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What is the best Pokemon for catching other Pokemon?

#1youngval312Posted 12/2/2012 1:53:22 PM
I know it's not that hard to begin with, but I like to make things easier and efficient. Is there something that gets like False Swipe, Thunder Wave/Spore/some other reliable status-inflicting move that won't kill the target, and some kind of attack that does equal damage all the time? (like Night Shade) And also has stats good enough to be useful for this against like legendaries and stuff?

What do you guys use?
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#2NebulaBluePosted 12/2/2012 1:55:39 PM
Smeargle fits much of the criteria you posted (False Swipe, Spore, Night Shade).

His only flaw is that he's pretty fragile, so you'd want to level him up to last against legendaries and high-leveled Pokémon.
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#3YaRlyJoePosted 12/2/2012 1:56:04 PM
smeargle
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#4CharizardFirePosted 12/2/2012 1:56:42 PM
Parasect is a good choice, although you'll have to level it up a lot to use it against legendaries.
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#5FuneralCakePosted 12/2/2012 1:59:17 PM
I just use Breloom. Poison Heal helps a lot when fighting legendaries, and Spore is great, since sleep works better than paralysis.
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#6youngval312(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2012 1:59:34 PM
How do I get all those moves on Smeargle? Doesn't it need to use Sketch on an opponent Pokemon using them against it? That seems like it would be difficult.
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#7KibalnuzukaPosted 12/2/2012 2:00:42 PM
Go into a double battle with Smeargle and a pokémon which has the move(s) you want smeargle to sketch, let that pokemon use it and then use sketch on it
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#8wind64aPosted 12/2/2012 2:02:11 PM
youngval312 posted...
How do I get all those moves on Smeargle? Doesn't it need to use Sketch on an opponent Pokemon using them against it? That seems like it would be difficult.


Sketch copies the last move used. You can just have one of your own Pokemon use the move, and then have him Sketch it. Double Grass is very good for this.
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#9ScizoreonPosted 12/2/2012 2:02:28 PM
I use a combination of :

Marrowak OR Drapion (False swipe)
Gengar (Night Shade + Hypnosis) OR Magnezone (Thunder Wave + Sonic Boom)
Wobbuffet (Shadow Tag )
#10youngval312(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2012 2:15:05 PM
I never realized Sketch could work like that, that's cool, and Scizoreon, that's neat, but I'm trying to keep it down to 1-2 Pokemon, 1 if possible.
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