Skarmory. That's what battle #38, the very first of the day, greets me with. Well, time to settle for three Hone Claws again. Fortunately it was stupid, spamming Brave Bird all over the place, so no phazing shenanigans. Battle #40 pitted me against a Tentacruel that Protected the first Entrainment, but not the second, choosing to kill Durant with Surf instead. Close call! Next!
And I almost lost it right there at battle #41, with the same scenario being repeated against a Medicham. If it had Pure Power, I pretty much lost right then and there, but it didn't, so I survived a HJK and nailed the second Entrainment.
Although battle #43 didn't prove to be dangerous, I just wanted to highlight it because Durant survived a Fire Punch from an Electivire with 5 HP. So I guess Smogon's running joke really was that accurate. Then battle #44 provided the first legendary sighting, a Regirock. It somewhat liked to use Curse, but it didn't do so enough to avoid being OHKOed. Zapdos and Latios immediately followed, and died quickly.
So did this session, because things needed to be done elsewhere. Only six battles left!
Edit: Nah, I couldn't put the 3DS down for long so close to the goal! Fortunately, the rest of the path to Nita was fairly easy, despite the masses of legendaries. On that note, seems like Veterans always have three, and the rest never have any. I don't know the exact point at which you can start running into Veterans, but my first one was the aforementioned #44.
Anyway, Nita. I was a nervous wreck by that point. One more battle, one more opportunity for everything to go horribly wrong. Even though I was frantically mashing the button through the dialogue, it felt like an eternity. Finally the battle began.
Battle Châtelaine Nita sent out Tornadus!
Fuck. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK. All that was left was to choose Entrainment and pray. And after the longest, most painful fraction of a second in my gaming life...
Durant used Entrainment!
OH MY GOD IT HAD PRANKSTER. I came so close to losing this on the final battle, but Tornadus decided to be stupid and used Hurricane, just like in that video demonstrating this very fight with this very strategy. From that point on it was just a matter of not making any misclicks, which I hadn't made thus far. I didn't make any here either, and eventually Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus all fell in rapid succession. I had done it. I obtained 50 BP, my gold trainer card, and even a statue in the front hall of the Battle Maison. Whew.
So, that was my journey through the Battle Maison and the whole process that led me to it. It wasn't recorded videos or anything, but I hope you've enjoyed this commentary all the same!