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What would banning hidden power do to the metagame?

#1pokemon2pokerPosted 6/18/2013 5:20:13 PM
Other than cause a mass outrage...

Hmmmmm
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#2JarickoPosted 6/18/2013 5:27:09 PM
Confusion.. Mostly. Hidden power is not that good.
#3CakeOfLiesPosted 6/18/2013 5:30:14 PM
Suddenly, movesets EVERYWHERE become less effective.
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#4pokemon2poker(Topic Creator)Posted 6/18/2013 5:31:00 PM
Wouldn't the tiers change to some degree since certain pokemon may lack the coverage needed to be deemed useable?
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#5PheonixFFire7Posted 6/18/2013 5:33:45 PM
I kinda feel like it should be, sometimes. Lack of coverage of a certain type is supposed to be one of the limitations with Pokemon, and Hidden Power sort of negates that when you can have a decent attack of any type. Though, the fact that it's only for Special attackers mitigates that a little. At this point though, removing it would likely do far more harm than good. Many Pokemon become far less usable without it, and a lot of things can't be checked without the proper hidden power to scare them off.
#6master_gamr1231Posted 6/18/2013 5:35:56 PM
PheonixFFire7 posted...
I kinda feel like it should be, sometimes. Lack of coverage of a certain type is supposed to be one of the limitations with Pokemon, and Hidden Power sort of negates that when you can have a decent attack of any type. Though, the fact that it's only for Special attackers mitigates that a little. At this point though, removing it would likely do far more harm than good. Many Pokemon become far less usable without it, and a lot of things can't be checked without the proper hidden power to scare them off.


Well, what would you think if they added a new, physical Hidden Power move? Like when they created Giga Impact as a companion to Hyper Beam?
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#7TherianReturnsPosted 6/18/2013 5:35:59 PM
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#8wahaha199Posted 6/18/2013 5:46:36 PM
So many butts would hurt for ever
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#9PheonixFFire7Posted 6/18/2013 5:48:49 PM
master_gamr1231 posted...
PheonixFFire7 posted...
I kinda feel like it should be, sometimes. Lack of coverage of a certain type is supposed to be one of the limitations with Pokemon, and Hidden Power sort of negates that when you can have a decent attack of any type. Though, the fact that it's only for Special attackers mitigates that a little. At this point though, removing it would likely do far more harm than good. Many Pokemon become far less usable without it, and a lot of things can't be checked without the proper hidden power to scare them off.


Well, what would you think if they added a new, physical Hidden Power move? Like when they created Giga Impact as a companion to Hyper Beam?


Then I would probably feel like movesets in general would need a complete revamp (and I already do feel that way to some extent). Too many Pokemon have access to so many types of attacks now, and Hidden Power has contributed to that. Adding a physical variant of any attack type to all physical Pokemon would just start making things feel ridiculous for me. I still don't get why every damn thing with a tail can learn Aqua Tail, or being a Psychic-type basically means you're automatically a candidate to learn Trick.

Hidden Power wouldn't be so bad to me if it was only learnable by a select few Pokemon that could effectively utilize it as a surprise option. But it's basically a universal move, and standard on a lot of things just to fill gaps in coverage that they naturally shouldn't have coverage for. I don't think that's a good thing. The only thing limiting it is that it's strictly special-based (or physical-based pre Gen IV). If it had a universal physical equivalent, it would just make the game feel shallower to me.
#10Tatakai-No-KamiPosted 6/18/2013 5:50:14 PM
certain pokemon are completely dependent on having HP to function. without it, offense would take a huge blow. its probably the most competitive move in the game.
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