Latio-Reol v. Socratic Sarcasm -- Socratic Sarcasm wins by DQ
3 Pokémon each DQ: Three Days Restrictions: No OHKO moves Arena: Sunset Colesseum A circular battle arena surrounded by beautiful crystalline waters and exquisite rock formations. As the name indicates, all battles (including this one) take place just before dusk, when the sun seems to ignite the sea.
Why must Scyez be the only defense? Note to self, get Electric and/or Grass Type to deal with Water Types later...
Scyez (Female Shiny Lucario)
Description: Scyez was never, ever, EVER sane. She was completely off her rocker the moment she was born, and sees Pokemon battles as a rough-yet still fun-game, and little more. In this sense, she has a knack of doing the most absurd things in a battle...Like clinging onto her opponent. In these scenarios, the Pokemon she's clinging onto is incapable of sucessfully attacking her for that action only. This also has priority over Quick Attack, Extremespeed, ect. However, Scyez must have at least a neutral speed modifyer, or else, the attack fails. Due to the rough nature of battles, Scyez will peck at the opponent like this, the amount of damage equivelant to her Speed modifyer. Type: Normal Base Power: (Current Speed ModifyerX10)+15 (If her speed mod is 0, then base is 15-if Speed mod is 6, base 75. Savvy?) Accuracy: 95%. Goes down to zero if she has a Speed mod lower than 0. Energy Mod: 5% Priority: 2 Effects: Scyez will cling onto her target, meaning for the duration of the opponent's action, the Pokemon will fail at any action relating to attacking Scyez. If a opposing Pokemon that isn't the Target attacks, Scyez will take 1/2 of the damage while the foe takes 1/2 as well (Types applied). Double Team will work, but Scyez won't be fooled and will know which foe to attack, because Scyez clinged to the original and henceforth knows which one it is (In double/triple battles, the other Pokemon will not know). Scyez will attack harder if her Speed mod is higher than 0, but cannot attack if her Speed mod is lower than 0. If Scyez is outsped by her target that turn, the attack fails as well. Damage is applied as normal. Scyez will get off before the next turn starts. Usage Gap: She can't use this for two rounds after she initially uses it.
...Hmph. Let's get everything going, shall we? First off, Dark Pulse, immediately. Unless he protects or renders the move unusable, or something or that nature. This should mean you should use Swords Dance. Immediately afterwards, just Circle Throw. If he uses Protect on that particular action, just use Swords Dance.
“Now this is more like it,” I said to myself. After a series of battles in odd locations, it was nice to have one in an actual stadium. Walking down the stone pathway, I admired the ancient stone formations that surrounded the large platform. Water surrounded it on all sides, reflecting some of the light from the pale yellow sunset. I grabbed my flags from the back pocket of my jeans as I approached the two trainers, who seemed like they were getting impatient; the battle had to get completed before dark or it would get much more complicated. Picking up my pace, I addressed the opponents with a quick nod and took my spot just outside the circle of stone.
“Okay then, let’s rumble!” I exclaimed, slightly out of breath. The two men grabbed their Pokeballs, throwing them to the ground as they prepared to fight. I gasped in surprise as I saw their choices; not one, but two shiny Pokemon! Although I owned one myself, I had never seen so many of them in one place. This was going to be more than interesting.
The genderless Pokemon managed to move first, knowing it needed to make a good choice. Its opponent was a strong one, and it would steamroll over Solomon if the Starmie let its guard down. The cobalt gem in the center of the sea star began to glow with a bright light as its psychic powers began to work, putting the slower Pokemon in a state of unease. However, the Mysterious Pokemon wasn’t aiming for Lucario; its real target was the trainer. Latio-Nytro’s eyes began to glow the same color as Solomon’s gem as the Starmie began probing his mind, searching for battle strategies. This was a smart move on Narpheonix’s part; now he would always be aware of what his opponent was planning. I had never seen the tactic before; it must have been his own invention. [Starmie -12% Energy, Latio-Nytro posts moves first for 4 rounds or until Solomon is switched out]
Scyez was perplexed, to say the least; what was that strange color in her trainer’s eyes? She tried to put the thoughts out of her head as she prepared her first move in the battle. Her maroon eyes closed as she focused on darkness, filling her body with hatred. She put her two palms together as a black orb of energy began to form, radiating dark purple light. With a quick flick of her wrist, she released her attack. A series of nightlock-colored rings flew at the distracted Starmie, who was still reading the mind of its opponent’s trainer. The beam of circles hit Solomon directly in the gem, forcing the Starmie back. It balanced precariously on the rim of the platform, barely staying on. The attack had packed quite a punch; Solomon really needed to keep an eye out from now on. [Starmie -17% Health, Lucario -11% Energy]
This opponent was more dangerous than Solomon had thought. After just one attach the sea star was already getting tired, although it tried not to show it. Although the psychic Pokemon knew it could move first, its orders prevented it. It seemed as though Scyez was more than happy to take the opportunity. She got down into a runner’s stance, then took off. With a quick flex of her legs she was off and running, headed straight for the Starmie. Solomon quickly realized that it needed to its move ready, and focused its psychic powers with urgency. The blue gem began to glow as a large orb of cerulean psychic energy flecked with purple formed in front of it. Scyez leapt up in the air and reached for a tip of Solomon’s body, but it was too late. The water-type released its attack just as Scyez was about to lift it, blowing both Pokemon backwards. [Lucario -4% Health, -5% Energy, Starmie -7% Energy]
Ability: Natural Cure
Signature Move: Afferent Anticipation
Mood: Ehh, could have been worse.
Signature Move: Horseplay
Mood: That wasn’t terrible, I guess.
Notes Dark Pulse- Critical hit rolled a 7175, where rolling 625 or less resulted in a critical hit.
Effect: Rolled from 1 to 10. Result was 6.
Circle Throw- Critical hit rolled a 9318, where rolling 625 or less resulted in a critical hit.
Accuracy rolled a 33 where rolling more than 90 resulted in this action missing the target.
Psyshock- Critical hit rolled a 3266, where rolling 625 or less resulted in a critical hit.
First off, Scyez, if it ever protects (and is sucessful at doing this) or does ANYTHING to prevent it from occuring before it occurs, Roar at any possible moment. If you manage it the first turn, then use either Shadow Ball, or Aura Sphere if the Pokemon would resist Shadow Ball the second turn. If you didn't manage the first turn, then Roar again. Any sucessful protect will mean you should use Nasty Plot.
[Solomon] Starmie (X)
Condition: Eh, that could have been worse
Moves: Magic Coat ~ Surf
[Scyez] Lucario (F)
Condition: That wasn’t terrible, I guess
Moves: Roar ~ Take Down
Solomon knew that its opponent wanted to get rid of him before it could cause too much damage, especially now that it had foreseen his next few moves. Before Scyez had had the chance to act, Solomon had wrapped itself in a cloak of psychic energy, which shimmered and shined in the twilight of the arena. Starmie turned its gem to face its opponent: it was ready.
Scyez figured that the cloak wasn’t good enough to defend the sea star from what she had planned. Opening her snout, she screamed at the Starmie, trying to scare into flight so that she could be paired up against some less challenging opponent. However, this plan quickly backfired – in the most literal sense. The sound seemed to hit Solomon’s cloak, sending ripples spreading across it, and then bounce back. Scyez shrieked in terror at the sound, and instantly dived back into her poké ball.
Latio-Nytro grabbed another ball, not having time to pick the one he wanted, and threw it out. From the flash of light, a small dragon emerged. Hammuhyd the Gible waddled forwards, taking in his surroundings for a little while, before turning to face Solomon and preparing for what still seemed to be a slightly uneven battle.
The Starmie hadn’t even waited for Hammuhyd to gather his bearings before going on the offensive. Drawing up the water from around the edges of the arena, it created a massive wave, which crashed down on the battlefield, soaking both trainers to the bone and practically crushing Gible. The poor dragon screamed in agony as the full force of the water collided with him and nearly pushed him off of the island. He quickly scrambled back to his feet once the water was gone, but you could tell that he was already flagging.
He was determined not to let it show, though. Before Solomon was ready for him, he was charging straight at him, his short legs powering over the wet rock of the arena’s floor. He barrelled straight into the Starmie, both of them falling in a heap on the floor. Solomon was a little hurt by this, but it had taken a whole load of energy from Hammuhyd, so much that he almost felt faint. This hadn’t gotten off to the best of starts for the poor creature.
[Solomon] Starmie (X)
Condition: Feeling a little relieved; Magic Coat
[Hammuhyd] Gible (M)
Condition: Very confused and hurt; Afferent Anticipation (Latio-Nytro gives moves first for three more rounds)
Magic Coat- (Starmie gains Magic Coat)
Roar- (Starmie -5% Energy; Lucario is switched out; rolled 1/9, Gible was sent out)
Surf- (Starmie -8% Energy; Gible -22% HP)
Take Down- (Rolled 5/10, Take Down was chosen; rolled 8/100, 85 or less to hit; Gible -26% Energy, -3% HP; Starmie -12% HP)
Gible’s action was chosen randomly from the moves it learns by level-up
Team Notes Socratic Scream
3 pokémon remaining Latio-Nytro
3 pokémon remaining
Scyez: 96% HP, 84% Energy
Back to Scyez, immediately. What happens next is up to his choice. If it does ANYTHING that would NOT prevent Circle Toss from immediately AND completely working, then, well, use Circle Toss. Use Dark Pulse if you can still attack but cannot use Circle Toss to complete effect (Which is to say, the swap-out effect). If it's something like Protect, just Chill. In all cases, go second no matter what, wait for Solomon's move.
[Solomon] Starmie (X) Natural Cure
Condition: Feeling a little relieved; Magic Coat Substitute ~ Surf
[Hammuhyd] Gible (M) Sand Veil
Condition: Very confused and hurt; Afferent Anticipation
Latio-Nytro began the round by holding up the poke ball that was still in his hand and pointing out at the angry looking Hammuhyd. Red light shot out, enveloping the small dragon-type and dragging it back to its home.To replace him, he sent back out his shiny Lucario, Scyez, who edged forwards, ashamed by her display of cowardice. She resolved that she would make up for it from now on.
Solomon was annoyed that his previous opponent was back and that she now seemed even more determined. He decided that he would need some extra form of protection against whatever she would try and do next. He used his telekinetic powers to move water from the sea onto the battlefield and mould it into a shape that vaguely resembled himself. He then placed a piece of himself inside it, causing it to solidify to a certain extent. The part of him that was placed inside of it also allowed it to move around so that it could protect him from whatever Scyez had up her metaphorical sleeves.
Now that he was well defended, Solomon took the chance to go on the offensive. Using telekinesis once again, he caused a large wave to rise up from the surrounding sea. The wave quickly blotted out the setting sun, leaving the combatants in a strange darkness. Then the wave came crashing down, washing over the battlefield and nearly crushing Scyez. The Lucario quickly scrambled up to her feet, though, and shook the water out of her golden fur - Solomon wasn’t going to get the better of her that easily.
Ideally she’d have liked to have gotten Solomon out of the battle completely, but she knew that she didn’t have chance while he had a substitute protecting him. In the meantime, she would just have to focus on clearing the way for her to get to him. Dark energy began to leak from her paws, forming a black sphere, which grew and grew as she put more energy into it. Then, she lobbed the ball at Solomon as hard as she could so that it would do more damage. As she had known would happen, the Starmie’s replica jumped into the way of the attack, taking the damage instead of its creator. Scyez was disappointed to see that she hadn’t destroyed the substitute, but glad that she had significantly weakened it - she still had plenty of time yet.
[Solomon] Starmie (X) Natural Cure
Condition: Happy with the round; Magic Coat; Substitute (4%)
[Scyez] Lucario (F) Steadfast
Condition: Just about satisfied; Afferent Anticipation (2 rounds)
Battle Notes Switch
Gible switched for Lucario Substitute
HP: Starmie -21%; Substitute +21%
Energy: Starmie -7% Surf
Critical: 8359; 625 or less required
HP: Lucario -18%
Energy: Starmie -8% Dark Pulse
Critical: 799; 625 or less required
HP: Substitute -17%
Energy: Lucario -11%