I'm rather out there.
Mainly a setting test and all that for my podcast I want to start next week. Let me know how it sounds.
OMG TESTING AUDIO SETTINGS FOR MY POKEMON PODCAST CRAP.
I’m the kind of hardass that stays up testing Pokemon teams while eating jellybeans and drinking coke zero.
D&D podcast in the background.
Damn it feels good to be a gangster.
I was 598 out of 14531 in this Pokemon International Tournament March 2013.
For being ass at double battles, I feel really good about that placement.
The top 10 Pokemon used were:
I’m going to fiddle around with audio software. I’m going to do a podcast chronicling my preparations for the next WiFi tournament as well as how I feel about my personal standings, my team, these top 10, and a few other things.
I haven’t found a single Pokemon Podcast that fits my needs. Time to make my own.
I’ve been doing this damned March International Tournament for Pokemon. I’m over double battles.
Cressilia is everywhere. I can’t get away from it. I knew it would happen but damn. Outside of that, it always comes down to which gimmick sets up first and I’ve been laughing at the opposing trick room teams that have been running natures that are speed neutral.
Chandelure hasn’t been doing too hot on my team. Slowbro has been a much stronger trick room Pokemon. Scrafty and Marowak have also been doing a number on the opposing teams. Scizor has been really situational. Amoongus is my nigga fo real. So tanky.
I had a BIG hax fest today so I’m going to hope that tonight and tomorrow are better for me.
I only use male Bellossom. There is nothing funnier. Than a Sassy. Male. Bellossom. Especially one on the giving end of a ravenous beatdown.
So, basically, I saw the inital leads and realized that this was going to be a boring match.
Double Battles are already the lamest form of battle and they leave no room for actual skill.
Who ever sets up their gimmick first wins. Always,
Leads were Amoongus + Chandelure v. Breloom and Togekiss.
amoongus gets off a rage powder first and takes a Spore and a Air Slash (only lost like 50% hp, too). Chandy sets up a Trick Room. Then it snowballed out of control.
I’m not going to go too much into the match because you can watch the video but what I do want to go over are the metagame trends.
The Rage Powder/Spore thing is a pretty powerful combination that has been filling the doubles scene. It is genius. Further, Amoongus is enough of a terd that it can take most of the brunt force. These types of battles don’t make too much use of switching in and out.
Trick Room is a HUGE field effect right now. There are so many Pokemon that can take serious advantage of it. Problem is that it is tired. You should know by now that people are going to use it in double battles. You should be prepared for it. Unfortunately, you can’t just swap something in and everything is good. I’m not going to tell you to pack your own trick room Pokemon unless you got the means for it.
It’s hard to readjust to a battle when all the turns are donked.
I was going to spend the time to discuss the whole branch of videos in the library for this thing but I already know it is going to be full of the same 12-15 Pokemon doing the same builds and I’m not here for that nonsense.
Nintendo needs to get off this whole double battles kick OR go ahead and allow for full on 6v6 singles because THAT is and was the main way to play the game. Far more strategy and a larger pool of viable Pokemon.
To be fair the players, I couldn’t tell you if there are legitamately talented or if they just know enough about double battles to breeze through a bunch of casual players. I wouldn’t call the Pokemon choices interesting or innovative. This was a pretty much a cookie cutter battle you could pull from any tournament with a similar rule set.
Let’s hope for some more dynamic play in the future because the official Pokemon tournament scene is pretty stale and a sad sight to watch.
Tonight, I will be a pokemon analysis blog too so prepare because I am going to read these players like a mother fucker right now.