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I thought of something stupid, but I tested it out and it easily crippled a team (though I ended up losing because I was only using 2 Pokemon... http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/gen5ou-61697449)

Anyways, without further ado, here it is!

LOLZ (Pineco) @ Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
Level: 1
IVs: 0 HP
- Pain Split
- Snore
- Earthquake
- Explosion

The other 3 moves don't matter, pain split does.
Pain split assures that you stay at full hp, as long as you don't get multihitted
The rest is just there for the lolz
And yes, this is serious


2 Answers

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No, this strategy won't work to any extent due to a number of reasons:

  1. You are complete setup bait. Whilst you are playing around with Pain Split, your opponent will have all the time in the world to set up hazards or boosting moves. When they then see it is time, they can just destroy you.
  2. Taunt. You are completely shut down by Taunt, simple as that.
  3. Hazards, Status and Weather. Once you lose a single HP, you will be a sitting duck. Almost everyone uses some form of hazard, and Pineco can't deal with status moves or weather properly.
  4. You have no way of finishing a opponent. Once you and your opponent have equal HP that's below Pinecoa max HP, you are done. You can't use a attack to finish them of, because of Pinecos minimal attack and you have no other way of finishing.

Overall, this strategy just won't work and I wouldn't recommend using it.

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No it wouldn't work, because pain split makes the user's as well as the opponents hp the average of the original hp. Here is an example: You have 1 hp the opponent has 101. The average of the two is 51. So, you wouldn't have full hp, just the average of yours and the opponent's.

Hope I helped!

I don't think you understand the mechanics. It adds both together, which would be 102. Then it divides the sum by 2, and gives them both that number of HP. But since he is using a Pokemon with so little HP, its HP will be fully restored every time, reactivating study.