Sorry guys, I’ve been busy playing Left 4 Dead and I haven’t been updating this blog. I’ve won several practice matches against my Mom thanks to a Latias I caught. Bye.

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Arceus’s perish song won’t exactly work because chances are the opponent would switch out before the perish song killed him. I decided to make Arceus a scout Pokemon by giving him roar. In case you don’t know, roar forces the opponent to switch out into a random Pokemon that they don’t get to choose. It will help me figure out the opponent’s Pokemon and make counters. Bye.

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(nearly) ineligible

I decided that you can use 1 of the ineligible Pokemon. The Pokemon I choose will be Arceus. It is a support set that has toxic, steel type judgment, perish song, and ice beam. Steel type judgment and ice beam are only for coverage. Let me try and find the Arceus that I transferred over to my HeartGold for a Palkia.

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Interviews with me & my mom

Mom: How did you become interested in competitive Pokemon?

Ben: After visiting a Web site called with a bunch of information on competitive Pokemon, it inspired me to start tournaments. I also played on a battle simulator called Shoddy Battle, so I’ve learned quite a bit, and that’s why I’ve taken top seed.

Mom: What is your ultimate goal with respect to competitive Pokemon?

Ben: To reach the top of the uber ladder on Shoddy Battle. I’m much better at uber battling than OU battling. Pokemon tournaments like this one are good because not only do I improve my uber battling, I also improve my OU battling and my understanding of synergy within my team. Ultimately, I wish to win the Pokemon World Championship and stay that way.

Mom: One last question. On a scale of 1 through 10, what would you rate your competitive Pokemon strength?

Ben: For tournaments like these, 8. For ubers, 9. For OU, 6.

Mom: Thanks a bunch!

Ben: Mind if I interview you, too?

Mom: Sure.

Ben: What is your favorite Pokemon?

Mom: I really like Gyarados, even though it’s very weak to electric moves. It starts out as a mere Magikarp whose only move is splash until level 15, but when it evolves it becomes much stronger, and it can learn many strong moves, including thunderbolt and dragon pulse.

Ben: How does it feel to be the ref and a battler at the same time?

Mom: It’s a little challenging, since I’m not very good at multitasking, but I think I can handle it. I’m very fair.

Ben: You can rehearse.

Mom: Good idea. That will make me less anxious about it.

Ben: See ya!

Mom: Bye!

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Hi. I got a Latias, so I used her for her my team, so yeah. The nickname was Athena. I replaced Starmie. Let me just draw who my mom will face. I will also draw who my dad will face. Seeds included.

A few minutes later…

OK. My mom will face my dad and I will face one of my friends. Now the seeds: 1. Ben, 2. my mom, 3. the friend I mentioned, 4. my dad. Sorry dad. I’ll be back with an interview with me and my mom next time.

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The sea is feeling merciful

I decided I would use Starmie instead of Infernape because I couldn’t get my hands on an Infernape. The feeling merciful part was because I figured no one at my tournament would know about EVs, so I decided not to EV train it. I also want to give you an update on nicknames. Current nicknames:

  1. Starmie:  Aphrodite
  2. Crobat:  Artemis
  3. Palkia:  Galacta
  4. Kyogre:  Oceanus
  5. Dialga:  Kronos

That’s all for now. Next time I announce my items and the tourney tree, including seeds.

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Teh Burn!!!!

Hey. I know I spelled “the” wrong but the reason I said “burn” was because the next Pokemon in my PC will be an Infernape.

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