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What's the point of Defeatist?

#11CakeOfLiesPosted 5/4/2013 10:29:51 AM
Thepenguinking2 posted...
To balance him and make him on-par with carracosta.


They did a good job.
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#12King_of_XDPosted 5/4/2013 10:42:32 AM
Rad_Dudesman posted...
Base 140 Attack
Base 112 Special Attack
Base 110 Speed

It's to balance him out.

And it's not as bad of an ability as, say, Truant or Slow Start.


Still, you probably will only focus on one of the attack stats at once, so the other one is wasted.

Alakazam with Magic Guard+LIfe Orb is faster and stronger, and being able to use Life Orb safely does give a lot of other pokemon the edge.
Even weaker/slower pokemon can use Choice Band/Specs/Scarf to hit and run. Archeops can't really do that in competitive battles because it takes too much damage from Stealth Rock.

It's a good pokemon but if it had a normal ability it would probably still not be Uber.
#13VegantoKeensPosted 5/4/2013 10:59:22 AM
King_of_XD posted...
It does have a larger BST than any non legendary or pseudolegendary pokemon, which would somewhat justify it, but it wouldn't be much different to Weavile or Alakazam without it.

The truly inexplicable negative ability is Stall on Sableye.


Sableye has a broken typing.
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#14King_of_XDPosted 5/4/2013 11:01:43 AM
VegantoKeens posted...
King_of_XD posted...
It does have a larger BST than any non legendary or pseudolegendary pokemon, which would somewhat justify it, but it wouldn't be much different to Weavile or Alakazam without it.

The truly inexplicable negative ability is Stall on Sableye.


Sableye has a broken typing.


But it has 2 other abilties that don't nerf it, including one of the best in the game. Also, Spiritomb.