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

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2 years ago#11
Greninja would become the Father of all special attackers
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2 years ago#12
Stall is dead. It becomes nigh impossible to play defensively since everyone has great coverage.
2 years ago#13
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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2 years ago#14
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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2 years ago#15
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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2 years ago#16
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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2 years ago#17
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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2 years ago#18
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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