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Gyro ball mechanics?

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How does gyro ball work my steelix's speed is 49 and is level 65 but for some reason it is not very strong on the rhydon and gravler I face why. does it also have something to do with the opponents speed

asked Sep 24, 2010 by Speed freak

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It's based on your speed compared to the opponent. So using Gyro Ball against a fast opponent is way more powerful that against a low opponent.

Graveler and Rhydon are fairly slow as well so it won't do much damage (if they were the same speed it would only be power 25). When you have Gyro Ball it's best to make yourself as slow as possible. You would do this with a Speed-hindering nature and no speed EVs.

answered Sep 24, 2010 by Pokemaster
Thank you I don't have a speed hindering nature but no evs I will give him the laging tail which ironically looks like a onix tail :)
You can also use the move curse, it will lower your speed, and raise attack power, so it will do a ton of damage, and since Steelix already gets STAB from gyro ball...
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According to this
http://pokemondb.net/move/gyro-ball
the calculation is
base power = 25 x target speed / user speed
so, if your opponent speed is 100, you have base power 51... so small, I think!

answered Sep 24, 2010 by Wobbuffet33
edited Sep 24, 2010 by Wobbuffet33
Am I right? hope I am!