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2 years ago#1
So, I'm trying to find more information on Mat Block for Greninja, but none of the database sites have the details on it. The way it is worded, it is theoretically broken, being able to block all attack moves for it's whole team each turn.

"Using a pulled-up mat as a shield, the user protects itself and its allies from damaging moves. This does not stop status moves."

However, in practice, it seems to only work once in a battle, which really isn't very useful. Despite it's description not saying so, it will fail if you try to use it again, every time you attempt to use it.
2 years ago#2
You can use it multiple times, just not in succession, like Protect.
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2 years ago#3
It's similar to Fake Out; you have to use it on the first turn the pokémon enters the battle.

It also doesn't have priority, but Greninja doesn't really have to worry about that.
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2 years ago#4
It's like Party wide protect + Fake out without priority...

Basically you can only use it on the first turn he is in, and it goes in order of his actual speed.
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2 years ago#5
Meta289 posted...
You can use it multiple times, just not in succession, like Protect.


Except you can't. I've tried putting moves in between the uses, and it still fails.

I know it doesn't have priority and all that. I'm trying to find a detailed description for it that describes how exactly it works, since it's description doesn't do a very good job.
2 years ago#6
Honeuma posted...
Meta289 posted...
You can use it multiple times, just not in succession, like Protect.


Except you can't. I've tried putting moves in between the uses, and it still fails.

I know it doesn't have priority and all that. I'm trying to find a detailed description for it that describes how exactly it works, since it's description doesn't do a very good job.


Weird, because I recall someone in doubles using Mat Block over and over again.
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2 years ago#7
Party wide protect. Does not worth on things that do not deal damage.
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