SAPPHIRE SQUAD (SS)
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Hello everyone! I want to share with you my biggest accomplishment ever in the tower at lv 50. A win streak of 162. This time using an emulator.
First of all I always admired team Azure of kommo-o and wanted to try it out one day. I also love the colour blu
, and guess what are my favourite pokémon? Yeah, 3 blue boys, latios, suicune and metagross. Sad story short, with my gba SP and emerald cartridge, with which I made my previous tower streak, I dont have access to a competitive suicune. The one I have I gotit from fire red years ago and it sucks. So the other day I decided to try emerald on emulator, never used before, not even for smartphone. I was using my pc for univesity and I said, yeah, I deserve it. And oh boy, I discovered an all new world of cheat codes and shenanigans. Mind you, I wanted to try the battle tower fair and square, not with max stats or impossible moves or saving before losing kind of cheats. Not like that. I wouldnt have write down here my streak otherwise. I just wanted a taste of my ideal and favourite team that I couldnt get on cartridge. So I used just the codes for getting perfect ivs and the 3 pokémon I wanted, skipping the RNG process and the cross breedings and the genetic engineering. The 3 blue pokémon that I cited earlier. Than I ev trained them myself looking at team azure as a basic inspiration and some other smogon insights. It was a fast process, not gonna lie. I would have never tried it in any other way. I got them at lv 40, teached them the right moves, that they can normally learn and then I warped to the frontier skipping all of the main story. I did it all this week end in a couple of days. Fast forward mode with the emulator is out of this world. So in a couple of hours I was ready to try the battle tower with my azure team lite version. I tried using Steelix but I just couldnt see his real potential. I would love to have liked it, but the sparks between us never flew I guess. So speaking of my azure team cheap version, cause they are all blue, get it? (I dont get why kommo-o called its team azure with his shiny pokemon of all different colors beside blu?azure?!are you daltonic man?). Anyway, my light blue team
, the Sapphire Squad
(no pun intended) is composed of a distant cousin of the Enkidu latios of azure team, with different evs spreads and ice beam instead of dragon claw (how do you kill the grass fucker without Ice?!?). It has a different spreads in def and sp def also. Huge thing the nature. I previously ran a modest nature latios with a 200 sp atk but with timid I can outspeed more threats. (Looking at you gengar, starmie and aerodactyl). Than I forged a bulkier suicune without speedy investment, cause I am not smart enough to understand the correlation between speed and putting up substitute. Last but not least a metagross, cause for me its better than steelix. Its far greater. I know its not sturdy and immune to electro but it has a stunning atk and a larger pool of moves. Its hp and atk invested obviously. With a choice band cause its his bread and butter basically. Just 4 evs to get 91 speed and outspeed a couple of other metagross earthquakes. Maybe its a boring team cause latios and metagross are everywhere and over used by now. Well guess what? it s cause they are awesome. Thats why. Its that simple. You know whats even cooler than latios and metagross? Latios and metagross fighting side by side with a suicune. Thats the peak. Top of the chart. Pinnacle of the pyramid. There is no doubts. Any other options its a downgrade.
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Evs 252 Sp atk / 220 speed / 28 hp / 10 def
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Evs 252 hp / 252 def / 6 speed
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Evs 252 atk / 252 hp / 6 speed
So I started my run using my dream team and I dont know if its the perfect ivs, or the sinergy, or the mesmerizing blue color
or I am just in the zone, but I am breezing through the through. I dont have a goal in mind thats the thing. I am just enjoyng myself. The record streak is a secondary thought. Without losing once I beat Annabel two times. I am also using the emulator speed frame so I am litteraly flying. Latios does most of the work, when I see a bulky curse treat I explode with metagross and for threatening beast, suicune is a game changer. I have never used substitute, but seeing this forum and all of your amazing teams I guessed it was a great strategy to use. And indeed it was. Suicune is a wall, an impenetrable tank. He is just amazing. Its tough to break it. Just electric and grass attack are dangerous but with a couple of calm mind behind a substitute he laugh to the face of everyone, while their attacks cant even scratch the top of his substitute. Trying this run just for him it was worthy. Pp stalling the enemy with the fast forward emulator speed is a piece of cake. Just spamming calm mind and when they hit struggle its done.
The strategy its basically this: Latios kill everything he can. If they let me, I will set up calm mind and they will be sorry
. If the enemy can kill my latios I send out metagross, with shadow ball he clear me from psychic and ghost pokemon, with earthquake from the electro one and meteor mash pulverize the icy bastards. If its a DT spammer or just a huge threat that I cant put down in a couple of turns, than that water monster of Suicune rises from the abyss to help me. When he sets up 6 CM its a rainy god raining tsunami down its enemies. He can sweep everything and everyone, sending them to kingdom come. If the enemy has water absorb like lapras or vaporeon I await for his death by struggle from behind my substitute. If he has leftovers I change back to someone else.
I have beaten Annabel 4 times easily with just latios and calm mind. Setting up 4 CM against Raikou, than Ice beamed her latios and 2 shotted snorlax with psychic (how many time do you want to get your ass kicked dear lady?!) I destroyed my records team of 111, done in an entire summer of pain and suffering, the team was the latios bodyguards. It had a slaking as a pivot and it was an ultra offensive one.
But compared to that the cohesion of this team its just poetic. Suicune tanks the latios and metagross threats, metagross the physical ones and the explosions. Also the blue frame
of their figure gives me the chills. They complete each other. Overall I had some problems with curse and DD users, like a fucking quagsire who I pp stalled just to discover that at maximum atk and def, while struggling he didnt die cause of his leftovers. Also my suicunes surf would just give him health, cause of water absorb ability. In the end I dont know how but I killed it with explosion. DD salamence and gyarados are real fucker. The first one with brightpowder, if I miss ice beam on the first turn with latios I am screwed. Gyarados is the one who put an end at my streak. My loss went like this: after killing typloshion with latios and a boosted 4 CM, I saw a crobat and I went for the psychic easy kill. I miss, cause of brightpowder and he crit me with sludgebomb. Metagross come in to smack his meteor mash but he get confused and he also miss 2 times. When he has just a couple of hp left he killed it but its too late now. Gyarados come in and it has DD. Suicune try to CM and use substitute but after a couple of boost gyarados wreaks havoc. Surfing against him its tough and he rest when he is in the lower hp half. My streak is done but I am proud. Other than that I had problems with umbreon and jolteon 4, maybe some perish song or lovely kiss jynx, but I always survived in the end. Also gardevoir is a bitch. I have to use shadowball with metagross to kill her, but she is faster and sometimes pack fire moves. Also she has destiny bond. What a pain. I also risked my streak 2 times in a row against a porygon 2. What a joke! The fourth set, boltbeam with spec. atk boost. I send out metagross cause latios die in 2 with Ice beam and cant kill him, and suicune hate electricity. Metagross miss meteor mash 3 times. Wow. Just wow. Then he die of thunderbolt. I have to use suicune and his huge bulk to save the situation with the standard calm mind and substitute. But it was a close one. The next battle, trainer number 156 I think, another porygon 2 set 4 came out. The AI saw that I risked my life back there so they want to test me again. Same pattern but this time with metagross I use earthquake cause it has more precision. With the speed frame I couldnt understand why he missed again 3 times, the test its too speedy. Again? It was impossible. Come on. So I decrease the speed frame and I read that porygon 2 has taken the ability levitate from latios. What an idiot I am! Of course it missed, it was immune. Metagross die and Suicune have to save the situation again. God bless you Suicune.
Now a quick citation of an infamous threat of the tower, the 1OK O move. Horn drill, fissure, you name it. I was always scared of them and without a sturdy ability you are kind of naked against it. Just relay on sheer luck I guess. Than I discovered that substitute is amazing even for this. Seeing suicune tanking 3 sheer colds in a row behind a substitute its an amazing view that I recomend to anyone. It happened just once that they quick clawed me after destroying my substitute with a previous 1OK O move but I was able to win with metagross and an earthquake. (Fuck you rhydon). To conclude this dissertation about why I decided to try a run with blu
pokemons, than here it is my blue team, the Sapphire Squad SS
- They love the color blu
if it wasnt clear and so do I
I hope to be put in the leaderboard but I am a little scared cause I dont fully know your rules and policy about emulator and cheat code. I dont think you find this ethical? Maybe the perfects ivs stats its not fair game? I thought of that but the entire tower has pokemon with perfect ivs so it should be ok. Why not everyone in here does it? Cause your better than me I think. The way I trained my pokemon could have been done without code so its just a reason of time and tools. If the way I got them is the cheat than ok, it means that the process of obtaining them its the real deal not the run per se. But I couldnt find any other way to use this team to be honest. Suicune was just out of reach. This was the only one. But I can understand that people who breed a perfect pokemon and train them or pass them over from colosseum or other games are the OG and they deserve the honor and praise. Strictly considering the frontier though I think I earned it cause you can have perfect IVs pokemon but than you have to use them right. I made a huge run in just a couple of days, but it was a serious and difficult one, fair and square with tower hax move and lucks and the usual things. I sweat and I cried and I laughed and I lived every floor of it. Loving it. Cursing it. But you know if you can put me in the leader board or not. In the end I just wanted to share my experience with you to be honest, cause I did it all out of love and curiosity for this team. I started the run for fun, getting so far wasnt on my agenda. It was a surprise yes, but a welcomed one.
Anyway, after this run I will retire for a while, I used my team of latios bodyguards on cartridge with slaking metagross and latios reaching 111 tower lv and it was a fun run. Than I tried a cheap version of adede iridescence team but without the right stats and moves I couldnt get far. Also without an emulator it was boring as hell. I was thinking of using a registeel team this summer but I lost interest after more consideration. All the while I was thinking about the azure team, my mind painted blu, it became a recurrent mantra, an obsessive thought, a distant colorful mirage. In the end the real obsession was for suicune I think, so I had to try it out. To taste it first hand. With my blue team
I reached the pinnacle of my pokemon trainer career. It was done with cheat code and emulator? Yeah so what? The 162 run was mine alone though. I just speed up the process of getting the pokémons. Nonetheless it was worth it, and I enjoyed it all the way to the end. Now I dont know if I will use other teams in the future cause this one will always be the real one and I dont know if I can replace it.
Just too good to be blue.
Let me know if I am eligible for the board so I can put it on my CV. Peace out and cheers everyone. And remember that blue is the warmest color.