2018-04-24 18:26:07.847996-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Will started out with me getting an Ancientpower boost and baton passing it to Feraligatr, who was like 10 levels higher and knew Crunch
2018-04-24 18:26:14.154463-07:00 needlesslyVerbose That one was easy
2018-04-24 18:26:46.563901-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Koga never got me in the red, but actually necessitated a lot of switching for coverage and dealing with status
2018-04-24 18:27:00.512511-07:00 needlesslyVerbose At the end his friggin Crobat got 5 or 6 double teams
2018-04-24 18:27:11.521255-07:00 needlesslyVerbose But screw you buddy, my Magmar knew Faint Attack
2018-04-24 18:27:56.995326-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Bruno I was worried about, because no one on my team has resistance to fighting and only one was super-effective
2018-04-24 18:28:16.049499-07:00 needlesslyVerbose That super-effective is from Togetic, who...well, let's be real, is not very strong
2018-04-24 18:28:43.050525-07:00 needlesslyVerbose It's stat totals are the lowest on my team at 405. Fun fact: This is the same total as all /middle/ form starters
2018-04-24 18:29:18.474849-07:00 needlesslyVerbose But there's one thing I knew about Bruno: He started with a Hitmontop and it always uses counter
2018-04-24 18:30:14.451764-07:00 mhoff|job operation not use a physical move?
2018-04-24 18:30:16.501674-07:00 needlesslyVerbose So I decided to say screw it and open with Jolteon, which got the boost from charge beam twice then 1-shot everyone
2018-04-24 18:30:42.494469-07:00 mhoff|job dang
2018-04-24 18:30:45.254283-07:00 needlesslyVerbose I wasn't too worried about Onix despite earthquake, because it has terrible special defense and HP
2018-04-24 18:30:54.510841-07:00 needlesslyVerbose But Machamp was...concerning
2018-04-24 18:31:26.085032-07:00 needlesslyVerbose It not only has crazy attack and Cross Chop, but it has pretty decent defenses
2018-04-24 18:31:58.447734-07:00 needlesslyVerbose I actually looked it up mid-fight, and based on our levels assuming even IVs/EVs, Thunderbolt only had a 2/3rds chance to kill
2018-04-24 18:32:07.710552-07:00 needlesslyVerbose And Jolteon would almost certainly have died
2018-04-24 18:32:37.359387-07:00 needlesslyVerbose But my initial plan was to use Onix to set-up Reflect, so after I killed it was sweep or die
2018-04-24 18:33:04.363037-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Magmar had Flamethrower and Focus Blast, which /destroyed/ Karen
2018-04-24 18:33:10.262294-07:00 needlesslyVerbose But Houndoom was really concerning
2018-04-24 18:34:15.509621-07:00 needlesslyVerbose First I hit with Focus Blast and it /doesn't/ kill. We mutually heal and I miss, and it uses Nasty Plot
2018-04-24 18:34:35.746386-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Had the next Focus Blast not hit and killed, that could've been very bad
2018-04-24 18:35:20.497146-07:00 needlesslyVerbose But let's be real here, I didn't overlevel because of these chumps. I overleveled because of Lance
2018-04-24 18:35:50.969223-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Which means it's time to introduce my 6th and final party member, who hadn't seen combat until this /very/ fight...
2018-04-24 18:35:55.440220-07:00 needlesslyVerbose ...Wigglytuff
2018-04-24 18:36:17.995757-07:00 needlesslyVerbose And in a legitimately surprising turn of events...
2018-04-24 18:36:27.857027-07:00 needlesslyVerbose ...Wigglytuff killed three Dragonites
2018-04-24 18:37:03.700124-07:00 needlesslyVerbose I'm gonna be honest here: I expected Wigglytuff to get in long enough to set-up one, maaaaybe both screens, then die
2018-04-24 18:37:30.667719-07:00 needlesslyVerbose So that Feraligatr with Ice Fang (my only ice move) could survive outrage and/or Thunder
2018-04-24 18:37:34.530011-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Assuming no crits
2018-04-24 18:37:56.929559-07:00 needlesslyVerbose To be fair, it got close
2018-04-24 18:38:13.285632-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Outrage got the underpowered puffball down to the red every time
2018-04-24 18:38:58.732908-07:00 needlesslyVerbose But I got screens up, they got confused, I paralyzed with body slam, and one more thing I completely forgot about happened
2018-04-24 18:39:05.474068-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Y'see, Wigglytuff has an ability
2018-04-24 18:39:12.019546-07:00 needlesslyVerbose That ability is called Cute Charm
2018-04-24 18:39:28.015169-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Cute Charm has a chance to infatuate enemies when hit
2018-04-24 18:39:37.147496-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Lance's pokemon are all male
2018-04-24 18:40:09.045953-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Suddenly they had to make like 3 coin flips to act and without a crit screens kept them from killing
2018-04-24 18:40:47.431181-07:00 mhoff|job so your wigglytuff was too adorable to kill
2018-04-24 18:40:53.116499-07:00 needlesslyVerbose I also had blizzard, so even with Wigglytuff's terrible stats, I slowly did the murder
2018-04-24 18:41:18.968964-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Let it be known, Wigglytuff is a dragon-slayer
2018-04-24 18:42:24.566382-07:00 needlesslyVerbose In retrospect, I /probably/ could've pulled that off say...5 levels lower?
2018-04-24 18:42:32.304710-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Or more if I didn't mind deaths
2018-04-24 18:42:40.591709-07:00 needlesslyVerbose But yeah, pretty happy with the result
2018-04-24 18:43:58.306217-07:00 eldritch water starter + ice move seems to always be a good strategy
2018-04-24 18:44:22.369158-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Yeah Feraligatr probably could've handled it
2018-04-24 18:44:32.001403-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Well, except Thunder
2018-04-24 18:45:07.248146-07:00 needlesslyVerbose But rather than risk that/crits on him, I preferred to send in the cannon fodder
2018-04-24 18:45:22.289242-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Which just turned out to be exceptionally deadly fodder
2018-04-24 18:59:22.477830-07:00 eldritch POWERFODDER
2018-04-24 18:59:52.786621-07:00 eldritch also matt I ahve generated a card pool
2018-04-24 19:00:45.862033-07:00 needlesslyVerbose The flavor text on Wigglytuff's page is "Proud of its power."
2018-04-24 19:00:52.541076-07:00 needlesslyVerbose I was foolish to underestimate it
2018-04-24 19:15:04.123127-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Most of the emails Homestar Runner has been re-uploading lately have been pretty good. That area round 100ish is pretty prime time to me
2018-04-24 19:15:20.492720-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Just watched this one, which is fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjHlT8yyXFs
2018-04-24 19:29:54.464867-07:00 modex quack
2018-04-24 19:30:05.056943-07:00 eldritch hey mika
2018-04-25 07:52:07.270729-07:00 eldritchSick ugh
2018-04-25 07:52:09.273411-07:00 eldritchSick I don't
2018-04-25 07:52:11.141133-07:00 eldritchSick liike ti
2018-04-25 07:52:13.064803-07:00 eldritchSick like it
2018-04-25 08:27:51.705019-07:00 rambert oh good. you too? :L
2018-04-25 08:29:52.899953-07:00 rambert some fucker must've coughed on me or something
2018-04-25 08:30:21.097709-07:00 rambert because my head and sinus are simultaneously attempting to knock me out
2018-04-25 08:30:43.950258-07:00 rambert but no other symptoms are appearing yet, thankfully
2018-04-25 08:32:51.268519-07:00 rambert I've been excessively cranky for the past few days as a result. :L
2018-04-25 08:39:03.552679-07:00 eldritchSick I woke up with literally every classic cold sympton
2018-04-25 08:39:05.906290-07:00 eldritchSick *symptom
2018-04-25 08:39:24.822752-07:00 eldritchSick hot&cold, sneezing, runny nose, weak and shakey, headache, coughing
2018-04-25 10:28:49.404245-07:00 eldritchSick fucking hell
2018-04-25 10:29:21.126949-07:00 eldritchSick I am gettintg motherfuckers crawling all up my ass because they can't be bothered to wait on a minimum priority issue, or read the goddamn ticket
2018-04-25 10:45:48.097181-07:00 cone__ liver pate desired
2018-04-25 10:49:03.788042-07:00 eldritchSick mmm
2018-04-25 10:55:53.568443-07:00 eldritchSick gotta just go straight to oen of the butchers
2018-04-25 10:55:55.514228-07:00 eldritchSick and be like
2018-04-25 10:56:07.844331-07:00 eldritchSick *squatsquatsquat* gimme the liver boss
2018-04-25 17:06:18.548249-07:00 mhoff|job hope you feel better Alex
2018-04-25 17:13:48.278094-07:00 eldritchSick thanks matt
2018-04-25 17:13:52.898952-07:00 eldritchSick today has been up and down
2018-04-25 17:17:18.923762-07:00 mhoff|job like a roller coaster!
2018-04-25 17:17:22.811978-07:00 mhoff|job yaaaaaay roller coasters!
2018-04-25 17:50:58.952615-07:00 eldritchSick man, my totodile is not...doing dmage how I expected
2018-04-25 17:51:06.317072-07:00 eldritchSick scratch is proving far more effective
2018-04-25 17:51:23.388746-07:00 eldritchSick despite STAB with water gun
2018-04-25 17:51:50.119769-07:00 eldritchSick I mean, I guess his attack is 5 higher than special attack, but I didn't realize it would make that much aof a difference
2018-04-25 17:54:30.141397-07:00 mhoff|job it's multiplied
2018-04-25 17:54:47.052952-07:00 mhoff|job so if his attack is 10 and his special attack is 5 then attack essentially gets an x2 modifier
2018-04-25 17:55:09.495262-07:00 mhoff|job and STAB is a 50% boost
2018-04-25 17:55:23.089705-07:00 mhoff|job also the things you're fighting might just have low defence?
2018-04-25 17:55:40.035615-07:00 eldritchSick I mean, its all rattatas and hoothoots
2018-04-25 18:01:21.064721-07:00 Kotin hellos
2018-04-25 19:06:42.972149-07:00 eldritchSick leer!
2018-04-25 19:06:44.211570-07:00 eldritchSick ha!
2018-04-25 19:06:46.218334-07:00 eldritchSick hey warren
2018-04-25 19:08:21.332805-07:00 eldritchSick I did the math, scratch should be doing the same as water gun, given STAB in the latter case and a higher physical attack in the former
2018-04-25 19:08:28.662444-07:00 eldritchSick but!
2018-04-25 19:08:32.423539-07:00 eldritchSick I've been using leer
2018-04-25 19:08:39.717250-07:00 eldritchSick which only lowers defense
2018-04-25 19:10:45.105466-07:00 Kotin oh yeah using leer would do the difference there
2018-04-25 20:47:06.640633-07:00 cone__ hoothoot