We had a short discussion on IRC a few nights ago and the question of spam versus abuse game up. Can we all agree on the following definitions:
spam - to use repeatedly and effectively
example: "With No Guard, Machamp can spam a 100% DynamicPunch..."
abuse - to take advantage of certain circumstances (in Pokemon, usually field effects)
example: "Rotom-W can abuse Gravity by firing off 100% accurate STAB Hydro Pumps and Thunders..."
Another example is "RNG abuse," which fits perfectly as you are exploiting (abusing) existing circumstances (a predictable RNG) to get perfect/shiny Pokemon, etc.
Originally Posted by Fat Melee Mewtwo
If RBY Cloyster didn't have Clamp hax, would you stick your dick in that?