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[BW2] Money Problems - NU Challenge

Discussion in 'Gen 5 NU' started by Big Bad Booty Daddy, Aug 16, 2013.

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  1. Big Bad Booty Daddy

    Big Bad Booty Daddy Big Poppa Pump

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    Hey guys! It's time for a new NU Challenge. Due to a lot of people mentioning how NU is fairly stale and there's not a lot of viable Pokemon (lol) that are around to deal with common cores, I figured I'm going to MAKE you run some of them.

    Everybody will have 50 COINS, and every Pokemon will have a certain cost, you will try to create a team of 6 Pokemon (Must be 6) and not going over the mark of 50 Coins

    20 Coins:
    Sawk 24.0726 15777
    Mesprit 17.1348 11230
    Skuntank 15.5754 10208
    Misdreavus 14.5119 9511
    Houndoom 14.3777 9423
    Musharna 12.7588 8362
    Klinklang 12.3178 8073
    Seismitoad 12.3087 8067
    Samurott 12.0966 7928
    Piloswine 11.4329 7493
    Zangoose 10.139 6645
    Rotom-S 10.0596 6593
    Gurdurr 9.96046 6528
    Alomomola 9.83381 6445
    Armaldo 9.60647 6296
    Primeape 9.04345 5927
    Eelektross 8.98242 5887
    Haunter 8.8161 5778
    Gardevoir 8.73218 5723
    Torkoal 7.94182 5205
    Kacaw[/HIDE]

    13 Coins:
    Gorebyss 7.50391 4918
    Vileplume 7.49323 4911
    Tangela 7.27504 4768
    Ludicolo 7.20333 4721
    Exeggutor 6.67845 4377
    Sawsbuck 6.6342 4348
    Wartortle 6.5869 4317
    Charizard 6.51366 4269
    Drapion 6.39923 4194
    Kangaskhan 6.16883 4043
    Swellow 5.99947 3932
    Lickilicky 5.64853 3702
    Golem 5.48832 3597
    Drifblim 5.41661 3550
    Weezing 5.41356 3548
    Emboar 5.28234 3462
    Roselia 5.19994 3408
    Gastrodon 5.14349 3371
    Kadabra 5.09009 3336
    Tauros 4.98938 3270[/HIDE]

    10 Coins:
    Garbodor 4.94361 3240
    Mandibuzz 4.86579 3189
    Regirock 4.44925 2916
    Pinsir 4.38211 2872
    Regice 4.29514 2815
    Stunfisk 4.13188 2708
    Rhydon 4.07848 2673
    Torterra 4.00066 2622
    Lapras 3.98845 2614
    Mantine 3.98235 2610
    Electrode 3.87097 2537
    Cacturne 3.67261 2407
    Archeops 3.64362 2388
    Floatzel 3.56276 2335
    Zebstrika 3.5063 2298
    Ampharos 3.44527 2258
    Bouffalant 3.31863 2175
    Camerupt 3.06534 2009
    Probopass 3.05771 2004
    Electabuzz 3.04551 1996[/HIDE]

    5 Coins:
    Golbat 3.0272 1984
    Natu 2.98447 1956
    Marowak 2.94633 1931
    Electivire 2.83342 1857
    Altaria 2.68542 1760
    Hariyama 2.53284 1660
    Rotom-F 2.42603 1590
    Ninjask 2.29481 1504
    Carracosta 2.28413 1497
    Serperior 2.20937 1448
    Volbeat 2.18495 1432
    Whimsicott 2.13155 1397
    Articuno 2.10561 1380
    Metang 2.06441 1353
    Crawdaunt 2.01711 1322
    Glaceon 2.00796 1316
    Persian 1.96219 1286
    Throh 1.92862 1264
    Ditto 1.90726 1250
    Munchlax 1.87064 1226[/HIDE]

    3 Coins: (Everything else, this will be a long C/P)
    Pikachu 1.84317 1208
    Shedinja 1.82334 1195
    Rampardos 1.82334 1195
    Cradily 1.81418 1189
    Combusken 1.81113 1187
    Arbok 1.73789 1139
    Simipour 1.73637 1138
    Swoobat 1.72569 1131
    Flareon 1.72416 1130
    Fraxure 1.72416 1130
    Dragonair 1.69975 1114
    Beheeyem 1.67381 1097
    Ursaring 1.66771 1093
    Victreebel 1.66313 1090
    Muk 1.65702 1086
    Duosion 1.64634 1079
    Liepard 1.63566 1072
    Linoone 1.63261 1070
    Butterfree 1.60362 1051
    Hypno 1.58684 1040
    Raichu 1.58379 1038
    Dodrio 1.5609 1023
    Gigalith 1.55327 1018
    Dwebble 1.54564 1013
    Bastiodon 1.54259 1011
    Audino 1.47088 964
    Rapidash 1.44951 950
    Tentacool 1.36865 897
    Quagsire 1.34576 882
    Luxray 1.33508 875
    Jumpluff 1.31982 865
    Slaking 1.30914 858
    Simisear 1.23132 807
    Zweilous 1.22675 804
    Regigigas 1.2237 802
    Leafeon 1.20539 790
    Relicanth 1.16266 762
    Golduck 1.14893 753
    Magmar 1.0818 709
    Pineco 1.07264 703
    Murkrow 1.05433 691
    Lairon 1.05433 691
    Swanna 1.05281 690
    Gabite 1.02534 672
    Shelgon 1.00856 661
    Frillish 1.00703 660
    Banette 0.973464 638
    Riolu 0.95668 627
    Shiftry 0.933793 612
    Kingler 0.932267 611
    Mawile 0.926164 607
    Machoke 0.906328 594
    Meganium 0.883441 579
    Masquerain 0.871235 571
    Missingno 0.869709 570
    Mightyena 0.854451 560
    Kecleon 0.820883 538
    Basculin 0.787315 516
    Vigoroth 0.779686 511
    Scraggy 0.776635 509
    Mr. Mime 0.772057 506
    Clamperl 0.74917 491
    Monferno 0.73849 484
    Vanilluxe 0.733912 481
    Togetic 0.724757 475
    Whiscash 0.721706 473
    Grumpig 0.703396 461
    Emolga 0.669828 439
    Porygon 0.645416 423
    Sneasel 0.639312 419
    Octillery 0.6149 403[/HIDE]


    PO Account: Must be a blank-alt that has never been used before.
    Pokemon you plan on using: Just throw some names out there, I understand if you can't say the names off the top of your head but please edit your post once you find out, maybe it'll encourage or give ideas to other users.

    To beat this challenge, you must pass 1300 ladder ranking. Please provide us with a screenshot of your achievement. Also provide us with 3 or 4 Logs of your battles so we can see your team put in work! Feel free to continue laddering if you break 1300 because I'm sure people will be trying to pass you.

    The three people who beat this challenge and have the highest ladder mark will be deemed as the winners of this challenge. The person w/ the best ladder score will get a Colored User Title AND a Badge. While the runners up will get only a Colored User title.

    This challenge will end September 14th, and may be pushed back if I feel like it.
     
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  2. meeps

    meeps Well-Known Member

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    pokemon you plan on using: i'll think

    Finch approves of alt
     
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  3. pokemonnerd

    pokemonnerd Only uso listens to pnerd. Devo too. Article Contributor Article Contributor

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    po account: do you even overlord? Something with "overlord" since that probably doesn't fit.
    Pokemon you plan on using: something with torterra, hariyama and golbat.
     
  4. Finchinator

    Finchinator IT’S FINK DUMBASS

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  5. topah

    topah Active Member

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    Pokemon: who even does this its just team reveal
     
  6. Michael

    Michael Lance Dragon Master

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    Butt groper
    Idk
     
  7. Afro Smash

    Afro Smash Mfw I'm living the Australian dream

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    Inb4 everyone runs a shedinja team.
     
  8. palkia62

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    (19:02:43) ±Porygon: You are not ranked in Wifi NU yet!

    Team: Offensive
     
  9. Master12345

    Master12345 Member

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  10. Annoying Orange

    Annoying Orange sweet creature Server Moderator Social Media Rep Server Moderator Social Media Rep

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  11. spencrox

    spencrox Professional Bidoof Trainer

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  12. Sakuya Izayoi

    Sakuya Izayoi love to hate

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  13. Withoutatrace

    Withoutatrace im a filthy weeb

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  14. The Dude

    The Dude The Mannis

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  15. Ortheore

    Ortheore One beautiful monster

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  16. big ed

    big ed bulk is tacky

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  17. Master12345

    Master12345 Member

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    First impressions:

    Different strategies teambuilding wise in that you can assemble an entire team of average NUers (four 10-pointers and two 5-pointers) or try to use one or two 13/20 pointers with an ensemble of 3-pointers. I personally am finding the latter strategy more effective because there are an excess of possible sweepers in the tier, but the main defensive cores have all pretty much been discovered. So using Misdreavus or Musharna, etc. as a bulky pivot helps tie a team of lesser used Pokemon together nicely. This also means that IMO it is a waste to use a glass cannon 20-pointer (looking at you, Houndoom) since many other less expensive Pokemon can fulfill similar offensive capabilities. I feel like I'm rambling so I'll just summarize: I think it's effective to have a solid defensive core of the team first using more-common Pokemon, and then round out offensive power with other options. I am sure other approaches would work just fine though - I think this format has definitely gotten all of us thinking about how to bring out the best of some of these undervalued Pokemon!

    On another note, Shedinja teams truly are really common now! :o

    EDIT: Muk update, I didn't realize how good of a Gurdurr counter he was.
     
  18. Dr. Doom

    Dr. Doom Long time hater of stall

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    Alt: CrystalFalchion
    Team style: Offensive. Don't know what Pokémon yet, but wouldn't reveal here if I did.
     
  19. -Leon-

    -Leon- bae <3

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    idk
     
  20. MadoLeine

    MadoLeine New Member

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    I'll get involved in this. I do love the NU tier <3

    Alt: QueenOfLuvdiscs
    Team Style: Semi-stall

    EDIT: I've finally decided on Garbodor, Mandibuzz and Frillish. I keep changing the other 3, trying to find a good fit is coming to be really tough.

    The coin total is so far 23
     
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  21. Katy Perry

    Katy Perry <b><font color=#70DBDB>Let It Go</font></b>

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    Team: Probably offensive, but a maybe semi-stall. Needs more Torterra though.
     
  22. Aurist

    Aurist I do not jump for joy. I frolic in doubt.

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    i forgot to say in

    Alt: Young Thug
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  23. Windblown

    Windblown sable knight

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  24. Babybot

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  25. Acid

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  26. ZoroDark

    ZoroDark i know everything

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  27. Tayce T

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    alt: kabutops
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  28. The Hades

    The Hades My Wall

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    Golbat Regice pinsir gastrodon marowak gigaloth
    Total amount 46 coins

    Edit: I made Leafeon my wish passer instead of using gastrodon
     
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  29. Trakyan

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    I might do this...
    My team already fits the criteria but i wont be using it if i do
    Anyways, alt will be Trakkkia
    Ohh, and team style will be... i dont know, i dont classify my teams like that, all their objectives just fall under 'win'
     
  30. MewtwoHidden

    MewtwoHidden My Hax Makes Me Famous

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    Pokemon you plan on using: Shelgon/Roselia/Alomoloma core, I wont tell anything else until I get a notable peak :)
     
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  31. Katy Perry

    Katy Perry <b><font color=#70DBDB>Let It Go</font></b>

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    Too much time on my hands, etc. Will post logs if my team continues to do somewhat well.
     
  32. Navz

    Navz $

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  33. Incon

    Incon I feel incapable of seeing the end.

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  34. Raducan

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  35. Master12345

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    Finally made it using bulky offense! :D

    Money Problems Challenge.jpg

    I have a clarifiying question for BasedVictory: Is the "highest ladder mark" the highest ranking on the ladder at the time of the end of the challenge (September 14th), OR is "highest ladder mark" the highest peak of the team at any point (with a screenshot provided)? I ask because of decay - getting to 1300 this quickly might be a waste if we slip in the next month anyways. Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: Trying to make this image clearer.

    [​IMG]

    As for recent trends in the tier, I'm noticing Weezing and Tangela rise in prominence. Both are definitely good replacements for Misdreavus/Musharna as far as physical tanking is concerned. Both Weezing and Tangela stop almost all physical attackers cold. Furthermore, Weezing prevents set up with Clear Smog/Haze, and Tangela seeds. Both of these Pokémon are major threats to prepare for.
     
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  36. meeps

    meeps Well-Known Member

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    might go higher idk i'll post team then if i do

    use shiftry btw it's really cool

    afaik the winner for ladder challs is the one who achieved the highest rank during the challenge

    edit

    this is as far as i got

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    team

    Probopass (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Sturdy
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
    Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
    - Stealth Rock
    - Magic Coat
    - Volt Switch
    - Earth Power

    Emboar (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Blaze
    EVs: 128 HP / 252 Atk / 128 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Flare Blitz
    - Superpower
    - Wild Charge
    - Sleep Talk

    Electivire (M) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Motor Drive
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Volt Switch
    - Wild Charge
    - Earthquake
    - Cross Chop

    Mantine (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Water Absorb
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 SAtk / 8 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Substitute
    - Air Slash
    - Surf
    - Toxic

    Golbat (F) @ Eviolite
    Trait: Inner Focus
    EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 Spd
    Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
    - Brave Bird
    - Super Fang
    - Roost
    - Taunt

    Shiftry (F) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Chlorophyll
    EVs: 56 HP / 252 SAtk / 200 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Nasty Plot
    - Giga Drain
    - Dark Pulse
    - Focus Blast

    explantion: probopass is a nice lead, always getting rocks up with magic coat to cockblock taunt. emboar is good people should use it more. evire may seem like shit revenge killer but it's not that bad. mantine is cool set i use gives it nice offensive presence while still checking ludicolo and other water-types and cockblocking alomomola hard. golbat checks sawk and stuff like that. shiftry is cool
     
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  37. MrLumber

    MrLumber Member

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    Pokemon I plan to use: Lots of Banette, must underrated mon in the tier :P
     
  38. MetalGross

    MetalGross gems…

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    you can only run one 20 poke sucks
     
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  39. AceNinja

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    Alt: tomato is a fruit
    Pokemon: Idk...gonna go with offensive...or I might try stall.
     
  40. puregenius

    puregenius :<

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    1200 atm, getting there...
     
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