LEADER OF THE INTELEON DEFENSE SQUAD
- Jun 19, 2020
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Eh I wouldn't say Cinderace was entirely favored.Well, I was talking more in terms of gameplay rather than how they're showcased in the anime. Yes, compared to past starter sets, the Gen 8 starters are more balanced in their portrayal, but gameplaywise it's another story entirely, and Cinderace was clearly the favored one there.
Rillaboom also is at the Top of VGC and is OU in Smogon.
Inteleon did admittedly get the short end of the stick tho
Luxray is isn't the only case of this.I guess it just feels more egregious to me when the games themselves start favoring certain Pokemon over others because 1) they generally feel like they do it less often than the anime does, and 2) the fact that conventionally cool Pokemon can be amazing makes it especially suck when other beloved Pokemon get the short end of the stick because it proves that the devs can make those Pokemon good, they just won't: I mean, just look at poor Luxray for example; there's a Pokemonwho has been very popular since its debut, yet absolutely terrible in competitive settings even after all this time...
Decidueye is probably the most notorious case as it is by FAR the most popular Alola Starter but is the weakest out of the 3 Competitively and quite possibly the weakest Grass Starter in General next to Meganium being the only starter with a Type disadvantage against it's own Pre-evo (and the Hisui variant makes it even worse)