Hello everyone

This is an official rant about Pokemon Showdown. I played on this battling simulator for quite some time now and I began to be frustrated by how unlucky I could get sometimes, costing me many victories. I thought to myself maybe you exagerate, maybe it’s just in your head, so I continued to play, but then again, a streak of bad luck. So I decided to compile every moment I got lucky and not so much. Here’s what I did.

I battled 20 times in ORAS Single Random Battle.

I counted every time I couldn’t move due to flinching (except for Fake Out) or by being paralyzed. I flinched 16 times (!!!) and couldn’t move 11 times.

I counted every time I landed a hit with a move of 85 and less Accuracy (except the likes of Hurricane/No Guard). Well, I landed a grand total of 10 times on 19 trys… I also did the same with the opponent. They landed 18 hits on 22 occasions (!!!).

I’m not done. I counted every Critical hit I landed, excluding Storm Throw, and also the opponent. Result: 7 for me, 23 for the opponent…

Want me to continue? Here we go! I also counted every time a stat got reduced by a move that has 30% or less chance of added effects, for me and the opponent. I got reduced 9 times, and the opponent, 7 times.

And, for the finale… I counted every time I got a status condition after a move that has 30% or less chance of added effects, for me and for the opponent. I got burned 7 times, paralyzed 6 times, poisoned 10 times and frozen 7 matches in a row by Ice Beam (!!!). I succeeded to burn the target 3 times, paralyze 4 times, poison 2 times, but never froze them.

So, with all that, here’s my conclusion: I will die struck by lightning while being eaten by a shark on a friday the 13th… I almost smashed my keybord against the wall.