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3 years ago#1
It would have the same mechanics as Hidden Power, only it would be a physical move.
(or improve both moves by making them work off a less random value than IVs).

It's been two generations since the physical/special split, and only special-oriented Pokémon or mixed attackers have access to the great coverage Hidden Power provides. It's about time that changed.
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3 years ago#2
That's because physical attackers already have great coverage
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3 years ago#3
Yeah!
I totally agree!

Even though it'll probably break Scizor and Breloom more...
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3 years ago#4
D. Most phyiscal pokemon already have better coverage than special attackers do, not to mention physical moves are usually higher base power and physical boosting moves are more common. Giving them Hidden Power on top of all of that would make special attackers completely overshadowed.

Besides, Hidden Power is a crutch. I'd rather things became less reliant on it, not just throw it on every pokemon as a cover-all.
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3 years ago#5
C. I don't see why not. It'll shake up competitive play a bit, of course, but that's not a bad thing by any means, especially not if it means giving a wider variety of viable options to physically-oriented Pokemon with limited move-pools. Besides, if the only concern against it is competitive play, then it's not worth worrying about. It's not like some competitive players won't complain about any change at all ruining the metagame.

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3 years ago#6
Special attacks are more reliable IMO.
(Thunderbolt, Psychic, Ice Beam, Flamethrower, Shadow Ball etc.)
The most powerful physical attacks have some sort of drawback as far as I know.
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3 years ago#7
Twilight_Sonata posted...
I don't see why not. It'll shake up competitive play a bit, of course, but that's not a bad thing by any means, especially not if it means giving a wider variety of viable options to physically-oriented Pokemon with limited move-pools.


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3 years ago#8
Can't disagree with more variety.
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