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What's the point of Defeatist?

#1ClassyOldHatPosted 5/4/2013 9:00:55 AM
All the other Pokemon with crippling abilities either have alternatives, or have BSTs above 600. What's so special about Archeops? You don't see Metagross or Garchomp getting their attack stats cut in half when their HP is below 50% and they have larger BSTs, better typing, and larger movepools.
#2CakeOfLiesPosted 5/4/2013 9:02:00 AM
It's so that Archeops sucks.
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#3VegantoKeensPosted 5/4/2013 9:06:10 AM
Apparently it is the strongest physical attack bird excluding legendaries, so it has to suck to compensate for that.
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#4KeeperOfShadowsPosted 5/4/2013 9:06:32 AM
Most likely an attempt at balancing out Archeops power.

An attempt...
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#5King_of_XDPosted 5/4/2013 9:06:32 AM
It does have a larger BST than any non legendary or pseudolegendary pokemon, which would somewhat justify it, but it wouldn't be much different to Weavile or Alakazam without it.

The truly inexplicable negative ability is Stall on Sableye.
#6Rad_DudesmanPosted 5/4/2013 9:10:16 AM
Base 140 Attack
Base 112 Special Attack
Base 110 Speed

It's to balance him out.

And it's not as bad of an ability as, say, Truant or Slow Start.
#7CakeOfLiesPosted 5/4/2013 9:12:28 AM
Rad_Dudesman posted...
Base 140 Attack
Base 112 Special Attack
Base 110 Speed

It's to balance him out.

And it's not as bad of an ability as, say, Truant or Slow Start.


It balances him out, but anything that can survive a hit from it now cripples it.
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#8dwdwdw6Posted 5/4/2013 9:13:00 AM
Because Archeops is a little too powerful. Sky-high attack, great Sp. Attack and Speed.
#9Shadow_Navi_EXPosted 5/4/2013 9:18:39 AM
Defeatist is the reason he went extinct.
#10Thepenguinking2Posted 5/4/2013 9:23:37 AM
To balance him and make him on-par with carracosta.
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