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Tournament Preparation Update


Makuta_of_Oz

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It's been a while since my last entry because I've been working so hard with my Pokemon training (among other things), so I decided I'd give an update.

 

I've finally finished EV training my team, and have started teaching them their moves. As an added bonus, my Zoroark has just the Hidden Power I wanted: Ice! So, I've already taught it that move and look forward to adding it to my surprise attacks in the tournament! :D

 

Sadly, my Swanna can't learn Waterfall, so I'll have to capture another water-type to use the move in order to get that Flamethrower TM, again for Zoroark.

 

The hardest part IMO will be levelling up my Amoongus so it'll learn Rage Powder and Spore. I'll put it in daycare, but what are the odds I'll forget about it?

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Just one tiny note for using Zoroark.

 

Never use Night Daze as it's first move. It tips your opponent off to exactly what it is as soon as it moves. =P

 

Not sure exactly how well Zoroark works in Double battles either, so you have to hope that you don't get forced to have both Zoroark and the Pokemon it's copying in at the same time. otherwise it's obvious what it is. =P

 

It's standard 4 on 4 for the double battles, right?

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Zoroark's main goal is not to hide its being Zoroark forever, it's to force your opponent to mispredict in either attacking, or switching. Even if you don't do Night Daze, you should be Nasty Plotting or doing a Dark STAB move, which will equally give away your identity. The main thing is to play mindgames the turn you send something in, with "Is it Zoroark or not?", trying to force a mistake on the opponent's part.

 

Infernape also makes a great partner because of polar opposite typing but similar movepool (Dark Pulse, Flamethrower, Nasty Plot, etc.). Send in Zoroark as Infernape against an opponent's Normal type, and if they switch to a Psychic, Ghost, or Flying type you destroy that Pokemon (the latter with HP Ice).

 

Oh yeah, and Stealth Rock messes up a lot of Zoroark too. If a Pokemon that resists Rock or is weak to it comes in and takes neutral damage, it's obviously Zoroark.

 

~B~

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Just one tiny note for using Zoroark.

 

Never use Night Daze as it's first move. It tips your opponent off to exactly what it is as soon as it moves. =P

 

Not sure exactly how well Zoroark works in Double battles either, so you have to hope that you don't get forced to have both Zoroark and the Pokemon it's copying in at the same time. otherwise it's obvious what it is. =P

 

It's standard 4 on 4 for the double battles, right?

It is indeed 4-on-4 for this tournament too. It uses exactly the same rules as the World Championships, and exists only because Australia has been rejected (I could use worse words, but I won't) 3 times in a row from the World Championships and we need some sort of fair go.

 

If Zoroark and the Pokemon it's copying are on at the same time, the question is: Which one is the real one? That gets more fun if the opponent is a Psychic-type.

 

Zoroark's main goal is not to hide its being Zoroark forever, it's to force your opponent to mispredict in either attacking, or switching. Even if you don't do Night Daze, you should be Nasty Plotting or doing a Dark STAB move, which will equally give away your identity. The main thing is to play mindgames the turn you send something in, with "Is it Zoroark or not?", trying to force a mistake on the opponent's part.

 

Infernape also makes a great partner because of polar opposite typing but similar movepool (Dark Pulse, Flamethrower, Nasty Plot, etc.). Send in Zoroark as Infernape against an opponent's Normal type, and if they switch to a Psychic, Ghost, or Flying type you destroy that Pokemon (the latter with HP Ice).

 

Oh yeah, and Stealth Rock messes up a lot of Zoroark too. If a Pokemon that resists Rock or is weak to it comes in and takes neutral damage, it's obviously Zoroark.

 

~B~

Thanks for the tips! Sadly, though, since this tournament uses the same rules as the World Championships (which forbids the use of non-Gen 5 Pokemon), I cannot use Infernape. Plus, I could never bring myself to evolve a cute little Chimchar! :wub:

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Still not too sure why the other Gens are blocked off. Not a worry for me, however, since I don't do the World Tourneys(Even if I want to some day. =P).

 

Though, I'll likely make a team up just in case, for the future. ;) (And since Gible can breed with Axew... >=D)

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Still not too sure why the other Gens are blocked off. Not a worry for me, however, since I don't do the World Tourneys(Even if I want to some day. =P).

 

Though, I'll likely make a team up just in case, for the future. ;) (And since Gible can breed with Axew... >=D)

Probably because this is meant to be a reboot of Pokemon, and the first four generations are supposed to be forgotten.

 

Also, while it uses the same rules, this is not the World Championships. We Australians aren't allowed to attend them, so Nintendo Australia decided to make this tournament for us to make up for it.

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Probably because this is meant to be a reboot of Pokemon, and the first four generations are supposed to be forgotten.

 

Yet they still manage to shove in obscure references to the old generations every two seconds in Black and White. =P I mean, Hoenn and the other regions are mentioned quite a bit. It does take place a while after Platinum, though.

 

Also, while it uses the same rules, this is not the World Championships. We Australians aren't allowed to attend them, so Nintendo Australia decided to make this tournament for us to make up for it.

 

*Raises eyebrows* You're not allowed to attend them? Why?

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Also, while it uses the same rules, this is not the World Championships. We Australians aren't allowed to attend them, so Nintendo Australia decided to make this tournament for us to make up for it.

 

*Raises eyebrows* You're not allowed to attend them? Why?

It's not that we're not allowed, per se, but these World Championships have never come to Australia because it's simply too expensive.

 

The "not allowed" thing is just Pokemon's equivalent to "Bionicle has been banned", in that I exaggerate when I'm upset about it. Aussies can certainly travel overseas to participate if they have the time or money.

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