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Old April 5th, 2013 (2:27 PM).
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    Originally Posted by Pinkie-Dawn View Post
    Again, Pokemon who with base stats over 465 usually don't receive evolutions. Xatu's base stats are around 470, so tough luck. The only thing they can do is make a split evolution, but it'll only outclass Xatu, and we don't want that to happen.
    Originally Posted by Sabrewulf238 View Post
    Rhydon has 485 base stats and it evolved into Rhyperior. Also Scyther received an evolution and it has 500 base stats. Same with Magmar at 495 and Electabuzz at 490.

    Even if you did say usually, there is still a precedence for it happening (more than once even) so it makes your point very weak. Xatu has as much a chance of getting an evolution as Rhydon did.

    I'd wager that any pokemon at 500 base stats and under (and which hasn't already evolved twice) could receive an evolution. (although Scyther is a special case because it's base stats didn't increase)

    Of course there are pokemon more in need and probably more likely to get an evolution than Xatu...but as we saw with Rhydon you can't really be sure what game freak are thinking.
    Gamefreak doesn't care about Base stat when it comes to who should evolve. It has been discussed before. There are Pokemon that evolve with high base stats.

    Originally Posted by Magmaruby and Aquasapphire View Post
    The people who only look at the competitive side tend to ruin the fun imo. Not everything is about stats for all fans, some like using weak Pokémon who look cute, or cool. Likewise any Pokémon that hasn't evolved twice, or is a legendary can evolve.

    Moving on to another Psychic/Flying Pokémon, how about an evolution for Swoobat? It's the Unova clone of Golbat so it's likely imo.

    Even though its the clone of the Zubat family it already evolves by really it be a closer clone to Togepi based on evolution. Base form -> Happiness -> Stage 1 -> (Stone) -> Stage 2.

    Only really way I see Swoobat evolving.
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