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Flatter is a move that raises the opponents Sp. Attack two stages, and confuses them as well.
(The equivalent to Swagger.)

Last time l thought, l thought confusion was based on Attack, and not Sp. Attack.
Doesn't this mean Flatter is another useless move?

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Swagger would work better with the confusion, but flatter can still have a few uses:

  • If you're battling a pokemon that you know won't carry special moves (like a Rhydon for instance) then the boosts that are supposed to benefit them are useless.
  • Since the opponent gets a stat boost, you can use the move punishment to do extra damage.
  • In double battles, you can boost up special attack with it if you have something to cure the confusion.
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