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February 27th, 2013 (7:07 AM).
I think you missed the point I was trying to make, with your example of the Weavile and the Slowking the point I was trying to make is that in the anime they are quite bulky even to moves which are super effective against it so why can this not be reflected in the games. I do enjoy the battling in pokemon games as it is but I just find that I am often bored and use the same pokemon over and over so adding in new stats would help bring some of the lesser used pokemon into action. As for your example about the Staraptor and the Luxray did you never consider if a Luxray was using a move like thunderbolt? Sure the Staraptor is fast but 9 times out 10 a thunderbolt is going to hit a bird pokemon and hit it hard.
No offense, but I'm not sure if you even read my post, because if you did, then I answered pretty much exactly what you wanted me to! Do you know how much of a bulky Pokemon Slowbro is? Have you considered huge legendary Pokemon such as Wailord, Kyogre, or even Groudon for that matter? They sure have endurance, but how does evasiveness apply to them? During your entire post, I've not see
example of how this could apply to legendaries, and that's why I think it kind of fell flat here.
And yes, I disregarded the Luxray using thunderbolt half-on purpose, because again, Luxray is a physical attacker, no so much of a special one. It's possible, but does that mean thunderbolt is the only thing Luxray could use against flyers as a move that'll even hit? As a better example, what about two flying Pokemon against each other? It's certainly possible that they could dodge each other's moves as well as hit each other, so do explain the mechanics of how that would work. It would just be a huge mess in the games that wouldn't fare well, so do forgive me here for disagreeing.
What I was trying to achieve this this thread wasn't to get people to start wanting new stats but just to think about the options which Game Freak has to make the game a little more fun and technical by making it more like the Anime which if we're all honest has some of the greatest battle scenes in a TV show let alone in a kids show. I may have miss wrote what I was trying to get across I wasn't speculating that Bulky pokemon like Slowking be untouchable just more bulky when it comes to being hit super effectively some pokemon like Blissey for instance wouldn't get a high endurance because even though it is a big bulky pokemon endurance would work of a pokemons Sp. Defence and Defence but be a completely new stat meaning that just because a Rhyperior is Defensively bulky it doesn't necessarily mean it will have high endurance because it has a low Sp. Defence, pokemon who would have a higher endurance would be pokemon like Mismagius who has a well rounded Sp. Defence and Defenc mixed in with it's low HP means it would likely have a higher endurance than a Rhyperior because it has the ability to tank hits but not the HP to do so.
I'm sorry, the run-on paragraph kind of confused me, but I'll further clarify myself to the best of my ability in the following example:
Let's take a super bulky Pokemon. Ferrothorn is an excellent example here. Name any other Pokemon that could come against Ferrothorn, and that Pokemon would almost always win, because it'll "dodge" Ferrothorn's attacks, similar to how it would in the anime. Ferrothorn is a Pokemon that(if I'm correct) does not, if hardly ever moves at all, so what if you're trying to lay down spikes? Stealth rock and Toxic spikes are also pretty much redundant if you're playing this like in the anime, since I assume that normal land-based Pokemon could just avoid them, but that's just an assumption anyway.
The point that I'm ultimately trying to make, is that, again, it would give certain Pokemon a huge boost, while it'll set back other Pokemon unfairly. To further clarify this, faster Pokemon have little chance against bulky Pokemon(unless they have choice band, but how does Choice Band work in the anime? Forgive me, I haven't watched the anime in years, so I wouldn't know, just using my imagination here), and vice-versa, because bulky Pokemon aren't "fast" enough to attack very fast Pokemon, so it'll just create an unnecessary hot mess, really.
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