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What is a FEAR Pokemon?

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asked Dec 24, 2012 by SammichHero

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F.E.A.R. is a last-resort strategy used in competitive battling, normally usable only once per battle. A "F.E.A.R. Pokémon" is a Pokémon compatible with a certain moveset capable of defeating a full-HP opponent at virtually any level (most notably LV 100) while itself is only at LV 1 or 2, the reason being for bragging rights. The most well-known Pokémon used for this strategy is a Rattata.

F.E.A.R. generally stands for:

Focus Sash
(Quick) Attack

After one of the player's Pokémon faints, the F.E.A.R. Pokémon can be sent out against an opponent's Pokémon with (preferably) full HP. During the first turn, the F.E.A.R. Pokémon will use Endeavor, and the opponent will most likely use an offensive attack to try to defeat the F.E.A.R. Pokémon (assuming, of course, that the opponent isn't aware of this strategy). The F.E.A.R. Pokémon would indeed faint, if it were not holding the Focus Sash, which allows the user to hold on to 1 HP after a hit which would otherwise knock it out from max-HP. When the Pokémon uses Endeavor, the HP of the opponent's Pokémon will equal the HP of its own (which is now, assuming Focus Sash triggered, equal to 1). During the following turn, the F.E.A.R. Pokémon can use Quick Attack to wipe out the remaining 1 HP of the opponent's Pokémon. Focus Sash will not work twice, so a Pokémon can only use this strategy once. -Me

answered Dec 24, 2012 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ
selected Jan 1, 2013 by Mewderator
Rattata is the most well known, but not the best: Aron is.
Aron has Sturdy, so you can have it hold the Shell Bell to restore it's HP to full after Endeavor, so you can do it again.  Also, first bring out a Hippowdon or Tyranitar.  Now, that's boss.
I never said rattata was the best. There is such thing as other weather, and ghost types. Fear sucs and can be countered many ways. Its cheap and gimmicky IMO.
That's why Taillow's hidden ability is scrappy.
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answered Dec 24, 2012 by JirachiCelebiMew