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    Default Using Frisk in wild Pokemon battles

    Hi, I recently caught a Stantler in my HeartGold game with Frisk, mainly for the purpose of helping me find wild Pokemon that are holding items (e.g. Abra with a TwistedSpoon, Ditto with Metal Powder), just wondering, but if my Stantler is at the top of the party when sent into a wild Pokemon battle, can it tell when a wild Pokemon is holding an item?

    Or do I have to make a switch for Frisk to work?

    Either way, thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Using Frisk in wild Pokemon battles

    Wild Shuppet with Frisk can tell when my opening pokémon is holding an item, so I can't think of any reason why your Stantler wouldn't be able to use Frisk on a wild pokémon at the start of the encounter.


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    Default Re: Using Frisk in wild Pokemon battles

    Oh, well, that's good. I taught my Stantler Role Play to scout for ability as well, so that'll probably be handy later on.
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    Default Re: Using Frisk in wild Pokemon battles

    What's Frisk?

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    Default Re: Using Frisk in wild Pokemon battles

    Sarcasm,? Or srs?

    If Sarcasm- ha.

    If srs-its a Ability that allows the user to shake down your opponent Pokemon before the match starts to see if they are holding any items.

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    Default Re: Using Frisk in wild Pokemon battles

    So it's like a precognitive form of the move Thief, then?

    I can see this being useful to me...

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    Default Re: Using Frisk in wild Pokemon battles

    It doesn't take the item, but it does let you know if there's an item to take. Useful in competitive play to warn you about a foe holding a Choice item, or a Toxic Orb that it might be planning on foisting off on you...etc...


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    Default Re: Using Frisk in wild Pokemon battles

    Well seeing how Thief is a crapshoot at best and a shitty waste of a moveslot at worst, I can see how the two could combine in-game for some practical applications. Like against wild Chanseys.

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