I get that it hits pokes with a base 80 power move without letting them switch out, but it just seems really situational to me. Especially since two of the biggest users of it run it with a Choice item, limiting it's use even further.
Whenever I run a T-tar, Snorlax, or Scizor, I always opt for other options. --- This signature does not exist
Psychic- and Ghost-types, the only targets you should be Pursuiting, often can't do a thing to any of the three pokemon you mentioned. Pursuit nets you a free kill against and forces your opponent to play conservatively with most any Psychic- or Ghost-type. I fail to see how that's overrated. --- 3DS FC: 0259-1451-4788 Friend Safari: Piloswine, Snorunt, Beartic ~~ IGN: Sozane
Psychic- and Ghost-types, the only targets you should be Pursuiting, often can't do a thing to any of the three pokemon you mentioned. Pursuit nets you a free kill against and forces your opponent to play conservatively with most any Psychic- or Ghost-type. I fail to see how that's overrated.
Because most of the common Psychic and Ghost types either have a way to switch out safely or to not switch out and harm the trapper. Most also have enough bulk to tank the pursuit
Ghosts: Jellicent cripples Scizor, T-Tar, and Snorlax with burns Aegislash lols at Pursuit with King's Shield and lols at T-Tar with Sacred Sword Trevenant's entire strategy revolves around Substitute, so it won't care either
Psychics: Latias and Latios run either HP Fire or Surf or both for Scizor and T-Tar. Both have strong bulk Espeon often carries moves like Baton Pass, HP Fire, HP Fight, and Dazzling Gleam. Often runs Dual Screens in addition to bulky EVs Reuniclus is bulky and carries Focus Blast and/or HP Fire Celebi often carries BP or U-Turn in addition to bulky stats Xatu often carries U-Turn.
On top of that, you need to get into the situation where you have your T-Tar, Scizor, or Snorlax against a Psychic or Ghost type.
So I say Pursuit is situational because it's really only useful when you have a frail Psychic or Ghost type who happens to have no switch out moves or no moves to attack back with. Really the only pokemon that completely fit under that description are Alakazam, Gengar, and Starmie. --- This signature does not exist
Scizor would be better off with swords dance or agility as apposed to choice items. And why choice-lax? He has access to belly drum! --- Pokemon W: 3825 7871 9422 3DS: 4553 9997 9085 "Keep that bandwagon rollin' because I won't be getting on."
Everything you posted is extremely situational. You make it seem like all the Pokemon have outs to these guys. If that were the case you wouldn't play the game. --- FC: 2852-7455-1876 Pokemon X name: Alwheezy