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Old April 4th, 2013 (7:47 PM).
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Originally Posted by AdrianD View Post
I gave it shadow ball to help cover Psychics with TR. I have mons that can cover dragons and Ferrothorn types.
Shadow Ball is useless on Rotom-W, or the other appliances in general. A neutral STAB Hydro Pump still does more than an unSTABed supereffective Shadow Ball. Use Volt Switch instead, as the scouting can be useful. Same applies for a resisted STAB Hydro Pump and a neutral unSTABed Shadow Ball.

Don't believe me? Calcs for base power of both moves:
STAB neutral Hydro Pump: 120 x 1.5 = 180
unSTABed supereffective Shadow Ball: 80 x 2 = 160

STAB resisted Hydro Pump: 120 x 1.5 = 180 / 2 = 90
unSTABed neutral Shadow Ball: 80