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Why does smogon allow the use of the Pomeg Glitch?

Discussion in 'BW LC' started by Unowninator, Oct 17, 2012.

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  1. Unowninator


    Oct 12, 2008
    How is it any different from illegal egg combinations? Or even the Transform + Rage glitch?
  2. Woodchuck

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    May 25, 2010
    Transform + Rage completely upsets the balance of the game, while the Pomeg Glitch does not. Illegal egg move combinations are simply impossible to get ingame without using a Transform + Rage glitch or similar.
  3. Celestavian

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    Because the Pomeg glitch only affects Little Cup, and nothing else, if my memory serves correct. It only allows you to learn level up moves and gain EVs as an egg, which has no bearing on level 100 play at all. I don't think this makes level 1 Donphan legal, though, but that isn't entirely relevant either.
  4. macle

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    Jun 21, 2008
    This should be posted in the Simple Request thread.

    edit: fuck i dont have mods here anymore
  5. Oglemi

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    Oct 13, 2009
    lol weak macle

    also he means Ask a Little Question, Get a Little Answer thread
  6. v

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    Nov 2, 2008
    as one of the guys who helped make the decision, I agree it is kind of arbitrary. but, Pomeg presented an opportunity for several Pokemon to become viable when they hadn't previously, whereas rage+transform had the significant downside of completely destroying any semblance of balance not only in Our Faire Little Cup, but in all the tiers. wonderful as I am, I don't have the right to make a call like that, so that was never on the table. Nobody but LC gave a fuck about Pomeg, so it stuck around.

    PLUS it benefited my favorite mon, Porygon ^^
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