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Does anybody really use the X-stat items?

Do you use the X-stat items?

  • Yes.

    Votes: 3 7.9%
  • Of course not, they're stupid.

    Votes: 35 92.1%

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For items that have been around since gen. I, those items never really stood out to me. In a game where every turn counts, I don't find raising one stat by one stage to be very useful (unless you are in the early stages of the game, where said items aren't very plentiful from what I recall). I just find that turn better spent on using a move or healing my Pokemon, not raising a stat with an X-item. Plus, as others have mentioned, boosting moves like Swords Dance and Dragon Dance exist, which do the same thing but yield more favorable results. Yeah, the X-items could potentially have their use, but I just forget that they even exist in the first place. So, short answer; no, I don't use them.
 
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To my knowledge I've never used any of them. At most, they stay in my bag until I decide it's time I need some cash and sell them off.
 
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The only I did was when we had the Wonder Launcher feature and even then, that was only for the crazy ones (like the +5 and +6s).
 
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Simply put, no. I've never used them, not even in Gen 1, as it wastes a turn. Using moves like Swords Dance, Iron Defense, etc, are generally better, even though items get priority. But no, I never use them. I always sell them. Hey, extra spending cash is more important than an item that's pretty useless.
 
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X-items have only come in handy for me once: I was fighting Falkner with only a Bayleef (for some reason) and he used sand-attack. I happened to have an x-accuracy in my bag, so I used it because lowered accuracy is annoying and that was the only way for me to raise it. But other than that, I just sell the x-items for extra money.
 
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They're very situational, but they do come in handy sometimes, so I'd rather keep them in my bag than sell them. Especially since money is never really a problem in Pokemon games. I've been working on completing the Y Pokedex recently, starting from Bulbasaur and going to Zygarde, and when I got to Mewtwo in the Pokemon Village, he definitely gave me a hard time. I had my Haxorus out front since he had Swords Dance/False Swipe to deal with Mewtwo's pesky Recover and Barrier attacks. It was a bit of a time crunch because I essentially had to set up the three Swords Dances before Mewtwo started spamming Barrier and prevented me from doing any real damage. Moreover, I had to ensure that Haxorus didn't faint because then I'd lose the Swords Dance boosts and have to start over while Mewtwo is still at +6 Defense. I found that Haxorus would faint after two Psychic attacks, meaning it was a constant cycle of Swords Dance-->Mewtwo uses Psychic-->Full Restore-->Hope that Mewtwo doesn't use Psychic again-->Mewtwo uses Psychic-->Full Restore and so on. So after my second soft reset, I decided to use two X Special Defenses on Haxorus, which gave him enough bulk to take three or four Psychic attacks. With that, I could spend less time using Full Restores and more time using Swords Dance/False Swipe and throwing Luxury balls.

In that one moment, the X Sp. Def meant far more to me than the 500 Pokedollars or however much you'd get from selling it. It was very situational, but I really appreciated having it in my Bag.
 
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Highly situational but I'd rather not get caught unprepared. I keep at least 12 of each around just in case. They're cheap and I have spare change. I've yet to encounter a time I need them but when that time comes I'll be ready.
 
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The only time I used one was in Pearl, when Fantina's drifblim kept on spamming minimize, so I used an x auraccy (Which I believe wouldn't do anything in that situation.) But hey, I actually hit the drifblim the next turn.
 
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I sell them as that's their only use. They're bloody pointless! A waste of money if your Pokemon switches out or faints. Because of how crap x items are it's likely that's half the reason they added o-powers.
 
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Highly situational but I'd rather not get caught unprepared. I keep at least 12 of each around just in case. They're cheap and I have spare change. I've yet to encounter a time I need them but when that time comes I'll be ready.
Oh my Arceus 12 of each? Isn't that a bit excessive? If you have them for emergency purposes, then I would understand 5 of each maybe, but I guess if you really want 12, nobody's stopping you.

And now, looking through these posts, I realized that I have, in fact, used the X-accuracy 2 or 3 times.
 
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I don't use them at all. They make for a nice chunk of change, though.
 
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Highly situational but I'd rather not get caught unprepared. I keep at least 12 of each around just in case. They're cheap and I have spare change. I've yet to encounter a time I need them but when that time comes I'll be ready.
Oh my Arceus 12 of each? Isn't that a bit excessive? If you have them for emergency purposes, then I would understand 5 of each maybe, but I guess if you really want 12, nobody's stopping you.

And now, looking through these posts, I realized that I have, in fact, used the X-accuracy 2 or 3 times.
Not really, a wise beret wearing walrus once said "If it's worth doing it's worth overdoing". If I for instance encounter a shiny or a legendary that fights back harder than I expect I can max out my defenses twice if something goes wrong to buy time to throw balls at it if the catch rate is low enough. If what I currently have can't deal enough damage I can boost up to speed things up a bit. X-Accuracy was also key in beating those triple battles in the Mauville food court. I use Kyogre's origin pulse with the other 2 using X-Accurracy and X-Special to guarantee a hit and ko for all.
 
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I think that I might have used them once in one of my first games, like Silver or maybe one of the first generation games, just to try them out and I was pretty new to Pokemon back then, but I thought that they were more of a waste of a turn than anything else. Nowadays, I just sell them for a bit of extra cash. There are better stat changing moves to use and the O-Powers can be more useful than the X-items.
 
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Back when I used to battle with the Wonder Launcher in Gen. V, I would sometimes use a powerful X-Attack 3 or something late-game in order to sneak a win. Beyond that, I haven't really done much with these items. They usually just sit in my bag, unused. I don't even sell them. :p
 
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I think I used one once... but no I don't use them I just sell them

I did use like x attack + 6 in launcher battles.
 
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I don't use them. They should be made into berries instead, that will active when your HP is 1/3 or something.
 
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I sold them for Pokedollars as a kid, and I still sell them for Pokedollars today. Never really saw the utility when a move that boosts stats accomplishes the same function.
 
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