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What Pokemon would you like to see get buffed?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Sword & Shield Discussion' started by Sulfurian, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. PokeMon2.0

    PokeMon2.0 Cramorant is too cute for words!

    I think they should give Unown these moves
    Confusion, Psychic, Tackle, Secret Power, Agility, Cosmic Power, Quick Attack, and a few others.
    Also, give Magikarp a Water move, at least Water Gun, and Luvdisc should get doubled Special Attack and Special Defense.
     
  2. gwen-watson

    gwen-watson A Marvel Baby

    Please for the love of Gawd, buff Dunsparce. Seriously. It gets no love.

    Also, kind of want to see an actual Pinsir evolution instead of a Mega. Scyther got Scizor, so why can't Pinsir buff up?

    Also, please buff Ledian. Give it another evolution, stat boost, anything.

    While not a buff, a Heracross pre-evo would be cute.
     
  3. Pokemon Fan

    Pokemon Fan Knuckle Trainer

    What sort of buffs do you mean? If you mean stat increases, all the Eevee evolutions have the same base stat total (525), so if they increased the total for some then to maintain that theme they'd have to increase the total for the others by the same amount. I can certainly see moving some stats around though, like Flareon has no need for a 95 special attack when its clearly built to be a physical attacker.
     
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  4. Archer Steele

    Archer Steele Member

    Pinsir is linked with heracross more than it is with scyther

     
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  5. LeHarrt

    LeHarrt Active Member

    I also would like to see those 3 Eeveelutions get buffed whether it be additional moves or better abilities.
     
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  6. PixelBitHolocron95

    PixelBitHolocron95 Master of all things tough!

    I would like to see Slaking get buffed (not Slakoth) - by giving it a better ability that is also its signature one. Here's how the ability would work:

    Beast Mode - The user's attack is increased by one stage every other turn. When below 50% of its HP, the STAB multiplier for its moves will increase from 1.5x to 1.75x. The user's moves will stay boosted even if the user's HP goes above these benchmarks or switches out. However, the attack boosts can't be transferred via Baton Pass or purged via Haze / Clear Smog.

    There's not much else I can say about improving Slaking other than swapping its special attack with its special defense. It has no need for a 95 special attack stat when it's clearly SUPPOSED TO BE A PHYSICAL ATTACKER!!!

    That's all!
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2019
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  7. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    This is so very true ever since RS. Ever since Scizor came along, Scyther basically became its own thing with no more connections with Pinsir in any of the games after GSC with FRLG and LGPE being the exceptions but only because they’re Kanto remakes.
     
  8. Pokemon Fan

    Pokemon Fan Knuckle Trainer

    You want to give a pokemon with 160 base attack a ability that boosts its attack even further?
     
  9. keithpetrosky

    keithpetrosky Well-Known Member

    I would like Kecleon to actually change color when it changes typing, or have each color type to catch depending on where it’s caught in environment.
     
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  10. Divine Retribution

    Divine Retribution Master of the freak show

    +1 252+ Atk Life Orb Slaking Return vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mew: 417-491 (122.2 - 143.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO

    252+ Atk Life Orb Rayquaza-Mega Dragon Ascent vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mew: 359-422 (105.2 - 123.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO

    Seems fair and balanced to me. Literally all Slaking needs to actually be viable (not broken) is Truant to be reworked to be a little less punishing. Maybe every other turn its attacks deal half damage. This would allow you to run a set with Protect or Substitute and still be quite a potent threat without being either completely useless (like Slaking is currently) or completely broken (like giving Slaking a 50% power boost while taking away its detrimental ability).
     
  11. Sulfurian

    Sulfurian Well-Known Member

    Give regigigas a new ability. I don't understand why it was treated so poorly. Its stats at this point are really nothing special. So why?
     
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  12. shoz999

    shoz999 Sonic's the name! Speed's my game!

    Dedenne. He's arguably the most useless of the Pikaclones outside of Plusle and Minun alone.
     
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  13. Sceptile Leaf Blade

    Sceptile Leaf Blade Nighttime Guardian

    Plusle and Minun are way better than Dedenne. I reached a streak of 149 wins in a row at the Battle Tree with Minun in my team. They're solid support pokémon for doubles. Not sure if Dedenne is worse than Emolga though, Emolga is also pretty bad.
     
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  14. LeHarrt

    LeHarrt Active Member

    I agree with Dedenne. Needs to learn some more fairy moves and have a decent ability. Its got Antenna on its cheeck so maybe Lightning Rod.
     
  15. JLK2707

    JLK2707 Well-Known Member

    Super bulky Charizard on Defense!:)
     
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  16. DannyDark

    DannyDark The Earthquake Maker

    Though it is in no way weak.. I feel like Kingdra deserves a bit of a stat rework/boost. It's bizarre how its Atk, Def, Sp.Atk and Sp.Def are all the same (95), maybe warrants a reduction to Atk and two slight improvements to Sp.Atk and Spd, seeing as it gains no Spd nor Sp.Atk when evolving from Seadra. I also wouldn't particularly mind a boost to both defenses, its dex entries regularly state how it is able to survive and reside within otherwise uninhabitable conditions. Finally, its hidden ability, Damp, would ideally be swapped for something a bit more useful. Sheer Force comes to mind; demonstrates the power Kingdra supposedly possesses and it has a few viable moves to use it with.

    All in all, as perhaps the most forgotten Dragon type, I feel a rework to Kingdra could put it back alongside the power of other Dragons. (Sniper/Crit hax aside.)

    So my suggested stat spread would look something like..

    HP: 75 (same)
    ATK: 70 (-25)
    DEF: 110 (+15)
    SP.ATK: 105 (+10)
    SP.DEF: 110 (+15)
    SPD: 105 (+20)

    BST: 575

    So still below Pseudo levels, but with a bit more specialised and usable stats, especially with Sheer Force as hidden ability. And honestly, looking at the HP, I wouldn't be entirely against more Spd and Sp.Atk to make it more so a semi-glass cannon.
     
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  17. PokeMon2.0

    PokeMon2.0 Cramorant is too cute for words!

    I’d like to see the Pidove line get Hurricane, Brave Bird, Close Combat (since territorial pheasants are very aggressive and fight a lot) and Double Edge (a powerful STAB Normal move).
    And Swanna to get Hydro Pump as well as Ducklett.
    I’d also like to see Crobat get Fire/Thunder/Ice/Psychic Fang as learned moves too.
     
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  18. JLK2707

    JLK2707 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. It sure does!:)
     
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  19. janejane6178

    janejane6178 XY over SM (ew) ANYDAY!!!! <3 (Anything actually)

    Mega evolution for Milotic, Vivillon, Cinccino and Starmie <3
     
  20. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Samayo Kiri, Keeper of the Gates Ethereal

    Pinsir can't really get one anymore, and its counterpart is Heracross, not Scyther. They could potentially potentially get pre evos but that seems really unlikely as they received Megas.

    Agree with Ledian though. Just give it a giant HP boost or something. Or some special move or Ability. Spinarak got a signature move in Gen VII, so why not the Ledyba line?

    EDIT: Don't know how I missed that typo
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2019
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