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What is better for jolteon agility or double team?

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I am going to use my jolteon in wi-fi battles, I dont really know much about jolteon strategies

asked Apr 20, 2013 by betl4eva
retagged Apr 20, 2013 by fondant

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Jolteon is already really fast so go double team. It is really annoying to get your evasion higher, and the Pokemon can't hit you. Although, if your jolteon's speed is somehow low, then you can use agility instead.

answered Apr 20, 2013 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ
selected May 1, 2013 by Mewderator
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Double Team (and indeed all evasion moves) are kinda frowned upon, and are banned in Smogon tiers (except Ubers).

I would go with something more useful to be honest. Double Team only increases the chance of Jolteon surviving a hit, it doesn't guarantee it, and Jolteon already has low defences, so you're probably just going to waste a move slot with Double Team or Agility.

Jolteon @ Choice Specs
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Timid (is best)
- Volt Switch
- Thunderbolt
- HP Ice/ Shadow Ball (depending on what its HP is)
- Signal Beam

I mean, you could use your Jolteon to baton pass Agility to a sweeper, but like I say, it's quite frail already, so you'll want to use it to sweep as fast as possible.

answered Apr 20, 2013 by fondant
Do notice he said WiFi.
Do notice that I said frowned upon and not banned.
Do notice that I gave my reasons for better options.
And do notice that I was the one who edited the tags, so I would've seen that it tagged as wifi.
i actually mean like battling on a ds with it, not in showdown or anything like that.
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I hate it how double team makes me miss the other Pokemon. I'd go with double team because Jolteon already has awesome speed and being able to hit first most of the time is awesome but whatever the speed is, if you can't be damaged you can't be defeated.

Hope this helps.

answered Apr 23, 2013 by LegendaryTrainer