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How to make Pikachu competitively viable?

#1Buster-BladerPosted 7/2/2013 9:19:53 PM
With this coming new generation, how can the designers of this game make the Pokemon mascot Pikachu competitively viable in the metagame? What moves or abilities could Pikachu get that could make it a top tier threat?
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#2KIngdomSora50Posted 7/2/2013 9:22:02 PM
Light Ball.
#3PrinceChickadeePosted 7/2/2013 9:23:09 PM
KIngdomSora50 posted...
Light Ball.

#4MetaFalconPunchPosted 7/2/2013 9:25:08 PM
Don't. Pikachu's overrated enough as it is.
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#5SMASHKING84Posted 7/2/2013 9:25:43 PM
nerf everyone not name pikachu
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#6carpediempimpPosted 7/2/2013 9:27:08 PM
Buff light ball
Just do it
#7D_mac9Posted 7/2/2013 9:43:23 PM
I wouldn't buff Pikachu, instead I think it would be better to make the Light Ball work on Raichu as well. Could also make it work on Pichu to make it more usable in Little Cup.
#8XxLiquidBladexXPosted 7/2/2013 9:43:51 PM
make light ball double all stats
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#9Oblivion_HeroPosted 7/2/2013 9:46:10 PM
Light Ball is by far Pikachu's best item. They need to distribute it sooner than they did 5th gen.
Maybe also a version that gets its hidden ability Lightning Rod AND the extremespeed event move.
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#10SpinKirbyPosted 7/2/2013 9:54:13 PM
You can evolve it then teacher any move that isn't electric.

That usually gets them.