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Old 04-08-2009, 03:41 PM
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Default Espeon or Alakazam

I have a lvl 100 Alakazam and then i looked up the stats of Espeon. They were also very high but I dont know if i really want one b/c i already have an Alakazam. Please tell me the benefits of having an Espeon (if there are any) and please give me a good moveset(tell what to breed with)/item/nature.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:01 PM
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Default Re: Espeon or Alakazam

While they have similar stats, both do completely different jobs. Alakazam is a sweeper, whereas espeon is a passer. Espeon lacks the offensive movepool that alakazam has access to, but can pass subs and Calm Mind boosts well due to her high SpDef and Spd stats. Espeon's best set is as follows:

Espeon@Leftovers/Salac Berry
Timid
252HP/64SpDef/192Spd
Psychic (Learnt at lvl 64/Via TM)
Baton Pass (Learnt as Eevee at lvl 36)
Calm Mind (Learnt via TM)
Substitute (Learnt via TM)

Simple enough. Switch in onto something that cannot handle espeon, and use substitute. If it is a threat but slower, use baton pass and get a counter in safely. If they're gonna try and use a slower special attacker, use Calm Mind and watch as your subs become unbreakable for them. Once you have the desired boosts, pass them off to a dedicated special sweeper.

As said before, espeon lacks the movepool to put across anything close to a threatening sweep. Alakazam is the superior of the two for this role, let me know if you need any sets.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:04 PM
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Default Re: Espeon or Alakazam

The special attacks that Alakazam can learn are:
Psychic
Energy Ball/Grass Knot
Shadow Ball
Signal Beam (Platinum tutor)
Charge Beam/Shock Wave
Focus Blast

The special attacks Espeon can learn consist of:
Psychic
Grass Knot
Shadow Ball
Signal Beam

And both of them can be used with Choice Specs or with Calm Mind. Alakazam gets the weak Electric move and the inaccurate Focus Blast in addition to everything Espeon can learn. Espeon's defensive stats are better while Alakazam's Speed and Sp.Attack stats are slightly better. They're probably about equal.
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