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    Default super powered swellow

    normally a swellow isn't very powerful but if you give it a flame orb its ability guts will boost its attack 1.5x making an EV trained adamant nature one slightly more powerful than almost any thing you can enter in battle tower. Combine that with the move facade (140 power with a status problem) and you can one hit most opponents with 100% accuracy.

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    Toxic Orb is a better choice pal, because burn status lowers attack and poison does not

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    guts negates the attack lowering effect and the flame orb will do less damage to it.

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    This is better done with an Ursaring with Quick Feet. One swords dance, and, Facade is deadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unimaginitive View Post
    guts negates the attack lowering effect and the flame orb will do less damage to it.
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    Wow...I never really paid Swellow much mind, but this is a great combo, and not only for BF, but Online as well. It should also work for Haryiama, Heracross, and any others with the guts Ability, right?
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    Ursaring would still be weaker. Plus you would have to use the toxic orb because quick feet doesn't stop burns attack reduction. The only other one you might want use this with is heracross. The others are too slow. Heracros works well because it learns nightslash or shadow claw in case you fight a ghost and earthquake and close combat for steal and rock but, heracross isn't as fast as swellow.

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    Using toxic orb or flame orb doesn't really matter. Toxic does less than burn the first two turns, same for three, but after that it does more. Use toxic if you think your Swellow's not going to last, and use flame if you want to keep it out longer.

    Also, Smogon's had this exact strategy for a long time.

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    Any reason telling people what most know already? Besides, Ursaring can't really pull off Quick Feet, just Guts+ Swords Dance and destroy everything in sight.
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