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  1. BettyNewbie
    July 24th, 2015 4:02 PM
    I disagree because HMs add to the element of "exploration" i.e. you have to go out and find them. In GSC for example the Waterfall HM was hidden in the Ice Cave and, if you weren't much of an explorer you'd miss it and not be able to reach the Victory Road.
    Yes, because nothing says "exploration" like a lab aide giving you Flash for catching 10 Pokémon or getting Strength by talking to a sailor in a restaurant.

    The motivation to go to the next town and get the next badge should be enough to want you to explore. Plus, things like Legendaries and plot exist.

    It would be viable only with a full Pokédex IMO.

    But the biggest "allure" of Pokémon is that it allows you a great degree of freedom. Granted, we never really had as much freedom as in 1st gen since in RBY the available Pokémon were all that existed at the time, but in most games there's a "reasonable" amount of freedom.

    I like balanced dexes but it isn't a disaster if you can't make a team of six Fire Pokémon for example since you aren't "supposed" to. People mock DP for only having Ponyta, but looking at its stats, Ponyta is a damn useful Pokémon. It was not designed to be available early, and in DP you can get it as low as L6 I think, and it just mauls everything else at that stage. Still, another option wouldn't hurt. 4th gen was terrible for Fire lovers.
    You don't get it, though. A game where you play as a Gym Leader or E4 Member would have a completely different playstyle than the standard Main Series formula. It would be more story-based and not revolve around the get 8 badges/beat Evil Team/become Champion formula.

    You see, this reaction is why GF is so conservative about breaking the formula. Not pointing fingers at you or anything, but far too many people look at the games solely through a competitive battling lens and riot if a game doesn't let them build their "perfect team" for beating other people with or have the "metagame" as an end goal. This is why a certain section of the fandom automatically dismisses any and all spinoffs, regardless of whether or not the games actually deserve it.
  2. BettyNewbie
    July 23rd, 2015 6:47 PM
    My idea was to turn them into purely field moves. Of course, Surf and Waterfall would need replacements in the battle front, but turning them into exclusively field moves would allow us to use our competitive Pokémon as workers, like in the anime, and also eliminate HM Slaves.
    I think the water HMs should all be things that any fully-evolved Water type should automatically be able to do. Same goes for Fly and fully-evolved Flying types (save for a few special cases like Butterfree and Dodrio). In fact, that would actually be more realistic, anyways. Squirtles and Pidgeys should not be able to transport people around.

    As long as they don't limit us to a certain type...
    But, that would be the point! :P

    (Plus, don't you want to be the games' first Dark Gym Leader? ;))
  3. Dedenne1
    July 22nd, 2015 6:59 AM
    Oh do you like his mega? Its an amazing pokemon and i love his new ability and look he gets :)
  4. Rukario
    July 22nd, 2015 12:07 AM
    Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary!
  5. Dedenne1
    July 21st, 2015 8:05 PM
    And im guessing houndoom is your fav fire type?
    I love houndoom hes definately my favorite dark type :D
  6. Dedenne1
    July 21st, 2015 7:56 PM
    Haha im guessing you love fire types then? :3
  7. BettyNewbie
    July 21st, 2015 7:53 PM
    We just keep getting into these little spats, don't we? ;)

    I'd like it if you had a choice between being a trainer or a coordinator. Contests are boring because they're side quests. Besides, different Pokémon could shine in contests.
    Interesting idea. I do agree that many fans look down upon contests simply because the games, themselves, de-prioritize them. It was mostly the anime that gave them more importance by treating May and Dawn's goals as equivalent to Ash's.

    I also would get rid of HMs, my hate of which you probably know well, and maybe make a game in which the goal wasn't to beat the league and become Pokémon master. In XY they even ran out of names to call the badges...
    HMs are the devil, no question. Surf, Waterfall (Gen 4-onwards), and to a lesser extent, Fly, aren't bad moves, but the rest are just worthless. Shouldn't a Lapras automatically know how to swim, or a Pidgeot know how to fly, anyways?

    LOL on the XY badges. I especially love how the badge for the first Fairy gym ever is... Fairy Badge. Like, was "Pixie Badge" too original and unexpected? :rolleyes2:

    I'd like to see a game where you play as a Gym Leader or E4 member, something more story-based.
  8. Dedenne1
    July 21st, 2015 7:31 PM
    Haha np my supportmanship was gifted to me by a member so im happy to have it but you did use a bunch of the customizations though and the coloring looks good haha and it works with your avatar :D
  9. BettyNewbie
    July 21st, 2015 7:01 PM
    I'm sorry if it seems like I'm excessively negative, but you know how I can be. ;)

    Let's turn it around. What are some things YOU would change about the franchise? Be honest, and it can be related to any aspect of Pokémon, gameplay-wise or storywise.
  10. Dedenne1
    July 21st, 2015 6:28 PM
    Happy Anniversary!
    Nice Profile colors btw :)
  11. BettyNewbie
    July 21st, 2015 6:08 PM
    Golbat and Arbok aren't supposed to be the strongest Pokémon in Agatha's team, they're stepping stones. It's ok for them to be weaker than Gengar.
    But, they're Poison types, not Ghost types. Agatha is supposed to be a Ghost specialist.

    I want you to make me a list of which Ground-type Pokémon have the type as "filler" and why, and I'll explain to you why they're Ground-type.
    Gen 1's non-fossil rocks, anyone? So what, they live in caves, doesn't the Rock typing already cover that? And, STAB on Earthquake isn't really worth getting one-shotted by Absorb and Water Gun.

    I find it ludicrous that you don't consider "earth" as an element, but still.
    If that was what the Ground type was supposed to be, then it would've been the Earth type.

    Ice isn't an element, it's a different stage of water.
    Then why is it a separate type, as it is in MOST RPGS?

    You must realize that Dragon used to be the strongest type by far. Mating it to strong types requires some sort of balance, except when the Pokémon in question are Ubers.
    Which, in turn, made the type completely boring and utilitarian and predictable. So much for Dragons being "mythical" and "fantastic." :rolleyes2:

    Still, Staraptor is just a ****ing bird.
    B-I-N-G-Psyducking-O. Staraptor is just another early Normal bird, like Pidgeot and Fearow. Luxray is just another Electric mammal, like Raichu and Manectric. Flygon is just another offense-oriented non-elemental Dragon, like Salamence and Garchomp.

    Don't you get it? People are psyducking TIRED of seeing the same typings and concepts being repeated OVER AND OVER again. Do you know how many people jumped for joy over Talonflame being Fire/Flying? FINALLY, an early Bird that wasn't some generic Normal type!
  12. BettyNewbie
    July 20th, 2015 8:37 PM
    Sydney from RSE has a great team, according to your tastes, but vulnerable to any Pokémon with a Fighting move. Aaron in Platinum loses badly to Fire moves, and the only exception in his team happens to not follow your rule of "great type distribution", as Drapion starts as Bug and becomes Dark upon evolution. Three of the Unova E4, which according to you is so amazing, can be trivialized with Scrafty.

    Diversity and type matching are useless if there's no challenge. Agatha and Lance can be excused in RBY because the Pokédex was small, but, if you didn't have a Psychic or an Ice move, you'd be in for a rude awakening against them, especially Lance. Lorelei, which has the "best" E4 team in RBY, has four Pokémon vulnerable to Electric attacks, and Jynx can be taken down with Fire-type Pokémon which were pretty popular back then.

    If you're dealing with monotype teams, you'd be hard-pressed to find one without a serious weakness to a certain move, with "maybe" the exception of Wallace in Emerald, and only because Water is the most varied type.
    Anyone who didn't use Psychic and Ice moves in RBY deserved to be crushed by muk like Arbok and Dragonair. :rolleyes2:

    All, I can say is that I am SO glad you're not making the games. Based on that standard, a team of 6 dupes would be considered "awesome." Oh, yeah, I know, "they all have different moves," uh-huh. :rolleyes2:

    Ground isn't filler type, it's an element. The vast majority of Ground-type Pokémon, appropriately, live near mountains, volcanoes, swamps and deserts. And the only Pokémon Flying is a filler type in is Gyarados. I seriously don't recall a Pokémon that's Flying-type and can't fly other than Gyarados. Even Mantine can, to some extent; it doesn't learn the "move" Fly but it can glide over water. Dodrio and Delibird can't "fly" but learn Fly. Scyther can fly a limited amount, too, and learns Flying-type moves. Jumpluff glides and is almost lighter than air. I think even Tropius is capable of flight...

    Flying takes the role of the wind element, which is why Tornadus is pure Flying. Fan Rotom doesn't fly but it represents the "wind" element like Tornadus so it gets to be Flying-type, too

    Either way, the idea Flying is a "filler" type is laughable. There are a few Pokémon which can fly but aren't Flying-types, but they're either Levitators (so they're immune to Ground anyway) or are winged bugs like Beedrill. Like Flygon, they're a case of there not being room for three types, and, in Beedrill and Dustox's case, make them more distinct from their Bug/Flying counterparts.

    If we had it your way, Flygon would've been a boring Bug/Flying Pokémon, actually.
    Uh, yeah, no. You're reading WAY too much into the two types.

    Ground = dirt. It's a type you slap onto Pokémon who dig holes/live in caves and don't have another type that fits them better. And, Flying = wings. It's a type you slap onto winged Pokémon who, again, have no other type that fits them better (like Beedrill and Venomoth).

    Now, Water, Fire, Electric, Ice, etc... THOSE are elements. And, Dragon is sorely lacking in those outside of Legendaries.

    There's already a Fighting/Flying Pokémon, it's called Hawlucha and has a bigger case for being Fighting-type than Staraptor. Staraptor is just a bird of prey, not unlike Pidgeot. Braviary has a bigger case for Flying-type than Staraptor, as Braviary are depicted as "warriors from the sky" in flavor text, and also learn Superpower. Yet Braviary is Normal-type and there's nothing wrong with that since what makes it overshadowed is its poor Speed anyway.

    As for Luxray, it has nothing that relates it to the Dark-type. Zero, zilch, nada. It is neither nocturnal nor "evil". And the only Dark-type move it learns is Crunch, which a gazillion other similar mammal-like Pokémon also learn.
    Because, GAWD forbid people want to see their favorite Pokémon be special and unique and not just generic monotypes. :rolleyes2:

    Sorry for being aggressive, but you really push the envelope sometimes.

    I can't help but feel you want me to be like that, actually.
    Well, apparently, I have to with someone who seems to love the Status Quo so much.
  13. BettyNewbie
    July 19th, 2015 7:43 PM
    You can probably solo Lance's team with something like Starmie, but it still requires more than one move to beat them all.
    Not really. All but Gyarados are weak to Ice Beam. One Pokémon, big whoop.

    Agatha being mono-Poison is vulnerable to Alakazam, I guess, but that's more because GF stupidly decided to make Gengar a Poison-type AND give it zero moves to counter Alakazam AND make a buggy type chart AND finally make Gengar slower than Alakazam. Still, against anything else Agatha's ghosts are strong
    Just about anything with Psychic or even Earthquake could solo Agatha. How is that NOT awful?

    And, to think that she actually MOCKED Prof. Oak for being a "failed" trainer, when last I checked, he wasn't the one using dupe Gengars and a bunch of mukty Poison types! What kind of E4 member uses worthless Rocket Grunt Pokémon (Golbat and Arbok) and can even expect to be taken seriously? :rolleyes2:

    Why is it "worse" storywise? Flygon is an antlion. It's Dragon because it resembles a dragonfly, and Ground because antlions are common in sandy environments. Flygon has a bad 4x Ice weakness, but if it was Bug-type it would be weak to Flying and Rock which are very strong attacking types.
    And, what is an antilion? A BUG!

    Without the Bug typing, Flygon is nothing more than a land-dwelling dragon. Again, Ground is a generic filler type for the most part, not unlike Flying.

    It does learn a lot of Bug-type moves now, but saying that it needs to be Bug-type because of that is like saying Staraptor needs to be Fighting-type because it learns Close Combat, or Luxray needs to be Dark-type because it's dark blue and learns Crunch. Gyarados isn't Dragon-type and there's a good explanation for it, too.
    Because people want to see some more type diversity and want these Pokémon to be more special than they are? Without the Bug type, Flygon is just another generic land dragon. Without the Fighting type, Staraptor is just another generic Normal bird. Without the Dark type, Luxray is just another generic Electric mammal.
  14. BettyNewbie
    July 19th, 2015 8:33 AM
    I see what you mean. But I'm approaching this with the POV of the player. To the player, it doesn't make much of a difference to have only one of a certain type if it's a good Pokémon that fits into most teams, like Gengar. You're not "meant" to use only Pokémon of a same type.
    No a doesn't, but a game has serious issues if the NPC teams aren't up to snuff. When Elite Four members have to use Dupes and NFEs to fill space, that's a pretty big problem. People (rightfully) bash Glacia for having an awful team, but Lance and Agatha aren't any better. If anything, they're even worse, since even Glacia, at least, still had the "correct" monotype. She wasn't a "Dragon" Master with a mono-Flying team or a "Ghost" Master with a mono-Poison team.

    Flygon's type was unique when it came out, and inherently better than Dragon/Bug since Flygon had access to Earthquake and strong Bug moves were scarce.
    Yes, you could argue that Dragon/Ground has better competitive value, but storywise, it's far worse. Ground is just a generic filler type, akin to Flying, while Bug would make it something other than "just a dragon." Too many (non-Legendary) dragons in Pokémon are just plain old dragons without any other special characteristics.
  15. BettyNewbie
    July 18th, 2015 7:04 PM
    The first part, however, has some truth in it. But that's because I'm the kind of person who thinks that, if your only choice is a great one, and let's face it, Gengar and Dragonite are amazing Pokémon, there isn't much problem.
    Mewtwo is an awesome Pokémon, but a team of 6 Mewtwos doesn't make you a Psychic Master.

    Well, Flygon and Garchomp play much different. Same with Dragonite and Salamence. Now Altaria has a Dragon/Fairy Mega, so it became unique.
    Still the same boring typings repeated over and over. Why couldn't Flygon have been Dragon/Bug? And, Altaria should've just been retconned to Dragon/Fairy. :rolleyes2:

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