The Attractive Pikachu - Pokemon
Anyhoo, this is an online Single/Free Battle matched up via the Battle Spot. 95% of everyone I've fought had some obnoxious combination of A) legendaries, B) Mega Evolvers and C) Aegislash, and I began to lament how you never see Pikachu in online battles. So I made a Pikachu to use in online battles. Imagine my surprise when I met Jaxon+, whose team was not only devoid of legendaries or Aegislash, but who actually brought a Raichu along for the ride! As a show of goodwill, I didn't use my pseudo-legendaries, since I only keep those around to counter the legendaries that other people tend to use...
It was a fun experiment, thinking up what kind of Pikachu would best suit my playstyle online. I went for something out of the ordinary. Since Pikachu has below-average stats in general, I decided to focus on tricks rather than raw power. I figured a combination of paralysis, confusion and infatuation oughtta lock down the enemy in most situations, so I went to making just the right Pikachu for the job. See, all of the starter Pokémon have a 7:1 male:female gender ratio, as does Eevee, meaning statistically, I'm more likely to encounter male opponents. Ergo, a female Pikachu that knows Attract.
Then there's the other thing. Pikachu is known for its Electric-type attacks. So if you want to protect yourself from Pikachu, you should pick a type that resists Electric, right? The four types that protect against Electric are as follows: Ground, Grass, Dragon and Electric itself. The first three of those happen to be specifically weak to Ice, and Electric doesn't resist Ice. So I bred not only a female Pikachu, but one that had an Ice-type Hidden Power. Seeing as how it's a Pikachu, I gave it a Light Ball, which doubles Pikachu's offensive power (and only Pikachu's). As Hidden Power has a base power of 60, this effectively makes it 120, the same strength as Blizzard, on top of Pikachu's already-above-average Special Attack.
The final hurdle was speed. If Pikachu gets splattered to bits before it gets to do anything, then that's not all that effective a strategy. So with a little help from Super Training, I cranked up Pikachu's speed as far as it would go. And in the event I needed to be a little faster yet (Pikachu isn't anywhere close to the fastest Pokémon), I trained up a Crobat to help out (which is nearly the fastest Pokémon). This battle in particular was actually a field test of the Crobat build, and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.