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Why does Altaria have horrible stats?

#1Grand_BluePosted 4/23/2013 4:55:16 PM
I had an Electabuzz in my White 2 team but it didn't learn any good moves so I ditched it for an Altaria and quickly traded it to my White 1 to learn Dragon Claw, but it still does horrible damage. Then I checked its base stats and wow they are horrible. Both attack and special attack are only 70 and everything else is as mediocre except special defense.

Why does Game Freak intentionally make some Pokemon worse than others? Altaria is a fully evolved Pokemon so treat it right. Do they want people to use overused Pokemon like Lucario and Haxorus?
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#2ColtCababaPosted 4/23/2013 4:55:47 PM
It's more of a bulky Dragon-type. It's stats aren't horrible.
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#3Hierarchy225Posted 4/23/2013 5:16:08 PM(edited)
ColtCababa posted...
It's more of a bulky Dragon-type. It's stats aren't horrible.


Funny thing is Shelgon does the Bulky Dragon thing better than Altaria.
#4FunleashTheUryPosted 4/23/2013 4:58:22 PM
ColtCababa posted...
It's more of a bulky Dragon-type. It's stats aren't horrible.


It's not even that bulky, especially with it's 4x Ice weakness.
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#5Rat_a_tatPosted 4/23/2013 5:35:42 PM
All Pokmon are created equal. Some are just more equal than others.
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#6Meta289Posted 4/23/2013 6:53:48 PM
Dat Cotton Guard. Natural Cure and Cloud Nine are nice too.
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