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?
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.
http://i.imgur.com/8Ri7C.jpg - Viridi is best goddess.
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.