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Retrofit (New pokes, RBY Mechanics Theorymon thread)

Discussion in 'Orange Islands' started by Chou Toshio, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. TM13IceBeam

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    pretty sure smeargle is ohko'd by slaking/arceus/regigigas and fails to outspeed any of them

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  2. SP458

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    But Chansey has 105 Spc in RBY. If I follow your logic, RBY Blissey would have:
    HP: 255
    Atk: 10
    Def: 10
    Spc: 75 (down from 135 because its HP is its highest stat)
    Spe: 55

    Now compare to RBY Chansey:
    HP: 250
    Atk: 5
    Def: 5
    Spc: 105
    Spe: 50
    It sounds like nonsense to give its evolved form a lower Spc. Evolved forms should follow the same Special trend than their pre-evolutions if the latter were in RBY.

    On-topic, let's see if Tangrowth can have some usage here...

    Tangrowth
    HP: 100
    Atk: 100
    Def: 125
    Spc: 110 (because Tangela had 100 Spc in RBY and ended with 100/40 in later gens)
    Spe: 50

    With much better Attack and HP stats than Tangela, Tangrowth can now go mixed.

    -Swords Dance
    -Bind
    -Mega Drain
    -Stun Spore / Sleep Powder / Hyper Beam

    RBY Tangrowth is quite hard to destroy with these insane defensive stats. Swords Dance + Bind will remove a lot of health from its opponents. Mega Drain is for recovery and STAB. Stun Spore and Sleep Powder will ease your sweeping (read: annoying) prowess. But if you feel lucky, you can try Hyper Beam when your opponent is low on health.
  3. Diana

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    I know it wouldn't be that good due to being outclassed by a ton of things (Slaking, Persian, etc.) but Furret really wishes it had RBY mechanics.

    HP: 85
    Atk: 76
    Def: 64
    Spc: 45
    Spe: 90

    -Slash
    -Amnesia
    -Ice Beam
    -Thunderbolt

    Always-crit STAB Slash is awesome, and Amnesia is always good with Furret's movepool, though 45 special hurts badly... It's not like it would be that competitive but for Furret's standards it's surprisingly good!


    Also Lanturn is pretty cool:

    HP: 125
    Atk: 58
    Def: 58
    Spc: 76
    Spe: 67

    -Amnesia
    -Surf
    -Thunderbolt
    -Blizzard

    You could fit Agility or Rest somewhere in there too if you want. Good typing and movepool with Amnesia and decent bulk. Might be let down a bit by low Speed though.
  4. Organization Member XIV

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    Thread needs activity, and I'm here to give it. Deoxys-A everyone.

    Deoxys-A
    50 HP
    180 Atk
    20 Def
    180 Spc(Over 180)
    150 Speed

    Ice Beam
    Psychic
    Hyper Beam
    Thunderbolt

    Yeah, this set is destruction. You take Special hits like nothing and retaliate with Psychic, Ice Beam and Thunderbolt for unresisted coverage, and Hyper Beam to finish off Pokemon. Stats except HP and Defense are godly, so make sure you abuse that.

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