As part of Navi’s Ten Days of Pet Battles:
Day 4: What was the most epic pet battle/capture you ever had?
There are a few that stick out but not for the excitement value that others have written about, like capturing a rare spawn. On the beta, the Twilight Fiendling had such an annoying ability, capturing one proved difficult. They weren’t that rare to find but there was a lot of angst keeping them alive for the entire battle.
I can’t tell you how many failed attempts I had on this but it was enough.
Back then, the Fiendlings had an ability to clone itself (splitting it’s health in half) so essentially it would hit you twice each turn and then often die before you could trap it. How fair is that? So I was happy to see when it came to capturing one on live, the ability was gone.
Looking through my beta folder, I was excited to find this little nugget.
Speaking of other abilities which were tweaked, the Flayer Hatchling’s reflection ability worked a little differently too. The ability would reflect ANY ability including burrowing and heals so was really OP at the time. I recall doing a battle in the Vale, fairly close to Aki where I reflected the burrowing ability of the enemy pet. This caused my pet to remain underground for the rest of the match. This also happened on the take-off ability which caused you to fly up high, blocking an attack so in fact, my flayer was in mid-air for the rest of the entire match.
The most recent ‘epic’ battle that comes to mind is the tamer battle I had a while ago. Although that was more determination to keep going in the hopes of winning, rather than forfeiting and trying again with a different lineup.
Ah, the memories.