Sunday#22 Taking a Look Back
by, 4th November 2013 at 12:26 AM (701 Views)
At the type alterations and Fairy. Since the games have been out for a good amount of time now and all of the new strategies in typings have been analyzed, it's time to review it all and decide if everything was for the better or worse.
Starting from the smallest, we have the small nerd to Bug where Fairy is resistant to it. This is easily completely pointless competitive wise and seems backwards actually. Shouldn't Bug gain an advantage over a more common type now?
Next we have the nerf on Steel. Here, the type loses its resistance to Dark and Ghost, much to Honedge's horror. This is likely due to GameFreak trying to make Steel more offensive, despite its whole purpose being to be Defensive. Hardly any attacks have a base power over 80 still, just showing the lack of care that went into this. Steel losing two resistances only takes it away from its roots and weakens the only type that's reliable on SE hits on Fairy. Contrary to popular belief, losing two resistances and gaining an advantage does not equal out well.
Next we have the Fairy type itself and all that it has affected. Many believed Fairy to be overpowered in its typing, and it still is a little bit, but thanks to GameFreak, it's not a problem. A majority of Fairy types are too weak to be viable in competitive play, and those that are strong are too few, usually with a second type to give it more weaknesses. For now, Fairy is tame. As for what it has affected, we have Poison, Fighting, Fire, and of course, Dragon. Fire and Fighting have not been changed that much, and are still perfectly viable. Poison finally gets a needed buff, but is still underpowered and in need of strong moves. Everyone thought Dragon would lose its crown as most overused (not overpowered) but the Psuedo-Dragons still reign supreme. Garchomp in particular can still cover all his weaknesses and is only powered up more by his Mega's ability. Dragons were barely nerfed, instead given a mere nuisance they can handle.
Looks like most of what we all thought didn't come true as hoped or dreaded, depending on your stance. As I've said before, looks like waiting for the games to come out instead of complaining beforehand works.
In other news, leaks have made a return as the event trio and some other less spectacular Pokémon have been seen on the interwebs. Designs of them are alright in my opinion.
Thanks for reading.
...Fairy Arceus...so much PINK.
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