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My Lvl 1 Rattata taking down a Lvl 50 Garchomp in just two moves!
Okay, that’s insane.
Okay, I had no idea what was going on since I haven’t been paying attention to Pokemon since Yellow, so what happens is this:
Rattata is holding an item called Focus Sash. It keeps the Pokemon’s HP at 1 if it’s ever hit by an attack that would’ve otherwise reduce its HP from full to zero, and will protect the Pokemon only once.
Endeavor is a move that neutralizes the HP of each Pokemon. In this case, when Rattata’s HP is reduced to 1, this attack made Garchomp’s HP 1 as well.
And then there’s Quick Attack, a specialized speed moved that will always go first unless the other Pokemon uses a speed move.
F.E.A.R. is a last-resort strategy used in competitive battling, normally usable only once per battle. A “F.E.A.R. Pokémon” is a Pokémon compatible with a certain moveset capable of defeating a full-HP opponent at virtually any level (most notably level 100) while it itself is only at level 1 or 2, the reason for this strategy’s bragging rights.
F.E.A.R. generally stands for:
Focus Sash Endeavor (Quick) Attack Rattata (Rattata are not the only Pokémon that can use F.E.A.R; multiple Pokémon can fit this role.)
The original term, coined by strategists as humor, was “F***ing Evil Annoying Rodent”.
The strategy (and original profanity-laden term) was originally conceived on GameFAQs’ Pokémon Diamond message board in early 2007.
"At the heart of the city there is a building that looks down over all there is. And the man in the tower controls it all without raising a single fist. It’s like they gathered up the city, they sold it to the devil, and now, It’s gone to hell and they wonder how.”
I was originally going to do this set with a focus on Azula’s side of this fight, but when I was watching the scene over I realized there was a visual difference in Aang’s fighting (at least to me - been a while since I’ve seen these episodes.) He’s focused, more aggressive than usual. He goes for Azula and keeps going at her, not even the Dai Li agents can stop him and his team. Azula is the only one who can tell him where the Fire Lord is, and that information is the only thing that is stopping him from fixing his mistake in Ba Sing Se. Aang is determined to get that information, and he’s going to try to get it with everything he has.