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does blaziken really need speed EV's?

#1yamilonewolfPosted 10/28/2013 8:53:09 AM
With speed boost, I figgured between protect, and then the boosting turn it doesn't matter what his ev's are there but maybe i'm wrong? i thought more hp might make him slightly less flimsey do I have a flaw in my thinking? ( I know hes considered uber, but this is for my friends and wifi, nothing offical untill rankings are decided)
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#2Tigo73Posted 10/28/2013 8:54:13 AM
Yes, It does. Blaziken is frail, no matter how you put It. You want to be able to outspeed everything after 1 ( 2 at most) turn.
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#3Gardevoir_exPosted 10/28/2013 9:04:41 AM
His base speed isn't great, so one speed boost is not going to help too much without at least some EVs. (The amount gained by each boost is 50% of the base, or "hard" number.)
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#4sylwynPosted 10/28/2013 9:10:29 AM
A speed boost scolipede can 1shot blaziken in maison with poison jab if it gets swords dance up, and the bug is innately faster.
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#5-Unowninator-Posted 10/29/2013 2:11:27 PM
How many EVs at minimum should it have?
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#6MylittlePwny89Posted 10/29/2013 2:15:09 PM
That all depends on your iv's. I'm new to this gen so I don't really know how much speed you'd need here to outspeed threats (if someone could provide me with that answer?), so the higher iv's in speed you got, the less evs you need
#7Catcher_FreemanPosted 10/29/2013 2:16:05 PM

Its speed is subpar, and its defenses are pitiful.
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#8KeldonisPosted 10/29/2013 2:19:24 PM(edited)
-Unowninator- posted...
How many EVs at minimum should it have?

Should always run 252 speed.

Needs to be as fast as possible even with speed boosts considered, or in the rare event you stand a chance to speed tie potential other Blaziken's.

It also starts out with pretty lackluster speed. You won't be outspeeding everything at +1 or even +2 in some cases.

+3 you're pretty much good though. But GL staying in that long.
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