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

#21MogMoogle1Posted 1/5/2013 9:24:34 PM
I blame my friend for Hyperbeam and the anime for Fire-Spin.

Hyperbeam isn't too bad, but since my friend kept raving about it being the strongest attack(back in R/B/Y) I pretty much taught it to everyone, even if they don't benefit from it.

Fire-Spin, cuz it's Fire-Spin...
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#22DemiseEndPosted 1/5/2013 10:10:17 PM
Sopheroo posted...
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.

In fairness, that was actualy not that bad(yeah i know that Chan has crap SpA but WE) moveset in gen 1 because Normal in gen 1 is like..... broken

Charizard with like Flamethrower Hyper Beam Mega Punch are actualy a good charizard becayse almost every good moveset is like, STAB, coverage, normal
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#23MileRunPosted 1/5/2013 10:20:02 PM
I taught Hidden Power to all my Pokemon in Silver because it was an awesome mysterious move and I had no idea what it did other than unleashing my Pokemon's hidden potential on a hapless foe.

I did the same thing with Secret Power in Sapphire.
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#24King-gamerPosted 1/5/2013 10:24:40 PM
Hype per beam.
#25TherianReturnsPosted 1/5/2013 10:28:32 PM
Foul Play.

I thought FINALLY, a good dark move, because I was dissapoint that Gen 5 had very few good new moves in term of POWER, and foul play seemed good.

Then came it's stupid added effect. MIght as well be better than 95 then. Stupid Gamefreak.
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#26Archwing3441Posted 1/5/2013 10:28:35 PM
dragon rage and twister... they were the only dragon moves I ever learned :(
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#27Lioyd_the_heroPosted 1/5/2013 10:37:47 PM
Hyperbeam and Firespin

Hyperbeam only because of its high power (I didn't learn about STABs until gen 3 or so) so I would always give stuff that, even if it was a bad choice.

As for firespin, the anime and card game made it look so amazing! Plus since it was a high level thing for chraizard as a kid back in gen 1 I just assumed it must be the best attack.
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#28DesulatedPosted 1/5/2013 10:55:41 PM
Hyper Beam. -_-
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#29PolimarioPosted 1/5/2013 11:14:54 PM
Fire Spin.

I remember it being so amazing in Gen 1, actually preventing the foe from doing ANYTHING.

Then Gen 2 hit and I was sad panda when the 'constricted' mechanics were changed, leaving Fire Spin and other similar moves inferior to their stronger brethren because their niche was made useless.

Good thing Gen IV kinda made up for that with Heatran and Magma Storm.
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#30paralyzed21Posted 1/5/2013 11:17:59 PM
harden. use to use it all the time on my metapod... took me 10 years to realize i wasnt going to win any duels with it...
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