Originally Posted by Fat Revenant Wings
feel kinda stupid, regarding the chesto/lum berry thing, must have slipped my mind. as for the stsrmie over lapras, I disagree. lapras lasts much longer in a fight, which is kinda my main battle style. as for everything else you say though, I guess you're right.
In all honesty, if you want Lapras to stick around for as long as possible, your best bet is RestTalk with Leftovers, not the gimmicky one-time RestoChesto "strategy". In most longer games - the sort of games you say you play most often -, Leftovers will do you a lot better. Also, what's your EV spread for the set?