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Why do the Hitmons have such high Special Defense?

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2 years ago#1
Besides Hitmonlee, their Special Defense is higher than their Attack. WTF? I understand that they wanted to increase their BST in Gen 2 but that is just weird. If anything, Hitmonchan should have had his buff in Special Attack so it could have used the elemental punches effectively. It's not like they are going to survive a Psychic anyway.
2 years ago#2
i always assumed it was to counter their primary psychic weakness before the physical/special split
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2 years ago#3
Well it's kind of pointless after the physical special split as the elemental punches are physical now anyways.
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2 years ago#4
I'd guess it's because they have such fighting spirit it lets them survive attacks that aren't physical blows better.

But since they're not endurance fighters, their HP is low as a result.

Or something.
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2 years ago#5
dancnbna posted...
I'd guess it's because they have such fighting spirit it lets them survive attacks that aren't physical blows better.

But since they're not endurance fighters, their HP is low as a result.

Or something.


They're in tune with their chi?
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2 years ago#6
they probably overcompensated after they had 35 special in gen 1
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2 years ago#7
It's because of their fighting spirit and willpower.
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2 years ago#8
TorchicBlaziken posted...
Besides Hitmonlee, their Special Defense is higher than their Attack. WTF? I understand that they wanted to increase their BST in Gen 2 but that is just weird. If anything, Hitmonchan should have had his buff in Special Attack so it could have used the elemental punches effectively. It's not like they are going to survive a Psychic anyway.


I remember my Mewtwo in Stadium 2 only doing about 50% damage with a Psychic. They can certainly take special hits very well.
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2 years ago#9
GaiamageX posted...
TorchicBlaziken posted...
Besides Hitmonlee, their Special Defense is higher than their Attack. WTF? I understand that they wanted to increase their BST in Gen 2 but that is just weird. If anything, Hitmonchan should have had his buff in Special Attack so it could have used the elemental punches effectively. It's not like they are going to survive a Psychic anyway.


I remember my Mewtwo in Stadium 2 only doing about 50% damage with a Psychic. They can certainly take special hits very well.


Which Fighting type Pokemon were you hitting, and was it trained to level 100, and not a sub Pokemon?
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2 years ago#10
It's because they had such appalling Special in Gen I that they could be dropped by a Bubble attack. Yes. BUBBLE, not Bubblebeam.
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