Originally Posted by Fat zyrefredric
On another note:
Seriously, this Pokemon needs some loving, and this it how ot can be done:
- First, a there is just a dire need for a Sandy form, so that all weathers are represented for.
- Second, some people are saying that Castform needs an evolution to be successful, but I disagree. I think it should remain unevolved so it wouldn't lose its charm. However, something can still be done to make it competitively viable. You know Darmanitan? When it changes to Darmanitan-Z because of Zen Mode, not only does its base stat distribution change, but it even gains 60 points in BST. Castform can do the same. Castform has 70HP/70Atk/70Def/70SpA/70SpD/70Spe. Make it have stats of 70HP/50Atk/50Def/120SpA/50SpD/120Spe upon transformation and we are good to go!
Dawww, those derpish Castforms.
I agree completely with a sandy form. There are no specially-inclined Rock-types in existence (unless you count CAP's Stratagem), so that alone would give Castform a niche in sandstorm teams. The boosted stats, however, are a little eh. Yes, it would make it viable, but for a little artificial guy like Castform to get 460 simply from being in weather seems like a little much. Retconning it to have that much would be arguably even worse. The better way to go about buffing up Castform is its moves and forms.
Basically, if we get Fog back as a weather, as well as the aforementioned sandy form and possibly a new weather (Poison-type Acid Rain?), that alone would boost Castform's versatility in the weather-wars. If Weather Ball was boosted up to 60 rather than 50, it'd have a pretty good semi-signature move, factoring in STAB and the weather doubling it to 120.