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2nd Dec '16 11:04:18 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The new "Sacrifice" fusion mechanic allows you to power up any low level Persona GuardianEntity to insane levels. However, as they only get part of the experience and one randomly selected skill from the sacrificed Persona, it will take dozens or hundreds of sacrifices to get them there.

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* ** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The new "Sacrifice" fusion mechanic allows you to power up any low level Persona GuardianEntity to insane levels. However, as they only get part of the experience and one randomly selected skill from the sacrificed Persona, it will take dozens or hundreds of sacrifices to get them there.
2nd Dec '16 11:02:20 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The new "Sacrifice" fusion mechanic allows you to power up any low level Persona GuardianEntity to insane levels. However, as they only get part of the experience and one randomly selected skill from the sacrificed Persona, it will take dozens or hundreds of sacrifices to get them there.
1st Dec '16 9:01:58 PM flarn2006
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** You read that right. There is now a [[spoiler:Legendary Pokémon]] that's weaker than Magikarp, and can only learn Splash and Teleport.
30th Nov '16 12:43:42 PM narm00
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** In the upcoming Sun and Moon Eevee get a unique Z-move Extreme Evoboost, which doubles all its stats (quadruple it if it have been struck with Simple Beam.) And it naturally learns Baton Pass which passes the stat boosts to the next Pokemon. In one of the trailers a player Extreme Evoboosted his Eevee and Baton Passed it into Alolan Exeggutor, and that Exeggutor, with all those stat buffs, one shot the opposing Rowlet and Alolan Meowth right away.

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** In the upcoming Sun and Moon Eevee get gets a unique Z-move Z-move, Extreme Evoboost, which doubles all its stats (quadruple it if it have has been struck with Simple Beam.) And it naturally learns Baton Pass which passes the stat boosts to the next Pokemon. In one of the trailers a player Extreme Evoboosted his Eevee and Baton Passed it into Alolan Exeggutor, and that Exeggutor, with all those stat buffs, one shot the opposing Rowlet and Alolan Meowth right away.
30th Nov '16 4:08:46 AM ironcommando
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* Also from ''Sun & Moon'' is Wishiwashi. Like Magikarp, it's a Water-type that gains vast improvements at Level 20, though through an Ability rather than evolution: At Level 20 or above, this sad-looking fish schools together into one conglomerate, which vastly improves its stats (except for Speed, which is slightly lowered). It is a more extreme jump than Magikarp, with its Solo Form being weaker than Magikarp (stats-wise) and its School Form being stronger than some OlympusMons. However, it gets the drawback in which if its HP falls to 1/4 or below, it will revert back to its Solo Form. It can return back to School Form if its HP rises back above that point though.
* The case of cases is [[spoiler: Cosmog, AKA the little guy in Lillie's bag.]] Statistically, it is a Magikarp without its Speed and can only know Splash and Teleport--that is, completely unable to defend itself. Bring one to Level 43, and it [[spoiler:evolves into Cosmoem, which has StoneWall stats and...is still unable to attack, though it can now defend itself.]] Bring it to Level 53, and it will then [[spoiler:become Solgaleo or Lunana, the Legendary Pokémon on the boxes for ''Sun & Moon'', depending on the version.]]

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* Also from ''Sun & Moon'' is Wishiwashi. Like Magikarp, it's a Water-type that gains vast improvements at Level 20, though through an Ability rather than evolution: At Level 20 or above, this sad-looking fish schools together into one conglomerate, which vastly improves its stats (except for Speed, which is slightly lowered). It is a more extreme jump than Magikarp, with its Solo Form being weaker than Magikarp (stats-wise) (stats-wise, it has the ''weakest base stat total'') and its School Form being stronger than some OlympusMons. However, it gets the drawback in which if its HP falls to 1/4 or below, it will revert back to its Solo Form. It can return back to School Form if its HP rises back above that point though.
* The case of cases is [[spoiler: Cosmog, AKA the little guy in Lillie's bag.]] Statistically, it is a Magikarp without its Speed and can only know Splash and Teleport--that is, completely unable to defend itself. Bring one to Level 43, and it [[spoiler:evolves into Cosmoem, which has StoneWall stats and...is still unable to attack, though it can now defend itself.]] Bring it to Level 53, and it will then [[spoiler:become Solgaleo or Lunana, Lunala, the [[OlympusMons Legendary Pokémon Pokémon]] on the boxes for ''Sun & Moon'', depending on the version.]]
26th Nov '16 11:54:25 PM Alceister
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** The game also features two gag sub-weapons: the pie and paper airplane. They're functionally useless until you level them up to max level, when they suddenly become some of the most powerful subweapons in the game. (Interestingly, these are particularly useful in unlocking the full potential of the Vampire Killer, since they're two of the very few weapons Jonathan can use that deal dark damage.)

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** The game also features two gag sub-weapons: the pie and paper airplane. They're functionally useless until you level them up to max level, when they suddenly become some of the most powerful subweapons in the game. (Interestingly, Interestingly, these are particularly useful in unlocking the full potential of the Vampire Killer, since they're two of the very few weapons Jonathan can use that deal dark damage.)damage, which the whip's memory is weak to.
26th Nov '16 11:49:18 PM Alceister
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A character or ability that seems [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway completely useless]] at first, but with repeated use and patience can be highly effective later. This can be an item/weapon [[InfinityPlusOneSword you need to explicitly power up]] or even an entire low-level character who gets some really awesome techniques later. Choosing the character usually involves taking the PathOfMostResistance so you can EarnYourFun.

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A character character, ability, or ability piece of equipment that seems [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway completely useless]] at first, but with repeated use and patience can be highly effective later. This can be an item/weapon [[InfinityPlusOneSword you need to explicitly power up]] or even an entire low-level character who gets some really awesome techniques later. Choosing the character usually involves taking the PathOfMostResistance so you can EarnYourFun.
25th Nov '16 2:43:48 PM ReynTime250
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* All of the pseudo-legendary Pokémon are hard to catch, evolve at high levels and their pre-evolutions have poor movepools and stats. However, if you level them up, they are the strongest Pokémon outside of legendaries and Slaking.

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* All of the pseudo-legendary Pokémon are hard to catch, evolve at high levels and their pre-evolutions have poor movepools and stats. However, if you level them up, they are the strongest Pokémon outside of legendaries legendaries, Slaking and Slaking.Wishiwashi's School Form.
25th Nov '16 12:46:45 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* [[PokemonSunAndMoon The Generation 7 games]] introduced [[DirtyCoward Wimpod]], which has extremely low stats, a shallow movepool, and an ability which [[CowerPower makes it switch out when below half health]]. Raise it up to level 30, and it evolves into Golisopod, which has massive stats, a wide movepool, a powerful [[ActionInitiative priority]] SignatureMove that hits hard... and unfortunately, [[BlessedWithSuck still retains the same ability]], just with a [[TacticalWithdrawal different name]].

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* [[PokemonSunAndMoon [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon The Generation 7 games]] introduced [[DirtyCoward Wimpod]], which has extremely low stats, a shallow movepool, and an ability which [[CowerPower makes it switch out when below half health]]. Raise it up to level 30, and it evolves into Golisopod, which has massive stats, a wide movepool, a powerful [[ActionInitiative priority]] SignatureMove that hits hard... and unfortunately, [[BlessedWithSuck still retains the same ability]], just with a [[TacticalWithdrawal different name]].
25th Nov '16 12:29:56 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** Even more ironically, Magikarp is harder to find in later games (likely because this Trope is no longer a secret). In the Gen V games, it isn't even native to Unova; the only way to get one in ''Black and White'', other than trading or transferring, is via the Magikarp Salesman that you encounter after the main storyline. You can still do that in [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 the sequel]], but you can also catch one after the main storyline when Professor Juniper gives you the Permit, in which case Skyla will fly you to the Nature Preserve, a place where there are lots of Pokémon not native to Unova. (The Nature Preserve is not considered part of Unova.) In Gen VI, you can fish for them in Central Kalos with the Old Rod; attempting to do so in the Coastal region gives you Luvdisc instead, which actually ''are'' [[JokeCharacter pretty worthless as Pokémon]] (but are a good source of Heart Scales).
** Also played straight in ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', where Magikarp is the weakest Pokémon in terms of potential CP and requires the most candies to evolve (400, four times the nearest competitor), but upon evolving into Gyarados jumps up to number 12 in the ranking, giving it ten times the CP of the Magikarp it evolved from. No other Pokémon in the game gets such a massive power boost.

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** Even more ironically, Magikarp is harder to find in later games (likely because this Trope trope is no longer a secret). In the Gen V games, it isn't even native to Unova; the only way to get one in ''Black and White'', other than trading or transferring, is via the Magikarp Salesman that you encounter after the main storyline. You can still do that in [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 the sequel]], but you can also catch one after the main storyline when Professor Juniper gives you the Permit, in which case Skyla will fly you to the Nature Preserve, a place where there are lots of Pokémon not native to Unova. (The Nature Preserve is not considered part of Unova.) In Gen VI, you can fish for them in Central Kalos with the Old Rod; attempting to do so in the Coastal region gives you Luvdisc instead, which actually ''are'' [[JokeCharacter pretty worthless as Pokémon]] (but are a good source of Heart Scales).
** Also played straight in ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', where Magikarp is the weakest Pokémon in terms of potential CP and requires the most candies to evolve (400, four times the nearest competitor), but upon evolving into Gyarados jumps up to number 12 in the ranking, giving it ten becomes 15 times the CP of the Magikarp it evolved from.stronger. No other Pokémon in the game gets such a massive power boost.
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