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How much would the metagame change if pokemon could use 5 moves in-battle?

#11McGantPosted 12/6/2013 6:55:56 AM
Greninja would become the Father of all special attackers
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#12rabies_nekoPosted 12/6/2013 7:01:13 AM
Stall is dead. It becomes nigh impossible to play defensively since everyone has great coverage.
#13CakeOfLiesPosted 12/6/2013 7:03:27 AM
DemiseEnd posted...
Lucario can now carry Ice Punch, CC, SD, BP, Crunch

Tyranitar can now carry SR, Crunch, Stone Edge, Fire Blast, Ice Beam

Skarmory can now carry BB, Roost, Spikes, Whirlwind, Taunt



And most of all, I don't even want to imagine the new Gliscor


Gliscor would be literally unstoppable if he had five moveslots.
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#14rojsePosted 12/6/2013 7:04:51 AM
The four moveset limit is what keeps many Pokemon viable. With five moves, only the most powerful pokes with the best coverage would stay - pokemon like Salamence, Hydreigon, Dragonite, Tyranitar, Metagross, and so forth. Lots of lesser mons would no longer be able to compete because pokemon have an extra move and gain even more SE coverage.
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#15Solar_CrimsonPosted 12/6/2013 7:06:02 AM
I was just wondering about this earlier. They DID considering upping the number of moves a Pokemon could retain at one point, but didn't go through with it.

I'm sure many of my Pokemon would appreciate a fifth move.
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#16DemiseEndPosted 12/6/2013 7:06:42 AM
CakeOfLies posted...
DemiseEnd posted...
Lucario can now carry Ice Punch, CC, SD, BP, Crunch

Tyranitar can now carry SR, Crunch, Stone Edge, Fire Blast, Ice Beam

Skarmory can now carry BB, Roost, Spikes, Whirlwind, Taunt



And most of all, I don't even want to imagine the new Gliscor


Gliscor would be literally unstoppable if he had five moveslots.


Yeah, Baton Pass Gliscor would be a nightmare to face
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#17PokeMin111Posted 12/6/2013 7:09:35 AM
Saphirah posted...
It would be great. 6th generation in and we still have 4 moves? It's like Call of Duty, same game every year.


except time is actually spent on the story.
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#18ZeroArcheryPosted 12/6/2013 7:19:16 AM
Saphirah posted...
It would be great. 6th generation in and we still have 4 moves? It's like Call of Duty, same game every year.


Had to get "that one guy" in early.

Now rest of the topic will be okay.


On topic: I often thought about what it'd be like with 5 moves. One thing I thought about is that Mega Evolutions have a signature move that gets planted in the middle of the four moves on the battle screen, while the four moves they know already make like "L" shapes around it.

So they'd have a signature move, and the 4 they already know. Yeah, Mega's are already powerful enough, but I thought it'd be a fun thing.
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