Thanks to Gamefreak's lack of care on certain mono-types, my favorite hula dancer is most troublesome to create a battle plan, for.
Story: I went to do a shiny hatching spree, got what I desired, only it was a utter failure in the Maison (a trapping set plan of
garbage quality). Now, I try to conceive a set that's not so Hidden Power based, fully powdered or bearing zero recoveries.
And, couldn't do any improvements with Natural Gift's one-shot gimmick due to Grass/Fire (Occa Berry-Natural Gift + Sunny Day +
Leaf Blade from Swords Dance) combo sucking hard.
What I don't understand is, 5 Gens had passed and whenever you go physical or special, both sides are so SCARCE on moves.
This Pokemon was destined for something with Swords Dance, but the devs kept skipping the POINT of giving Pokemon a two-stage
boosting move. LOOK at Sceptile. FREAKING SCEPTILE can do so much... solo Grass-type, too.
If giving a measly 10+ in Defense, why not do something other than just THAT? Like, having the Attack and Special Attack stats
switched from the damned start? Another important piece to this rant: Why so Normal/Grass in the offense department?
No wonder so many Vileplume lovers joke of tropical cuties. It's like Gamefreak forgot SAWSBUCK exist and put Bellossom on infinite
back-burners. Not to mention... the deer can do BETTER things with that typing.
WHY I don't see moves like Aerial Ace, Acrobatics (Bellossoms possess agile flipping body styles. See Belle and Bella from Jotho
anime ep Flower Power), X-Scissor, Sacred Sword (They DO hold botanical bladed weaponry to use both, or else Leaf Blade is never known after stone evolving. INFESTATION and Drain Punch, not these two? Christ...) and Play Rough (if Dazzling Gleam is on them,
then how come THIS move is not?)?
For the distant side, where's Weather Ball (The Heck was GF smoking when Roserade gets the move, when Bellossoms are SUN-BRINGERS to begin with?), Focus Blast, Moonblast (Again, from Dazzling Gleam. Even Moonlight is Fairy, now. Plus, the Pokemon IS very much like a Fairy-type, in fact. ...No friggin' Grass/Fairy Bello'? FAIL.) and Earth Power (Sunflora SOMEHOW got it. Yeah, the
ONLY OTHER "HUMANOID" FLOWER GEN 2 POKEMON is endowed with Earth Power. Yet again, Gamefreak messes up)?
It saddens and irritates me to no end that I cannot use this very Pokemon which gave me great joy, especially in shiny color,
from being NOT good in places I wished them to be. >_>