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What's the point of the move "Flatter"?

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User Info: keflyn

keflyn
3 years ago#1
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User Info: Takaoldaria

Takaoldaria
3 years ago#2
I dunno.
I feel like it could be used in Doubles with a Special Attacker and a well-placed Persim Berry or Own Tempo..

Nah.
That'll never work.
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zhellybelly
3 years ago#3
Same as Swagger but Special Attack instead of Attack.
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User Info: Froakiebloke

Froakiebloke
3 years ago#4
zhellybelly posted...
Same as Swagger but Special Attack instead of Attack.


But the point of Swagger is that they use the attack stat when damaging themself, and special attack has no relation to confusion whatsoever.

User Info: tarzanmx

tarzanmx
3 years ago#5
Froakiebloke posted...
zhellybelly posted...
Same as Swagger but Special Attack instead of Attack.


But the point of Swagger is that they use the attack stat when damaging themself, and special attack has no relation to confusion whatsoever.


You can use it on a Physical Attacker and not risk it killing you if it manages to hit, for one.
The only other use that comes to mind is using Psych Up to get a free +2 if you're in Doubles or something, but that's too situational.
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User Info: sonic2307

sonic2307
3 years ago#6
No point. That's why you never see Flatter used anywhere.
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User Info: Gameandwatch2

Gameandwatch2
3 years ago#7
Doesn't Flatter only raise special attack by one stage?

In any case, it also has the very situational use of providing a free stat boost to the odd few Pokemon with Own Tempo.
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Froakiebloke
3 years ago#8
tarzanmx posted...
Froakiebloke posted...
zhellybelly posted...
Same as Swagger but Special Attack instead of Attack.


But the point of Swagger is that they use the attack stat when damaging themself, and special attack has no relation to confusion whatsoever.


You can use it on a Physical Attacker and not risk it killing you if it manages to hit, for one.
The only other use that comes to mind is using Psych Up to get a free +2 if you're in Doubles or something, but that's too situational.


For the first use confuse ray would be better in case it turns out that your opponent is an idiot and has a special move.

User Info: tarzanmx

tarzanmx
3 years ago#9
Froakiebloke posted...
tarzanmx posted...
Froakiebloke posted...
zhellybelly posted...
Same as Swagger but Special Attack instead of Attack.


But the point of Swagger is that they use the attack stat when damaging themself, and special attack has no relation to confusion whatsoever.


You can use it on a Physical Attacker and not risk it killing you if it manages to hit, for one.
The only other use that comes to mind is using Psych Up to get a free +2 if you're in Doubles or something, but that's too situational.


For the first use confuse ray would be better in case it turns out that your opponent is an idiot and has a special move.


Yup. That's why I called it situational, at best.
It's just outclassed by the other confusion moves.
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User Info: Ajenla

Ajenla
3 years ago#10
Flatter could be a bit better than Swagger when you're using something extra frail that couldn't handle the boosted hits that Swagger grants.

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But you probably won't be using anything like that anyways.
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