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Is Flatter useless?

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Flatter is a move that raises the opponents Sp. Attack two stages, and confuses them as well.
(The equivalent to Swagger.)

Last time l thought, l thought confusion was based on Attack, and not Sp. Attack.
Doesn't this mean Flatter is another useless move?

asked Jun 11, 2011 by Sam Sam Sam Sam
edited Jun 15, 2011 by Pokemaster

1 Answer

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Best answer

Swagger would work better with the confusion, but flatter can still have a few uses:

  • If you're battling a pokemon that you know won't carry special moves (like a Rhydon for instance) then the boosts that are supposed to benefit them are useless.
  • Since the opponent gets a stat boost, you can use the move punishment to do extra damage.
  • In double battles, you can boost up special attack with it if you have something to cure the confusion.
answered Jun 11, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jul 8, 2012 by Pokemaster
Wow, you and your ideas!