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Old December 5th, 2013 (5:54 PM).
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What is your favorite Ability overall and why. Explain yourself.
Mine would have to definitely be intimidate. It is just so useful, especially against physical attackers. Sucks how it is no longer cutting attack in half as of Gen 5 though.

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Old December 5th, 2013 (9:23 PM).
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Technician is pretty cool. Main thing I like about Breloom. Skill Link is also neat, making a lot of the repetition moves viable.
Old December 5th, 2013 (9:36 PM).
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There are so many abilities I can't make a proper decision. Probably Wonder Guard or Moxie. Moxie because it's a great way to continue a sweep, and Wonder Guard because of being immune to all non-supereffective moves is a huge boon. Sadly it's only on one Pokemon though, whereas Moxie have a couple more that can make use of it.
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Old December 5th, 2013 (10:09 PM).
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Speed Boost is one of my favorites. It increases your Speed by one stage every turn, which is very useful—especially when you're planning to set-up a sweep. I'm also a big fan of Magic Bounce. As long as you have this ability on your Pokémon, all non-damaging moves that your opponent uses on you would immediately be thrown back. Other than these two, I also like Sturdy, as well as Poison Heal. Sturdy prevents you from being knocked down with one hit, and with Poison Heal, you're able to recover a majority of HP while poisoned. (:
Old December 5th, 2013 (10:30 PM).
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I guess mine would have to be Moxie. It's a pretty useful ability when your going up against the Elite Four. I also like Sand Stream. It helps make the opposite team faint and doesn't affect your pokemon if you have the right ones.
Old December 5th, 2013 (10:33 PM).
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Favorite ability... hmmm... I really like the ability fur coat as of now... its a really good way to survive some of the bulkier heavy hitting physical moves. It also hinders the fighting weakness for Furfrou a lot since a lot of the fighting moves are physical

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Old December 6th, 2013 (6:45 AM).
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Moving this to PVP, as it's a "what do you pick"-thread.

Some abilities I really like are Keen Eye (no Sand attack works on me!) and Static (sudden paralyze on opponent <3).
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Moxie: The perfect ability for mass sweeping the floors of the competition.

Speed Boost: Useful for speed-killing the heck out of your opponent's team. Not letting them strike first is the ultimate key to victory!

Prankster: Ahha, this naughty little ability has been my best friend in the form of Liepard. ;D Thunder wave + Swagger + Foul Play = only 30% chance for the opponent to attack = WIN. (in most cases)

Guts: With this ability, Facade becomes extremely powerful, especially for Normal or part Normal-type users such as Swellow with Toxic Orb.
Old December 6th, 2013 (8:01 AM).
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My favorite ability would have to be Skill Link. It just feels too good to hit 5 times in a row.

Though what ability that I deemed very useful is Motor Drive. In BW, Motor Drive on Electivire was such a good feeling. I feel like a pro "predicting" their moves and switching into Electivire.
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I love Clear body as no stats lowering moves work with this.
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Magic Guard is my favourite ability, it's really useful not taking damage from entry hazards, weather conditions and status ailments!
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The most useful ability to me has always been Compound Eyes. It effectively takes moves like Sleep Powder which are normally of 75%, and bumps them up to almost always hitting at 97.5%. If it weren't for that, I don't think my Butterfree would've done as well as it did when I played HeartGold.
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cool, I haven't heard of some of these b4, o well, learning something new
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Sorta surprised there's no mention of Wonder Guard haha.
Old December 6th, 2013 (8:14 PM).
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Sorta surprised there's no mention of Wonder Guard haha.
I would have, if it weren't exclusive to a Pokemon with one HP. Hypothetically it should make Shedinja invincible, but it doesn't because Shedinja can still take residual damage (poisoning, burn, sandstorm, hail, entry hazard, etc).
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