Originally Posted by Fat Crystal_
Of course you aren't going to explode eggy initially, you'd rather put it to sleep for instance and keep eggy alive. But lets say, you have already land sleep, you've taken para in the process and you are at low health due to switching into golem/rhydon/snorlax/taking psychics/tosses / whatever, common scenario. Then I'd gladly go for the trade with zam. But Eggy's explosion still does loads of damage even through reflect though
If eggy's at that point I'd rather go on the offensive with seismic toss than set up reflect. If it's as weakened and paralyzed as you say, if it tries to switch in I at least have a chance at picking it off before it gets to do anything. And I only would have to predict its switch in if it's above 25%, if it's below then there's really no threat at all since toss will pick it off anyway.