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What gen 4 or 5 pokemon would suck if there wasn't a physical special split?

#1Moogle_trainerPosted 5/16/2013 1:59:01 PM
I was playing platinum and realized shinx wouldn't be quite as good and started wondering what pokemon wouldn't have been as good without the split
#2Rad_DudesmanPosted 5/16/2013 2:00:05 PM
Dragons would still suck
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#3Slayerblade11Posted 5/16/2013 2:00:15 PM
#4Gray_AreasPosted 5/16/2013 2:02:59 PM(edited)
Feraligatr, who admittedly still needs Sheer Force, was pretty much terrible before the split.

EDIT: Whoops. My bad. Didn't notice that you just meant Gen 4 and 5 Pokemon. Then in that case, Sawsbuck who, again, still isn't that good.
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#5reaverzPosted 5/16/2013 2:04:23 PM
Mamoswine would be much less useful with a special Ice Shard.
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#6Moogle_trainer(Topic Creator)Posted 5/16/2013 2:09:13 PM
Its fine if you want to name older ones. It's just that we generally know them because they sucked in the earlier games. I figure Gliscor wouldn't be as good. Both his stabs would be physical still but without the elemental fangs for coverage he would suffer a bit
#7InhaledCornPosted 5/16/2013 2:16:06 PM
Darmanitan. Sure, he isn't the best, but he would suck a lot harder if he couldn't use that Physical Flare Blitz.

Galvantula would lose useful coverage in Bug Buzz.

Lucario would be purely physical and lose out on a bit of his unpredictability.

Garchomp would lose his amazing Dragon STAB.
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#8Great_ReapettePosted 5/16/2013 2:16:27 PM
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#9Dark_EinherjarPosted 5/16/2013 2:23:44 PM
Kyurem-B would commit suicide. :(
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#10InhaledCornPosted 5/16/2013 2:52:08 PM
Dark_Einherjar posted...
Kyurem-B would commit suicide. :(

Actually... I don't think he'd be that much different now. He'd still be OU or at least Borderline since he still has a fairly respectable special stat and Choice Spec'd Draco Meteors do hurt a lot. He would get a physical Earth Power out of the deal, though.

Zekrom, on the other hand...
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