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Does Quick Claw ALWAYS let you go first, when it activates?

2 votes

Sorry for capitals on always, the reason for it is if it could let you attack pokemon before they use protect/detect?

asked Dec 11, 2010 by Xapper
edited Aug 4, 2011 by Pokemaster

1 Answer

3 votes

No. it can't.
the reason:

Quick Claw is the most common one you will see. It has a 3/16 chance of boosting your Pokémon's priority and attacking first. However, this is not utilised in skipping priority stages. So if you have a Quick Claw attached and it activates while you use Flamethrower, but your opponent uses Quick Attack, you will still attack second.(http://www.serebii.net/games/speedpriority.shtml)

answered Aug 4, 2011 by Dark"jo"ray
So quick claw is completely unrelated to priority altogether?