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Z-Moves: Do you even use them?

Discussion in 'Current Event: Pokémon Sun and Moon' started by Life, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Life

    Life Dreaming of Spring

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    Despite what you may have said before playing the game, do you find yourself using them now? Do you think they provide a noticeable difference to in-game play? What are your thoughts on them, and how they connect with the plot? Note: just remember to put any plot-spoilers in spoiler tags; thanks!


    Personally I forget they're there half of the time, and even though it's your main reward for completing a trial I always look forward more to the 10 variant poké balls instead. But they're different I guess? I don't really see the need for them though.
     
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  2. Isamu Akai

    Isamu Akai Well-Known Member

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    I've used them in Kahuna battles before, specially as an ending blow to defeat their last Pokemon. Otherwise I hardly ever use them and I often forget about them.
     
  3. Esserise

    Esserise Y'all ready for this?

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    Yeah, I think they're pretty fun, especially some of the status ones.
     
  4. AussieEevee

    AussieEevee The Eevee from Australia. Jealous?

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    I used them in my first playthough but I also used Megas and Legendaries in my first playthrough of other generations (And I used legendaries in my Sun playthrough).

    Z-moves do have an awesome animation to them (That Pika one from the trainer <3) but they are also overpowered, so like Megass and Legendaries, I'm banning them from my future playthroughs. (My first playthrough is always story focused)
     
  5. Esiouqrut

    Esiouqrut Greenish-Blue Trainer (?)

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    I used them mainly to battle bosses, like totem and kahuna. Other than that I usually don't use them that much.
     
  6. PikachuColoredPichu

    PikachuColoredPichu Evil Overlord

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    I keep forgetting to give them to my Pokémon. I'm hoping to evolve my Munchlax real soon, have it learn Giga Impact, then use the Snorlium-Z on him.
     
  7. Keshav

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    I use them for the final blow or sometimes when I find myself in trouble. I was struggling against Hapu mainly because of that overpowered Earthquake( I defeated dugtrio but mudsdale was way too hard)but greninja's hydro vortex saved the day.
     
  8. Chibster

    Chibster On a road trip!

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    I use it if I'm in a pinch and especially in an endless call for help battle.
     
  9. Shiny Celebi

    Shiny Celebi Smell ya later
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    They're useful when wild Pokemon get aggravating when they endlessly call for help and often helps KO Pokemon quickly.
     
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  10. CynthiaLover

    CynthiaLover Geek of the Games

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    Varies. I often forget about them, but they do provide useful when I'm in a bind or need to deal heavy damage fast. I plan to at least use my Starters' Z-Moves a bit more frequently once I get the respective Z-Crystals, but they're not high on my list. Though I do like the animations, as they look like moves you'd see in certain other games. So Z-Moves are a mixed bag for me, as it just boils down to what I need them for and if they'll provide me any sort of use in certain situations.
     
  11. Arceus the Dragon

    Arceus the Dragon Destroyer of Fairy, Steel and Ice types.

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    I use them especially in tough battles. Helped me a lot in my opinion.
     
  12. Karamazov

    Karamazov You think you're bad, don't ya?

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    I usually use them when I'm too lazy to fight a long fight, or as a finisher against a character I really hate. Sometimes Sometimes I just use them to win a match, if only because it makes for a good finisher.

    They're a lot less lame than I thought they'd be tbh. Still vastly prefer Megas, though.
     
  13. Esserise

    Esserise Y'all ready for this?

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    I think I've actually gone in the opposite direction on this. I like Mega Evolution well enough, but Z-Moves feel more climactic to me. I like trying to predict when would be the best time to deploy one, whereas with Mega Evolution, I would just trigger it at the start of the battle and continue on from there, business-as-usual. If I'm in the middle of a tough battle (which as a pleasant surprise, several of the big ones in SM have been for me), I find that Z-Moves are really immersive in that they can actually turn the tide in the way that Mega Evolution was intended to but never ended up doing (because the tendency is to just Mega Evolve right away; you get less mileage out of your Mega if you wait to use it at a dire moment).

    But that's all just my experience. I do see why others would still prefer Mega Evolution.
     
  14. Dustflier

    Dustflier >implying owls are ghosts

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    I use them. It's just fun to pull a "There's no kill like overkill" bit, and having Inci use a Flare Blitz-boosted Inferno Overdrive OHKO'd the member of the Big Bad's team that gave a lot of trouble to other people so I could sweep the rest.
     
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  15. Alola

    Alola Life & death & love & birth

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    Is this a plot relevant character/spoiler?
     
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    BubbleHearts Floating...

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    I haven't used them yet. Am almost about to face Olivia.
     
  17. Dustflier

    Dustflier >implying owls are ghosts

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    *EDITTING FOR THE SAKE OF OTHER PEOPLE INTENSIFIES*
     
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  18. NoirCore

    NoirCore Black and Gold 4ever!

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    I use them quite often, especially to ensure a finishing blow to the end of a battle or a tough Pokemon.
     
  19. Team Gaara

    Team Gaara ~TWO MOONS~

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    Not really~ I've used them about twice at the point I am now (about to fight Olivia) and it was only VS Wishiwashi because my entire team was too weak for him~ XD

    I wanna use them more, just never don't have good enough moves to make the most out of them~
     
  20. EmpoleonProd

    EmpoleonProd Empoleon Fanatic

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    I use them a lot. They're helpful for boss battles. And they're fun too, might as well learn all about them now so I can use them competitively where they'll surely be a big factor.