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Why are all the movesets in anime terrible?

2 votes

Ash's Torterra...Need I say more?

asked Apr 9, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Apr 9, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion

3 Answers

4 votes
Best answer

Because it's the anime, there isn't as much need for type coveage. The show is made to have action and try to excite people. Game Freak doesn't keep up with the metagame, so they just use the moves that will look cool. Competitively, bullet seed is next to useless on Sceptile for Subreaking (substitute comes up so much on the anime, right), but it can still be used for some creative stuff. Likewise, the move Hyper beam is actually very useful in the anime, whereas the games where you are shunned for using Hyper beam or Giga impact on anything other than slaking.

answered Apr 9, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
2 votes

There's no need for fantastic, mind-blowing, strategic movesets on the animes because nobody cares much about strategy in the animes. They just want moves that look cool and provide excitement for the viewers. Heck, I'm pretty sure that all of Ash's pokemon have used more than four different moves before (and not because they learned new ones, they went back to the old ones occaisonally afterwards).


answered Apr 10, 2011 by Swampert44
Actually, they do want strategy to an extent. But because it is anime and not a video game, the strategy relies more on how they use the moves, rather than the moves themselves.
1 vote

Well from what I've seen they suck so people havea reason to try to beat ash and his team

answered Apr 10, 2011 by xcaliber71
As bad as that sounds, LOL!!!!
I laughed a little but now I feel guilty...