Approved by Joim, Treecko liked it too In generation 4, battle mechanics were changed drastically with the Physical/Special split, which made every move unique based on flavor instead of type. It was a very important change in competitive Pokemon, and made a lot of things more Viable. But this left me pondering... What if we switched it up? Introducing Physical/Special Swap! What is this metagame? Simple, all Special moves are now physical and vice versa. This means that a lot of Pokemon have lost valuable moves, while others gave gained important coverage. As well as this, stat drops caused by these moves are switched as well (such as Draco Meteor now lowering Attack by 2). Here are all the mechanics that have changed: If a Pokemon uses a move that would lower it's attacking stat (such as Leaf Storm), that is now reversed If an opponent used a move that can have a side effect of lowing defense (such as Crunch's Defense drop), that is switched as well. Secret Sword, Psyshock and Psystrike now all use the opponents Physical, special, and special defense respectively when dealing damage. For the time being, only Kangaskhanite is unbanned. Some important changes: -Physical Fighting types lose their Close Combat and now have to use the unreliable Focus Blast -Some special attackers appreciate the Elemental Punches, such as Alakazam and Gengar -However, a lot of physical attackers love having the Beams to their disposal -Hidden power is a 60 BP physical move that can be any type except Normal and Fairy Feel free to discuss top threats and potential suspects!