Battle Video: Epic RU Match

Hey, folks. It's Travis. What I have for you today is a downright epic RU match I had on Pokemon Showdown. I don't personally know the opponent, but he said it would be alright if I recorded the replay. I just had to after how close of a match this was.

Also, since I recorded the replay instead of the battle as it was happening, my commentary had to be super quick. So give me a break if I say something incorrectly. (Also, make sure to message me on Twitter (@TheTravisW) if you're interested in my RU tournament!)

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Rare Announcement: Travis' RU Spectacular!

There's been a specific tier of competitive play that has taken my free time by storm. That tier is the Rarely Used (RU) tier. Inside RU are a bunch of the Pokémon that I enjoy but aren't quite "good" enough to be played in normal competitive outlets. 

Because of this, I decided that I wanted to host an RU tournament. And you're all invited! Here's how you get in on it:

1. Send me (@thetravisw) a message on twitter saying that you are interested. I'll reply to confirm your spot. Registration ends July 27th. Don't have a twitter account? Get into the 21st century and make one.

2. Make an RU (single battle) team on Pokemon Showdown ( I know some of you aren't big fans of battle simulators, but there are a few reasons why I'm doing it this way. First, it's easier to record your matches so that I can post the final matches on the site. Second, I want this tournament to happen soon, and I don't want to have people not participate because they don't have time to make a team on the cartridge. To figure out what Pokemon are allowed in RU, see as well as It's not my fault if you hate Smogon.

3. Check on the 28th, as I'll have made a bracket for you all to check to see who your opponent is. You'll receive more instructions as to what to do when you win/lose and rules for battling.

4. Have fun!

Time for all of you to start bucking up on your RU strategy! Tangrowth FTW!