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2 years ago#1
I already know my own opinion regarding Xatu, but what are your's?

Magic Bounce is still a great and rare ability and Xatu still has a lot of support options going for it, but could it still compete!?
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2 years ago#2
It seems to be best suited for taking on status inflicters/entry hazard inducers and stalling pokemon, however I see plenty of teams this gen that do not use those types of pokes. In addition, everyone is hard for aegislash right now, so that shadow sneak will drop it in one move.
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2 years ago#3
Better than Espeon
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2 years ago#4
It was my powerhouse during the days of GSC. Helped me a lot in defeating Red. With its ability Magic Bounce I am certain it will find some uses!
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2 years ago#5
Having U-Turn gives it the excellent Niche of a Scouter.
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2 years ago#6
Define good . usable? Yes. worth taking up a spot on your team? Not even remotely.
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2 years ago#7
I've never once had a Xatu give me problems. Ever. So no, I don't consider it good.

However.

I never used to consider Mamoswine good either until I started using it.
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2 years ago#8
Its not bad, but I've always seen people's use of Magic Bounce pokemon as too predictable.

Especially now that my lead is Galvantula, who can 1-shot any of them.
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2 years ago#9
Design-wise- Yes, it's one of my favorites

Competitive-wise- No. It's incredibly overrated. Espeon can do nearly everything it does better. Morning Sun is a decent alternative to Roost when you aren't running Rain or Sand. Really the only reason for running Xatu is if you have a Rain or Sand team. And really, Magic Bounce is much more useful in the Sun.
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2 years ago#10
How dare anyone say its not good competitively! Once it gets Defog from Pokemon Bank it'll be amazing in the lower tiers!
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