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KYM Week #1
Hey everyone! This is your Normal-type leader Alec with the revival of Know Your Mon! This is a weekly post that features a different pokemon every week. Each post will talk about the chosen pokemon’s movesets, team options and more!
I will be starting off KYM with one of my favourite pokemon and a staple to my team: Porygon2!

First let’s look over P2’s stats. While 85/90/95 bulk might not seem too threatening, it’s bolstered by the item Eviolite. Eviolite multiplies a not fully evolved (NFE) pokemon’s defenses by 1.5! With this, Porygon2 becomes a defensive monster, being able to shrug off hits from both the physical AND special sides. The sets featured will be the two you will most likely see in battle.

Porygon2 @ EvioliteAbility: TraceEVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 SpDBold Nature- Ice Beam / Tri Attack- Discharge / Shadow Ball- Toxic / Thunder Wave / Magic Coat- Recover

Let’s start with the cyber duck’s EVs. HP is fully invested to add more overall bulk while 200 is added into Defense alongside Bold nature so it can sponge most physical hits. The rest is put into Sp.Def to keep it from keeling over from special attackers. If your team needs a special wall, reverse the EVs and nature!
This pokemon possesses a wide array of moves. It can use the always great BoltBeam combo or use Normal/Ghost coverage is you’d like to hit Aegislash harder. The third slot is mostly utility: Toxic for stalling, T-Wave to stop fast attackers and Magic Coat to reflect status moves or even entry hazards. The final slot is given to Recover for reliable recovery.

Porygon2 is so bulky that a Mega Pinsir’s Close Combat only does about 47%, while you can trace it’s ability and hit back with an Aerilate boosted Tri Attack for around 66% (possible OHKO if defenses are dropped from CC). P2 can also sponge a max attack Flare Blitz from a Mega Charizard X while not even taking 50%.
Defensively, Porygon2 pairs well with Ghost-types. Specially defensive Jellicent is a fantastic partner to this guy. They cover some of their weaknesses while defending from opposite sides of the spectrum. Porygon2 is also something people call “glue”. This means that it’s meant to help a team, not necessarily the center of one.
Finally, Trace can be extremely helpful. Chandelure bothering you? Trace Flash Fire. Furfrou tanking your physical sweepers? Take it’s Fur Coat for yourself.

Porygon2 @ EvioliteAbility: Download / TraceEVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpDQuiet NatureIVs: 0 Spe- Ice Beam- Thunderbolt- Recover / Tri Attack- Trick Room
Porygon2 is a reliable pokemon to set up Trick Room. The idea of this moveset is to set up Trick Room, either for P2 or another pokemon. The ability is up to personal preference, Download to help it sweep or Trace to take a more defensive role.
Quiet nature and 0 speed IVs make Porygon2 slow at first, but extremely fast under Trick Room. Unlike the previous set that’s “glue”, this pokemon can be the center of the team/core. Reuniclus makes a great teammate that also loves Trick Room and helps cover the Fighting-type weakness. Porygon 2 also covers Reuniclus’ Ghost-type weakness.

Ever since I first saw this duck when I played G/S/C, I’ve fallen in love with it. I highly suggest you try him out and see for yourself!

KYM Week #1

Hey everyone! This is your Normal-type leader Alec with the revival of Know Your Mon! This is a weekly post that features a different pokemon every week. Each post will talk about the chosen pokemon’s movesets, team options and more!

I will be starting off KYM with one of my favourite pokemon and a staple to my team: Porygon2!

First let’s look over P2’s stats. While 85/90/95 bulk might not seem too threatening, it’s bolstered by the item Eviolite. Eviolite multiplies a not fully evolved (NFE) pokemon’s defenses by 1.5! With this, Porygon2 becomes a defensive monster, being able to shrug off hits from both the physical AND special sides. The sets featured will be the two you will most likely see in battle.

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Trace
EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 SpD
Bold Nature
- Ice Beam / Tri Attack
- Discharge / Shadow Ball
- Toxic / Thunder Wave / Magic Coat
- Recover

Let’s start with the cyber duck’s EVs. HP is fully invested to add more overall bulk while 200 is added into Defense alongside Bold nature so it can sponge most physical hits. The rest is put into Sp.Def to keep it from keeling over from special attackers. If your team needs a special wall, reverse the EVs and nature!

This pokemon possesses a wide array of moves. It can use the always great BoltBeam combo or use Normal/Ghost coverage is you’d like to hit Aegislash harder. The third slot is mostly utility: Toxic for stalling, T-Wave to stop fast attackers and Magic Coat to reflect status moves or even entry hazards. The final slot is given to Recover for reliable recovery.

Porygon2 is so bulky that a Mega Pinsir’s Close Combat only does about 47%, while you can trace it’s ability and hit back with an Aerilate boosted Tri Attack for around 66% (possible OHKO if defenses are dropped from CC). P2 can also sponge a max attack Flare Blitz from a Mega Charizard X while not even taking 50%.

Defensively, Porygon2 pairs well with Ghost-types. Specially defensive Jellicent is a fantastic partner to this guy. They cover some of their weaknesses while defending from opposite sides of the spectrum. Porygon2 is also something people call “glue”. This means that it’s meant to help a team, not necessarily the center of one.

Finally, Trace can be extremely helpful. Chandelure bothering you? Trace Flash Fire. Furfrou tanking your physical sweepers? Take it’s Fur Coat for yourself.

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Download / Trace
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Recover / Tri Attack
- Trick Room

Porygon2 is a reliable pokemon to set up Trick Room. The idea of this moveset is to set up Trick Room, either for P2 or another pokemon. The ability is up to personal preference, Download to help it sweep or Trace to take a more defensive role.

Quiet nature and 0 speed IVs make Porygon2 slow at first, but extremely fast under Trick Room. Unlike the previous set that’s “glue”, this pokemon can be the center of the team/core. Reuniclus makes a great teammate that also loves Trick Room and helps cover the Fighting-type weakness. Porygon 2 also covers Reuniclus’ Ghost-type weakness.

Ever since I first saw this duck when I played G/S/C, I’ve fallen in love with it. I highly suggest you try him out and see for yourself!

Gym Leader Dori v Challenger KevHey there, folks! The Prince of Iron here with another battle with the challenger Kev! This is quite the worthwhile battle to see, what with the different plays and a few good predictions on both ends. Around the middle portion of the fight, I bring out my klefki, Ylisse, and she ultimately clears the way to my victory. Better luck next time, Kev!Battle Code: EPTG-WWWW-WWW9-WZYQUntil Next Time!- The Prince of Iron, DoriArtist

Gym Leader Dori v Challenger Kev

Hey there, folks! The Prince of Iron here with another battle with the challenger Kev! This is quite the worthwhile battle to see, what with the different plays and a few good predictions on both ends. Around the middle portion of the fight, I bring out my klefki, Ylisse, and she ultimately clears the way to my victory. Better luck next time, Kev!

Battle Code: EPTG-WWWW-WWW9-WZYQ

Until Next Time!- The Prince of Iron, Dori

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Gym Leader Dori v Challenger Tom
Hey there, folks! Steel Gym Leader, Dori here with my first ever match to commemorate my arrival into OPL! My first fight was against Tom and he brought a scary team with him, but I was gonna make sure to give it everything I got. Ultimately, however, with a few mistakes on my end, Tom ends up taking the advantage and winning the match. It was still a fun battle to have and I’m honored to have him as my first challenger! Congrats on taking the Acero Badge.Battle Code: 5JNG-WWWW-WWW9-2C4KUntil Next Time!- The Prince of Iron, DoriArtist

Gym Leader Dori v Challenger Tom

Hey there, folks! Steel Gym Leader, Dori here with my first ever match to commemorate my arrival into OPL! My first fight was against Tom and he brought a scary team with him, but I was gonna make sure to give it everything I got. Ultimately, however, with a few mistakes on my end, Tom ends up taking the advantage and winning the match. It was still a fun battle to have and I’m honored to have him as my first challenger! Congrats on taking the Acero Badge.

Battle Code: 5JNG-WWWW-WWW9-2C4K

Until Next Time!- The Prince of Iron, Dori


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Gym Leader Lexi v Challenger Kev
Kev came prepared this time and he came ready to get his badge. Kev has been working on challenging the entire league and make his way up to Champion, so it was no surprise that he came back for a rematch. His Greninja turned out to b a huge problem. None of my Pokemon could take a hit from him and that darned frog outspeed most of my rocks. Sticky Web was set up, yet didn’t affect Greninja (as he was the first one out). He managed to take out a grand total of four of my Pokemon.
In the end, Kev earned the Rhea Badge, so congratulations.
Battle Code: GCQW-WWWW-WWW9-3FBQ
Next time,
Lexi, the Queen of Stones
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Gym Leader Lexi v Challenger Kev

Kev came prepared this time and he came ready to get his badge. Kev has been working on challenging the entire league and make his way up to Champion, so it was no surprise that he came back for a rematch. His Greninja turned out to b a huge problem. None of my Pokemon could take a hit from him and that darned frog outspeed most of my rocks. Sticky Web was set up, yet didn’t affect Greninja (as he was the first one out). He managed to take out a grand total of four of my Pokemon.

In the end, Kev earned the Rhea Badge, so congratulations.

Battle Code: GCQW-WWWW-WWW9-3FBQ

Next time,

Lexi, the Queen of Stones

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Gym Leader Lexi v Challenger Nick
It is nice to know that one of my leaders is a good battler. Very good to know. I don’t really like learning this in a gym battle against him, where he desimated my team with some of my greatest enemies. So congratulations Nick for earning the Rhea Badge! 
Battle Code: TUTG-WWWW-WWW9-WPJ2
Farewell, 
Lexi the Mountain Queen
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Gym Leader Lexi v Challenger Nick

It is nice to know that one of my leaders is a good battler. Very good to know. I don’t really like learning this in a gym battle against him, where he desimated my team with some of my greatest enemies. So congratulations Nick for earning the Rhea Badge! 

Battle Code: TUTG-WWWW-WWW9-WPJ2

Farewell, 

Lexi the Mountain Queen

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Gym Leader Lexi v Challenger Nick
Our Challenger Nick (not to be confused with Leader Nick, who is also challenging the league), brought a powerful team. I was faced with my enemies and my team did their best. Notably, I learned that a Mega Tyranitar could kill a Lucario at -2 Attack with Earthquake. So congrats on winning the Rhea Badge.
Battle Code: 56WG-WWWW-WWW9-WPTN
Farewell, 
Lexi the Mountain Queen
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Gym Leader LexiChallenger Nick

Our Challenger Nick (not to be confused with Leader Nick, who is also challenging the league), brought a powerful team. I was faced with my enemies and my team did their best. Notably, I learned that a Mega Tyranitar could kill a Lucario at -2 Attack with Earthquake. So congrats on winning the Rhea Badge.

Battle Code: 56WG-WWWW-WWW9-WPTN

Farewell, 

Lexi the Mountain Queen

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Gym Leader Luke v Challenger Kev
Kev returned for a third rematch, and it was a wild battle. I played rather recklessly at the start, costing me a few Pokemon. My fire Pokemon made quite the effort to pull through, but in the end, Scarfchomp and minimum damage ended up being the death of me. Third time’s the charm, right?
Congratulations to Kev, for being the very first challenger to earn the Pyro Badge!
Battle Code: 9LQW-WWWW-WWW9-WX5J
Winner: Kev
- Luke the Fire Keeper

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Gym Leader Luke v Challenger Kev

Kev returned for a third rematch, and it was a wild battle. I played rather recklessly at the start, costing me a few Pokemon. My fire Pokemon made quite the effort to pull through, but in the end, Scarfchomp and minimum damage ended up being the death of me. Third time’s the charm, right?

Congratulations to Kev, for being the very first challenger to earn the Pyro Badge!

Battle Code: 9LQW-WWWW-WWW9-WX5J

Winner: Kev

- Luke the Fire Keeper

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(If I'm actually on the right blog) You guys, once upon a time, gave out prize Pokemon to winners right? Is this still the case? If so, could you include a list of prizes for each gym on the main blog?
Anonymous

Yes! Our leaders should still be giving out prizes to our winners. We are working on a list of prizes from each gym, but it is still in the works. Best option is to ask what they give after you earn your badge!

Gym Leader Luke v Challenger Kev
Fire Leader Luke back with a battle from a new challenger, Kev! Kev brought quite the intimidating team, packing the Greninja and Azumarill. It was a fast paced, enjoyable battle. In the end, my Gale Wings Talonflame managed to power through with a win.


Battle Code: PXZW-WWWW-WWW9-WW7X
Winner: Luke
- Luke the Fire Keeper

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Gym Leader Luke v Challenger Kev

Fire Leader Luke back with a battle from a new challenger, Kev! Kev brought quite the intimidating team, packing the Greninja and Azumarill. It was a fast paced, enjoyable battle. In the end, my Gale Wings Talonflame managed to power through with a win.

Battle Code: PXZW-WWWW-WWW9-WW7X

Winner: Luke

- Luke the Fire Keeper

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Gym Leader Luke v Challenger Kev
Kev comes back for a rematch, packing the Diggersby instead of Azumarill this round. Again, my Talonflame powered through, and even managed to score a boost. Alas, its poor defenses stopped my sweep in its tracks. Luckily, my Infernape was able to tone down the remaining threats, and clear the path for my Charizard to end the game.
Battle Code: FC7G-WWWW-WWW9-WWGV
Winner: Luke
- Luke the Fire Keeper
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Gym Leader Luke v Challenger Kev

Kev comes back for a rematch, packing the Diggersby instead of Azumarill this round. Again, my Talonflame powered through, and even managed to score a boost. Alas, its poor defenses stopped my sweep in its tracks. Luckily, my Infernape was able to tone down the remaining threats, and clear the path for my Charizard to end the game.

Battle Code: FC7G-WWWW-WWW9-WWGV

Winner: Luke

- Luke the Fire Keeper

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Gym Leader Lexi v Challenger Kev
This was an absolutely exhilarating battle and I hope you feel the same way about it. Kev brought my worst enemies in the form of Lucario and Greninja, yet my fossils and stones took care of them. Towards the end, it was Toxic Stall Blissey versus Toxic Stall Cradily. Somehow, almost impossibly, Cradily won out and Greninja struggled to death leaving Kev without the badge.
Battle Code: TNQW-WWWW-WWW9-QWQK
Next time,
Lexi, the Queen of Stones
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Gym Leader Lexi v Challenger Kev

This was an absolutely exhilarating battle and I hope you feel the same way about it. Kev brought my worst enemies in the form of Lucario and Greninja, yet my fossils and stones took care of them. Towards the end, it was Toxic Stall Blissey versus Toxic Stall Cradily. Somehow, almost impossibly, Cradily won out and Greninja struggled to death leaving Kev without the badge.

Battle Code: TNQW-WWWW-WWW9-QWQK

Next time,

Lexi, the Queen of Stones

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Question- do you guys do all the etchy stuff? Like iv breeding and ev training?
Anonymous

Yes! Majority of our leaders use Pokemon that are IV breed and EV trained!

Leader Alec vs Challenger Kev
After our first battle, I’m not going to lie, I was worrying about this rematch. I knew this battle was going to be close as soon as I saw my most dreaded pokemon: Mega Kangaskhan. Throughout the match we traded blows until only my Staraptor and Diggersby were left. These two however made a fantastic team. Staraptor set up so that Diggersby could fire off Earthquakes without worrying about balloons. This turned the tide of the battle and let me come out on top. I hope to see you again Kev!
Battle Code: WG9W-WWWW-WWW9-XDPT
-Alec the Abnormal
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Leader Alec vs Challenger Kev

After our first battle, I’m not going to lie, I was worrying about this rematch. I knew this battle was going to be close as soon as I saw my most dreaded pokemon: Mega Kangaskhan. Throughout the match we traded blows until only my Staraptor and Diggersby were left. These two however made a fantastic team. Staraptor set up so that Diggersby could fire off Earthquakes without worrying about balloons. This turned the tide of the battle and let me come out on top. I hope to see you again Kev!

Battle Code: WG9W-WWWW-WWW9-XDPT

-Alec the Abnormal

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Leader Alec vs Challenger Kev
A challenge from one of my followers! This was a fun and intense match, with plays made by both sides! Each side had strong hitting threats and defensive behemoths. But after 48 long turns, my Diggersby tipped the scales in my favor. 
Battle Code: 2PPW-WWWW-WWW9-W7RF
-Alec the Abnormal
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Leader Alec vs Challenger Kev

A challenge from one of my followers! This was a fun and intense match, with plays made by both sides! Each side had strong hitting threats and defensive behemoths. But after 48 long turns, my Diggersby tipped the scales in my favor. 

Battle Code: 2PPW-WWWW-WWW9-W7RF

-Alec the Abnormal

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