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Is using Dig a good competitive strategy?

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I have a Poison Heal Gliscor who has Protect and Dig, thus making it only vulnerable to attacks 1 out of 3 turns. Is this a good strategy, or is it too predictable?

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My point in having dig isn't to do damage, it's so I can stall.
commented 43 seconds ago by Pimplup

That would only work in theory.
Ive never seen anyone do that so no, it wont be predictable.
But if you can, dont use dig. Because Earthquake, the all too common move has 2x power on a Pokemon in the first stage of Dig (Flying type wont make it immune)


Moves like Dig can never be good I'm competitive. (unless the Pokemon cant switch out, like when it's the last Pokemon left, it's a 1v1 battle or something like Block/Shadow Tag/Aren Trap is in effect) as your opponent can just switch to a Pokemon that is immune to/resists said move or just use Protect/King's Shield/Detect/Spikey Shield.

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My point in having dig isn't to do damage, it's so I can stall.
There are very few pokemon that can stall with dig without being stalled themselves with protect, flying types and other pokemon, and while it might look as though trapping abilities might look good, the only one with dig and the ability is Dugtrio and Diglett.
Whom I can see doing anything but stall. So it's better to not use dig at all
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No, for these simple reasons. Dig is a 2-turn move , so it can easily be stopped by Protect, Spiky Shield, Detect or King's Shield. Also, Earthquake is a very commonly-used move. If the opponent is using Dig, Earthquake's power double and have 200 base power.

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