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My Bellossom has Sunny Day, Solarbeam, Sleep Powder, and Magical leaf. She is holding a miracle seed. I know magical leaf can never miss and has more pp, however, when sleep powder misses/setting up solarbeam, she takes a few hits. Sometimes almost lethal. So I’m wondering if I should run Giga drain with the big root instead? Please lmk your thoughts.

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Giga drain big root lol
Don't rely on giga drain for healing because the opponent might have high special defense, low HP, or resist grass. I think you should use sludge bomb to hit opponents that resist grass.

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For Giga Drain, its base power is 75. However:

If a Pokémon holding a Big Root uses a draining move or Strength Sap, it restores 30% more HP than it otherwise would. Additionally, a Pokémon holding a Big Root regains 30% more HP from Leech Seed, Ingrain and Aqua Ring.

If the user is holding a Big Root, the HP restored is increased by 30% (making the restored HP 65% of the damage dealt). Big Root does not increase the damage dealt.

For Magical Leaf, its base power is 60 and the Miracle Seed "Boosts the power of the holder's Grass-type moves by 20%"

This means that 60 x 1.2 = 72.

In conclusion, I'd recommend using Giga Drain due to its better power and open item slot.

(EDIT): In HGSS (AKA Gen IV), Giga Drain has base power of 60. So, in regards to Gen 4, I'd recommend using Magical Leaf w/Miracle Seed.

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Actually, Giga Drain only had 75 power starting in BW, having 60 BP prior.