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What move characterizes each generation's competitive battling?
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Posted 2/13/2013 7:44:13 PM
Here's what I say/said:
Gen I :
Hyper Beam had no recharge turn if it KOed a Pokemon and criticals were linked to base speed. Yeah.
Gen II :
The changes to sleep (being able to attack the same turn you woke up) made Rest the best and most prolific recovery move.
Gen III :
An accurate, 150 power fighting move learned by many Pokemon; Smogon sets even recommended that Alakazam and Gengar carry it.
Gen IV :
The entire metagame revolved around setting these down first turn.
Gen V :
VoltTurn was a strategy invented in Gen V, and employed to great effect.
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Posted 2/13/2013 7:59:29 PM
Gen V is definitely weather
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Posted 2/13/2013 8:07:48 PM
Hyper Beam. Everything and their mom carried it if possible, and the potential to not have to rest afterwards kept it useful.
Rest. With the introduction of Blissey, many team became centralized around Defense and walling
Spikes. While this gen mainly introduced weather, Blisseys and Skarmorys were aplenty, and the entry hazard marked the beginning of entry hazard, walling teams
Stealth Rocks. That is all.
Substitute. I see a TON of pokes carrying this. Though strong arguments could be made for any of the weather-inducing moves.
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Posted 2/13/2013 8:10:32 PM
*meekly raises hand*
I nominate Body Slam for Gen 1.
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Posted 2/13/2013 8:10:59 PM
Wrap is a contender in Gen I.
Posted 2/13/2013 8:13:06 PM
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Posted 2/13/2013 8:13:32 PM
Hyper Beam, Body Slam, Blizzard
Rest, Sleep Talk, Curse
Focus Punch, Hidden Power, Earthquake
Stealth Rock, Draco Meteor, Outrage
Volt Switch, U-turn, Stealth Rock
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Posted 2/13/2013 8:13:44 PM
Wasn't slash really good too?
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