Back when the Celestial Tournament was new, for some reason I worked out a strategy that involved only 2 pets. I’ve re-tested and updated to make sure the strategy holds true here below.
Synopsis: Keeping Socks in the back row until the end of the fight helps keep his Unholy Ascension useless. As long as your Banana Barrage doesn’t miss constantly, you should easily defeat dwarf ninja wannabe.
Goal: To defeat the tamer with 2 pets so that Elekk Plushie can be carried through the fight.
Sully “The Pickle” McLeary’s Team
You’ll start with the Monkey and use Rake and then Clobber. Use Banana Barrage and Socks will swap out for Monte. Use Rake to mitigate the Burrow Hit and then PASS YOUR NEXT TURN. Monte will be back up and use Banana Barrage again. At this point Monte should be dead and Socks will come back in. Rake and Clobber him to make him swap out again. Use Banana Barrage on the turn he swaps out. Use Rake on Rikki and then Banana Barrage. At this point you should be almost dead, so swap out to the Imperial Eagle Chick because you don’t want Rikki to heal up with Bloodfang.
Use Slicing Wind and Adrenaline Rush to finish off Rikki. This should also make you faster than Socks so use Lift-Off to dodge the first hit from him. Use Adrenaline Rush again to remain faster than him. Slicing Wind until you’re dead. Bring back in your Monkey and use Clobber and Banana Barrage. Rake if you need it, but Socks should be finished by now. You should be able to get Socks into his free Undead round, and bringing in your Plushie to soak the last hit will net you the win.