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Why Do I See More Of Psyshock Than Psychic In Competitive Battles?

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Psychic has 90 BP, Psyshock has 80 BP. Also, most Pokemon I see have higher Defense than Special Defence. So why am I seeing Psyshock being used more often? Is it just that everyone that I saw with Psyshock are comeplete noobs in competitive battling? Or was I just wrong about the Defense/Special Defense thing? Plz explain!

asked Oct 23, 2013 by ~Spiritomb~

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Best answer

It is because Psychic users are (usually) Special Attackers. This means that they can do very little damage to Pokemon like Blissey, which has massive health and Special Defence. Psyshock gets around this problem by hitting its much weaker Defence stat, while still using the users Special Attack stat.

answered Oct 23, 2013 by MeloettaMelody
selected Oct 23, 2013 by ~Spiritomb~
lol 20 seconds earlier than you
yea you type faster :)
Thanks, +1
Actually I believe that the main reason is to counter Terrakion in Sand.
nah, terrakion has worse problems, though that is a valid reason
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Psyshock is used to counter Blissey and Chansey the monster special walls(also used for other walls, but these two are the worst)

It also gives dominant special types to hit defense while using their good special attack

answered Oct 23, 2013 by Generekt