Thread: Life Orb
View Single Post
Old February 19th, 2013 (10:54 AM).
Jake♫'s Avatar
Jake♫ Jake♫ is offline
► My Happy Little Pill 
  • Platinum Tier
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New York
Gender: Male
Nature: Lax
Posts: 2,950
Life Orb is almost required for anything that's trying to wall-break or to sweep. The 30% damage increase can change multiple 2HKOs to OHKOs, or 3HKOs to 2HKOs, much like that of using Stealth Rock. Although there are other items that help achieve these goals (such as Choice items), the 10% HP drop is worth the power increase. As for matching it with Pokemon, anything that needs to sweep, wall-break, and Pokemon with Magic Guard or Sheer Force (as the HP drop doesn't happen if the move used has a secondary effect).