EDIT: I BEAT XAVIER. I only had to sack Magneton and Kadabra, however i was going to replace them with Lucario and D. Raltz anyways. I EV trained my excadrill till it hit 80 speed, something that somehow outsped Herocross. I set up to 4x attack with hone claws on D. Metang and rapid spun his stuff before he would infest me. D. Metang would drop, and Herocross would swap in, I EQ and kill it in 1 tap. Mega Beedril swaps in and i shit my pants, he drill runs and i EQ and kill it, barely surviving. Croagunk swaps in to try and sucker punch me but I swap into Azumaraill. I use play rough and it uses poison jab. I go down after it poison jabs and I heal up Excadrill in case i need it. I swap in my Excadrill, then my D. Charmeleon. I use confuse ray and thankfully it hits it self. Xavier swaps in Gengar and I swap in Magneton, Gengar uses Will-O-Wisp and I use thunder wave, this lets me hit it with flash cannon, first next turn, breaking the focus sash, and confirms Kadabra’s outspeed. Magneton dies to hex and kadabra swaps in. Tentacruel swaps in and i realize i can’t just sack Magneton, so i psybeam and kill it’s focus sash. D. Charmeleon comes in and confuse ray’s Tentacruel and I use my old strat.
I win, and take my 2 dead team members to the box, alongside a Haunter i hoped to mega evolve at one point, and a blitzle that got fucked in the trainer’s school
Hey, haven’t posted here for a while but I need help.
I’m attempting a full nuzlocke of the game, on hard mode with darker story on. Im currently stuck at the Vipik city gym and that damn Gengar Tentacruel and Mega Beedril.
My current plan is starting with Excadrill on the D. Metang. I use Hone Claws 3 times, then rapid spin, then 3 times again, rapid spin. And EQ after he heals. EZ free kill, no damage, that part is fine. Herocross goes in each time, so I stay in, bait the close combat and swap to D. Charmeleon, where I flame charge to gain speed and deal damage. He close combats one more time or swaps into Tentacruel. I confuse ray it and attempt to get a para on it for the HAX.
This is where the issues start. If i don’t get a para on it, it will often Mirror Coat me to death, or sludge bomb me if low. If i do get past it, im usually injured as the Mega Beedril comes in. With my fsater speed, i use confuse ray again and only need 2 hits of confusion, as it hurts itself for big damage. I use shadow ball and try to take it down.
I have done prob 30 attempts at this and it has only gotten to here twice.
After this it swaps into either Herocross or Gengar, usually Gengar. If it is gengar I try and confuse HAX one more time but it usually just goes for Will-O-Wisp into Hex, im considering just shadow balling the Gengar then swapping into Kadabra and using Psywave. Once Gengar is dead Croagunk would swap in to kill Kadabra with sucker punch, so I stay in and use reflect, recover, then disable and then Psybeam it to death as well. herocross comes in and Psywave one taps it (i already checks it does.)
I don’t know what to do with the team I have. Here is the team in case you need it
Earthquake (I cheated a bit and used a rare candy on normal to get EQ early, doesn’t change much as rock slide does more to metang anyways)