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charazard
July 3rd, 2006, 06:18 AM
my blastoise can't learn hydro cannon.at 2 island. lady said it mistaken.
so can any one tell me why?

shanecdavis
July 3rd, 2006, 06:31 AM
I cannot tell you why, since Blastoise should be able to learn it. I can tell you that it is good that she didn't. Don't be fooled by these horrible attacks. Hydro Cannon is a Water-version of Hyper Beam and should be avoided at all costs. Just take a minute to compare it to Surf. While Hydro Cannon is 150 AP, it is only 90% accurate, there are only 5 PP, and you have to recharge for a turn leaving your Poke vulnerable to attack. By comparison, Surf is 95 AP, it is 100% accurate, has 15 PP, and you can attack TWICE in the same time as you attack once with HC. That is two 95 AP attacks, compared to one 150 AP. 95+95=190.

HC might be good at finishing off a final Poke to win a battle, but that is so situational that you should avoid it. Hydro Pump is a better finishing move, but it is less accurate. Stick with Surf.

Demonta
July 3rd, 2006, 08:10 AM
I think only original starters can learn it, that may be your problem, its a terrible move any way =P

enyce
July 3rd, 2006, 08:12 AM
Thats becasue Blastoise isnt happy. Your pokemon have to be happy for the lady to teach the move.

Kazyx
July 3rd, 2006, 08:18 AM
It also depends, was Blastoise your original starter, or did you trade him over from your other game or a friend's game? cause I've tried to get a traded Venusaur to learn Frenzy Plant, but she wouldn't give him the move. Or as Encye said, it could be because it's not happy enough.

shanecdavis
July 3rd, 2006, 09:15 AM
To reitorate, it doesn't matter why, it only matters that it didn't happen. Think Surf.

enyce
July 3rd, 2006, 09:17 AM
It also depends, was Blastoise your original starter, or did you trade him over from your other game or a friend's game? cause I've tried to get a traded Venusaur to learn Frenzy Plant, but she wouldn't give him the move. Or as Encye said, it could be because it's not happy enough.

Yeah that too. I didnt think about that. Becaue I never traded it over

Squeegee Beckenheim
July 3rd, 2006, 09:23 AM
I think this question is pretty much taken care of as far as I can see. If you have anymore problems, ask them in Simple Questions.

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