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[TEAM REPORT] PFA (Now Named NBA) Season 6 Week 2 Report: Toronto Maple Leafeons
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What is up? Tommy aka AbruptFury, coach of the Toronto Maple Leafeons, here! Back again, with another team report. So far, we're starting the season with a loss, but we won't let that deter us! We will rise up and win this league! Our opponent this week is another veteran of the PFA (now named National Battlers Association aka NBA). His name is Justin aka Epiclolz, coach of the Indy Latis. We got the upper-hand on him last season. Can we do it again this time?

The Team Line-ups

My Team : Kyurem-B, Scizor, Sylveon, Vaporeon, Darmanitan(Z), Drapion, Electivire(Z), Dhelmise, Donphan, Mesprit(Z), Sawk

Epiclolz (Indy Latis): M-Altaria, Weavile, Skarmory, Porygon2, Galvantula, Lurantis, Rapidash(Z), Nidoking, Milotic, Mienshao(Z), Mismagius(Z)

The Game Plan

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Rupert (Dhelmise) @ Colbur Berry
Ability: Steelworker
EVs: 176 HP / 252 Atk / 80 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Anchor Shot
- Shadow Claw
- Rapid Spin
- Power Whip

Despite the fact that his Weavile can easily trap this Pokemon with Pursuit or can OHKO with Icicle Crash, I knew I wanted to bring it to keep hazards off the field and to deal with the Milotic. Dhelmise's offensive abilities could prove quite useful in this matchup. With Anchor Shot, I could easy beat down the Mega Altaria or the Weavile. Shadow Claw would deal with any switch in that Mismagius wanted to pull if I predicted it to come in on my Rapid Spin correctly. Power Whip could do massive amounts of damage to Milotic, if not kill it outright. The Colbur Berry gave me a way to switch Dhelmise without being KO'd by Pursuit or Icicle Crash.

Offensive Calcs:
  • 252+ Atk Steelworker Dhelmise Anchor Shot vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Weavile: 408-483 (145.1 - 171.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
  • 252+ Atk Dhelmise Shadow Claw vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Mismagius: 380-450 (145.5 - 172.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
  • 252+ Atk Dhelmise Power Whip vs. 252 HP / 136 Def Milotic: 450-530 (114.2 - 134.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
  • 252+ Atk Steelworker Dhelmise Anchor Shot vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Altaria-Mega: 267-315 (91.7 - 108.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock
  • 252+ Atk Steelworker Dhelmise Anchor Shot vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Mienshao: 217-256 (80 - 94.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ Atk Dhelmise Power Whip vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Mienshao: 325-384 (119.9 - 141.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
  • 252+ Atk Dhelmise Shadow Claw vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Galvantula: 192-226 (68.3 - 80.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive Calcs
  • 252 Atk Choice Band Weavile Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 176 HP / 0 Def Colbur Berry Dhelmise: 225-265 (69.2 - 81.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ SpA Life Orb Sheer Force Nidoking Ice Beam vs. 176 HP / 80 SpD Dhelmise: 273-322 (84 - 99%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
  • 0 SpA Milotic Ice Beam vs. 176 HP / 80 SpD Dhelmise: 130-154 (40 - 47.3%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

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Trickywi (Sylveon) (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Pixilate
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Voice
- Wish
- Protect
- Heal Bell

Outside of Skarmory, this Pokemon hits everything on Justin's team for some good damage. So I knew that I definitely wanted to bring it. I decided to run the standard Wish cleric set with max defensive bulk. And this time, I decided to have Heal Bell instead of Hidden Power Fire. I had pivots that I was fine with going into. Hyper Voice is great for wearing down Justin's Mega Pokemon, Mega Altaria, as well as Weavile and Mienshao. Wish, Protect, and Heal Bell are useful tools for healing and scouting for which moves Justin's Pokemon want to use. And Leftovers is good for that slight recovery every turn. I figured that his team would be a little more Toxic-happy than Alec's, so that is one reason why I opted for it on this set.

Offensive Calcs:
  • 4 SpA Pixilate Sylveon Hyper Voice vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Altaria-Mega: 242-288 (83.1 - 98.9%) -- 68.8% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
  • 4 SpA Pixilate Sylveon Hyper Voice vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Mienshao: 380-450 (140.2 - 166%) -- guaranteed OHKO
  • 4 SpA Pixilate Sylveon Hyper Voice vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Weavile: 288-342 (102.4 - 121.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs:
  • 252 Atk Mienshao Poison Jab vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Sylveon: 160-190 (40.6 - 48.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
  • 252 Atk Mienshao Acid Downpour (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Sylveon: 318-376 (80.7 - 95.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
  • 252 Atk Reckless Mienshao High Jump Kick vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Sylveon: 117-138 (29.6 - 35%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
  • 252 Atk Choice Band Weavile Icicle Crash vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Sylveon: 186-219 (47.2 - 55.5%) -- 17.6% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
  • 252 Atk Choice Band Weavile Icicle Crash vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Sylveon: 186-219 (47.2 - 55.5%) -- 17.6% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
  • +1 252 Atk Pixilate Altaria-Mega Return vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Sylveon: 250-295 (63.4 - 74.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

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Koko (Darmanitan) (F) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 Atk / 80 SpD / 176 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flare Blitz
- U-turn
- Facade
- Earthquake

Darmanitan's main purpose in my match was as a fast wallbreaker. Capable of easily removing Skarmory. Being used with Choice Scarf, it could outspeed Weavile and OHKO it, and perhaps outspeed Mienshao if it wasn't a Choice Scarf set. Determining whether it was or wasn't used with a Choice Scarf was important however, so that I may play around it with my other Pokemon. Flare Blitz hits so many things on Justin's team so hard, mainly the Skarmory, Weavile, Galvantula, and Lurantis. U-turn could help me pivot around on bulky threats like Mega Altaria and Milotic. Earthquake was there to deal with Nidoking and Rapidash. I didn't really want to go for it much until the Flying types were down. And Facade was my last ditch effort for damage on something that I couldn't hit quite so reliably, like Porygon2, Milotic, and Mega Altaria.

Offensive Calcs:
  • Outspeeds Timid max speed Nidoking by 2 points. Couldn't make it just 1 point.
  • 252 Atk Sheer Force Darmanitan Flare Blitz vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Skarmory: 306-362 (91.8 - 108.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock
  • 252 Atk Sheer Force Darmanitan Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 104 Def Eviolite Porygon2: 175-207 (46.7 - 55.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock
  • 252 Atk Sheer Force Darmanitan Flare Blitz vs. 220 HP / 184+ Def Eviolite Porygon2: 147-174 (40.1 - 47.5%) -- 48.8% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock
  • 252 Atk Sheer Force Darmanitan Flare Blitz vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Altaria-Mega: 123-146 (42.2 - 50.1%) -- 91.8% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock
  • 252 Atk Sheer Force Darmanitan Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 136 Def Milotic: 139-164 (35.2 - 41.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
  • 252 Atk Sheer Force Darmanitan Flare Blitz vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mismagius: 408-480 (156.3 - 183.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO
  • 252 Atk Darmanitan Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Rapidash: 306-362 (112.9 - 133.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
  • 252 Atk Sheer Force Darmanitan Flare Blitz vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Mienshao: 405-477 (149.4 - 176%) -- guaranteed OHKO
  • 252 Atk Darmanitan Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Mienshao: 173-204 (63.8 - 75.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252 Atk Darmanitan U-turn vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Weavile: 230-272 (81.8 - 96.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock
  • 252 Atk Darmanitan Earthquake vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Galvantula: 175-206 (62 - 73%) -- guaranteed 2HKO | Probably not a good idea to get locked into that while Mega Altaria is present though.
  • 252 Atk Darmanitan U-turn vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Galvantula: 122-144 (43.4 - 51.2%) -- 5.9% chance to 2HKO

Defensive Calcs:
  • 252 SpA Life Orb Galvantula Thunder vs. 0 HP / 80 SpD Darmanitan: 273-321 (77.7 - 91.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

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Gypsy (Mesprit) @ Icium Z
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 128 HP / 128 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Stealth Rock
- Psyshock
- Ice Beam
- Signal Beam

Mesprit was my Stealth Rocker for the match and partly offensive threat. It also made for my best switch-in to Sheer Force Nidoking. Psyshock could deal some decent damage to Mienshao and Nidoking. It could also be worth it chip down something like Mismagius if it tries to set up a Nasty Plot. Ice Beam could damage Mega Altaria, Nidoking, and Lurantis nicely. And Signal Beam would damage any Weaviles trying to trap it with Pursuit, making it worth a single hit in most cases as Knock Off might not knockout Mesprit immediately thanks to it's investment and Z crystal. Speaking of it's Z crystal, I chose Icium Z to outright KO Mega Altaria and Nidoking most of the time. Or even Contrary Lurantis if Darmanitan had fallen. It was tempting to choose Buginium Z Signal Beam over it to KO Weavile, but I figured that Z Ice Beam would be more useful against more things, and also didn't want Psychium Z Psyshock to be wasted on something like Weavile or Skarmory.

Offensive Calcs:
  • Speed ties other base 80s.
  • 128 SpA Mesprit Subzero Slammer (175 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Altaria-Mega: 284-336 (97.2 - 115%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO
  • 128 SpA Mesprit Psyshock vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Nidoking: 252-296 (83.1 - 97.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
  • 128 SpA Mesprit Subzero Slammer (175 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Nidoking: 374-442 (123.4 - 145.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
  • 128 SpA Mesprit Subzero Slammer (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 112+ SpD Lurantis: 260-308 (75.5 - 89.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
  • 128 SpA Mesprit Signal Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Weavile: 146-172 (51.9 - 61.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
  • 128 SpA Mesprit Subzero Slammer (175 BP) vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Skarmory: 196-231 (58.8 - 69.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
  • 128 SpA Mesprit Psyshock vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Mismagius: 153-180 (58.6 - 68.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive Calcs:
  • 252 Atk Choice Band Weavile Knock Off vs. 128 HP / 0 Def Mesprit: 288-342 (86.4 - 102.7%) -- 12.5% chance to OHKO

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Dr Claw (Scizor) (M) @ Wacan Berry
Ability: Technician
EVs: 120 HP / 252 Atk / 136 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch
- Knock Off
- Natural Gift
- Swords Dance

This set could be used for revenge killing or for sweeping certain Pokemon if Justin's team is in range of it's attacks. Here is one of my most interesting sets this season so far. Bullet Punch is for hitting Mega Altaria and Weavile. It can also do some big damage to the less bulky Pokemon on his team, like Mienshao, Nidoking, and Mismagius. Knock Off can remove pesky items like Choice Scarf on Mienshao or Nidoking, Life Orb on Nidoking, Leftovers on Milotic and Skarmory, and Eviolite on Porygon2. It also does massive damage to Mismagius. Natural Gift is for Milotic and Skarmory. The Wacan Berry causes Natural Gift to become a base 80 power Electric type move. With a Swords Dance boost, it can OHKO some bulky Milotics, and do a massive amount of damage against Skarmory. With a little bit of chip from a Knock Off and/or Stealth Rock, I shouldn't have much trouble beating either of them with it.

Offensive Calcs:
  • Outspeeds 4 Speed EV Milotic by 1 point.
  • +2 252+ Atk Scizor Natural Gift vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Skarmory: 218-258 (65.4 - 77.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ Atk Scizor Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Skarmory: 67-79 (20.1 - 23.7%) -- guaranteed 5HKO
  • +2 252+ Atk Scizor Natural Gift vs. 252 HP / 136 Def Milotic: 396-468 (100.5 - 118.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
  • 252+ Atk Technician Scizor Bullet Punch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Altaria-Mega: 200-236 (68.7 - 81%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ Atk Technician Scizor Bullet Punch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Weavile: 306-360 (108.8 - 128.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
  • 252+ Atk Technician Scizor Bullet Punch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Mienshao: 162-192 (59.7 - 70.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ Atk Scizor Knock Off vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Mismagius: 236-278 (90.4 - 106.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

Defensive Calcs:
  • 4 Atk Skarmory Natural Gift vs. 120 HP / 0 Def Scizor: 196-232 (63 - 74.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO | Also, watch out for Counter Skarmory.
  • +1 252 Atk Altaria-Mega Earthquake vs. 120 HP / 0 Def Scizor: 146-172 (46.9 - 55.3%) -- 71.1% chance to 2HKO

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Sting (Drapion) (M) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Battle Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 84 Atk / 4 Def / 88 SpD / 80 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Pursuit
- Poison Jab
- Knock Off
- Rock Slide

This Drapion set was designed to deal with Mismagius. I've played enough NU lately to know that that thing is a major threat if you don't have the right tools to deal with it. So I wasn't about to take any chances. Not even on a crit. Thank you, Battle Armor. Pursuit would be used to trap and vanquish it to the Shadow Realm. Poison Jab hits Mega Altaria and Lurantis. Knock Off could remove items that I talked about earlier. Very useful move. Rock Slide hits Weavile, Galvantula, and Rapidash for supereffective damage. This big, bad scorpion can take some Special hits with it's Assault Vest and lay it's opponents out with a Scorpion Deathdrop!

Offensive Calcs:
  • Outspeeds Modest Nidoking by 1 point.
  • 84 Atk Drapion Poison Jab vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Altaria-Mega: 158-188 (54.2 - 64.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
  • 84 Atk Drapion Pursuit vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Mismagius: 260-308 (99.6 - 118%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO | Damage it would deal if Mismagius switched out.
  • 84 Atk Drapion Rock Slide vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Galvantula: 164-194 (58.3 - 69%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive Calcs:
  • 252 SpA Mismagius Twinkle Tackle (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 88 SpD Assault Vest Drapion: 114-135 (33.1 - 39.2%) -- 100% chance to 3HKO
  • 252 SpA Life Orb Sheer Force Nidoking Earth Power vs. 252 HP / 88 SpD Assault Vest Drapion: 283-335 (82.2 - 97.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

The Aftermath
Here is the battle link: https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/battl...ague-27879
Week 2: Toronto Maple Leafeons (AbruptFury) vs. Indy Latis (Epiclolz53)
Team that Epic brought: Mega Altaria, Galvantula, Nidoking, Mienshao, Rapidash, Porygon2

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Match Summary and Explanations
  • I did a last minute calc on Darmanitan and Dhelmise before the match. I knew it would come in handy against what I thought he would lead. So I lead Darmanitan against the Galvantula.
  • I decided to U-turn out of there to prevent anything damage on Darmitan early in the match, and possibly break a Focus Sash. I was not prepared for Eject Button Galvantula. In came Mienshao.
  • Mienshao could easily through off a Hi Jump Kick onto my Darmanitan if it had a Choice Scarf, so I decided to get the heck out of there. Going into Dhelmise hoping that his Mienshao would take the recoil from missing, but he goes for Substitute. Unusual, but a little terrifying. Also, confirmed that he wasn't Choice Scarf set, so that brought me some relief.
  • Having Colbur Berry, I was fine with taking the Knock Off and just wanted to break that Sub. So I went for Anchor Shot.
  • Since Galvantula resists Steel, I thought he might want to get off a last ditch Sticky Web. I was correct and Dhelmise's Shadow Claw takes it out. First blood goes to Dhelmise! This also covered the Rapidash play. Flame Body would've sucked, but damage on that thing was important since I didn't prep for it very well. And what do ya know? In comes Rapidash.
  • I didn't know what Rapidash would go for, so I decided to stay in and sac Dhelmise for possible damage with Shadow Claw, but it just finishes Dhelmise off with Flame Charge. Not what I wanted to see though. That speed boost could cause problems against Darmanitan. Since Justin didn't bring the Mismagius, I sent out Drapion in hopes of just getting some damage off on Rapidash, if not taking it out.
  • Rapidash switches out of it's boost and into Mienshao. Mienshao beats down Drapion with 2 Hi Jump Kick as I get some nice damage on it with the combination of Poison Jab and Rock Slide. In the process, Sitrus Berry was revealed on Mienshao. Mienshao was a Z captain, so this was good news to me. I sent out Sylveon to pressure Justin's Mienshao.
  • Justin makes a bit of a misplay in staying in and going for Substitute, forgetting that Hyper Voice was a sound-based move which bypasses Substitutes. Sylveon picks up it's first kill of the match. Rapidash returns to the field.
  • Justin reveals Steelium Z on his Rapidash, but Sylveon takes the hit and goes for Wish. I figured that if anything was coming out of Rapidash, it would have to be that. I was sure it was going to KO, but thought there might be a chance I could tank with my investments.
  • Sylveon gets it's health back and slowly widdles down Rapidash, which is having a hard time damaging it without a boosting item anymore.
  • Eventually, Justin gives up and breaks out the Nidoking. I decided to scout what he might go for. Then, I figured that I might as well leave Sylveon in since Nidoking just pretty much destroyed my team with it's power and coverage anyway. No switch was safe.
  • He throws Rapidash back out and I find this a little confusing. Then it hit me, he must be a Choice Scarf. Which makes sense, since nothing else was. And my reason for running Choice Scarf on Darmanitan in the first place was for outspeeding faster threats.
  • I didn't think High Horsepower would be his first move to come out of Rapidash, so I went hard Darmanitan as he used Iron Tail and it missed. Free switch. We take those.
  • No more messing with this thing. I decided to Earthquake even though Altaria was still around. Darmanitan picks up it's first kill of the season. He goes Porygon2, however, on the switch.
  • Thinking he might go for something like Toxic or Tri Attack on Darmanitan, I switched out into Scizor. It takes a Discharge with no paralysis.
  • Went for Knock Off to remove it's Eviolite for something like Darmanitan in the back.
  • I get really lucky with a crit Bullet Punch and Scizor is able to 1v1 the Porygon2. One kill for Scizor, and it's first of the season. Mega Altaria finally appears.
  • Being so low on health, I decided to go for Bullet Punch. While Justin sets up Cotton Guard. Questionable play, since it meant that Scizor could just 2HKO Mega Altaria for it's second kill of the match. Last alive, Nidoking.
  • I got some decent chip onto Nidoking, but it didn't matter. Scizor went down and Mesprit easily revenge killed with Nidoking with Subzero Slammer. One kill for Mesprit, and one win for the Toronto Maple Leafeons! We are now 1-1 in the season!

In Conclusion

Good game to @EpicLolz53 ! Your team was tough to prep for, honestly. If it weren't for that ring rust, you might very well have beaten me. I think Nidoking and Rapidash definitely could have put in more work. I'm looking to change up my team for our next encounter. I know you would like to do the same. Week 3 is coming up and it is transaction week! I think I will leave my Free Agent picks and Trades in my next report. I'm not even sure if one of them is happening or not. But yeah, I'm definitely looking to work out some kinks in my team. In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed my report and are looking forward to more in the future! In week 3, we will be battling the #1 player in the leaderboard at this time in the season. He is a newcomer to the National Battling Association, but he is already making an impact with a win against both of our first two opponents. I was beaten by one of them, so I can only imagine how tough this guy might be. But I think I can take him on! Anyway, see ya next time!
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