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How do YOU use your hold items?

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I know there are certain hold items that have obvious uses like the choice items (sweeping), however other items are so obscure that they are rarely used and can be used in unique sets. I'd like to know how you use those items (for competitive battling).

asked Aug 17, 2013 by Pixelmon

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I always liked using the Custap Berry.

Causes the holder to go first once when HP falls below 25%

So between 1% of the HP and 25% My Pokemon will get priority that turn. I use this in tandem with Pokemon who can abuse Spikes and have the ability of Sturdy. If I send out a Pokemon with full HP and its Sturdy activates I can get down at least two layers of Hazards.

For an example I will provide a Pokemon that I have recently been using in UU.

Crustle
Crustle @ Custap Berry
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 44 HP / 252 Atk / 212 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Spikes
- Stone Edge
- X-scissor

I use this as a suicide lead and it works. It's job is to get SR first and foremost and Spikes next. It can also come out on Chandelure with Stone Edge for a kill with a strong attack.

answered Aug 17, 2013 by hotcakes
selected Dec 29, 2013 by &Shining Yin