List from Smogon:Aura Sphere was nerfed? Not too happy about that. Ice Beam, Thunderbolt and Flamethrower were also nerfed, right?
I love all the new mega evos, but i agree on the nerfing the good moves thing.Why are people complaining about Gen I so much? ¬¬ It's awesome, I hope they bring as much content from it as they can.
Ok, my opinion:
Mega Alakazam's design SUCKS. Way to ruin my favorite Pokémon, Game Freak. Way to go.
Mega Heracross is the most hideous thing I've ever seen. Garbodor is Miss Universe compared to that piece of sh!t.
Mega Pinsir looks awful.
Mega Manectric is a joke.
Mega Houndoom is ok.
Mega Banette is meh.
EDIT: WAIT AN EFFING SECOND. WHAT DO YOU MEAN WITH SEVERAL MOVES BEING WEAKER NOW? What is this bs?! If it's true Ice Beam and other moves got nerfed, I'm totally skipping this generation. I don't even like the new Pokémon anyway. God, I'll hate you so much if it's true, Game Freak...
Didn't an article say they wanted to power-up Special Attacks? Yeah, I know they say a lot of things in those articles but supreme Special Attackers was already much to be desired since the Gen IV attack split. This is ridiculous.List from Smogon:Aura Sphere was nerfed? Not too happy about that. Ice Beam, Thunderbolt and Flamethrower were also nerfed, right?
Blizzard: Reduced to 110 base power.
Bubble: Increased to 40 base power.
Fire Blast: Reduced to 110 base power.
Flamethrower: Reduced to 90 base power.
Frost Breath: Increased to 60 base Power.
Fury Cutter: Increased to 40 base power.
Hidden Power: Reduced to 60 base power.
High Jump Kick: Name was changed from "Hi Jump Kick".
Ice Beam: Reduced to 90 base power.
To add to that, it seems that was the intention of some of the new abilities like Tough Claws and Strong Jaw to boost the power of some of the weaker physical moves like the elemental punches/fangs up to the level of their special counterparts, since the higher power physical moves all tend to have nasty drawbacks.I'd rather have had certain Physical attacks gain power then Special ones go down.
There is a lack of strong Physical moves that a lot of types can gain STAB from without recoil or other affects.
Honestly, I think it'd just have been nice for the elemental Punches or Fangs to gain BP.
They should just have an option for single or double battle play through modes.I have no idea why doubles is the official format given that the ENTIRE franchise including promotional material, anime, and in-game battles are based entirely around 3v3 singles.