last night some japanese dude i wonder traded with randomly requested a trade w/ me at like... 2 AM. after exchanging actual perfect mons (ready for shiny froakie so hype), he challenged me to a battle. his team was a lot of gimmicky/not heavily OU stuff (contrary malamar, the thunder lizard w/ dry skin, clawitzer), i had gliscor/rotom/sableye. i had a sableye lead vs. clawitzer.
after running burn into switch to rotom, he switched in thunder lizard which I predicted a switch into w/ will-o-wisp. here's where the wheels fell off the train:
i forgot the thing had dry skin, so i gave it HP by using hydro pump
embarrassed, i volt switched into gliscor who, thinking he was going to switch out to something not weak to EQ, i used toxic, not realizing thunder lizard learned Surf. i switched back to rotom after losing 3/4 of my HP.
rotom used shadow ball, not realizing that the fucking lizard is half normal, so
another wasted attack.
eventually, my rotom is death fodder, clawitzer and lizard are dead from burn damage (not before clawitzer puts me into red damage w/ aqua jet before dying), and his last mon is malamar.
I had no idea malamar was psychic/dark, aka quad-weak to bug, aka uturn from gliscor into sableye is basically GG on the obvious superpower.
instead of winning the game with "obvious superpower, obvious uturn into sableye" i use toxic, he superpowers, gets the attack/def buff, and then night slashes sableye on the uturn, then survives the second uturn from gliscor after killing sableye with night slash.
and even with all of those horrible obvious mistakes that anyone who just knew what moves, types, and abilties pokemon had -- not even looking at %s or speed tiers or anything -- i only just barely lost due to not using uturn as my penultimate attack.
needless to say, some japanese guy probably had a laugh at some weeb with the name kijin playing like a complete idiot but who
inexplicably has a bunch of extra perfect pokemon he's willing to trade.