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  1. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    Tangentially related, but I think it’s ridiculous how Synchronise fails to act in two of the most important Status conditions- Sleep and freeze.
  2. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    1. Only Pokémon to get 2 exclusive Z moves, 2. A regional variant for the evolution 3. A Gigantamax form 4. Hat forms every generation 5. Special partner form 6. All kinds of special event moves. Even though it didn’t get Megas it got everything else under the Sun.
  3. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    They could've made Raichu better so people use it on behalf of the mascot (who could become really good with even a slight boost) but no, they had to make an entire vendetta against the poor thing.
  4. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    I think close combat is for Pokémon who like to fight aggressively up close and personal with strikes.
  5. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    I was more geared towards competitive. They’re usable? Yes, but then, almost everything is. Literally any fully evolved Pokémon will be usable unless you stack it with 4 status moves. That really ain’t the point. But I daresay that if some person was made to look at these Pokémon and asked if...
  6. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    Well it’s possible, but Emboar is probably the only one who’s running a special move without sacrificing a better physical option. Incineroar and Blaziken are probably handicapping themselves if they’re running a special move. It’s about time we see a fire starter which is meant to have a...
  7. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    Yeah, I see your point, but if we were splitting the fire starters into being physical or special Blaziken firmly falls into physical. That’s what made it the first Uber starter. I’ve found that fire starters tend to be disproportionately be better on the physical side. The few special fire...
  8. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    I know about regular charizard, but I’ve quite literally never seen a special Blaziken. Even the Smogon suggested Moveset is Physical. Its physical attack is higher and Mega Evolution, if we're counting it just adds to the difference. I got the impression that Physical Blaziken is the popular...
  9. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    Typhlosion would be so much better if it got Earth Power and Thunderbolt. The poor boi was robbed. Pure fire, no decent coverage and the exact same stat spread as Charizard. On a side note, we need more fire starters who are viable as special attackers. Both fire starters for that role are...
  10. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    I think Power Whip would be a nice "weird move" (like Emboar's water type move.. was it brine or scald?). The Alola starters have a circus theme and Tigers and Lions have that circus association with whips. It’d be ironic to see a Tiger actually using a whip instead of (unfortunately) being on...
  11. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    What the above users said regarding Peck, and Beak Blast is explicitly based on a Toucan's real life ability to heat and cool it’s Bill. Toucan Beak Is New Kind of 'Heating Bill' Doduo and Clawitzer aren’t toucans. Aura Wheel's mechanics are totally dependent on Hunger Switch. The moves which...
  12. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    For me Salandit and Shuckle are the ones which make sense (In Salandit a trait which amplified on evolution for females, and Shuckle’s berry juices). But Forretress makes the least amount of sense. I guess one could stretch honey’s scent = Ursaring’s move, but I can’t think of any justification...
  13. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    Many Pokemon learn both fake out and Sucker Punch.
  14. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    Why can’t Incineroar learn the ultimate heel wrestler move: Sucker Punch? Even Decidueye can learn it.
  15. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    Its specially ironic that the thing that benefits the most from it is Chansey: a Pokemon whose entire lore niche is a healer. I think the move deserves a nerf. Maybe, when a non-Poison type uses it, it inflicts regular poison instead of bad poison. And if people feel that’s an overkill, a...
  16. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    That’s why you have 6 slots in a team. You only have four move slots. It’s up to every person to decide what to prepare for. A single Pokemon cannot be prepared for each and every thing. Cinderace cannot defeat things like Seismitoad and Gastrodon without fainting itself, even with grass moves...
  17. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    Like I said, feel free trying these things yourself and check what works. I use what works for me in the majority of the situations with some flair. Most of your situations sound okay on paper, but actually never happen. If you really want to know what do I do with reflect/Light screen, I get...
  18. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    Just try using those moves. Super effective moves with low stats are useless. You should actually try making things and battling with them in either the games or Showdown if you don’t have that.
  19. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    Being resistant to water doesn’t mean you can learn water moves. By that logic every grass and dragon type would be learning some. I'll admit it'll be nice to see an elephant with water moves from its trunk, but most water type moves would be useless, since: 1. It’s attack stat is much better...
  20. PkmnTrainerV

    Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

    Well... that’s not a really good example since it literally evolves into something that turns into a fire type, and has a (Darwinian) evolutionary relationship with fire types (Unovan Darumaka). I don’t have any issue with some coverage being given for balancing reasons, but stuff like almost...
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