The Battle Diaries – Getting it right


December say rise to the fourth Cup of season 2 from the lovely people at Silph. And finally, we come across a cheap cup! Dirt cheap! With Go Battle League on the horizon (now live) many trainers would be looking to conserve resources in anticipation of this long awaited feature and Silph decided to help us out! The Fusion Cup revolved around dual-type pokemon (of any two given types) and only those with a second charged move unlock cost of 50k or below. Azumarill, Medicham, Wormadam and Dewgong were specifically excluded: the first three are very expensive to power up, not exactly keeping inline with the “cheap” theme of the cup, and Dewgong is still too exclusive since it is only relevant with the rare double legacy moveset.

I definitely appreciated the chance to save some dust with this cup as I was absurdly low and I was lucky enough to have all the Pokemon I needed already powered up and ready to do battle. Among all my tournaments I managed to keep my team exactly the same except for one where I had unfortunately gone with Poliwrath instead of Aloan Marowak. It was the first team I submitted and was still looking at that final spot, it didn’t hurt too much in that tournament but it definitely made life more difficult.

With the exception of 1 tournament that I had a lot of close loses in, I finally had a good grasp on a team and managed to play it extremely well, picking up a lot of decent wins and coming close to winning a few tournaments. I also finally got a solid performance logged in for a weighted cup which helped my ranking a lot. Still couldnt quite get that win but I was playing a lot better overall and felt good about my performances (except that 1 tournament…)

Fusion stats:

6 Tournaments, no first place finishes, 1 hard 2nd place finish

Best tournament: 4W 1L (Fusion Oak Youngster 6)

Weighted Cup: 4W 2L

29 games: 17 wins, 12 losses, 58% Win Ratio

Marcus Powell has been living and working in South Korea since 2010. Aside from writing for small publications, he is also a popular Club DJ, Gamer, Community manager, esports fan and anime enthusiast.

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