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Characteristics for shuckle?

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Well, I just caught a shuckle and i think it's pretty good. But it has the characteristics "likes to run" and i want a slow shuckle. I do not know as much about characteristics, so do you think it's bad?

asked Aug 24, 2012 by NO1974
if worse comes to worse give him the lagging tail

2 Answers

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Uh... "Likes to run" only means that that IV is highest.

Note that having a certain characteristic does not necessarily imply that the highest possible value for an IV is present. A Pokémon with an "Alert to sounds" characteristic could have a 6 in Speed (and thus very low IVs across all of its stats since none could be higher than 6) instead of a 31 in Speed.

From Bulbapedia.

So that means, Shuckle could still be slow, just the rest of its stats would be worse.
See http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Characteristic

answered Aug 24, 2012 by XtremeKiller
Does that mean, that shuckle could have higher (ex.) defense, than speed?
Yep. Shuckle's base speed is bad, while is base defense is huge.
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I wouldnt say its too bad but naturally its okay.But if you want a slow shuckle then you can have the relaxed ability.Its special defense goes up and its speed stat becomes low.Also give it a lagging tail to make it the slowest.

answered Aug 24, 2012 by Exca le roi
edited Aug 24, 2012 by Exca le roi
Well, now i have a shuckle with relaxed and "alert to sounds".