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Old April 1st, 2018 (8:09 AM).
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    These are items that enhance the stats of a Pokémon in-battle. There are 8 of them in total: X Attack, X Defence, X Sp Atk, X Sp Def, X Speed, X Accuracy, Dire Hit, and Guard Spec.

    I've hardly ever used these items in the past and have usually just sold them in order to buy things like Potions and Pokéballs, though I might start using them more often in the future. Do you use these items regularly?
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    Old April 1st, 2018 (8:51 AM).
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    I never used them after trying them once back in Yellow. I know they got buffed in Gen VII, but I didn't use them when playing Sun. Most of the time I keep them in my Bag and ignore them.
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    Old April 1st, 2018 (9:18 AM).
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    The games aren't hard enough to warrant use if I'm completely honest. Maybe back in the earlier generations, but the recent ones just don't require them.
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    Old April 1st, 2018 (4:31 PM).
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      No. I don't like using them unless I'm in a desperate battle like against Whitney.
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      Old April 1st, 2018 (4:50 PM). Edited April 1st, 2018 by ZeoStar.
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        I'm in the minority with this, but I rely on battle items heavily.

        One of my favorite things to do in Ultra Sun was use Work Up with Primarina, then X Speed, and sweep through teams.

        I couldn't get Swords Dance on Talonflame either, so to make up for it, I bought a stock of X Attacks and used them frequently.

        Battle Items also helped me through many of the post game battles.
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        Old April 1st, 2018 (5:28 PM).
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        I have used them maybe once or twice before when doing playthroughs where my Pokemon had an extreme disadvantage early. Otherwise I just sell these lol
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        Old April 2nd, 2018 (3:39 AM).
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        No, I forget they exist. If my bag is full then those items are the first things I toss to make room for a valued found item.
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        Old April 4th, 2018 (2:51 AM).
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        Never ever. Although I was tempted when facing Norman but alas. I beat him at his own game by NOT using them. ;)

        Would prefer to just have a perfect moveset, tbh.
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        In Gen VII, they double stats instead of +1, so they’re even better there. You can literally throw out a drawback free SD/Iron Defense/Nasty Plot/Amnesia.

        Even so, most challenges I do nowadays are no items in battle.
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