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Mewtwo mega-evolution ability fail again..

#1BassGSXPosted 10/17/2013 11:32:10 PM
They keep missing the mark on what to give Mewtwo whenever arises an opportunity for a new ability. He gets all these cruddy or irrelevant abilities that don't help him out competitively, besides serving a very situational purpose.

He should have gotten Adaptability to help offset the lack of a held item a bit better. This makes regular Mewtwo better to play with, since he still has Life Orb. It makes sense, too. Since Mewtwo is created through science, it has no natural habitat and dwells inside dark caves; that's the very definition of adapting to something and surviving.
#2Mewtwo_soulPosted 10/17/2013 11:33:40 PM
Meh, I think Life Orb is a trade off.

It's only about what 2~6 points higher in damage, with Life Orb? Without it that's less damage, but you also don't have the recoil from LO giving both some additional sustainability.
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#3KrossblaydPosted 10/17/2013 11:34:43 PM
Because boasting some of the highest froggin' Special Attack in the game isn't enough, we have to give him 2x STAB.
#4BassGSX(Topic Creator)Posted 10/17/2013 11:36:57 PM
Krossblayd posted...
Because boasting some of the highest froggin' Special Attack in the game isn't enough, we have to give him 2x STAB.


It's just for his STAB and that can be stopped inside its tracks. You see Latias and Latios running around with a hold item that's basically a free Calm Mind. That boosts all of its attacks and you don't see its usage dominating the charts, right? Adaptability would have been fair and useful at the same time for Mewtwo.
#5mudballmanPosted 10/17/2013 11:37:49 PM
Cause he would be broken.
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#6BassGSX(Topic Creator)Posted 10/17/2013 11:39:39 PM
mudballman posted...
Cause he would be broken.


Nah, just more competitive by Uber standards. Look at my explanation with Latios/Latias with Soul Dew and how Arceus gets SD+Extremespeed.

Do we even have to mention Kyogre's free 100% Thunder accuracy and x2 STAB Water Spout from Drizzle?
#7TruePowerSeekerPosted 10/17/2013 11:40:52 PM
By the way Mewtwo didn't stay in dark caves and adapt to it. He chose to stay in dark caves. Remember that Mewtwo, after finding somewhere to stand, won't move at all as not to waste energy it could be using to blow something up.

A cave that is limited to the strongest trainer in the region sounds like the perfect place to wait for a chance to destroy things.
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#8BassGSX(Topic Creator)Posted 10/17/2013 11:43:47 PM
When you still have no natural known habitat, you have to adapt to your foreign surroundings. Makes me wonder if Game Freak even considered this logic when choosing the ability for its Mega forms or they thought they would be "balancing" it by giving it something with no applicable use.
#9Mewtwo_soulPosted 10/17/2013 11:44:49 PM
BassGSX posted...
When you still have no natural known habitat, you have to adapt to your foreign surroundings. Makes me wonder if Game Freak even considered this logic when choosing the ability for its Mega forms or they thought they would be "balancing" it by giving it something with no applicable use.


Probably the latter.
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#10TruePowerSeekerPosted 10/17/2013 11:45:41 PM
BassGSX posted...
When you still have no natural known habitat, you have to adapt to your foreign surroundings. Makes me wonder if Game Freak even considered this logic when choosing the ability for its Mega forms or they thought they would be "balancing" it by giving it something with no applicable use.


You don't really need to adapt to any habitat when you can just blow it up.

Why do you think Broly is so dumb. He doesn't need to think he can just blow something up and then move on.

Explosions solve all problems.

Name one problem explosions can't fix.
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