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Regularly Charge Beam has a 70% chance to Raise the user's Special Attack by 1 Stage. (I know this sounds stupid but) Does it Become a 100% percent chance with Serene Grace? I was just curious because I want to Run this Charge Beam Meloetta-Aria set.

Meloetta @ Life Orb
Ability: Serene Grace
Evs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 6 Hp
Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)

Focus Blast
Hyper Voice
Charge Beam

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I thought that Charge Beam raised the Special Attack of the User's stats. If this is what you mean, you should probably rewrite your statement.
Source: https://pokemondb.net/move/charge-beam
Oops you're right. I'll Edit now. Thanks for correcting me.

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Yes, Serene Grace and Charge Beam do interact in this way. You would effectively have a 140% chance to trigger the Special Attack boost, which the mechanics of the game would simply cut to a 100% chance.

No, you really shouldn't do this with Meloetta. It might work sometimes, but you are losing a lot of offensive ability with Charge Beam due to it's relatively speaking low BP at only 50, not to mention it's accuracy is 90% meaning you will occasionally miss.

If you were playing a more mixed defensive set you could use Calm Mind in order to setup both your Special Attack and your Special Defense, given Meloetta-Aria's stats naturally working in this direction (losing the Electric type attack altogether, however). However, the set you are proposing would work better with Thunderbolt, or if on a Rain team, Thunder (no accuracy check in Rain). Serene Grace would raise the Paralysis chance to 20% and 60%, respectively.

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Alright. Thanks for the feedback.