Originally Posted by Fat Bent1ey
I think we've had the Ambipom discussion very often as it is. It has some perks like superior speed, decent coverage and Fake Out can be used to discourage fast attackers. Fake Out only allows free switch in if you lack of prediction, in truth you should use it mostly in the same game when potential wreckers are out of the way. Otherwise, lead with Beat Up or Low Sweep. It gets more usage than it should, and it's poorly used most of the time, it's fragile as hell. Obviously it's not great, but it does some stuff if used correctly.
I've kinda given up on trying to dissuage people from using Ambipom. It's not my cup of tea, but for some people it's theirs. Honestly, I'll just continue gaining skill via prediction every time I come across on in UU, or *shudder* in OU.