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I wondered if this will work?

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Ok I looked at flinching and I thought of a strategy. If you have a Pokemon with serene grace(doubles chance of flinching)and you use a move like air slash with a 30% chance of flinching it would double to 60% plus kings rock would be 70% chance. So if I send out 2 Pokemon with serene Grace I could flinch a lot unless they have an ability. Am I missing something?

asked Mar 31, 2014 by Parzival15
I'm sorry to tell you this, but these strategies have been around a long time. Combine that with paralysis to make it so that they almost never get to move.

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No, it doesn't work like that.

For example, a Serene Grace Pokemon using Air Slash while holding King's Rock has a 0.6 + (1 - 0.6) * 0.1 = 64% chance to flinch.

You could send out 2 Pokemon with Serene Grace and flinch hax everything, but remember that only Togekiss has Serene Grace & Air Slash, since Shaymin-sky is not usable over wifi (it reverts to Shaymin when put into a PC box). The other Pokemon that have Serene Grace don't have Air Slash, closest being Dunsparce with Headbutt.

King's Rock

answered Mar 31, 2014 by fondant
selected Apr 1, 2014 by Parzival15
Ok thanks. 64% is still a good chance though!