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Old 09-02-2016, 02:05 PM   #6
Beautiful Savage
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Hey all, and welcome to the ever-familiar Rock Arena! I'm your host, Beautiful Savage. Seeing as one of our battlers is a rookie in the league, how about we skip all the opening festivities and just jump in and see how he does? Comedyfan, eager to begin what may very well be his first battle, throws his first Pokeball into the air. A burst of light reveals a female Meowth by the name of Lacey! On the other hand, Ironthunder, a TL2 stalwart, releases his signature Zoro the male Zubat. Let's take a look at the stats, shall we?

Zubat (Poison/Flying): Zubat are completely blind as they have no eyes. However, they use sonar to detect things, which means that they cannot be fooled by visual illusions (such as Double Team). Zubat have sensitive hearing, at the expense of increased vulnerability to sound based status attacks, but are immune to confusion from Supersonic. They fight more enthusiastically at night.
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[Poison]: Poison-type Pokémon are immune to poisoning. Their Poison-type attacks are slightly more likely to succeed in poisoning their targets than those used by other Pokémon and the effects will be slightly more potent. They also have an additional 10% chance to poison the target when using physical attacks with their most venomous appendages e.g. a Seviper's tail, a Nidoking's horn.
[Flying]: Flying-type Pokémon are faster and more agile in their chosen mode of transportation than other Pokémon. Because of their skill in controlling their movement, they are more difficult to evade when using physical moves and more likely to succeed in dodging attacks. This also means that they are much harder to knock off course after gathering momentum. They are also more adept at commanding the wind, and they can use these attacks with slightly less energy than normal. Flying type Pokémon are affected normally by the damaging effects of Ground-typed energy and take neutral damage from Ground type moves in the ASB. They fight more enthusiastically in spacious arenas but are not put off by cramped conditions.

Meowth (Normal): Meowth and Persian can see in the dark, and are well adapted to moving silently so that no one can hear them move. They are able climbers and have excellent poise and balance. As a cat, they will usually land on their feet, and can slip through gaps that might seem too thin at first glance with little drop in speed. A Meowth's Payday attack produces more coins and does more damage than normal.
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[Normal]: Normal-type Pokémon are able to use support moves to greater effect than other Pokémon, with them being performed slightly quicker and being slightly more potent. Being beings of great balance, they benefit more from the positive effects of weather and other arena affecting moves, but will not suffer as badly from the negative effects. In the ASB, Normal-types take resisted damage from the damaging effects of Ghost-type energy.
Wow, this seems like a pretty even matchup right off the bat! No side seems to have any clear advantage. Lacey decides to start off using a defensive playstyle, creating a Substitute to attempt to distract her opponent. Zoro, failing to realize that his opponent was now hidden from detection, musters up a burst of Air powerful enough to physically Slash his foe. Unfortunately, this attack isn't powerful enough to dispell Lacey's Substitute! Of course, Zoro doesn't know this as he doesn't realize that what he thinks is Lacey is actually a Substitute. No wonder everyone hates this move. Anyway, Lacey screams using her Hyper Voice, catching Zoro by surprise. Zoro retaliates by swooping down and biting "Lacey" with Toxic infused fangs. Unfortunately, this attack fails to affect the Substitute. Confused as to why the attack failed to function as intended, simply shrugs and thinks nothing more of the flop.

Lacey used a bit more energy this round, but the two Pokemon are otherwise neck and neck. Both are essentially fresh and ready to go. Ironthunder to order.
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