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# Who goes first if both Pokemon are same speed and are holding Quick Claw?

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If both the user's and the foe's pokemon have a quick claw and their speed stat is same who will go first?

edited May 18, 2012

If two Pokemon have the same speed, and are not holding Quick Claw, then it's random (50/50) who goes first.

Quick Claw gives the holder a 20% chance of moving first.
If it doesn't activate for either Pokemon, then the first mover will be random as above.
If it activates for both Pokemon, then the first mover will be random as above.
If it activates for one of the Pokemon and not the other, that Pokemon will move first.

Here's some fun maths, if you're interested. There is an 80% chance for each Pokemon that it won't activate, so a 64% chance (0.80.8) it will not activate for both Pokemon. And a 4% chance (0.20.2) it will activate for both Pokemon. Therefore:

• Neither QC activates: 64%.
• Both QCs activate: 4%.
• Only one QC activates: 32%.
selected Aug 12, 2012
For "AT LEAST ONE ACTIVATES"
1-{(8/10)*(8/10)}=0.31= 31%

It would be chosen at random.

Source: Experience.

Like sometimes my pokemon get to go first and then sometimes the foes pokemon get to go first right?
Correct.
Thanks dudes

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