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I wonder if ditto could be the best defender if the big-hp-mons are nerfed

Asked by brigrr1 week 4 days ago
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Key to beating a Ditto defender:
Use a mon with low power fast move, and is super effective to itself. Legacy DB Dragonite and a hypothetical Lick Gengar are some examples.

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Almost no chance of this happening. For defenders, bulk is the best quality, ability to deal damage to the attacker is the second best quality, Ditto can't really guarantee either of these. A lot of pokemon are going to be bulkier than Ditto no matter how they do the rebalance.

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Ditto will never be a good defender with current transform mechanics. The moment the attacker realizes he can force it to transform into a rattata and proceed to beat it up with his machamp it's over

Due to how transform works (keeps hp, copies other stats) ditto is doomed to be strictly worse than anything over 96 stamina. So it can only be better than some unevolved pokemon + kadabra, haunter and kakuna. It's sad

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And even if you don't want to have a Rattata in your team, there are plenty of pairs of real attackers that wouldn't be too bad in your team and absolutely demolish a defending Ditto. Hariyama+C Mewtwo is a good example.

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