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 Which move to get rid of for Steelix? 

Which move to GET RID OF for Steelix
Explosion 60%  60%  [ 3 ]
Curse 40%  40%  [ 2 ]
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 Which move to get rid of for Steelix? 
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Dragon Tamer
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I am running a Steelix on my team but I have 5 moves I want to use. I can't decide which one to ditch. The moves are:
Curse
Explosion
Gyro Ball
EQ
Stealth Rock

I really want to keep Gyro Ball Earthquake and Stealth Rock but can't decide whether to get rid of Curse or Explosion.

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If your Steelix is a -speed nature, 0speed IV w/macho brace/Iron ball and if your team needs something to handle sweepers/stat buffers then explosion is best, otherwise curse will be necessary to allow gyro ball to do good damage, along with leftovers and maybe screen support to set up.

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That's what I thought too. Plus, with Gyro Ball already having a base 150 power (270 with STAB) I don't really even need explosion

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With Iron ball + -speed and 0IV Gyro ball does 150 damage to anything with speed higher than 176, the 270STAB does still pale before Explosion's 500 power (250base + opponent's defense is halved for the attack. =500)

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I beleive her nature is -Speed +SpDef, so I'll just give it an Iron ball and use Explosion. I had forgotten that Explosion halves their Def and is actually twice as strong as Gyro Ball. Thanks for the suggestions

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