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What is the point of the "Defeatist" ability?

#1GrimEyesPosted 3/26/2011 2:26:12 AM
Why did they give Archeops this ability? Is it because it has really high attack? There are other pokemon with high speed and attack that have actual useful abilities. Is there some purpose for this?
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#2brandedboyPosted 3/26/2011 2:29:03 AM
It's attack and speed stats are too absurd and you can get it early in the game. It'll be too powerful if it has a useful ability.
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#3drgrip_ffPosted 3/26/2011 2:36:13 AM
Archeop actually has a much higher total stats compared to other Pokemon so it's fair. It's shouldn't be much of a problem if you can OHKO things with its awesome speed and power.
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#4Fierce_Deity777Posted 3/26/2011 2:37:31 AM
Isn't it like the strongest Acrobatics user?

Give it Acrobatics and either don't give it an item, or give it a Flying gem, and watch how easily you Sweep.
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#5rabies_nekoPosted 3/26/2011 2:39:51 AM
Might be since the rest of the fossil pokemon have a BST of 495 whereas it has more at 567. This doesn't take Aerodactyl into account though.
#6rabies_nekoPosted 3/26/2011 2:42:39 AM

From: Fierce_Deity777 | #004
Isn't it like the strongest Acrobatics user?

Give it Acrobatics and either don't give it an item, or give it a Flying gem, and watch how easily you Sweep.


Rayquaza has the strongest Acrobatics actually.
#7ClownlessPosted 3/26/2011 2:43:47 AM
Nothing else in the game with an attack stat that high (bar Deoxys) has a great speed stat to match like Archeops. The closest are Terrakion or Weavile or Azelf, all below the 130 attack mark. Garchomp has a lower attack power at 130 and his wonky >100 speed tier is one of the things that drove him into ubers.
#8JE19426Posted 3/26/2011 2:44:59 AM
rabies_neko posted...
From: Fierce_Deity777 | #004
Isn't it like the strongest Acrobatics user?

Give it Acrobatics and either don't give it an item, or give it a Flying gem, and watch how easily you Sweep.
Rayquaza has the strongest Acrobatics actually.


It is slower though.
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#9jayman7Posted 3/26/2011 2:50:58 AM
rabies_neko posted...
Might be since the rest of the fossil pokemon have a BST of 495 whereas it has more at 567. This doesn't take Aerodactyl into account though.

You think Aerodactyl comes close to 567? It beats the other fossils, but still loses to Archeops. No, the only Pokemon that beat Archeops in BST are legendaries, pseudolegendaries, and Slaking. Nothing else.
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#10p3pdrakePosted 3/26/2011 3:04:12 AM
jayman7 posted...
rabies_neko posted...
Might be since the rest of the fossil pokemon have a BST of 495 whereas it has more at 567. This doesn't take Aerodactyl into account though.

You think Aerodactyl comes close to 567? It beats the other fossils, but still loses to Archeops. No, the only Pokemon that beat Archeops in BST are legendaries, pseudolegendaries, and Slaking. Nothing else.


How bout stall Gliscor
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