Guess what?! I have some pretty exciting news! Guess who just surpassed the 50th, and now 60th and counting, battle in the Pokemon Omega Ruby Battle Resort’s Super Triple Battle? Yours truly! Surprised? So am I. Before this, I had never really gotten too far past the 19-20th battles before being obliterated by some perfectly crafted team.
Side note: I just noticed that awesome statue that has been erected in my honor for successfully completing the 50th battle! There’s actually also a little bit of side action that occurs at the end of the 50th battle, but I’ll just let that be a surprise. Word to the wise, when you do make it to that glorious 50th, you’ll be facing nothing but super fast legendaries…yeah…it sucks!
Those of you who have had the pleasure of facing trainers in the Battle Resort know just how difficult it can be. I’m honestly convinced that 80% of the Pokemon you face there are on some serious steroids! My main problem here has nearly always been Venusaur. Venusaur is tricky because it’s incredibly bulky and there’s really no way to “one-shot” it. Venusaur loves to ingrain, followed by synthesis if you managed to take out a chunk of its life, then leech seeds for everyone! If you stick around long enough, it might even poison you just for kicks!
Now, for anyone who’s curious, here are the current members of my winning team:
Ability: Protean (of course!)
Item: Life Orb
Moves: Ice Beam, Scald, Extrasensory, and U-Turn
Item: Big Root
Moves: Toxic, Venoshock, Hex, and Giga Drain
Item: Wide Lens
Moves: Will-o-Wisp, Pain Split, Thunder, Hydro Pump
Item: Focus Sash (comes in handy when facing ice types)
Moves: Earthquake, Brick Break, Stone Edge, U-Turn
Moves: Foul Play, Toxic, Wish, Heal Bell
Ability: Trace/Pixellate (pixellate is arguably the best ability in game!)
Moves: Psychic, Psyshock, Shadowball, Hypervoice
I do plan to change up a few moves; specifically with Gengar and Umbreon. For the most part, this setup is working pretty well for me. How far will I actually get? Who knows! Stay tuned to find out!