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What is the point of orbs if they damage the pokemon?

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The only thing i can think of is a fire orb on a pokemon w/ flashfire to power up fire moves. What are the purposes of the other orbs?

asked Jun 8, 2012 by Chimcharizard

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Lots of stuff:

  • Flame Orb can activate Guts, Marvel Scale, Quick Feet, and Flare Boost.
  • Toxic Orb can activate Guts, Marvel Scale, Quick Feet, Poison Heal, and Toxic Boost.
  • Both Orbs can be put on a Pokemon with the ability Magic Guard and Tricking the item away.
  • They can be used to inflict useless status on yourself so you wouldn't get harmed by another. You can have a Flame Orb on a Magic Guard Pokemon, make it burn (and you wouldn't take damage) you, so your opponent can't cripple you as easily.
  • Facade powers up.
answered Jun 8, 2012 by Mewderator
edited Jun 8, 2012 by Mewderator
Forgot Facade
My favorite thing to do is give the Flame Orb to my Cresselia who knows Psycho Shift and hand out free burns.