Activity Rental Team Challenge

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  1. scattered mind Competitive VG Forums Mod
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    Rent Team Challenge

    Welcome to the Rent Team Challenge - The game where you must use the team selected by the post above you. This will work in a YPPY fashion (You- Player- another Player- You again).​

    Rules:

    You must use the team the player above you selected
    You then need to build that team (no restriction of format but national dex on Showdown allows all Pokemon to be used) and battle with that team on Showdown.
    Share the link of your battle and underneath that link : Six different fully evolved Pokemon names. (no uber legendaries like Dialga or Rayquaza)


    I'll start with the team that was suggested in my profile post:

    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1117887548

    Had no idea what I was doing at the beginning but somehow I got the win. I seriously think my opponent let me won at the end but I'm not too sure lol. I had to use National dex because Zebstrika is illigal in SwSh. That means I had to face both Mega evolution and Z moves, but I had ton of luck. It was a lot of fun regardless of the outcome!




    And the team for the next player:

    Pidgeot
    Scizor
    Miltank
    Gengar
    Poliwrath
    Steelix

    Good luck!
     
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  2. Blakers Holder of the Holy Diamond!
    Blakers

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    My actual first battle was against someone who didn’t really know the ropes of competitive Pokémon so I did another battle and got this. https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen4ou-1117903923
    I got lucky with a couple crits throughout the battle, but playing around that Gengar was not fun. Thankfully my opponent threw away the Dragonite or else that would’ve been really bad for me down the line. I felt like my opponent was playing like their Gengar was choiced, so throughout the game I looked for a chance to bring Scizor in fresh to Pursuit trap it. Because Gen 4 Scizor :p

    Having the theme be HGSS Gym Leader Pokémon was fun, but I’m not cruel enough to give someone the Hoenn Gym Leader aces. So the team for the next player will be (courtesy of Random Pokémon Generator):

    Crabominable
    Archeops
    Serperior
    Kingler
    Gumshoos
    Donphan

    Good luck!
     
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  3. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1118015989

    Done it!I actually fought a noob,so the battle was really easy.
    Crabominable and Kingler did most of the battle XD.

    The next player will use these mons I found on the Random Generator:
    -Garchomp
    -Kabutops
    -Mantine
    -Farfetch'd(lol have fun)
    -Shiftry
    -Jirachi


    GLHF!
     
  4. King Arceus Aspiring Trainer
    King Arceus

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    It took a couple battles but I made the team successfully win a national dex battle. I would like to point out that I did not use mega evolution or any z crystals. One battle I literally only lost because I only got a 35% damage using Energy Ball when the previous Energy Ball I did 39% and because FireLizard was so kind as to give me 4 Pokemon weak to electric types, I got swept by Zeraora.

    Here is the Team I ended up using:
    Garchomp @ Yache Berry
    Ability: Rough Skin
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Earthquake
    - Dragon Claw
    - Poison Jab
    - Swords Dance

    Yache Berry Garchomp was incredible in the past with Swords Dance so it seemed like a good set to use. Even though my team is half types that are immune to Sand Storm, giving up a move slot for that was just too much. That is also why I chose not to go mega.

    Kabutops @ Assault Vest
    Ability: Swift Swim
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Knock Off
    - Waterfall
    - Brick Break
    - Stone Edge

    I had debated back and forth on using Weak Armor instead of Swift Swim, but thought Swift Swim would be more effective because it was something I could control. I chose to go all out offense with Kabutops because it doesn't have a lot of defenses. I went for Assault Vest because that way I have a chance of surviving thunderbolts.

    Mantine @ Leftovers
    Ability: Water Absorb
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpA
    Mild Nature
    - Aqua Ring
    - Gunk Shot
    - Scald
    - Ice Beam

    Mantine is hard to work with. It didn't seem to have Roost available as an option nor Barrier / Acid Armor to improve its lower defense stat. I accidentally picked mild nature and would use bold next time. Aqua Ring compliments leftovers recovery and also gives me a chance to stall some weaker moves.

    Farfetch'd @ Leek
    Ability: Defiant
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
    Adamant Nature
    - Leaf Blade
    - Knock Off
    - Close Combat
    - Defog

    Farfetch'd I heavily considered using Eviolite and then going 252 in both defenses and then running a Roost / Dance set. Then I remembered that it has almost no speed. With 2 Pokemon weak to Stealth Rock and the chance the foe could use Toxic Spikes, running Defog was a must.

    Shiftry @ Leftovers
    Ability: Chlorophyll
    EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpA / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Leech Seed
    - Substitute
    - Energy Ball
    - Dark Pulse

    I opted to go for a SubSeed set on Shiftry to try and force switches. This also can give a chance to set up a substitute off a predicted switch.

    Jirachi @ Leftovers
    Ability: Serene Grace
    EVs: 224 HP / 252 SpA / 32 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Psychic
    - Stealth Rock
    - Rain Dance
    - Thunder

    I needed a Stealth Rock user so Jirachi ended up becoming that. I opted for Rain Dance because of having two Water-types on my team. This also gave me access to Thunder which has a 30% chance of causing paralysis instead of just 10% like Thunderbolt. It also effectively eliminates the fire weakness of Jirachi. Since I am running a setup / lead type of set, running a lot of HP was important instead of a ton of speed.


    Replay: https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1118087900

    The next player will need to use these Pokemon:
    Latios
    Swampert
    Salazzle
    Sylveon
    Galvantula
    Meganium

    This should be really fun and let you try out a bunch of cool stuff.
     
  5. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

    Member

    Hehe,I'm sorry for that.
    But I tought that Pokèmon weak to Electric were 3.
     
  6. Blakers Holder of the Holy Diamond!
    Blakers

    Member

    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1118140185
    So everybody decided to bring their tryhard Gen 7 OU teams this morning which made getting a battle worth saving way tougher than it should’ve been. Meganium and Sylveon on the same team was weird, and in retrospect I probably should’ve had Meganium be the screen setter, but Curse Meganium just seemed fun, especially with all the Toxapex running around. But Curse was kind of counterproductive at times in conjunction with Sticky Web, so all in all it was a very poorly built team on my part, and it shows in this battle as Meganium’s Curse works against it, Swampert lacks Ice coverage, and Latios alongside Sticky Web does most of the work.

    The next team is:
    Jynx
    Lunatone
    Leavanny
    Swalot
    Ribombee
    Alolan Marowak
     
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  7. King Arceus Aspiring Trainer
    King Arceus

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    That was a good battle you had Blakers. I was expecting Meganium to be the screen setter. This is a good exercise to use Pokemon you aren't used to using. I was hoping to see Sticky Web put to good use with the Pokemon I gave you. Some of your Pokemon had the option to go more bulky because of that.
     
  8. Turtwig Retired retired Mod. Jovimohnaeliackvid.
    Turtwig

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    @Blakers I felt like it was necessary to play Jynx because of Pokepoetry, so here you guys go:
    Jynx (F) @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Dry Skin
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Ice Beam
    - Psychic
    - Focus Blast
    - Trick

    Lunatone @ Life Orb
    Ability: Levitate
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Rock Polish
    - Power Gem
    - Earth Power
    - Psyshock

    Leavanny @ Focus Sash
    Ability: Chlorophyll
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Sunny Day
    - Leaf Blade
    - Knock Off
    - Sticky Web

    Swalot @ Black Sludge
    Ability: Sticky Hold
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
    Careful Nature
    - Pain Split
    - Gunk Shot
    - Toxic
    - Protect

    Ribombee @ Heavy-Duty Boots
    Ability: Shield Dust
    EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Quiver Dance
    - Bug Buzz
    - Moonblast
    - Roost

    Marowak-Alola @ Thick Club
    Ability: Rock Head
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
    Adamant Nature
    - Flare Blitz
    - Shadow Bone
    - Knock Off
    - Swords Dance

    Basically, Jynx was my Scarfer, Lunatone a random setup sweeper, Ribombee as Ribombee, lead Leavanny, bulky Swalot, and Marowak did whatever it could.

    Super close game, came to hax:
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1118818157

    A close game against Mega Sableye
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1118815274


    Lunatone sweep for funsies.
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1118827221

    Alright, let's see a team of:
    Walrein
    Exploud
    Palossand
    Thievul
    Perrserker
    Toxicroak
     
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  9. Celever Wheeeee~
    Celever

    Member

    This is a cool idea for a thread! Thanks for the team @Turtwig

    I decided to play a few battles with the team until I had a game which I thought was satisfying at the end.
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1120587323 - Turn 1 forfeit from opponent - W
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1120587973 - Thievul sweep, but opponent ragequit at the end - W
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1120589619 - Scizor-Mega sweep - L
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1120591747 - Fairly close stally game but Clefable bodied me - L
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1120594336 - Close, good game that I won and was satisfying - W

    And here's the importable
    Walrein @ Leftovers
    Ability: Thick Fat
    EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpA / 252 SpD
    Calm Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Toxic
    - Rest
    - Sleep Talk
    - Ice Beam

    Exploud @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Scrappy
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Boomburst
    - Overheat
    - Surf
    - Blizzard

    Palossand @ Leftovers
    Ability: Water Compaction
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpA
    Bold Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Stealth Rock
    - Earth Power
    - Shore Up
    - Toxic

    Thievul @ Throat Spray
    Ability: Unburden
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Snarl
    - Nasty Plot
    - Dark Pulse
    - Psychic

    Perrserker @ Choice Band
    Ability: Tough Claws
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Def
    Brave Nature
    IVs: 0 Spe
    - Gyro Ball
    - Close Combat
    - U-turn
    - Play Rough

    Toxicroak @ Life Orb
    Ability: Dry Skin
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Swords Dance
    - Substitute
    - Drain Punch
    - Sucker Punch

    And for the next poster (even though this thread died RIP) let's take it back to Pokémon Colosseum and some of the coolest Shadow Pokémon Wes has on offer:
    Gligar
    Stantler
    Murkrow
    Sneasel
    Aipom
    Sunflora

    Feel free to play in Gen III to avoid power creep :p
     
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  10. Blakers Holder of the Holy Diamond!
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    This was a brutal team to try to use; there were plenty of cool things to do with the Pokémon on it but so many of them are just really bad. Gligar and Sneasel were by far the most competent members of the team. Gligar was a standard Eviolite set, Sneasel was a Swords Dance set, Stantler set screens, Sunflora was a Chlorphyll build, Aipom was a Choice Band set, and Murkrow was a Perish Trap set because that was the most fun thing I could do with it. It was really hard to make a lot of my gimmicks work due to the low stats across the board, but I was still able to get some replays that for the most part showed off the team.
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1120626411
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1120659182
    And https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1120641367 per @Celever’s request :p

    The next team is:
    Torkoal
    Slaking
    Altaria
    Solrock
    Lunatone
    Milotic

    Good luck!
     
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  11. King Arceus Aspiring Trainer
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    I plan on giving Blakers team a try after work tomorrow. It is almost 10pm now and I have to be at work at 5:30am otherwise I would do it now. I plan on trying to go for a sun type of team because I think it would be interesting.
     
  12. FourteenAlmonds NTernetttt ERXploerer
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    Looks like fun :)

    I ended up just messing around, really. I didn't put too much thought into it at all but I did have fun with this. Somehow I ended up winning more than I lost, which I consider an achievement (Three of the four games I played. I didn't think I needed more than that).
    https://play.pokemonshowdown.com/battle-gen8nationaldex-1120823112 - Turbo Torkoal
    https://play.pokemonshowdown.com/battle-gen8nationaldex-1120824044 - Truant OP, pls nerf
    https://play.pokemonshowdown.com/battle-gen8nationaldex-1120826173 - "Solrovk a beast gaddamn"

    Torkoal @ Focus Sash
    Ability: Drought
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Shell Smash
    - Flamethrower
    - Ancient Power
    - Solar Beam

    Slaking @ Choice Band
    Ability: Truant
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Giga Impact
    - Sucker Punch
    - Ice Punch
    - Play Rough

    Altaria-Mega @ Altarianite
    Ability: Pixilate
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Dragon Dance
    - Play Rough
    - Earthquake
    - Outrage

    Solrock @ Aguav Berry
    Ability: Levitate
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Ancient Power
    - Calm Mind
    - Rock Polish
    - Psyshock

    Lunatone @ Light Clay
    Ability: Levitate
    EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
    Calm Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Reflect
    - Light Screen
    - Stealth Rock
    - Toxic

    Milotic @ Leftovers
    Ability: Marvel Scale
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
    Adamant Nature
    - Waterfall
    - Rest
    - Coil
    - Sleep Talk

    Torkoal and Solrock are both setup sweepers, Lunatone is dual screens, Milotic is a knockoff Crocune, although not as good. It was a decently fun team for the ten minutes I played it, I can definitely see myself coming back to this thread :)

    Next team, based on Johto bc it's my favourite region:
    - Wobbuffet
    - Mantine
    - Noctowl
    - Tyranitar
    - Qwilfish
    - Sneasel

    Somehow when I was rolling these, using PS's !randpoke command just to get six different mons, I managed to hit three Mantine, two Pupitar and a Tyranitar. It's not truely random, surely?
     
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  13. scattered mind Competitive VG Forums Mod
    scattered mind

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    That actually went much better than I expected!

    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1122019113

    Wobbuffet @ Leftovers
    Ability: Telepathy
    EVs: 248 HP / 152 Def / 108 SpD
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Counter
    - Destiny Bond
    - Mirror Coat
    - Safeguard

    Mantine @ Leftovers
    Ability: Water Absorb
    EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpA / 252 SpD
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Defog
    - Roost
    - Scald
    - Toxic

    Noctowl @ Choice Specs
    Ability: Insomnia
    EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Hurricane
    - Heat Wave
    - Moonblast
    - Shadow Ball

    Tyranitar @ Tyranitarite
    Ability: Sand Stream
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Crunch
    - Dragon Dance
    - Stone Edge
    - Earthquake

    Qwilfish @ Focus Sash
    Ability: Intimidate
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Toxic Spikes
    - Destiny Bond
    - Liquidation
    - Spikes

    Sneasel @ Choice Band
    Ability: Inner Focus
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Ice Shard
    - Knock Off
    - Icicle Crash
    - Poison Jab

    Next team shall be:

    Dragonite
    Bisharp
    Claydol
    Empoleon
    Machamp
    Lanturn
     
  14. NinjaPenguin Always standing out from the crowd.
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    Ooh, this was a fun challenge to try! I played my games on Gen 7 OU because I figured that was a fair format for this team, but the competition was-uh-really bad. Anyways, here's what happened:
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1122106043 This one was pretty slow, but I was able to overpower them with my attackers by the end.
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1122113687 Opponent quit pretty early, but I was outplaying them at the time I suppose.
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1122114927 Again I simply defeated my opponent with strong attacks.
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1122117597 I shouldn't have won this one, but the opponent switched out their Clefable for no reason and I was able to get a pretty smooth win after that.
    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1122120940 Only got a couple turns before they forfeited, but I had already taken a nice advantage over them.

    I ended up undefeated with a record of 5-0, but I think my main conclusion with this is less that my team was good and more that other players on Gen 7 OU are predictable and make mistakes. However, this team was pretty fun in that it had three good aggressive physical attackers than could obliterate the opposition (Dragonite's Flyinium Z was p amazing) but balanced it out with the other three having useful utility roles, with Lanturn as a special attacker/pivot, Claydol for hazards, and Empoleon for stall.
    Here's my team (admittedly mostly copied from recommended sets I could find online):
    Dragonite @ Flyinium Z
    Ability: Multiscale
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Dragon Dance
    - Extreme Speed
    - Earthquake
    - Fly

    Bisharp @ Life Orb
    Ability: Defiant
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Swords Dance
    - Knock Off
    - Iron Head
    - Sucker Punch

    Claydol @ Colbur Berry
    Ability: Levitate
    EVs: 104 HP / 136 Def / 136 SpA / 132 SpD
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Stealth Rock
    - Rapid Spin
    - Earth Power
    - Psychic

    Empoleon @ Leftovers
    Ability: Defiant
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
    Impish Nature
    - Scald
    - Defog
    - Toxic
    - Knock Off

    Machamp @ Flame Orb
    Ability: Guts
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
    Adamant Nature
    - Close Combat
    - Knock Off
    - Facade
    - Bullet Punch

    Lanturn @ Assault Vest
    Ability: Volt Absorb
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Volt Switch
    - Scald
    - Ice Beam
    - Hidden Power [Fire]

    For the next team, I've got:
    Bruxish
    Alcremie
    Haxorus
    Seviper
    Meowstic
    Breloom

    Good luck! :D
     
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