25 Mayıs 2017 Perşembe

Shitty move ideas

[B]Shell Rest:[/B]

Type: Water
PP: 10
Category: Status
Description: "The user withdraws into its shell to recover half of its HP."
Explanation: Recover, for Withdraw users.

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Hard Massage:
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Type: Normal
PP: 10
Category: Status
Description: "The user massages all its muscles to recover half of its HP."
Explanation: Recover, for Harden users.

[B]Distillation[/B]

Type: Poison
PP: 10
Category: Status
Description: "The user liquefies its cellular structure to purify itself, recovering half of its HP".
Explanation: Recover, for Acid Armor users.

[B]Iron Forge:[/B]

Type: Steel
PP: 10
Category: Status
Description: "The user forges its body's surface like iron, recovering half of its HP."
Explanation: Recover, for Iron Defense users.

23 Mayıs 2017 Salı

Notes on Smogon power creep


How to improve:453-454: Croagunk-Toxicroak


1.Stats: Should Toxicroak get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Toxicroak's stats are acceptable for its late level, as the gap between it and Croagunk, 190, is very large. At best, Toxicroak can hope for +10-20 more BST.

An evolution would have to be similar to Electivire to see success. Even then Eviolite Toxicroak would surpass it.

A Mega Evolution would be expected if Megas were to return, as Toxicroak is versatile enough to fit many roles.

2.Should Toxicroak get more abilities?

Yes, as of now, Toxicroak has only two useful abilities, Poison Touch and Dry Skin. With Toxicroak's design and stats it could theoretically gain Abilities such as Technician, Iron Fist, Prankster, Defiant etc. But as it already has three Abilities, that's going to wait for a long while.

3. Should Toxicroak get more moves?

Yes. Toxicroak has a very large movepool, but its most powerful move is Gunk Shot, which is depressing. Another depressing thing is that it doesn't get any Fighting moves besides Revenge through Level-Up.

Biggest move Toxicroak would adore is Close Combat. Other moves like Stomping Tantrum, Night Slash and Recover would be nice as well. Psychic and Earth Power for special sets would be nice as well.

4.What additional typing Toxicroak can have?

Dark is the most obvious choice, after that comes Ground. Though a marshland Pokémon, Toxicroak has no direct connection to Water.

12 Mayıs 2017 Cuma

Notes on Terrains

Bug, Dark, Dragon, Fighting, Flying, Ghost, Poison and Steel are the only types without a Nature Power equivalent in Gen VII.

Flying, Dragon and Ghost had equivalents in Gen VI, which leaves Bug, Dark, Fighting, Poison and Steel with only types without an equivalent.

However, in Gen III, Secret Power used Bite's animation in caves.

Currently;

Fighting is associated with cliffs.

Bug is associated with forests.

Poison is associated with polluted areas.

Dark is associated with urban areas.

Steel is associated with buildings, which are currently associated with Tri Attack.

Though Dragon got Space, it is traditionally associated with caves and towers.

11 Mayıs 2017 Perşembe

How to improve: 422-423: Shellos-Gastrodon



1.Stats: Should Gastrodon get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Gastrodon can only get +30 BST boost, due to its level, BST gap and whatnot. This can be on any of its stats, but Special Defense makes the most sense.

An evolution would likely be similar to Rhyperior, as Gastrodon used to have a shell in the past.

A Mega Evolution based on the same idea can also work, and due to Gastrodon's access to Recovery, it can be very efficient.

2.Should Gastrodon get more abilities?

Storm Drain and Sand Force are good enough abilities, so that is not too necessary. Poison Heal, Gooey, Hydration, Water Absorb can work.

Limber would also be thematically fitting.

3. Should Gastrodon get more moves?

Gastrodon lacks access to Hydro Pump, which is important. Gastrodon also lacks moves for Level-Up, which can be filled by Poison moves.

Bug and Rock moves can also be given, though we can't say which.

4.What additional typing Gastrodon can have?

Poison and Ice are the only obvious ones sadly. Anything else doesn't make much sense.