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Starter's "ability" is useless and should be changed

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3 years ago#1
I hate that they always have Overgrow, Blaze, or Torrent. Do you agree these abilities aren't very useful? What ability would you give them?

I would give them something good, but not overly powerful like Intimidate or Super Luck.
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3 years ago#2
I think that they're not useful in practice, but in theory they're better for balance purposes.
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3 years ago#3
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3 years ago#4
They probably wont change. They've always been like that, it would look weird for it to change after 5 gens.
3 years ago#5
The damage boost has gotten me through a lot of dire ingame battles already. The abilities themselves aren't useless, it's more that you either don't want to be in the situation where the boost occurs or later in the game never even get into that situation.

I agree tough that the starters would be more interesting if they got different abilities instead of just slapping the same thing on every gen.
3 years ago#6
Chimchar's Blaze helped me OHKO my way to victory in a Showdown random battle a few days ago
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3 years ago#7
Not very useful =/= useless

The damage boost can be pretty useful when you're in a pinch.
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