ION Pokémon League: Week of 6/8/2015 Recap

The ION Pokémon League is a Wi-Fi battling competition on Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X, and Y Versions. For details and to join, click here.

Connor defeated Draexzhan

Battle Format: Single
Battle Video: X3ZW-WWWW-WW26-4WFQ

Connor: Ferrothorn, Blastoise, Mamoswine, Garchomp, Talonflame, Breloom
Draexzhan: Zoroark, Beedrill, Breloom, Druddigon, Trevenant, Sylveon

Connor and Draezxhan had a slugfest that saw Connor pull away in the end. Draexzhan got on the board first as Vega (Trevenant) scored a KO on Solomon (Breloom). Dreadnaught (Talonflame) responded for Connor with a pair of KOs, but the 2nd one was costly as the Rocky Helmet of Kornephoros (Druddigon) took Dreadnaught down too. Both trainers exchanged another KO to keep the battle even, but Connor took control from there. Ferrothorn hit the field and scored the final 3 KOs for Connor to wrap up the win.

Zero defeated Alexander

Battle Format: Triple
Battle Video: 72CG-WWWW-WW26-8A4F

Lineups:
Zero: Venusaur, Mamoswine, Gyarados, Hydreigon, Heatran, Jolteon
Alexander: Espeon, Blastoise, Arcanine, Scizor, Florges, Venusaur

Zero put everyone on notice that he’s not messing around anymore. Trishula (Hydreigon) started things off for Zero with a quick KO on Carbuncle (Espeon). Alexander answered with Blastoise and Breeze (Florges) each picking up a KO. Zero swung the pendulum back the other way as Sandy (Jolteon) notched a KO and Trishula earned its 2nd. Breeze picked up its 2nd KO on Trishula, but the good news for Alexander ended there. Sandy grabbed 2 more KOs, giving it 3 for the battle, and Gray (Mamoswine) finished Breeze off to end the battle in victory for Zero.

Lindomar defeated AJ

Battle Format: Single
Battle Video: PYYW-WWWW-WW26-EXNK

Lineups:
Lindomar: Staraptor, Nidoqueen, Hitmontop, Entei, Doublade, Manectric
AJ: Talonflame, Vaporeon, Venusaur, Hydreigon, Donphan, Manectric

Lindomar had another strong showing as he continues toward an inevitable clash with the IPL World Champion. AJ drew first blood in this battle as Talonflame took CarltonDance (Hitmontop) down. Lindomar reversed the tide though as My Mixtape (Entei) and Nidoprincess (Nidoqueen) each scored a KO. Hydreigon was able to take Nidoprincess down to pull AJ even. Starscream (Staraptor) then took over for Lindomar. Starscream picked up 2 KOs, saw Talonflame fall due to Stealth Rock, and then polished off a 3rd KO to cement the win for Lindomar.

Howler defeated Sethyas

Battle Format: Rotation
Battle Video: 42FG-WWWW-WW26-KM75

Lineups:
Howler: Porygon2, Trevenant, Camerupt, Sylveon, Raikou, Gyarados
Sethyas: Ferrothorn, Tyranitar, Cresselia, Milotic, Talonflame, Garchomp

In a preview of this month’s IPL World Championship match, Howler dispatched his soon-to-be challenger. Sethyas went out in front early as Atreyu (Mega Tyranitar) took Sylveon down. Howler then seized complete control of the battle from there. Major Humpin (Mega Camerupt), Hooooo (Raikou), and Gyarados each notched a KO. Major Humpin knocked itself out via confusion, but this was a minor bump in the road. Hooooo scored its 2nd KO of the battle and Darkwing (Porygon2) added the final KO to finish the win off for Howler.

Erkenhelm defeated Michael

Battle Format: Double
Battle Video: 6MSW-WWWW-WW27-WBZS

Lineups:
Erkenhelm: Hawlucha, Espeon, Pidgeot, Dragonite, Arcanine, Serperior
Michael: Swampert, Magnezone, Serperior, Dragonite, Rotom (Wash), Meowstic

Erkenhelm and Michael staged a great back and forth battle. Tevildo (Espeon) started things off for Erkenhelm with a KO on Meowstic. This started an exchange that saw both trainers lose 2 Pokémon. Michael called on Thor (Dragonite) to get him his first lead of the battle with a KO on Huan (Arcanine), but Thorondor (Mega Pidgeot) took down Thoth (Magnezone) to even things up again. Baal (Rotom) caused some havoc in the battle for Michael, taking down its own teammate Thor, as well as Thorondor and nearly getting Hawlucha all with one Discharge. Erkenhelm was able to hold on though and Hawlucha and Glaurung (Dragonite) each scored a KO to grab the victory.

Current Rankings:

IPL World Champion: Howler

Player – Points

Sethyas – 48
Connor – 40
Lindomar – 36
AJ – 34
Alexander – 26
Draexzhan – 24
Erkenhelm – 10
Michael – 6
Zero – 2

This Week:

Draexzhan vs. Michael
Lindomar vs. Zero
Erkenhelm vs. Connor
Alexander vs. AJ
Sethyas vs. Howler

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