%) ~ Mimic (Endeavor)

Arena

Spiny
Health: 17%
Type: Bug / Poison
Status: Defense +6. Moderately Paralyzed.
Actions: Withdraw ~ [Fully Paralyzed] ~ Slam @ Digger (Missed)​

Arena Notes
~It is raining for 6 more actions.
~Donkey Kong drove by and hit Edelweiss, dealing 10% damage.

Referee Notes
~Earthquake took out the Substitute in one hit.
~You cannot, unfortunately, use both Mimic and a Mimicked move in the same action. Mimic takes a full action to execute.
~Faorzia commands first
 

sanderidge

sandsnom was mafia
Pronoun
they
why did I have you mimic when it won't get past the damage cap

All right, I want you to use that mimicked Endeavor, but I don't think you'll live to quite hit Digger with it. soo, why don't you smack into Digger face first with a Agility and then use the rest of that speed rush to land your angry Endeavoring? I know your health's super low, but you've got a fair amount of energy, so.

basically, quick attack that thing! despite the fact you don't learn quick attack!

If you decide you really, really can't do that, it's okay.

Agility + Endeavor ~ go out with a bang
 

Birdcrest

Lord of the (Cro)bats
Pronoun
he
This is going to be fun. As Edelweiss charges me with Agility, knock it down with Earthquake. If that isn't enough to knock it out, take the hit from Endeavor and go for Drill Run. If that somehow isn't enough, go for Earthquake again to knock it out. So:
Earthquake - Drill Run - Earthquake
 

Superbird

Fire emblem is great
Round 13

Birdcrest (ØØO)
drilbur
Digger – Drilbur (♀)
Health: 100%
Energy: 93%
Ability: Sand Rush
Type: Ground
Condition: Competitive, pumped.
Status: Attack +2.
Commands: Earthquake ~ Drill Run ~ Earthquake

Faorzia (ØØO)
mareep
Edelweiss – Mareep (♀)
Health:7%
Energy: 66%
Ability: Insomnia
Type: Electric
Condition: Doing her best, despite things.
Status: Defense +3. Attack -1. Special Attack -1. Moderately Burned. Endeavor mimicked.
Commands: Agility + Endeavor ~ Go out with a bang

Arena

Spiny
Health: 17%
Type: Bug / Poison
Status: Defense +6. Moderately Paralyzed.
Actions: Withdraw ~ [Fully Paralyzed] ~ Slam @ Digger (Missed)​

Faorzia desperately called out commands to Edelweiss, but she was far too slow. Digger already knew what he needed to do, and before Edelweiss had a chance to execute her last move, he powerfully struck the Earth with one of his claws, sending shockwaves outwards through both of the other pokémon on the field. The Spiny shuddered with the impact, despite its tough hide, but overall it took the least damage from the attack. For Edelweiss, however, it was just too much. With a final wasted effort, the Mareep collapsed, its eyes closing. The battle was over.

End of Round 13

Birdcrest (ØØO)
drilbur
Digger – Drilbur (♀)
Health: 100%
Energy: 93%
Ability: Sand Rush
Type: Ground
Condition: Proudly victorious.
Status: Attack +2.
Actions: Earthquake

Faorzia (ØØØ)
mareep
Edelweiss – Mareep (♀)
Health:0%
Energy: 66%
Ability: Insomnia
Type: Electric
Condition: Unconscious.
Status: Knocked Out!
Actions: None

Arena

Spiny
Health: 9%
Type: Bug / Poison
Status: Defense +6. Moderately Paralyzed.
Actions: None​

Referee Notes
~Excellent game, guys. I’m really sorry for how long I took to get reffings out a lot of the time – but in any case, well done to both of you. The database should handle prizes, so I won’t bother calculating them here.
 

sanderidge

sandsnom was mafia
Pronoun
they
welp, that was slightly less of a bang than I'd liked for the end, but it was still fun battling on a racetrack :D good game! and thank you for reffing, Superbird~
 
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