Hydreigon has Levitate.Quote:
Gen 5 would be the worst offender with stuff like hydreigon, volcarona, golurk, chandelure and so on.
Yeah I saw Hydreigon afterwards. Points still valid, other non-levitate mon will break it other than what else would break it.
An important question about Sky Battles is does the Pokemon itself have to have levitate? Bronzor and Bronzong have Levitate as their first ability, but they could also have Heavy Metal or Heatproof. If it had one of the other abilities, could it still participate.
I think that all Pokemon like this should be able to, and if they can't by the release, then GF probably didn't even think about it.
Although, it depends on how they do the coding. I'm guessing that it will check each Pokemon before battling to see if it's Flying Type or has Levitate. Something like:
If (This Pokemon's type is Flying) or (It's ability is Levitate):It can participate
Else: Can't participate
But, if they just make a list of Pokemon that can participate, then the problem will be easily solved. This will also allow Pokemon like Golurk and Beedrill to join in Sky battles. However this would take more processing. (I'm guessing. I'm kind of new to coding.) It would have to scroll down the list for each Pokemon in your team to see if they're on the list.
Checking individually to see which Pokemon in your party are eligible for sky battles wouldn't be any harder than, say, checking to see who's compatible with a TM or HM, I don't think. Actually, giving each Pokemon a flag somewhere in their dex data indicating eligibility would probably be simpler than having it check both type and ability, and it'd also give better results (with Pokemon like Beedrill and Golurk, as you said).
No matter which way is done however, I'm just glad my Dragonite is eligible to participate.
How will Doduo even fly? XD
Personally, I think it would be smart to just go through the whole pokedex and select individual mons rather than a large group. Flying types like Doduo don't even have any form of flight, like wings. Some pokemon without a Flying type or Levitate ability still have wings and can learn Fly, like Volcarona.
"Fly" in japanese is just "Sky Jump", so Doduo and Dodrio presumably use it by jumping really high. Doesn't sound like it'd work very well in Sky Battles.
But that's in the context of the move, not the type. The Japanese name for the Flying type translates to, well, "Flying".
I know. I'm saying that learning that move doesn't contradict Doduo and Dodrio's apparently flightlessness, which is why them being useable in Sky Battles because of their type wouldn't make much sense.
Well, Skarmory will surely be OU in Sky Battles lol.