Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

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    Default Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    I mean, it's power is only 35. Why does it only have 15 PP and even 10 before Gen IV. Discuss.
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    Default Re: Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    Hmm, good point. That makes no sense...

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    Default Re: Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    I think the game is either telling you "get a decent grass move asap" or "get your ass to the center cause when you run out of this you're going to die"
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    Default Re: Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    Lale move is lame from every point of view, maybe?

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    Default Re: Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    I was wondering this earlier today myself when I restarted the Pokemon White I got from a friend and chose Snivy.

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    Default Re: Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    I think this might be one of those things where Gamefreak had no idea what they were doing in Gen I and it just carried over to the later games.
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    Default Re: Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    Well, Vine Whip sucks ass.

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    Default Re: Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    It's probably an early example to teach the player that strong moves have low PP.

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    Default Re: Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    If that was the case denis, why do both bubble and ember have more PP AND secondary effects to go with them?

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    Default Re: Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    'cos Game Freak makes mistakes too?

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    Default Re: Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    What do you think would be a good amount of PP for Vine Whip? I think it should be 25PP or so, it's hardly powerful and you'll just replace it when you can anyway.
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    Default Re: Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    I believe 35 PP would be fair.

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    Default Re: Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    It really seems just a bit crazy (and strang) to me too, but perhaps it's also some in-joke (now) of gamefreak's that we the gamers won't ever understand. Too bad, but I wouldn't mind it getting some better PP and/or a secondary (flinch) effect so that people who choose grass types won't regret it because the first attack they get is this!

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    Default Re: Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    I was thinking a power boost to 45 or 50 and 25PP.
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    Default Re: Why does Vine Whip have so low PP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oshawhat?! View Post
    I was thinking a power boost to 45 or 50 and 25PP.
    That would just make it Razor Leaf minus the crit chance boost.

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