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Life Orb
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Magikazam
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Species: Alakazam [View Kalosdex]
We have determined that this Pokemon's Role
is best defined as a Special Sweeper



Item: Life Orb
Life OrbHeld: Damage from the holder's moves is increased by 30%. On each turn the holder uses a damage-inflicting move, it takes 10% its max HP in damage.

Trait: Magic Guard
Protects against damage not directly caused by a move.

EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd /

Timid Nature (+Spd , -Atk)


Psyshock Psyshock
Type: Psychic
Power:80 | PP: 10
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Special
Damage inflicted is based off of the target's Defense stat rather than its Sp. Def.
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PsychicPsychic
Type: Psychic
Power:90 | PP: 10
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Special
The foe is hit by a strong telekinetic force. It may also reduce the foe's Sp. Def stat.



Focus Blast Focus Blast
Type: Fighting
Power:120 | PP: 5
Accuracy: 70%
Effect: Special




Shadow Ball Shadow Ball
Type: Ghost
Power:80 | PP: 15
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Special




Hidden Power [Ice] Hidden Power
Type: Normal
Power:60 | PP: 15
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Special
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SubstituteSubstitute
Type: Fighting
Power:0 | PP: 10
Accuracy: -
Effect: Status
The user makes a copy of itself using some of its HP. The copy serves as the user's decoy.




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Description:
Alakazam only needs one set to wreak havoc, and here it is. With high Speed, impeccable coverage, and Special Attack higher than that of Latios, Alakazam is a struggle to face. The choice between Focus Sash and Life Orb is critical; while the combination of Magic Guard and Focus Sash makes Alakazam a premier revenge killer, Life Orb allows Alakazam to hit like a truck without fearing recoil. Focus Sash is particularly useful, as it will always take two separate hits to take him down. It is important that you choose the item that fits your team, as the item chosen determines Alakazam's function.

Options:
Hidden Power Ice allows Alakazam to effectively revenge kill Dragon-types, while Hidden Power Fire is useful to hit Steel-types that are not weak to Focus Blast, such as Genesect and Scizor. Substitute can be used over a Hidden Power, as it eases prediction significantly and provides Alakazam a form of protection against other revenge killers. However, be warned that using Substitute in tandem with Focus Sash will make it much less useful, and the lack of extra coverage can be detrimental as a revenge killer.

Counters:
The eternal choice between Psyshock and Psychic comes down to personal preference. Psyshock is recommended as it is a useful way to get through special walls such as Chansey and Blissey. Psychic, on the other hand, is able to hit Pokemon such as Rotom-W and Gliscor slightly harder. However, Psychic does fail to OHKO Terrakion in sandstorm, unlike Psyshock, which OHKOes regardless of the weather.






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This is a good moveset for alakazam (Pokemon #65) with the magic-guard ability/trait, a Timid nature, and equipped with Life Orb submitted by TeamRocketGrunt. For use in competitive Pokemon battles featuring an Export option and breeding guide.
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