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What's the point of Delibird's Hidden Ability having the same effect as one of it's normal abilities?

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Hidden Ability: Insomnia

Normal Ability: Vital Spirit

asked Jan 27 by SpacefishFlygon

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BECUZ DELIBURD THO

Actually, there is a difference. Vital Spirit actually has an effect outside of battle that makes it more likely for a higher leveled Pokemon to appear in the wild. Insomnia only makes you stay awake. Really, Vital Spirit is better so going for Insomnia is pointless.

answered Jan 27 by hotcakes
selected Jan 27 by SpacefishFlygon
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Cause Delibird's been up all night workin

Both in the anime and in the games, Delibird serves to deliver packages or presents, and being based off of Santa Claus, it often has a world-wide operation. And much like Santa Clause, while everyone's asleep, his work is done. Santa Claus does not have time for sleep, an neither does the hardworking delibird. Delibird must stay up as long as possible to deliver as many presents as possible to as many people as possible, so it the real world it has Vital Spirit, to keep it awake and keep it motivated. This is further proven by it's other ability being hustle, reflecting on the fact that Delibird has to hustle to get its work done. Delibird is so laborious in fact that even in it's dreams, even in a world of dreams where anything is possible, Delibird continues to work.

So, canonically, there is a purpose, but there is none competitively speaking.

answered Jan 27 by Ludicobro
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It's Delibird. It isn't meant to be good. I mean what is the point of its signature move, and the only move it gets levelling up, having a 20% chance of HEALING the defending Pokemon?

If you want a more precise answer, then you need to ask GameFreak.

answered Jan 27 by MeloettaMelody
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Hustle Choice Banded Aerial Ace >:C