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Do you ever use the Battle Items? X attack, X defend, etc.

#1genericname1234Posted 1/19/2013 1:10:12 PM
Do you use the battle items? X attack, X defend, etc. - Results (112 votes)
No
58.93% (66 votes)
66
Maybe once or twice
31.25% (35 votes)
35
I use them all the time!
2.68% (3 votes)
3
Only in some type of challenge run
7.14% (8 votes)
8
This poll is now closed.
Just curious. I've never used them ever, and I was wondering if they really have much of a purpose besides setting up a sweeper. Though why you'd need to set up a sweeper ingame I'm not really sure.
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#2jimmyzeke13Posted 1/19/2013 1:31:16 PM
Never in my life have I used these abominations
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#3SunSolFlarePosted 1/19/2013 1:35:26 PM
Better add Y Attack/Defend/ect!
#4YoyokuKOPosted 1/19/2013 1:36:31 PM
i don't know why they exist...
#5Missingno_MastrPosted 1/19/2013 1:37:03 PM
SunSolFlare posted...
Better add Y Attack/Defend/ect!

You win. You win this topic, you win GameFAQs, and you win all the internets.

On topic, I use them on occasion. I don't exactly go out of my way to buy them, but when I pick them up, I don't sell them immediately. Sometimes they may come in handy.
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#6genericname1234(Topic Creator)Posted 1/19/2013 7:09:15 PM
Bump
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#7overworldXtrmePosted 1/19/2013 7:13:09 PM
only when i ran out of revives and the only move my pkmn can use is struggle
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#8Satoshi_Da_ZePosted 1/19/2013 7:13:27 PM
I never use items. NEVER!
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#9ExcaliburOwnerPosted 1/19/2013 7:39:14 PM
I guess they are useful to people doing challenges like Nuzlocke. They may give a upper hand if you didn't grind enough.

But I've never used them too. Long ago, in my Crystal version, I used a X Defense against Bugsy because of his annoying Scyther and its Fury Cutter. I didn't see any difference, actually. Maybe because I'd lost the battle either way, but this is the sole reason I tend to ditch these items quickly.
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#10overmaxxPosted 1/19/2013 7:40:42 PM
They are good for some situations in speedruns.