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February 22nd, 2013 (10:52 AM).
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Hence why I said "usually" on my previous post. Electabuzz, Magmar, Scyther, Rhydon, Porygon 2, and Magneton are the only Pokemon with base stats above 460 who received evolutions, even though they could've been split evolutions. The problem with given Pokemon with almost 500 base stats total an evolution is sacrifcing a stat spread or two for another (Ex: Electabuzz loses its speed for more physical power when evolving to Electivire).
They still evolved Pokemon with a Base Stat of 460+. Meaning that they can evolve Pokemon at any given time. Base Stat does not matter. And there is hardly a "sacrificial" evolution. If any pokemon qualifies, then it would be Scyther into Scizor as they don't change Base Stat. All the others have their stats change some may lower while others still get a boost. Rhydon and Rhyperior don't have the same Base Stat so there really isn't a sacrifice involved. Just evolution. Other Pokemon with lower base stat do the same periodically.
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But game mechanic patterns shouldn't be broken, which is why the idea of removing Ice Beam from all Water types will be impossible, because it'll require removing the move as a TM from other Pokemon who learn it by TM, especially when Ice Beam has been a TM since the first generation.
Its not impossible. If they want to they will. Icebeam also has not always been a TM. It was a Move tutor in Generation 2. While the list itself didn't change, Icebeam, Thunderbolt, and Flamethrower were the first three Move tutors in the Pokemon games. Like with Stealth Rock, if they wanted to remove Icebeam from the TM list all they have to do is want to. They can remove it from everything and only give it to a select few available through breeding. Gamefreak dictates everything. If they want to, they will. Same with giving evolutions.
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