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Why did they change poison effects?

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It used to damage them outside of battle in 4th Generation but then it didn't in 5th.

I thought it was a cool little effect that was more realistic and taught people to keep an antidote with them, so why remove it?

asked Mar 21, 2013 by Dupline

2 Answers

2 votes

Gen IV
A poisoned Pokémon no longer receives damage outside of battle, and a poisoned Pokémon now glows purple in battle. The poison status will cause a Pokémon to take double damage from Hex and Venoshock. Switching a Pokémon out no longer changes the status to normal poison. Bad poison has dark purple characters instead of white.

Yes I think the same as you it is more realistic with hurt outside of battle poison, But this is just how gamefreak wanted it.

answered Mar 21, 2013 by Jofly
That sucks, I hope they change it back in Generation 6. I don't see any reason game freak would want to change it.
2 votes
  • The Pokemon are most likely not doing a lot of moving, significantly decreasing the amount od poison damage taken, perhaps not enough to note.

  • There may be some contraption inside of the PokeBalls that prevent a Pokemon from being hurt whilst inside its PokeBall.

  • Perhaps Game Freak was getting complaints that that feature should be taken off. I don't know about you but I hated that, as it accounted for more of my blackouts than anyhting else.

  • Perhaps Game Freak wanted to mix it up.

answered Mar 21, 2013 by the_netts
Could be true, but why didn't you bring antidotes? :)
Because I didn't want to waste money that I would need later on. Deal wiff it :P
You sound like this guy at my school who spent about 2 hours running after mespirit instead of using mean look.
Lol my first, second and third blackouts were due to poison. And I lost a Nuzlocke challenge cuz of it xP
The reason I had no antidotes btw, I WAS BROKE :'(
Im glad it sgone for one ;)