Diancie is a curious Pokemon, given
that it's the second Rock/Fairy type, the first being
Carbink who was released in the same generation! I
wonder if there's a way to get a free Diancie out of one
of your Carbinks...
Anywho, Diancie-EX! She's got an
attack in the form of Wonder Stage, which for an EX is a
mediocre 3-for-60 hit. It's not to say Diancie-EX is
that great, she does start with only 150 HP. but it
would't be so bad if she had a good attack or something.
Wonder Stage is okay, and it does get better with a
Stadium around, able to deal 110 damage, but even then
that's modestly good at best.
Then there's Sparkle Veil, her
Ability. As long as Diancie-EX is Active, she'll reduce
any damage to any of your Pokemon - I believe herself
included - from your opponent's attacks by 30. That's
not too shabby, if you can combine that with some
additional healing to even out her low HP score.
Although looking at it, she is effectively working with
180 HP with the Ability technically...
Is she worth running though? I'm
not sure. The damage reduction is nice, but it only
works if Diancie-EX is in the Active slot, which why
would she be given Wonder Stage...isn't that wonderful?
An okay mix at least, not terrible but could be a lot
Standard: 2/5 (Diancie-EX is okay
to start, but she should've been able to do more)
Expanded: 2/5 (if that was the
case, she'd be great)
Limited: 4/5 (as she stands...not
Arora Notealus: Seriously, how do I
get my Carbink to become a Diancie? Aside from going to
my nearest event location and retrieving a Diancie from
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