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    Quote Originally Posted by coolking503 View Post
    goldenpoke: he said dugtrio because it traps pikachu. Anything with priority or with above base 90 speed (i think) can kill it. Its just that you can swith out. If you plan to send boosts to it, why not send them to jolteon or magnezone, or raichu, manectric, etc.
    Because Pikachu can be a better mixed sweeper >:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolking503 View Post
    goldenpoke: he said dugtrio because it traps pikachu. Anything with priority or with above base 90 speed (i think) can kill it. Its just that you can swith out. If you plan to send boosts to it, why not send them to jolteon or magnezone, or raichu, manectric, etc.
    because pikachu sweeps tasts oh so tasty :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolking503 View Post
    goldenpoke: he said dugtrio because it traps pikachu. Anything with priority or with above base 90 speed (i think) can kill it. Its just that you can swith out. If you plan to send boosts to it, why not send them to jolteon or magnezone, or raichu, manectric, etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenpoke12 View Post
    true, but Pikachu is the mascot of Pokemon,
    imagine someones reaction if the little mouse recks hell on someones team
    Lol.
    It's be funny, sure, but the fact remains that unless you get crazy hax, it's not gonna happen. There isn't much Pikachu can do that Jolteon can't (make that nothing Pikachu can do that Jolteon can't.

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    actually, pikachu can go mixed and beat blissey with focus punch. I actually do that on my Middle Cup team
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolking503 View Post
    actually, pikachu can go mixed and beat blissey with focus punch. I actually do that on my Middle Cup team
    Good point, but Blissey's not going to be the only thing they have, will it? You'd need to wait till much later in the game once you've scouted all Pokemon. Jolteon stands a much better chance of sweeping.
    Plus, since Pika lacks instant recovery, and Blissey has crazy HP and Special Defense, they can just keep attacking with FLamethrower and whittle away at Pikachu's health. You can't Focus Punch because of the Flamethrower, and your THunderbolts will do next to nothing damage. And if you even try Volt Tackle you'll be hurting yourself more than Blissey.
    Actually, one tactic that might work is using Volt Tackle, then Focus Punch. Of course, if you Focus Punch and they don't use Softboiled, you give away you're whole tactic and they'll se Flamthrower and Softboiled mixed, and it'll be a predict war.

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    How come almost everyone who has a Lucario make them purely physical? I rarely ever see a Lucario with any special attacks. And while I'm at it, why is it so ridiculous to think a Lucario could run a mixed set? Sure, the EV spread may not allow to max Speed on the moveset. But is that really a good reason not to attempt making a mixed Lucario? It's got Agility after all. Anyone wanna fill me in here?

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    Can someone explain to me what Shoddy Battle is? VM/PM me please :)

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    @chihuahuaowner: It's a online Pokemon battle simulator that can be downloaded here. Don't worry, it's a perfectly safe program.

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    How come almost everyone who has a Lucario make them purely physical? I rarely ever see a Lucario with any special attacks. And while I'm at it, why is it so ridiculous to think a Lucario could run a mixed set? Sure, the EV spread may not allow to max Speed on the moveset. But is that really a good reason not to attempt making a mixed Lucario? It's got Agility after all. Anyone wanna fill me in here?
    Because special sets are more easily walled and it doesn't have a comparable boosting move for it like SD. Also, because CC is so damn good on it with STAB and does way more damage as a whole than Aura Sphere. The reason people don't run mixed sets is that there isn't a great need to and the fact that Lucario's offenses are average on their own, so it's best to focus on just one attacking stat. As for not running max speed, Lucario's speed is average to the point where SD Lukes running Adamant is a bold and risky choice. And why use Agility when you can boost its attack to monstrous heights with SD? Sure, tons of things resist/are immune to ES but it's the smarter thing to do. Though apparently a physical Agility set is making rounds nowadays.

    Take note that it wasn't always like this; SD Luke wasn't the ultimate standard set for Luke until it got the punches in Platinum. Even though Ice Punch is rarer now.

    Hopefully that helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I am not a he View Post
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    Because special sets are more easily walled and it doesn't have a comparable boosting move for it like SD. Also, because CC is so damn good on it with STAB. The reason people don't run mixed sets is that there isn't a great need to and the fact that Lucario's offenses are average on their own, so it's best to focus on just one attacking stat. As for not running max speed, Lucario's speed is average to the point where SD Lukes running Adamant is a bold and risky choice. And why use Agility when you can boost its attack to monstrous heights with SD? Sure, tons of things resist/are immune to ES but it's the smarter thing to do. Though apparently a physical Agility set is making rounds nowadays.

    Take note that it wasn't always like this; SD Luke wasn't the ultimate standard set for Luke until it got the punches in Platinum. Even though Ice Punch is rarer now.

    Hopefully that helped.
    Makes sense. Platinum is the main reason (IMO) that the metagame shifted so much. It just seems like Lucario's 115 SpAtk stat is such a waste if no one's gonna use it, you know?

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    Oh, definitely. Take the last team you made, for any tier, and take out all the things that use something from Platinum and beyond and it will be very different, if not making some of the team members useless. On the subject of Luke, I prefer to think of it as unused rather than wasted; 5 more SpA points really isn't that great of a difference and it's not "wasted" if it can't be used as well (at laest imo). So yeah.

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    You can always use Specs Lucario or CM Lucario.

    I have a CM Lucario but it's nowhere near as good as SD.
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    I've got a choice specs Luke, it works incredibly well to be honest, especially with SD running so rampant it catches alot of people by surprise.

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    Also, specs luke comes in handy, considering aura sphere 2ko's the new blisseys. Otherwise, I prefer SD Luke since Extremespeed lets it pick off weakened pokemon, while vacuum wave doesnt to the same extent
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    I've made an "Always-my-turn" Ambipom with the moves Fake Out/Fling/U-turn/Double Hit, and holding a King's Rock. My question is whether it would be better to keep Double Hit, or to replace it with Fury Swipes for higher flinch rate but less power and accuracy?

    Also, if this Ambipom uses U-turn and safely switches, will that attack still have a chance to flinch?
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