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Stop using Xatu on non Rain/Sand teams

#1iKhan88Posted 12/27/2013 10:45:51 PM
Seriously, I like Xatu as a pokemon, but it's terrible, and it's only become more outclassed this gen.

With the weather nerf, Morning Sun is a much more reliable form of recovery, unless you are running your own rain or sand. That allows Espeon to run Xatu's bulky set. Espeon has better defensive stats anyway, having a base special defense stat 25 more than Xatu, with only a slightly lower defense stat, and the same HP.

The only things Xatu actually has over Espeon are Thunder Wave and U-Turn, but I honestly don't think it's worth the severe drop in power, SR weakness, and loss of Baton Pass.
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#2WallydraiglePosted 12/27/2013 10:47:37 PM
I'll keep that in mind..
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#3DatOneBoiiPosted 12/27/2013 10:47:47 PM
maybe I like Xatu
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#4kadabriumPosted 12/27/2013 10:48:17 PM
#5Great_ReapettePosted 12/27/2013 10:49:44 PM
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