17 Ekim 2017 Salı

How to improve: 562-563: Yamask-Cofagrigus


1.Stats: Should Cofagrigus get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Cofagrigus can get at most 57 BST.

Same goes for an evo.

A Mega would be possible with some boost.

2.Should Cofagrigus get more abilities?

YES. Cursed Body and Pressure are options.

3.Should Cofagrigus get more moves?

Recover can be an option.

4.What additional typing Cofagrigus can have?

Psychic, Dark, and Grass can be options.



How to improve: 564+565: Tirtouga-Carracosta


1.Stats: Should Carracosta get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Carracosta can have +45 BST.

Carracosta can have a similar Evolution.

Carracosta can have a Mega, but it would be weak.

2.Should Carracosta get more abilities?

It can have

  1. Contrary
  2. Shell Armor
  3. Strong Jaw
  4. Weak Armor

3.Should Carracosta get more moves?

It can have:
  1. Gyro Ball
  2. Hail
  3. Nature Power
  4. Payback
  5. Safeguard
  6. Zen Headbutt
  7. Head Smash
  8. Muddy Water
  9. Rapid Spin
  10. Sand Tomb
  11. Skull Bash
  12. Wake-Up Slap
  13. Brick Break
  14. Roar
  15. Ice Punch
4.What additional typing Carracosta can have?

Dark and Ground can be granted.

How to improve: 338: Solrock


1.Stats: Should Solrock get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Solrock can get at most 80 BST.

Solrock can get an evolution with similar BST.

A Mega would be a waste.

2.Should Simisear get more abilities?

Probably. Drought would be nice.

3.Should Solrock get more moves?

Swords Dance can be fine.

4.What additional typing Solrock can have?

Fire, Grass and Ground can be given.

How to improve: 142: Aerodactyl


1.Stats: Should Aerodactyl get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Aerodactyl already has the highest BST for a single stage Pokémon.

Aerodactyl can get an evolution if it is like Porygon-Z or Scizor, but it already has a Mega so that's a crap-shoot.

Aerodactyl already has a Mega. It can get another I guess.

2.Should Aerodactyl get more abilities?

Aerodactyl already has three Abilities, but other Abilities it can have are:

  1. Gale Wings
  2. Strong Jaw
  3. Sniper
  4. Speed Boost
  5. Super Luck

3.Should Aerodactyl get more moves?

Some options would include:
  1. Acrobatics
  2. Dark Pulse
  3. Dragon Tail
  4. Echoed Voice
  5. Nature Power
  6. Poison Jab
  7. Retaliate
  8. Safeguard
  9. Shadow Claw
  10. Swords Dance
  11. U-turn
  12. Wild Charge 
  13. X-Scissor
  14. Hyper Voice
  15. Iron Defense
  16. Outrage
  17. Uproar
  18. Zen Headbutt
  19. Air Cutter
  20. Air Slash
  21. Assurance
  22. Beat Up
  23. Brave Bird
  24. Captivate
  25. Crush Claw
  26. Defog
  27. Double-Edge
  28. Dragon Dance
  29. Dragon Rage
  30. Dragon Rush
  31. Drill Peck
  32. Endure
  33. Focus Energy
  34. Fissure
  35. Head Smash
  36. Headbutt
  37. Heavy Slam
  38. Hurricane
  39. Hyper Fang
  40. Magnitude
  41. Mean Look
  42. Mimic
  43. Nasty Plot
  44. Natural Gift
  45. Night Slash
  46. Ominous Wind
  47. Pluck
  48. Poison Fang
  49. Psycho Cut
  50. Punishment
  51. Revenge
  52. Rock Blast
  53. Rock Climb
  54. Rock Throw
  55. Rock Wrecker
  56. Rollout
  57. Screech
  58. Silver Wind
  59. Skull Bash
  60. Slam
  61. Swift
  62. Twister
4.What additional typing Aerodactyl can have?

Steel, Dark and Dragon are the obvious options.

16 Ekim 2017 Pazartesi

Random Comment Dump

There has been an ongoing thread on 4chan that is focused on rescrambling species to create regional dexes, so here's a grouping list for existing starters:

Bird-based: Decidueye, Blaziken, Empoleon
Draconic: Sceptile, Charizard, Feraligatr
Field(Feminine): Meganium, Delphox, Primarina
Field(Physical): Chesnaught, Incineroar, Samurott
Defensive: Torterra, Emboar, Blastoise
Speedy: Serperior, Infernape, Greninja
Bulky: Venusaur, Typhlosion, Swampert

This seems a decent enough selection.  I'll probably rescramble it with the next generation.

15 Ekim 2017 Pazar

How to improve: 513-514: Pansear-Simisear


1.Stats: Should Simisear get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Unlikely, Simisear already has a high gap.

An evolution would be fun, though.

A Mega would be a waste without a small boost.

2.Should Simisear get more abilities?

YES. Drought would be fun on Simisear.

3.Should Simisear get more moves?

More Punching moves and Swords Dance would be helpful

4.What additional typing Simisear can have?

Fighting, Dark, Normal can work.

Shitty form change ideas

-A species that changes form depending on whether Grassy Terrain is activated or not.
-A species that evolves into a different form depending on the season it evolves.
-Has a form change at %75, %50,%25 HP
-Form change creates a secondary attacker(something like a living shadow that works as Parental Bond).
-Changes form depending on Nature.
-Changes form depending on father's Egg Group upon hatching.
-Changes form depending on IV total.

11 Ekim 2017 Çarşamba

Notes on Late Ice-types

Note: Crabominable is not listed because its base form can be obtained early.


How to improve: 572-573: Minccino-Cinccino



1.Stats: Should Cinccino get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Cinccino can get at most +30 BST boost.

An evolution would be much better, but given its nature, something like an Azurill or Pichu would be more fitting.

A Mega would be cool, though hard to say how it would work.

2.Should Cinccino get more abilities?

Probably. Pickup would be fine.

3.Should Cinccino get more moves?

Probably. Play Rough is an obvious choice.

4.What additional typing Cinccino can have?

Psychic, Fairy, Dark and Electric are obvious options.

How to improve: 278-279: Wingull-Pelipper


1.Stats: Should Pelipper get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

+15 BST to match Swellow would be cool.

What Pelipper really needs is an evolution, however.

A Mega would be useless, really.

2.Should Pelipper get more abilities?

Pelipper already has three abilities, but if it were to get more, Pickup and Water Absorb would be nice.

3.Should Pelipper get more moves?

Probably. Belch would be fun to use.

4.What additional typing Pelipper can have?

Ice, Dark and Normal are the obvious options.

10 Ekim 2017 Salı

How to improve: 131: Lapras


1.Stats: Should Lapras get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Lapras cannot get much more stats.

Lapras cannot really evolve further outside of a stat redistribution.

A Mega would be cool.

2.Should Lapras get more abilities?

Refrigrate would be nice.

3.Should Lapras get more moves?

Lapras should get Recover or Slack Off.

4.What additional typing Lapras can have?

Electric, Dragon and Psychic are obvious options.

How to improve: 684-685: Swirlix-Slurpuff


1.Stats: Should Slurpuff get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

+30 BST can be at most. Slurpuff currently only has 140 BST gap.

An evolution would be better, though.

Mega Evolution can be useful, but Slurpuff is far too balanced for that.

2.Should Slurpuff get more abilities?

Yes. Slurpuff can get Pixilate, Misty Surge, Cute Charm, Gluttony etc.

3.Should Slurpuff get more moves?

Elemental Punches are obvious, but fang based moves are a necessity as well.

4.What additional typing Slurpuff can have?

Grass, Fighting, Fire and Psychic are obvious options.

How to improve: 543-544-545: Venipede-Whirlipede-Scolipede


1.Stats: Should Scolipede get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

+15 BST to match Leavanny is a must. But it already got a boost so it will likely wait for a while.

A side evolution would be cool.

A Mega would be okay with another boost.

2.Should Scolipede get more abilities?

Sheer Force would be decent. Tough Claws would be better.

3.Should Scolipede get more moves?

Stone Edge and claw based moves would be cool. Sticky Web would be divine.

4.What additional typing Scolipede can have?

Ground, Steel, Rock are options.

How to improve: 324: Torkoal


1.Stats: Should Torkoal get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Torkoal can get at most +70 BST boost.

An evolution would make most sense, but a pre-evo is more fitting for now.

A Mega would be too weak.

2.Should Torkoal get more abilities?

Torkoal can get something like Aftermath, or some other Ability like Flash Fire.

3.Should Torkoal get more moves?

Slack Off would be the ideal option. Mud Shot and Mud Bomb are options as well.

4.What additional typing Torkoal can have?

Rock, Ground, Fighting are options.

9 Ekim 2017 Pazartesi

How to improve: 710-711: Pumpkaboo-Gourgeist


1.Stats: Should Gourgeist get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

+10 BST to update Gourgeist would be neat.

An evolution can work, though would be weird.

A Mega would be cool, but would require a decent Ability, and be fitting for all forms.

2.Should Gourgeist get more abilities?

Probably. Regenerator would have been cool, so would Intimidate.

3.Should Gourgeist get more moves?

Flare Blitz and Recover are the most obvious missing moves.

4.What additional typing Gourgeist can have?

Dark, Psychic and Fire are the obvious choices.

How to improve: 276-277: Taillow-Swellow


1.Stats: Should Swellow get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

At most it can get +15 BST to have +200 BST gap.

An evolution is absolutely necessary for Swellow to have any point.

Outside of Huge Power a Mega Swellow cannot work.

2.Should Swellow get more abilities?

Yes. Swellow needs one more Ability, and Gale Wings would be fine.

3.Should Swellow get more moves?

Swords Dance would be the best choice.

4.What additional typing Swellow can have?

Dark, Steel and Fighting would be the best option.

How to improve: 060-061-186: Poliwag-Poliwhirl-Politoed


1.Stats: Should Politoed get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

+10 BST to match Poliwrath is obvious. But Politoed can get +40 at most.

A side evolution already exists, and a fourth evolution is impossible.

A Mega would require a good Ability to work.

2.Should Politoed get more abilities?

Regenerator would be cool.

3.Should Politoed get more moves?

Recover would be obvious. More Psychic moves like Calm Mind and more Dark-type moves like Nasty Plot and Dark Pulse would be fun as well. Teeter Dance would be thematically fitting as well.

4.What additional typing Politoed can have?

Psychic, Fighting, Ground and Normal would be the obvious options.

How to improve: 209-210: Snubbull-Granbull


1.Stats: Should Granbull get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Granbull has not got any boosts, but at least it can get +20 BST to match a 170 BST gap.

An evolution would make sense regardless, however.

A Mega would be a failure.

2.Should Granbull get more abilities?

Pixilate would be the obvious option if it were the case. Iron Fist and Strong Jaw would be the other options.

3.Should Granbull get more moves?

Slack Off and Drain Punch would be fun.

4.What additional typing Granbull can have?

All elemental types and Normal can work, but ignoring them Ground, Fighting, Rock and Steel can all work.

How to improve: 524-525-526: Roggenrola-Boldore-Gigalith


1.Stats: Should Gigalith get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Gigalith already had a +10 BST boost.

Gigalith cannot evolve further. It can get a side evo or regional form, however.

Gigalith with a Mega would be weird, but useful.

2.Should Gigalith get more abilities?

Gigalith recently got a full set of abilities, so it is not too necessary. Solid Rock or Clear Body would be fun though.

3.Should Gigalith get more moves?

Probably. Gigalith is desperate for a recovery move, maybe Shore Up?

4.What additional typing Gigalith can have?

Ground, Steel and Fighting are the main options.

How to improve: 043-044-045: Oddish-Gloom-Vileplume


1.Stats: Should Vileplume get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Probably. Vileplume already got a stat boost, but it is insufficient.

An evolution is impossible, and a side-evolution already happened.

A Mega wouldn't save it, but would make it less useless.

2.Should Vileplume get more abilities?

Yes. Vileplume only has only two Abilities. Grassy Surge would be an obvious option.

3.Should Vileplume get more moves?

Absolutely. Vileplume should get more Dark and Fairy moves like Dark Pulse and Draining Kiss.

4. What additional typing Vileplume can have?

Fairy and Dark are the most obvious options.



7 Ekim 2017 Cumartesi

How to improve: 550: Basculin


1.Stats: Should Basculin get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

A +15 BST update to match it to Bruxish would be decent at least.

An evolution is almost necessary for it to get any relevance.

Mega is unlikely, as it has an alternate form.

2.Should Basculin get more abilities?

Maybe. Basculin has good Abilities, but it would rather have moves to back its moves.

3.Should Basculin get more moves?

Probably. It has a very limited movepool, so it can get anything. Psychic Fangs and Hydro Pump are the most obvious options.

4.What additional typing Basculin can have?

Ice, Dark and Fighting are options. Rock is also an option.

6 Ekim 2017 Cuma

Notes on potential groupings, based off unused Legendary type combinations

Single types:

  1. Fighting
  2. Bug
  3. Ghost
  4. Dragon
Flying subtyping:
  1. Normal/Flying
  2. Bug/Flying
  3. Water/Flying
Poison subtyping:
  1. Grass/Poison
  2. Bug/Poison
  3. Water/Poison
Water subtyping:
  1. Rock/Water
  2. Water/Ice
  3. Water/Psychic
Ground subtyping:
  1. Rock/Ground
  2. Water/Ground
  3. Ground/Ghost
Dark subtyping:
  1. Poison/Dark
  2. Ground/Dark
  3. Dark/Normal
  4. Dark/Steel
Bug typing:
  1. Bug/Grass
  2. Bug/Rock
  3. Bug/Water
  4. Bug/Electric
Steel subtyping:
  1. Steel/Ground
  2. Steel/Ghost
  3. Steel/Electric
Flying subtyping 2:

  1. Rock/Flying
  2. Poison/Flying
  3. Ghost/Flying
Dark subtyping 2:
  1. Grass/Dark
  2. Dark/Fighting
  3. Fire/Dark
Fairy subtyping:
  1. Normal/Fairy
  2. Bug/Fairy
  3. Fairy/Flying
Grass subtyping:
  1. Water/Grass
  2. Rock/Grass
  3. Grass/Dragon
  4. Grass/Ice
Ground subtyping:
  1. Ground/Ice
  2. Ground/Psychic
  3. Ground/Poison
Ghost subtyping:
  1. Ghost/Poison
  2. Ghost/Dark
  3. Water/Ghost
Rock subtyping:
  1. Rock/Psychic
  2. Rock/Dragon
  3. Rock/Ice
Fire subtyping:
  1. Poison/Fire
  2. Fire/Normal
  3. Bug/Fire
Normal subtyping:
  1. Normal/Grass
  2. Electric/Normal
  3. Normal/Dragon
Dragon subtyping:
  1. Dragon/Fighting
  2. Dragon/Poison
  3. Dragon/Fairy
Ice subtyping:
  1. Ice/Psychic
  2. Ice/Steel
  3. Dark/Ice
Ice subtyping 2:
  1. Ice/Fairy
  2. Ice/Electric
  3. Ice/Ghost
Electric subtyping:
  1. Electric/Water
  2. Rock/Electric
  3. Electric/Psychic
Others.
  1. Rock/Dark
  2. Fighting/Ice
  3. etc.

Notes on VGC 2018

Since cover legendaries are still banned, this means that Switch games will likely be in 2019, and the current three year cycle will continue for the time being.

This also likely implies at least one, at most two Mythicals with alternate Forms for USUM.

This doesn't mean Gen 8 won't appear in the next movie, but it does mean we won't see a new Mythical in the next movie.

This does mean that there is a good chance that Switch will only last six years, unless it has three generations for a full nine years life cycle(which would be 11 years of wait for Pokémon).

5 Ekim 2017 Perşembe

How to improve: 590-591: Foongus-Amoonguss



1.Stats: Should Amoonguss get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Foongus-Amoonguss already has a 170 BST gap, and this can be increased by +30 at most.

An evolution is very necessary despite Spore.

A Mega would be nonsensical without a broken Ability.

2.Should Amoonguss get more abilities?

Yes. Amoonguss only has two abilities and some possible options:

  1. Chlorophyll
  2. Gluttony
  3. Illuminate
  4. Sap Sipper
  5. Solar Power
  6. Water Absorb

3. Should Amoonguss get more moves?

Yes. Amoonguss' movepool is a disgrace. At the very least it can get Acid and Acid Spray.

4.What additional typing Amoonguss can have?

Dark is the only possible option.

4 Ekim 2017 Çarşamba

How to improve: 554-555: Darumaka-Darmanitan



1.Stats: Should Darmanitan get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Darmanitan Standard can get at most +60 BST to match Zen Mode.

Darmanitan can get an evolution, though Zen Mode already works as one.

Species with form changes generally do not get Megas.

2.Should Darmanitan get more abilities?

Yes. Darmanitan only has two Abilities and needs another. Some options would be Iron Fist, Drought, Flame Body, Reckless.

3.Should Darmanitan get more moves?

Slack Off and Nasty Plot are obvious options. Psycho Cut and Psychic Fangs are also options.

4.What additional typing Darmanitan can have?

Fighting, Ground, Normal and Rock are options.

USUM Moveset Change Speculation List


3 Ekim 2017 Salı

How to improve: 120-121: Staryu-Starmie



1.Stats: Should Starmie get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Starmie has 520 BST, which can be increased by +5 BST to match Cloyster. Or it can be increased at maximum of +20 BST.

An evolution would be nonsensical. A side evolution, mid-evo, or a pre-evo for Staryu would make more sense.

A Mega would be cool.

2.Should Starmie get more abilities?

Probably. Illuminate is a useless Ability, so it can be replaced by something better. Analytic is also incredibly unfitting for Starmie's Speed. Regenerator, Protean or Magic Bounce would make more sense.

3. Should Starmie get more moves?

Yes. Water Shuriken is an obvious idea, but outside of that Nasty Plot would be a fine option.

4.What additional typing Starmie can have?

Ice, Electric, Rock are the obvious options. Normal and Ghost are potential options.

1 Ekim 2017 Pazar

How to improve: 138-139: Omanyte-Omastar


1.Stats: Should Omastar get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Omastar can get +30 boost to reach Gen 6 fossils, and it can get at most 45 BST.

An evolution would be interesting. Something like a modern nautilus would be cool.

A Mega can be interesting. Omastar is a powerful Swift Swim user.

2.Should Omastar get more abilities?

Maybe. Omastar already has three Abilities, but some options would be Skill Link ad Water Absorb.

3.Should Omastar get more moves?

Earthquake, Dark Pulse, Power Whip, Taunt and Torment would be options.

4.What additional typing Omastar can have?

Ground, Ice and Normal would be cool.

How to improve: 594: Alomomola



1.Stats: Should Alomomola get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

Alomomola can get up to at most 515 BST, around 45 BST. A more likely update would be to 485.

A pre-evolution, like Luvdisc, would be the most fitting for Alomomola, but a Blissey-like evolution can also work.

A Mega would be weird, considering the massive failure of Mega Audino.

2.Should Alomomola get more abilities?

Maybe. Alomomola already has a good Ability. Some other options would be Swift Swim, Wonder Skin and Water Veil.

3. Should Alomomola get more moves?

Yes. Largely for offense:
  1. Assurance
  2. Beat Up
  3. Bubble 
  4. Bubble Beam
  5. Draining Kiss
  6. Focus Energy
  7. Follow Me
  8. Foresight
  9. Hex
  10. Mud Bomb
  11. Muddy Water
  12. Octazooka
  13. Punishment
  14. Revenge
  15. Smelling Salts
  16. Synchronoise
  17. Tri Attack
  18. Trump Card
  19. Water Spout
  20. Weather Ball
  21. Whirlpool
                                                    4.What additional typing Alomomola can have?

                                                    Ice, Psychic, Normal are the obvious options.

                                                    How to improve: 010-011-012: Caterpie-Metapod-Butterfree


                                                    1.Stats: Should Butterfree get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                    Butterfree has 190 BST gap from Metapod, and gained a small boost, so while any boost is appreciated, it is not too likely.

                                                    A side evolution would be weird.

                                                    A Mega literally can only work as a counterpart to Mega Beedrill.

                                                    2.Should Butterfree get more abilities?

                                                    Yes. Butterfree has only two Abilities, and needs one more. Some options would be:
                                                    1. Aerilate
                                                    2. Gale Wings
                                                    3. Shield Dust
                                                    4. Swarm
                                                    5. Unburden
                                                          3. Should Butterfree get more moves?

                                                          Yes. Air Slash and Hurricane.

                                                          4.What additional typing Butterfree can have?

                                                          Psychic, Ghost and Grass are options, so is Normal.


                                                          30 Eylül 2017 Cumartesi

                                                          How to improve: 140-141: Kabuto-Kabutops


                                                          1.Stats: Should Kabutops get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                          Kaputops can get +30 boost to match Gen 6 fossils, or at maximum +45 BST.

                                                          Evolution is also possible, though it would require a shift in stats.

                                                          A Mega Evolution needs a lot of Special Attack to work. But it can work.

                                                          2.Should Kabutops get more abilities?

                                                          Kabutops has okay Abilities, some other options would be:

                                                          1. Frisk
                                                          2. Keen Eye
                                                          3. Sand Force
                                                          4. Sand Rush
                                                          5. Sand Stream 
                                                          6. Sand Veil
                                                          7. Shed Skin
                                                          8. Sniper
                                                          9. Super Luck
                                                          10. Sturdy
                                                          11. Water Absorb


                                                          3. Should Kabutops get more moves?

                                                          Shell Smash is the obvious option, but cutting and claw moves would be obvious options as well.

                                                          4.What additional typing Kabutops can have?

                                                          Dark, Ground and Bug are the obvious options. Steel and Fighting are also options.

                                                          How to improve: 607-608-609: Litwick-Lampent-Chandelure


                                                          1.Stats: Should Chandelure get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                          Chandelure can get at most +20 BST.

                                                          A side evolution that is based off a street light can work. Or some other lantern.

                                                          A Mega Evolution would be potentially broken, but useful.

                                                          2.Should Chandelure get more abilities?

                                                          Probably. Chandelure had an awesome ability, Shadow Tag, but lost it in Gen 6. Some options would be:

                                                          1. Contrary
                                                          2. Illuminate
                                                          3. Levitate
                                                          4. Magician
                                                          5. No Guard
                                                          6. Poison Heal
                                                          7. Shadow Tag


                                                          3. Should Chandelure get more moves?

                                                          Maybe. Chandelure's most obvious move would be Nasty Plot.

                                                          4.What additional typing Chandelure can have?

                                                          Psychic, Grass and Dark are the obvious ones.

                                                          How to improve: 240-126-467: Magby-Magmar-Magmortar


                                                          1.Stats: Should Magmortar get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                          Magmortar has the highest BST of a normal evolution.

                                                          Magmortar cannot evolve further, but it can get a side-evolution.

                                                          A Mega would be good, though it is hard to decide which stats it would improve.

                                                          2.Should Magmortar get more abilities?

                                                          Yes. Magmortar only has two abilities and needs to have one another. Some options would be:

                                                          1. Flash Fire
                                                          2. Gluttony
                                                          3. Iron Fist
                                                          4. Magma Body
                                                          5. No Guard
                                                          6. Poison Heal
                                                          7. Soundproof
                                                          8. White Smoke

                                                          3. Should Magmortar get more moves?

                                                          Yes. Nasty Plot is the obvious choice, but there are others like Hammer Arm, Shadow Ball, Sucker Punch etc.

                                                          4.What additional typing Magmortar can have?

                                                          Ground, Fighting, Dark, Psychic and Normal are the obvious ones. For Magmortar, Electric would be the option.

                                                          How to improve: 605-606: Elgyem-Beheeyem



                                                          1.Stats: Should Beheeyem get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                          Beheeyem can get at most 55 BST. Most likely would be +20 BST boost.

                                                          An evolution would be good for Beheeyem, but would have some stat distribution change.

                                                          A Mega would only work with a broken ability.

                                                          2.Should Beheeyem get more abilities?

                                                          Probably. Only good Ability it has is Analytic. Some options would be:

                                                          1. Compoundeyes
                                                          2. Illuminate
                                                          3. Magician
                                                          4. Tinted Lens
                                                          5. Wonder Skin

                                                          3. Should Beheeyem get more moves?

                                                          Beheeyem has few moves. Most obvious option would be Focus Blast.

                                                          4.What additional typing Beheeyem can have?

                                                          Electric, Normal and Dark are the obvious options.


                                                          Notes on DP important character rosters

                                                          For sake of potential stat changes for DP remakes, let's look at the major character teams:

                                                          Gym leaders:
                                                          -Roark's team consists of Geodude, Onix, and Cranidos. Golem has gained a stat boost in Gen 6, Steelix got a Mega in ORAS, and Cranidos is... Cranidos. Cranidos will likely get another Ability rather than a stat boost.
                                                          -Gardenia's team consists of Turtwig, Cherubi/Cherrim, Roserade. Roserade has gained a stat boost in Gen 6, Torterra might get a boost, and Cherrim will likely get a boost.
                                                          -Maylene's team got Meditite, Machoke and Lucario. Lucario and Medicham got Megas, Machamp got stat boost.
                                                          -Crasher Wake got Gyarados, Quagsire, Floatzel. Gyarados got a Mega, Quagsire and Floatzel got nil, but Floatzel is more likely to get another Ability.
                                                          -Fantina got Mismagius, Gengar/Haunter, and Drifblim/Duskull. Gengar got a Mega, Mismagius has no boosts, and Drifblim has a signature HA. Mismagius is the most likely to get a boost.
                                                          -Byron has Bronzor/Magneton, Steelix and Bastiodon. Same as Roark, it is most likely that Bastiodon will get another Ability.
                                                          -Candice has Medicham/Froslass, Piloswine/Snover, Sneasel and Abomasnow. Abomasnow got a Mega, Medicham has a Mega, Froslass' counterpart has a Mega, and Mamoswine might get a small boost.
                                                          -Volkner's Octillery might get a boost.

                                                          Elite Four:
                                                          -Aaron has Dustox, Beautifly, Vespiquen, Heracross, Drapion. Heracross has a Mega, Drapion, Vespiquen might get boosts, Dustox needs a boost, Beautifly has a boost.
                                                          -Bertha has Quagsire, Sudowoodo, Golem, Whiscash and Hippowdon. All of them need boosts.
                                                          -Lucian has Mr. Mime, Girafarig, Medicham, Alakazam, Bronzong. Medicham and Alakazam have Megas. Others need boosts.
                                                          -Cynthia has Spiritomb, Roserade, Gastrodon, Lucario, Milotic, Garchomp. Lucario and Garchomp have Megas. Roserade has boosts. Gastrodon and Spiritomb might get boosts. Milotic is too powerful and got a new Ability.

                                                          How to improve: 198-430: Murkrow-Honchkrow


                                                          1.Stats: Should Honchkrow get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                          Honchkrow already has higher BST than Mismagius, so a boost is unlikely. If it were to get one, it can get at must +35 BST.

                                                          An evolution cannot work, as Murkrow is comparable to a middle stage.

                                                          A Mega would be cool, and would be better with a stat boost.

                                                          2.Should Honchkrow get more abilities?

                                                          Honchkrow has decent abilities, but some additions can be:

                                                          1. Gale Wings
                                                          2. Pressure
                                                          3. Rivalry
                                                          4. Sniper
                                                          5. Vital Spirit

                                                          3.Should Honchkrow get more moves?

                                                          Probably. Switcheroo would be the most obvious one, but Acrobatics, Hone Claws and cutting moves would also work. Ice, Fire and Electric moves would be fun as well.

                                                          4.What additional typing Honchkrow can have?

                                                          Ghost, Normal and Psychic are the obvious options.

                                                          29 Eylül 2017 Cuma

                                                          How to improve: 293-294-295: Whismur-Loudred-Exploud


                                                          1.Stats: Should Exploud get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                          Exploud already has +10 boost, but can get +50 boost.

                                                          An Evolution is impossible, but a side evolution can work.

                                                          A Mega would be a mistake without stat boost.

                                                          2.Should Exploud get more abilities?

                                                          Yes. Exploud has only two abilities, and two of them are decent, but only one of them is fitting. Some options would be:

                                                          1. Contrary
                                                          2. Iron Fist
                                                          3. Sheer Force
                                                          4. Strong Jaw
                                                          5. Vital Spirit

                                                          3. Should Exploud get more moves?

                                                          Probably. Nasty Plot would be nice, so would Slack Off. But sound based moves are generally limited, so there isn't much of an option of Exploud.

                                                          4.What additional typing Exploud can have?

                                                          Psychic, Ground and Fighting are the obvious ones.


                                                          How to improve: 619-620: Mienfoo-Mienshao


                                                          1.Stats: Should Mienshao get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                          Mienshao can get at most +30 BST. +15 BST to match Lucario is a bit more likely.

                                                          An Evolution can only work if it is specially oriented.

                                                          A Mega can be interesting, but would require a fun Ability.

                                                          2.Should Mienshao get more abilities?

                                                          Mienshao has very good abilities, and doesn't need much. Some options would be:

                                                          1. Iron Fist
                                                          2. Mold Breaker
                                                          3. Moxie
                                                          4. Steadfast
                                                          5. Unburden

                                                          3. Should Mienshao get more moves?

                                                          Yes, particularly on the special stuff, Mienshao needs more Aura moves and Psychic/Shadow Ball/Energy Ball, and Power Whip. There other moves like Mach Punch and Extreme Speed can work.

                                                          4.What additional typing Mienshao can have?

                                                          Psychic, Normal and Rock are the most obvious options. Mienshao has a dry movepool so it has not too fulfilled its potential.

                                                          How to improve: 408-409: Cranidos-Rampardos


                                                          1.Stats: Should Rampardos get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                          Rampardos can get +30 boost to match Gen 6 fossils, or at maximum +45 BST.

                                                          Evolution is also possible, though it would require a shift in stats.

                                                          A Mega Evolution needs a lot of Speed to work. But it can work.

                                                          2.Should Rampardos get more abilities?
                                                          Probably. Rampardos has only two abilities. Some options would include:


                                                          1. Anger Point
                                                          2. Contrary
                                                          3. Hustle
                                                          4. Intimidate 
                                                          5. Iron Fist
                                                          6. Moody
                                                          7. Reckless
                                                          8. Rock Head
                                                          9. Unnerve
                                                          10. Vital Spirit

                                                          3. Should Rampardos get more moves?

                                                          Probably, some options would be Elemental Fangs, Claws, and Wild Charge. Sound based moves and Dark Pulse would also be welcome for lore reasons.

                                                          4.What additional typing Rampardos can have?

                                                          Rampardos can get a lot of types, due to its versatile movepool, but the most obvious options would be Fighting, Normal, Steel and Ground.

                                                          17 Eylül 2017 Pazar

                                                          Notes on Mega Evolution

                                                          Assuming Megas are preserved:

                                                          -Gen 8: HP changes are now available.
                                                          -Gen 10: Multiple abilities are now available.
                                                          -Gen 12: Megas now have different stat boosts.
                                                          -Gen 14: Megas can now be retained and learn new moves.

                                                          Assuming Megas have successors:

                                                          -Gen 8: Mega successor retains the abilities, but increases the boost to 120.
                                                          -Gen 10: Mega successor has a variant range of 100-140. They have multiple new abilities.
                                                          -Gen 12: Mega successor has a variant range of 100-160. They all have the same ability.
                                                          -Gen 14: Mega successor has a variant range of 100-180. They have no abilities.

                                                          15 Eylül 2017 Cuma

                                                          How to improve: 239-125-466: Elekid-Electabuzz-Electivire


                                                          1.Stats: Should Electivire get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                          Electivire has 540 BST, which is the highest common BST.
                                                          Electivire cannot evolve further, and is unlikely to have split evolution.
                                                          Mega Evolution makes the most sense for Electivire to recover its Speed.

                                                          2.Should Electivire get more abilities?

                                                          Electivire only has two abilities, so another one is necessary. Some options would be:

                                                          1. Illuminate
                                                          2. Iron Fist
                                                          3. Lightning Rod
                                                          4. No Guard
                                                          5. Soundproof
                                                          6. Volt Absorb

                                                          But most likely it is going to be Electric Surge.

                                                          3. Should Electivire get more moves?

                                                          Electivire is desperate for a stat increasing move like Swords Dance. Outside of that, some options would be Follow Me, Mach Punch, Nasty Plot, Parabolic Charge, Eerie Impulse, and Poison Jab.

                                                          4.What additional typing Electivire can have?

                                                          Electivire can have Fighting, Fire, and Psychic. Dark and Steel are also options.

                                                          How to improve: 060-061-062: Poliwag-Poliwhirl-Poliwrath


                                                          1.Stats: Should Poliwrath get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                          Poliwrath has 510 BST, which seems to be the highest stat for non-starter amphibians. It can get more stats, but it is safe to expect it not to, especially since it already had +10 boost. However, Poliwrath can get a bit more stats so it has a stat over 100.

                                                          Poliwrath cannot evolve further.

                                                          A Mega would be good, because Poliwrath has terrible stats.

                                                          2.Should Poliwrath get more abilities?

                                                          Probably. Poliwrath's abilities are below average, so it would be better if it got more abilities, such as:
                                                          1. Iron Fist
                                                          2. No Guard
                                                          3. Water Veil
                                                            3. Should Poliwrath get more moves?
                                                            Probably, Poliwrath does not have a lot of moves. Some options would be:
                                                            1. Acrobatics
                                                            2. Bulk Up(Available for Poliwrath)
                                                            3. Bulldoze(Available for Poliwhirl, Politoed and Poliwrath)
                                                            4. Calm Mind
                                                            5. Earthquake(Available for Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, and Politoed)
                                                            6. Echoed Voice(Available for Politoed)
                                                            7. Low Sweep(Available for Poliwrath)
                                                            8. Payback(Available for Poliwrath and Politoed)
                                                            9. Poison Jab(Available for Poliwrath)
                                                            10. Rock Slide(Available for Poliwrath)
                                                            11. Rock Smash(Available for Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, and Politoed)
                                                            12. Rock Tomb(Available for Poliwrath)
                                                            13. Safeguard
                                                            14. Smack Down
                                                            15. Bounce(Available for Politoed)
                                                            16. Hyper Voice(Available for Politoed)
                                                            17. Low Kick
                                                            18. Zen Headbutt
                                                            19. Aqua Jet
                                                            20. Aqua Ring
                                                            21. Assurance
                                                            22. Beat Up
                                                            23. Brine
                                                            24. Circle Throw(Available for Poliwrath)
                                                            25. Dizzy Punch
                                                            26. Dynamic Punch
                                                            27. Fissure
                                                            28. Focus Energy
                                                            29. Follow Me
                                                            30. Foresight
                                                            31. Future Sight
                                                            32. Guard Split
                                                            33. Guard Swap
                                                            34. Growth(previous Event)
                                                            35. Mach Punch
                                                            36. Magnitude
                                                            37. Mega Kick(Available for Poliwhirl, Poliwrath and Politoed)
                                                            38. Metronome
                                                            39. Octazooka
                                                            40. Perish Song(Available for Politoed)
                                                            41. Power Swap
                                                            42. Power Split
                                                            43. Power Trick
                                                            44. Punishment
                                                            45. Recover
                                                            46. Reflect Type
                                                            47. Revenge
                                                            48. Rock Blast
                                                            49. Rock Climb(Formerly available for Poliwrath)
                                                            50. Rolling Kick
                                                            51. Sand Tomb
                                                            52. Sludge
                                                            53. Soak
                                                            54. Spit Up
                                                            55. Stockpile
                                                            56. Submission(Available for Poliwrath)
                                                            57. Swallow
                                                            58. Synchronoise
                                                            59. Tri Attack
                                                            60. Trump Card
                                                            61. Vacuum Wave(Formerly available for Poliwrath)
                                                            62. Water Spout
                                                            63. Whirlpool
                                                            64. Work Up(Formerly available for Poliwrath)
                                                            65. Stone Edge
                                                                                                                                                                                        4.What additional typing Poliwrath can have?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Poliwrath can get Ground, Ice and Psychic-type.

                                                                                                                                                                                        14 Eylül 2017 Perşembe

                                                                                                                                                                                        How to improve: 535-536-537: Tympole-Palpitoad-Seismitoad




                                                                                                                                                                                        1.Stats: Should Seismitoad get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Seismitoad has 509 BST, which is roughly the same as Poliwrath's. While the species can get much more, it is unlikely that will happen, as it already got a boost.

                                                                                                                                                                                        An evolution is impossible, though a side evolution in allusion to Politoed would be interesting.

                                                                                                                                                                                        A Mega can be okay, but it probably won't be too important

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.Should Seismitoad get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Seismitoad has above average abilities. Some other options would be:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Adaptability
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Anticipation
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Gluttony
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Iron Fist
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Poison Heal
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Water Veil

                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Should Seismitoad get more moves?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Probably, Seismitoad's movepool is decently sized but weak. Some other options would be:
                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Acid Spray
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Recover
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Screech
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Venom Drench
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Yawn
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Stone Edge
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Superpower
                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Ice Beam
                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Waterfall
                                                                                                                                                                                        10. Safeguard
                                                                                                                                                                                        11. Gunk Shot

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.What additional typing Seismitoad can have?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Seismitoad can have Fighting, Normal or Poison-type, or even Rock or Ice-type.

                                                                                                                                                                                        How to improve: 072-073: Tentacool-Tentacruel


                                                                                                                                                                                        1.Stats: Should Tentacruel get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Tentacruel already has 180 BST gap from its pre-evolution, so at most it can get 10 more stats.

                                                                                                                                                                                        An evolution would have to follow Porygon-Z's principle, which is possible as Tentacruel has a large physical movepool.

                                                                                                                                                                                        A Mega can work, but it would feel like a bit of a waste.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.Should Tentacruel get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Tentacruel already has three abilities, but they are pretty weak. Some options would be:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Poison Point
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Poison Touch
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Soundproof
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Storm Drain
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Water Absorb
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Water Veil
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Wonder Skin

                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Should Tentacruel get more moves?

                                                                                                                                                                                        The most obvious lacking move for Tentacruel is Recover. Everything else is relatively unimportant.

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.What additional typing Tentacruel can have?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dark, Ghost and Psychic are the obvious ones. Normal is also an option.

                                                                                                                                                                                        How to improve: 137-233-474: Porygon-Porygon2-Porygon-Z



                                                                                                                                                                                        1.Stats: Should Porygon-Z get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Porygon-Z has 535 BST, which makes a stat boost unlikely, though Porygon-Z's oddity might justify a small boost.

                                                                                                                                                                                        An evolution is impossible, but a refined variant of the Z can work.

                                                                                                                                                                                        A Mega would be potentially game breaking and fun.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.Should Porygon-Z get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Porygon-Z has good abilities, but if it were to get more, here are some options:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Illuminate
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Levitate
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Motor Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. No Guard
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Speed Boost

                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Should Porygon-Z get more moves?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Maybe? Porygon-Z has one of the largest movepools already. It doesn't need much more. But some options would be stuff like Calm Mind.

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.What additional typing Porygon-Z can have?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Electric, Psychic and Ice are the obvious ones. Dark is also an option.

                                                                                                                                                                                        How to improve: 114-465: Tangela-Tangrowth


                                                                                                                                                                                        1.Stats: Should Tangrowth get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Tangrowth has 535, which is far too high to have a boost.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Tangrowth's stats are more reasonable for a pre-evo for Tangela.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Tangrowth would be good with a Mega, but it has only two lacking stats, so it is hard to say how it would work.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.Should Tangrowth get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Not really. Tangrowth's abilities are quite powerful. But if it were to get more abilities, here are some options:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Anticipation
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Effect Spore
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Gluttony
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Illuminate
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Poison Heal
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Sap Sipper
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Solar Power
                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Water Absorb

                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Should Tangrowth get more moves?
                                                                                                                                                                                        Possibly. Tangrowth has a quite large movepool, but it could get some more moves. Calm Mind would be a fine option, so would Recover and Heal Pulse.

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.What additional typing Tangrowth can have?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Poison, Dark, Normal are the obvious ones. Fighting and Psychic are less obvious ones.

                                                                                                                                                                                        13 Eylül 2017 Çarşamba

                                                                                                                                                                                        How to improve: 041-042-169: Zubat-Golbat-Crobat


                                                                                                                                                                                        1.Stats: Should Crobat get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Crobat has 535 BST, which is the second major highest BST tier a common species can get. So a stat boost is unlikely.

                                                                                                                                                                                        An evolution is impossible, unless it is a defensive split evolution.

                                                                                                                                                                                        A Mega would be perfect. Crobat has average stats, and a Mega would properly min-max its other stats.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.Should Crobat get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes. Crobat only has two abilities. Some options would be:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Intimidate
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Gale Wings
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Moxie
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Shadow Tag
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Sniper
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Super Luck
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Unburden
                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Unnerve
                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Vital Spirit


                                                                                                                                                                                        3.Should Crobat get more moves?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Probably. Crobat has some moves, but they are pretty mediocre. Some options would be Elemental Fangs, Hurricane, Calm Mind, Psychic, Gastro Acid, Boomburst, Gunk Shot and Hyper Voice.

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.What additional typing Crobat can have?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dark is the most obvious one. Ghost and Normal are also options.

                                                                                                                                                                                        How to improve: 610-611-612: Axew-Fraxure-Haxorus



                                                                                                                                                                                        1.Stats: Should Haxorus get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Haxorus already has the highest common stat, but since the line is modeled after pseudo-legendaries, it can get +60 more, if it is retconned.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Haxorus literally cannot evolve further, but a defensive side evolution would work.

                                                                                                                                                                                        A Mega would be great, as its greatest missing stat is its Speed.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.Should Haxorus get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Probably, as its Abilities are average. Some options would be:
                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Contrary
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Hustle
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Intimidate 
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Sniper
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Super Luck
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Sturdy
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Tough Claws
                                                                                                                                                                                        3.Should Haxorus get more moves?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes, as Haxorus' coverage moves are very limited. Stone Edge, Play Rough, Sucker Punch, Psycho Cut and Bulk Up are potential options among many.

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.What additional typing Haxorus can have?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dark, Fighting and Normal are the obvious options. Steel is a lesser option.

                                                                                                                                                                                        How to improve: 231-232: Phanpy-Donphan


                                                                                                                                                                                        1.Stats: Should Donphan get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Donphan already has 170 BST gap from Phanpy, so it wouldn't likely get more. It also shares its BST with its counterpart Ursaring, which shares its 500 BST with other bears.

                                                                                                                                                                                        An evolution would be interesting, but it would be just an upgraded Donphan.

                                                                                                                                                                                        A Mega can work with a good ability.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.Should Donphan get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes. Donphan has only two abilities and needs one more. Some options would be:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Bulletproof
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Gluttony
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Hustle
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Reckless
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Rock Head
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Sand Force
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Sheer Force
                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Thick Fat

                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Should Donphan get more moves?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Generally yes. Moves like Swords Dance and Slack Off would help Donphan.

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.What additional typing Donphan can have?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Normal, Rock, Ground are the obvious ones. Fairy and Fighting are less obvious ones.

                                                                                                                                                                                        How to improve: 129-130: Magikarp-Gyarados



                                                                                                                                                                                        1.Stats: Should Gyarados get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Gyarados cannot get a stat boost, as it already has the highest BST for a common species.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Because of the above, Gyarados cannot get an evolution. It can get a mid-stage, however.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Gyarados already has a Mega, though it is quite terrible due to its in-game role as Lysandre's signature. It deserves a better one.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.Should Gyarados get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes. Gyarados only has two abilities, and its third ability chance was temporarily lost due to its Mega. Some options would be:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Anger Point
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Drizzle
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Water Veil
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Strong Jaw

                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Should Gyarados get more moves?
                                                                                                                                                                                        In general, yes. Acrobatics and Recover are the most obvious ones, followed by Coil, Dragon Rush, Glare, Sucker Punch and Aqua Jet. Overall more Flying and Dark-type moves would help.

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.What additional typing Gyarados can have?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Gyarados already has a Dark-type Mega, so the remaining potential types would be Normal, Dragon, Electric, Steel and Fire.

                                                                                                                                                                                        How to improve: 109-110: Koffing-Weezing


                                                                                                                                                                                        1.Stats: Should Weezing get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Weezing has only 150 BST gap, which is insufficient. It can get +20 more stats at minimum, and up to 540 BST at maximum.

                                                                                                                                                                                        An evolution would be fitting both thematically and statistically, but it wouldn't be too different from regular Weezing.

                                                                                                                                                                                        A Mega would be a waste, without an ability change. Addition of Dark or Fire-type would help it a lot with Levitate, but otherwise forget it.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.Should Weezing get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes. Weezing only has one ability, Levitate. Some possible options would be:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Aftermath
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Gluttony
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Vital Spirit
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Illuminate
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Flare Boost
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Stench
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. White Smoke


                                                                                                                                                                                        3.Should Weezing get more moves?
                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes. Some options would be:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Psychic
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Bite
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Crunch
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Double Hit(Available for Weezing, should be for Koffing)
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Double-Edge
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Fire Fang
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Ice Fang
                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Lava Plume
                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Poison Fang
                                                                                                                                                                                        10. Recover
                                                                                                                                                                                        11. Thunder Fang

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.What additional typing Weezing can have?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Normal, Fire and Dark are the most obvious ones, and Electric, Psychic and Ghost would be lesser options.

                                                                                                                                                                                        9 Eylül 2017 Cumartesi

                                                                                                                                                                                        How to improve: 692-693: Clauncher-Clawitzer



                                                                                                                                                                                        1.Stats: Should Clawitzer get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Clawitzer can get at maximum 540 BST, which would be +40 BST boost, but since it already has 170 BST gap from its pre-evo, this seems unlikely.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Clawitzer can get an evo that would shift its stats to a different orientation, like a speed orientation or Attack one. But that would be it.

                                                                                                                                                                                        A Mega would be beautiful. Clawitzer already has an Ability designed for Megas, so this would be the perfect fit.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.Should Clawitzer get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                                                                        YES. While Clawitzer has one of the best abilities in the game, it is not too fitting for it. Some other options would include:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Hydration
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Hyper Cutter
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Poison Heal
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Poison Touch
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Rain Dish
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Swift Swim
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Water Absorb

                                                                                                                                                                                        3.Should Clawitzer get more moves?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Maybe. Clawitzer already has a decent movepool, but it can get much more.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Clauncher:

                                                                                                                                                                                        TMs and HMs:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Aerial Ace
                                                                                                                                                                                        Blizzard
                                                                                                                                                                                        Brick Break
                                                                                                                                                                                        Charge Beam
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dark Pulse(Available for Clawitzer)
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dig
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dragon Claw
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dragon Tail
                                                                                                                                                                                        Energy Ball
                                                                                                                                                                                        False Swipe
                                                                                                                                                                                        Flamethrower
                                                                                                                                                                                        Fling
                                                                                                                                                                                        Fire Blast
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hail
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hone Claws
                                                                                                                                                                                        Payback
                                                                                                                                                                                        Poison Jab
                                                                                                                                                                                        Power-Up Punch
                                                                                                                                                                                        Rock Smash
                                                                                                                                                                                        Rock Tomb
                                                                                                                                                                                        Shadow Ball(Available for Clawitzer)
                                                                                                                                                                                        Shadow Claw
                                                                                                                                                                                        Solar Beam
                                                                                                                                                                                        Thunderbolt
                                                                                                                                                                                        Thunder Wave
                                                                                                                                                                                        Thunder
                                                                                                                                                                                        X-Scissor

                                                                                                                                                                                        Move Tutor:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dragon Pulse(Available for Clawitzer)
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ice Punch
                                                                                                                                                                                        Seed Bomb

                                                                                                                                                                                        Additional moves:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Agility
                                                                                                                                                                                        Aqua Ring
                                                                                                                                                                                        Assurance
                                                                                                                                                                                        Aura Sphere(Available for Clawitzer)
                                                                                                                                                                                        Aurora Beam
                                                                                                                                                                                        Beat Up
                                                                                                                                                                                        Brine
                                                                                                                                                                                        Bullet Seed
                                                                                                                                                                                        Chip Away
                                                                                                                                                                                        Cross Poison
                                                                                                                                                                                        Crunch
                                                                                                                                                                                        Crush Claw
                                                                                                                                                                                        Double Hit
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dragon Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dragon Rage
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dragon Rush
                                                                                                                                                                                        Flame Burst
                                                                                                                                                                                        Focus Energy
                                                                                                                                                                                        Follow Me
                                                                                                                                                                                        Foresight
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hammer Arm
                                                                                                                                                                                        Heal Pulse(Available for Clawitzer)
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hydro Pump
                                                                                                                                                                                        Mach Punch
                                                                                                                                                                                        Mud Bomb
                                                                                                                                                                                        Nasty Plot
                                                                                                                                                                                        Night Slash
                                                                                                                                                                                        Octazooka
                                                                                                                                                                                        Power Gem
                                                                                                                                                                                        Punishment
                                                                                                                                                                                        Razor Shell
                                                                                                                                                                                        Revenge
                                                                                                                                                                                        Rock Blast
                                                                                                                                                                                        Rock Wrecker
                                                                                                                                                                                        Quick Guard
                                                                                                                                                                                        Sky Uppercut
                                                                                                                                                                                        Simple Beam
                                                                                                                                                                                        Sludge
                                                                                                                                                                                        Soak
                                                                                                                                                                                        Teeter Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                        Tickle
                                                                                                                                                                                        Tri Attack
                                                                                                                                                                                        Trump Card
                                                                                                                                                                                        Vacuum Wave
                                                                                                                                                                                        Water Sport
                                                                                                                                                                                        Water Spout
                                                                                                                                                                                        Weather Ball
                                                                                                                                                                                        Whirlpool
                                                                                                                                                                                        Zap Cannon

                                                                                                                                                                                        Clawitzer:

                                                                                                                                                                                        TMs and HMs:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Stone Edge

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.What additional typing Clawitzer can have?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Normal, Ice and Steel are the obvious ones. Rock and Poison are less obvious ones.

                                                                                                                                                                                        How to improve: 200-429: Misdreavus-Mismagius


                                                                                                                                                                                        1.Stats: Should Mismagius get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Mismagius can get +10 BST to match Honchkrow, but it can also get 535 BST, to match Tangrowth.

                                                                                                                                                                                        An evolution can work if it rearranges its stats, as Mismagius' stats are based on Misdreavus' stats.

                                                                                                                                                                                        A Mega without a stat boost would not be good, but a Mega with stat boost can work.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.Should Mismagius get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes. Mismagius only has one ability, Levitate. Other options would be:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Illuminate
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Magician
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Vital Spirit
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Wonder Skin

                                                                                                                                                                                        3.Should Mismagius get more moves?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Generally speaking no. Moonblast and Recover might help, but it doesn't need much more moves. But it can get the following:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Draining Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Inferno(Former event-only)
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Moonblast

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.What additional typing Mismagius can have?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Fairy, Dark, Psychic, Electric and Grass are the obvious options. Fire can also work.

                                                                                                                                                                                        How to improve: 433-358: Chingling-Chimecho



                                                                                                                                                                                        1.Stats: Should Chimecho get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Chimecho has gained significant boost in the last games, around 30. This gives Chimecho around 170 BST gap from Chingling. Chimecho can get at most around 485 BST, which would make it close to Musharna.

                                                                                                                                                                                        An evolution, despite the stat boost, is obviously more fitting for the species, as it can get around 85 BST.

                                                                                                                                                                                        A Mega would not work, even with an absurd typing or ability.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.Should Chimecho get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes. Chimecho has only one ability, Levitate. Additional options could be:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Forewarn
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Illuminate
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Magician
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Natural Cure
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Regenerator
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Synchronize
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Wonder Skin

                                                                                                                                                                                        3.Should Chimecho get more moves?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Chimecho has only few moves, though it has a large status movepool. Some other options would include:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Blizzard
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Dark Pulse
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Embargo
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Flash Cannon
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Ice Beam
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Payback
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Thunderbolt
                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Thunder
                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Magic Room
                                                                                                                                                                                        10. Tailwind
                                                                                                                                                                                        11. Wonder Room
                                                                                                                                                                                        12. Air Slash
                                                                                                                                                                                        13. Ally Switch
                                                                                                                                                                                        14. Amnesia
                                                                                                                                                                                        15. Barrier
                                                                                                                                                                                        16. Disarming Voice
                                                                                                                                                                                        17. Draining Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                                        18. Guard Split
                                                                                                                                                                                        19. Guard Swap
                                                                                                                                                                                        20. Focus Energy
                                                                                                                                                                                        21. Foresight
                                                                                                                                                                                        22. Heal Block
                                                                                                                                                                                        23. Hex
                                                                                                                                                                                        24. Hurricane
                                                                                                                                                                                        25. Imprison
                                                                                                                                                                                        26. Meditate
                                                                                                                                                                                        27. Mean Look
                                                                                                                                                                                        28. Metal Sound
                                                                                                                                                                                        29. Miracle Eye
                                                                                                                                                                                        30. Mirror Coat
                                                                                                                                                                                        31. Misty Terrain
                                                                                                                                                                                        32. Moonblast
                                                                                                                                                                                        33. Night Shade
                                                                                                                                                                                        34. Nightmare
                                                                                                                                                                                        35. Ominous Wind
                                                                                                                                                                                        36. Perish Song
                                                                                                                                                                                        37. Power Gem
                                                                                                                                                                                        38. Power Split
                                                                                                                                                                                        39. Power Swap
                                                                                                                                                                                        40. Power Trick
                                                                                                                                                                                        41. Psybeam
                                                                                                                                                                                        42. Psycho Shift
                                                                                                                                                                                        43. Role Play
                                                                                                                                                                                        44. Screech
                                                                                                                                                                                        45. Sing(Anime-only)
                                                                                                                                                                                        46. Sonic Boom
                                                                                                                                                                                        47. Telekinesis
                                                                                                                                                                                        48. Teleport
                                                                                                                                                                                        49. Tri Attack
                                                                                                                                                                                        50. Trump Card
                                                                                                                                                                                        51. Weather Ball
                                                                                                                                                                                        52. Focus Blast
                                                                                                                                                                                        53. Hyper Beam


                                                                                                                                                                                        4.What additional typing Chimecho can have?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Chimecho can get Fairy, Electric, Ghost and Normal-types. Grass is also an option.

                                                                                                                                                                                        How to improve: 420-421: Cherubi-Cherrim


                                                                                                                                                                                        1.Stats: Should Cherrim get a stat boost, Evolution, Mega Evolution or nothing?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Cherrim already has 175 BST gap from its pre-evolution, and its stats are closer to that of a middle stage, ignoring its ability. If it were to get more stats, it would get at most to 475 BST, meeting around Whimsicott and Lilligant.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Cherrim would be much better with an evolution, however, as it can get around 90 more stats.

                                                                                                                                                                                        A Mega would be a gimmick. It would require its current ability to become even remotely useful.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.Should Cherrim get more abilities?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes. Cherrim only has one ability, one related to its form change. It can get more abilities, such as:

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Flower Veil
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Gluttony
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Illuminate
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Leaf Guard
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Solar Power
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Harvest
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Natural Cure

                                                                                                                                                                                        3.Should Cherrim get more moves?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes. Cherrim's moveset is terrible. Here are some options:
                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Calm Mind
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Cut
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Dream Eater
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Flash Cannon
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Psychic
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Psych Up
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Shadow Ball
                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Wild Charge
                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Earth Power
                                                                                                                                                                                        10. Iron Head
                                                                                                                                                                                        11. Signal Beam
                                                                                                                                                                                        12. Zen Headbutt
                                                                                                                                                                                        13. Bestow
                                                                                                                                                                                        14. Charm
                                                                                                                                                                                        15. Confuse Ray
                                                                                                                                                                                        16. Draining Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                                        17. Encore
                                                                                                                                                                                        18. Fake Tears
                                                                                                                                                                                        19. Flare Blitz
                                                                                                                                                                                        20. Headbutt
                                                                                                                                                                                        21. Head Smash
                                                                                                                                                                                        22. Hex
                                                                                                                                                                                        23. Leaf Blade
                                                                                                                                                                                        24. Moonblast
                                                                                                                                                                                        25. Night Slash
                                                                                                                                                                                        26. Power Gem
                                                                                                                                                                                        27. Reflect Type
                                                                                                                                                                                        28. Simple Beam
                                                                                                                                                                                        29. Stored Power
                                                                                                                                                                                        30. Sweet Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                                        31. Teeter Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                        32. Moonblast
                                                                                                                                                                                        33. Drain Punch
                                                                                                                                                                                        34. Fire Punch
                                                                                                                                                                                        35. Heat Wave
                                                                                                                                                                                        36. Incinerate
                                                                                                                                                                                        4.What additional typing Cherrim can have?

                                                                                                                                                                                        Normal, Fairy and Psychic are the only options for Cherrim.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Analysis of Types: Chapter 18: Fairy-type: Part 3: In-Universe Symbolism and Mythology

                                                                                                                                                                                        What is Fairy-type's role, really?

                                                                                                                                                                                        The Legendaries & Their Role:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Life:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Xerneas:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Xerneas is based off the four stags of Yggdrassil, with elements of Cernunnos thrown in. Xerneas's rainbow coloring is a shout out to the rainbow bridge, which connects the realms of Yggdrasil. Xerneas' feminine depiction and its blue coloring seems to be a reference to the Woman of the Apocalypse, particularly those depictions that equate her with Virgin Mary and some of the saints.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Crystals:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Diancie:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Diancie, like its minion Carbink, is based off a carbuncle and a diamond. It is based off the rare pink diamond, which is pink colored due to iron in it. Its princess design is probably based off RPG enemies that are generally depicted as the royalty of their minions and serves as a shout out to the French royalty.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Land Spirits:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Tapus:

                                                                                                                                                                                        All Tapus are called the Land Spirit Pokémon. They are based off the Hawaiian pantheon, and they look like Hawaiian dolls that represent their gods, with their iridescent eyes. Their status as the Guardians of Alola is reminiscent of Latis' status as Guardians of Alto-Mare. Their signature move, Guardian of Alola, is a shout out to Doshin the Giant, a god game published and partially developed by Nintendo.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Magitek:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Magearna:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Magearna's Soul-Heart is composed of Infinite Energy, ie. life force of Pokémon. It is effectively a synthetic Mega Stone, while Magearna's body is a Poké Ball and its Fleur Cannon is a junior sized Ultimate Weapon. Its status as a robot with life is an allusion to Pinocchio and other living toys from fairy tales.

                                                                                                                                                                                        The Trainers & Their Role:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Valerie:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Valerie is a Furisode Girl who came from Johto. She is an otherworldly person who thinks she is a Fairy. She is basically an in-canon furry.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Mina:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Mina is an old Trial Captain whose mind is off somewhere else. She is far too lazy and clumsy to have a proper Trial, and even in the post-game she forgets to have her Z-move in her team. She is basically an in-canon druggie.

                                                                                                                                                                                        The Overview:

                                                                                                                                                                                        The Legendary species are generally stuff based on creation, life and destruction. You know, common Celtic stuff.

                                                                                                                                                                                        The trainers themselves are generally depicted as unfitting to their region, and their minds are generally in somewhere else. Somewhere nasty, probably. Which is also fitting, considering Fairies are basically 11-dimensional abominations.

                                                                                                                                                                                        However, since most Fairies must be cute and photogenic, there hasn't be a nice, good cosmic horror here, or even an absurdist monstrosity like NGE Angels or PMMM Witches. But, in time, they shall come.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Editor's Note: This is the end of Type Analyses for now. There will likely be another one of these things once we get another type in the next two decades. I'll probably own more stocks than Pokémon games by then, though.