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ITT: Moves you used to think were amazing, but now realize they aren't that good

#1pmackinnonPosted 1/5/2013 7:02:01 PM
I thought Facade was a great move, then Return showed up at my door. I don't use Facade that much now.
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#2SilverSaint7Posted 1/5/2013 7:04:38 PM
I used to think that Fire Spin and you can bet your ass that I was one of those kids that had a Fire Spin, Ember, Flamethrower, Fire Blast Charizard. I blame the anime.
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#3Nidhogg151Posted 1/5/2013 7:06:29 PM(edited)
Back in gen I when I didn't know how to play, all of my Pokemon had all their moves based on their types. For example, my Blastoise had Bubblebeam. Water Gun, Surf, and Hydro Pump.

Maybe it was Bubble and not Bubblebeam. I forget, it was like 14 years ago, but you get the point.
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#4TehTrumpCardPosted 1/5/2013 7:30:25 PM(edited)
Surf.

I don't think hitting my teammates is that amazing. Damn you Gen V!
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#5Call_Me_CharliePosted 1/5/2013 7:32:45 PM
Trump Card -_-
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#6DarcKagePosted 1/5/2013 7:34:15 PM
....Hyper Beam.
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#7SopherooPosted 1/5/2013 7:38:08 PM
TehTrumpCard posted...
Surf.

I don't think hitting my teammates is that amazing. Damn you Gen V!


Still alright in 1 vs 1

Frenzy Plant / Blast Burn / Hydro Cannon.
#8Missingno_MastrPosted 1/5/2013 7:42:26 PM
BubbleBeam. I thought the fact it was owning everything had everything to do with the sheer power of the move and nothing to do with the overleveled Blastoise dishing it out. Then I taught it to a level 25 Vaporeon in another game. Cue the disappointment.

Oh, and Mega Punch. I still like the move, though, if only for nostalgia reasons, because it just screams "Generation I" to me.
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#9SopherooPosted 1/5/2013 7:49:16 PM
Missingno_Mastr posted...
BubbleBeam. I thought the fact it was owning everything had everything to do with the sheer power of the move and nothing to do with the overleveled Blastoise dishing it out. Then I taught it to a level 25 Vaporeon in another game. Cue the disappointment.

Oh, and Mega Punch. I still like the move, though, if only for nostalgia reasons, because it just screams "Generation I" to me.


Ah, Gen I, where most people had an Hitmonchan with Mega Punch and all three elemental punches.
#10hotrodneptune32Posted 1/5/2013 7:49:25 PM
Anything that was a one-hit KO. I was somehow lucky enough that it would always hit...

Then I discovered that at high levels most moves can deal one hit KOs anyway.
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