In-universe, the apocalypse would be the one day that the PWT dome actually is closed, so that people who spend literally 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in there would have nowhere to go. o:
Aw, come on. World Leaders isn't that awful. :/
It's a godsend after the horror of the Battle Subway, by a long shot. I'd much rather beat the Champions tournament once for a color change on the trainer card than beat the Subway leaders on the Super lines. And with only 3 battles, you're bound to win eventually.
I will admit, though, I find World Leaders tougher than Champions, only because the same 7 trainers are in there, so it's much easier to plan a team.
I haven't even bothered trying any of the super lines in the Battle Subway yet.
The chances of losing there are far higher thanks to the sheer randomness of your opponents. Double team abusers tended to be the most common streak enders for me, and you can't really afford to sacrifice offensive power solely for the sake of dealing with them.
In all seriousness, though, unless you like fighting more trainers to challenge yourself, mathematically speaking, it's easier to win a PWT tournament to get a trainer card color switch rather than beating a super line on the Battle Subway.
I'd only do it for the sake of getting all of the medals.
All of the ones that are realistically obtainable, that is.
Come on guys, World Leaders is super easy lol... I beat it with my in-game un-eved bad-nature'd team of Hydreigon, Ferrothorn and Galvantula....
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You can beat the Worlds Leaders tournament easily with practically any team, assuming you get lucky with the match-ups.
It's beating it multiple times consistently that's difficult, so don't dismiss it as easy just because you managed to beat it once.
Last edited by Rakurai; 24th December 2012 at 11:04 PM.
I've beaten world leaders over 20 times. It's a good way to get bp , test out pokemon and yes the flavour of it helps as opposed to battling some random trainer. If anyone is stuck I can always help
I'll agree it is a fairly good way at spotting any glaring weaknesses in your team.
I've refined my teams to point where I can win something like four out of every five attempts now, and my losses are generally due to hax. Between my Dragonite and Scrafty, I rarely even have to send out my third Pokemon (Usually Hydreigon, for the sake of laying waste to whoever the generally sole survivor is with a Choice Specs Draco Meteor).
ive manged to win a world leaders tournament once with 3 total victorys. i did that with volcarona. though consistently one of my best teams
is gyardos, metagross and haxorus. i find that just about any pokemon can at least play some minor role in a team if you attach the right berries or items
and have some patience. take galvantula or mienshao ive actually turned both of them into really good threats fit for any team. just a bit of patience helps i guess
Scrafty, Garchomp, and Hydreigon, in my case.
I normally lead with Garchomp, but I needed Scrafty to deal with Cynthia's own Garchomp, thanks to its Focus Sash. Between Intimidate and Drain Punch, it doesn't stand a chance, barring random critical hits.
It also only recently occurred to me that Dragon Tail is the answer to all of those pesky Focus Sash users who try to boost their stats, as it simultaneously negates it, along with the stat boosts they try to accumulate. Helps that said Pokemon are almost always used as the lead on the teams that have them, so you don't have worry about not being able to switch them out for the most part.
Last edited by Rakurai; 26th December 2012 at 12:40 AM.
I was wondering, do you get EV's from the PWT? I want to EV train my Latias, and that would be easier with the various power items. BUt Latias would be a massive help in getting the necessary BP. So... do you get EV's? 'Cause if not, this is gonna be fun ;D
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Oh my good lord. I actually think that the Tournament evaluates your team in the first battle and then customizes the next match with Pokemon that have an advantage in typing or attacks. Also, the opponents ALWAYS get lucky by surviving with 1 HP, critical hits, perfect accuracy, etc. I have never had Hypnosis not miss against me.
Sometimes it isn't, though.
I used a team that consist of 2 Fire-Types and 1 Ice-Type before. Second match? Against an Ice-Type Gym Leader. Final match? Against a Grass-Type Gym Leader.