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I have a shiny Starmie and it has a nature that boosts its spdef but lowers its SpAtk. It has a almost all perfect ivs including SpAtk. It is also holding a Life Orb. Can I still make this Pokémon work competitively?

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You can, but it's much more difficult.

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Yes. It will still work in competitive. But, it will be weaker than it would be if it were to have a good nature and max IVs. As long as you can get a good moveset and EVs, it will still work. You might have a better time training a non shiny starmie, therefore you can get better IVs/Natures.

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