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If a pokemon has substitute and dig,dive or fly and they use substitute first then dig,dive or fly, would it be a good strategy because substitute protects you from move that double the damage when you are diving,digging or flying.

I got this idea when I was doing a random battle.

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No, because first they can take off the substitute and then use protect. They can use earthquake, surf and stone edge which are common moves in battles. They can switch to a steel type with levitate. Steel types have major defenses. They can also use magnet rise. So my opinion is no, it is not a got strategy, sorry.

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It's OK I just wasn't thinking:P