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Possible new strat for Tate & Liza

Exarion Feb 14th, 2015 (edited) 249 Never
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  1. This seems to work with Mudkips that have 12 Sp. Atk at Lv. 5 (so +Sp. Atk nature, 20-31 IV) when Mystic Water is equipped. Xatu and Lunatone are favorable ranges on the low end of IVs for 12 Sp. Atk at Lv. 5.
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  3. Similar to the standard Torrent strat, you want Swampert and Castform as your lead Pokemon.
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  5. Turn 1: X Speed, Powder Snow
  6. (Castform dies to Xatu's Psychic)
  7. (Send out your Rock Smash slave)
  8. (Rock Smash slave dies to Claydol's Earthquake; Swampert takes ~30% damage)
  9. (Send out Abra)
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  11. Turn 2: X Special, Teleport
  12. (Abra dies to Xatu's Psychic)
  13. (Send out your Fly slave)
  14. (Fly slave evades Claydol's Earthquake; Swampert takes ~30% damage)
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  16. Turn 3: Surf, Focus Energy/Growl
  17. (Claydol takes ~70% damage, so you avoid heal range; Xatu takes ~45% damage)
  18. (Fly slave dies to Xatu's Psychic)
  19. (Swampert takes ~8% damage from Claydol's Ancientpower or ~30% damage from Claydol's Psychic)
  20. (Swampert is now in Torrent)
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  22. Turn 4: Surf
  23. (Claydol and Xatu die)
  24.  
  25. Turn 5: Surf
  26. (Solrock and Lunatone die)
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  28. If Claydol's Ancientpower puts you outside of Torrent, you'll likely still win, but it will take a bit more time. Otherwise, this fight carries the standard risks for T&L (dead to crit EQ, Ancientpower boost, Xatu targeting Swampert, Xatu using a move other than Psychic).
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