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    Quote Originally Posted by AlolaSherwood View Post
    I might go with one of those, most likely Cinccino. Absol seems more ruff and ready than fluffy to me. Do you think Purugly counts as fluffy?
    I think so! I considered Purugly for a second when I saw it (was scrolling through Serebii's Pokedex drop-down menus). I just preferred the others I mentioned but it's up to you!
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    is there any sort of EV spread i should run on a calm nature suicune? i got a 2IV gen2 Suicune from GTS recently with hidden flying value. it has perfect ATK/DEF and the rest are bad or (0 HP) i want to run scald, ice beam, hidden power flying and maybe calm mind. it may not be the most competetive or wall set but i like the weird sets. im having some trouble deciding EV allocation either HP/SPA or SPA/speed, im also considering tailwind on Suicune. im looking for a bulky SPA attacker or fast atacker. im not the biggest fan of crocune, that play style is a bit too slow for me. i will need to use bottle caps to correct the bad IVs from gen2 but its worth the time to lvl it up.

    Edit: i decided to go more for a bulky tailwind set.
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    New to the forums here and competitive battling in general, I do have two questions.

    1: In a double battle, can you use a single-target status move, like baby-doll eyes, on your other pokemon?

    2: If yes, how competitively viable would this be if the other pokemon had Competitive as its ability?

    If "yes" and "decently" or better, I think I have a new strategy with which to crush my one opponent (my hyper-competitive brother).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathwiz617 View Post
    New to the forums here and competitive battling in general, I do have two questions.

    1: In a double battle, can you use a single-target status move, like baby-doll eyes, on your other pokemon?

    2: If yes, how competitively viable would this be if the other pokemon had Competitive as its ability?

    If "yes" and "decently" or better, I think I have a new strategy with which to crush my one opponent (my hyper-competitive brother).
    Competitive or Defiant will not activate if a stat is lowered by a move from your own Pokemon, so unfortunately it won't work
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    Quote Originally Posted by EKZ1505 View Post
    Competitive or Defiant will not activate if a stat is lowered by a move from your own Pokemon, so unfortunately it won't work
    Darn. Well, it was worth a try. Thank you.

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    If you use Psych Up on a Pokemon that has raised its stats via its own Psych Up, will it copy the changes? and will it work if both Psych Up users are your own Pokemon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scherzando View Post
    If you use Psych Up on a Pokemon that has raised its stats via its own Psych Up, will it copy the changes? and will it work if both Psych Up users are your own Pokemon?
    Yes to everything
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    I'm inexperienced with competitive team building so I need some advice. I'm trying to come up with a good doubles team involving Torterra, but I can't come up with anything good. What would be some good guys for a team like that?

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    I want to breed a cofagrigus with ally switch. However I'm having a hard time finding the rest of the breeding chain. I know I'll have to breed the ralts line with cofagrigus to get it, but to get it there I'd have to breed kadabra to mienfoo in order so it can have access to the field egg group. That's where I can't find the rest of the chain. I checked over with the other pokemon who learned it through breeding with their egg groups, and they seem to be dead ends. Thank you in advance for your help.

    P.s. sorry if this is in the wrong thread.

    As for Tortterra a Trick room team would seem useful for it, try alakazam or even better oranguru or comfey. Theres also beheeyem as well (i hope this helps somewhat)

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    Default SM Mega Blastoise

    Good evening all,

    I'm looking for a good Mega Blastoise build. Going down the list of available mega stones and breeding for perfect IV/EV spreads but don't see any suggestions for a gen 7 Blastoise on smogon. Any suggestions? Moves, EV spread, nature etcetera. Also do not have the HA version unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazykingkong View Post
    I want to breed a cofagrigus with ally switch. However I'm having a hard time finding the rest of the breeding chain. I know I'll have to breed the ralts line with cofagrigus to get it, but to get it there I'd have to breed kadabra to mienfoo in order so it can have access to the field egg group. That's where I can't find the rest of the chain. I checked over with the other pokemon who learned it through breeding with their egg groups, and they seem to be dead ends. Thank you in advance for your help.
    Ally Switch is a Gen 5 TM. You can easily get an Ally Switch Cofag with that, I believe.


    Quote Originally Posted by PokeChamp777 View Post
    Good evening all,

    I'm looking for a good Mega Blastoise build. Going down the list of available mega stones and breeding for perfect IV/EV spreads but don't see any suggestions for a gen 7 Blastoise on smogon. Any suggestions? Moves, EV spread, nature etcetera. Also do not have the HA version unfortunately.
    The sets are pretty interchangeable as most of the spreads for M-Blast are just for speed creep, power, and general bulk. Timid max max gives it a speed edge over Heatran if you want that but a faster spread of 124 Spe with a neutral nature can be used to outpace 16 spe Lando-T so it doesn't just whittle you with U-Turns. Also good to outpace Rotom-W before it Volts out to hit it with an Aura/Dark. Though the 74 Spe is prolly the safest.

    tl;dr; the 74 Spe / Max Spa / Rest in bulk spread is still safe. If you wanna speed creep on something though, play around with the speed then, it's very flexible due to Blasts neat speed tier! Hope I helped.



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    Speaking of Megas, I want to run a Bulky set on Mega Zard X because of its great defensive typing. I transferred in a Charmeleon from Yellow that has max to near-max IVs in everything except speed. I'm basing my Pokemon on the 6th gen PotW Firewall set but it gives a slight boost to Speed EVs (about 32). I'm not sure if I want to use the rest of my EVs on Special Defense instead just in case. Is there a particular reason for me to give it the small speed boost (like getting a burn in faster with Will-O-Wisp) or is it negotiable if it's not that fast anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Italianbaptist View Post
    Speaking of Megas, I want to run a Bulky set on Mega Zard X because of its great defensive typing. I transferred in a Charmeleon from Yellow that has max to near-max IVs in everything except speed. I'm basing my Pokemon on the 6th gen PotW Firewall set but it gives a slight boost to Speed EVs (about 32). I'm not sure if I want to use the rest of my EVs on Special Defense instead just in case. Is there a particular reason for me to give it the small speed boost (like getting a burn in faster with Will-O-Wisp) or is it negotiable if it's not that fast anyway?
    If you're running dragon dance than you need the evs in speed to outpace at plus one but if your going for a straight utility/tank not a bulky sweeper you can play with it



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    Is it possible to soft reset for nature/IVs when receiving pokemon from Dream Radar (in 5th gen)?

    I'd like to be able to get the HA legendaries from it with good natures.


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