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Round 22 of the Battle Arcade ; the most nerve-racking in history

Posted June 22nd, 2009 at 08:31 PM by BeachBoy
Updated June 22nd, 2009 at 08:36 PM by BeachBoy

Up till this round, I was calmly breezing though battles, abusing the handicap powers of the roulette on my opponent, or strengthening my own forces.

Battle one was simple, a +6 Calm Mind Suicune sweep without an worry. I'm unbelievably confident in my constructed team, and as Psychic Slyvie would say "an aura of invincibility" though this team has lost twice, it's third and current round has been nothing short of my expectations, however.

Battle two of the round appears, 149, and I carefully scan the roulette looking for the right option. I misfire early, and land on the ally item panel. All's good in beachy arcade land, right? Wrong. "You have been given the item choice specs" ... my heart sinks... insane hax & the unbearable handicap of a choice item caused me to lose at 53 in my second streak with the team. And the aura of invincibility was fading away... My team pretty much needs that free flow to get going, it has nine moves that don't deal damage. And the leader (Umbreon) needs all four auxiliary options to execute effectively. The team is VERY dysfunctional with choice items, I'll say it again.

I win the game by a hair, and jump up and down in glee. I can't really remember much because this round is so... hectic and emotional. I was literally pacing between the kitchen, living room, and dining room thinking how I can beat teams with such restrictions... Battle three, a win. I was poisoned and the team barely won but Salamence hung on to Outrage Medicham to win a 1 - 3 comeback. Battle four, I'm losing my confidence and am far too nervous and the lack of roulette dominance is showing. Nidoqueen eventually poisons both Mence and Umbreon, Umbreon falls, but Mence and Suicune hold on because they have reliable recovery. I PP stall it close to death and fire away Surfs with Suicune, Swiftry comes in and I go to Mence, who KO's Shiftry, and puts quite the dent into Umbreon. Mence dies to the prior poison, and Suicune finishes it off with Surf. That's three straight wins with these restrictions, and I'm starting to believe I can win this.

Battle five... I should have lost. I land on poison AGAIN trying to get the freaking ally berry panel. In the start, I deal with an annoying MR. Mime and eventually elect to Outrage to get it out of my hair... Jolteon shows up... thunder ...

... missed, and Salamence with some Suicune revenge killing wins the ball game. My streak should have been finished on battle, but thankfully the luck gods were on my side. Battle six is Moltres, Charizard, and Hitmontop. +1 Surf does them all in, the first EASY battle with choice specs. (partially because they were mostly fire and cut by 20% of their health thanks to the -HP panel <3)

Battle seven, I've won five straight games with this (what I thought would be major) handicap. Miltank, Electrivire, Proy-Z...

and the rest is pure history...

Beachy says:
*lol
*Crippled Miltank, Electrivire, and a Pory-Z
† A n g e l says:
*:P
*crippled..?
Beachy says:
*-6 attack and accuracy (for viewer clarification: I switch to sala to get both in on Miltank)
*+ dense fog
† A n g e l says:
*lol
Beachy says:
*I need to start attacking at some point, but Elect has me worried
† A n g e l says:
*: [
*do they never switch out?
Beachy says::
*I GUESS I could just slowly kill Mil with Icy Wind
*no
† A n g e l says:
*lol
Beachy says:
*Then Elect will show up, I'll get in an icy wind
*and Salamence and seal the deal
† A n g e l says:
*c:
Beachy says:
*but...
*it all depends on P-Z
*it's going to outspeed me
† A n g e l says:
*D:
Beachy says:
*that's known, but how much will it do to me
*wait
† A n g e l says:
*:x
Beachy says:
*I can switch to Cune, Icy Wind Mil to the grave, Icy Wind Elect, switch to Umbreon, yawn/cripple or whatever I can, then let Cune kill it with surf, THEN switch to Umbeon, die to P-Z, Cune can icy, then Sala can win?
† A n g e l says:
*rofllll
Beachy says:
*It's a long shot, but it's the best chance I have at winning this
† A n g e l says:
*haha
Beachy says:
*I win those two miss.
*I have a shallow chance to win if I miss
† A n g e l says:
*;;
Beachy says:
*it's all about the fog...
† A n g e l says:
*what fog..?
Beachy says:
*I selected the fog panel before battle seven
*decreases accuracy
*I was TRYING to get the par button >_>
† A n g e l says:
*;;..
*is it faster?
Beachy says:
*Mil dies, no scratches on CUne
*out comes Eelct
*this is the moment of truth
*THUNDERPUNCH MISSES
*Icy hits!
*AND THE CROWD GOES <CENSORED> WILD
† A n g e l says:
*D8!
Beachy says:
*switch to Umbreon...
† A n g e l says:
*ur a nut ^^;
Beachy says:
*THUNDERPUNCH MISSES!
† A n g e l says:
*O__O
Beachy says:
*this is going to be awesome
† A n g e l says:
*its drunk+
Beachy says:
*time to charm the hella yeti
*No, it's just used to electric snow, not fog :D
† A n g e l says:
*lol
Beachy says:
*IT CANT SEE
*MUAHAHAHA
*thunderpunch misses for a third time, Charm misses
† A n g e l says:
*im sure ur excited :0
Beachy says:
*fouth one hits, charm hits
*-2 Elect
*miss, miss
† A n g e l says:
*c:
Beachy says:
*crit thunderpunch, Umbreon dies...
*Um.... well, we got a tough one on our hands, folks
† A n g e l says:
*D:
Beachy says:
*It's -2 attack and -1 speed, Sala can kill it, but P-Z is lurking...
*what to do, what to do...
*+1 surf would OHKO it, but that leaves P-Z with a free shot to knock us both out
† A n g e l says:
*/dont ask me lol
Beachy says:
*I'm just thinking aloud
† A n g e l says:
*8D
Beachy says:
*only one pory Z has ice beam...
† A n g e l says:
*and if its that one...
Beachy says:
*I die and let cune handle it?
*hmm
† A n g e l says:
*:c
Beachy says:
*or
*it may miss
*which, at this point, seems likely
*then again,
† A n g e l says:
*:ance
Beachy says:
*outrage could miss on Elect and I could just die to Ice Punch...
† A n g e l says:
*D8!
Beachy says:
*Icy Wind Elect to death, hoping for misses?
† A n g e l says:
*hmmmm
*im praying for u tho
Beachy says:
*this one switch decides the entire battle, god. XD
*okay, excuse the rant, but time to think of every scenario
† A n g e l says:
*o0o0o0o0
*ekeke
Beachy says:
*Scenario 1: Cune comes in, Surfs, kills or misses, Elect is killed or hits us or misses us, P-Z comes in, one has thunderbolt...
*wait
† A n g e l says:
*^o^;
Beachy says:
*I wonder if these guys have predetermined sets
*GOTTA CHECK!
† A n g e l says:
*lolol
Beachy says:
*I know it was an idol
*Idol
=> Starter (Kristi & Trista, 31 IVs)
=> Eevee Evolution (Cocoa & Nissa, 31 IVs)
=> Normal & Electric (Helene & Maranda, set 4, 21 IVs)
*read the last line
*21 IVs...
*oh my <censored> god
*we basically could've avoided everything if I knew that.
† A n g e l says:
*XD;
Beachy says:
*gonna send out Cune, OHKO Elect
† A n g e l says:
*:P
Beachy says:
*PZ will come in, ATTEMPT to hit me, and I'll do the same...
*either or scenario
*PZ doesn't have ice beam, so if I lose, Sala can come in and destroy, bar miss.
† A n g e l says:
*c:
Beachy says:
*sent out Cune...
† A n g e l says:
*u have mad skills
Beachy says:
*Surf...
*doesn't KO... (like, 1 HP - must be the IVs?)
*I get par'd
† A n g e l says:
*D:
Beachy says:
*miss, par activates
*miss, KO
*it's all or nothing now
*PZ comes in...
*thunderbolt hits, I live...
*I...
*I...
*...
*miss
† A n g e l says:
*D8
Beachy says:
*tri attack misses, I surf
*I get it to yellow
*low yellow
*thunderbolt KOs me
*okay
† A n g e l says:
*:x
Beachy says:
*here's the game
*I either win, or I lose, and it allllll depends on the FROGGY (I said that as a kid) weather...
† A n g e l says:
*XD
Beachy says:
*Hurricane comes out
*Tri attack misses
*Outrage hits
*GAME OVER

And now Beachy is sitting after one of the most insane rounds ever, at 154. Active and alive. XD; I thought it was a lock to die with such restrictions, but apparently, the team can function (although not to the best performence) just fine...
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  1. Old Comment
    Ayano Hana's Avatar
    Well, congratulations. It sounded pretty hard, but I would've done so much better than you. That's probably the longest streak I've ever heard of in the Battle Arcade. Nice job.

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    tl;dr
    Posted June 22nd, 2009 at 10:23 PM by Ayano Hana Ayano Hana is offline
 

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