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Water Pulse or Scald for my Blastoise?

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And please include whether mega launcher boosts it by 1.2x or 1.5x.
Thanks in advance!

asked Aug 1 by It's a secret!
edited Aug 2 by Sempiternus

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You can only have one Mega-Evolved Pokemon in your team therefore the move you teach it should depend on whether it Mega evolves or not.

Blastoise@Blastoisinite (Mega-Blastoise): Water Pulse: Becomes a STAB move with 90 base power (1.5 increase due to the ability Mega Launcher) that can cause confusion.

Blastoise: Scald: A STAB move with 80 base power that can burn the opponent.

answered Aug 1 by The Big Fudge
selected Nov 22 by It's a secret!
so which one?
Give it scald unless you are going to have it as your mega-evolution then give it water pulse.
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Water Pulse have a 60 BP and its a Special Attack and may cause Confusion.
Scald have 80 BP and its a Special Attack and may cause Burn.

Mega Launcher - Increases the power of Aura and Pulse moves by 50%

Water Pulse's BP 60 + 50% = 90 BP x 1.5 (STAB) = 135 BP
Scald's BP 80 x 1.5 (STAB) = 120 BP

Confusion = 20%
Burn = 30%

GO FOR WATER PULSE BECAUSE ITS 135 BASE POWER AND SCALD IS 120 BASE POWER.

answered Aug 1 by ShinyFire
thnx! but both are 120 BP with stab included
what is the chance of confusion?
God dangit
You calculated the new base power of water pulse - with the mega launcher ability - using the base power of scald (80) rather than the base power of water pulse (60). Water pulse actually has a bade power of 90 coupled with the ability mega launcher not 120 because 60 x 1.5 = 90.
more math errors............. so many
finally! Thank u so much!
Scald also get STAB.
Why was this answer downvoted? It helped me a lot!