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Why in Showdown I cannot use Magic Bounce Xatu ?

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I have Pokemon Showdown and created a new team that you can see in the RMT section.
I made it, and then looked for a battle and they said:

Your team was rejected for the following reasons:

  • Xatu must come from a specific event that gives it its DW ability.

I want Xatu for this team 'cause I tried Espeon, and didn't love so much.
Xatu's moveset:

Xatu @ Leftovers
Trait: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 Atk
Impish Nature
- Psyshock
- Calm Mind
- Baton Pass
- Toxic

That is odd and is a shame !
I want Magic Bounce to don't fail facing hazard Skarmory or Ferrothorn or even Forrestress.
Help me, please !

asked May 19, 2013 by RecreativeReshiram

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Baton Pass Xatu is only available in Gen III, and learns it from its previous evolution Natu:

Natu special moves

Natu learns it in a side game, Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness. So in order to get a Baton Pass Natu in Gen V, you need to purify Natu, transfer it from Pokemon XD to Emerald/ LeafGreen/ FireRed, then migrate it via Pal Park into Gen IV, then trade it to Gen V.

Technically, if you had a male Natu/ Xatu with Baton Pass and a female Natu/ Xatu with Magic Bounce, it would be possible to breed a Magic Bounce Natu with Baton Pass.


I guess it was either an oversight on Showdown's part, or they didn't think it was practical since nearly no one would have a Magic Bounce Baton Pass Xatu in Gen V.

Give it this set instead:
U-Turn
Roost
Light Screen
Reflect/ Psyshock

answered May 19, 2013 by fondant
selected May 19, 2013 by RecreativeReshiram
Thanks you.