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Why don't Excadrill movesets include a Grass/Flying type move to counter weaknesses?

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If Excadrill is weak to water and Fighting types/type moves, why don't most movesets include a grass or flying type move to counter?

asked Dec 17, 2011 by musicismylife
edited Dec 18, 2011 by Pokemaster

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Because he has no access to a physical Grass type move, and the only flying move he has access to that's physical is Ariel Ace.

Which you have to look at this calculation.

Ariel Ace - 60 Power, when super effective power doubles to 120.
Earthquake - 100 power, due to STAB ( Same type attack bonus ) becomes 150 power.

Meaning Earthquake on Excadrill is actually better agaisn't a fighting type than Ariel Ace.

That's why they don't include Flying / Grass moves.

answered Dec 17, 2011 by Josh
selected Jan 27, 2013 by musicismylife