Pokemon: Paralysis or Confusion?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by sodaddict, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. sodaddict

    sodaddict GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 18, 2016
    I built a good moveset for one of my pokemon, and to complete it, i must put either Thunder Wave or Confuse Ray, although i must know, which one of the 2 has the higher chance of it's effects occuring?
  2. Scarlet

    Scarlet Self-Inflicted Achromatic

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    Thunder Wave is the better move. Confusion relies solely on RNG working in your favour, but Paralysis also halves your opponent's speed, which is preferable in my opinion.
  3. TheKawaiiDesu

    TheKawaiiDesu Ball of Kawaiiness

    Aug 23, 2015
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    Paralysis, without any hesitation. The #1 rule of strategy is "Never rely on luck" (well, except in some really rare cases).
    Explanation: When a Pokemon is confused, it has something like 50% chance of hitting himself. The confusion disappears after 2~7 turns.
    When a Pokémon is paralysed, its speed is halved, and it has 50% chance to not do anything. Paralysis never "cures itself" (you have to use a move to remove it).

    Because you're absolutely sure paralysis will have at least one negative effect (and a really useful one actually), it's better to chose that.
    Last edited by TheKawaiiDesu, Aug 19, 2016