So for three, going on four generations, Stealth Rock has been the bane of flying types and quite frankly its an absurdly unfair move: Both absurd and unfair! Whilst other hazards need two or three dedicated turns to have any potency, Stealth Rock is set in one turn and can shave up to HALF a pokemon's health just by being out.
Then there is the absurdity of what even is Stealth Rock? Just levitating rocks? Spikes are caltrops and the same with toxic spikes but pointy flying rocks just seems so arbitrary?! Why not levitating garbage or levitating iron or, I dunno? Stealth Rock seemed to have been a balancing factor to compensate for Flying types and levitators avoiding other hazards, but WAY TO OVERCOMPENSATE GAMEFREAK!! Why simply not have made Stealth Rock the same as Spikes in terms of damage and needing layers? When Gamefreak realized the mistake they'd made why not actually change the move instead of pathetically trying to just cut its availability? It's very existence punishes Rock-weak pokemon; Bug and Flying types most of all, many struggle to find usability without getting rockslapped as they just enter the game. GRRRR
Any how, main topic:
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'User summons up an agitating breeze that blows away all hazards and lowers the speed of non-Flying type pokemon and powering up Flying type moves.
Effect: Upon activation, Stirring Winds causes the Weather Effect Gale, which lasts five turns or eight when activated by a pokemon holding a Soft Rock. Gale removes all entry hazards on both sides of the Field and prevents them being set (if attempted, the move will fail). Furthermore any pokemon who are not of the Flying type have their Speed lowered by 30% whilst Gale is in effect, furthermore Flying type attacks are powered up by 30%. The accuracy of all powder-based moves become 100% under Gale. Hurricane bypasses accuracy under Gale but no longer in Rain. Weather Ball becomes Flying type. Razor Wind and Sky Attack take a single turn under Gale. The pokemon Whimsicott, Shiftry, Dustox, Beedrill, Volcarona, Venemoth and Flygon are not affected by the speed decrease.
Gale can be found in the overworld, where it prevents the use of the bike and can cause random encounters with Cottonee and other pokemon.
Learnset: Essentially all Flying types by TM but some by level up.
Activating Ability: Gale Force (activates before Stealth Rock damage)
Possible pokemon with Gale Force: hypothetical Flying Eeveelution (Who evolves by level up in overworld Gale), hypothetical Mega Crobat, Hypothetical Mega Shiftry, hypothetical pure Flying Kamaitachi Pokemon
Retconned Hidden Abilities for: Unfezant, Pidgeot, Whimsicott, Shiftry, Scyther, Tornadus, Crobat, Jumpluff, Swanna, Vivillon
Note: I know Delta Stream exists but it then becomes the 'super version' of this weather like Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon's abilities.
Last edited by storm12; 25th April 2016 at 3:14 PM.
Idek if this is the right place for this, but...
So you want to counter something you claim to be OP / unfair, with something even more OP?
SR targets Rock weak Pokémon. This targets all non Fliers (bar a few exceptions).
I'm all for balancing, but this seems to be going way overboard. I was happy with it being a Flying type Rapid Spin (as it sounded to start with), but there's secondary effect after secondary effect here. Might as well give Flying types an Electric immunity whilst you're at it.
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I can't see how this is OP? The boosts it provides are not as strong as other weather conditions even though there is more than one. Which part do you feel makes it too much? Is it the Speed decrease? Then it simply has to be reversed to just power Flying types and the aforementioned pokemon instead of depowering everyone else.
I don't see how the amount of effects is much different to existing weather conditions.
You know, they actually gave the flying types a move against stealth rock, it is called DEFOG.
The speed decrease also makes it a move available but less effective sticky web. Which, IMO is OP as well. The powerup of flying moves is ok, but then it will become a flying type electric terrain, which has very little accessibility to a majority of electric types who have better moves to use.
Failing that, let's make it even. Charizard, Talonflame, Articuno, Moltres, Scyther, Ho-oh, all these guys and more are brutally crippled by Stealth Rocks, so let's have it across the board.
Spikes is a ground type move. Base it on type like Stealth Rock and the likes of Aggron, Bastiodon, Magcargo, Magnezone and Probopass suffer the same crippling fate.
Bring in Stealth Coals, a fire type move to destroy Ferrothorn, Forretress, Leavanny, Scizor, Abomasnow and the like.
Bring in Shocking Diodes, a version that emits a blast of electricity to moment the opponent comes out. This will destroy regular Pelipper, Swanna, Mantine and regular Gyarados.
How about Trapping Vines, a grass type hazard to bring down Golem, Rhyperior, Swampert, Quagsire and Kabutops.
Or maybe Biting Breeze, a flying move to bring down Breloom, Heracross, Chesnaught and Virizion?
Or Ice Spikes to take down Dragonite, Salamence, Mega Sceptile, Flygon, Garchomp, Gliscor and Torterra?
How about we make it even?
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I had an idea for a semi-gimmick Pokemon, with the very good benefit of not being useless:
Badgee (Badger + Referee)
This Pokemon is based off a striped European badger. It is a energetic, bipedal little Pokemon, and in its mouth it holds a small silver whistle. If this Pokemon loses its whistle, it will descend into an uncontrollable fit of rage until it gets its whistle back.
Weight: 5 kg
Ability: Fair Play (Description: This Pokemon demands fair play) (In-depth description: All Dark-type moves fail on the field, even if this Pokemon isn't targeted (e.g., Nasty Plot fails). This also applies to non-adjacent Pokemon. This ability is suppressed by Mold Breaker and all the rest.)
Badgire (Badger + Umpire)
This Pokemon evolves from Badgee at Lvl 36 while holding a Red Card. Badgire is not much bigger than Badgee, keeping its striped fur coat, however the whistle in its mouth is now huge, being several times larger than the Pokemon's own size, so that Badgire literally hangs from the whistle in its mouth.
Weight: 150 kg
Type: Normal/Steel (or maybe just Steel)
Ability: Fair Play
Moves for both Pokemon (by TM or other): Encore, Defense Curl, Rollout, Slam, Gyro Ball, Block, Substitute, Ally Switch, Toxic, Iron Defense, Baton Pass, Play Nice, Earthquake, Stone Edge, Shadow Ball, Rest, Sleep Talk, Counter, Psych Up, Metal Sound, Reversal, Play Rough, Heavy Slam, Focus Blast, Flash Cannon, Grasswhistle, Roar, Uproar, Hyper Voice, Trump Card, Supersonic, Curse, Boomburst!?
This Pokemon would be a gimmick, but it's a usable one (I like Rotom and its formes for this reason. They're gimmicks, but good ones.) and I think it has good flavour, as we all know Dark-types like to play dirty, and so we have our own referee keeping them in line! Foul play (and the move Foul Play!) certainly aren't allowed on this Pokemon's watch! Badgee and Badgire absorb Knock Off, Taunt, and other annoying Dark-type moves with its ability "Fair Play". It also would be influential in doubles, preventing all Dark-type moves being used on its watch. This Pokemon is meant to be defensive, existing to annoy Dark-types or absorb Dark-type moves. However, it does come with some weaknesses, such as lack of recovery, meaning it could be worn down quickly. Also, with a Normal/Steel typing, it would be crippled by a double Fighting weakness, in exchange for some valuable Normal-type STAB and a Ghost-immunity (being Immune to Dark and Ghost can't be bad at all!). Also, it might be possible to Block a target Pokemon that can't do much damage to Badgire.
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What Poison REALLY needs is a Freeze Dry variant:
Corrosive Spray: hits Steel types for super effective damage.
Given they have introduced Freeze Dry, they really should have extended it's mechanics to existing moves that should essentially have a similar effect, especially Acid and Acid Spray which should deal Super Effective damage to Steel. Scald could potentially be super effective on Steel too, given it is boiling water though there doesn't need to be further reason at all for any and every pokemon with access to this move carrying it. Although atypical-property moves could become a very slippery slope so perhaps its best they don't, least Gamefreak see fit to create something like Dragon Wrath that is SE on Fairies or Possession which is Ghost type and SE on Normal types.
Last edited by storm12; Yesterday at 10:42 PM.