I sent out Umbreon #1. This one knows Screech, payback, Moonlight, and Confuse Ray. I chose payback because all kingdra does is attacks. Kingdra used surf and got Umbreon with a critical hit. I'm just glad Umbreon has enough sp.def to survive even with the EV's used in def, atk, and HP. Payback was an overkill. The Rain is still active so even if I used moonlight next turn, I'd only get back half of half, which is 25% if I added that right. He sends out Bronzong. I'm faster than that old bell, so I use Confuse Ray. Hoping it would hurt himself, I was left again with questionmarks as Bronzong used Stealth Rock... .. .? I followed Confuse Ray with Screech, so that extra damage will be dealt when Bronzong hurts himself with confusion, and I'll recover next turn with Moonlight when the rain stops...but Bronzong didn't hurt himself in his confusion, he instead used EXPLOSION and killed us both. Fine, whatev's. I sent out Houndoom. I know the rest of his team are steel types besides Crobat and Togekiss and Houndoom is prepared to handle them. Well, he sends out Heatran, the LAST steel type I wanted him to bring out because he's immune to fire due to flash fire. I opt to Nasty Plot anyway, raising my sp.atk and going for more damage...But Heatran's faster and one-shots Houndoom with Earth Power. I was later told that was a max sp.atk Heatran with a choice scarf item: Fire Blast, Earth Power, Flash Cannon, and Dragon Pulse. Stupid powerful...long story short, I lost the battle. But I haven't lost the war. Dark types feed on vengence. They remember every attack they were hit with and use that hatred and bitterness to strengthen their attack. This is NOT over....hoohaahhaahahhahhhahaaaa!
I recorded my battle, it went a little like this: (Turn 1) Foe Crobat (enemy) Sneasel (me). Crobat uses Taunt....I'm using screech, but it was a wasted turn because of the taunt. Next turn I use Ice Shard, but it doesn't even come close to ko'ing crobat. Crobat responds with rain dance. (I'm like ? ? ?????? Raindance?) I use ice shard again, but came about 2 hp short of a ko, and get hit with a U-turn that brings me down to a little more than 1/3 HP. Next turn he brings in Kingdra. "Oh, a dragon" i thought to myself. I have Iceshard, but kingdra is part water, so that only tickled it. The surf I received next turn ko'ed me. I cussed...then sent out Murkrow. Sucker Punch hit first and scored a critical hit (curtesy of Super Luck and scope Lens) but came again with like an inch of HP from KO. Kingdra fought back with Ice Beam and brought me from full health to an instant KO. I don't believe this, I said, as I was then forced to choose between my two Umbreon, My Houndoom, and my Tyranitar.
Pssshh.. Legendary Pokemon. It's fun to take advantage of silly, inferior, little friends. xD
That's what I love about Monotype Teams, although there is no place for them in Competitive Battling. Having a Monotype Team, with all of that specific type's weaknesses, and still being able to win.. well.. it's one of the most rewarding feelings out there.
To have a hamartia (Greek for "tragic flaw" yeah.. I'm that cool xD Thanks to Literature102 >.>;;) and the ability to overcome it. Dark Pokemon just happen to have a strategic advantage over other types. Except none of my friends can seem to remember that Dark is weak to Bug anyway so... :P
All of my friends, including myself, train Monotype Teams. Just for fun.. you know? Psychic, Steel, Ghost, Flying, Fighting, Dragon, Poison, and Normal. I'm glad to hear that someone else out there *gets* it. Especially Dark Pokemon.
Anyway, where did you find your avatar? Did you draw it? Cause I'd like to check it out if you have a link or something.
Good luck in your other battles, I'm rootin' fer ya. ;)
I had a friend once who told me he only uses legendaries because they're better, and that all other pokemon suck. Well, I took on his team of Mew, Mewtwo. Celebi, Lugia, Deoxys, and Dialga and beat them all with two pokemon to spare. Almost everyone of my combos worked well, mainly sucker punch since all he used were attack moves. Needless to say Dialga and Mewtwo gave me the most problems <Aura Sphere> Thankfully my Spiritomb was in. Luck was on my side with confuse Ray.
I agree. Dark type moves offer way more, maybe not in terms of Super Effectiveness, but certainly in strategy, considering your aforementioned attacks. Especially Pokemon like Absol and Bisharp. They're the only two Dark Pokemon who learn a combination of Swords Dance and Sucker Punch. I'm sure I don't have to tell you the devastating possibilities there. ;3
I have to admit, I built a Dark Monotype team that didn't have Umbreon.. but to my defense it was only because I was running a Sandstorm team. You know, Tyranitar, Cacturne, Krookodile, Bisharp.. etc.. It was great fun.
If you ever want to chat about Dark Pokemon, I'm always up for it! :D
Me too. Umbreon is very under-appreciated, largely overlooked by his twin, Espeon. Dark types are my favorite because of the moves they have access to: Night Slash often crits, Sucker Punch hits first, and Pursuit tags the pokemon as it's trying to escape. Taunt stops the target from setting up swords dance, ect, the list goes on...