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DocMui
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posted 08-25-2003 02:09 PM      Profile for DocMui   Author's Homepage   Email DocMui   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, after a roughly 40-minute drive, I found myself in front of the Pokemon tour tent, placed just outside of Toys R Us in Vernon Hills. Initially, it was rather quiet, with only the occasional munchkin wandering by to get a free poster or figures. I grabbed Lapras, Mew, and Skarmory for myself, as well as a poster and three Eon Tickets. Having already obtained a ticket from eBay, I decided to play some Pokemon Pinball.

About a half hour passed before three boys (two brothers and a friend, I believe) showed up...all equipped with their GBAs and even (gasp) a link cable! After they downloaded their Eon Tickets, I asked them if they wanted to mix berries and records. They all agreed, and as the afternoon wore on, more people showed up prepared to trade, mix berries/records, or even all three. I had, however, only two battles. One was a two-on-two battle where the four of us selected one random Pokemon between 50 and 100. I selected my Blaziken nicknamed "Phoenix" (for its Endure/Reversal combo). I, along with my partner's level 37 Lunatone, fell swiftly before the team of Alakazam and Altaria. Note to self: Next time, check out the competition before committing to a critter.

After mixing a few more berries, I happened to spy a girl accompanied by her mother and grandmother who looked familiar. I confirmed that, yes, indeed, we had met before. When Wizards of the Coast still existed at Woodfield Mall, she wiped out my level 50 team with a level 70 (or thereabouts) Celebi, despite her mentioning vaguely that "most of my team is in the 50's."

My, how fortuitous. What was even more promising was that she had a level 100 Kyogre. I felt like testing my anti-Kyogre Lanturn. After insisting that this be a one-on-one match (she wanted 6 on 6, but I didn't have enough critters ready for that), we started off.

Thorgetful (Lanturn) @ Leftovers
Nature: Sassy
Ability: Volt Absorb
Confuse Ray
Amnesia
Thunder
Thunder Wave

KYOGRE @ item unknown
Nature: Unknown
Ability: Drizzle
Thunder
Calm Mind
Ice Beam
Unknown

DOC vs. MERYL

KYOGRE's opening move of Calm Mind is met with Thorgetful's Thunder Wave. Meryl rolled her eyes and muttered, "You've probably got, what, Thunderbolt, Surf, and Confuse Ray, right?" I shrugged, not saying anything. Thorgetful then capitalized on the speed difference by hitting KYOGRE with a Confuse Ray. KYOGRE retaliated with a Thunder...which is rendered useless by Thorgetful's Volt Absorb. Three Thunders and a self-induced smack later, KYOGRE is a fainted, twitching mess while Lanturn is sitting pretty with only 30 HP of damage from an Ice Beam.

Meryl: "You had an `anti,' didn't you?" (By that, I'm guessing a critter specifically tailored to counter hers.)
Me: "Yup."

With that, I bowed, thanked her for the game, and proceeded to mix records and berries for the next half hour, showing off my shiny Marill and Spinda in the process. I wouldn't say that it was really revenge, but it felt good to finally test out Thorgetful. Okay, it also felt good to even the score with her, but remember...revenge is a sucker's game. Really. [Wink]

So, all in all, I have roughly four more secret bases, a few level 75 gold Pokeblocks, and a few Eon Ticket E-Reader cards for souvenirs. I'd say that I had fun.

--DocMui

[ 08-25-2003, 02:16 PM: Message edited by: DocMui ]

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They didn't have Skarmorys at my stop.
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Gary Oak
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What a coincidence, we live right next to each other.

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Thom Burr
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Thanks, DocMui, your moveset has performed extremely well for me so far...

"...I felt like testing my anti-Kyogre Lanturn. After insisting that this be a one-on-one match (she wanted 6 on 6, but I didn't have enough critters ready for that), we started off.

Thorgetful (Lanturn) @ Leftovers
Nature: Sassy
Ability: Volt Absorb
Confuse Ray
Amnesia
Thunder
Thunder Wave"

To make a *very* long story much shorter, I also recently ended up in a battle against an annoying younger kid who thought he had an unstoppable Kyogre. Despite having agreed upon a 6v6 single battle format a month earlier, the kid turned out to have only 2 L100s, one L90+, and one L80+...

Wanting to salvage something out of the trip, I spent 15 or so of my 60 stored rare candies to level his other two pokes up to speed for a 4v4 single battle. (Somehow he had the idea we agreed on a 2v2 double battle, his prefered format...) I had designed my L100 team based on using all six of my lesser-used pokes at various points, whereas he had a simple Kyogre, Blaziken, Salamance, and Metagross lineup, so I didn't feel very good at all going into the battle.

In fact, my only L100 Legendary was a Registeel designed for use with a full five poke backup team, and I knew I was doomed, but I did my best anyway. I came reasonably close to zapping him, too. Lanturn took out his Blaziken with relative ease, and after a couple Amnesias, T-Bolted his Salamance to death. He was smart enough at this point not even to bother sending out his Kyogre, finally using his Metagross to kill my wounded Lanturn with a single EQ.

Despite losing, I was pleased enough with this...Lanturn took out two of his four, and could have brutally raped his Kyogre. Next time, he says he'll have a full 6v6 single battle team ready to go, and then I'll have another chance to kill off his Kyogre in style...

I have to admit, I am deeply tempted to replace Thunderwave with Surf, but for now, I think I'll keep it just like DocMui originally suggested. His anti-Kyogre Lanturn has done yeoman work for me so far, and I strongly suggest that everyone level one up for the inevitable mob of kids wandering around with L100 "oober" Kyogres...

[ 10-02-2003, 09:47 PM: Message edited by: Thom Burr ]

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DocMui
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posted 10-04-2003 01:23 PM      Profile for DocMui   Author's Homepage   Email DocMui   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Thom Burr:
Thanks, DocMui, your moveset has performed extremely well for me so far...



No problem. [Smile] Glad that my moveset is of some use.

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His anti-Kyogre Lanturn has done yeoman work for me so far, and I strongly suggest that everyone level one up for the inevitable mob of kids wandering around with L100 "oober" Kyogres...
Some variations on Thorgetful might be using Calm or Modest natures. It's not exactly Curselax or Molly Nut Bomb, but I think that Thorgetful does the job quite nicely. [Big Grin]

--DocMui

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