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For me speed is less important as good defences and attack and special attack , but I want to know if I am missing something.

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Actually, speed is as important as any other stat because if a Pokemon has strong moves and good special attack, but has bad defense and speed, it might get OHKO'd (one hit knock out) by an effective or super effective attack. It might close to death, or maybe your Pokemon has low hp and is your last Pokemon. It needs speed and good attack and defense to survive and that's why speed is important. I might have missed something but I this is all I know.

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But if it has high defence I won’t get ohko’d if it’s attack or special attack is good it won’t matter if it doesn’t go first and normally I wouldn’t  send out a Pokémon if it has a type disadvantage versus the current opponent.
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Remember about critical chances.  The faster, the more likely you will hit a Critical hit.
being fast doesn't increase the chances of getting a crit
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It depends on the Pokémon. Pokémon like Gengar and Rampardos have low defenses but amazing offensive stats, so it is important that they go first to avoid them getting OHKOed. More defensive Pokémon such as Blissey and Snorlax do not need speed as much because they can take hits easily.

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Thank both of you for your answers