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Let's say pokemon no longer get STAB bonuses, which pokemon is suddenly worse?

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3 years ago#1
and which pokemon are suddenly much, much better?
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3 years ago#2
If they didn't have STAB bonuses, barely any Pokemon would use attacks of their own type. Adaptability would be downgraded, Porygon-Z just doesn't hit as hard, and who knows what would happen to Heracross? Nothing good can really come from lack of STAB bonuses.
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3 years ago#3
No STAB. Everyone who can't use Bolt/Beam/Thrower becomes useless really as a special attacker.
3 years ago#4
Uh, like every Normal type Pokemon sucks now.
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3 years ago#5
ssj_duelist posted...
No STAB. Everyone who can't use Bolt/Beam/Thrower becomes useless really as a special attacker.


Eh, you could still rock Shadow ball and focus miss together, or dragon pulse/fire move for the near perfect coverage, ya?

Anyway, pretty much all pokemon but Shedinja artificially become bulkier because certain attackers needed that extra 50% power to net efficient kills or put pressure on them.
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3 years ago#6
Dragons get nerfed big time.
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3 years ago#7
Isn't it pretty much defensive pokemon become better while offensive pokemon become worse.
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