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I just started and have a couple misc. questions?

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Hey, I just started building my first team and i'm just using a premade team till I get my feet set and its a cro-cune team. I noticed that the person who made it specified that they changed the IV values to 0 on Atk for a couple Pokemon, is there a reason for that.

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If a Pokemon does not use any moves that come off its Attack stat, it's beneficial for it to run 0 Attack IVs as it decreases confusion damage. Confusion actually uses your Pokemon's Attack stat in damage calculation, so removing those 31 points can be useful in certain situations.

It's also useful against Foul Play, and other moves where the opponent benefits from your higher Attack stat, such as Power Split (though you likely won't come across that move).

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