April 18, 2014

Today’s Team: The Usuals
S/S Robo-Chick (Batter, Overtune, Wind-Up)
H/H Spirit Crab (Snap, Whirlpool, Shell Shield)
H/S Scalded Basilisk Hatchling (Crystal Prison, Feign Death, Thrash)

I’ve been trying to make some new basilisk teams and keep ending up with teams that I’ve used in the past. It’s sort of funny, I’ll make a team, play a few battles then think “wait, this seems familiar” and scroll down to find it in my 5.3 teams. That’s how I ended up playing The Usuals. I like this team because the Robo-Chick covers a big weakness of the crab and basilisk combo: flyers. While not a true counter to flyers, Overtune can out speed most birds then Wind-Up can make the flying racial go away. It doesn’t always work out like that, but it has often enough to make me think of the Robo-Chick as an anti-flyer.

With this many multi-attacks I should worry about Sandstorm and shields. A missed Wind-Up can often lead to a loss. I really wish it was a 100% accuracy move.

The Opposing Team:
S/S Death Adder Hatchling
H/H Emperor Crab
B/B Festival Lantern

The Battle:
041814AThe battle started with the Robo-Chick against the Emperor Crab. The Robo-Chick used Batter until the shield went up then spammed Wind-Up. You might think the mighty Emperor would win this head to head, but the Robo-Chick ended up killing the aquatic. The Death Adder Hatchling was brought in so I swapped to my Spirit Crab. The Blinding Poison came immediately. I decided to keep my crab in and eat the damage from Puncture Wound with all of that 1887 hp. After the blind wore off the snake took a Snap and then swapped out for the lantern. Then there was a lot of swapping with me avoiding the Flash while blinded by the Festival lantern and trying to avoid another Puncture Wound. I ended up bringing the Robo-Chick in as a sacrifice to a Puncture Wound. The Spirit Crab killed the snake with a Snap and the basilisk killed the lantern. These old basilisk teams are fun and can still be useful.

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