Originally Posted by Zachmac
Originally Posted by magikarprules
What? Did I not already explain in my very first post that Stone Edge's purpose is to make the Arceus-Steel a Pokémon against which Ho-Oh cannot just simply come in easily and set up a Substitute or Flame Charge for free (as Arceus-Steel switches out in fear of being roasted by Sacred Fire), before proceeding to hit a member of its opponent's team extremely hard, if not KO them with one of its incredibly powerful Same Type Attack Bonus moves? Neither Judgment, nor Iron Head, nor especially Grass Knot can do anything at all against Ho-Oh, and this, combined with Ho-Oh's immunity to Will-o-Wisp, means that in the absence of Stone Edge, the opponent can simply send out their Ho-Oh at any instance in which this Arceus-Steel is out, since Arceus-Steel cannot touch it, before proceeding to either set up a Flame Charge or a Substitute, or it just could go straight for the attack, resulting in a huge risk of the Arceus-Steel's trainer getting their Kyogre or Palkia heavily damaged on the switch by Brave Bird, or similar things like that happening. However, by simply choosing Stone Edge as this Arceus-Steel's attack, this entire situation is prevented, as with its higher Speed, Arceus-Steel can just crush the opponent's Ho-Oh with Stone Edge and solve the entire problem instead of being forced to switch out, which would be the case if it had any other move in Stone Edge's place.
Originally Posted by DragonMaster123
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