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User Info: Pervert_Kuhn

Pervert_Kuhn
3 years ago#1
With the recent nerf of Thunderbolt, which move ends up being more useful? Would Discharge be better for the 30% paralyze? IIRC, Scald has been ranked above Surf now by many for its 30% burn chance.
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User Info: David_741

David_741
3 years ago#2
Surf is still better than Scald for pokemon that don't benefit much from burning their opponent.
Same for Thunderbolt vs Discharge.

Typically offensive pokemon should use Surf/Thunderbolt, defensive pokemon should use Scald/Discharge.
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User Info: Pervert_Kuhn

Pervert_Kuhn
3 years ago#3
I wonder why people have been recommending Scald for my Greninja then.
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MickeyRocksa
3 years ago#4
Pervert_Kuhn posted...
I wonder why people have been recommending Scald for my Greninja then.


so the burn lowers attack

increasing chance to survive
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User Info: SorrowOfAcheron

SorrowOfAcheron
3 years ago#5
Pervert_Kuhn posted...
I wonder why people have been recommending Scald for my Greninja then.


Greninja's animation with Scald looks so much better. Plus if you burn a physical attacker, you might survive.
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User Info: FuneralCake

FuneralCake
3 years ago#6
It's also important to note that some of these moves are generally better for single battle teams versus double or triple battle teams. I assume you're going to be making a single battle team, but generally, it's not a good idea to use moves like Surf and Discharge on double or triple teams because those moves will also hit your allies.
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User Info: Dark Young Link

Dark Young Link
3 years ago#7
Scald also has the benefit of not hitting your partner in a double battle.

Or downside if your partner has water absorb...
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User Info: Pervert_Kuhn

Pervert_Kuhn
3 years ago#8
Greninja's animation with Scald looks so much better. Plus if you burn a physical attacker, you might survive.


Does the same go for all sweepers? Does that mean Scald is generally superior?
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User Info: Pervert_Kuhn

Pervert_Kuhn
3 years ago#9
Bump
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MCcake
3 years ago#10
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