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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystica View Post
    Same here. Distance is a HUGE factor for me...especially when the closest city that has events is already 250 miles from where I live.
    lol

    I had to drive over 900 miles to get to the nearest qualifiers in '09 and '10, and in '09 I didn't even get picked to play.

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    My parents were about to give up on the trip since the closest one last year was in Georgia, luckily, they happen to have one in Virginia, so I might be able to make it after all. I'm just glad that these VGCs exist. If they didn't, I would probably have no good reason to be here. I already got enough riot from what I posted on the "Whimsicott Discussion" thread about the viability of a Specs set. You can already tell from that that I am inexperienced with singles or never played a Smogon match before.

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    awesome, the new tread is up

    im thinking of TR for this years VGC, tho im not sure yet

    also, wtf happened to the atlanta VGC, now its in some random locatio in florida

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    So this year's rules essentially mean that every Doubles Random Matchup battle is practice for the VGC's? That's great news for me. Between the 2010 and 2011 VGC's I had a grand total of 1 practice battle prior to the competitions. This time I have many practice battles under my belt without even realizing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonMaster123 View Post
    awesome, the new tread is up

    im thinking of TR for this years VGC, tho im not sure yet

    also, wtf happened to the atlanta VGC, now its in some random locatio in florida
    They're having one in Roswell, Virginia, which is a little north of Richmond. But either way, check this out:

    Okay, so here I was trying to think of a good Flying type to replace my Togekiss since I needed a pokemon in general that could counter Salamence and Garchomp, and after a while, I came up with this guy:


    Anyway, here was the set I had in mind.

    Gyarados @ Muscle Band/Charti Berry/Wacan Berry
    Nature: Adamant
    EVs: 252 Atk/164 HP/92 Spd(Should've gone for 100)
    Ability: Intimidate
    Moveset:
    • Waterfall
    • Dragon Dance
    • Ice Fang
    • Thunder Wave


    I needed someone that can give T-Wave support so they could put Salamence, Garchomp, and maybe Dragonite, in their place. I gave it DD so it can boost its Attack to recover from Intimidate and KO the Dragons w/ Ice Fang. Sure he has the 4x weakness to Electric, but I rarely see that outside of rain, which I wouldn't be using him against anyway with my team (barring Rotom, of course). DD gives him just enough speed to outrun an un-scarfed Salamence. He would've been able to outrun Garchomp under regular conditions, but the I found out that when 113 speed gets a +1 boost from DD, the total rounds down to 169. I'm going to fix this later b/c I have no EV-lowering berries.
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    ^Garchomp says **** you T-Wave.


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    Quote Originally Posted by complete legitimacy View Post
    ^Garchomp says **** you T-Wave.
    Does he say that to Dragon Dance? He probably does since he's often seen with the Yache Berry or Choice Scarf, but his moves don't hurt as much after he gets hit with Intimidate; and if he's running the Scarf, he has to fear the Muscle Band-powered Ice Fang since it will KO him on most occasions. A -1 Stone Edge from the Land Shark won't really kill him.

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    Respectfully, what does gyarados do to counter dragons that togekiss can't? Togekiss is bulkier, doesn't have that terrible 4X weakness to Electric, is only 1 point slower, has priority to make up for its speed, and has an incredible ability/moveset combo. Give it HP I 70 and it'll kill either dragon more effectively than Gyarados ever could.

    I realize that Gyarados is an incredible mon in singles, but it has never been very effective in VGC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattj View Post
    I realize that Gyarados is an incredible mon in singles, but it has never been very effective in VGC.
    At least he didn't put Hydro Pump and Fire Blast on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattj View Post
    Respectfully, what does gyarados do to counter dragons that togekiss can't? Togekiss is bulkier, doesn't have that terrible 4X weakness to Electric, is only 1 point slower, has priority to make up for its speed, and has an incredible ability/moveset combo. Give it HP I 70 and it'll kill either dragon more effectively than Gyarados ever could.

    I realize that Gyarados is an incredible mon in singles, but it has never been very effective in VGC.
    For starters, he can Intimidate physical sweepers so they don't cause so much damage, which is useful vs. the dreaded Sand Rush Excadrill and his partner-in-crime, Tyranitar. I've also been retraining my Eelektross with a HP Ice 70, so there's really no need for Togekiss on my team; besides, it's uncommon for me to see Electric moves being used outside of rain if you don't count Rotoms, and I have a plan or 2 for him. Really, I needed someone as a counter against Sandstorm teams, and Gyarados was the best thing I could think of w/o sacrificing T-Wave support; also, I don't think a double Rock Slide or Zapdos' never-miss Thunder would be too healthy for Togekiss either. It's not like I'm using either against a rain team with Thunder as a factor.

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    I thought the VGCs were just Unova pokemon. ???


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    Quote Originally Posted by x_vandslaux_x View Post
    I thought the VGCs were just Unova pokemon. ???
    That was last year. This year, they're allowing pokemon from all regions.
    ...No, you can't give Smeargle Dark Void for the tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PokeMaster366 View Post
    I needed someone as a counter against Sandstorm teams, and Gyarados was the best thing I could think of w/o sacrificing T-Wave support
    Again, I definitely don't mean to be disrespectful, but Gyarados isn't going to do anything to Tyranitar or Excadrill. At least at the moment though sandstorm teams aren't really troubling anyone that I know of. Does the team you're currently testing have a heavy rock weakness?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattj View Post
    Again, I definitely don't mean to be disrespectful, but Gyarados isn't going to do anything to Tyranitar or Excadrill. At least at the moment though sandstorm teams aren't really troubling anyone that I know of. Does the team you're currently testing have a heavy rock weakness?
    yes, but it's more of a Dragon problem than a rock problem. Should I send you my team for advice.

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    Hail is p BADASS this year.

    I mainly say this because Moof tried to convince me to [counterteam Huy and Solace] and run Hail. =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by epic_eevee View Post
    Hail is p BADASS this year.

    I mainly say this because Moof tried to convince me to [counterteam Huy and Solace] and run Hail. =D
    You're going to the VGCs too. By the way, I know what you mean. The power to screw up Rain and Sandstorm, take out the Focus Sash, and spam Blizzard non-stop. I had so much trouble dealing with Abomasnow w/ Focus Sash and Rotom-F w/ Choice Scarf. Watch out for Heat Waves and Rock Slides though.

    btw, I was raising up pokemon eggs as usual on my pokemon white version, and when my tynamo egg hatched, it had a Modest nature, AND it had MAX IVs in Atk, Def, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, AND HP. I was so worried about what its Hidden Power was and the guy wouldn't tell me until it evolved. It took a while, but I finally did it. Afterward, when I got his HP checked, I was like T-T and XD. He finally got HP Ice. HP ICE! I finally got it just the way I wanted, and he fits like a glove for my VGC team. I have Eelektross there to 1HKO the weather starters when he has the Expert Belt. Thunderbolt for DrizzleToad, Grass Knot for Tyranitar once Whimsicott sets up sun, and Flamethrower for Abomasnow. Now I don't have to worry about Dragons walling him.

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    hey guys, can you take a look at this team here its a good team, but i want to know what you guys think

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    Quote Originally Posted by PokeMaster366 View Post
    Might want to fit Wide Guard into that team. Kingdra w/ Muddy Water and Excadrill w/ EQ are common in doubles, and please don't get me started on Blizzard Spams.
    I might give machamp wide gaurd or maybe another pokemon. I do hate blizzard spams had it happened before but luckily my ferrothorn thawed to beat someones kingdra, but he rage quits as other players do.


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    This is going to be a challenging VGC unlike this springs/summers. I may actually work a bit to come up with my team (already done). Hope to see people at the Indiana one in November. If I attend I will clean house.

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    that's normal

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    That elektross might give me a run, but I'll see that Gyarados and raise it a tbolt wielding Dnite

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    cant wait till vgcs im going to the one in indiana but its on a sunday and my mom workes then so ill have to see if i can get her to get go

    and is blaziken banned in this
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucario beast View Post
    cant wait till vgcs im going to the one in indiana but its on a sunday and my mom workes then so ill have to see if i can get her to get go

    and is blaziken banned in this
    certainly not

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucario beast View Post
    cant wait till vgcs im going to the one in indiana but its on a sunday and my mom workes then so ill have to see if i can get her to get go

    and is blaziken banned in this

    They're all on Sunday....and I just realized I'm sharing a region with Pokemaster366 and that Bisharp sounds scary.....I may as well not even go.


    genies, dog, musketeers, birds (incl Lati@s, but not Lugia/Ho-Oh), and the Z-pack are all allowed. All other legends are out. Everyone else already released in your region are ok (no promo Mamo for US )

    No Sky Drop or Dark Void, either.

    Follow the top link in OP for more.



    edit: "Lake Buena Vista" my eye...even us locals don't call it that...VGC 2012: Downtown Disney or Bust!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokemom View Post
    They're all on Sunday....and I just realized I'm sharing a region with Pokemaster366 and that Bisharp sounds scary.....I may as well not even go.


    genies, dog, musketeers, birds (incl Lati@s, but not Lugia/Ho-Oh), and the Z-pack are all allowed. All other legends are out. Everyone else already released in your region are ok (no promo Mamo for US )

    No Sky Drop or Dark Void, either.

    Follow the top link in OP for more.



    edit: "Lake Buena Vista" my eye...even us locals don't call it that...VGC 2012: Downtown Disney or Bust!
    Who's the Z-pack? and also, I'm surprised that someone like Farfan hasn't come to read this and comment by saying something like "You're team must really b/c you're scared of Bisharp" or something like that. I don't know about your team, so who knows what I can expect from you. Just don't get overconfident or discouraged.

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