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Should a physically defensive tank be ev trained 252 in HP or DEF

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2 years ago#1
252 already goes in attack. So if Mega Blaziken were to high jump kick my Pokemon, will it do less damage if I EV trained it in HP or Defense?

Btw I don't care about special defense
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2 years ago#2
I think HP is a given for tanks, but I don't really know.
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2 years ago#3
It will do less damage if you invest in defense, but you'll soften the special blows a bit by putting in HP.

Though... it does depend a bit on who is using it. Like if you have a really low base HP compared to defense, you need to put it in HP (for example, Shuckle).
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2 years ago#4
Depends on a lot of things - how high HP is compared to defense, whether you plan to attack or not, and whether you're putting some EVs into SDEF just in case you find out your opponent is running a mixed set, rather than a physically attacking set.
2 years ago#5
I'm talking about Azumarill. I need to counter those Mega Blazikens
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2 years ago#6
calender68 posted...
I'm talking about Azumarill. I need to counter those Mega Blazikens


HP then, it doesn't really need defense as much.
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2 years ago#7
against physical attack, defense is more efficient.

Azumaril already take half damage from fighting, so you really only need to pick one. Since priority special attack is so rare, going full defense is the best bet.
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2 years ago#8
SolRiver posted...
against physical attack, defense is more efficient.

Azumaril already take half damage from fighting, so you really only need to pick one. Since priority special attack is so rare, going full defense is the best bet.


I agree. That's exactly what I was thinking about
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