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Old May 25th, 2013 (10:43 AM).
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Do you use items for battling purposes only like x defend, x accuracy, ect.?

I use them occasionally.

A good example (I think) to use them is when you try to catch legendaries. I caught Ho-oh on HG by starting out with Raikou and using 6 flashes, switching to Gengar, using 6 x sp defends on Gengar and 2 x accuracies to nearly perfect his Hypnosis accuracy as he never missed.
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Old May 25th, 2013 (11:38 AM).
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Never. Although your Ho-oh catching idea's pretty good. But I'd never use X Attack - it boosts by 1.5x, but in those two moves I can get two hits in, both of which have a chance to critical hit, and even if I don't, they do more than 1.5x damage. They also waste money.
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Old May 25th, 2013 (05:37 PM).
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I've never used battle items such as X Attack and X Speed etc. I found them to be terribly useless. The only time I've ever seen an NPC use them, was Misty in Pokemon Blue. Whenever I find some, I just sell them for the coin.
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Old May 25th, 2013 (05:57 PM).
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Like Curious there, I never use them either. I just don't have a use for them lol
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Old May 25th, 2013 (06:29 PM).
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No I found them absolutely worthless. I gave it a shot once, but honestly you're just better off using a stat raising move over those items. Although they did give me some extra cash so at least they weren't completely useless!
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I only use them when they're absolutely necessary, because sometimes you might need to take hits. I'd rather use moves that raise stats though.
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Old May 25th, 2013 (07:46 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Narnia:
No I found them absolutely worthless. I gave it a shot once, but honestly you're just better off using a stat raising move over those items. Although they did give me some extra cash so at least they weren't completely useless!

But if you use those instead of the depending stat raising move, you could have an extra move instead. Not talking about x speed for agility, or x attack and swords dance. But like x attacks for leer.
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Old May 25th, 2013 (08:13 PM).
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Never. I prefer using stat. boost move like Calm Mind, Nasty Plot etc.
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Old May 25th, 2013 (09:18 PM).
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Even when I was younger and my only strategy was to Fire Blast everything until it died, I never found actual use for them over stat boosting moves, but that's just me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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I can't say as I've ever used any of the battle items, and any of the ones I do get usually get sold whenever I get the chance. If the items boosted your speed, attack, etc. by 3 instead of 1, I'd probably end up using them, but I'd much rather use a move like Agility or Swords Dance to increase my stats quicker.
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Never haha! They are totally useless and I would rather just use a stat boosting move. I always sell these items.
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Old May 28th, 2013 (10:07 PM).
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No I don't usually use them, they are so horribly overpowered and basically trivialize any boss fight in the game even with an underleveled team.
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I have only used one once in my whole pokemon experience, it was an X defend, on the elite 4 in pokemon yellow. I didn't think it did anything (I was young) and besides, I don't mind training pokemon in the wild. so I prefer to do that.
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Old May 29th, 2013 (03:53 AM).
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NEVER. Never ever have I touched them, I don't know why, because I usually toughen up my Sinnoh Pokémon with nasty moves like Nasty Plot, and in HGSS I never had use of a status upgrade. Having said that, I just sell em off for some quick, cheap, bang-to-the-dang petty cash.
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The only time i've really used these is when i'm attempting a speed run.
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I rarely use X items. The only ones I use are the ones found free in the game. I can't remember buying an X item during all the time I've been playing Pokémon.
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Old May 29th, 2013 (08:25 AM).
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I never use battle items as it wastes a turn to do so, if I was going to boost a stat I would use a move like bulk up.
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Old May 29th, 2013 (11:12 AM).
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I never use them. I'd rather use a move to pump my Pokemon up than an item anyway. Because moves are cool.
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Never. But I liked OP's idea about using them when catching legendaries.
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