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Compared to last gen, the pokemon in 6th gen have terrible stats

#1mexicannonPosted 10/17/2013 4:28:37 PM
Now with all the base stats coming out, you can take a quick look and see that most 6th gen pokemon don't have great stats. Most of them garbage competitvely , barring about 4 or 5 IMO.
#2Doctor_SpankyPosted 10/17/2013 4:30:30 PM
I don't think they're all garbage, but they're not the absolute monsters of last gen. With all the nerfs in gen VI it seems like game freak is trying to undo the power creep
#3ninji_Posted 10/17/2013 4:31:17 PM
Gen 5 had a little known problem called power creeping, the pokemon from gen 5 are quite strong. Nintendo probably didn't want to continue raising the bar.
#4felicaPosted 10/17/2013 4:32:36 PM
Yea but by not giving gen 6 good stats they just basically said screw any gen 6 pokemon from being viable.
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#5mexicannon(Topic Creator)Posted 10/17/2013 4:32:56 PM
ninji_ posted...
Gen 5 had a little known problem called power creeping, the pokemon from gen 5 are quite strong. Nintendo probably didn't want to continue raising the bar.


Exactly. The power creep last gen was one of the reasons, but even if you compare it to other gens, gen 6 seems really bad. I guess it because theres only 70?
#6JagusPosted 10/17/2013 4:33:20 PM
Doctor_Spanky posted...
I don't think they're all garbage, but they're not the absolute monsters of last gen. With all the nerfs in gen VI it seems like game freak is trying to undo the power creep


What "monsters" did gen 6 bring exactly, that weren't legendary? I can only think of like 3.
There are also only like 3 viable OU Pokes this gen too.
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#7P0k3m0nWaRR10R8Posted 10/17/2013 4:33:50 PM
ninji_ posted...
Gen 5 had a little known problem called power creeping, the pokemon from gen 5 are quite strong. Nintendo probably didn't want to continue raising the bar.


This. You can thank Gen 5 for all the base stat changes incoming for old pokemon in Gen 6.
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#8Mewtwo_soulPosted 10/17/2013 4:34:53 PM
It's a good thing.


Megas probably exist due to the power creep as an attempt at a solution. (Even if its clearly not) the problem is if they kept getting more and more powerful, sooner or later we'd hit a stat wall and just think we may have to go past a general BST of 700 constants.
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#9AysanderPosted 10/17/2013 4:35:53 PM
Am I the only one hoping some specific gen 5 pokes got stat redistributions? XD

They need to allow defensive players to have some fun, man :/ it's like...no matter how defensive an ice type, or a rock type is "lolbulletpunch!" the only response to trying to use them xD
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#10Doctor_SpankyPosted 10/17/2013 4:36:25 PM
Jagus posted...
Doctor_Spanky posted...
I don't think they're all garbage, but they're not the absolute monsters of last gen. With all the nerfs in gen VI it seems like game freak is trying to undo the power creep


What "monsters" did gen 6 bring exactly, that weren't legendary? I can only think of like 3.
There are also only like 3 viable OU Pokes this gen too.


You misread my post, I said that gen 5 brought the "monsters" (ie. 12 out of 50 OU Pokemon are from BW)