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Does Aegislash change forms before or after using an attack?

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asked Oct 14, 2013 by trachy

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"It very much did, thank you. I wish I could upvote your comment. If you make a separate answer, I will vote it up and BA it."

Trachy, it depends on the attack order. Say for example I am in the defensive mode and you have a Pokemon out. If you move first, you will hit me with my defensive stats. If I then use an attack immediately afterwards, I would change into offensive form and then deliver the attack. (The base stat changes apply before/with the attack so that you /do/ get the attack boost).

If I were to attack your Pokemon first I would change to offensive form and then deliver the attack. If you then attacked me immediately afterwards (before I change back to defensive form) then you would target my lower defense stats. I hope that cleared things up for you.

answered Oct 15, 2013 by Labyrinthine
selected Oct 15, 2013 by trachy
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Aegislash changes form before you make an attack.

answered Oct 14, 2013 by Mewderator
Thanks.
Could you perhaps give me an order which it happens?
Like would it be you select Gyro Ball, and it changes your form to Attack at the start of the turn? Or would it be your opponent is faster, they hit your Shield form first, then you use Gyro Ball and while you use it it turns you into Blade form?
So do you take the hit in Shield form and then hit back in Blade form, or do you take the hit and give it in Blade form?
Trachy, it depends on the attack order. Say for example I am in the defensive mode and you have a Pokemon out. If you move first, you will hit me with my defensive stats. If I then use an attack immediately afterwards, I would change into offensive form and then deliver the attack. (The base stat changes apply before/with the attack so that you /do/ get the attack boost).

If I were to attack your Pokemon first I would change to offensive form and then deliver the attack. If you then attacked me immediately afterwards (before I change back to defensive form) then you would target my lower defense stats. I hope that cleared things up for you.
It very much did, thank you. I wish I could upvote your comment. If you make a separate answer, I will vote it up and BA it.