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Truant causes the ability-bearer to only attack every alternate turn. On the even turns, it will say the Pokémon is loafing around.
If a Pokémon with Truant uses a move that requires recharging on the second turn (such as Hyper Beam), it will recharge on the same turn the Pokémon loafs around. Moves where the user prepares on the first turn and attacks on the second (such as Solarbeam or Fly) cannot be used.
The moves Worry Seed, Entrainment and Simple Beam do not work on Pokémon with Truant.

Sure, Simple Beam and Worry seed don't work on Pokemon with truant, but using those moves on one of those Pokemon would be beneficial.
It can only attack every other turn, it's like a death trap.


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Not really.
It was created mainly to Balance Slaking as without truant, Slaking would be way OP.
The only helpful Truant strategy is Durants Truant Entrainment. Entrain Truant onto an enemy and then switch in a Shadow Tag/Arena Trap Pokemon and setup.

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That is evil.
Also, thanks!
It could be used with skill swap(both single and double)