News Alolan Exeggutor gets a new Dragon Move

Started by bobandbill September 28th, 2016 4:13 PM
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That’s no Wood Hammer – it’s a Dragon Hammer!

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If this is a hard hitting physical-based move with good accuracy, then I really hope they expand it to beyond Alolan Exeggutor. I totally thought this was Wood Hammer initially though.

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Like Pinkie said, I kinda hope it does get some decent distribution. However I'm also in the boat that thinks it may be a signature move for Alolan Exeggutor.
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Like Pinkie said, I kinda hope it does get some decent distribution. However I'm also in the boat that thinks it may be a signature move for Alolan Exeggutor.
They could do what they've done with some of the other signature moves - have A-Exeggutor be the only pokemon that learns it for S/M, and then have it be more widely distributed in the next set of games. I could be wrong but I think that's what they've done with some of those moves in the past.

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They could do what they've done with some of the other signature moves - have A-Exeggutor be the only pokemon that learns it for S/M, and then have it be more widely distributed in the next set of games. I could be wrong but I think that's what they've done with some of those moves in the past.
I think the "hammer" part of the move makes it look unlikely to be distributed outside of Alolan Exeggutor, and was likely introduced since it can't learn Outrage, and it doesn't have the arms required for Dragon Claw, so the best thing to do was give it a new move altogether.

This also makes me believe Alolan Exeggutor might focus more on physical attacks compared to the more special-based regular Exeggutor. Fits with my speculation about Alola Forms having different stat distributions from their normal counterparts.
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I've kinda thought about this and it'd be fun if this move carried a chance of flinching the opposing Pokemon. Just for muks and giggles; it looked like it would do as such, anyway.
Dragon Rush already has a chance to cause flinching; therefore, I don't think Dragon Hammer would do that.
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I can't really speculate on what secondary effect Dragon Hammer could have. At least until we learn more about it.
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I'd hope that Dragon Hammer is not exclusive to Alola Exeggutor as I'm not fond of it but it's so much more likely that it will be.

Does this maybe mean though that other Alolan forms will get special moves too?
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I'd hope that Dragon Hammer is not exclusive to Alola Exeggutor as I'm not fond of it but it's so much more likely that it will be.

Does this maybe mean though that other Alolan forms will get special moves too?
I can see Alola Marowak getting a special move, but things like Alola Raticate or Alola Ninetales not really since I can't really think of anything super unique about them that would warrant an exclusive move.