Originally Posted by Fat Hemp Man
Its the standered Gen. I Venusaur set, now with Earthquake to hit the likes of Gengar (who completely walled Venusaur back then).
Yeah, but where's the fun in that? Just my opinion but I feel like looking at mons that weren't in RBY and speculating as to how they would function is a bit more interesting than speculating on what happens if Venusaur gets Earthquake now in the RBY environment. I mean, even the thread title says "new pokes, RBY mechanics." And I'm sure someone in the year 2000 was like, "hey, it sure would be nifty if Venusaur learned Earthquake to hit Gengar."
Actually, thinking about it, I'd probably still run the traditional standard set. Not sure I'd want to give up the high CH Razor Leaf, Body Slam's PAR ability, or Sleep Powder just to hit Gengar. Earthquake would be useful for other things, I'm sure, but at a glance I'm not sure if it would even be worth it.
Anyway, I digress... I just feel like it's more fun to think about how the stat bumped pokemon of 2012 would dominate under RBY circumstances.