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Megas and speed stats?

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I am using mega beedrill as I like playing with Pokemon that dont really get used. Mega beedrill with a jolly nature and full EVs in speed has 427 speed. I mega evolved first turn and was sweeped by a gengar 1st turn. I know this Gengar did not have a scarf because it was on 1 HP with Focus Sash. Why wasnt my beedrill faster?

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This is because the speed of the mega evolved Pokemon comes into play only on the turn after mega evolution.

That is why your Beedrill wad outsped and killed.

Source: Experience

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This is why many competitive Beedrill know protect.