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Starmie has the worst case of 4 move slot syndrome ever.

#1DBF__Posted 4/2/2013 11:46:28 AM
First, usually Starmie is used to rapid spin. But Starmie is pretty frail and can't switch in on neutral hits very well. You'd like to give it Cosmic Power or recover to help that problem. But then attacks are needed otherwise Starmie is pointless. Do you use Thunderbolt/Ice Beam? What about Surf? Then Psychic and Grass Knot are also good moves, so is HP Fire.

Too many moves, not enough slots.
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#2ohnoyadontPosted 4/2/2013 11:48:38 AM
Cosmic Power? on Starmie?
#3DBF__(Topic Creator)Posted 4/2/2013 11:52:57 AM(edited)
From: ohnoyadont | #002
Cosmic Power? on Starmie?


I used cosmic power + recover on Starmie, it actually worked pretty well.
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#4AuroraSonicBeamPosted 4/2/2013 11:50:51 AM
DBF__ posted...
From: ohnoyadont | #002
Cosmic Power? on Starmie?


I used cosmic power + wish on Jirachi, it actually worked pretty well.


That's probably because Jirachi can take better hits.
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#5nro87Posted 4/2/2013 11:51:18 AM
Jirachi and Starmie are very different.
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#6DBF__(Topic Creator)Posted 4/2/2013 11:52:07 AM
From: AuroraSonicBeam | #004
DBF__ posted...
From: ohnoyadont | #002
Cosmic Power? on Starmie?


I used cosmic power + wish on Jirachi, it actually worked pretty well.


That's probably because Jirachi can take better hits.


erm i meant starmie there, my mind spaced out.
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#7ColtCababaPosted 4/2/2013 12:02:39 PM
Starmie's overrated anyway. :)
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#8DonniedonzPosted 4/2/2013 12:05:31 PM
I disagree.

All Starmie needs:
- Hydro Pump/Surf for STAB. Always.
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- A choice moveslot. Recover for staying power, Rapid Spin if you need it, or an additional coverage move like Psychic, a solid secondary STAB attack and an answer to nearly all Fighting-types.
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#9IrisVilePosted 4/2/2013 12:06:10 PM
Starmie can actually go bulky, I have yet to test it but I have a fun one in mind. :D
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#10lyle81992Posted 4/2/2013 12:36:04 PM
The ideal moveset for Starmie would be:
Recover/Rapid Spin
Psychic
Scald/Surf/Hydro Pump
Ice Beam/Thunderbolt/Shadow Ball

Speaking of which should I go with Rapid Spin or Recover?
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