Pressure: Into the trash it goes.
Is it fixed? What tier?
I want it to be great as much as you do Oh Pee. It's my favorite legendary and it represents my favorite type (being a frostfag is suffering in Pokemon)
At least when RBY hit the VC we can play with Articuno of back before it, and the Ice type as a whole, got fucked by GF not knowing how to balance a game/design pokemon of a glass-cannon-y type
I could understand it getting Hyper Voice, but Boomburst would just not fit it at all. The only pokemon that learn that are themed entirely around being extremely loud.
I agree that it should have been given either Refrigerate or Snow Warning as its hidden ability, but once again, GF dropped the fucking ball. The whole trio should have been given something more unique and useful than just the generic abilities of their respective types.
But it already has that anon. It cannot really fit it though.
The problem with these vanilla legendaries is that they will never get updated, stuck with generic abilities (Pressure) and have little to no coverage moves because "they must stick with their own type". Why Entei will not get Earthquake is beyond me. Of course, that will not stop Gamefreak from giving new legendaries signature moves, minmaxed stat distribution, and abilities that are not pressure.
I just think Articuno would need a signature boosting move (something akin to Quiver Dance) to compensate for the fact it has the highest base defences of the three birds. Or maybe a signature Freeze Dry that is slightly stronger than the original one and also hits Fire Super-effectively.That way, it is more of the late-game sweeper rather than try to take on a toxicstalling role that even ordinary bulky waters can do better. Because right now, it does not even live up to the name "legendary Pokemon". I blame the power creep.
>Moves always take priority to Japanese meaning and definition
>Move is literally called Firefly Light
>Manaphy only has it because in Japanese name for sea angel is literally "Sea firefly."
>People still try and make the case that Ampharos and others are even remotely fireflies
Please learn moonspeak before spouting off shit.
the only thing is needs is to switch its special attack with its special defense
that's literally it
125 special attack with two amazing stabs (flying + freeze dry) and access to agility for more speed, recovery, even other stuff like heal bell and defog makes it decent enough already
this is literally all it needs tbhhh
Only male fireflies have the light to attract mates
And quiver dance is butterfly dance, which only butterflies and moths can do. Only reason liligant learns it is because she learns all "Dance" moves except for Dragon Dance (which you have to be reptilianish to do apparently)
No duh. But it does help coverage wise. I know water types generally learn Ice moves and Ice types learned water moves, but the water moves that were available were dumb things like Bubblebeam or Water Pulse. Even Aqua Tail for Glaceon. If you're so angered by the very aspect of Ice having some leverage against Fire types what about more water attacks for Articuno?
alternatively, just boost water pulse to 70 BP
already ko's the relevant stuff, but the main issue is still the special attack and special defense stuff
articuno has the perfect typing for a fast special glass cannon, amazing coverage just in STAB plus a bunch of other cool moves including recovery
they completely fucked it up by switching its special attack and special defense stats in gen II
Wrong, it actually checks most steels at +3. I'll give you TTar and Excadrilll, but Articuno would obliterate everything else.
Claiming scarfed mons can check it is just desperation dude.
70 BP is a bit too weak to be honest, along with Articuno's moderate Special Attack. I always imagined Articuno with Surf or Hydro Pump-like move. It is from Seafoam Island so it is not really much of a stretch.
The typing is great offensively, but it was meant to be played defensively apparently. I only see a signature boosting move or perhaps that Fire hitting Freeze Dry suggested would be helpful in salvaging it (need something other than rock types to deal with the dumb Megazards), and if not that, Water moves for some extra coverage. It would idealistically be stopped by Steels or Electrics, but everything would need a weakness.
What really kills it is its lack of resists. Would it be bad for the metagame to get another Flying resist?
actually, you're the retard here, but it's ok if you're a little shy