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    Soak is one of those moves that can be used in a pinch to throw people off guard, and used in the trickster-style archetype I posted about earlier. It is a good move if used right, but it is not that suitable for singles as far as I see it. Doubles though...damn powerful if your not prepared for it.
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    soak is, to be honest, too gimmicky to ever be a good staple move. it may have its surprise factor uses, but once you get past that, its too easy to play around and becomes dead weight...

    for doubles...can gastrodon get soak? it would work well paired with a discharge user

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    Quote Originally Posted by zerofield View Post
    for doubles...can gastrodon get soak? it would work well paired with a discharge user
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    does soak activater gastrodon's ability? If so, then i may have a good gimmick, doubles team on my hands......
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    Soak isn't a useless move,but it's not a great one.I guess you could use it on stall an or gimmick sets

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    i don't see soak as a useful move. it may be okay as a gimmick move but that is all.

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    Soak + Toxic + Alomomola = poisoned Ferrothorn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by x_vandslaux_x View Post
    Soak + Toxic + Alomomola = poisoned Ferrothorn.
    That's where a good ol' power whip comes in.

    And being a water type can be helpful sometimes. I've had an enemy Alomomola use Soak on my Jumpluff....It was even harder to take down then before, thanks to substitute blocking toxic.

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    Might be useless in singles, but in rotation I had a guy soak all my 'mons. Sends out Thundurus. Checkmate =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by throwmeapeanut View Post
    Might be useless in singles, but in rotation I had a guy soak all my 'mons. Sends out Thundurus. Checkmate =/
    Though Dragon Dancers are pretty common in rotations, and most +1 Dragons can outspeed and OHKO Thunderous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by throwmeapeanut View Post
    Might be useless in singles, but in rotation I had a guy soak all my 'mons. Sends out Thundurus. Checkmate =/
    That's what I'd like to point out. Soak is actually pretty useful if you can devise a strategy around it. Sure, it'd leave a couple holes if you base your strategy completely off of it, but if you thought it through and you tried to find a way to make it work, Soak is so viable.

    You take away STAB, you change the type to a type that your Pokemon can hit for a SE, Sandstorm and Hail teams lose their immunity, and so does Steel.

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    You could form a team with tons of grass or electric moves and use scald for the x2 weakness but other than that I don't see much of a use for Soak.
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    I say that soak is more of a double battle move than singles. I can't think of any uses for it other than if you had (whats is that electric fish thingy?) and wanted to score super effectiveness by making the enemy water type then using electric moves.
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    I think its high point is depriving pokemon of STAB. Take outrage, for example, on a soaked dragon its power drops from 180 to 120, a significant difference
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    I see how it can be useful, but personally I think it's useless for my style of battling


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    Depends on what it is used on and for. It could cause mayhem or do nothing.
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    I think it useless

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    "Useless. You can use it for X but it still sucks" seems to be what the public has agreed upon. I don't think this will get much more useful discussion so.. locked.

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