Competitive Team Questions (and Incomplete Team Help)
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January 27th, 2013 (05:21 PM). Edited January 27th, 2013 by Miss Doronjo.
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I'm curious because I'm not too familiar with the metagame, but let's say you have a Jolteon with 391 speed by lvl 100 and 318 SP ATK, which is quite frail in terms of defenses. Would this really make a difference when compared to a Jolteon with 394 Speed? And if so, how much?
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There are some issues. For starters, the Jolteon with 391 speed will be always outsped by pokemon within it's same base speed tier (130), and who are running a positive speed nature, and with max speed.
For example, a Jolteon with 394 Speed will always outspeed a Jolteon with 391 speed. So, that means that in a contest on which each Jolteon Shadow Balls each other, assuming their SpA are the same, there are no crits, or no SpD drop, then the faster one will always KO the slower one first.
However, not much non-scarfed pokemon have a 130 speed base tier, so, it's not too big of an issue.
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