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Analytic

Description

Any damaging attack other than Future Sight and Doom Desire used by the wielder has its Base Power multiplied by 5325/4096 (about 130%) if it moves after its target. If the target switches out, the Analytic boost still applies.

Competitive Use

In essence, Analytic is a Life Orb boost without recoil. Analytic is only available from the Dream World; however, all competitively viable users of it are released and available to use. It is a technically good ability; however, many of its users are too frail or too fast to use this ability effectively. That said, it has situational usage on Starmie's Offensive Rapid Spin Set. Because that set can force switches, Analytic boosts Starmie's attacks against the switch-in, attaining 2HKOs it otherwise could not. On more defensive or Choice sets, however, Starmie's average 60 / 85 / 85 defenses and base 115 Speed make Analytic a poor choice over Natural Cure. Magnezone, however, is a much better candidate, as not only is it rather slow, but it also has high defenses and a huge base 130 Special Attack stat. Of course, using Analytic means forfeiting Magnet Pull, which gives Magnezone its great niche in the metagame. The loss of Magnet Pull would hurt Magnezone, so think carefully before slapping Analytic on, even though its power is pretty incredible if Magnezone also carries Choice Specs. Lastly, the only other notable Pokemon to get Analytic are the Porygon family, and unfortunately they too have much better abilities to make use of. As a defensive Pokemon, Porygon2 would greatly prefer Trace, and Porygon-Z has Download and Adaptability to choose from already, not to mention that it isn't nearly bulky enough to be ripping through teams with Analytic.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Beheeyem Psychic NU Telepathy / Synchronize / Analytic 75 75 75 125 95 40 485
Elgyem Psychic LC Telepathy / Synchronize / Analytic 55 55 55 85 55 30 335
Magnemite Electric / Steel LC Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 25 35 70 95 55 45 325
Magneton Electric / Steel RU Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 50 60 95 120 70 70 465
Magnezone Electric / Steel OU Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 70 70 115 130 90 60 535
Patrat Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Analytic 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
Porygon Normal LC Trace / Download / Analytic 65 60 70 85 75 40 395
Porygon-Z Normal UU Adaptability / Download / Analytic 85 80 70 135 75 90 535
Porygon2 Normal UU Trace / Download / Analytic 85 80 90 105 95 60 515
Starmie Water / Psychic OU Illuminate / Natural Cure / Analytic 60 75 85 100 85 115 520
Staryu Water LC Illuminate / Natural Cure / Analytic 30 45 55 70 55 85 340
Watchog Normal NU Illuminate / Keen Eye / Analytic 60 85 69 60 69 77 420