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Is Archen useless with Defeatist?

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I have a Archen in B/w 2, and I was wondering if the ability "Defeatist" completely nullifies it's usage? Because what about moves like Super Fang, that bring to 1/2 HP etc., it just seems like a waste for a Pokemon with such sky high stats.

asked Sep 20, 2013 by WeegeeSensei
edited Sep 21, 2013 by 5th of November

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Well, Defeatist does make Archen/Archeops kind of a lot worse, but they're not useless by any means. Just try and maybe switch out if you know you're gonna go under 50%, or you can even teach it roost.
It's kind of the same thing as Game Freak did with Slaking, Slaking would be Uber if it wasn't for its ability.
It's Game Freak's way to not make the Pokemon overpowered, I guess.

answered Sep 20, 2013 by Hex
selected Dec 27, 2013 by Aura Warrior
This may have also been Game Freak's way of answering "why did such an overpowered Pokemon become extinct?"
Thx for the help.