Hopefully we will get a massive Smash Bros. update just before X/Y comes out. Fingers crossed for Megacario
'Course. Game Freak will definitely add more things t' Pokemon Bank as Dialga passes, to give more incentive t' those who don't necessarily need the storage space.
... Like chargin' for Dream World usage, and makin' Pokemon Bank/Transporter free.
Hmm...a PP restoring variant of Softboiled. Not a bad idea.
Huh, that's an interestin' idea. What would it be used for, I wonder... ? Obviously it'd be a godsend move for in-game, but the only competitive thing that comes t' mind is Sun-stalling (... are stall Sun teams even a thing?) with Morning Sun/Moonlight.
It would probably be near useless in competitive. PP loss isn't a huge issue competitively. The only scenarios where I can think of it being remotely useful are vs. one of those rare PP-stallers (particularly ones with Pressure), on a Pokemon that's often spamming low PP moves like Stone Edge, and, like Dirge said, Synthesis/Moonlight/Morning Sun with Drought support (since they only have 5 PP, as opposed to 10 like Recover/etc). And in almost all of those scenarios you'd be better off using another move, probably. Said PP stallers can often be beaten with Toxic poison, low PP moves generally have a weaker alternative with more PP that would make better use of a moveslot if you're that concerned about PP (like Surf and Hydro Pump), and a lot of potential sun-stalling Pokemon learn Leech Seed due to being grass types.
In game the move itself should have no more than like 10 (starting) PP, otherwise it might be too useful. Like Softboiled does with HP, the move would lose PP while restoring the equivalent PP of another move. I said "Softboiled" and not "Recover/Slack Off/etc" because Softboiled can be used on other Pokemon out of battle, which would be one of the larger points of having the move in the first place.
Last edited by Neosquid; 09-08-2013 at 02:22 PM.
On that note, Heal Pulse and Aromatherapy/Heal Bell should be usable outside'a battle, and this PP-restoring version of Softboiled needs to be a thing. A thing not exclusive t' Chansey. In-game, there's never been a reason t' have a Pokemon focus on team mate support. Mainly 'cause there's no way t' have a dedicated cleric Pokemon, 'less it's a bloody Chansey or Miltank. And Chansey's only good for restorin' HP, which just makes it a Potion Substitute. You'd think a Poke like Audino would do just that, dedicated support for the team inside AND outside of battle, but nope.
On the note'a using moves outside'a battle, you should be able t' have one'a your Pokes attack a frozen team mate with a Fire-type attack in the field t' defrost. And many other such instances. There's plenty'a stuff that non-HM moves could be used for outside of battle. I'd love t' see Game Freak implement such things, but I don't see it happenin'...