life orb

kamren3213 asks: Added Feb 1st 2010, ID #148647

life orb

I don't understand the purpose of this item it depletes you're health when you you use a move so how does that help you

Comment:(Feb 8 2010) why is it used on gengar/heatran and get
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Volke answered: Added 2nd Feb 2010, ID #326071
The Life Orb increases the power of all the holder's direct attacks by 30%, but you lose 10% of your pokemon's health every time you use direct attacks. It's not too useful in-game as you can go for long periods of time without healing your pokemon. It's mostly used in competitive battling, where it is much more useful, usually used on Pokemon such as Gengar and Heatran.

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