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Does the Psychic type benefit Gardevoir?

#1LRodCPosted 8/19/2014 2:25:44 PM
Does the type benefit it? - Results (95 votes)
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22.11% (21 votes)
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I think it does since it gains a dual STAB and can counter Poison types.
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#2FryDays5000Posted 8/19/2014 5:11:03 PM
It really does. STAB on Psyshock is handy for special walls. Not to mention dat 4x Fighting resistance lets it counter every Fighting type not named Lucario and Cobalion if scarfed and switched into their Fighting STABS.
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#3GhetsisPosted 8/19/2014 5:12:27 PM
It doesn't counter Poison types, but I say yes, because it can demolish Venusaur.
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#4LRodC(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2014 5:16:53 PM
Ghetsis posted...
It doesn't counter Poison types, but I say yes, because it can demolish Venusaur.

Meant to say check, sorry.
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#5celticpride6Posted 8/19/2014 5:17:47 PM
STAB Psyshock is always good. Its only weak to Ghost, Steel and Poison so there's worse typings out there.
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#6ArchaengelXPosted 8/21/2014 11:07:18 AM
Having the Psychic typing allows Gardevoir to unleash psychic moves with STAB to tackle poison types that would threaten it.
#7Lord_ChivalryPosted 8/21/2014 11:13:30 AM
Yes, Gardevoir benefits from the psychic type.
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#8DarkKirby2500Posted 8/21/2014 11:18:42 AM
Stab Psyshock and the occasional Poison Type you face (Venusaur as mentioned) is the only common benefit.

In a Baton Pass scenario Stab Stored Power.

But with that comes many disadvantages like Weakness to Dark (extremely common attack type with many amazing moves), Ghost (also very common), and Bug. Fairy neutralizes Bug and Dark but would be a resistance without Psychic.

Psychic is my favorite typing, and I'm happy Gardevoir is Psychic as a result, but I don't deny that Psychic is one of the worst typings in the game.
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#9EdwardoMario16Posted 8/21/2014 11:42:37 AM

Psychic may not be all that good by itself, but Psychic and Fairy go together like PB and Jelly.

Psychic lets Gardevoir kill Special Walls and Poisons, which would otherwise be troublesome for it, and Fairy prevents it from being meat for whatever Bug or Dark Type out there.
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#10kingoffrost4Posted 8/21/2014 1:20:06 PM
yes, it can take out poison type easily with said typing.
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