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252+ SpA Choice Specs Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Blissey in Rain: 393-463 (55 - 64.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Choice Specs Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 4 HP / 252+ SpD Blissey in Rain: 393-463 (60.2 - 71%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

In that replay at the start of the battle, I was raining down specs water spout from a modest Kyogre. The calcs above said that it should kill Blissey in two shots no matter what so how in the hell did that blob survive?

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are you sure you have 252+ SpA Kyogre?
Yeah. That's the whole reason I decided to give ubers a shot. I wanted to drown everything in sight

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If I'm right, it was holding a Utility Umbrella. As per Bulbapedia:

The Pokémon holding Utility Umbrella is unaffected by effects of rain and harsh sunlight. All effects of sandstorm and hail work as normal. Water-type and Fire-type moves targeted at the holder will not have their power decreased or increased in rain or sun.

252+ SpA Choice Specs Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Blissey: 262-309 (36.6 - 43.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ SpA Choice Specs Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 4 HP / 252+ SpD Blissey: 262-309 (40.1 - 47.3%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

Without the effects of rain, it is a 3HKO, as seen in the above calculations.

Hope I helped :)

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Utility umbrella? What's that? I've never heard about something like that
I've made the necessary changes
Of course gamefreak had to add this stupid thing in the game

Thanks
no problem