New rules, New Pokemon

Hi. First, I have made a few new rules for my tournament. The main new rule is that I can alter my choices of Pokemon a little bit more by having 6 of the Pokemon in my party and also 2 more in my PC so that I can use 4 of 8 Pokemon. Also, for a tiebreaker, we do a one-on-one battle. In other words, if recoil or self destruction knocks out the user and its opponent, we take out all but one of the Pokemon from our party and use that Pokemon to fight one-on-one. Tiebreaker matches also help build up the tension of the spectators.  I also got the first of my Pokemon that will be in the PC ready; my Crobat.

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Metagross, and Happy Birthday America

Hey! If anyone went to South Riding, VA to see fireworks on July 3, that shower of sparks and the grand finale were awesome, weren’t they? Happy Birthday America!

On to Pokemon. I chose Metagross over Cresselia because overall it seemed better and I prefer offensive teams. I will now give a brief summary of how the team works.

I start by sending out Dialga and Palkia, the rulers of time and space. Palkia is the most important of the 2. This is because it is faster and it can revenge kill whoever faints Dialga with the help of Kyogre. Kyogre and Palkia work very well together, since they both have water moves Kyogre’s Drizzle ability can power them both up. Combine that with Palkia’s lustrous orb, and you are in for a rough blast if you get hit by Palkia’s surf. I also have my new Metagross, who is extremely strong and may help out a little bit with stealth rock. Thanks to its ability clear body, Metagross can’t get his stats reduced.

Now for my 2 backups. Gengar and Scizor are extremely strong sweepers, so they will help each other out with their respective walls (Blissey for Gengar and Skarmory for Scizor). See ya!

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Nicknames and Dialga over Heatran

Hey. I replaced with my Heatran with a Dialga because I expected to see a lot of earthquake and all those ground moves in my tournament, so my Heatran would probably get knocked out quickly. A Dialga is also weak to ground, but less weak than Heatran. I also gave nicknames to the 3 Pokemon I caught myself. Here they are: Palka is now Galacta (Titan ruler of space in Greek mythology), Dialga is Kronos (Titan of time in Greek mythology–which yes, I am obsessed with that),  and Kyogre is Oceanus (Titan of water in you know what). If I caught the other Pokes my myself I would have named Gengar Morpheus (Greek god of sleep and dreams), Cresselia would be Hera (Greek goddess of peace and all that good stuff), and Scizor would be Hermes (messenger of the Greek gods).

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Ready for Real

I have finally gotten the team ready for real. I didn’t have to finish my Mom’s Pearl game just to get the Palkia. I forgot about the Arceus event so I got the Palkia using that and looked up an amazing move set: spacial rend, flamethrower, aura sphere, and surf.  See you when I finish my first practice match.

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All threats countered

I have countered all the Uber (at least restricted) Pokemon with my team. Blissey is kind of hard to counter. I can probably replace Scizor’s roost with brick break, or maybe superpower, to break through the Blissey wall. The UUs should easily be kept at bay, so I’ve basically covered all the threats.

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Main OU threats covered

I have looked at the OU threat list on Smogon.com and I have covered all of the threats on the list with my Pokemon. I will also look at the restricted Pokemon tomorrow and see if I can counter them. See you when I’ve done that.

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Tryouts soon

I need to get working on my mom’s Pokemon Pearl pronto so that I can get the Palkia ready in time for the tryouts. The training is all in vain, however, because Nintendo will be releasing Pokemon Black and White in time for the VGC 2011. Fortunately, I will host my own version of the VGC with some of my friends using the same rules. The rules can be found at the official Pokemon Video Game Championships Web site. See you!

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