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. --- Pokemon Y 3DS Friend Code: 3196-3840-9285
Who said it was "better"? I thought most Jolly sets (well Jolly and Scarf) use both Crunch and Pursuit. --- WATCHING JAMES HARDEN'S QUALITY DONG EXTINGUISH MY TEAM'S DEFENSE REMINDS ME THAT LOLKNICKS fatmelo.tumblr.com
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. --- The Official Almaz von Almandine Adamant of the Disgaea 4 Board Pokemon X FC: 4768-7650-8206. In-Game Name: Evangeline
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. --- Pokemon Y 3DS Friend Code: 3196-3840-9285
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. --- Nintendo 3DS FC: 3866 - 8470 - 7794