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Discussion in 'UnderUsed' started by kokoloko, Dec 1, 2012.
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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.
Who doesn't love the classic "doesn't matter if my opponent will probably lead with Crobat I'm gonna lead with Ambipom anyway"-opponent who then proceeds to fake out.
Is that a legit reply format?
I apologize, I didn't mean to insinuate that you only posted in the Stats thread, but you do seem to do it for every tier.
I'm just going to argue Ambipom because we tend not to disagree too violently with the rest.
Fake Out is a very useful move, damn it. It's essentially free damage if the opponent stays in, which they never do... which is why it's such a great mon for a lure: send it in for the predicted, definite revenge kill, then swap to whatever Ghost/Rock/Steel counter you're packing on your team. Honestly it requires playing around a lot: Do you swap in a counter to be potentially whacked with a coverage move or Return, or do you lose flat-out to a +3 Priority STAB Technician-boosted move? Puts pressure and makes mindgames; for example, many people prefer to keep Darmanitan into Ambipom on the first turn, which costs them something like 51% of their HP to LO Fake Out... Slowbro, if predicted correctly, is easily 2HKO'd by Beat Up, something Weavile doesn't get to do because nobody keeps Slowbro into Weavile in the first place. It's amazing in late-game to stop sweeps and just pull off a last-second win.