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Rate the ability, Day 34: Forecast

#1Pitbuller_26Posted 1/25/2013 10:52:08 AM
Rate the ability, Forecast! - Results (39 votes)
1(worst)
2.56% (1 votes)
1
2
2.56% (1 votes)
1
3
17.95% (7 votes)
7
4
17.95% (7 votes)
7
5
23.08% (9 votes)
9
6
7.69% (3 votes)
3
7
12.82% (5 votes)
5
8
7.69% (3 votes)
3
9
0% (0 votes)
0
10(best)
7.69% (3 votes)
3
This poll is now closed.
Day 34 and today's ability is Forecast. Lot's of signature abilities lately. This ability only belongs to Castform, which also happens to be its only ability. It certainly makes Castform unique.

Forecast: "During weather conditions, Forecast will change the type of the Pokémon with this Ability.
The type of a Pokémon with this Ability will change as follows:

It will become Fire-type if it is sunny.
It will become Ice-type if it is hailing.
It will become Water-type if it is raining.
It will return to being Normal-type if there is a sandstorm, it is foggy, Shadow Sky is in effect, the weather returns to normal, or a Pokémon with Cloud Nine or Air Lock comes onto the field.

This Ability is made specifically for Castform, so if other Pokémon obtains this Ability, it will have no effect. Conversely, if Castform loses Forecast, it will be stuck in whatever form it was in at the time until it regains the ability.

If a Pokémon with this ability has its type changed through other means, such as Soak or Conversion, its type will be reverted to match that of the current weather condition at the end of the turn."

Day 1, Adaptability: 7.6
Day 2, Aftermath: 5.58
Day 3, Air Lock: 7.25
Day 4, Analytic: 5.64
Day 5, Anger Point: 4.55
Day 6, Anticipation: 2.85
Day 7, Arena Trap: 7.87
Day 8, Bad Dreams: 7.28
Day 9, Battle Armor: 5.27
Day 10, Big Pecks: 4
Day 11, Blaze: 4.97
Day 12, Chlorophyll: 7.72
Day 13, Clear Body: 6.12
Day 14, Cloud Nine: 5.91
Day 15, Color Change: 4.27
Day 16, Compoundeyes: 8.52
Day 17, Contrary: 8.61
Day 18, Cursed Body: 6.18
Day 19, Cute Charm: 4
Day 20, Damp: 3.38
Day 21, Defeatist: 1.19
Day 22, Defiant: 7.32
Day 23, Download: 8.5
Day 24, Drizzle: 9.64
Day 25, Drought: 9.21
Day 26, Dry Skin: 6.74
Day 27, Early Bird: 4.91
Day 28, Effect Spore: 6.21
Day 29, Filter: 7.04
Day 30, Flame Body: 7.86
Day 31, Flare Boost: 5.94
Day 32, Flash Fire: 7.9
Day 33, Flower Gift: 5.9

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#2PolimarioPosted 1/25/2013 10:54:11 AM
7/10

Cool Ability, useless Pokemon.
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#3HydroDragonPosted 1/25/2013 11:00:20 AM
5/10. Gimmicky ability. The obvious downside is that having this ability means you can't have something like Swift Swim or Chlorophyll so the main upside of the weather is gone. Perhaps the best use of it would be on a pokemon with Rain Dance/Thunder/Hurricane/Weather Ball but even then it's very gimmicky.
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#4shadowreaper7Posted 1/25/2013 11:10:55 AM
HydroDragon posted...
5/10. Gimmicky ability. The obvious downside is that having this ability means you can't have something like Swift Swim or Chlorophyll so the main upside of the weather is gone. Perhaps the best use of it would be on a pokemon with Rain Dance/Thunder/Hurricane/Weather Ball but even then it's very gimmicky.


I've got a Drifblim with that sort of set.
I only put it down as 3/10
Its not all particularly useful as its easy to predict thanks to team preview and a usually apparent weather starter. Meaning you can just use a coverage move to remove the Castform of the predicted type as its sent out.
Furthermore, although some of the moves castform learns are boosted. Others are hindered. And weather ball becomes entirely redundant as if you were to carry fire blast (on the assumption my memory is correct and it can learn fire blast) weather ball is now fire type in sunshine and so is boosted 50%, but so is fireblast which has a higher BP anyways.

Its too gimmicky and too sparse to be of much use.
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#5King-gamerPosted 1/25/2013 11:15:37 AM
3.

Pros:
It gives a change in typing and protection from certain weathers (as in only weather, hail).

Cons:
Gimmicky
Doesn't even protect you from sandstorm
horrible distribution. Only one Pokemon gets it.
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#6CharizardFirePosted 1/25/2013 1:23:54 PM
It would be a lot better if it worked in Sandstorm.
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#7Crimson_SpiderPosted 1/25/2013 1:29:27 PM
4/10. Not as useful as you'd think it would be, since you can't make movesets around changing weather so much.
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#8Pitbuller_26(Topic Creator)Posted 1/26/2013 12:21:32 AM
bump
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#9MysticSoldier5Posted 1/26/2013 2:50:43 AM
5/10

The concept is neat, but the ability is average.
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