Saturday, March 1, 2014

We're moving!

Hey everybody! We have some exciting news to present to you! After hours of hard work and pestering people who actually know what they are doing, we are proud to present http://www.eggyemporium.com/! Its still a work in progress of course, but we found that the features of a website were better for what we wanted to accomplish than a blog. 
Now, you may be wondering, what features could he possibly be talking about? The first is rather straightforward, yet still very useful. The idea was given to me by Kamaal Harris. We have compiled what is known as an eBST list, or effective Base Stat Total. The way it works is that, when looking at a regular base stat total of a Pokemon, the results may be skewed owing to the fact that one of the Pokemons attacking stats is, more often than not, unused. This makes a Pokemon like Salamence who in VGC often does not use its attacking stat, has a much higher BST than is accurate. In our eBST list, you can view both the Physical and the Special eBST's of Salamence and get a more realistic picture of what Pokemon have similar stats. The eBST list can be found here.

We also have the usage stats from the Shade Off analyzed by yours truly, feel free to give the article a look here.

Another unique feature to our website is a project we have undergone that is remarkably difficult, yet we still hope to accomplish. The idea is to create a resource of individual Pokemon analysis', sets, EV's, items, etc, similar to what Smogon does for single battling, compiling a database of Pokemon analysis. We have begun the analysis' with the 84 Pokemon we thought most prominent, yet the going is slow. We aim to include a new Pokemon every few days however, and the featured analysis block on the website will tell you when it is updated! Additionally, if you want to contribute a set or spread to the database, or write an introduction, if the quality is good enough we would be happy to include it on the site. All the links to the individual analysis' can be found in the table shown here

And, unless I am forgetting something, lastly we have probably what I am the most proud of and the most wide reaching of everything we have put together, a working 6th generation teambuilder. JTK has been slaving away at it for weeks now, enduring constant harassment from your truly, and she finally walked 15 miles in the desert to deliver it to us. There are still a few bugs that we are working out (Charizard Mega Forms dont work yet, we'll fix it, sorry!) and it is only the first version, but we hope it will be an extremely valuable tool during the teambuilding process. And we even have abilities! The Teambuilder can be found, guess where? Here!

Its been a lot of fun working on this blog so far, and I've really enjoyed putting the time and effort into it and seeing it pay off. I want to thank everyone who has been keeping up with us, and for all the positive feedback (and feedback in general!) we have received. It is my goal to be responsive to the community, so if you have an idea, please don't hesitate to share it! And from all of us at Eggy Emporium, thank you for reading.

-Wolfe
 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Gyaranetric - a top 16 team: 5th Shade Offline Tournament team

Gyaranetric - 5th Shade Offline Tournament team


I participated in the 5th Shade Offline Tournament. It was my first time participating in a doubles tournament so I was rather uneasy, but my matches went better than I had expected and I enjoyed them alot. In the end, I advanced from my preliminaries group in 1st position with 8 wins and 2 losses, but dropped in the first round of Top Cut to achieve a final position of top 16.
This team wasn't something I spent a particularly large amount of time pondering, but I'm pretty satisfied that it was able to get me through the preliminaries. So, I'll go ahead and give it an introduction, if only a brief one.


Pokemon
Held Item
Move 1
Move 2
Move 3
Move 4
Ability
Lucario
Lum Berry
Close Combat
Feint
Follow Me
Detect
Inner Focus
Aegislash
Leftovers
Shadow Ball
Flash Cannon
Substitute
King's Shield
Stance Change
Garchomp
Life Orb
Dragon Claw
Earthquake
Rock Slide
Protect
Rough Skin
Manectric
Manectite
Thunderbolt
Overheat
HP Ice
Protect
Lightningrod / Intimidate
Amoonguss
Black Sludge
Giga Drain
Spore
Rage Powder
Protect
Regenerator
Gyarados
Sitrus Berry
Waterfall
Stone Edge
Taunt
Protect
Intimidate


Although I christened this team Gyaranetric in the title, that particular duo wasn't the main core of my team, so to speak; this was more of a goodstuffs-like team that reacted to whatever opponents showed in team preview with the appropriate Pokemon choices. All of my Pokemon complimented each other very well type-wise, so the primary playstyle was using combinations of the resistances, immunities and Intimidate to create advantageous match-ups while wearing the opponent down.

Lucario

EVs: 236 HP / 4 Atk / 108 Def / 156 SDef / 4 Spe (Impish nature)
Lum Berry
Close Combat
Feint
Follow Me
Detect
Lucario ended up being in this slot almost only because of all the Smeargles I faced. It pretty much deals with every single Smeargle variant during the opening of the game. The EV spread was made to survive Garchomp's Earthquake, and the remainder then went into special defense.


I actually have no idea if Follow Me is good for anything and am starting to think it would be better to replace it with the likes of Bullet Punch.

Aegislash

EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef  (0 Spe IV) (Quiet nature)
@Leftovers
Shadow Ball
Flash Cannon
Substitute
King's Shield
With its excellent defenses, Aegislash is able to secure very strong advantages by getting a Substitute up.


There are plenty of times where the opponent will leave Aegislash alone, predicting King's Shield, so I think that at times it is necessary to have the courage to stay in Blade Forme and attack.

Garchomp

EVs:  252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe (Jolly nature)
@Life Orb
Dragon Claw
Earthquake
Rock Slide
Protect

To perform its role of outputting spread damage, Garchomp was in need of firepower so I gave it a Life Orb to hold.


There's nothing much to write about this Pokemon in particular.

Manectric

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spe (Timid nature)
@Manectite
Thunderbolt
Overheat
HP Ice
Protect

I wanted to use Manectric as the ace up this team's sleeve, so I went with the moves that had high base powers, Thunderbolt and Overheat. It also supports Gyarados well by not mega evolving and redirecting Electric attacks. Also, being able to outspeed even extremely fast opponents like Mega Gengar and Noivern was a particularly attractive quality.

Amoonguss

EVs: 252 HP / 52 Def / 204 SDef (0 Spe IV) (Sassy nature)
@Black Sludge
Giga Drain
Spore
Rage Powder
Protect

The specially defensive benchmark I aimed for was the ability to survive Timid Mega Charizard Y's Heat Wave in the sun. Amoonguss is strong in that it completely handles Rotom-W, which gives the rest of the team problems, and is able to create huge opportunities with Spore. With team members often switching in and out for each other, Regenerator was put to very good use. I venture to say that Amoonguss might well have been my MVP this tournament.

Gyarados
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 100 Def / 4 SDef / 148 Spe (Adamant nature)
@Sitrus Berry
Waterfall
Stone Edge
Taunt
Protect

This is actually some singles spread so I'm not too familiar with it. I don't know what to say about this other than that Intimidate was really strong. Taunt was useful for dealing with Amoonguss and Prankster shenanigans.
As I mentioned above, I went into this tournament without really putting much effort into building this team, which I kind of regret.


Watching the finals, I found the way the winner was able to handle such an individualistic team particularly eye-catching.


I think that Doubles is a format in which many more Pokemon have opportunities to shine as compared to Singles, so during my next Doubles offline tournament I really want to bring some sort of interesting gimmick to participate with!


Lastly, my thanks go out to the organiser of the Shade Offline Tournament, Viera-san, and all of the other staff and participants for a good experience!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

5th Shade off 2nd place team translation ~Charizard Mawile Gothitelle TR switch team~



Original Post from もうふが勝ち!: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/mouhungo2828/20140224/1393257184

              






PokemonItemMove1Move2Move3Move4Note
TyranitarAssault VestDark PulseRock SlideIce BeamFire Blast
GarchompChoice BandOutrageEarthquakeStone EdgeSleep TalkRough Skin
Charizard Charizardite YHeat WaveOverheatSolar BeamProtect
MawileMawilitePlay RoughSucker PunchFire FangRock Slide
GothitelleSitrus BerryPsychicCharmTrick RoomProtectShadow Tag
AegislashLife OrbShadow BallSacred SwordKing's Shield Wide Guard

I competed in the 5th Shade offline (Battle Road Gloria Kansai Regional) and came out with a result of 7-3 in swiss and and 2nd place overall finish. 
I hadn't been to an offline tournament for about half an year so I felt nervous, but managed to pull it off with this team I had built and tested over a fair amount of time. 
Although I was defeated in the finals, I was happy to get my ticket to the nationals of Battle road gloria convention. 

Team Concept:
I chose 'Counter' as the concept of my team. This was because I believe that in an offline tournament where time is limited, making the other player hold a false misconception or information about your team is useful. 
For example: 
  • The presence of Aegislash will insist opposing pokemon to use moves like Earthquake and Heatwave. However these can be countered by a surprise Wide Guard
  • The team looks susceptible to Rain teams with a Mega-Manectric Volt Switch start, however with Gothitelle's ability Shadow Tag, it can capture most pokemon and fight back with Tyranitar and Charizard. 
  • The team looks weak to Mega-Charizard Y if mawile is chosen as my mega, so I run Rock Slide to get the surprise KO.
  • The team also looks weak to popular M-Kangaskhan+Specs Gardevoir line up, but I can protect with Gothitelle to capture the opponent and OHKO gardevoir with a Choice Band Earthquake. 
I took inspiration from Vete's (Shade offline tournament sub organizer) Gothitelle+Malamar switch trickroom team (http://d.hatena.ne.jp/colonel-vete/).


Individual Analysis:
Tyranitar@Assault Vest
Dark PulseRock SlideIce BeamFire Blast
252 HP 60 Def 196 SpA // Quiet Nature (31 IV Spe)
Stats: 207-154-138-154-120-72


Quiet nature with 31 speed IVs. This was because I wanted to have Tyranitar move after Aegislash in Trickroom and also to increase power of Rock Slide which I found myself using a lot through practice. 
I opted for Assault vest to make my team more stronger against rain teams because Charizard Y has a risk of letting Mega-Manectric volt switching into politoed for rain, putting Charizard Y in a tough spot because of its water weakness. AV Tyranitar can make a fairly safe switch into even water type attacks as it changes weather into sandstorm raising its sp.D in addition to the AV.
Tyranitar was very strong against sun teams as well, being able to survive Solar beam from Charizard Y in sun. This allows either a trickroom to go up or a KO on opposing Charizard, which are both very favorable. 
It had good synergy with Aegislash (Wide Guard) and with its overwhelming base stat and wide range of attacks, it was a strong mon with or without Trickroom. 
I was just amazed with this Tyranitar's stats when it only took 20~30 damage from opposing Manectric during the tournament. 

Garchomp@Choice Band
OutrageEarthquakeStone EdgeSleep Talk
236 Atk 148 SpD 124 Spe // Adamant Nature
Stats: 183-198-115-xx-124-138

Out sped by max speed Smeargle by 1. The gender is male to prevent male Pyroar's (to activate against female only Kangaskhan) Rivalry to activate. I brought up the sp.D significantly to survive Pyroar's Life Orb HP Ice and a chance to survive Timid scarf Tyranitar's Ice beam. 
The basic job of Garchomp is to use Outrage or Earthquake to gain damage advantage against lineups such as Rotom+Kan, Talonflame+Kan and Gardevoir+Kan.  
When placed by Gothitelle, the opponent usually targets Gothitelle for the fake out due to factors such as Rough skin, and this gives Garchomp an opportunity to use Outrage which has the power to OHKO a non defensive Mega-Kangaskhan. Even if   a Fairy type comes in after defeating one of the opponent's pokemon, the opponent will still have to try get rid of Garchomp as they don't know which way Outrage will hit, therefore giving Gothitelle enough time to set up Trickroom. 
I realized that there were very few middle speed tier pokemon (as I believed most salamence are scarfed) so I moved Garchomp's speed down to max speed Smeargle -1 to get a surprise Sleep talk along with Tyranitar's Sand Stream to break the sash and OHKO with any attack. This actually helped me in a match against a Smeargle so I must say this wasn't a bad idea at all. 

Charizard@Charicardite Y
Heat WaveOverheatSolar BeamProtect
156 HP 52 Def 252 SpA 4 SpD 44 Spe // Modest Nature
Stats: 173-xx-105-177-106-126

The set is the same as Vete's Charizard. I believe that Garchomp and Mega pokemon are basically better off with a full EV investment in attacking department to bring Rotom down as much as possible, as it is one of the most annoying pokemon when allowed on the field long enough. The basic job of Charizard was to use heat wave and Solar Beam on Politoed. Mawile has a higher usage overall in this team so I didn't use Charizard as much.

Mawile@Mawilite
Play RoughSucker PunchFire FangRock Slide

252 HP 252 Atk 4 SpD // Brave Nature (0 IV Spe)
Stats: 157-150-105-xx-76-49

Mawile again has max EV investment in Attack to get the highest chance to KO a Rotom that has accumulated some chip damage. 
The most likely way it gets on the field is after Gothitelle sets up Trickroom and replacing its place. 
Mawile has the strength to force a win if it is allowed to attack at least twice in Trickrrom, therefor, I put Rock slide instead of Protect to give it a wider attacking range, most notably Charizard Y and Talonflame. 
A very niche situation that happens often is the opponent sending in Salamence beside their Charizard Y to reduce sucker punch damage, but my Mawile's Rock slide still OHKOs the Charizard and brings the Salamence into KO range as well. 

Gothitelle@Sitrus Berry
PsychicCharmTrick RoomProtect
252 HP 228 Def 28 SpD // Relaxed Nature (0 IV Spe)
Stats: 177-xx-158-115-134-63

Survives Blade Forme Aegislash's Shadow Ball and the rest of the EVs are invested in in HP and Defense. 
Although its base stats are not the highest, Gothitelle has the ability Shadow Tag which synergieses well with strong physical attackers such as Mawile and Kangaskhan as it doesn't allow the opponent to switch into a intimidator. 
After setting up Trickroom, I usually use Charm to completely shutdown opposing Mega Kangaskhan while dodging sucker punch. Protect was a very useful move to prevent fake out damage and to protect from my own Garchomp's Earthquake. 

Aegislash@Life Orb
Shadow BallSacred SwordKing's Shield Wide Guard
252 HP 4 Def 252 SpA // Quiet Nature (0 IV Spe)
Stats: 167-70-171-112-170-58

Aegislash was the last member decided on the team to mainly bring up the team's overall balance. Wide Guard support is its main role. 
I gave it a Life Orb to give it a high chance to OHKO opposing Aegislash and also bulky Gardevoir. I don't have the exact calculations, but I felt it could get clean up KOs on pokemon that resisted Heat wave from Charizard. 
The team had pokemon such as Mawile and Tyranitar who are weak to Garchomp's Earthquake, but if that one move could be protected by Wideguard, Garchomp wouldn't become an issue anymore. Also, many people who anticipated Aegislash to use King Shield after attacking, and would use spread moves to insure that even if Aegislash did move, it would eat some damage. This was great as I could just use wide guard. Sacred Sword was a way to OHKO Tyranitar safely for when I brought Charizard.


Summary:


The basic lead is Gothitelle+α with Mawile and Aegislash in the back. Dealing with rain teams is as discussed above. I'm overall very happy to be able to attend the nationals of the Battle Road Gloria and I will like to build a new team since I have made this one public.

-Ryokon

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SEND US YOUR BATTLE VIDEOS

We've recently started a Youtube channel and we are really interested in updating regularly. If you have a match you think will really blow us ( and other people ) away, feel free to post the battle video number in the comments and we'll give it a look!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hippos in Free Fall - 5th Shade Offline Tournament 1st Place Team Report



Original Post: d.hatena.ne.jp/gonbe238/20140224/1393258453
Pokemon
Move 1
Move 2
Move 3
Move 4
Held Item
Ability
Aerodactyl
Rock Slide
Sky Drop
Roost
Protect
Aerodactylite
Pressure
Hippowdon
Earthquake
Ice Fang
Slack Off
Whirlwind
Rocky Helmet
Sand Stream
Hydreigon
Dark Pulse
Draco Meteor
Flamethrower
U-Turn
Choice Scarf
Levitate
Rotom-W
Thunderbolt
Volt Switch
Hydro Pump
Sleep Talk
Choice Specs
Levitate
Aegislash
Flash Cannon
Sacred Sword
Hidden Power Ice
King's Shield
Sitrus Berry
Stance Change
Ferrothorn
Iron Head
Thunder Wave
Leech Seed
Protect
Leftovers
Iron Barbs
This is the team I used in the 5th Shade Offline Tournament. It was my first time ever participating in a Pokemon offline tournament, but I was very happy to clinch the top spot! For now, I'll only be posting the detailed stats and battle videos of the preliminary rounds.
Aerodactyl
EVs: 220 HP / 52 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SDef / 228 Speed (Jolly nature)

Rock Slide
Sky Drop
Roost
Protect
Aerodactylite
Pressure
·        -In Sandstorm, survives Thunderbolt from 252 SAtk Modest Choice Specs Rotom
·        -Survives a Critical Hit Stone Edge from 0 Atk 31 IV hindering nature Salamence
·        -Outspeeds 252 Spe boosting nature base 80 speed Pokemon with Choice Scarf
·        -Outspeeds maximum speed Talonflame before Mega Evolving
 
Hippowdon
EVs: 252 HP / 140 Atk / 100 Def / 12 SDef (Relaxed nature, 0 Spe IV)

Earthquake
Ice Fang
Slack Off
Whirlwind
Rocky Helmet
Sand Stream
·         -2HKOs 252 HP Tyranitar 77% of the time (factoring in Critical Hits)
·         -OHKOs 4 HP 0 Def Garchomp with Ice Fang
·         -Survives 2 hits of Jolly 252 Atk Mega Kangaskhan's Parental Bond Return 76.37% of the time
·         -Survives 2 hits of Ray Rizzo's Mega Mawile's (52 Atk, no boosting nature) Play Rough
·         -Survives 2 hits of Mega Charizard Y's Heat Wave outside the sun

Hydreigon
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spe (Modest nature)

Dark Pulse
Draco Meteor
Flamethrower
U-Turn
Choice Scarf
Levitate
·         -Straightforward 252/252 spread
 
Rotom-Wash
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 92 SAtk / 148 SDef / 12 Spe (Calm nature)

Thunderbolt
Volt Switch
Hydro Pump
Sleep Talk
Choice Specs
Levitate
·         -OHKOs 4 HP 0 SDef Mega Charizard Y with Choice Specs Thunderbolt
·         -Survives Solarbeam from 252 SAtk, no boosting nature Mega Charizard Y
 
Aegislash
EVs: 252 HP / 76 Atk / 36 Def / 172 SAtk / 4 SDef (Quiet nature, 0 Spe IV) *** EXTRA EVS?!!

Flash Cannon
Sacred Sword
Hidden Power Ice
King's Shield
Sitrus Berry
Stance Change
·         -2HKOs 252 HP 0 Def Mega Kangaskhan with Sacred Sword
·         -OHKOs 4 HP 0 SDef Garchomp with Hidden Power Ice
·         -Survives 2 hits of 252 Atk Jolly Garchomp's Earthquake with Sitrus Berry
·         -Survives 2 hits of 252 SAtk Modest Salamence's Fire Blast with Sitrus Berry
 
Ferrothorn
EVs: 252 HP / 132 Atk / 108 Def / 4 SDef / 12 Spe (Impish nature)

Iron Head
Thunder Wave
Leech Seed
Protect
Leftovers
Iron Barbs
·         -OHKOs 4 HP 0 Def Gardevoir with Iron Head
·         -Survives 2 hits of Ray Rizzo's Mega Mawile's Fire Fang 13/16 of the time
·         -Outspeeds paralysed maximum speed base 100 speed Pokemon

Preliminary group stage Battle Videos
(Wolfes note: Some of these battle videos are really phenomenal, give them a look if you have the chance)
I forgot to take down my opponents' screen names, so I shall list them by their in-game trainer name.
1.       
Mizumichi-san (Charizard Gyarados Garchomp Scrafty Gardevoir Scizor)
http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/006.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/130.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/445.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/560.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/282.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/212.png


2.       Yakyo N1-san (Tyranitar Ferrothorn Salamence Granbull Meowstic Gengar)
 http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/248.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/598.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/373.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/210.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/678.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/094.png


3.       Mitarashi-san (Kangaskhan Smeargle Gardevoir Garchomp Talonflame Aegislash)
http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/115.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/235.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/282.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/445.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/663.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/681.png.


4.       Hoshizorarin-san (Kangaskhan Talonflame Garchomp Gardevoir Salamence 
Bisharp)
http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/115.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/663.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/445.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/282.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/373.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/625.png


5.       Merankori-san (Bisharp Kangaskhan Talonflame Rotom-H Smeargle Azumarill)
http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/625.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/115.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/663.pngHeat Rotomhttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/235.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/184.png

6.       Bezeri-san (Politoed Kingdra Gengar Scrafty Gothitelle Amoonguss)
 http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/186.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/230.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/094.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/560.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/576.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/591.png


7.       Riosu-san (Hawlucha Drifblim Charizard Garchomp Sableye Meowstic)
http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/701.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/426.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/006.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/445.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/302.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/678.png


8.       Kori-san (Salamence Gardevoir Aegislash Kangaskhan Talonflame Azumarill)
http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/373.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/282.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/681.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/115.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/663.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/184.png


9.       Waamusu-san (Aegislash Kangaskhan Gardevoir Garchomp Salamence Talonflame)
http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/681.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/115.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/282.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/445.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/373.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/663.png
Found here 

10.   Kaataletto-san (Aegislash Kangaskhan Pyroar Salamence Gardevoir Azumarill)
http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/681.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/115.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/668.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/373.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/282.pnghttp://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/icon/184.png



On a side note, because up to now I had been playing most of my battles on PO and Showdown, I only started getting my team ready on cartridge at the last minute. As a resjlt I had no time to obtain the Shadow Ball TM and was forced to run Flash Cannon instead. Furthermore, I didn't play a single match in which Flash Cannon would have been more useful than Shadow Ball at all...

Wolfes Thoughts:
I really like this team a lot and dont want to go too in depth and ruin the report with any analysis of mine, but I think that the interesting Metagame choices that the winner made were really good choices. I of course am biased because I love Hippowdon, but again I think that the unorthodox choices made here were all very good in the metagame he prepared for.

Huge thanks to Hibiki for uploading the videos