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Will Poison really benefit at all this generation?

#1NeonDragon9000Posted 6/12/2013 2:55:36 PM
Sure, they will be strong to Fairy, but isn't Poison still going to suffer from generally poor base stats and the lack of powerful moves?
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#2RollerBobPosted 6/12/2013 6:12:28 PM
Still don't get why they removed its effectiveness against Bug...
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#3matthew_94Posted 6/12/2013 6:14:02 PM
NeonDragon9000 posted...
Sure, they will be strong to Fairy, but isn't Poison still going to suffer from generally poor base stats and the lack of powerful moves?


Was that confirmed?
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#4P0k3m0nWaRR10R8Posted 6/12/2013 6:14:10 PM
The only thing Poison's getting this gen is a new type against which it's most likely going to be SE, so yes, the type as a whole will benefit, especially if the rumored "Belch" attack becomes true.
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#5radred2004Posted 6/12/2013 6:15:43 PM
They should change poison to make it strong against water. Reasons being:

1. it naturally makes sense (water pollution harms water)
2. water is quite overpowered
3. poison needs more strengths than just grass and fairy, and water is a logical one
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#6The_Undying_84Posted 6/12/2013 6:22:30 PM
RollerBob posted...
Still don't get why they removed its effectiveness against Bug...


Because Bug was too weak. I think they should have kept that but given it some more resistances instead.
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#7jayman7Posted 6/12/2013 6:24:39 PM
matthew_94 posted...
NeonDragon9000 posted...
Sure, they will be strong to Fairy, but isn't Poison still going to suffer from generally poor base stats and the lack of powerful moves?


Was that confirmed?


Between leaks and Pokémon Smash, it may as well be.
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#8RollerBobPosted 6/12/2013 6:24:40 PM
The_Undying_84 posted...
RollerBob posted...
Still don't get why they removed its effectiveness against Bug...


Because Bug was too weak. I think they should have kept that but given it some more resistances instead.

Too weak? They gave it super-effectiveness against Dark. Poison's only good against Grass... which are made of Grass/Poison, Grass Steel and/or can use Earthquake or Psychic to counterattack.
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#9White_QueenPosted 6/12/2013 6:31:23 PM
If there's a couple of Poison pseudo-legendaries and amazing new abilities that specifically benefit poison types... then sure.
#10Emerald_MeliosPosted 6/13/2013 6:11:43 AM
radred2004 posted...
They should change poison to make it strong against water. Reasons being:

1. it naturally makes sense (water pollution harms water)
2. water is quite overpowered
3. poison needs more strengths than just grass and fairy, and water is a logical one


I think it should also be effective against Fighting.