Nvm i was getting my past calculations mixed up. I thought something sounded wrong about the number i posted being somewhere around 160 something. 168.75 is the number for cinccino's weaker multi hit move which is 15 power factoring both stab and tech at the absolute maximum damage. 187.50 is a 5 hit 25 power move with all 5 hits landing and getting the tech boost. 281 power is with stab.
While Technician can be argued that its better than skill link.
Technician CAN be better then skill link. Skill link is basically 125 power for the 5 hit moves. Technician is 75 - to like 160 something ( I do not feel like getting the exact amount right now ) Probability also dictates that the majority of its with be 2's or 3's. Its not just a 1/4 chance of getting a big hit, they have internal coding on probability the higher it goes.
I know all this because i used a tech cinccino in white 1 :P It was my gamble pokemon.
That Ice Shard, too.
If you run ice shard you either need to give up rock blast or surf though.
Nobody gives a Raticate's ass what Cloyster's Hidden Ability is (unless it's something absurdly useful like Imposter), because Skill Link's part of what made it the OU powerhouse it is today. --- http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9247960/1/404-Error http://imageshack.us/a/img189/1407/jh6l.gif