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Why is Pursuit better than Crunch on a Jolly Tyranitar?

#1EnvoyofunoIIPosted 11/27/2013 10:56:07 PM
Pursuit would just do the damage Crunch does in a situational circumstance, while doing half of the damage most of the time? Just beginning to try competitive and I don't understand this. Even if it does do more % wise when taking in consideration 40 + STAB x 2 is better than 80 + STAB (if that's how it works), how is that risking the chance of them not switching out?

I just got a 4IV Jolly Larvitar with Stealth Rock, Pursuit, and Dragon Dance egg moves and I don't understand why someone would go out of their way to put Pursuit on it. Sorry if this is a really dumb question.
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#2_KGC_Posted 11/27/2013 10:59:18 PM
Who said it was "better"? I thought most Jolly sets (well Jolly and Scarf) use both Crunch and Pursuit.
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#3neonplanetsPosted 11/27/2013 10:59:38 PM
Because they were breeding for egg moves and most ttar want to make use of pursuit. If not it will be useful for breeding it onto another one.
#4Gogito4Posted 11/27/2013 11:00:09 PM
Pursuit trapping stuff like Latias can be key for winning the battle over doing a bit more damage.
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#5Pervert_KuhnPosted 11/27/2013 11:01:31 PM
So you can switch in on a psychic or ghost type that really don't want to fight you, but have to, or else they die.
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#6EnvoyofunoII(Topic Creator)Posted 11/27/2013 11:04:41 PM
I still have no idea why this is better than Crunch after these responses. It seems like it would just do the damage Crunch normally does in a good situation.
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#7Kromlech06Posted 11/27/2013 11:05:45 PM
Gengar can switch out of Crunch.

He cannot switch out of Pursuit.
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#8Gogito4Posted 11/27/2013 11:05:50 PM
Latias can't switch out without dying. Gengar can't switch out without dying.
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#9neonplanetsPosted 11/27/2013 11:06:42 PM
EnvoyofunoII posted...
I still have no idea why this is better than Crunch after these responses. It seems like it would just do the damage Crunch normally does in a good situation.


Pursuit slaughters things that try to switch like Starmie.
#10ThatGuyOverDerPosted 11/27/2013 11:07:38 PM
EnvoyofunoII posted...
I still have no idea why this is better than Crunch after these responses. It seems like it would just do the damage Crunch normally does in a good situation.


When Pokemon switch out on TTar, you can use Pursuit before they escape. Pursuit does a lot of damage when the opponent tries to switch out. Pursuit trapping also messes with psychic types.
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