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Protean Greninja - Expert belt or Life orb?

#1matthew 333Posted 10/24/2013 5:34:59 AM
Since everything he does is STAB, which item mathematically gives him more damage?
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#2Lilg2631Posted 10/24/2013 5:35:47 AM
Depends on your move set...
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#3MegaDuranPosted 10/24/2013 5:37:25 AM
stab =! super effective.

only if your greninja hits a wide variety of pokemon for super effective damage does it make sense to use expert belt. if it hits most only for neutral, use life orb
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#4A Novel IdeaPosted 10/24/2013 5:37:55 AM
a full attacker can use either probably. i myself would use expert belt b/c im irrationally scared of lo's recoil
#5MegaDuranPosted 10/24/2013 5:39:46 AM
life orb generally does more damage btw
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#6matthew 333(Topic Creator)Posted 10/24/2013 6:37:35 AM
Well, his coverage is good with ice beam, extrasensory, dark pulse and scald.

Assuming he uses scald on fennekin, which item would make him do more dmg?
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#7A Novel IdeaPosted 10/24/2013 6:42:39 AM
in every case it's life orb. 1.3x damage vs. 1.2x
#8RAcastBlasterPosted 10/24/2013 6:43:10 AM
matthew 333 posted...
Well, his coverage is good with ice beam, extrasensory, dark pulse and scald.

Assuming he uses scald on fennekin, which item would make him do more dmg?


Why the heck are you using Scald? It's a Sweeper, not a Tank, use Surf.

Also, use Life Orb. Expert Belt only boosts Super Effective moves by 20%, LO boosts all moves all the time by 30%.
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#9drlolimasterPosted 10/24/2013 6:45:00 AM
what natures are you guys going with for mixed sweeping greninjas? id think hasty?
#10drlolimasterPosted 10/24/2013 6:50:05 AM
bump