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Anti-truant strategy?

2 votes

This only works for double battles. slaking teach it return, earthquake, stone edge, thunder punch. give him a partner that knows either worry seed, gastro acid, or skill swap. then boom you have an extremely powerful pokemon.

asked Oct 14, 2010 by Speed freak
edited Oct 14, 2010 by Pokemaster

1 Answer

3 votes

YEah this works well, and is kind of common for Slaking. However, Worry seed does not work against Truant, so Gastro Acid is the better choice. If you're going to run gastro acid, be careful because you can probably predict it when you see a poison pokemon, and there aren't many non poison types that learn it. You could skill swap it, but then you have it on your teammate, and you would try to switch it to your opponent, but they would just switch out to cancel it, and by then your pokemon will have taken some damage. So Gastro Acid would be the best choice when put on a subtle pokemon.

Ps.-where did you ever get this awesome strategy? Definitely not the strategy I told you from an earlier question...

answered Oct 14, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
Common Slaking strategy. Most people will see it coming.