maybe i'm biased, but i've always thought Arcanine's Base 95 in Speed was pretty stingy. considering it's known for it's awesome speed according to Dex entries, & yet it can't outrun a Luvdisc? boosting that to say at least 110 could possibly bring him into more OU teams. i think he'd still be mainly UU because of the typing, but his speed is definitely in need of revising.
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I'd say raising the base stat totals of Arcanine and Volcarona to 600 wouldn't be an unreasonable decision, seeing as they are already more legendary-like than most pseudo-legendary Pokémon in my opinion.
Volcarona is indeed already very good, but I still think that increasing its base stat total to 600 would neither be unreasonable considering its legendary-like nature, nor make it "broken" by any means.
Every Rodent based pokemon, Weak early bug pokemon, weak early bird pokemon, and just outclassed fully evolved pokemon either need a BST upgrade or an Evolution.
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While not exactly what you are referring to, increasing the BST of a pokemon, I have always felt that there was one Pokemon who could use another evolution in order to make it more powerful.
That pokemon being Raichu. Yeah, yeah, I know, Raichu already has three stages, and thus cannot have another evolution. But this is Pikachu's line we're talking about. Pikachu is the icon of the entire series, and several attempts have been made to make it more viable, even giving it arguably the best item in the game that only works for it (light ball). If any pokemon in the entire series deserves a 4 stage evolution, it's Pikachu. And considering that Pichu is classified as a baby pokemon, while Pikachu is the base form, I would personally really like to see this.
The Pokemon in question (I have a design idea in my head, but that isn't what I'm here to pitch), would have a 600 BST, due to it being the only 4th evolution in the game and the ultimate form of Pikachu. It's stats would be as follows.
S. Att: 120
S. Def: 80
I'd call it Daichu...
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it would be great to use the earlier pokemon from kanto and johtoh, with new BSTs. but it wouldn't be long before someone starts complaining about it.
i recently read through articles discussing a theoretical new metagame. it was discussed between members of seribi.net, shadowdown and smogon university. that instead of adjusting BSTs of certain individual pokemon, it would be more beneficial to establish a standard, balanced BST for all pokemon. meaning that all pokemon will have relatively a solid, competitive and most importantly fair capabilities in battle.
but some of u might ask wont that make everyone the same?
no, not really. this is because what makes a pokemon special and different is not how much the total stats r but how they r distributed in to each base stat.
HP, ATK, DEF, SP.ATK, SP.DEF AND SPEED.
a good example of this would be chansey. chansey would have its BST roughly within the same range as a wobbufett. but still fill its wall requirements, because no matter wht its DEF would still be one of its lowest quality's. meaning it would get the least of its BST. the majority goes into its SP.DEF and SP.ATK...so in the end the stat that really matters the most is a pokemon HP (which is a stat that is determined separately from the other five, but is still influenced by EVs and IVs). then u add ur EVs and IVs and nature, abilities, items and attacks. for it is these that truly make pokemon wht they r.
so in conclusion if this metagame were to be proposed battles would be more entertaining, competitive and fair. u get to use pokemon that u always wanted to use but couldn't because they were considered weak but with this they have a chance. i would love to see a butterfree take on a garchomp, it may still lose, but it will at least put up a half way decent fight. basically it will be like the battles u have at the beginning of ur journey after u get ur starter pokemon
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It would be great if many Pokemon got BST increases so most Pokemon would be equal in strength and keep it balanced as long as don't stuff it up, it would add more diversity to the metagame
why people don't understand not every pokemon is made for competitively play?
butterfree can take over garchomp with enough quiver dances it got sleep powder *2 quiver dance- sweep!
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252 +2 SpAtk Life Orb Butterfree (+SpAtk) Bug Buzz vs 0 HP/0 SpDef Garchomp: 97.48% - 114.57% (81.25% chance to OHKO)
sure butterfree shouldn't be used in OU (or in garchomp case Ubers) but you got my point also there ARE lower tiers for worse pokemon NU,RU,UU...
butterfree got to RU! cause of quiver dance + sleep powder
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Anyway. Yeah, Quick Feet isn't great. Sure, it's not useless, but in place of Guts it's just silly. Like trading an ice cream for, like, cyanide or something... Kind of, anyway.
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even with a Jolly nature, Ursaring hit 359 Atk, which is quite good. And besides, there's a reason why the Quick Feet set almost always has Swords Dance. Granted, it'd be nice if it had anywhere between 65-85 Spe (bears aren't that slow...), but it's still not as terrible as everyone is making it out to be.
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jolly 252 EVs: 229*1.5= 343.3 which is higher than positive natured base 106 (liepard) but more importantly kadabra (cause we are talking about NU).
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