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Should I teach my crobat dark pulse, or stay with bite.
His attack stat is 87
And his sp.attack is 73
But also dark pulse is 80 power and bite is 60

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Looking at the damage from a perspective of equal Defense and Special Defense stats on the opposing Pokemon, Dark Pulse would have a higher damage output than Bite. I would stick with Dark Pulse for now on Crobat, since it still keeps a 20% chance to flinch, which is a huge advantage for in-game teams. It doesn't change much since Bite had a 30% chance to flinch, which isn't a huge difference in my opinion.

Later on, you might be able to give it Super Fang from a move tutor (ORAS) or U-turn from a TM, both solid options for crobat in game. Although, I think the move tutor is closer to the end of the game, so you may be outta luck there.

Good luck! :)

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If you have no other special moves, then take Dark Pulse so that you don't die against a Tank.
But, I would go with Bite, personally, because of its better flinching chance (30% as compared to Dark Pulse's 20%)

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Taking into account the different Attack and Special Attack stats you have listed, Dark Pulse will be doing a little more damage than Bite, despite the lower Special Attack. With that being said, it not that much stronger, only beating it by a little bit.

Here is a quick calculation to show you the difference. I manually changed Crobat's stats to match what you gave above, but the Glalie is level 50. I am using Glalie because its Defence and Special Defence are the same, eliminating that from affecting the outcome.

0 Atk Crobat Bite vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Glalie: 38-45 (24.5 - 29%) -- 99.6% chance to 4HKO

0 SpA Crobat Dark Pulse vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Glalie: 43-51 (27.7 - 32.9%) -- guaranteed 4HKO

So, as you can see Dark Pulse does a little bit more damage.

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I like the detail.