In Pokémon, there are lots of different moves used by different Pokémon. Every week, we shall focus the discussion on a different move, and there will be some base questions that would help you start this off. This week, Pluck is chosen.
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Generation 4 introduced two moves that removes Berries from the target for the user's consumption, regardless of its user condition, so say if the user is almost healthy, then snatching a Sitrus Berry will heal them even if they are not at 50% HP. This is the Flying-type equivalent, so the main users are birds, as well as a couple of rodents, which might seem odd, but it's really not if you think about it.Originally Posted by In-game Description (BW)
Here are the usual possible questions about this move:
- How does certain Pokémon (who knows it) use this move?
- What kind of purpose would this move have for them (in the Pokémon World)?
- How could this move be used to aid a profession in the Pokémon World?
- Could this move realistically be used by any Pokémon who doesn't learn it normally? If yes, please explain your choices.
- How would this move be used in battling, realistically or video game-wise?
Other questions (You could ask other critical questions beyond the listed):
- This move is one that would appear to be instinctual, because eating is a natural habit for living things (in this case, birds). However, this move is not necessarily learned by birds (Case in point: very few learners learn this move by level-up). How is this move different from picking the berries normally and eating them?
- The other move that has the same effect is Bug Bite. Interestingly, none of the learners have both moves, with the exception of Smeargle and Mew (since one is a TM and the other is a Move Tutor). Besides having a different type and being learned by most insect Pokémon, how is this move different from Pluck?
- Not looking into how this move works in the games, is it possible for the user to withhold from eating the berry they stole?
- As with most other Flying-type attacks, this move is able to hit faraway targets in a Triple Battle. Do note that not every user have flight, such as Piplup, Rattata and Bidoof. How do they reach the farthest target?
Here are the current users of this move (put in Spoiler tag due to the large list):
Thanks for reading, and happy discussing!
~ The Pokémon World Forum Staff
Next Week's Move Hint: A handy move that prolongs the user's survivability.