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Hidden Power type still based on IVs?

#1Megumi samaPosted 10/18/2013 7:25:39 AM
Yes, yes: I know the base power was debuffed to 60. Still, I am curious if Hidden Power is still based off your IVs or if it is based off something else (most likely range of personality values) now that Fairy is in the mix.

Anyone breeding perfect IV pokemon thanks to the Destiny Knot trick: are they all Hidden Power Dark?
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#2FuneralCakePosted 10/18/2013 7:30:43 AM
I was also wondering this. They obviously would need to change things to account for Fairy HP, but it could be determined a different way not instead anyway.

It would make more sense if they just did PID%18 or something, but Game Freak.
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#3Megumi sama(Topic Creator)Posted 10/18/2013 8:00:57 AM
The only problem with an even split between each personality value range would be that if they did it lazily you could end up with only certain genders of a pokemon getting certain HPs (and possibly locking Dustox or Beautifly into only half their potential HP ranges, oh noes!!1)

Anyone able to test this?
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#4sylwynPosted 10/18/2013 8:04:52 AM
Hmmm, at least techinician roserade makes HP 90 BP now :P
#5Megumi sama(Topic Creator)Posted 10/18/2013 8:13:51 AM
sylwyn posted...
Hmmm, at least techinician roserade makes HP 90 BP now :P


It could do that before, but it just had to sacrifice quite a few IVs to get there. Honestly it's a pretty understandable debuff considering how much utility the move has in a competitive player's hands: now it might be reserved for specific counters (for example, lots of HP Ground as long as Heatran is a thing.)
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#6MM125Posted 10/18/2013 8:16:56 AM
FuneralCake posted...
It would make more sense if they just did PID%18 or something, but Game Freak.


Would make sense in theory, but once the Bank opens, it'll f*** over any HP user from Gen 5.
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