Every generation stats and moves have gotten noticeably stronger and it's basically a race to find which new Pokemon have the best STAB + stat combos to suit the metagame. Is there anything Nintendo could do (excluding depowering everybody) that would stop the power inflation? --- Steam profile: http://steamcommunity.com/id/thecrazyazn
#2Duskull24Posted 7/11/2013 12:09:39 PM
Is there anything Nintendo could do (excluding depowering everybody) that would stop the power inflation?
Nope, not really. --- Not changing this sig until Gamefreak brings back the Trick Master. Started 9-19-10
#3DarkDemon373Posted 7/11/2013 12:10:10 PM
Power up some of the older gens stats --- AC:NL: 1289-8442-1603
#4AysanderPosted 7/11/2013 12:11:01 PM
Gamefreak could stop the power inflation by bringing the first 3 gens up to speed (While phys/special split was the best thing ever imo, it ruined most gen 1-3 pokes save a small handful) with the current base averages for their type.
Nintendo can't do much of anything, though.
#5Rad_DudesmanPosted 7/11/2013 12:11:39 PM
Power up some of the older gens stats
Yeah, this is the best way to go
Older Pokemon are just statistically inferior to new ones --- The official rad dude of the Pokemon X board.
#6DarkDemon373Posted 7/11/2013 12:14:53 PM
You wouldn't have to boost EVERYTHING either. Just enough stats so a few more could compete a little better. --- AC:NL: 1289-8442-1603
Sorry for double post. They could also (while boosting) but some sort of a power cap (totals or single bases somehow) to ensure they aren't slowly increasing gen after gen and preventing them from needing to create another boost down the line --- AC:NL: 1289-8442-1603
I feel like they should also balance SR somewhat...or at least provide some sort of item that lets Pokemon like Charizard take reduced or no damage from it. There's literally no use for a lot of fire types when they lose either a quarter or half their health just by switching in. --- Steam profile: http://steamcommunity.com/id/thecrazyazn
#9Gsus_94Posted 7/11/2013 12:22:11 PM(edited)
They need to put Tauros and Persian back on their thrones lol (probably never going to happen)
EDIT: Besides, they were mainly only good due to faulty mechanics and no physical/special split. Hyper beam Tauros and Slash Persian FTW ;) --- 3DS FC: 0473 7779 6792 ACNL: Melo from Besaid
#10TengYtPosted 7/11/2013 12:28:59 PM
They wouldn't even have to increase the stats of Gen 1 Pokemon, just shift existing stats around a bit whilst keeping the same max number.
And make it so SR does a MAXIMUM of 25% damage, seriously. --- "Good idea. I wouldn't want to score with a guy's hand on my ass." - Kingdom_of_Wu2