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How useful is flash in-game?

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my Ampharous in HeartGold and black 2, knows flash, how useful is it? It lowers accuracy which is a great troll move especially because it means they'll hardly be able to hit. Plus, if I don't care about him fainting, I can lower it multiple times and avoid getting hit, a good example might be chuck, the next gym I'm coming up to in HG, Pidgeot is half normal type so it could be risky if he gets hit, so if I lower their accuracy with Ampharous first, It could work. So is this a good strategy to sometimes use in-game? Thanks:)
-CP

asked Sep 7, 2013 by CluelessPonyta
retagged Sep 7, 2013 by fondant

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I would not recommend Flash as a move to use even in-game, simply because it does not guarantee you avoiding the hit. I've been through gym leaders and E4 where they mass spammed things like Sand-Attack and Double Team on me, but I still managed to hit & KO their Pokemon (and not with moves like Swift or Aura Sphere either).

Even if you used Flash 6 times to minimise your opponent's accuracy, you're wasting time where you could be using a move to KO your opponent's Pokemon instead. Additionally, Flash will only count when the Pokemon you used it on is still on the field. I assume this Pidgeot is Blue's, and from memory he is liable to switch Pokemon before they have fainted. Even if his Pidgeot stays in, after you KO'd it, all those turns using Flash will be wasted.

What I would suggest for your Ampharos is Reflect & Light Screen, while holding Light Clay. You can get the 2 screens TMs in Goldenrod Dept. and Light Clay on Kanto Route 9. With Light Clay, those screens will last 8 turns and will protect your whole team, no matter who switches out.

answered Sep 7, 2013 by fondant
selected Sep 7, 2013 by CluelessPonyta
I'm still keeping flash just because I need it for caves, I was just curious. Thanks!:)
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Flash is a good move for lowering there accuracy.
You could add double team to one of your moves so they will
have a hard time landing a hit on you.
Flash is also used to brighten dark cave.
You could also paralyze them so they will barely be
able to move.

answered Sep 7, 2013 by RedtheLEGEND
This was answered 10 hours ago.
Actually he answered first about 10 hours ago his answer was just waiting for approval
Ah I see; didn't go onto his profile.