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Way to fix power creep?

#1AsdfYunsungfdsAPosted 7/11/2013 1:08:21 PM
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?
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#2Duskull24Posted 7/11/2013 1:09:39 PM
AsdfYunsungfdsA posted...
Is there anything Nintendo could do (excluding depowering everybody) that would stop the power inflation?

Nope, not really.
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#3DarkDemon373Posted 7/11/2013 1:10:10 PM
Power up some of the older gens stats
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#4AysanderPosted 7/11/2013 1:11:01 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 1:11:39 PM
DarkDemon373 posted...
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
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#6DarkDemon373Posted 7/11/2013 1:14:53 PM
You wouldn't have to boost EVERYTHING either. Just enough stats so a few more could compete a little better.
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#7DarkDemon373Posted 7/11/2013 1:17:18 PM(edited)
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
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#8AsdfYunsungfdsA(Topic Creator)Posted 7/11/2013 1:17:53 PM
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.
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#9Gsus_94Posted 7/11/2013 1:22:11 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 ;)
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#10TengYtPosted 7/11/2013 1:28:59 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.
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