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Why do blastoise and torterra not have shell smash?

#1NopegineerPosted 11/12/2013 1:42:22 PM
Although I can't say much about torterra without pokebank, why have blastoise and torterra not have gotten shell smash yet? They and their pre evolutions have shells and both have some great defences like most users, yet they don't have it. Also, if they were to get shell smash, would they be useful in competitive?
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#2Sloth9230Posted 11/12/2013 1:45:00 PM
Smashing the shell of a turtle is usually fatal.Carracosta is an exception since it's shell is made of rock and not organic stuff. Blastoise could probably break it's cannons if you want though :3
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#3untrustfulPosted 11/12/2013 1:45:02 PM
Torterra has a mountain and a tree on it's back you dingdong.

Blastoise...yea...why doesn't he have it?
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#4SazukeEXPosted 11/12/2013 1:46:13 PM
untrustful posted...
Torterra has a mountain and a tree on it's back you dingdong.

Blastoise...yea...why doesn't he have it?


Blastiose doesn't wanna die that's why.
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#5leak_manPosted 11/12/2013 1:48:27 PM
Because Game Freak is horribly inconsistent.
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#6GipigPosted 11/12/2013 1:51:56 PM
Sloth9230 posted...
Smashing the shell of a turtle is usually fatal.Carracosta is an exception since it's shell is made of rock and not organic stuff. Blastoise could probably break it's cannons if you want though :3

Torkoal also has Shell Smash, though. I mean, I agree, I don't think they should be smashing their shells, but I don't think Torkoal should be, either.

It's kind of a weird move, though. Smashing the shell seems like a much more permanent and drastic thing than just a temporary stat buff. Not to mention that it can be done twice.
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#7The Eternal EvilPosted 11/12/2013 2:01:59 PM
From this day forward it shall be known as shell wax!
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#8Sloth9230Posted 11/12/2013 2:05:17 PM
Gipig posted...
Sloth9230 posted...
Smashing the shell of a turtle is usually fatal.Carracosta is an exception since it's shell is made of rock and not organic stuff. Blastoise could probably break it's cannons if you want though :3

Torkoal also has Shell Smash, though. I mean, I agree, I don't think they should be smashing their shells, but I don't think Torkoal should be, either.

It's kind of a weird move, though. Smashing the shell seems like a much more permanent and drastic thing than just a temporary stat buff. Not to mention that it can be done twice.


You're telling me that thing isn't a rock type? Da hell...
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#9-----M_E------Posted 11/12/2013 2:07:52 PM
The Eternal Evil posted...
From this day forward it shall be known as shell wax!


Wax on . . .
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#10JustwanttolookPosted 11/12/2013 2:10:55 PM
Sloth9230 posted...
Smashing the shell of a turtle is usually fatal.Carracosta is an exception since it's shell is made of rock and not organic stuff. Blastoise could probably break it's cannons if you want though :3


Cloyster dies every time somebody orders it to use Shell smash then? I can't imagine that thing not dying if it ever discards its shell.
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