Powerful Low-Accuracy Moves VS Weaker High-Accuracy Moves

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    Default Powerful Low-Accuracy Moves VS Weaker High-Accuracy Moves

    Which do you prefer: moves like Thunder, superpowered but inaccurate? Or moves like Thunderbolt, quite a bit weaker but 100% accuracy? Debate it here!
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    Default Re: Powerful low-acc moves VS weaker high-acc moves

    I like high power low accuracy moves. Because I like to take chances with those types of moves, especially the ones like Sheer Cold

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    Default Re: Powerful low-acc moves VS weaker high-acc moves

    They aren't that much weaker and are more often than not more than enough to do the job. So I usually go with them.

    Now, with pokemon like Denchura who can increase the accuracy of such moves, it's a different story, but for now, I'm going with "weaker"

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    Default Re: Powerful low-acc moves VS weaker high-acc moves

    I personally like high powered moves, more notably Fire Blast and moves in weather like Thunder, Blizzard, Gale etc.

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    Default Re: Powerful low-acc moves VS weaker high-acc moves

    I prefer high powered moves. They can turn a potential 2HKO into a OHKO
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    Default Re: Powerful low-acc moves VS weaker high-acc moves

    Honestly, I go for the ones in between, but I guess I look for power more than accuracy.

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    Default Re: Powerful low-acc moves VS weaker high-acc moves

    I usually go for accuracy, but there are extenuating circumstances, such as Rain taking the risk away from using Thunder.
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    Default Re: Powerful low-acc moves VS weaker high-acc moves

    I will never use attacks like Thunder unless a weather condition or ability is in play that will improve the accuracy of such an attack, so I prefer weaker high-accuracy attacks. Like Ryuu said, it's not like they're that much weaker anyway.
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    Default Re: Powerful low-acc moves VS weaker high-acc moves

    Lower-powered, Higher-accuracy.

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    Default Re: Powerful low-acc moves VS weaker high-acc moves

    Weaker high-accuracy moves for me, since then you're more likely to get the hit in. Provided there are no weather conditions going on.

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    Powerful low-acc moves for me...The luck factor makes it more fun

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    Default Re: Powerful low-acc moves VS weaker high-acc moves

    I prefer the high acc moves like thunderbolt, aura sphere (best), etc.
    because in WIFI Battles, usually when you missed a move in your turn, you're gonna get screwed.
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    Default Re: Powerful low-acc moves VS weaker high-acc moves

    Whether or not one move misses is win or lose in a Pokémon battle; I'd much rather have the greater accuracy.
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    Default Re: Powerful low-acc moves VS weaker high-acc moves

    I prefer Thunderbolt to Thunder, Ice Beam to Blizzard, etc; mainly for their animations, but also for their accuracy.

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    Default Re: Powerful low-acc moves VS weaker high-acc moves

    Lower Powered, higher accuracy.
    Why?
    Say I was battling a friend.
    My Piplup has 4 physical moves that have good accuracy, but low power.
    So say my Piplup is low on health, but has high enough speed to take out my friends last Pokémon.
    With a Water Float (It raises Water Type moves' power), Torrent (Piplup's ability; raises attack (And special?) when health is low), and the STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus), Piplup's weaker, higher accuracy moves have more power; enough to take out (Almost) anything in one hit.

    The problem with lower accuracy moves is...

    Well, say I'm battling the champion of the elite four.
    My Piplup has 10 HP left.
    I can easily out speed the champions' last Pokémon, but the problem is, I only have high power, low accuracy moves.
    If the attack misses, and you have low health, you'd obviously lose the battle if you were on your last Pokémon, unless your opponent's attack misses, but they used Lock On, meaning they will ALWAYS hit.

    So yep, Weaker, lower accuracy moves are my vote.

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