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Random Randomness / Re: Everyday Accomplishments
« on: June 09, 2017, 19:04 »
I know I don't really post here at all anymore, but I have to tell everyone I can because I am so happy!! I just got my final result and I got a 1st in my degree(maths and stats)!!!! I can't quite believe it.

Sun and Moon / Re: Sun & Moon Progress Thread
« on: November 24, 2016, 09:30 »
I'm on the second island and I have:
Oricorio Lvl. 15
Trumbeak Lvl. 16
Torracat Lvl. 17
Cutiefly Lvl. 16
Shiny Mudbray(!!!!!!) Lvl. 12

I was using another Mudbray, then this one appears. He has a bad nature and the wrong ability, but I love him anyway.

Tournaments / Re: Just for fun ORAS OU Tourney!
« on: June 19, 2016, 20:13 »
Just saw this, count me in if it's still happening =)

Mystery Dungeon and Ranger / Re: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
« on: February 19, 2016, 12:02 »
I'll probably take whatever the test gives me unless it is Totodile/Riolu.
I just bought this, haven't played it yet. I reset because the test gave me Riolu =(

Random Randomness / Re: Everyday Accomplishments
« on: February 18, 2016, 21:39 »
^Happy Birthday Blaze, have a great day!

I got my second exam result back from the first semester and I got 87.5%. Wth, I thought I had failed it and it turns out to be amazing. How?!
Absolutely thrilled and shocked tho.

Team Building / Trying to get back into battling [RMT]
« on: January 30, 2016, 23:22 »

[I don't expect to get many/any replies to this I know there's not really many people who play competitively here]
As the title says I'm trying to get back into battling. I haven't battled seriously since before ORAS came out, so my battling skills are a little rusty and I'm not even really sure what the threats I need to prepare a team for tbh. Expect very standard smogon sets because I'm lazy and don't know what I'm doing for now. Anyway here's the team:

Weavile @ Choice Band 
Ability: Pressure 
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe 
Jolly Nature 
- Knock Off 
- Ice Shard 
- Ice Punch 
- Low Kick

Weavile is where I decided to start because when I used to battle I found it to be a very reliable revenge killer. Giving it a choice band ensures it can hit hard and switch out. Knock Off is generally what I lock myself into unless I have good reason not to, even if it's resisted it will do a decent amount of damage, and who doesn't want to knock off the other teams items? One thing I am considering is trying to fit pursuit into this moveset because I've found myself in a few situations where it could be handy.

Celebi @ Leftovers 
Ability: Natural Cure 
EVs: 252 HP / 156 Def / 84 SpD / 16 Spe 
Bold Nature 
- Stealth Rock 
- Giga Drain 
- Recover 
- Thunder Wave 

Next I decided I needed something with a bit of bulk to offset how frail weavile is. I chose celebi because it's a good utility pokemon, it has good all around bulk and it can set up stealth rocks. I'm very happy with how celebi has been performing, I've used it in the past and it's been fairly useless, but it really shines when spreading paralysis on this team. However, it's main use has been as a pivot for me to figure out my opponents movesets, recover has been a godsend to figure out my opponents items and ev investments whilst taking minimum damage.

Heatran @ Leftovers 
Ability: Flash Fire 
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe 
Timid Nature 
- Magma Storm 
- Earth Power 
- Taunt 
- Toxic 

Celebi and Heatran work well together, usually a good defensive core. I decided to switch it up and use an offensive heatran on this team because this set intrigued me when I saw it on smogon. The general idea is to use magma storm to trap something that can't hurt you too much eg: clefable, chansey, hit it with a taunt and toxic to whittle it down safely. It seems a bit gimmicky and it's been kinda working for me so far (although MS misses a lot =P).

Keldeo @ Life Orb 
Ability: Justified 
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe 
Timid Nature 
- Secret Sword 
- Scald 
- Icy Wind 
- Hydro Pump 

Just a standard Keldeo, using this because I wanted a FWG core to base the rest of my team around. I don't actually use this keldeo too much, but when I do use it, I really need it. Like Weavile it tends to get a hit in and get back out. I'm considering scarfing this, just so I have something to rival opposing scarfs.

Sableye @ Sablenite 
Ability: Prankster 
EVs: 252 HP / 112 Def / 144 SpD 
Careful Nature 
- Knock Off 
- Will-O-Wisp 
- Recover 
- Foul Play

At this point I realised I didn't have a mega and I definitely knew the remaining 2 slots were going to be filled by a defensive mon and a physical attacker. After a little think and an explore of the new (well oras =P) megas, I decided to try out Sableye. It's got nice defences and nice resistances. I tend to lead with this quite often as, like celebi, it's good for scouting out opponents. Also I love to spread status and knock off, so that makes another appearance ;)

Landorus-Therian @ Life Orb 
Ability: Intimidate 
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe 
Jolly Nature 
- Substitute 
- Swords Dance 
- Earthquake 
- Stone Edge 

For the final physical attacker I decided I needed some real physical power, as the rest of my team really lacked that (weavile aside). I think this set really works well, people often switch into something they think can wall a more standard lando-t, but once I'm behind a sub I can set up and sd and often tear through unprepared or weakened teams. The LO damage can be annoying, but I like to have the power in case I don't get a chance to set up, I just worry about it dying too quickly. I think the standard version of this set uses a salac berry, but I don't really like the idea of that, seems too easy to kill with priority.

Thanks for reading this, sorry if some of what I wrote was unnecessary this is my first one of these threads.

Random Randomness / Re: Everyday Accomplishments
« on: January 09, 2016, 23:50 »
I got 99% on a piece of coursework for university =O Considering I almost failed calculus last year, I don't know how I did it.

Music / Re: What's your favorite album of 2015?
« on: December 28, 2015, 20:10 »
For me it's probably between: Kendji Girac - Ensemble and Pablo López - El Mundo Y Los Amantes Inocentes. I can definitely agree EMOTION is very good though. FROOT is up there for me too, but Marina isn't really my favourite anymore.

Overall I'll probably say Pablo López for me this year, as I can't buy Ensemble in the uk =(

Random Randomness / Re: Everyday Accomplishments
« on: October 19, 2015, 21:03 »
Not really an accomplishment, but w/e.. I got back in touch with an old friend and we're meeting tomorrow. Really excited to see him again, we used to be so close 2/3 years ago =D

Random Randomness / Re: Everyday Accomplishments
« on: August 19, 2015, 11:08 »
I just got an e-mail telling me I was put on my universities equivalent of the honour-roll. How did this even happen?!

Random Randomness / Re: Happy Birthday Martí
« on: August 08, 2015, 21:02 »
¡Feliz cumpleaños! =D
Hope you're having a great day Martí

Random Randomness / Re: Dreams, goals, inspirations
« on: July 25, 2015, 16:02 »
I've been thinking about this since I saw this topic was posted, had no idea what to post. However, I've had a think about it and have some ideas now:

- Longer term:
  • Get a first in my degree, this was something I didn't realise was possible until very recently, turns out uni is going better than expected. Just need to keep it up for the next two years (;)) and I'm golden. Really proud of myself so far though.
  • Get a job of some kind after uni, preferably something statistical if I still feel that way in two years time. However to do this I will need to improve my programming skills dramatically. I think this is achievable, but another idea I've had is maybe doing a masters in statistics after my degreee or even going into actuarial science if I'm lucky enough. All just ideas for now though.

- Short Term:
  • Remain focused when I go back to uni in september, study harder this year than ever before as the difficulty will ramp up considerably.
  • Improve my mathematical programming skills, these will be important for future employment whichever path I choose to take
  • Get the confidence to join the spanish classes in uni for extra credit/fun, just want to continue learning spanish in general, now I've settled in a bit I think I can manage it :)

When I write it out like this the future seems less daunting, however I know how bad I am for procrastinating and if I want to achieve these things it's a habit I need to break!

Tournaments / Re: I could start a Gen 5 OU tourney.
« on: July 14, 2015, 18:48 »
I say if you want to start one go for it, I'd enter =P
(Although probably lose because I barely play now)

Random Randomness / Re: Everyday Accomplishments
« on: July 09, 2015, 23:17 »
First year university results back, overall pretty pleased with them. Over 80% in 3 modules, 75% in 1 module, 65% in 1 module and 47% in my last module. A lot better than I expected and with some work it makes me think a first is possible, which I wasn't hopeful for during this year.

Gaming / Re: What do you think of Smash 4?
« on: July 08, 2015, 23:14 »
Depends which version you want to play, if it's wii u I can go now, but if it's 3DS you'll have to wait a few days because I don't have my copy of smash with me.

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