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What's Your Favorite Hidden Ability?

Discussion in 'Pokémon General' started by shinygiratinaz, Aug 20, 2014.

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  1. shinygiratinaz

    shinygiratinaz Boats Against the Current

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    Hidden abilities have given lots of Pokémon a powerful edge since their introduction in gen 5, but which of these is your favorite? It could be the one you find most useful, or one that you just think is a pretty cool idea.

    I really enjoy the Protean ability. The type change for always STAB and giving it the ability to strategically change your defense against Pokémon you are usually weak to combine for a really amazing ability.
     
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  2. Pari

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    I like Magician because it obviously steals your opponent's items which can be pretty useful.
     
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  3. Northwind's Call

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    My vote is split between Talonflame's Gale Wings and Garchomp's Rough Skin. Gale Wings priority is just incredibly strong, and Rough Skin with Rocky Helmet brings a massive threat to Kangaskhan and allows me to play fun mind games while potentially costing the Kangaskhan more than 50% of its health, into easy KO range with an earthquake. :D
     
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  4. LostSpirit

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    I'm in love with drought because it's an instant boost for fire-types, weakens water-type moves, plus the amazing two-turn solarbeam is now one-turn. I just wished they didn't change amount of turns it lasted....
     
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  5. Hraesvelgr

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    I must say that Protean is one of my favorites because of how you can change type depending on the move used I absolutely love that. Gale Wings is another one with is +1 priority to flying type moves and Ninetales' Drought ability is also high on my list, very useful.
     
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    I love crawdaunt getting adaptability, I run fling with an iron ball, so powerful...

    Defiant braviary is another of my favorites, sucking up intimidates and dealing back massive damage.
     
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  7. Nate

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    Moxie Honchkrow and Heracross are my favorites. Lets them be powerful sweepers.
     
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  8. LostSpirit

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    I vote drought. It's so useful for boosting up fire moves and helping out with solarbeam and what not.
     
  9. Achromatic

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    Reckless Staraptor is a great one. Really glad he got a hidden ability which blows the other two out of the water. It's so powerful.
     
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  10. PokeMaster1

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    Drought because, I mean, Fire boost :D Gale Wings made Talonflame pretty good, and useful. Sheer Force Nidoking tho, powerful scarfer.
     
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    Gale Wings and Protean are awesome hidden abilities, and they give Pokémon with those abilities a huge boost. Talonflame and Greninja are already good Pokémon without them, but give them those abilities and they suddenly become so much more threatening.
     
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  12. Halcyon Storm

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    Pretty much every Hidden Ability from a starter Pokémon. Torrent, Overgrow and Blaze usually aren't great Abilities, so the Hidden Abilities give the starters an extra chance, sometimes better, sometimes worse, but hey, it's something :D
     
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    I like Magic Bounce. Bounce bounce bounce! The effects are reflected back to the one who sent them! Muhahaha! *cough*
     
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    Speed boost on Scolipede and Sharpedo turn them both into terrifying cleaners, that keep getting faster and faster. Though I have to give a special shout out to Scolipede on baton bass chains, because it was one of the two pieces that made those things so gosh darn OP.
     
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    Protean, simply because it shook all of Compeitive, it also makes Greninja feel like a real Ninja.
     
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    That's a difficult one to answer... I will admit Protean is great, but I love analytic. Analytic is incredibly useful on some bulky Pokémon (Porygon2, Magnezone etc.) as it makes them incredibly powerful (As if Magnezone didn't have enough sp. attack). Course, it's wasted on the Starmie line.
     
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    I loved Bulletproof when it first came out. Sludge Bombs did ABSOLutely nothing to my Chesnaught. (puns)
     
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  18. Steamlined

    Steamlined Jack of all trades

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    I love Zangoose's Toxic Boost, because it fits in great with Zangoose hating Seviper. And what's more awesome than a Pokémon becoming even stronger when they're under the effects of poison? It's an awesome ability all around, even if it is a very situational one! :D
     
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    I have always been a huge fan of Moxie. Moxie Gyarados and Moxie Honchkrow are two of the best hidden abilities out there imo. I would love to able to give Moxie to some other Pokémon (namely Exploud) for sweeping purposes.
     
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    Magic Bounce, no question about it.
     
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