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I replaced calm mind because I thought using that turn for physic or psybeam is way better.

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Even though Alakazam has high special attack, it can't one-shot everything. If you're about to face something that your Alakazam can't one-shot, then pick one of its weaker teammates, use calm mind when that weak opponent is out, and sweep the opposing team.

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Calm mind can definitely help if you feel your alakazam can take attacks. As you may know calm mind raises Sp.Def and Sp.Atk, but alakazam tends to be especially high in both of those areas already. I would say that unless you are willing to take the gamble of raising your attack and then getting hit, calm mind is a waste of a perfectly good attack opportunity (alakazam does get psychic STAB). It really depends on your Pokémon’s Defense and Hp, but if your confident go for it, this move can max out alakazam’s Sp.atk in time and if your facing an attack oriented Pokemon/trainer alakazam is a Monster!
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