Join Date: Aug 2010
Land of Unoriginality and Dual-Featured Lands
I wanted to respond to Saboros' post but you guys pretty much got it covered. Glad to see there are more people not being definitive about things like this, thank y'all! Anywhales, movin' on.
Originally Posted by Fat zyrefredric
I'm a huge fan of Trick Room and Gravity, so I'm hoping to see new field effects. Gen6 brought Wonder Room and Magic Room, but they were lackluster. I hope we'd get to have something like this:
Bizarre Room - Psychic - 30 PP - The types the Pokemon are resistant and weak to are switched. The types it is neutral and immune to remain the same. This effect lasts for five turns. Using Wonder Room while the effects are already active will cause the effects to cease.
Let's say Fire Punch-less Golurk (Ghost/Ground) uses Bizarre Room as Ferrothorn (Steel/Grass) comes in, hoping to Power Whip for the KO. With Bizarre Room in play, Golurk now resists Water, Grass, Ice, Ghost and Dark, but weak to Poison(4x), Bug and Rock. Ferrothorn, on the other hand, now resists Fire(4x) and Fighting, but weak to Normal, Water, Electric, Grass(4x), Psychic, Rock, ghost, Ground, Dragon, Dark and Steel. Easy win for Golurk there.
This move really messes up with typing, that I bet so much can be learned from this move. Take a look at the example below:
4x resist: Ground
2x resist: Fire, Fighting
2x weak: Normal, Electric, Grass, Ice, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Ghost, Dragon, Dark
4x weak: Flying, Steel
If the field effect above is not to your liking, it could easily be replaced by a held item that has the same effect. This way, you could slap it to your Pokemon, or even Trick it to your opponent, to manipulate weaknesses and resistances. Not that fatfetch'd of an idea, right? And I'm guessing it would have some very interesting impacts to the metagame.
This would be cool, and even though I wouldn't say it's a likely 6th gen addition, it certainly does seem like the kind of thing gamefreak would make. It would totally fuck up the metagame (GF's specialty), and totally make it difficult for new players who are just getting a hang of the game, but...
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