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Old 10-01-2009, 08:03 PM
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Default ~~ (S)hadow's (E)pitaph ~~ Recruiting ~~ .::Witness The Power::. ~~ [2-12] ~~



We Are Shadow's Epitaph!
.::Witness The Power::.



Welcome to the Shadow's Epitaph. We are a group of battlers who work towards becoming the best through hard work, dignity, and respect. We look past those who are rude, immature, or who do not have the will power to become better. We are not a group of elitists. We welcome all who want to improve and be a part of a a new generation of battlers.

So... think you're ready?

Please read all the rules and info below.




You must read/follow these rules before posting/joining.

~ Nubs are NOT allowed. Which means no SPAM, and please use
proper grammar.
~ No double posting.
~ Don't post in huge obnoxious font.
~ No advertising your clan and/or forum.
~ You can not be in another Pokemon D/P clan while in this one.
~ Read the forum rules and these rules before posting and/or joining.

Special Rules for our members:

~ DO NOT post any Pokemon on your team, or any Pokemon you are
thinking of adding to your team publically. This battling center is
filled with spying nubs, so please be cautious. If anything, type the
Pokemon's name in a censored fashion or in white.

Example:

Gyarados (WRONG)
G******* (RIGHT)

*N O T E;; This rule also applies to Pokemon you need to use for
breeding purpose, or for TMs or items you need for a Pokemon.

~ Do not nag me for certain positions or a rank-up here.
If you have any questions regarding any of those, please PM me.




Rules for standard battles.

~ Lv. 100 Single/Doubles
~ 6 vs. 6 unless battlers involved decide otherwise.
~ No ubers. This includes WOBBUFFET.
~ No hacked stats, movesets, abilities, EVs, etc. This is obvious.
~ No legends per team is ENCOURAGED. However, if you must use them,
the maximum per team is 3.
~ Species Clause (No more than one of each Pokemon.)
~ Sleep Clause (No putting more than one Pokemon to sleep at a time.)
~ Evasion Clause (No evasive moves such as Double Team, Minimize, etc...)
~ Hax Items Clause (No Items that rely on luck, such as Focus Band or Quick Claw.)
~ OHKO Clause (No using OHKO moves such as Horn Drill, Fissure, etc...)




Rules for a war match.

~ Lv. 100 Single/Doubles. (Negotiated.)
~ 6 vs. 6
~ No ubers. This includes WOBBUFFET. (OU or not, it's not allowed. So deal.)
~ No hacked stats, movesets, abilities, EVs, etc. This is obvious.
~ No legends per team is ENCOURAGED. However, if you must use them,
the maximum per team is 3.
~ Species Clause (No more than one of each Pokemon.)
~ Sleep Clause (No putting more than one Pokemon to sleep at a time.)
~ Evasion Clause (No evasive moves such as Double Team, Minimize, etc...)
~ Hax Items Clause (No Items that rely on luck, such as Focus Band or Quick Claw.)
~ OHKO Clause (No using OHKO moves such as Horn Drill, Fissure, etc...)




Fill out this form if you want to join Shadow's Epitaph.

IGN:
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Battling experience:
Will you always use good grammar in and out of the clan?:
Will you show a positive attitude to all members of the clan?:
Will you be active?:
Have you read all of our rules?:
Do you have AIM? If yes, what's your screen name?:
Are you in another clan?:
Who do you choose to try you out?:




To challenge one of our members or request a war agaisnt our clan,
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NOTE: Please post this when you are ready to battle. Do not post and
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:03 PM
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Member List

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Member Rankings

.::LEADER::. [1-1]
~ IggyBot

.::GENERALS::. [1-3]
~ SilverSwift
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.::MEMBERS::. [0-8]
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Leader: Leaders declare wars, accept members into the clan,
and reserve/edit main posts. They're the head honchos.

Generals: Generals have all the rights as the leader,
except they cannot declare wars and reserve/edit main posts, unless stated otherwise. There
is more to being a general than being a good battler - the generals are people who really
help out the clan a great deal in more ways than one.

Members: Members are well respected and very strong, but cannot do anything leaders and generals can do. This is the most common rank.

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:04 PM
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Clan Wars

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:04 PM
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Tournament

RULES

1. Format: Single elimination (lose and you're out), 6 on 6, Single Battle.
2. Pokemon Level: All Pokemon will be set to Level 100 using the Lv.100 Single option on Wi-Fi.
3. Species Clause: You may not use two or more of the same Pokemon on your team. Violators will be disqualified.
4. Sleep Clause: You may not intentionally put more than one of your opponent's Pokemon to sleep at the same time. Sleep induced by Rest and Effect Spore doesn't count, but you may not put another of your opponent's Pokemon to sleep if one is already asleep from Effect Spore. Violators will be disqualified.
5. Evasion Clause: You cannot use moves and items that increase your evasiveness. If a Pokemon with Sand Veil or Snow Cloak is present on your team, you may use moves or Pokemon that will activate those abilities. Violators will be disqualified.
6. Disconnecting: It is expected that when a match starts for a tournament, a person's DS is fully charged and has a very stable connection. A person in a tournament must also be in a situation that will not distract them or cause them to give their orders slowly, such as being under the table. If a disconnect happens within the first five turns, a rematch can occur, but if it is any later than that, a loss will be given to the person who is losing or would lose (usually the person who disconnects). This may not always apply. If someone who is winning is disconnected, a rematch can usually occur as well, since likely, it is due to actual problems (after all, most disconnects happen with the person losing). Report all cases of being disconnected in this thread or contact the Director immediately.
7. Hax Clause: No hax items, or items that increase luck, may be used. The following are hax items:

~ BrightPowder
~ Focus Band
~ King's Rock
~ Lax Incense
~ Lucky Punch
~ Quick Claw
~ Razor Claw
~ Razor Fang
~ Scope Lens
~ Stick

Anyone suspected to be using these items will have their team subject to inspection. Obvious violators will be disqualified.

8. Cheated Pokemon: Anyone using cheated Pokemon (that is, Pokemon with illegal stats, abilities, or attacks) will be disqualfied.
9. One-hit KO Moves: Using the moves Horn Drill, Fissure, Guillotine, and Sheer Cold is forbidden. Anyone using any of these moves will be disqualified.
10. Banned Pokemon: These Pokemon may not be present on anyone's team:

~ Arceus
~ Darkrai
~ Deoxys (All Forms)
~ Dialga
~ Giratina
~ Groudon
~ Ho-Oh
~ Latios
~ Lugia
~ Kyogre
~ Manaphy
~ Mew
~ Mewtwo
~ Palkia
~ Rayquaza
~ Shaymin
~ Wobbuffet
~ Wynaut

Anyone using any of these Pokemon will be disqualified.

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Finals
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:04 PM
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:05 PM
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The Mindset of Competitive Battling
By Kevin Garrett and Limitless


Introduction:
Have you ever wished that you could think like an expert? To be able to know when to predict, and how to make the right decision in a competitive battle? Some of those people that we worship may be Husk, Jrrrrrr, Iggybot, Pulse or who ever, but they all have the same things in common. They all have the same mindset. They all know when to predict, and when not to. Through Kevin and mine’s couple of years, we have observed and documented many of their techniques and frames of minds. So in this guide, we would like to show you, the PokeBeach Community, how to have the correct and most successful mindset for competitive battling.

Experience:
Before we start with the core of the subject, we would like you to know a few things first. These things will help nurture your mindset, and help your overall record in competitive battling. First things first, we whole heartedly believe that almost everything in battling or really, anything in life, you have to experience first hand. You can’t really make a decision about something, until you actually test it. Our techniques that we will be showing you, are proven by us and plenty other people, that this guide actually does work. That doesn’t mean that you will be a star after the first battle. You have to really go through the school of hard knocks. You have to have the battling scars. In all actuality, when you first make a successful team, it honestly isn’t all that successful. For any team could be a 50-0 team. You first have to lose with it, to get the hang of it. The heart of the team relies in how to counter specific pokemon, while working around the rest. Six pokemon will not counter the whole metagame no matter how you look at it. For instance, if you borrow a team from someone else, the logical thing to do would be to watch them battle for a good hour. The reason why I say this is because you want to know what they can counter, and what they have to work around. You have to know, what pokemon they try to keep for later in the game, just incase something decides to pop up in the end, and sweep your whole team. For instance, if your team is completely weak to Mamoswine, with Celebi as your only lines of defense, it would be logical to keep it above 50% Hp, and actually alive. That being said, don’t keep it locked up waiting just for that specific pokemon. Which leads us into the next section.

Thinking Ahead:
Thinking ahead in a competitive battle, is one of the most important aspects. It is honestly more important than prediction. Prediction? How can it be more important than prediction you say? Prediction is actually extremely overrated. I can’t say enough, how when you predict, your in a sense flipping a coin. You have no control over the battle what so ever. When your in a battle, you want to be in control. Even sometimes when I’m down 6-3, in my mind I’m still in control. The reason I say this, is because I still have my motive, my motive is still possible. My motive and yours, should/and will be to win the match. However, more specifically, my motive is to sweep with Choice Scarf Garchomp. I knew that once I had weakened a couple of his pokemon to a certain percentage, I would be able to Outrage all day long. However, most people would just give up at the sight of that score. Being up that high, also creates a safety net in your opponent’s mind. They think, meh, a couple of mistakes won’t really hurt my chances of winning the match. When in all actuality, that is what will make him lose the match. That is why you should never in the course of a battle, think subconsciously in your mind, that you will lose the battle. For once you think you will lose, you will most definitely lose. The pokemon that you end up with later in the match to sweep, may not be the pokemon that you intend on sweeping with. For instance, Kevin had a match where he was down 6-3. He ended up sweeping with only Heatran left. That is not the pokemon him, or anyone for that matter, would in their right mind think would be sweeping the match. When your thinking ahead in battles, you sort of get the feeling of what their team is weak to. So even though you have something to sweep with at the end, you really have to adjust your style of play to keep attacking their weak spot.

Prediction:
In observing Jrrrrrr in plenty of battles, he almost never predicts. He only predicts when there is only roughly 2 or 3 moves left in the match. However, at that point, it really isn’t prediction. It is really luck. Luck that you get from guessing on what their prediction is. It is a 50/50 guess, that could go either way. Would you like a 50/50 chance of winning the match? That is why Jrrrrrr never predicts. That is something that will be a dagger in plenty of your hearts because you were taught that prediction is the way of experts. When in all reasoning, it is the heart of amateurs. What we do a lot of times is sacrifice things just to scope out their Pokemon. Once we know all their Pokemon, it's a good chance we can't lose. Because we know we can outplay them and since there are no surprises, there will be nothing to catch us off guard. That being said, you always should be keeping track of your opponents pokemon. You have to know what their strategy is also. Otherwise, you could be putting yourself into their trap. You have to know what your opponent is thinking to win any match. Another example how prediction is foolish is where Kevin was in a tussle with his Celebi against a Heatran. His opponent was trying to make predictions left and right, so how did Kevin adjust to that? He stayed in. He let his opponent make a foolish prediction, which made him lose the match. Kevin’s opponent used Earth Power that gave Kevin a free move. A free move to give himself the advantage to stay in control of the match. There are two things in this game. Foolish players predict. Good players know.

Playing Smart:
Also, we believe fully, that your team is only as good as your greatest weakness. Which is something that you have to look at. Like my team right now, Mamoswine and Deoxys are huge troubles. However, they are only a problem if Celebi and Metagross are gone. I don't care if you have 5 pokemon left, if Celebi is gone, Mamoswine will sweep. If you see that weakness, you shouldn’t let Mamoswine die early. You shouldn’t force it to kill anything. Anything that you can’t OHKO should be something that you honestly don’t attack. You should switch out. This is something that goes hand in hand with thinking ahead in a competitive match. For you see, if someone forced the issue with Celebi with Mamoswine, they would have just cost them a chance of sweeping my whole team. Let me say that again, you shouldn’t force anything because you could be giving up a sweep of your opponent’s whole team. Scoping teams is exactly how you make this frame of mind effective. You have to know when to pull out, and when to stay in to take the hit. An example of a dumb player for instance, is where the ATKG team is extremely weak to MoP Heracross. So Kevin was using the team on Official. He came up with a match against a MoP heracross. The guy let himself get OHKO’d by a Outrage from ScarfChomp, just because he had a couple of Sword Dances in. That is the prime example of an extremely dumb player. His mentality was just to let it die, because he’s all set up. You cannot do that, and expect to win the match. The only reason you should ever sacrifice things is when it would give you no more mutual advantage in a match. That being said, it is the prime way to scout your opponent’s team.

Free Switch-Ins:
While coming closer to the end of this guide, we have pretty much covered the relations to thinking ahead in a match. However, there is one more thing that you should know about. First of all, you shouldn't send out a pokemon when you know that you could get countered right away to put you in a horrible position. I am mainly talking about offensive teams here. For instance, if Bronzong is a issue to your team, and you send out Mamoswine to take out Tyranitar. Now, you saw Bronzong the first turn. So it is obvious that since you sent out Mamoswine, he will send in Bronzong. Now since most of your team is offensive, you in a sense have to sacrifice one of your pokemon just because you sent out Mamoswine in relation to something else. Now for instance, lets say that you have Gengar. You would be much better off sending that out to Hypnosis, Focus Blast, Substitute or what ever. Therefore you wouldn't be caught in a bad situation. I can't tell you how important sending in pokemon through a match is another percentage of how you win/lose the match. Once again, this is primarily for offensive teams, but it still is in correlation with defensive and stall teams. This goes back to being in control of the match. If you prevent your opponent from getting the upper hand due to a switch or a key move, you are obviously in control. Thinking ahead in a match isn't about predicting, it is about avoiding key mistakes/situations that you may incur.

Closing Words:
I’d like to point out to everyone, that the way you play a team is 7/10 of the reason you either lose or win the match. Yes, I am saying that only 3/10 is part of team building. I could give a number 1 shoddy team to a complete noob, and he would still be a complete noob. That being said, even if I gave it to someone such as Husk, he would still fail at the team. He would only fail at the team for a certain amount of time because he knows that you have to know how to play the team. If you have Life Orb Gyarados, and send it in early in all your matches, you will not win the match. That is used to soften up a sweep for later in the match. If they just restore all the damage through the match, your epic sweeping monster was meant for nothing. You might as well have not even have brought it into the match. That in of itself is another frame of mind. You have to know when to send in something to actually make the pokemon effective. You have to get each of your pokemon to have the max potential in all of your matches. For if you don’t, you won’t have your max potential, which won’t give you your max potential battling record/results. Just remember all of this when you are thinking about sacrificing your Garchomp just because he already has a Swords Dance in, or just because one of your pokemon only has 20 percent health left.



Credits


~ Drift
~ GreenEagle
~ Limitless


Honorable Members


~ IggyBot: IggyBot Created "Shadow's Epitaph."
~ SilverWing: SilverWing was the first trainer to join my clan

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Old 10-01-2009, 10:06 PM
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I'd like to wish this clan good luck, but if I may say something:
Usually successful clans on pe2k are run by people who have been in clans previously, and have made a name for themselves. People want to join a clan where they know somebody. Most clans that start out with nobody knowing the leader, around 1/12 of them acually make it, and even then only for a month or so before becoming inactive. So I'm just saying you may want to join a larger clan to start with, participate in a war or two, and then make your own clan.
But then again, you may be quite experienced in clans from other sites, I don't know.
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I'd like to wish this clan good luck, but if I may say something:
Usually successful clans on pe2k are run by people who have been in clans previously, and have made a name for themselves. People want to join a clan where they know somebody. Most clans that start out with nobody knowing the leader, around 1/12 of them acually make it, and even then only for a month or so before becoming inactive. So I'm just saying you may want to join a larger clan to start with, participate in a war or two, and then make your own clan.
But then again, you may be quite experienced in clans from other sites, I don't know.
He said all.
However, I wish this clan good luck.
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:35 PM
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Hey Good Luck Iggy!
If I Get Round To it.. I May Join =]
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:44 PM
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Thank you for the advice, SaviorSephiroth and Broderick. I will take that information into consideration if my clan does NOT work out.

You are welcome here anytime, SilverSwift.

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Old 10-02-2009, 06:48 PM
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IGN[In-game name] - Silver.

FC - I'll Post it In A Min.. * Need DS *

Your battling experience - Well I'm Quite Good On Shoddy And On wi-fi To... Won A Couple Of Touneys On Smogon.

Will you always use good grammar in and out of this Clan? - Lol Wut WTF OMG Joking Yes I Will .

Will you show a positive attitude to all members of the Clan? - Oh yeah =)

Will you post daily in our Clan? - I'll Try To..

Have you read all of our rules? - Yeah

Are you in another clan? - No

Who do you choose to try you out? - ATM I Don't Wanna Tryout Since My team Isn't Perfectly Set To How I Want It.
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Thank you for the advice, SaviorSephiroth and Broderick. I will take that information into consideration if my clan does NOT work out.

You are welcome here anytime, SilverSwift.
No problem. Your clan looks really good though, it's well organized, and you have a nice banner and avatar, it makes you look like you know your way around the place. You may want to give the first post a nice font though, that also helps. :)
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:54 PM
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SilverSwift, you can join with no tryout, because I will not have access to shoddy until monday (oct. 5th, 2009). I will add you as a general, since you are the first one to join. Thank you!

Broderick, I am new here, but I am not new to forums. :p

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Old 10-02-2009, 06:56 PM
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Thanks , Glad You Understood.
Your New? You Seemed Look Like You've been Around For Quite Long

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Thanks , Glad You Understood.
Your New? You Seemed Look Like You've been Around For Quite Long

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Yeah, I am new here. I finally decided to join this forum, because I like the idea of pokemon clans. Other pokemon forums don't have that. The pokemon forums that DO have them besides Pe2k, suck and are not organized.

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