Power all the way
Accuracy is more reliable
Basically pick your poison,
the chance to hit harder but also the possibility of missing in a crucial time in a battle (which almost always happens!)
or a sure thing but for a weaker effect
I usually run the risk of power over accuracy; no risk no reward.
Personally I favor accuracy for myself...
..Also I've gotten tired of this a long time ago
"enemy uses "high power low acc move"
"your poke evades the attack"
"you only won cause my attack missed"
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I pick both accuracy and power. Like close combat. Even tbolt is powerful.
Except on scizor. Then I use low power moves. (they actually dish out A LOT of power..)
Personally, I use both depending on the team like lizard said. On bulkier teams that can afford a miss, I use less accurate moves because they can secure a kill. On faster, frailer teams a miss can cost you the game, so I use accuracy on those.
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Fire Blast>Flamethrower on Heatran. He's bulky enough to afford a miss, and Fire Blast hasn't really missed that much for me.
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I don't get how hydro pump always hits when an opponent uses it on me. But my starmie's hydro pump misses about half the time....that's why I switched to scald.
I believe its good to have a balance of power and accuracy, of course, boost accuracy of powerful moves is probably one of the best strategies going today. Such as for Hurricane and Thunder in the rain, and Blizzard in hail. However, I will give the edge to accuracy for the majority of the cases.
I prefer accuracy when it comes to pokemon who can afford less power.
Also, we all know Scizzor is an exception becuase of his ability. In fact, he doesn't have any moves above a power of 80 besides Superpower that anybody would actually use (Giga Impact doesn't count). Even then, there is no weaker alternative for Superpower.
Anyway, I just checked, and I'm beginning to see a pattern.
Most trainers prefer Accuracy, just because they hate missing. However, all of the more "veteran" battlers prefer power.
Pure made a good point that it depends what makes the job done. Most pokemon I use have SD or CM or something like that to boost their stats, so I find the extra power unnecessary.
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Power always for me
I prefer to go with power as long as th accuracy is still decent, but I also don't battle much
Iot deppends on the user but I like Accuracy better because a Miss makes the accurate move better
2 succesfuls Flamethorwers hit harder than 1 Fire Blast we asume here that the second one missed)
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Accuracy pretty much standard on Bulky Offense/Stall teams, while Power is preferred on Offense.
Bulky and Stall all have very defensively oriented Pokemon that can take repeated hits from opponents and take minimal damage, which makes something like FlameThrower or Ice Beam much more appealing. Offense doesn't have the bulk to survive two attacks and generally have to resort to stuff such as Fire Blast or Hydro Pump.
I tend to never use any offensive move with an accuracy lower than 80.
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It depends; sometimes I like reliability. However, with some basic multiplication, if Aqua Tail hits 9 times out of10 for 90 damage, it does a total of 810. An 80 power Waterfall hitting 10 times is 800. Fire Blast hitting 85 times out of 100 is 10200, while Flamethrower hitting 100/100 times with 95 power is 9500. Overall, the riskier moves do more in the long run, on average, but if you don't feel like you have good luck, Accuracy is probably better than power. On some sets, it doesn't really matter, since you could be sweeping with either using setup.
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Definitely accuracy is more important to me. I don't like to take chances in competitive combat, a slightly lesser attack power can be boosted through other means.
Plus um, sandstorm is common as hell, sooo a Pokémon with a low accuracy high power move could just be a sitting duck, failing turn after turn to make a move.
I've had enemy Salamence fail to OHKO some of my steel types just because it ran flamethrower of fire blast, and seeing as it runs fire moves just for steels,it should definitly use Fire Blast>Flamethrower, even if you like acc. better. I think it was either Skarmory or Ferrothorn...maybe both...
10% acc. is too large of a risk for such small power differences. I guess Aqua Tail is okay, but waterfall's flinch chance has saved me tons of times.
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The whole issue is actually really simple. Will the less powerful move grab the KOs that you need? If so, there's no reason to use a more powerful move. However, if you need a move to ko something, and the less powerful move can't deal enough damage, you have a 100% chance of failure. If the more powerful one can dish out enough damage, then you have a 10% or 20% chance of failure. That's it in a nutshell.
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This entire issue is subjective to what your Pokemon needs to achieve within its role. Its obvious something like Blissey will want Flamethrower while a sun-based Moltres will want Fire Blast.
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