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Old 07-23-2010, 01:59 PM   #351
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The battle code for the finale is: 22-18887-68526 .
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:28 PM   #352
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The score doesn't really show how tight that battle was. There where plenty of points where it looked like either of us where gunna pull away with a massive sweep. Steel's team is solid, and I know I wouldn't have stood a chance at winning if I hadn't prepared some team changes. Evem then there was a lot of luck involved on my part. GG STEELIE!

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- Crunch
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake
-Dragon Dance
He was a last minute addition in place of my Hippowdon. I felt my team had a few too many physical walls, and with Stealth Rock aside Hippowdon really fails to do much without its lefties. Tyranitar allowed me something to switch into after Cress set up its screens and a potential late-game sweeper. He didn’t really do much at all in that battle besides setting up Sand Storm. I attempted a Dragon Dance sweep which was quickly shut down by Steel’s Breloom.

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- Light Screen
- Reflect
- Thunder Wave
- Charge Beam
Solely used to counter Steel’s Gyrados, which raped me on one of our previous encounters. That aside, it managed to set screens up multiple times and spam paralysis enough for my Cradily to comfortably set up. At a quarter health it survived Gyarados’s Waterfall with 4hp >> Didn’t realise it was so bulky

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- Flamethrower
- Earth Power
- Overheat
- Dragon Pulse
Can switch in on a lot of common attacks and tear holes through teams. A bit cheap but very effective. He didn’t do me any good in the final, but he was the MVP in my first two tourney battles.

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- Earthquake
- Aerial Ace
- Ice Fang
- Roost
He was great at countering Steelie’s Breloom and Heracross. Excellent tank: Sandveil + Brightpowder is pretty nasty.

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- Curse
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Rockslide
The set speaks for itself, I was able to switch in on Gyarados and set up thanks to reflect. Its definitely the best special wall in SS, and using this set as opposed to my standard toxi-stall set was really fun. I managed a bit of luck by surviving Starmie’s Ice Beam with a tiny remainder of HP before resting back to health Oo It took out most of Steelie’s team.

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-Aerial Ace
-Sucker Punch
-Stone Edge
An awesome revenge killer which always comes through against problematic Pokemon. It got me a safe KO against Starmie at the end of the match
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:40 PM   #353
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Congratulations Emp on being the first UPNetwork Tournament Champion!

Lemme know your FC and when you're free to trade for your prize.
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:46 PM   #354
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I think the worst thing I did was have an exhibition battle with you and end up showing my new squad, lol.
And then my rush to battle you for the finals without changing around my team (except Jirachi).
Very GG, we shall have to battle some more sometime, enjoy the Umbreon!

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Infernape @ Focus Sash
-Fake Out
-Grass Knot
-Stealth Rock
Unfortunately he didn't do more than set up Stealth Rock because Sandstorm + Heatran attack left him KO'd quickly! I thought about switching at that point, but given the rest of my team, sans Gyarados, I didn't think they could take two attacks from the Tran.

Jerichi @ Light Clay
-Light Screen
He provided support but was often matched against Cresselia who TWave'd him. that Psychic moon thing really messed up my plans!

Gyarados @ Leftovers
-Stone Edge
-Dragon Dance
Was doing good with Gyarados until it couldn't finish off that Cresselia...4 hp was the difference between taking down a Cradily or losing to that Curse/Resting piece of destruction!

Breloom @ Toxic Orb
-Seed Bomb
-Focus Punch
He put the TTar to sleep, and had to run from Gliscor a number of times. A couple bad breaks left him ineffective which was a shame considering how well he normally does.

Heracross @ Choice Scarf
-Stone Edge
-Close Combat
Didn't get to do anything special. Was saving him to counter the Tran, but it never got that far.

Starmie @ Choice Specs
-Ice Beam
Just couldn't do enough damage to make it effective. Fell to the mighty Dugtrio on that last ditch effort.

Overall I should have changed some guys around, but I don't know if it would have made the difference as your squad was very well put together IMO.

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Old 07-23-2010, 06:01 PM   #355
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Steel, I'm pretty sure you used a Jirachi, not a Jerichi.

Also, Dugtrio's Sucker Punch pretty much screwed Starmie. Otherwise, you had a fair chance at a comeback. (Heatran and Tyranitar and Gliscour AND Dugtrio all fear teh water. Specs'd and STAB'd water? HO YEAH, THEY FEAR IT.) Never mind, I forgot you don't run Rain Dance. Sandstorm screws up this plan nicely.

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Old 07-23-2010, 06:07 PM   #356
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Only TTar gets the Sandstream bonus of the Pokemon you listed. So yeah, all of them fear water.
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:10 PM   #357
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TTar is one enough. He gets sent out, happily eats a Surf, and Crunches or Pursuits Starmie into oblivion.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:08 PM   #358
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Yay for being a Jirachi!

気紛れを 許して 今更なんて思わずに急かしてよ
もっと中迄入って あたしの衝動を 突き動かしてよ


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Old 09-11-2010, 11:49 PM   #359
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Well, as I've returned, may as well post the video of my final match, which I've been saving all this time. So, if you REALLY want to see me getting PWNed by Talon (and where I should of listened to my gut feeling a lot more), then search this Video #:


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