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Soft Sand

Description

Raises the power of Ground-type moves 20% when this item is held.

Competitive Use

Although a 20% boost sounds good when coupled with STAB, few Pokemon are able to use Soft Sand effectively. This is because there aren't many movesets that focus primarily on Ground-type attacks. Most Pokemon would be better off getting their power boosts from more conventional items, such as Life Orb or Choice items. These items boost all of the attacks in a moveset instead of just attacks of one type, making them superior choices over Soft Sand.