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I got a decent iv alakazam but if I use it it gets oneshot. Why is this and what can do about it?


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  • Because it is frail and its defensive stats are dumb.
    HP : 55
    Attack : 50
    Defense: 45
    Sp. Atk: 135
    Sp. Def.: 95
    Speed: 120
    Base: 500

  • Probably your opponent was using a Physical attack. Alakazam has pretty low Defense and HP.

What Can I Do?

  • You can use Focus Sash. So It will survive an attack that would OHKO with one HP at full health. Focus Sash+Counter is a common strategy.

  • You can teach it Calm Mind. It wiil raise it SpA and SpD by one stage.

Some bad suggestion:

  • You can breed an Defensive stats incresing nature and defensive IVs Abra

  • You can teach it barrier, confide, curse, reflect, light screen, double team and other defensive stats increasing moves.

  • You can Mega evolve it. Mega alakazam has a bit more bulk.

  • EV train it to give it 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpD.

Alakazam is supposed to be a Fast Special Sweeper. Not a Bulky Attacker. Increase its SpA and Speed EVs.

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where is alakazam's speed?
Edited. Thanks.
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alakazam has terrible defence at base 45. it has ok special defence at a nice 95. if you need a psychic wall, use bronzong, cresselia, jirachi or uxie. alternitavley, you can give it barrier but its a bad option. this question explains why: https://pokemondb.net/pokebase/305431/does-showdown-barrier-usually-useless-alakazams-learnset