View Full Version : Pokemon Move Rate, Part 3-Growth

13th August 2006, 1:12 PM
For part 3, we have Growth



Effect:Raises Special attack one stage.

Past ratings:

Leech seed-9.09

13th August 2006, 1:35 PM

13th August 2006, 2:25 PM
:D i rate 1/100000000000000000,calm mind pwns growth!

13th August 2006, 2:26 PM
The scoring system is out of 10, people. So only scores between 0-10 will be accepted.

13th August 2006, 3:19 PM
its a good move for the pokemon's that use it so ill give it a 6/10

13th August 2006, 3:32 PM
its a good move for the pokemon's that use it so ill give it a 6/10
Sorry XTRA

1/10 then...

13th August 2006, 4:40 PM
I have to say: 2.94/10. In R/B/Y, It was a lot better; But it is good now for pokemon early in the game.

13th August 2006, 4:52 PM
its great for grass types but.... its only for grass types i give 4/10

♪Crystal Mew♪
13th August 2006, 5:06 PM
in RBY it was like calm mind... now it is just crappy... 1/10

13th August 2006, 5:26 PM

Of Course Calm Mind>Growth, but growth has more PP. It isnt that good, but in the beginning of the game it can be.

Id Say 6/10


13th August 2006, 7:00 PM
hmmmm i guess i would say 3/10

13th August 2006, 7:08 PM
It's good in the Early game, I'll give it that, but later most monsters can learn Calm Mind so it outlive's it's Purpose:

14th August 2006, 3:33 AM
1/10 it's so bad, calm mind is so much better, as stated above it was really good for RBY, but now it sucks.

14th August 2006, 4:03 AM
My bellsprout uses Growth/Sleep powder to help vine whip. A decent move in the beginning of the game but no use later on. 5/10.

14th August 2006, 8:21 AM
Growth - 3/10

14th August 2006, 12:06 PM
Growth has its uses on early game grass types, but not much else. Still helpfull for a boost when you can't get clam mind.

Expert Evan
14th August 2006, 6:44 PM
Growth: 1/10

I do only use it for building attack EV secret bases for shiftry and victreebel as their only move.

14th August 2006, 8:06 PM
People use stat raising moves in the beginning of the game?

0/10, useless upto when you get Calm Mind, and useless after.

14th August 2006, 8:12 PM
1/10 It S*cks.

14th August 2006, 9:36 PM
Er when is there gonna be another move thread?we all know it gonna be 5/10 to 0/10 rating

14th August 2006, 9:46 PM
I actually give it a 6.

It was good, and still could be good on Special Sweeping Venusaur, like it's seen. >_>

Never mind, give it a 4

15th August 2006, 12:10 AM
I say 4.5/10

It is a good move but the limited pool of pokemon that can use it takes it down a few notches... and the fact that it only raises Special attack rather then Attack and SA or a second effect like most new moves lowers it a little too.

It's useful but to a limit

15th August 2006, 5:37 AM
I'll rate it 6.5/10.
Growth isn't that bad of a move, sure calm mind is MUCH better, but growth can serve its purposes. It's a useful move on special sweeping grass type pokemon, since Celebi is the only grass that can learn calm mind (I think...).
I've found the move to come quite in handy on Victreebel before, so it really isn't too bad. The only flaws about it, IMO, are that only grasses can learn it naturally, and it only raises sp.attack ONE stage, meaning you have to use it six times in order to max your stat, unlike moves like Swords dance, which take only half the setup time.
I think growth was kinda intended to be more of a fun move, not a huge competitive one.

Great Sage
15th August 2006, 2:41 PM
2/10. Growth is just damn slow and does nothing to help your defenses. It doesn't raise speed either.

15th August 2006, 3:24 PM
didn't Growth increase the special stat by 2 levels back in RBY? if it's true, then on the RBY scale, I'd give it an 8/10. For GSC, I'd give it a 6/10. on a GBA scale, it gets a flat 1/10 since Calm Mind not only does more, but comes in TM form so not only is it more convienant, but it can also be passed down to almost any pokemon.

15th August 2006, 4:00 PM
Should be enough rates to make an average now.


16th August 2006, 1:51 AM
5/10 growth is kinda usefull in some situations such as a sweeping venasaur or a baton passer. BTW I don't care if my vote doesn't get taken to account :P

16th August 2006, 5:18 AM
Why bother even thinking about Growth? Anyways 2/10.

16th August 2006, 6:42 AM
5/10 growth is kinda usefull in some situations such as a sweeping venasaur or a baton passer. BTW I don't care if my vote doesn't get taken to account :P

Why Wouldnt it? every vote counts as long as Xtra hasnt estimated the average.


16th August 2006, 2:18 PM
Sorry just your post seemed like the rating was done....sorry.

16th August 2006, 2:22 PM
I was just saying that enough people have voted so an avarege COULD be made. of course thats Xtras decision. *eagerly awaits the estimated average*


16th August 2006, 11:12 PM
I give it a 1/10. It is useless to me.

16th August 2006, 11:18 PM
At the move itself I would give a 6, but nothing in Advance makes a good use of it, so 4.

19th August 2006, 12:59 AM
Final Rating-3.03

and also, I add it up or make the next one when I feel like it. Spamming the thread telling me there's enough votes won't have it happening any faster.