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Can somebody tell me what is the point of this move called Flatter?

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User Info: LuminousSpark

LuminousSpark
4 years ago#1
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I'm not sure what is the point of this move. What this move does is it confuses your opponent's pokemon and it also sharply brings up your opponent's pokemon special attack . I just don't see the point why it brings your opponent's special attack up because even though there is a chance it will hurt itself, it doesn't do that much damage to itself. And if it manage to use a special attack during the confusion, you are in bad position because you raise its special attack up and they will bring the pain.

I mean that this move is nothing like Swagger because it confuses your opponent's pokemon and raise their attack power up and when it hurts itself, it really hurts itself.

Can somebody tell me what is the point of this of Flatter?

User Info: sonofcasbah

sonofcasbah
4 years ago#2
Perhaps to Flatter your other pokemon in a Double battle?
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User Info: summerclaw

summerclaw
4 years ago#3
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User Info: RemixV4

RemixV4
4 years ago#4
Especially useful against pokemon that have terrible special stats, or no special moves. The confusion would not only damage, but make them lose a turn.
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User Info: Faust_8

Faust_8
4 years ago#5
I admit, I've wondered this too. Swagger is a risk-reward thing, Flatter seems to have no point unless it's the only confusion-inducing move you have.
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User Info: Catcher_Freeman

Catcher_Freeman
4 years ago#6
Its counterpart, Swagger, is a high risk, high reward move that takes advantage of the confusion by boosting the target's Attack. As confusion damage is not calculated using the Special Attack stat, Flatter is effectively useless.
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User Info: sythierius

sythierius
4 years ago#7
For the pokemon contests in game?

User Info: summerclaw

summerclaw
4 years ago#8
What if you Flatter Starmie and it uses Psycho shock?
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User Info: SinExDeath

SinExDeath
4 years ago#9
They probably just wanted a special version of Swagger. As for the logic behind the decision, your guess is good as mine.
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User Info: Nanabobo

Nanabobo
4 years ago#10
Fancy combo move. Use a move that copies foes' status effects, you get extra special attack.
Use it on your own Pokemon with Own Tempo in double/triple battles to have another Pokemon buff your special tank without having to waste a turn.
To mind-game your opponents into attempting to switch out a Special Attacker.

In other words, a niche move not many people would use.
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