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why do most people use life orb
Because Magic Guard prevents damage from Life Orb.
Any dark pokemon is going to wall you.

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[email protected] or focus sash

Evs: 252 speed/252 sp. attack/4 sp. def

Nature: timid

Ability: inner focus- trace( mega form )

Moves:
Calm Mind/focus blast/energy ball.
Psychic
Future Sight
Shadow ball/ dazzling gleam

Calm mind is for use with the focus sash, as alakazam is uber fragile. Focus blast is raw power and coverage( especially dark types ) , but its accuracy is shaky so energy ball can be an alternative, but its some what less powerful. Psychic is a go-to move for psychic types. Future Sight is for use when this Pokemon cannot OHKO its target, as it still hits after this Pokemon faints. Shadow ball is coverage,, while dazzling gleam deals with darks types. Alakazite is for increased power and speed, while calm mind makes alakazam a force to be reckoned with. The evs maximize alakazam's speed and attack. timid maximizes this Pokemon's speed.

Hoped this Helped:)

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Mine is a Sp. Sweeper

Alakazam (M) @ Twisted Spoon (Three spoons are better than two!)

Nature: Modest (+Sp. Atk, -Atk)

HA: Magic Guard

EVs: 252 Spd / 4 SDef / 252 Spd

  • Physic (Stab - boosted by the Twisted Spoon)
  • Signal Beam (Dark Coverage)
  • Disable (Since Alakazam has terrible Def. and is really weak to Sucker Punch and also renders it usless)
  • Shadow Ball (Ghost Coverage)
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Gen 6

Spoons (M) @ Alakazite

Trait: (N) Inner Focus (M.E.) Trace

EVs: 252 SpA/ 252 Spd/ 4 SpD

Nature: Rash

Moves:
Psychic
Shadow Ball
Dazzling Gleam
Energy Ball

Alakazam is definitely made to be a sweeper. I personally use him as a Mega, but I recently found out about the whole Life Orb and Magic Guard thing, and I do think that's a good set up, but I'm just gonna talk about my set up.

Mega Alakazam is pretty underrated, as he is completely better than my Mega Gengar stat wise. Psychic or Psyshock can be your STAB move, depending on which you consider is a more useful move. Shadow Ball is to cover your ghost weakness. Dazzling Gleam or Focus Blast can be used to cover your dark weakness. You can choose Dazzling Gleam, Focus Blast, or Energy Ball for your last two slots, but I say to junk Focus Blast as it's pretty unreliable. Trace is a pretty solid ability, as it can be a game changer, or be completely useless. If you gain an ability you may not like, switching out is still an option, as that restarts the Trace ability. Also, don't try to use Recover, Calm Mind, or any move that doesn't actually attack, as Alakazam can't take a single hit. Also, I do consider trying to get a Modest nature instead of Rash. I was to lazy to keep going for Modest.

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Straight Killer -
Alakazam @ Wise Glasses/ Expert Belt/ Alakazite (if you want mega)
252 Speed, 252 Sp Attack, 4 HP
Psychic
Shadow Ball
Dazzling Gleam
Energy Ball
This is a Special Sweeper.

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Alakazam (M) Alakazite / @ Life Orb
Trait: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk -Atk)

  • Psychic
  • Shadow Ball
  • Dazzling Gleam
  • Calm Mind

Role: Fast Special Sweeper

Reasoning-
I chose alakazite because it boosts all of his stats making him one of the fastest Pokémon making it be able to out speed almost anything. If you already have a mega Pokémon on your team give it life orb, with the magic guard ability it won’t take damage from life orb but it will still boost your moves Power. If they have set up stealth rocks or toxic spikes or spikes, with the ability magic guard you can’t take damage from those status conditions. If you’ve been poisioned and then mega evolve you will trace their ability and begin to take damage from poision so you may want to think about if it’s worth tracing their ability. You should max it’s speed EVs and Sp. Atk EVs so it can be faster and hit hard. I chose modest becuase when it mega evolves it will be much faster, but if you don’t want to chose modest chose timid and make it even faster. I chose Psychic because it’s a STAB and a must for alakazam. I chose Ghost Ball because it takes care of his Ghost weakness. Keep in mind he usually gets 1 hit if not 2 hit. So you want to make sure you want to kill with 1 hit. Next, I chose Dazzling Gleam to take care of its dark weakness. It’s other weakness is bug by they’re generally not special defensive so Alakazam should be able to 1 hit those. Last, I chose Calm Mind since it can’t learn Nasty Plot, it helps boost his power if the opponent is a toxic stalker or is roosting, recovering, switching, etc. I hope this helped you, I use him as my Mega on my team and he is really good, I reccoment this set but make him to fit your team as you need. I hope I helped, thank you for reading.

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SpeedyGuy (Kadabra) @ Eviolite
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 Def / 6 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Dazzling Gleam
- Recover
- Psychic (A)there is no moveset for kadabra and I think hes better (B)DONT use against steel

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Skill Swap Supporter

(For Double and Triple Battles)

Held Item: Alakazite
Nature: Bold (+Def, - Atk)
Ability: Inner Focus ---->Trace (Don't let the opponent get anything good!)
EVs: 215 Speed, 200 Special Attack, 95 Defense (you need some protection against physical moves, too)
Moves:

  • Psychic
  • Hidden Power (Fighting)
  • Recover
  • Skill Swap

Stealing abilities with Trace and Skill Swap and passing on for allies is kinda evil, isn't it? There's nothing to explain on Psychic, just a great STAB+Sp. Def lowering, HP Fighting covers Dark and some other types too, and Recover keeps you alive.

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Alakazam has terrible physical bulk, so you would need max EVs in HP and defense for any sort of physical protection. I like the idea of the set, though!
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Da Spoon God:

Pokemon: Alakazam
Item: Alakazite
Ability: Magic Guard -> Trace
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk/4 Sp. Def/252 Spe
Modest/Timid Nature

  • Psyshock
  • Dazzling Gleam/Focus Blast
  • Shadow Ball
  • Calm Mind

Psyshock is great STAB, and unlike the rest of the set, can hit Chansey and Blissey. Dazzling Gleam is for coverage against dark types, but Focus Blast is if you want more power in exchange for accuracy. Shadow Ball is great coverage against ghost types, and is amazing when you are against Ultra Necrozma, thanks to trace. Calm Mind is great for setting up when you predict a switch.

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