What is this? Is this sparta? No, it is madness. This is a land of radishes and jews. And toothpaste. Lots and lots of toothpaste.
Of course, here we will be discussing My Greatness. This is, Lord Vader's Little VcontributionsToTheMetagame
What have I done for the metagame? I invented Elekid. No big deal or anything. Here is how I went about inventing Elekid:
It was July of last year. I remember it as if it were five years ago. I had just been thoroughly beaten by a host of players, including Cooper, tentaintcool, eric, Magmortified, kd, eric, Dixie, Kannon, squirtleboy12 and of course eric. I needed something to kick the phlegm out of Gligar so my Poliwag didn't suffer and Munchlax so Shuppet didn't get the poop kicked out of it, but what? What could possibly get the job done? It needed to be fast, strong, and capable. It needed to be able to cut a swath of terror across the young metagame, a powerful Pokemon to strike down the likes of Murkrow, Gligar, Elekid, Gastly and Misdreavus, a champion herald to my great and powerful endgame Poliwag. I looked through the speed tiers when it hit me: Elekid hits 20 speed.
20 speed. I pulled up the movepool. It was too good to be true. Ice Punch beat Gligar, Cross Chop beat Munchlax, Thunderpunch beat everything else. What would I use for the fourth move? Dixie had touted a SubPuncher@Liechi, but that didn't appeal to me. I looked for Priority. It got Quick Attack. What did that beat, you ask? Everything. It hit Diglett for 52%, it beat Murkrow's Sucker Punch for God's sake! I slapped it on my team, Jolly with LO since it hit that magic 19 HP. Oh, the exhilaration as it easily swept through sb12's ill-prepared team and crushed eric's Murkrow and Munchlax! I had won using a Pokemon that I had created myself.
This worked for a long time. Murkrow was banned, making Quick Attack not nearly as incredible as it once had been, but Elekid remained a major contender. Until, that is, a stupid upstart named HeYsUp broke Misdreavus. With the addition of Shadow Sneak to its standards list, Elekid could no longer easily defeat it. Worse yet, some punkid named ulric the umbreon decided to pack Scarf Gligar and Gastly and run minimal Def on Munchlax. Yeah, so much for Elekid beating those three.
And this concludes Vader's reminiscing.
Comment by eric the espeon, Jun 23 2009, 09:29 PM
I had seen some non QA kids before you used them, but iirc you were the first to try QA.
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