The 'Ultimate" Moves
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February 1st, 2013 (2:54 PM).
Well yeah, no one really uses the recharge moves in competitive play. Especially the elemental ones. Because not only are the elemental recharge not really available to much pokemon, their secondary effect won't let the pokemon move or be switched out after use, having a window of opportunity available for their opponents to set up for a sweep counter-attack.
There is an interesting strategy you can do with them though; however it only works in double battles, and even then, it's a gimmick. What you can do is have one of your pokemon use an elemental recharge attack, and then, your other pokemon would immediately use roar on it, forcing it to switch out so you won't have the disadvantage of waiting for next turn to attack again. But again, it's a gimmick.
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