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Giga Drain or Energy Ball for my competitive Sceptile?

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The plan is to use Discharge with a scarfed Raichu with a Modest Nature so my Sceptile gets the boost.
Here's the thing; my Sceptile has 0 HP IVs but I really like Giga Drain so I don't know what to do!
Current set:
Sceptile @ Sceptilite
Modest Nature
252 Sp.atk/252 Spd/4 HP
-Energy Ball/Giga Drain
-Dragon Pulse
-Focus Blast
-Detect
Which one?

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Giga drain - even though your sceptile has low HP, the heal is based off the damage dealt.
Hmm, Energy Ball has 15 more power compared to Giga Drain... I would suggest Energy Ball as Sceptile doesn't have the best defensive stats, but that's just my opinion...

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I would say Giga Drain even though it has 15 less base power than Energy Ball because you can restore health with it, which can be helpful in tight situations and just all-around good.
As you can see Giga Drain would be a better choice than Energy Ball.And Giga drain damage is based on special attack IVs not HP IVs.

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Energy Ball has 15 more  than Giga Drain. Energy Ball's BP was increased from 80 to 90
I have edited after i saw your comment in the  question.