You can change them only if the move, ability, or type change in question is in line with their pokedex entry, lore, or physiology(like a pokemon with a tail being able to use Iron Tail.
>INB4 GALE WINGS, (type)-IATE, HUGE/PURE POWER
- Coil for the Onyx line
- Fire/Fairy Typing for Rapidash as it is a unicorn
- Tinted lens for Flygon
was just showing example of changes based on lore, anatomy, or dex entries.
Onyx are snakes that can coil, Rapidash is based on the unicorn that is a fairy entity in european lore, and Flygons entries all talk about his tinted lens around his eyes to protect him from sandstorms.
Make Illusion turn into Protean after the first hit
Bellosom gets Fire-type attacks and Fire sub-typing. Maybe also Solar Power as secondary ability? It's literally tropical flower, both in-universe and the thing that's it partially based on.
And maybe Hyper Voice, considering Oddish is based on mandragora/mandrake, which in myths, if were to be pulled out, would scream.
+13 speed and Mega Launcher or Sheer Force as Hidden Ability.
Watch it outspeed many common sweepers and shit on everything with it's high powered attacks or the huge attack boost from Sheer Force + LO.
make night daze do double damage when disguised
Learns Fire Fang by level up.
alternatively you could just make it into a special attacker
rotom-fan gets hurricane isntead of air slash
mantine gets roost
articuno swaps special attack with special defense
regigigas gets pressure has a hidden ability
slaking gets slow start as a hidden ability
audino gets softboiled
granbull and ampharos get wish
white smoke now prevents self-inflicted drops (watch torkoal rise to OU with shell smash, overheat and superpower)
lickilicky is now normal/fairy and gets play rough
Remove Damp as an ability and give it No Guard. 100% Hypnosis and Dynamic Punch.
Maybe a few new moves like Aqua Jet and Drain Punch too. It wouldn't make it OU but it would make it a lot more viable.
Air Slash sucks, it would appreciate Speed (everything would besides like Gyro Ball users), but Defog for utility? It would probably be the best hazard remover in the game. Rain Dance + Hurricane, whilst not having the weaknesses to hazards and common attacks that Flying types suffer from?
It's impossible to prove but I'm fairly certain with those two moves it would be OU. I fail to see how it wouldn't be.
Poliwrath gets No Guard
Guaranteed Hydro Pump
Guaranteed Dynamic Punch
Preferably on a Mega Evolution that raises his speed to at least outspeed Landorus.
Why would No Guard make sense? Imagine Poliwrath creating whirlpools that draw foes toward it to guarantee it lands its hits.
>It would probably be the best hazard remover in the game
meh. it's viable to all kinds of hazards and doesn't have anyway to directly recover health or remove status. also kinda slowish which means vulnerable to taunt. but it is bulky as fuck though.
but yeah it would be
But poison, the closest thing we have to an anti-life type already resists it. Clearly fairy should be SE against grass
It's not completely out of the realm of possibility for Snorlax to get Knock Off. It would certainly make him more relevant.
But for something that fits more Slack Off because at least it fits thematically.
Slack Off would make him even tankier and that alone might bump him up but if used with something like Knock Off or
Sucker Punchit would definitely bring him up to OU.
>Physical poison move that steals health (33% of damage dealt)
>picking these numbers out of my ass
>Increases damage from poison and toxic
>+1/12 damage dealt, is added to poison and toxic damage, damage from toxicity is static(doesn't change)
too much on either option?
Step 1. Take a pokemon
Step 2. Make a mega for it
Step 3. Give the mega at least 130 attack/special attack and 120 speed
Congratulations your pokemon is now at least OU material, if not outright Uber.
That would actually make edgyfox pretty good
The onix line would really only be good if they had a flat +40 boost to their attack stat, since for some reason a huge rock snek hits as hard as a walking raddish.
>add +40 attack to each member of the onix line
>mega steelix loses 20 SPA and gains 20 SDEF
I love the onix line, and hate how they're so shit offensively
Flygon needs like +20 speed and attack/special attack to even be usable over other dragon/ground types, give it its niche as a fast revenge killer that can do decent damage back.
Snorlax also needs a little bit of an offensive buff, like +10 attack or something. Slack off, +10 attack, maybe even
drain punchor a healing offensive move to use with assault vest. change its HA to simple to bring back curselax
Would Dragon Rush be too much to ask?
Some extra bulk would be really nice as well, but Rush is all I'm asking for here.
Dragon/Rock would definitely fit the gargoyle motif, but I do hate the extra weaknesses a Rock typing will add.
I wouldn't really want a mega, I'd prefer to stick with Life Orb+Sheer Force shenanigans.
I'd like a buff to Rock types first, of course, but it'd be cool if the gargoyle Pokemon was Rock type. Maybe the colors could be faded, too, because a lot of people hate the colorfulness of this rad 'Mon.
I disliked its design and colours at first, but it really grew on me.
Always figured the bright red head and stooped posture was a nod to Crom Cruach, so muting the colours would be a shame, if you asked me.
It could look like faded paint, still there, but lighter. It just feels like there are only a few Druddigon fans, and I'd like to increase our numbers. Maybe people could learn to appreciate the colors, too, if they started liking its evo.
I want usable Wigglytuff so bad. Unfortunately it pretty much needs a mega with a great ability to even get to UU.
Def: 85 (+40)
SpAtk: 125 (+40)
SpDef: 90 (+40)
Speed: 25 (-20)
Alternative, because Wigglytuff is TUFF.
Fairy/Fighting, give it a gruff man-chin and buff arms/upper body
Atk: 120 (+50)
Def: 85 (+40)
SpAtk: 55 (-30)
SpDef: 90 (+40)
Still wouldn't be great to be honest but I didn't want to minmax too hard and drop his SpAtk any further.
>Night Daze does double damage when disguised
>Able to get one Night Daze off per game under most circumstances, more if you use it well or bring it out late to clean up weak pokemon
>Life orb set does 50% to Blissey
This would be incredibly good and make seeing a Zoroark on your opponent's team a real scary proposition. Even if you do have a priority user on deck you're still faced with a 50/50 that matters way more than Zoroark in its current state.
It would also cause massive tears from Lucario fans though so it'll never happen.
if night daze did double damage when disguised AND team preview didnt exist I'm pretty sure zoroark would be banned, or at least suspected
even if team preview didn't exist any more it'd still be more threatening than it currently is which is to say, not particularly.
While quick attack doesn't hit anything SE and is resisted, it has 130 attack, guts, belly drum, and awesome coverage (CC + a plethora of other fighting moves, Play Rough, Crunch, a lot more). It would at least rise a few tiers.
DDance chomp would go to ubers instantly especially mega at +1 170 base attack barely anything survives on OU.
Role play slacking goes to uber since it just needs a single turn to sweep entire teams
Dragon Ascent is a Fug move only it is never happening.
Aerilite rotom isn't even a real improvement
Magic Guard articuno might go UU since exca is a thing
Forretress with recovery is extremely good as rock setter/spinner
>"It can fly up to mach 2!!!"
basic speed, only gets quick attack
mega has shit ability
Mega gets Aerialate, and Extremespeed as level 1 move relearner move, gains atk instead of sp atk
Eat a dick Talonflame
>DDance Chomp in Ubers
Char X is a thing and way more powerful with better coverage and recovery
>Dragon Ascen is a Fug move only
That's not the point, if Gyara got it he'd be OU for sure
>Aerilate Rotom isn't a real improvement
Are you fucking kidding me? it gets Hyper Voice and it has an amazing typing. Fan isn't even giving anything up because it's Flying
Vanilla Kyurem is stuck in BL 2. Not something worthy of a 660 BST mixed powerhouse. The problem is that its only ability is Pressure. Pressure is shit. Here are some better abilities for Vanilla Kyurem:
Refrigerate- It already learns Hyper Voice. Boosted Return/Frustration makes it able to go physical too.
Snow Warning- Accurate Blizzard Spam and breaks Sturdy/sashes
Regenerator- Kyurem is missing body parts and replaces them with Ice. Regenerator makes sense in that regard, and makes it a useful defensively since it gets Roost and has 125/90/90 bulk. Sure, Ice is a horrible defensive typing, but Dragon is an awesome defensive typing, so that should make up for it. Regenerator could also offset hazard damage from switching all the time.
What od you think? Can Vanilla Kyurem be saved?
No Guard is far from a shit ability, and having it be a special attacker actually differentiated it from all of the other normal/flying types. It just needs a better movepool to take advantage of No Guard and it'd be good. Any one of Blizzard, Thunder, or Focus Blast being learnable would make it far better. Zap Cannon or Inferno would make it great.
I'm not legitimately suggesting it gets Zap Cannon or Inferno, but any of the 70-80% accuracy high damage special moves would move M-Pidgeot into OU. Its shit movepool is its problem, not its ability or stats or typing.