Part 43: Mt. Battle: 100-Battle Challenge (Battles 91-100)Mt. Battle: 100-Battle Challenge (Battles 91-100)
You are given 5 continues, and can win one additional continue for each battle you complete. Two versions of these battles exist, with differing teams: a Single Battle (1v1), and a Double Battle (2v2). I highly recommend the Single Battle, for the sake of making things go faster.
Between battles, you have the opportunity to switch Pokémon. Battles are conducted by selecting three of the six Pokémon in your party; your opponent does the same for their party.
For these teams, I'm not going to bother to put their level; it scales up to the highest level Pokémon on your team.
A rather Water-weak team, save for Tentacruel. Ground-type attacks do wonders even more so.
Pretty much in order of how big a threat each is. The double-weakness to Grass helps for taking out Swampert, though.
An unprepared team could easily be swept by this team's Raikou. Great Speed and Special Attack make it a formidable foe.
FUN OLD LADY DESOR
The final evolutions of the Johto starters (or initial Snags), your starter Pokémon, and... a Pinsir. Yup.
GLASSES MAN ELDAN
Latias is a strong legendary Psychic/Dragon Pokémon. Forming a duo with Latios, this one is the more wall-ish one, though both are capable of being potent Special sweepers.
I'm really not sure how a coherent strategy is to come of this team, but still... Porygon2's Trace ability will copy the ability possessed by whatever Pokémon you have out. Suicune can sponge up hits, so try to induce status or pound it with Electric or Grass attacks.
A good number of walls on this team.
Dragons, tons of dragons. Everything but Sceptile is weak to Dragon-type attacks. Everything but Kingdra is weak to Ice-type attacks, and of those, all but Sceptile are doubly-weak. Don't let that fool you, though. These dragons are fast, and can hit quite hard.
Remember, Wobbuffet prevents normal switching. The team is diverse, but the weaknesses are manageable.
INFIN: You've become a new legend!
Ooooooh boy. Altaria is the least of your troubles; Ice will do it in. Magneton and Aggron are susceptible to Ground and Fighting, though Crobat and Altaria are immune to the former. Gardevoir may need one more hit than you expect it to take to bring it down. The big beast of this team, however, is Kyogre. The legendary Pokémon associated with Pokémon Sapphire, Kyogre is a leviathan with a powerful movepool. Its STAB Water attacks are boosted further by its Drizzle ability: what Sand Stream did for Sandstorms, Drizzle does for rain. If it comes out, try to concentrate your attacks on it.
So, what reward do you receive for putting in hours upon hours of battling into this mode? Besides a bunch of Poké Coupons, useful for buying items in the Story Mode (and then trading them to your GBA cartridge, presumably), each of the Pokémon in your party are decorated with a ribbon, to show they participated in this 100-battle challenge. You also get one last Pokémon:
HO-OH (OT: MATTLE, ID No. 10048) (Lv. 70, Poké Ball): Recover, Fire Blast, Sunny Day, Swift
There's one more bonus update coming. The last Pokémon Poopsock is going to be in that post, listing the natures and IVs of the Shadow Pokémon yet unlisted, as well as the Pokémon used during the LP and a few other closing details.