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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, 2014 by Smoke Weed Everyday
edited Aug 2, 2014 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, 2014 by The Big Fudge
selected Nov 22, 2014 by Smoke Weed Everyday
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, 2014 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!