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Does using protect and then detect work?

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I used toxic and then this strategy, but it didn't work. Did I mess up? Would it work with endure?

asked May 26, 2010 by ohioscyther
edited Jul 17, 2010 by Pokemaster

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No you can't use them together. If you use Detect, Protect or Endure, using any of them again will make the accuracy 50%.

So it could work for a few turns but will fail pretty quickly. The chance of succeeding 3 times in a row is only 25%.

You should alternate Protect with an attacking move. You're still only taking a hit every other turn, so Toxic should work its magic.

Note: prior to Generation IV, the chance of each one drops by 50% each time, i.e. first it's 100% then 50% then 25%. So the chance of hitting 3 times in a row is even less at 12.5%.

answered May 26, 2010 by Pokemaster
edited Jul 29, 2010 by Pokemaster