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    Not being able to run from the Trapinch because of Arena Trap was very annoying imo.
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    Norman's Slaking gave me the hardest time I ever experienced on a Pokemon game so far. I wasn't that good at battling the first time I was up against him, so he pounded me countless times. XD
    And this. Hated that Slaking!
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    Old August 1st, 2012 (11:08 AM).
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      Norman's Slaking actually wasn't a problem to me.
      Whenever I attacked him, he used Focus Punch, which I broke by attacking him.
      Then each turn after that, he'd just use Focus Punch, and I'd break it every time.
      Eventually, he got KO'd.

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      Old August 1st, 2012 (11:15 AM).
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        Only one that really comes to mind is a double battle in Victory Road where the opponents had 2 Slaking along with a Gardevoir and Dusclops that spammed Skill Swap nonstop, really didn't help that my Swampert and Slaking were already very low on PP for their best moves (Surf and Hyper Beam respectively.) by the time I took out their Gardevoir and first Slaking and Dusclop's Pressure ability made that even worse for me until I took a risk and KO'd the Dusclops with a Faint Attack from Slaking to just barely survive a Brick Break from the enemy Slaking, Swampert seized victory for me with a critical Surf on the opposing Slaking right after Dusclops bit the dust.

        But besides from that particular battle in Victory Road I'd have to say Tate & Liza just for constant Earthquake spamming.
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        Old August 10th, 2012 (8:07 AM).
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          That one guy with the Shedinja.

          I had no clue what wonderguard was >W
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          Old August 10th, 2012 (8:49 PM).
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            Tate&Liza's Pokemon! I couldn't do it ;_;
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            Old August 11th, 2012 (1:36 PM).
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              Whismur and its uproar ! It was like a chubby fat child....
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              Old August 11th, 2012 (1:52 PM).
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                Hariyama and Lairon.

                Hariyama was bulky and hard to OHKO for some Pokemon (not counting super effective), so most of the time it took multiple hits to KO it. What's bad there? Whirlwind. You use up few of your Hydro Pumps on it, and when it reaches the critical area, it uses Whirlwind. You encounter it, attack it once, it uses Whirlwind. You attack it and miss it, it uses Whirlwind. Whirlwind Whirlwind Whirlwind. Worst place for grinding.

                Lairon too. Worse than just Roar is having Protect too. Hydro Pump can easily OHKO it. What does it do? It uses Protect and you waste one Hydro Pump, and in the next turn it uses Roar. Perfectly wasted Hydro Pump.

                Of course, it's not a big deal during normal plays, but I barely finished my Sapphire Nuzlocke because of them. It took ages to train everyone. If it werent for the speed button, I'd probably quit or just overlevel one Pokemon and try to solo E4, which would end up bad due to my terrible team.
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                  -Tate and Liza's pokes (5th rematch) at Emerald.
                  -Double Teaming Chanseys and Blisseys (A lot of at the Battle Tower on my way to get the gold symbol w/ Entei, Raikou and Suicune)
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                  Old August 11th, 2012 (4:54 PM).
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                    -Double Teaming Chanseys and Blisseys (A lot of at the Battle Tower on my way to get the gold symbol w/ Entei, Raikou and Suicune)
                    Any Double Team-ers and Minimizers, really. Actually, all the Pokemon that used something involving accuracy, but especially the Chanseys/Blisseys running around. They nearly made me lose.

                    And this applies to FRLG, but the first time I played through them, the Sevii Islands were an awesome place to explore. In turn, there were more exotic Pokemon running about. Chansey was one of them. Of course, that's not exotic, but you get the point. My Charizard don't carry any physical moves, nor did any of my other Pokemon, so Chansey gave me hell for ten minutes.
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                    Old August 19th, 2012 (9:49 PM).
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                      Tate and Liza's Solrock and Lunatone were so trollish that I could imagine them being plastered with trollfaces. Outside of that battle, however, they're laughin stocks, but when they get together in that battle, their trolling skyrockets to a maximum, causing me to hate them a lot more. Spamming Cosmic Power and Psychic isn't so fair.
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                      Old August 21st, 2012 (7:09 AM).
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                        Old August 25th, 2012 (11:11 PM).
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                        Liza and Tate's Solrock and Lunatone, even Shedinja was annoying in that game I remember when I was battling it I had no super effective moves because my Pokemon were knocked out and I lost to a Shedinja...
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                        Old August 26th, 2012 (6:19 AM).
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                          I remember a Cool Trainer with Milotic kicked my ass after Fortree City. I found all the gym leaders and elite 4 hard, which is something I don't really find anymore. Maybe it was my age. I still have trouble with Tate and Liza sometimes actually.
                          Oh gosh, I remember this. Once I went to New Mauville to find something to beat this specific trainer.
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                          Old August 26th, 2012 (7:57 AM).
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                          Mightyena, they give good exp, but that Swagger or Roar...
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                          Old September 8th, 2012 (10:32 AM).
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                            skarmory used air cutter. Mightyena lives with 5 hp. mightyena uses roar. Hm slave (lv 3 zigzagoon) was sent out. FUUUUUUUU
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                              All the pokemon in the desert, especially Trapinch!
                              Also as a child I hated the kingdra in the E4. I always thought it was a dragon type only, So I had no idea why my ice beam's didn't stand a chance.
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                                These pokemon are way overpowered for what they are. And for what it is worth, Lunatone is overpowered in Mystery Dungeon!
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                                Old September 14th, 2012 (4:33 AM).
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                                  mewtwo D:
                                  its soo hard to catch that sucker
                                  also I had some trouble beating normans slaking on sapphire
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                                  Old September 25th, 2012 (12:16 PM). Edited September 25th, 2012 by squirrelfeet.
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                                    Solrock and Lunatone in GYM 7. Overlevelled to boot.
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                                    Old October 1st, 2012 (11:47 PM).
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                                      Slaking's Facade was nothing to play with. And you still had 2nd stage Pokemon at that point. Also, Flannery's Torkoal...And it had the nerve to be holding a got damn White Herb.

                                      Man, even Wattson Magneton gave me trouble before (That's saying if you don't choose Mudkip at the beginning) R/S/E...outta all Pokemon game, I believe these gym leaders gave me the hardest time.

                                      Man, I even lost the 3rd rival battle against May; you know the battle under the cycling bridge thingy...

                                      1, She caught me offguard; my Pokemon were still hurt.
                                      2, She wipe my team out with Grovlye! It even beat my Taillow with Pursuit...PURSUIT!!!
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                                      Old October 2nd, 2012 (11:36 AM).
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                                        Any Pokemon with Intimidate, and by that I mean pretty much Mightyena, because there weren't many Gyarados tbh. It just takes so long to start the battle, idk, just really annoying, + the actual stat decrease.
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                                        Old October 3rd, 2012 (12:52 AM).
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                                          Old October 3rd, 2012 (3:43 AM).
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                                            What's his faces Kingdra from the E4, I never trained any Pokemon that were like super affective towards it, and it always OHKO'd my Flygon
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                                            Old October 6th, 2012 (7:40 AM).
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                                              Flannery's Torkoal with the White Herb and overheat on my first playthrough of Sapphire. I was just a kid, so I only collected Pokemon I liked and thus I had just a Sceptile and Swellow. Put the pieces together and you discover a very annoying battle.
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                                              Old October 6th, 2012 (10:51 AM).
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                                                I'd have to say either Tate n Liza, Dad, or Flannery.
                                                Emerald: I did pretty good on these gyms, all thanks to my precious Sableye -tackle hug-
                                                Ruby: Not so much... Flannery was downright annoying with nonstop ember on my Blaziken (yes, amber was a blaziken already) and Dad, I had to hate on him because he finished off my last resort shiny crobat who I love so much. GRR.
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