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User Info: slk_23

slk_23
6 months ago#1
This is just what I've heard. If so, what are some examples of this? And is it enough to make a difference when, in Gens III through VII, you can only permanently trade forward but never backward?
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User Info: Element-17

Element-17
6 months ago#2
I'm not entirely familiar with it, but part of it could be because Generation V introduced more Pokémon than any other. In particular, Landorus, which is still feared. In addition, it gave us Gems and Hidden Abilities.

Gems allowed a Pokémon a one-time 50% power boost (a Choice Band/Specs without the move lock) and the latter helped give rise to weather wars. Certain regular Abilities were also buffed, like Sturdy and Storm Drain.

Improved movesets might have also played a role, such as infinite TM's and powerful set-up moves, like Quiver Dance and Shell Smash.
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User Info: Achreme

Achreme
2 months ago#3
Late. It’s the post game. Your team will be around 45-52 in levels. After beating the Elite 4, all the new areas have trainers with level 62-68 Pokémon. Some have baby Pokémon though, and they aren’t terribly impossible to beat, they also give good exp. But the huge power creep is real.

User Info: VGCAcademy

VGCAcademy
2 months ago#4
Most of it is speed creep. Not really power itself
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