Date: 6/14/2008

Background information: I very well may have reached my peak as a multigen player in 2008, for this was the year I won the Triple Crown.  In addition to winning the Hulk Hogan Cup (RBY w/trades) I almost managed to win the Lovelykiss Turnier (GSC OU), the Impergator Cup (RSE UU), and the Ralf-Aijimboo Cup (RBY OU).  I made it into the finals of the Dramatic Cup (ADV OU), the semi finals of the Meatpoed Cup (RSE NU), and the semi finals of the RBY BL + ADV UU Contest (RBY BL and RSE UU) to pull off a rather incredible year by my standards.  I was playing nearly every extent metagame and managed to make it into at least the top 4 of all of them except for GSC UU, in which I lost in the quarterfinals.

I chose the finals of the Hulk Hogan Cup because I didn't drop a single game going into my set against jira, who was a solid RBY player in his own right but mostly known for his ADV prowess.  We played many, many times in many different tiers from 2006 to 2008, and this one might be our best set.  I won the first game to go 11-0, but then I got extremely unlucky in the second game to finally lose, forcing this third game.

My team: Alakazam/Tauros/Exeggutor/Gengar/Hypno/Snorlax

jira's team: Jynx/Cloyster/Tauros/Chansey/Snorlax/Slowbro

Rules: RBY OU with tradebacks allowed

Due to their access to the elemental punches in Tradebacks, I opted for both Alakazam and Gengar, and used Hypno over Chansey since it's borderline broken with Amnesia.  Jira also thought outside the box a bit, not using Exeggutor and instead going with Slowbro, presumably as a means of dealing with Hypno.
 

Battle Log:

Battle Mode: Red/Blue/Yellow

Rule: Sleep Clause

Rule: Freeze Clause

Rule: Self-KO Clause

Rule: Apply PP Ups

Rule: Battle Timeout

Rule: Unrated

Rule: Disallow Spectators

GGFanTrades vs jira.  Begin!

GGFanTrades sent out Alakazam (Lv.100 Alakazam)!

jira sent out Jynx (Lv.100 Jynx)!

 

Begin Turn #1

jira withdrew Jynx!

jira sent out Chansey (Lv.100 Chansey)!

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Alakazam used Psychic!

(19% damage)

Chansey's Special fell!

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End of turn #1

GGFanTrades's Alakazam: 313 HP

jira's Chansey: 81% HP

 

Begin Turn #2

GGFanTrades withdrew Alakazam!

GGFanTrades sent out Exeggutor (Lv.100 Exeggutor)!

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jira withdrew Chansey!

jira sent out Snorlax (Lv.100 Snorlax)!

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End of turn #2

GGFanTrades's Exeggutor: 393 HP

jira's Snorlax: 100% HP

 

Begin Turn #3

jira withdrew Snorlax!

jira sent out Cloyster (Lv.100 Cloyster)!

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Exeggutor used Sleep Powder!

Exeggutor's attack missed!

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I don't get this exchange at all: he goes to Chansey because he seems to want to protect Jynx from paralysis, but then goes to Snorlax.  Maybe he thought I would go to my own Chansey.  Unfortunately, I end up missing the Sleep Powder and don't get to take advantage of his mistake.

End of turn #3

GGFanTrades's Exeggutor: 393 HP

jira's Cloyster: 100% HP

 

Begin Turn #4

GGFanTrades withdrew Exeggutor!

GGFanTrades sent out Gengar (Lv.100 Gengar)!

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Cloyster used Blizzard!

(114 damage)

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End of turn #4

GGFanTrades's Gengar: 209 HP

jira's Cloyster: 100% HP

Sapientia(386) has started watching.

 

Begin Turn #5

jira withdrew Cloyster!

jira sent out Snorlax (Lv.100 Snorlax)!

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Gengar used Hypnosis!

Snorlax fell asleep!

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This looks bad on paper, but Jynx was his sleeper so I could see the logic in going to Snorlax.  Plus, it would have knocked out Gengar with Earthquake if I ran into bad luck with Hypnosis.

End of turn #5

GGFanTrades's Gengar: 209 HP

jira's Snorlax: 100% HP (Slp)

 

Begin Turn #6

GGFanTrades withdrew Gengar!

GGFanTrades sent out Alakazam (Lv.100 Alakazam)!

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Snorlax is fast asleep.

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End of turn #6

GGFanTrades's Alakazam: 313 HP

jira's Snorlax: 100% HP (Slp)

 

Begin Turn #7

jira withdrew Snorlax!

jira sent out Jynx (Lv.100 Jynx)!

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Alakazam used Psychic!

(20% damage)

It's not very effective...

Jynx's Special fell!

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End of turn #7

GGFanTrades's Alakazam: 313 HP

jira's Jynx: 80% HP

 

Begin Turn #8

Alakazam used Thunder Wave!

Jynx is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!

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Jynx used Lovely Kiss!

Alakazam fell asleep!

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I anticipated Jynx to come in, so I went to Alakazam.  Nice play on my end.

End of turn #8

GGFanTrades's Alakazam: 313 HP (Slp)

jira's Jynx: 80% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #9

GGFanTrades withdrew Alakazam!

GGFanTrades sent out Snorlax (Lv.100 Snorlax)!

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Jynx used Psychic!

(269 damage)

A critical hit!

Snorlax's Special fell!

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End of turn #9

GGFanTrades's Snorlax: 254 HP

jira's Jynx: 80% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #10

jira withdrew Jynx!

jira sent out Cloyster (Lv.100 Cloyster)!

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Snorlax used Hyper Beam!

(41% damage)

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End of turn #10

GGFanTrades's Snorlax: 254 HP

jira's Cloyster: 59% HP

 

Begin Turn #11

Cloyster used Blizzard!

(251 damage)

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Snorlax must recharge!

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End of turn #11

GGFanTrades's Snorlax: 3 HP

jira's Cloyster: 59% HP

I had Hypno in the back.  Going to Snorlax was not a great move, and then I got greedy by going for Hyper Beam, which was bad because one could argue that the switch to Cloyster would have been easily telegraphed.

 

Begin Turn #12

GGFanTrades withdrew Snorlax!

GGFanTrades sent out Gengar (Lv.100 Gengar)!

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Cloyster used Surf!

(170 damage)

A critical hit!

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End of turn #12

GGFanTrades's Gengar: 39 HP

jira's Cloyster: 59% HP

 

Begin Turn #13

jira withdrew Cloyster!

jira sent out Snorlax (Lv.100 Snorlax)!

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Gengar used Thunderbolt!

(44% damage)

A critical hit!

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End of turn #13

GGFanTrades's Gengar: 39 HP

jira's Snorlax: 56% HP (Slp)

 

Begin Turn #14

jira withdrew Snorlax!

jira sent out Chansey (Lv.100 Chansey)!

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Gengar used Thunderbolt!

(13% damage)

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End of turn #14

GGFanTrades's Gengar: 39 HP

jira's Chansey: 68% HP

 

Begin Turn #15

Gengar used Explosion!

(67% damage)

A critical hit!

Chansey fainted!

Gengar fainted!

Definitely a risky play here: jira knew his way around RBY, and there were at least two undesirable targets.  Well, at least I end up batting .500 with this risky playstyle and not .000

Score: 5-5

GGFanTrades sent out Hypno (Lv.100 Hypno)!

jira sent out Tauros (Lv.100 Tauros)!

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End of turn #15

GGFanTrades's Hypno: 373 HP

jira's Tauros: 100% HP

 

Begin Turn #16

Tauros used Body Slam!

(259 damage)

A critical hit!

Hypno is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!

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Hypno used Thunder Wave!

Tauros is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!

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End of turn #16

GGFanTrades's Hypno: 114 HP (Par)

jira's Tauros: 100% HP (Par)

GGFanTrades: jesus fucking christ

jira: its rby

jira: -_-

GGFanTrades: still

GGFanTrades: this is bad

The second game in a row where the opposing Tauros lands the Paraslam crit. Also, I vividly remember jira writing "its rby" during the game.

 

Begin Turn #17

GGFanTrades withdrew Hypno!

GGFanTrades sent out Exeggutor (Lv.100 Exeggutor)!

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Tauros used Body Slam!

(118 damage)

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End of turn #17

GGFanTrades's Exeggutor: 275 HP

jira's Tauros: 100% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #18

jira withdrew Tauros!

jira sent out Jynx (Lv.100 Jynx)!

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Exeggutor used Psychic!

(19% damage)

It's not very effective...

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End of turn #18

GGFanTrades's Exeggutor: 275 HP

jira's Jynx: 61% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #19

GGFanTrades withdrew Exeggutor!

GGFanTrades sent out Alakazam (Lv.100 Alakazam)!

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Jynx used Blizzard!

(120 damage)

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End of turn #19

GGFanTrades's Alakazam: 193 HP (Slp)

jira's Jynx: 61% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #20

Alakazam woke up!

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Jynx used Blizzard!

Jynx's attack missed!

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GGFanTrades: wake up

End of turn #20

GGFanTrades's Alakazam: 193 HP

jira's Jynx: 61% HP (Par)

GGFanTrades: wow

 

Begin Turn #21

Alakazam used Psychic!

(21% damage)

It's not very effective...

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Jynx used Lovely Kiss!

Alakazam fell asleep!

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End of turn #21

GGFanTrades's Alakazam: 193 HP (Slp)

jira's Jynx: 40% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #22

GGFanTrades withdrew Alakazam!

GGFanTrades sent out Snorlax (Lv.100 Snorlax)!

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Jynx used Blizzard!

(3 damage)

Snorlax fainted!

It may seem like not much was accomplished with that lucky wake up, but putting his Jynx into Body Slam range was huge.

Score: 5-4 jira

GGFanTrades sent out Tauros (Lv.100 Tauros)!

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End of turn #22

GGFanTrades's Tauros: 353 HP

jira's Jynx: 40% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #23

jira withdrew Jynx!

jira sent out Slowbro (Lv.100 Slowbro)!

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Tauros used Body Slam!

(48% damage)

A critical hit!

Slowbro is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!

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End of turn #23

GGFanTrades's Tauros: 353 HP

jira's Slowbro: 52% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #24

Tauros used Body Slam!

(26% damage)

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Slowbro used Thunder Wave!

Tauros is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!

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End of turn #24

GGFanTrades's Tauros: 353 HP (Par)

jira's Slowbro: 26% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #25

Tauros used Hyper Beam!

(26% damage)

Slowbro fainted!

I finally got a Critical Hit of my own, which couldn't have come at a better time.  With Slowbro out of the picture, Hypno was a big threat again despite it being crippled.  It could be argued that jira should have gone to Cloyster; however, I had Exeggutor in the back.

Score: 4-4

jira sent out Cloyster (Lv.100 Cloyster)!

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End of turn #25

GGFanTrades's Tauros: 353 HP (Par)

jira's Cloyster: 59% HP

 

Begin Turn #26

Cloyster used Blizzard!

(167 damage)

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Tauros used Body Slam!

(22% damage)

Cloyster is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!

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Very lucky paraslam for me, as now Exeggutor could safely kill it off.

End of turn #26

GGFanTrades's Tauros: 186 HP (Par)

jira's Cloyster: 37% HP (Par)

jira: dvds

 

Begin Turn #27

GGFanTrades withdrew Tauros!

GGFanTrades sent out Alakazam (Lv.100 Alakazam)!

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jira withdrew Cloyster!

jira sent out Tauros (Lv.100 Tauros)!

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End of turn #27

GGFanTrades's Alakazam: 193 HP (Slp)

jira's Tauros: 100% HP (Par)

Explosion was certainly a possibility, and Tauros was one of my keys to victory.  However, jira may have seen that coming and goes to his own Tauros. 

Begin Turn #28

Alakazam is fast asleep.

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Tauros is paralyzed! It can't move!

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End of turn #28

GGFanTrades's Alakazam: 193 HP (Slp)

jira's Tauros: 100% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #29

Alakazam is fast asleep.

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Tauros is paralyzed! It can't move!

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End of turn #29

GGFanTrades's Alakazam: 193 HP (Slp)

jira's Tauros: 100% HP (Par)

Begin Turn #30

Alakazam is fast asleep.

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Tauros is paralyzed! It can't move!

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End of turn #30

GGFanTrades's Alakazam: 193 HP (Slp)

jira's Tauros: 100% HP (Par)

Sapientia(386): lol

 

Begin Turn #31

Alakazam is fast asleep.

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Tauros is paralyzed! It can't move!

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End of turn #31

GGFanTrades's Alakazam: 193 HP (Slp)

jira's Tauros: 100% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #32

Alakazam woke up!

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Tauros used Hyper Beam!

(193 damage)

Alakazam fainted!

A real nervewracking exchange that you would only see in RBY.

Score: 4-3 jira

GGFanTrades sent out Exeggutor (Lv.100 Exeggutor)!

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End of turn #32

GGFanTrades's Exeggutor: 275 HP

jira's Tauros: 100% HP (Par)

Sapientia(386): :(

GGFanTrades: darn

 

Begin Turn #33

jira withdrew Tauros!

jira sent out Snorlax (Lv.100 Snorlax)!

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Exeggutor used Psychic!

(31% damage)

Snorlax's Special fell!

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End of turn #33

GGFanTrades's Exeggutor: 275 HP

jira's Snorlax: 25% HP (Slp)

 

Begin Turn #34

Exeggutor used Psychic!

(25% damage)

Snorlax fainted!

He opts to protect Tauros and hope to get lucky with Jynx.  Let's see what happens.

Score: 3-3

jira sent out Jynx (Lv.100 Jynx)!

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End of turn #34

GGFanTrades's Exeggutor: 275 HP

jira's Jynx: 40% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #35

GGFanTrades withdrew Exeggutor!

GGFanTrades sent out Hypno (Lv.100 Hypno)!

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Jynx is paralyzed! It can't move!

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End of turn #35

GGFanTrades's Hypno: 114 HP (Par)

jira's Jynx: 40% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #36

Jynx used Blizzard!

Jynx's attack missed!

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Hypno is paralyzed! It can't move!

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End of turn #36

GGFanTrades's Hypno: 114 HP (Par)

jira's Jynx: 40% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #37

Jynx used Blizzard!

Jynx's attack missed!

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Hypno is paralyzed! It can't move!

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End of turn #37

GGFanTrades's Hypno: 114 HP (Par)

jira's Jynx: 40% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #38

Jynx is paralyzed! It can't move!

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Hypno is paralyzed! It can't move!

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End of turn #38

GGFanTrades's Hypno: 114 HP (Par)

jira's Jynx: 40% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #39

Jynx used Blizzard!

Jynx's attack missed!

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Hypno used Rest!

Hypno went to sleep!

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Wow, this was bad (but hilarious): Jynx Blizzard vs. Hypno: 114-135.  I wanted to sacrifice Hypno and go to Tauros, but end up getting it back to full health.

End of turn #39

GGFanTrades's Hypno: 373 HP (Slp)

jira's Jynx: 40% HP (Par)

jira: A___Aaaaaaaaaa

 

Begin Turn #40

jira withdrew Jynx!

jira sent out Cloyster (Lv.100 Cloyster)!

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Hypno is fast asleep.

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End of turn #40

GGFanTrades's Hypno: 373 HP (Slp)

jira's Cloyster: 37% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #41

Cloyster is paralyzed! It can't move!

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Hypno woke up!

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Yeah, really bad luck for jira; however, if Hypno went down as intended, I would have most likely killed it off with Tauros, and then I would have probably hit his Tauros with Hyper Beam before going on.  From there, Exeggutor would have won the game barring a Hyper Beam crit from Tauros, so this wasn’t as dramatic as it seems.

End of turn #41

GGFanTrades's Hypno: 373 HP

jira's Cloyster: 37% HP (Par)

jira: -_-----

 

Begin Turn #42

GGFanTrades withdrew Hypno!

GGFanTrades sent out Tauros (Lv.100 Tauros)!

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Cloyster used Explosion!

(186 damage)

Tauros fainted!

Cloyster fainted!

Hypno is more useful than Tauros at this point, so it becomes my fodder.

Score: 2-2

GGFanTrades sent out Exeggutor (Lv.100 Exeggutor)!

jira sent out Jynx (Lv.100 Jynx)!

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End of turn #42

GGFanTrades's Exeggutor: 275 HP

jira's Jynx: 40% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #43

Exeggutor used Explosion!

(40% damage)

Jynx fainted!

Exeggutor fainted!

Well, at first I thought this was a tremendously stupid play that had no reasoning behind it, but I actually think it shows how aware I was, at least.  Had the Jynx avoided the Special drop and landed a Critical Hit with Blizzard or froze me, there’s no guarantee I would have been able to finish it off with Hypno (which means Jynx uses Lovely Kiss and game over).  I weighed risk vs reward, and felt the risk of Exeggutor dying was too high.  Of course, I still think using Explosion was bad because the odds were well in my favor. It’s interesting because I had started the game playing aggressively, but ended up going with this extremely conservative play.  The odds of winning at this point weren’t great, but as long as I avoided paralysis I was OK.

 

Score: 1-1

GGFanTrades sent out Hypno (Lv.100 Hypno)!

jira sent out Tauros (Lv.100 Tauros)!

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End of turn #43

GGFanTrades's Hypno: 373 HP

jira's Tauros: 100% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #44

Hypno used Psychic!

(38% damage)

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Tauros used Body Slam!

(120 damage)

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End of turn #44

GGFanTrades's Hypno: 253 HP

jira's Tauros: 62% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #45

Hypno used Psychic!

(38% damage)

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Tauros used Hyper Beam!

(205 damage)

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End of turn #45

GGFanTrades's Hypno: 48 HP

jira's Tauros: 24% HP (Par)

 

Begin Turn #46

Hypno used Psychic!

(24% damage)

Tauros fainted!

 

End Battle!  GGFanTrades wins!

Score: 1 to 0

GGFanTrades: YES

GGFanTrades: gg

 

NetBattle v0.9.6

Log saved 6/14/2008 at 1:46:14 PM

And so I do indeed avoid the dreaded paraslam to barely win a very close game. 


Aftermath: I won the tournament with an astonishing 12-1 record, which would be the first of four tournaments that I ended up winning on Pokefans in 2008.  Two of other three were GSC and RSE, which earned me the Triple Crown.  The Hulk Hogan Cup was the 5th RBY tournament that I had won in the German circuit, and I would go on to win two more (one in that same year, and the famous 4Chords Cup in 2013 during my comeback year).  Overall, I won seven out of the ten RBY tournaments that I entered in the German circuit; of the three that I lost, I finished in 3rd place in two of them.  Not a bad run at all.

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