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Author:   Gengar666
Date:   Sep 27, 12 at 11:52am (PST)
Subject:   Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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My idea:

Starmie
Nature: + Sp Atk/ -Def
EV: 152HP/ 76 Sp Atk/ 84 Spd
IV: 31 Speed, 31 Sp Atk.

Move Set 1
1) Recover
2) Psychic
3) Confuse Ray
4) Surf

Move Set 2
1) Recover
2) Substitute
3) Confuse Ray
4) Psychic




Author:   MagnetBoy
Date:   Sep 27, 12 at 1:11pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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Gengar666 well it depends on what you want Starmie to do: attack hard, attack pretty well but stick around (and maybe RapidSpin a bit), or just irritate. Thoughts?



Author:   Jeevs
Date:   Sep 27, 12 at 1:27pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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thunder wave / surf / ice beam / recover
go



Author:   Gengar666
Date:   Sep 28, 12 at 11:58am (PST)
Subject:   re: Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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OOOOOO thunder wave is NASTY, I might take Jeevs list but with a twist to get more bang for my buck.

Thunder Wave
Surf
Psychic
Recover

That way starmie will do extra damage with both psy and surf since its type based. The ice beam would be nice for taking out dragons though. But thats what my hydregion is for



Author:   MagnetBoy
Date:   Sep 29, 12 at 8:49am (PST)
Subject:   re: Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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quote Gengar666
OOOOOO thunder wave is NASTY, I might take Jeevs list but with a twist to get more bang for my buck.

Thunder Wave
Surf
Psychic
Recover

That way starmie will do extra damage with both psy and surf since its type based. The ice beam would be nice for taking out dragons though. But thats what my hydregion is for
Starmie @ Leftovers
Natural Cure
Timid
6HP/252Sp.Atk/252Spe
-ThunderWave
-Surf/HydroPump
-Psychic
-Recover

Like dis?



Author:   Gengar666
Date:   Sep 29, 12 at 1:52pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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Which is better, thunder wave, or confuse ray? Thats the real decision.



Author:   supergoji18
Date:   Sep 30, 12 at 3:51pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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quote Gengar666
Which is better, thunder wave, or confuse ray? Thats the real decision.
Thunder Wave. It's permanent and also reduces the speed stat by 25%



Author:   Gengar666
Date:   Sep 30, 12 at 6:45pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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But its only 25% chance of stopping their turn while confusion has a 50% chance and it causes damage.



Author:   Icekickseverything
Date:   Oct 01, 12 at 3:27am (PST)
Subject:   re: Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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Accuracy as well.

Twave is better though.




Author:   supergoji18
Date:   Oct 03, 12 at 1:12pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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Gengar666 yes, but confusion only lasts about 2-5 turns, or until the confused pokemon switches out. With thunder wave, it's permanent, and the effects don't go away, even if the affected pokemon switches out. Plus, like Icekickseverything already said, its more accurate



Author:   Gengar666
Date:   Oct 03, 12 at 3:02pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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Hmmm you guys have swayed me. I will take ye advice!



Author:   MagnetBoy
Date:   Oct 03, 12 at 3:59pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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supergoji18 does paralysis really lower by 25%? I could've sworn it was fifty o:



Author:   Slash
Date:   Oct 03, 12 at 4:09pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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Ice Beam > Psychic
plz



Author:   MagnetBoy
Date:   Oct 03, 12 at 4:46pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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quote Slash
Ice Beam > Psychic
plz
Gengar666 this is also a pretty solid idea, especially if you find your team having trouble with Dragon-types. However, if you already have a hard counter to them, then Psychic is still good for Fighting-type foes of course



Author:   Gengar666
Date:   Oct 03, 12 at 4:50pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Starmie Build (Help pick a moveset)
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MagnetBoy
No, it lowers their speed TO 25% of original. Then has 25% chance of pz.

Really, Ice Beam > Psychic???

Sure, it has that small chance of freeze and kill grass, dragon, flying and ground, but consider that starmie is part psychic so it will deal 50% more damage and covers, ghost, fighting, and poison.


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