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    Default Re: Simple Questions and Answers Thread for BST! (Read First Post)

    because it is too frail if it uses taunt it will die to thenext attack. It isn't so much a scuicied lead as it is a scout, and as such it doesnt want to die. Fake out + attack kills most leads anyways, so you really dont need taunt. I suppose you could try it out if you wanted
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharKing319 View Post
    As useful as that sounds, I should point this out: without Wish support or Volt Absorb abuse, Substitute + Life Orb = suicide.

    If you predict correctly, volt absorb should "pay" for a sub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubermensch View Post
    If you predict correctly, volt absorb should "pay" for a sub.
    Umm, this doesn't hold true, you have to switch most of the time for someone to use Volt Absorb, and it stops being a surprise after the first time, so at most you can recover entry hazard damage. It doesn't pay for a sub, in that sense.

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    That assumes you have hazards on your side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubermensch View Post
    That assumes you have hazards on your side.
    And if there are no Hazards, you recover nothing, so it still doesn't pay for it.

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    What? Yeah, it recovers nothing if you are at full health, but at that point you van afford a sub; Jolteon can wreak plenty of havoc at 75% with a Life Orb. However, if you are damaged at all by recoil or previous subs, Volt Absorb can heal that off. It seems pretty obvious
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubermensch View Post
    What? Yeah, it recovers nothing if you are at full health, but at that point you van afford a sub; Jolteon can wreak plenty of havoc at 75% with a Life Orb. However, if you are damaged at all by recoil or previous subs, Volt Absorb can heal that off. It seems pretty obvious
    But you won't be able to Pull off Volt Absorb against a good player, the surprise is gone.

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    I've easily pulled off multiple Volt Absorbs on Shoddy before, even when my opponent was fully aware of my Jolteon. It's all about prediction, overprediction, and over-overprediction :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubermensch View Post
    I've easily pulled off multiple Volt Absorbs on Shoddy before, even when my opponent was fully aware of my Jolteon. It's all about prediction, overprediction, and over-overprediction :P
    Then your opponent must not have been very good. Could you provide an example of how you got a Volt Absorb in?

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    The opponent won't stop using electric attacks altogether once they are aware of Jolteon, they will just be more cautious. I had a long description of the scenario that I had in mind typed up, but my iPod (which I am on right now) starts to lag as I was writing it and crashed before I could post it, but it involved an overprediction by Scarf Rotom against my Ddance Gyara, which was later inverted so that my Jolteon could get in for free.
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    Default Re: Simple Questions and Answers Thread for BST! (Read First Post)

    If you T-bolted with that Rotom, you were asking for Jolteon to switch in. It's obvious bait, and the smarter option would be to trick.

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    Clarification: My opponent had the Rotom, I was using Gyarados. Sorry if that wasn't clear. I really didn't want to post this, but here goes:

    My opponent overpredicted and used HP Ground, assuming a switch to Jolteon. Obviously this didn't affect my Gyara, so I got an extra turn of set-up.

    He switched to his Skarmory and PHazed Gyara out.

    Later on, the same match-up (Gyara vs. Rotom) came up in a double switch. This time, he assumed that I would pull the same trick and fed a Thunderbolt to my Jolteon, who proceeded to sweep.
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    Default Re: Simple Questions and Answers Thread for BST! (Read First Post)

    Well, that is assuming your opponent knew about Jolteon in the first place. If you play cautiously, that would work. Of course, it all depends on the rest of your team.

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    He did; I'd revealed it earlier in the match.
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    If I have a team I'd like rated, that isn't for competitive battling beyond a between-friends point of view, but doesn't count as in-game and has EVs and the kind of movepool the rules mention as being under competitive, where do I put it?

    Also, did that make sense?

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