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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    It's good in double combined with weakness policy. In singles, with no reliable way of boosting its offense - which is very lackluster - steam engine has very little value compared to the utility that flame body provides, imo
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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    What he means is that : Lvl 96 84 SpA Vespiquen Air Slash vs. Lvl 80 84 HP / 84 SpD Gengar-Gmax: 97-115 (42.7 - 50.6%) -- 2.3% chance to 2HKO Lvl 80 84 Atk Choice Band Barraskewda Psychic Fangs vs. Lvl 80 84 HP / 84 Def Dynamax Gengar-Gmax: 254-300 (55.9 - 66%) -- guaranteed 2HKO +2 Lvl 80 84...
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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Makes sense. Has to do with the ability "viability rankings" I guess, and Own Tempo being ranked lower than Cloud Nine? I do agree that revealing a banded set can be a downside in certain situations. Kind of like when you could spot a Zoroark or a mega-evolution back in the days simply by...
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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    I would like to talk about... Lickilicky. I just got, in a fight, a banded Lickilicky (knock off, explosion, body slam, EQ) with Oblivious. I noticed it after my opponent used Taunt on it. Oblivious is obviously fantastic on SD or Support Lickilicky sets. However, on a banded set? Its only use...
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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Scale Shot has an expected base power of 66. The speed boost is cool, but you lose a ton of neutral+STAB firepower without Outrage. At least it's a 130 BP Max Wyrmwind, which makes dynamaxing Garchomp more "viable" if at +1 speed.
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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    I honestly didn't know Tsareena learned Triple Axel... And I honestly love the idea. Makes it more risky to set up with the likes of Dragonite, Salamence, Aerodactyl, Landorus, etc. against it.
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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    I much prefer memento over d-bond. At least, memento is consistent and renders your opponent, most of the time, useless, giving you a window of opportunity to set up with another Pokémon. D-bond is coin toss shenanigans, on top of having lower utility in a meta where dynamax is a thing.
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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    That was an April Fool's joke. :blobglare:
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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Completely agree with pokeblade101 on Fire Blast + Skuntank. Honestly, I can't even think of any moment where I was "mad" I got a Skuntank with Fire Blast. It's not even just for Ferrothorn or Steelix. There are a lot of Pokemon that gets deterred from setting up due to a potential Fire Blast...
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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Oh, my bad then. For some reason I thought move combination legality didn't matter for randbats. Guess it was just a dream. \o/ Good to know, though.
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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Agreed. It works in doubles (especially if you have trick room), but in singles, curse is a far better option, allowing it to get physically bulky on top of its already amazing special bulk... It's unfortunate Snorlax doesn't learn Extremespeed. :mad: On the subject of Blissey (and maybe...
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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Don't know if it's wanted, but I just faced an opponent who had a Hitmonlee with Hi Jump Kick, Curse AND Close Combat, with Unburden and White Herb. (4th move was not used) I don't think HJK and CC should be rolled on the same set, as it seems suboptimal to me. IMO the added coverage of CC and...
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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Yup. Just some things I quickly checked : - Liquidation misses on the OHKO on Hippowdon, Sandslash, Armaldo, Steelix, Durant (96% ohko with pump) and probably many other, has about a 50% chance to miss on Arcanine, and misses the OHKO on a +1 Centiskorch; - Pump is more likely to 2HKO threats...
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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    I unfortunately did not think of taking a screenshot since I thought it may have been normal after checking and seeing HDB and life orb were its suggested items for SS ZU. :(
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    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Just got a Farfetch'd with HDB. This should simply not happen, the high crit rate is what makes it "alright". Or at least, give it u-turn or first impression instead of leaf blade.
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