Pokemon Power Complex

By Matt

What is a power complex? Yes, it’s something I made up. But it can be applied in Pokemon almost all the time. Defining a power complex is simple: it is a desire for power; much like a God complex is a desire to become God. We know about this because of how many want legendary Pokemon either in the game or in their teams, and do not pay any attention to certain kinds of moves in battles, relying on the strongest ones (like Hyper Beam or Giga Impact).

Of course, a solid set of stats are good, but having the right moves are even better. Even I went through this once, voluntarily removing all the status and stat-changing moves, thinking they would do no good. However, once I got the chance to learn more about the various kinds of status conditions, I learned that incorporating status moves into a moveset will be very beneficial.

If you’ve been to the Battle Subway, Tower, etc., you will see that the farther in you progress, the more strategic your opponents will become. This is because brute force will simply not be enough to win a battle. One must use strategy, which is why status moves were created. A classic example is using Toxic, and immediately using Protect the next turn, thus slowly defeating one’s opponent.
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All About Blitzle And Zebstrika

By Emily

Being strong, fast electric types, Blitzle and Zebstrika are two top-notch Pokemon from the Unova region. Their stats and attacks give players at any level in the game a speedy edge, and the best part of these two is their relative commonness. Not to mention some recent merchandise. Zebstrika’s two best attributes are its Attack and Speed, which should be used to their full potential. With most of its moves being physical it has no problem dishing out some real damage.

With Flame Charge, it has a type advantage over many more Pokemon with the added bonus of a speed boost every time it uses the attack. Wild Charge and Thrash are two of the best attacks for this character, thanks to their high base power and Wild Charge’s Same Type Attack Bonus. Even though Thrash will eventually confuse Zebstrika, it allows the Pokemon to get some damage in for multiple turns. The recoil with Wild Charge may make it seem like a double-edge sword, it will allow Zebstrika to take down many of its opponents at a small price.
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