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    Constrict. Duh.


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    I don't see why everyone is hating on Growl, as Blaze Boy said, it is very useful in the early game. Mud Sport and Water Sport, on the other hand...

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    Feint This "you-can-run-but-you-can't-hide" move is only recommended for catching Pelipper.

    Techno Blast Look, Genesect gets Ice Beam, T-bolt, & Flamethrower, which obviously has more power. T-blast requires Genesect to sacrifice its held item for a garbage disc. Did u say water?

    Mud Sport Majority of Ground-types can learn this move, but what's the point? and why using it? same question goes for Water Sport.

    Bestow Fling, Trick, & Switcheroo is BETTER

    Twister Abysmally low base power combined with the crappy "special attack" type. It's a bad starting move for dragons, especially the physical ones.

    Poison Powder & Poison Gas Use Toxic.

    Quash Like feint, it's a pure "garbageness"

    Synchronoise Filler crap.

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    Here's the thing about Splash: it's completely useless.

    This, by default, makes it better than moves that are negative, yes? Moves that help your opponent.

    Such as moves that make your sacrifice an entire Pokemon just to lower some stats that can easily be gained back by switching.

    Yes, I would rather use Splash on a Pokemon than Memento. Dead serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaze boy View Post
    How on earth does Flatter raises the target "wrong" stats when the game clearly states that its raises the target's Special Attack. What more it can be useful in double battle if you use it right.
    It raises the "wrong" stat because damage received from confusion is equivalent to a 40-base power typeless physical attack. If your Attack is raised then you will do more damage to yourself from confusion. Since Special Attack isn't involved at all with the confuse status, it's pointless raising an opponent's Special Attack with no guarantee they will even hurt themselves. Swagger is high risk-high reward. Flatter is high risk-low reward.

    Also I don't even see why Splash is being mentioned. Of course it's a completely useless move in battle...

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    Aside from Splash, I think the worst move ever is constrict. Splash is just for... fun.




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    For me its Odor Sleuth simply because I don't understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThousandDragon View Post
    For me its Odor Sleuth simply because I don't understand it.
    Odor Sleuth actually has a niche for allowing Rapid Spinners to hit Ghost-types (although Foresight is more commonly used, seeing as Donphan is the only Pokemon that learns Odor Sleuth and Rapid Spin).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ib4 View Post
    Aura Sphere is the fighting type Flamethrower.
    Aura Sphere has limited distribution, though. Flamethrower is everywhere.


    I don't really see the point of Glaciate. It's basically (lol) Icy Wind on steroids.

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    Wrap, Fire Spin and variants thereof. Honestly, when is the last time anyone ever used these moves?

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    Well, except for Magma Storm. And they aren't completely useless on the competitive scene, where you can use them for Perish trapping or something similar.
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    BRO
    SPLASH
    are the worst moves i had ever seen in my life ever in pokemon series

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    splash of course

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    Aside from the ever useless splash move, other rather useless moves are the "sport" moves (mud and water sport), feint, protect/detect and constrict.
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    Well we all know splash is like the wor-- GREATEST FRICKIN MOVE EVER!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Musician View Post
    It raises the "wrong" stat because damage received from confusion is equivalent to a 40-base power typeless physical attack. If your Attack is raised then you will do more damage to yourself from confusion. Since Special Attack isn't involved at all with the confuse status, it's pointless raising an opponent's Special Attack with no guarantee they will even hurt themselves. Swagger is high risk-high reward. Flatter is high risk-low reward.

    Also I don't even see why Splash is being mentioned. Of course it's a completely useless move in battle...
    First of all, a Pokemon hitting itself in Confusion has 50 Power, not 40. Along with that, it can be used in Double Battles on your Ally, that is, usually, a Pokemon with Own Tempo or Persim Berry. That way, they get a free Special Attack Boost. The Move being named 'Flatter' indicates that a Pokemon is actually cheering its ally up.


    Quote Originally Posted by nathandg0924 View Post
    Aside from the ever useless splash move, other rather useless moves are the "sport" moves (mud and water sport), feint, protect/detect and constrict.
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    Protect is actually very helpful. It allows us to safely see the opponent's often would-be next Move, gives Poisoned, Badly Poisoned, Confused, Burnt and Leech Seed another turn of effect and even grants the user an extra turn to heal with Leftovers, Black Sludge, Ice Body, Rain Dish, etc.



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    mud sport, water sport etc. as they weaken moves not even significantly. also the pokemon that learn the moves already have a resistance to the type they weaken. they are fairly useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yuoke View Post
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    Don't see why. Raises critical hit ratios

    Splash may actually have a small use against pokemon who like to use mimic, or to be mean to a smeargle that only has sketch.

    I would say constrict is the worst, bar none.

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    Well this is easy isn't it. The answer is splash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-End View Post
    Splash can actually be used as a strategy, by having the opponent Mimicking it or something, or disabling it.



    While that's true, Multi-hit moves can be put to great use with the ability Skill Link, which makes moves always hit 5 times.
    Dragon Rage only does 40 HP damage, and it's not so great on higher-leveled Pokemon with a great amount of HP.
    True about the splash strategy.


    But splash is the worst by far. There are other bad moves. Double slap is also one for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TanBun View Post
    The worst moves would be those Multi-attack moves like bullet seed. Low power, and no security that it will do great damage. Dragon rage rocks though
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    Worst move ever? Hmm... that's a tough one.

    Memento has to be up there. Making your own Pokemon faint just to lower some stats is pretty ridiculous. Unless they're down to 1 Pokemon so they can't switch out to erase the stat decreases, it's a huge investment with proportionately little return.

    Sweet Scent has to get a mention here. While it could have some use against Pokemon with abilities that boost evasiveness, it's much more efficient just to teach a never-miss damaging move.

    But I think the grand prize has to go to Tackle, prior to Gen V. It's got garbage damage (35), the typing is Normal so it never does supereffective damage, it's one of the default moves on most Pokemon when they're born and it can miss? I think that's far worse than Constrict. Constrict is a useless, frustrating waste of space, sure, but at least it isn't widespread so it's rare that you have to suffer through training a Pokemon who knows it. Tackle is found on a ridiculous number of Pokemon, so the crap factor is really multiplied because of how often trainers have to deal with it. I mean, level grinding is a long enough project as it is, but slowing down the beginning levels by giving Pokemon a move that does little damage and can miss is just ridiculous as far as I'm concerned.

    Luckily, GameFreak took pity on us and powered up the move in Gen V. Now it has 50 base damage and 100% accuracy. That makes far more sense as basic move that most Pokemon learn when they're starting to fight; not too great, but a reliable technique that will get you through the lower levels without too much hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zozo View Post
    Worst move ever? Hmm... that's a tough one.

    Memento has to be up there. Making your own Pokemon faint just to lower some stats is pretty ridiculous. Unless they're down to 1 Pokemon so they can't switch out to erase the stat decreases, it's a huge investment with proportionately little return.

    Sweet Scent has to get a mention here. While it could have some use against Pokemon with abilities that boost evasiveness, it's much more efficient just to teach a never-miss damaging move.

    But I think the grand prize has to go to Tackle, prior to Gen V. It's got garbage damage (35), the typing is Normal so it never does supereffective damage, it's one of the default moves on most Pokemon when they're born and it can miss? I think that's far worse than Constrict. Constrict is a useless, frustrating waste of space, sure, but at least it isn't widespread so it's rare that you have to suffer through training a Pokemon who knows it. Tackle is found on a ridiculous number of Pokemon, so the crap factor is really multiplied because of how often trainers have to deal with it. I mean, level grinding is a long enough project as it is, but slowing down the beginning levels by giving Pokemon a move that does little damage and can miss is just ridiculous as far as I'm concerned.

    Luckily, GameFreak took pity on us and powered up the move in Gen V. Now it has 50 base damage and 100% accuracy. That makes far more sense as basic move that most Pokemon learn when they're starting to fight; not too great, but a reliable technique that will get you through the lower levels without too much hassle.
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    Fire Pledge, Water Pledge and Grass Pledge are unnecessary. By the time you obtain those moves, your starters already have moves like Flame Burst, Scald or Leaf Blade... and you need trading to make the pledge moves stronger in doubles/triples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UbersSuck20 View Post
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    Fire Pledge, Water Pledge and Grass Pledge are unnecessary. By the time you obtain those moves, your starters already have moves like Flame Burst, Scald or Leaf Blade... and you need trading to make the pledge moves stronger in doubles/triples.
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    Also, Although the pledge is pretty useless in singles, they should still get some use ind oubles (not sure)

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    I think Splash, it does nothing and has a high PP so it takes a while before you can even do damage with Struggle

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    Focus Punch..It's useless..sure it can be powerful but you enemy is most likely to attack you first make you lose focus punch..that's what pretty much happened to Chuck through out the fight against me..he kept using Poliwrath's focus punch and i kept hitting him..he never did any other move..so dumb

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