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Why doesn't Articuno suffer from Stealth Rock jokes as much as Charizard does?

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User Info: Oblivion_Hero

Oblivion_Hero
4 years ago#21
Gen 1: Articuno's 90% accuracy Blizzard off of 125 special was actually amazing. Especially without steel types. It has been shafted so hard since :(

But anyway, the people who said Articuno doesn't have as vocal a fanbase are correct. Also, it's as far removed from its glory days as possible, people really can't try to defend ice/flying typing for a defensive pokemon, and there's no real way to make it truly threatening anymore. Zard can at least give people a semblance of hope that it will be a threat with solar power sun boosted specs fire blasts that go "womg hits harder than Reshiram!"
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User Info: MagikarpRules

MagikarpRules
4 years ago#22
Ice/Flying is even worse than Fire/Flying, so in addition of the fanbase thing, it's probably out of pity.

User Info: Johnny Eagle

Johnny Eagle
4 years ago#23
Maybe because Articuno's cooler than Charizard? </bad pun>
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User Info: GiftedACIII

GiftedACIII
4 years ago#24
Same reason Beautifly doesn't suffer from Stealth Rock joke but Articuno does have a bit more pity to it. A legendary with 580 bst with just unlucky stats, typing, and movepool. Regice is better

User Info: _KGC_

_KGC_
4 years ago#25
Why are people saying that Charizard was better than Articuno when they were both introduced? In every gen they have been in the same tier.

RBY- UU
GSC/RSE- BL
DP/BW- NU
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User Info: IrisVile

IrisVile
4 years ago#26
http://www.smogon.com/bw/pokemon/articuno this. Also I don't get these debates about Charizard, if anything it is a rather weak one trick pony. But regardless to that you can use anything competitively you just have to utilize a team to cover your flaws. I am happy to say my Alomomola, and Tropius dou are doing quite nicely in UU.
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User Info: noname2lazy

noname2lazy
4 years ago#27
_KGC_ posted...
Why are people saying that Charizard was better than Articuno when they were both introduced? In every gen they have been in the same tier.

RBY- UU
GSC/RSE- BL
DP/BW- NU


Atleast Charizard is somewhat usable in OU and ok in Ubers with the right support.

User Info: Cpt_Calamity

Cpt_Calamity
4 years ago#28
Articuno's Blizzard was the strongest special attack in the game in gen 1. Charizard doesn't have anything to brag about.
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User Info: _KGC_

_KGC_
4 years ago#29
noname2lazy posted...
_KGC_ posted...
Why are people saying that Charizard was better than Articuno when they were both introduced? In every gen they have been in the same tier.

RBY- UU
GSC/RSE- BL
DP/BW- NU


Atleast Charizard is somewhat usable in OU and ok in Ubers with the right support.


Can't you say the same thing about Articuno?
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