When user has less than half HP and uses Belly Drum, it still increases attack by two stages.
I am completely sure this is not supposed to happen in the real game.
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I believe we're using Stadium 2 mechanics for GSC until we are able to do subgenerations, due to less buggyness.In Gold, Silver, and Crystal Belly Drum also has the odd characteristic of being able to be used when the using pokemon is at or below 50% of their total HP. The message will be given that the move has failed, but there actually will still be an effect. When Belly Drum is used under these circumstances the using pokemon will not lose any health, but their attack will not increase by as much as it normally would. Instead, its Attack will increase only 2 steps on the Stat growth scale. When Belly Drum is used in this way the increase acts identical to any other 2 step increase (such as Swords Dance). This additional ability does not work in Stadium 2. Use of Belly Drum when the using pokemon is below 50% will only result in the move failing (along with the appropriate failure message).
Well, that takes away a key strategic element of GSC that's been in place since all of ever. I understand that it's technically correct, but it's kinda silly to be taking away elements of the metagame that have been around forever just because of the arbitrary decision to use Stadium mechanics as opposed to cart mechanics.
I guess I can adapt, but I don't really like it...
Oak EDIT: I fully agree.
Last edited by Professor Oak; December 17th, 2011 at 13:11.
Please don't do it guys. Don't change 10 year old metas for no reason. Even if PO uses stadium mechanics, the main goal should be making it as similar as possible to GSC, because that is what has always been played. As the name says its Gold/Silver/Crystal, not stadium.
Please, wait until you do the subgenerations, or at least let GSC players decide about this.
It has been GSC since its implementation, at least it has been supposed to be.
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Or better still, we stay consistent and take this as an incentive to get subgenerations working properly, make that like a #4 priority (webclient, RBY, probably something else really urgent).