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  1. Samtendo09

    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    I would like to see the spreadsheets, but in a Conversation (private message). I don’t want it to turn into a wishlisting thread here. Flying combines titular flying, gliding and wind, and I wish GF wasn’t so insistant on bird aspect of the type nowadays.
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Or at least give it actual physical moves beyond Water STAB, Bounce, Power Whip (which is good vs opposing Water, granted) and Dark moves. Raging Fury fits so well for it’s PokéDex entry and help with pesky Steel-type that can tank Water STAB, like Ferrothorn. :flareon: Flareon is another...
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    The Best and Worst Boss Fights in Pokemon

    It’s good concept regarding the RBY starters for sure, but the fact that it only applies to the first two Gyms makes me think that treating them as “mode” comes off as stretchy. Bulbasaur as “easy start”, Squirtle as “medium start” and Charmender as “hard start” would be more accurate terms...
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    Unpopular opinions

    I can excuse Entei alone getting Sacred Fire, and not just for STAB reasons, as it used to not have much going for it compared to Raikou and Suicune even back in Gen 2, and Flare Blitz, while good enough, also sounds contradictive given that Entei and the other used to be an unknown Pokémon...
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    Pet Mod Hide and Seaking

    Count me in!
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     VGC 2024 Regulation G Metagame Discussion

    The fact that Calyrex-Shadow is only in 24th while the Ice counterpart being “number one legend” is a massive shock, I expected the opposite. Same for Zacian and Zamazanta, though Zacian’s position is in far lower 86th which means the nerf mattered more than it looked like. Miraidon being the...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    That would explain the 570 / 590 BST of the Paradox Pokémon and the existence of the Past Beast Paradoxes and Future Sword Paradoxes; the former is explained by Terapagos / Tera being a powerful source of imagination, thus even something based off Jigglypuff and Delibird ends up being powerful...
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    Unpopular opinions

    Having nostalgia to something mid by itself isn’t a bad thing, and more power to those who genuinely enjoys the game, comic, movie or what else they grew up with. It’s only when they started to defend both the good and bad thing about the stuff they grow up with that it becomes a severe issue as...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Except Ogerpon also goes from Grass to Grass / Fire, Grass / Water or Grass / Rock depending in the mask she’s wearing. Her mask forms aren’t strictly superior in statistics and whatnot, except Hearthflame Mask where Mold Breaker is pretty strong with Fire Ivy Cudgel and Grass STAB, and...
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     You're Not My Type

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    Unpopular opinions

    That issue also happened with the cross-gen evos introduced in Gen 4, of which are hit-or-miss design-wise with how disliked Rhyperior, Probopass, Lickilicky, and a few others are by fans, despite how well-liked Electivire, Dusknoir and Roserade are. The sudden artstyle shift didn’t helped their...
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    Unpopular opinions

    And then Applin got a third member in Teal Mask that evolves further in Indigo Disk, while Duraludon got the honor to have the first cross-gen evo to have 600 BST. The former was most likely done so that Kieran doesn’t run with a somewhat wimpy Ace in the Indigo League, though Archaludon proved...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    I’m not the only one feeling this way. I think the issue is that too many of the designs were trying to be plushie-like in appearance, thus hurting the variety of their designs and is what happens if you focus too much on merchandising in mind for the Pokémon design. While it worked for the...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Even given the nerfed stats of Zacian and Zamazenta to make their stats less inflated, I do agree that this case of power creep is a sign of how lazy GF can be when it comes at making new Pokémon in an effort to stand out. Yes, power creep is inevitable and perfect balance in Pokémon isn’t...
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    Little things you like about Pokémon

    We, or at least most, can agree that Dynamax snowballs in the worst way possible when you compare it to other Super Mechanicstm, with only Mega Lucario having comparable snowballing power. It’s one thing that major NPCs didn’t used their Dynamax / Gigantamax Ace quite delicately except Leon...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    Wait, toothless aces? Could you give me some most blatant examples? I do agree on the rest, and I’m unhappy to see that even after years and years of experiences, GF couldn’t figure out a decent AI for the opponents.
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    IMHO this only works in non-game stories or if the non-ace Pokémon are also good team members and not fodders to take care off quickly, because if the players can snowball with a mechanic, they can and will do it, running risk of losing their own immersion since they were never explicitly told...
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    You are a type specialist in a hostile region. How do you best represent your chosen element?

    Quick question; would Wailmer + Wailord count due to Wailmer being found in Crown Tundra‘s Frigid Water despite not being in the Crown Tundra dex?
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    The main appeal of the duo is their rivalry akin to real life mangooses and vipers though, so it’s a good idea to let both veterans and newcomers know about their nature. A violent rivalry like that was unheard off, since both present and previous rivalries were either Legendaries or some of the...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    That also explains why many of the Pokémon of those generation were easily power crept, with what’s with type overlap issues and a lot of pure Normal-type and pure Water-type. That did not excuse on the very high amount of single-stage “dex fillers” that are just there to collect. Those only...
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