17 Eylül 2017 Pazar

Notes on Mega Evolution

Assuming Megas are preserved:

-Gen 8: HP changes are now available.
-Gen 10: Multiple abilities are now available.
-Gen 12: Megas now have different stat boosts.
-Gen 14: Megas can now be retained and learn new moves.

Assuming Megas have successors:

-Gen 8: Mega successor retains the abilities, but increases the boost to 120.
-Gen 10: Mega successor has a variant range of 100-140. They have multiple new abilities.
-Gen 12: Mega successor has a variant range of 100-160. They all have the same ability.
-Gen 14: Mega successor has a variant range of 100-180. They have no abilities.

15 Eylül 2017 Cuma

How to improve: 239-125-466: Elekid-Electabuzz-Electivire

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

Electivire has 540 BST, which is the highest common BST.
Electivire cannot evolve further, and is unlikely to have split evolution.
Mega Evolution makes the most sense for Electivire to recover its Speed.

2.Should Electivire get more abilities?

Electivire only has two abilities, so another one is necessary. Some options would be:

  1. Illuminate
  2. Iron Fist
  3. Lightning Rod
  4. No Guard
  5. Soundproof
  6. Volt Absorb

But most likely it is going to be Electric Surge.

3. Should Electivire get more moves?

Electivire is desperate for a stat increasing move like Swords Dance. Outside of that, some options would be Follow Me, Mach Punch, Nasty Plot, Parabolic Charge, Eerie Impulse, and Poison Jab.

4.What additional typing Electivire can have?

Electivire can have Fighting, Fire, and Psychic. Dark and Steel are also options.

How to improve: 060-061-062: Poliwag-Poliwhirl-Poliwrath

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

Poliwrath has 510 BST, which seems to be the highest stat for non-starter amphibians. It can get more stats, but it is safe to expect it not to, especially since it already had +10 boost. However, Poliwrath can get a bit more stats so it has a stat over 100.

Poliwrath cannot evolve further.

A Mega would be good, because Poliwrath has terrible stats.

2.Should Poliwrath get more abilities?

Probably. Poliwrath's abilities are below average, so it would be better if it got more abilities, such as:
  1. Iron Fist
  2. No Guard
  3. Water Veil
    3. Should Poliwrath get more moves?
    Probably, Poliwrath does not have a lot of moves. Some options would be:
    1. Acrobatics
    2. Bulk Up(Available for Poliwrath)
    3. Bulldoze(Available for Poliwhirl, Politoed and Poliwrath)
    4. Calm Mind
    5. Earthquake(Available for Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, and Politoed)
    6. Echoed Voice(Available for Politoed)
    7. Low Sweep(Available for Poliwrath)
    8. Payback(Available for Poliwrath and Politoed)
    9. Poison Jab(Available for Poliwrath)
    10. Rock Slide(Available for Poliwrath)
    11. Rock Smash(Available for Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, and Politoed)
    12. Rock Tomb(Available for Poliwrath)
    13. Safeguard
    14. Smack Down
    15. Bounce(Available for Politoed)
    16. Hyper Voice(Available for Politoed)
    17. Low Kick
    18. Zen Headbutt
    19. Aqua Jet
    20. Aqua Ring
    21. Assurance
    22. Beat Up
    23. Brine
    24. Circle Throw(Available for Poliwrath)
    25. Dizzy Punch
    26. Dynamic Punch
    27. Fissure
    28. Focus Energy
    29. Follow Me
    30. Foresight
    31. Future Sight
    32. Guard Split
    33. Guard Swap
    34. Growth(previous Event)
    35. Mach Punch
    36. Magnitude
    37. Mega Kick(Available for Poliwhirl, Poliwrath and Politoed)
    38. Metronome
    39. Octazooka
    40. Perish Song(Available for Politoed)
    41. Power Swap
    42. Power Split
    43. Power Trick
    44. Punishment
    45. Recover
    46. Reflect Type
    47. Revenge
    48. Rock Blast
    49. Rock Climb(Formerly available for Poliwrath)
    50. Rolling Kick
    51. Sand Tomb
    52. Sludge
    53. Soak
    54. Spit Up
    55. Stockpile
    56. Submission(Available for Poliwrath)
    57. Swallow
    58. Synchronoise
    59. Tri Attack
    60. Trump Card
    61. Vacuum Wave(Formerly available for Poliwrath)
    62. Water Spout
    63. Whirlpool
    64. Work Up(Formerly available for Poliwrath)
    65. Stone Edge
                                                                                                                                4.What additional typing Poliwrath can have?

                                                                                                                                Poliwrath can get Ground, Ice and Psychic-type.

                                                                                                                                14 Eylül 2017 Perşembe

                                                                                                                                How to improve: 535-536-537: Tympole-Palpitoad-Seismitoad

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

                                                                                                                                Seismitoad has 509 BST, which is roughly the same as Poliwrath's. While the species can get much more, it is unlikely that will happen, as it already got a boost.

                                                                                                                                An evolution is impossible, though a side evolution in allusion to Politoed would be interesting.

                                                                                                                                A Mega can be okay, but it probably won't be too important

                                                                                                                                2.Should Seismitoad get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                Seismitoad has above average abilities. Some other options would be:

                                                                                                                                1. Adaptability
                                                                                                                                2. Anticipation
                                                                                                                                3. Gluttony
                                                                                                                                4. Iron Fist
                                                                                                                                5. Poison Heal
                                                                                                                                6. Water Veil

                                                                                                                                3. Should Seismitoad get more moves?

                                                                                                                                Probably, Seismitoad's movepool is decently sized but weak. Some other options would be:
                                                                                                                                1. Acid Spray
                                                                                                                                2. Recover
                                                                                                                                3. Screech
                                                                                                                                4. Venom Drench
                                                                                                                                5. Yawn
                                                                                                                                6. Stone Edge
                                                                                                                                7. Superpower
                                                                                                                                8. Ice Beam
                                                                                                                                9. Waterfall
                                                                                                                                10. Safeguard
                                                                                                                                11. Gunk Shot

                                                                                                                                4.What additional typing Seismitoad can have?

                                                                                                                                Seismitoad can have Fighting, Normal or Poison-type, or even Rock or Ice-type.

                                                                                                                                How to improve: 072-073: Tentacool-Tentacruel

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

                                                                                                                                Tentacruel already has 180 BST gap from its pre-evolution, so at most it can get 10 more stats.

                                                                                                                                An evolution would have to follow Porygon-Z's principle, which is possible as Tentacruel has a large physical movepool.

                                                                                                                                A Mega can work, but it would feel like a bit of a waste.

                                                                                                                                2.Should Tentacruel get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                Tentacruel already has three abilities, but they are pretty weak. Some options would be:

                                                                                                                                1. Poison Point
                                                                                                                                2. Poison Touch
                                                                                                                                3. Soundproof
                                                                                                                                4. Storm Drain
                                                                                                                                5. Water Absorb
                                                                                                                                6. Water Veil
                                                                                                                                7. Wonder Skin

                                                                                                                                3. Should Tentacruel get more moves?

                                                                                                                                The most obvious lacking move for Tentacruel is Recover. Everything else is relatively unimportant.

                                                                                                                                4.What additional typing Tentacruel can have?

                                                                                                                                Dark, Ghost and Psychic are the obvious ones. Normal is also an option.

                                                                                                                                How to improve: 137-233-474: Porygon-Porygon2-Porygon-Z

                                                                                                                                1.Stats: Should Porygon-Z get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                                                                                                Porygon-Z has 535 BST, which makes a stat boost unlikely, though Porygon-Z's oddity might justify a small boost.

                                                                                                                                An evolution is impossible, but a refined variant of the Z can work.

                                                                                                                                A Mega would be potentially game breaking and fun.

                                                                                                                                2.Should Porygon-Z get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                Porygon-Z has good abilities, but if it were to get more, here are some options:

                                                                                                                                1. Illuminate
                                                                                                                                2. Levitate
                                                                                                                                3. Motor Drive
                                                                                                                                4. No Guard
                                                                                                                                5. Speed Boost

                                                                                                                                3. Should Porygon-Z get more moves?

                                                                                                                                Maybe? Porygon-Z has one of the largest movepools already. It doesn't need much more. But some options would be stuff like Calm Mind.

                                                                                                                                4.What additional typing Porygon-Z can have?

                                                                                                                                Electric, Psychic and Ice are the obvious ones. Dark is also an option.

                                                                                                                                How to improve: 114-465: Tangela-Tangrowth

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

                                                                                                                                Tangrowth has 535, which is far too high to have a boost.

                                                                                                                                Tangrowth's stats are more reasonable for a pre-evo for Tangela.

                                                                                                                                Tangrowth would be good with a Mega, but it has only two lacking stats, so it is hard to say how it would work.

                                                                                                                                2.Should Tangrowth get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                Not really. Tangrowth's abilities are quite powerful. But if it were to get more abilities, here are some options:

                                                                                                                                1. Anticipation
                                                                                                                                2. Effect Spore
                                                                                                                                3. Gluttony
                                                                                                                                4. Illuminate
                                                                                                                                5. Poison Heal
                                                                                                                                6. Sap Sipper
                                                                                                                                7. Solar Power
                                                                                                                                8. Water Absorb

                                                                                                                                3. Should Tangrowth get more moves?
                                                                                                                                Possibly. Tangrowth has a quite large movepool, but it could get some more moves. Calm Mind would be a fine option, so would Recover and Heal Pulse.

                                                                                                                                4.What additional typing Tangrowth can have?

                                                                                                                                Poison, Dark, Normal are the obvious ones. Fighting and Psychic are less obvious ones.