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You know who really deserves a buff?

#1Misdreavus573Posted 4/21/2013 3:28:54 PM
Onix. Yeah, Onix. He doesn't just need it, he deserves it.

There are two Pokemon who evolve via trade w/ Metal Coat: Scyther and Onix. Their evolved forms, Scizor and Steelix, are Steel types designed to be stronger but slower, and have the same BST, as their pre-evos. With that in mind:

Scizor: 500 BST
Scyther: 500 BST

Steelix: 510 BST (The difference is so small as to not matter.)
Onix: ...385 BST

Onix is far, far weaker than Steelix and even Scyther. It would need 125 more BST to be on the same level... so the solution is simple: give him 25 to everything but Defense. (It doesn't need to be any higher.) So, now Onix has,

60 HP
70 ATK
160 DEF
55 SP ATK
70 SP DEF
95 SPD

It's a simple yet perfect change. Now, while it won't go take the game by storm, it's usable. And it is to Steelix what Scyther is to Scizor: worse Attack and Defense (and typing) but better Speed. With high Defense, moderate Speed, and Evolite, but mediocre HP and bad defensive typing, Onix will be a good but not broken wall and support Pokemon. It won't be better than its evo, but it will be usable in its own right, like Scyther.

Please, GameFreak? I might be the only one in the world, but I love that rock snake. Buff Onix, for me, and for his other two or so fans, including Brock.
#2themagicpainmanPosted 4/21/2013 3:30:18 PM
I always found it weird how a GIANT ROCK SNAKE was so pathetic.
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#3MugilokoPosted 4/21/2013 3:30:58 PM
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#4javel34Posted 4/21/2013 3:31:46 PM
themagicpainman posted...
I always found it weird how a GIANT ROCK SNAKE was so pathetic.


I remember when I first challenged Brock. I was like "damn this thing is gonna be tough"
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#5Misdreavus573(Topic Creator)Posted 4/21/2013 3:36:02 PM
themagicpainman posted...
I always found it weird how a GIANT ROCK SNAKE was so pathetic.


I know, that's one of the reasons I want it to get a buff.

It's bigger than a Gyarados, yet it has the strength of a friggin Weedle >_>
#6Rat_a_tatPosted 4/21/2013 4:17:15 PM
Sounds like they should just make the crystal onix from the anime a split evo:

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Crystal_Onix

I still remember the rumors about this thing being in the games back in the 90's.
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#7SThiefNPosted 4/21/2013 4:26:41 PM
i agree, TC. but no more evos, just buff his stats a little bit. doesn't even have to be much, since eviolite exists.
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#8Great_ReapettePosted 4/21/2013 4:37:58 PM
Oh come on Onix was literally the hardest-to-beat enemy

In Yellow.

...Actually yeah buff it.
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#9Cpt_CalamityPosted 4/21/2013 5:25:24 PM
Onix should get +80 Attack and +45 HP
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#10Meta289Posted 4/21/2013 5:36:31 PM
Rat_a_tat posted...
Sounds like they should just make the crystal onix from the anime a split evo:

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Crystal_Onix

I still remember the rumors about this thing being in the games back in the 90's.


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