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I ususally don't like using choice band because it locks you into a single move until switched out but now i'm thinking of using it

but i have a couple questions;

1) does choice band doulbe the base power of the attack or does it double the users attack stat?
2) can it also be used with special attacks and/or special sweepers of is it purely for physical attacks and sweepers?

thank you for your input.


Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:51 pm
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questionfanatic wrote:
I ususally don't like using choice band because it locks you into a single move until switched out but now i'm thinking of using it

but i have a couple questions;

1) does choice band doulbe the base power of the attack or does it double the users attack stat?
2) can it also be used with special attacks and/or special sweepers of is it purely for physical attacks and sweepers?

thank you for your input.

1) Does it matter? I think it has the same effect either way. 100 BP Attack with 200 Attack stat would be the same as 200 BP Attack with 100 Attack stat.
2) No. Choice Band only boosts physical attacks. There is a new item in Diamond/Pearl (Choice Scarf, I think) that is the Special equivalent to the Choice Band.

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By the way, it doesn't double the attack stat, it only boosts it by 50%.

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JsXtm wrote:
2) No. Choice Band only boosts physical attacks. There is a new item in Diamond/Pearl (Choice Scarf, I think) that is the Special equivalent to the Choice Band.

Actually the Choice Specs. Choice Scarf is for Speed.

It does lock you into a single move, but allows you to more damage. And because people will often switch to a pokemon that can take physical hits better, CB allows you to deal more damage (for example someone switched to a Swampert on my CBmence, evidently to try to Ice Beam, but lost nearly half its health)

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