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Is he considered "good" for battling? He's my favorite pokemon ever but the minute I went to an online battle, I got obliterated. I'm kinda suckish at battling online, but I still have a basic grasp on whats super effective and what's not very effective, so I was utterly stunned at me getting one shorted by a fire pokemon.
So my question is, is he usable and I just suck, or is he equivalent of bringing a rock to a gunfight?
he has terrible special defence and fire attacks are mostly special so im guessing thats what you got hit by. onix really isnt good for much to be honest, but with eviolite maybe he can take some hits. to be honest, you really dont seem like you know much of anything about battling, knowing type matchups is step -5. look at pokemons' stats and moves to get an idea of what they can do
It used applications in LC. Its a lot faster then you would usually think. He actually loses speed when he evolves.
Typically though, people just use him like steelix. Stealth rocks, phasing ect. There is the possibilities of stab earthquake but you can and likely will be out sped by something that can kill you but you can afford to take at least 1 hit with sturdy. Aqua jet users are not too uncommon.
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