Originally Posted by Natolio
Hey guys, I'm just wondering whether moves like growl, screech and growth etc are ever actually used? I normally just get my mons to have the 4 biggest damage hitters.
Stat reducers? No, in competitive circumstances they are nigh-on useless because opponents can simply switch out. They may rarely be used specifically to force switches, but as an actual part of an aggressive strategy, your opponent would have to be a moron to let you sit there and let you drop their stats to nothing.
Boosting your own stats, on the other hand, is a very common strategy and very effective on a lot of Pokemon.