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Old July 14th, 2012, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Arghlx View Post
I don't follow the anime, but I heard that in some episodes he used smart battle tactics. Like, teaching Sleep Talk to his Heracross when he was going to go up against a Pokemon with Rest. Don't know if this is true, though, so correct me if I'm wrong. I should probably learn more about the actually smart things he's done.
Yeah, Ash used his Heracross against Nando's Kricketune, because Heracross already knew Sleep Talk, and he knew Nando's main strategy with Kricketune was to make its opponent fall asleep. He also used a offense in defense strategy with his Buizel by letting it use Water Gun while spinning, creating a sort of shield that would always damage the opponent at contact, cleverly named Counter Shield.

So yeah, Ash isn't all about losing to new trainers, and those are just a few of his improvements during his less than a year long adventure.