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The opponent is a scientist who leads with Escavalier and Mr. Mime. This is uncomfortable for me as the Mr. Mime is the Dual Screen set with a Light Clay and the Escavalier is the Custap set which also knows Megahorn that is dangerous for Ludicolo. I know that I have to use Fake Out on one of them, and decides to go for the Mime. I do so and use Surf with Politoed, this puts the Mr. Mime at just below 50% and the Escavalier just above. Mr. Mime flinches, Escavalier uses Megahorn which KO’s Ludicolo.
This is a bad situation for me as I went to 3-4 in the first turn. I bring out Gastrodon. Politoed uses Surf which kills Mr. Mime and puts Escavalier in Custap Range, it uses Swagger on Gastrodon which hurts itself in confusion instead of using Earth Power to kill of the opponent. The opponent sends out Electrode which is really bad as it is faster than Politoed and knows Thunder.
Next turn, Escavalier’s Custap Berry activates as expected, I really wanted to prevent this. It uses Megahorn on Gastrodon which barely survives. Electrode uses Light Screen, Politoed uses Surf which finally defeats Escavalier and Electrode is left with more than 50%. Gastrodon hits itself in confusion and dies, it should otherwise have used Earth Power on Electrode. I send out Scizor, the opponent sends out Altaria.
This is a very bad situation as Politoed is locked into Surf which won’t be effective against Altaria and will kill Scizor rather quickly. I go for Protect with Scizor to save it for at least one turn, Electrode is faster than Politoed and uses Thunder, which it barely survives. Politoed uses Surf which puts Electrode in the red and barely scratches Altaria. Altaria uses Flamethrower on Scizor which does nothing due to Protect.
I decide to put priority on killing Electrode here, which was probably a bad idea. Scizor uses Bullet Punch which defeats Electrode, Politoed uses Surf which does little to Altaria and Scizor is left with about 1/3 of its full HP. Altaria uses Dragon Pulse on Politoed which kills it. At this point I’m so extremely screwed that it’s just brutal. I have no chance of winning unless a miracle happens. Scizor uses Bullet Punch on Altaria which does more than half of its current HP, it restores with Sitrus Berry and uses Flamethrower which kills Scizor.
I guess I would have won this battle if things had gone differently. If I had used Fake Out on Escavalier on the first turn instead of Mr. Mime, I might have won. Or if Gastrodon had used Protect on the first turn instead of trying to kill Escavalier with Earth Power, or if it hadn’t hit itself in confusion these two turns.