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What is the least important base stat?

#1iKhanicPosted 5/24/2013 9:01:47 PM
What's the least useful base stat? - Results (124 votes)
HP
25% (31 votes)
31
Attack
4.03% (5 votes)
5
Defense
8.87% (11 votes)
11
Special Attack
0.81% (1 votes)
1
Special Defense
35.48% (44 votes)
44
Speed
25.81% (32 votes)
32
This poll is now closed.
I'd say it's Special Defense. Special attacks are less common, so the stat doesn't really make or break a pokemon. Ask Ledian, it'll know what I'm talking about
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#2zinformantPosted 5/24/2013 9:04:05 PM
In theory, the least important stat is the one that'd hurt the least if minimized and can be circumvented. That's speed. Low speed isn't fatal--especially for already slower Pokemon--and Trick Room can turn it upside down, anyway.

Oddly enough, I like my fast Pokemon.
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#3iKhanic(Topic Creator)Posted 5/24/2013 9:08:51 PM(edited)
zinformant posted...
In theory, the least important stat is the one that'd hurt the least if minimized and can be circumvented. That's speed. Low speed isn't fatal--especially for already slower Pokemon--and Trick Room can turn it upside down, anyway.

Oddly enough, I like my fast Pokemon.


The thing about Speed is even a marginal change in speed has an impact, because the effects of the stat are discrete. Either you go first or not. For example, the difference between 100 and 101 speed is huge (since it allows you to outspeed an even bigger chunk of the metagame) while the difference between 100 Atk vs. 101 Atk isn't

Also why is HP winning? I'd say HP's the most important base stat of all.
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#4willingmessPosted 5/24/2013 9:09:41 PM
The speed stat at a certain point is wasted Bst for certain pokemon. With alot of the slower pokemon, it doesn't matter if they have a speed stat of 50, or of 1. They're still getting outsped.
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#5Marcx629Posted 5/24/2013 9:21:38 PM(edited)
I think it depends on the team. On my team, base speed isn't that important. I have some priority users, a scarfed Pokemon and if I do need more speed, a speed boost Ninjask.
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#6Thepenguinking2Posted 5/24/2013 9:53:43 PM
Speed.
Just slap a quick claw on.
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#7xTreefiddy350xPosted 5/24/2013 9:59:39 PM(edited)
If you voted for HP, you do not understand how any bulky Pokemon works.
#8Thepenguinking2Posted 5/24/2013 10:01:35 PM
Why are there so many people voting HP? High HP could make a great pokemo-
*Looks at blissey*
Oh yeah...
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#9jneal57Posted 5/24/2013 10:03:58 PM
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#10TIGERJACKS0N-Posted 5/24/2013 10:06:17 PM
Thepenguinking2 posted...
Why are there so many people voting HP? High HP could make a great pokemo-
*Looks at blissey*
Oh yeah...


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