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For Tangrowth, which is stronger, Powerwhip or Energy Ball?

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Given that this is the start of the battle, Tangrowth's IV's, EV's, and Nature have no effect, and its opponent has equal Defensive stats.

asked Oct 8, 2012 by balin1998

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Power Whip. Even though Tangrowth's Special Attack is slightly higher than its Attack, Power Whip's added power makes it do more damage. I calculated it on a Mew because it has equal defenses.

0SpAtk Tangrowth (+SAtk) Energy Ball vs 4HP/0SpDef Mew (Neutral): 30% - 35% (103 - 123 HP). Guaranteed 4HKO.

0Atk Tangrowth (+Atk) Power Whip vs 4HP/0Def Mew (Neutral): 41% - 49% (142 - 168 HP). Guaranteed 3HKO.

answered Oct 8, 2012 by Spoink
selected Oct 8, 2012 by balin1998
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