#687 Malamar

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It lures prey close with hypnotic motions, then wraps its tentacles around it before finishing it off with digestive fluids.
– Pokémon Y Pokédex


Wow that Pokedex entry.

I’m putting up Malamar in celebration of the Splatoon2 Global Testfire. I’m looking forward to the main game!

Anyway, Malamar has a unique way of evolution: it evolves from Inkay by levelup (after level 30) when the 3DS is held upside down.

I had a Malamar on my Sabrina team (all psychic). It’s very useful as an Aegislash counter. Its ability, Contrary, which inverts stat modifiers, means I can Night Slash all I want at a King’s Shield and gain Attack instead of lose Attack. It also has Topsy-Turvy, which is useful against Bellydrummers and bulky Pokemon. Contrary also works really well with Superpower, increasing its Attack and Defense instead of lowering them.

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