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Moveset choice for alakazam?

#1KillerGhandiPosted 6/8/2010 8:17:57 AM
Regular old modest zam but im between these 5 attacks -

Charge Beam
Psychic
Focus Blast
Signal Beam
Grass Knot

im liking charge beam since its a nice boost to sp. atk most of the time but smogon recommends grass knot. whats the benefit of coverage for grass knot over charge beam?

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#2TheChap656Posted 6/8/2010 8:33:42 AM
The problem with Alakazam is his terrible defenses. If he can't 1shot something, he'll probabaly die. So it's kind of risky to be using a move with only a base power of 50.

That doesn't mean it couldn't be useful. If you got a few of those off, Alakazam would be ripping everyone to shreds.
#3King_of_FlanPosted 6/8/2010 9:22:58 AM
Stick some Choice Specs on it.
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#4Rikan_GPosted 6/8/2010 2:37:16 PM
Go with Psychic, GK, Focus Blast and Signal Beam...With Specs or LO...
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#5naruto9foxPosted 6/9/2010 5:36:53 AM
Fire Punch
Ice Punch
Thunderpunch
Psychic
:D
lol thats what my Silver version had
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#6GeneralWooIPosted 6/9/2010 5:51:38 AM

From: naruto9fox | #005
Fire Punch
Ice Punch
Thunderpunch
Psychic
:D
lol thats what my Silver version had


But Alakazam has a lower attack than Pikachu >_>
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#7BlazinBearPosted 6/9/2010 6:14:36 AM
Back then those were all Special moves so they were more useful. Now they would be a bad choice.
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#8morpheus1138Posted 6/9/2010 8:17:23 AM
I'm trying to get signal beam for my alakazam - dark/ghost coverage ftw
#9Foxfire15Posted 6/9/2010 8:43:27 AM
Focus Blast will cover dark for you. Why not give it say...shadow ball?
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#10DETH5150Posted 6/9/2010 9:00:10 AM
shadow ball, psychic, signal beam, and shock wave. your also not considering acc. what good is sp atk if you miss?
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