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What is the point of Truant?

2 votes

It's slaking abilities... what for?

asked Jul 29, 2010 by Wobbuffet33
Figured I'd add my two cents worth:

Another good use of Traunt is in double battles, have something super fast use skill swap on Slaking, then pass it to your opponent.

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9 votes
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As Swampert recently educated me in Truant (And did a damn good job at that!), I can answer this with saying that it compensates and balances Slaking out, seeing as it has a massive Base 160 Attack.

If you space it out between the hindering of Truant, that's more like a 80 Base Attack, seeing as you're only attack half as often as the average Pokemon.

Just for balance reasons Bro. Imagine fighting Norman in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire; fighting against two Slaking without Truant, both able to (mathematically) hit harder than GROUDON. Yeah, I don't want to even dream about it either...shivers in fear

answered Jul 29, 2010 by ~-~WILL~-~
Thank you, thank you:)
Sorry for stealing your thunder, Bro. xD
Although it is possible to change its ability with moves like Gastro Acid and Worry Seed.