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Which of these Hidden Power changes would you like to see?

#1dancnbnaPosted 9/6/2013 1:26:38 PM
topic - Results (47 votes)
Less/no variance in base damage
19.15% (9 votes)
Physical OR Special
4.26% (2 votes)
Displays the type and base damage in the move screen
34.04% (16 votes)
Two or more of the above (specify)
14.89% (7 votes)
All of the above
23.4% (11 votes)
Other (specify)
4.26% (2 votes)
This poll is now closed.
I've been thinking about how Hidden Power could be changed. It's obviously going to be changed in the future (given the Fairy type's introduction), but these were just ideas. Hidden Power is kind of a pain right now, and so I'm throwing these out.

To elaborate on the poll choices:

1. As most players know, Hidden Power varies from 30 to 70 base damage. What if the variance was lessened, like from 50 to 75? Even at low power, Technician users can use it efficiently. Or, alternatively, it's a 70-base power attack no matter what.

2. This would help a LOT of Pokemon. There were several Pokemon that just couldn't perform well after the Physical/Special split without Hidden Power being physical, like Dodrio.

3. This is just a minor idea. Before using Hidden Power for the first time, the move will be seen as a Normal-type, Status move. After using it, the moveslot's color will change to the color of the type shown. When looking at the details, it will show the move's base damage and category. In case you forgot what Hidden Power your Pokemon had and are playing in-game, you could just look at it instead of running to the Hidden Power guy.

Just throwing stuff out here.
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#2dancnbna(Topic Creator)Posted 9/7/2013 7:56:34 AM
bippity bump
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#3ZTIger5Posted 9/7/2013 8:02:46 AM
No variance in base damage and making the type visible.
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#4CakeOfLiesPosted 9/7/2013 8:51:48 AM
ZTIger5 posted...
No variance in base damage and making the type visible.

This, but Physical Hidden Power would be cool too.
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#5PrettyTonyTigerPosted 9/7/2013 8:54:14 AM
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#6PrettyTonyTigerPosted 9/7/2013 8:54:58 AM
I think physical hidden power should just be a different move. One too many factors
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#7DarkKirby2500Posted 9/7/2013 8:56:19 AM(edited)
Default 70.

Someone in the game lets you choose the type.

Or better yet. Hidden Power is just a crappy random attack.

There are actually a large variety of powerful, reliable, Special Attacks that are learnable by a lot of Special Attackers like physical attackers have.
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