One of the best shinies ever. #FACT
so in the latest elite 4 run (run #5) we were facing Lance, and down to his last Dragonite. Bird Jesus went down, leaving us with only ATV (All Terrain Venomoth), at level 36. Things looked bleak. And then… we beat it.
In Gen 1, the AI programmed for opponent trainers has a main objective of using supereffective moves. These were determined not by the move’s base strength, but by the type matchup. Lance’s Dragonite has 4 moves: Slam, Hyper Beam, Barrier, and Agility. ATV is a Poison type- meaning it’s supereffective type matchup was Psychic. Barrier and Agility are Psychic moves, while Hyper Beam and Slam are normal moves.
Basically we tricked the AI into thinking it was super-effective attacking us, when really it was slowly poisoning itself to death.
And that’s how we beat a fucking level 61 Dragonite with a level 36 Venomoth, good day.