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Lets say a pokemon really sucks. How should GF fix it?

#1Ubergeneral3Posted 7/7/2013 2:06:55 PM
How should Gamefreak handle weak pokemon they want to improve? - Results (54 votes)
Make it evovle. Lets make it awesome!
68.52% (37 votes)
37
Give it better base stats. Fix it problems
31.48% (17 votes)
17
This poll is now closed.
pro and cons

New evolution

Pro

- improves the pokemons stats
- a new design can be a neat spin on an old pokemon

Cons

- Evolutions of old pokemon don't always feel like new pokemon
- It shows bad game design, If GF didn't make it so bad to begin with they wouldn't be wasting a slot make it evolve
- When a old pokemon evolve it's not the same. Some people are really attached to a certain pokemon and would be upset if they felt like they had to evolve it to get the best use out of it
- Giving an old pokemon an evolution encorages people to not evolve it and just use it with the evolite. Why make an evolution if it's going to give players a reason not to evolve it?

New Stats

Pros
- Makes the pokemon better
- Leaving a slot open in the new pokemon generation for more new pokemon
- If it's your favorite pokemon getting buffed, that would make you happy

Cons
- Even with better stats, it's not really new, just more useful
- It may not be obvious that a pokemon has improved unless you read about it online
- Can't use evolite on it
- It may be confusing why a pokemon magically has better stats

Well what does Gamefaqs think?
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#2MrFingers07Posted 7/7/2013 2:10:28 PM
In some cases some Pokemon might need a new ability or a great new move to get drastically better.
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#3SettaWorldTeethPosted 7/7/2013 2:23:23 PM
I just want a viable Castform. :(
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#4X_Ayumi_XPosted 7/7/2013 2:23:59 PM
No.
They can't make ugly legendaries evolve.
They made Tangela from cute to weird.
Rhydon from awesome to ugly.
Nosepass to "wtf is this?"

Won't say some of the newer ones aren't looking good like Yanmega or Gliscor or Mismagius (while Gligar and Yanma and Misdreavus didn't look horrible in the 1st place anyway), but no.

They might make it better or worse.
Leave them alone. The damage is done.

Oh and about the "Wasting a spot for an evolution" like that's ever a problem. (It's not before people wonder if it is).
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#5bd43Posted 7/7/2013 2:29:01 PM
Ideally, each pokemon would have a unique ability that makes it competitive and sensible.

Realistically, though, start with an evo. A few pokemon could use the BST change, but as is, there's no uniformity, so making them better to make them better is silly, though I'd support cleaning up 3s and 2s and random numbers that don't fall into 5 or 0 for minor hidden nerfs and buffs.

Another option. Increase EV and IV pools. You don't have to make them harder to get, but reducing the importance of BST would improve a wider range of pokemon faster.
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#6M4nnimalPosted 7/7/2013 2:29:17 PM
X_Ayumi_X posted...
Nosepass to "wtf is this?"

To be fair, Probopass isn't significantly more stupid looking than Nosepass.
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#7FuneralCakePosted 7/7/2013 2:31:04 PM
I think evolutions are a better choice than fixing the stats.

X_Ayumi_X posted...
They can't make ugly legendaries evolve.


Sure they can.
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#8X_Ayumi_XPosted 7/7/2013 2:32:08 PM
M4nnimal posted...
X_Ayumi_X posted...
Nosepass to "wtf is this?"

To be fair, Probopass isn't significantly more stupid looking than Nosepass.


Um... then something's wrong with you.
Nosepass looks decent and somewhat resembles a baby Stone head from Easter Island.... with a red nose.... and arms....
Probopass is just an all out "The hell am I looking at?"
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#9wind64aPosted 7/7/2013 2:33:07 PM
You left out new abilities, signature items, and new moves.
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#10FuneralCakePosted 7/7/2013 2:35:08 PM
X_Ayumi_X posted...
Um... then something's wrong with you.
Nosepass looks decent and somewhat resembles a baby Stone head from Easter Island.... with a red nose.... and arms....
Probopass is just an all out "The hell am I looking at?"


Nosepass: http://www.sacredsites.com/americas/chile/images/moai-statues-03-500.jpg
Probopass: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2400/2164151082_5ecab4f7e8_z.jpg?zz=1
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