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27th Sep '17 2:12:34 PM RandomNumberReactor
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*** ''Sun and Moon'' did this to Pelipper. The mediocre Pokemon noone ever used competitively needed only slight boost in special attack and addition of Drizzle ability to make its jump into Smogon's OU tier. This is because there are only few Pokemon setting rain automatically by swithcing in and Pelipper's strongest moves become much deadlier in rain, such as dreaded Hurricane (110 base attack, has STAB in case of Pelliper, 30% chance of confusion) jumping from PowerfulButInaccurate to AlwaysAccurateAttack.

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*** ''Sun and Moon'' did this to Pelipper. The mediocre Pokemon noone ever used competitively needed only slight boost in special attack and addition of Drizzle ability to make its jump into Smogon's OU tier. This is because there are only few Pokemon setting rain automatically by swithcing switching in and Pelipper's strongest moves become much deadlier in rain, such as dreaded Hurricane (110 base attack, has STAB in case of Pelliper, 30% chance of confusion) jumping from PowerfulButInaccurate to AlwaysAccurateAttack.
27th Sep '17 2:11:44 PM RandomNumberReactor
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*** ''Sun and Moon'' did this to Pelipper. The mediocre Pokemon noone ever used competitively needed only slight boost in special attack and addition of Drizzle ability to make its jump into Smogon's OU tier. This is because there are only few Pokemon setting rain automatically by swithcing in and Pelipper's strongest moves become much deadlier in rain, such as dreaded Hurricane (110 base attack, has STAB in case of Pelliper, 30% chance of confusion) jumping from PowerfulButInaccurate to AlwaysAccurateAttack.
17th Sep '17 4:48:21 PM nombretomado
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* After 5 years since saving Fiona in {{Army of Two}}: The Devil's Cartel, she is able to wield firearms and joins Alpha and Bravo in her quest to get revenge on the BigBad Esteban Batistuta.

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* After 5 years since saving Fiona in {{Army of Two}}: ''VideoGame/ArmyOfTwo: The Devil's Cartel, Cartel'', she is able to wield firearms and joins Alpha and Bravo in her quest to get revenge on the BigBad Esteban Batistuta.
14th Sep '17 4:28:07 PM IceMaster
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* A majority of the Player Characters in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' start off as just simply starting their journey to become the Champion, until they encounter a crime organization that gives them trouble, then takes a huge level in badass by defeating the [[BigBad organization's boss]] and their [[TheDragon second-in-command]]. ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' are notable in which the main character ''SAVES'' the world from annihilation (''Emerald'' in Generation 3 averted this with a plot Legendary resolve the conflict in the game). ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' took this UpToEleven by having the main character defeat the true ''BigBad [[BadBoss Boss]]'' near the end of the game just after acquiring the plot-relevant Legendary Pokémon. Eventually, all main characters become Champion at the end of the game.
** In his first appearance, Wally in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald]]'' is quite sickly and needs help in catching his first Pokémon (Ralts), and moved to a cleaner town to recover. He later shows up partly recovered but still only has that one mon and is easily beaten. Much later he shows up right at the end of Victory Road and has an almost full team of mons leveled in their forties. He gets even better in the ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' remakes; he uses a ''[[SuperMode Mega Gallade]]'' in said fight.
** A lot of Franchise/{{Pokemon}} fit this trope, evolving from cutesy but weak creatures to powerful menacing badass monsters. In the anime, this happens to May's Torchic while fending off a herd of Breloom.
*** One word: Magikarp. Keep giving the Magikarp battle experience, [[MagikarpPower because the gulf between its original form and its evolved form is the widest in the entire series.]] Magikarp is so pathetic that it's an in-universe MemeticLoser; Gyarados is one of the strongest and nastiest Pokémon out there. (Provided you don't come across [[AchillesHeel anything with a solid]] [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Electric-type attack]] [[note]]and even then that can be countered with a damage-reducing Wacan Berry and a super-effective Ground-type move[[/note]].) There's a reason that the MagikarpPower trope was named after this thing.
** A Pokémon with rather bad-to-moderate moves can learn a super-powered move by just gaining a level.
** Quite a few Pokémon get this treatment between generations, whether by receiving evolutions, receiving new moves, or just fitting in very well with the changes in gameplay mechanics.
*** One of the most notable early examples of this was with Wobbuffet, who was first introduced as a completely useless JokeCharacter that no one would be caught dead with in the second generation. Then came Ruby and Sapphire, which introduced the concept of abilities. Wobbuffet ended up with Shadow Tag, which ''prevents the opponent from switching out''. With such an incredible GameBreaker as this ability, along with the move Encore it gained in this Gen thanks to its pre-evolution Wynaut, which forces the opponent's Pokémon to repeat a move for several turns, allowing the Wobbuffet player to use the according counter move to destroy its opponent, Wobbuffet competed at the same level as ''[[OlympusMons Mewtwo]]'' and ''[[PhysicalGod Arceus]]'' for quite some time!
*** Up until Diamond and Pearl (even though it gained the useful moves U-Turn and X-Scissor in those games, and the Technician Ability), Scizor was a forgettable Borderline-Overused at best. Then came Platinum, which gave it the moves Bullet Punch, Superpower, and Bug Bite. Bullet Punch is a Steel-type 40 power priority move (thus able to hit Ghost unlike Mach Punch and Quick Attack) which get boosted thanks to Technician and STAB to 90 (equivalent of Psychic and just 5 points inferior to Thunderbolt, Flamethrower and Surf, the standard competitive Elemental moves); Superpower is a 120 power Fighting-type move, giving it the coverage for Steel types it needed; Bug Bite is a 60 power Bug-type move that gets boosted by Technician and STAB just like Bullet Punch (and thus is superior to X-Scissor). With those, BAM, instant top Overused Pokémon, where it remains even in Gen VI.

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* A majority of the Player Characters in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' start off as just are simply starting their journey to become the Champion, until they encounter a crime organization that gives them trouble, then takes take a huge level in badass by defeating the [[BigBad organization's boss]] and their [[TheDragon second-in-command]]. ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' are notable in which the main character ''SAVES'' the world from annihilation (''Emerald'' in Generation 3 averted this with a plot Legendary resolve resolving the conflict in the game). ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' took this UpToEleven by having the main character defeat the true ''BigBad [[BadBoss Boss]]'' near the end of the game just after acquiring the plot-relevant Legendary Pokémon. Eventually, all main characters become Champion Champions at the end of the game.
** In his first appearance, Wally in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald]]'' PokémonRuby/Sapphire/Emerald]]'' is quite sickly and needs help in catching his first Pokémon (Ralts), and moved to a cleaner town to recover. He later shows up partly recovered but still only has that one mon and is easily beaten. Much later he shows up right at the end of Victory Road and has an almost full team of mons leveled in their forties. He gets even better in the ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' remakes; he uses a ''[[SuperMode Mega Gallade]]'' in said fight.
** A lot of Franchise/{{Pokemon}} fit this trope, evolving from cutesy but weak creatures to powerful menacing badass monsters.badasses. In the anime, this happens to May's Torchic while fending off a herd of Breloom.
*** One word: Magikarp. Keep giving the Magikarp battle experience, [[MagikarpPower because the gulf between its original form and its evolved form is the widest in the entire series.]] Magikarp is so pathetic that it's an in-universe MemeticLoser; Gyarados is one of the strongest and nastiest Pokémon out there. (Provided you don't come across [[AchillesHeel anything with a solid]] [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Electric-type attack]] [[note]]and even then that can be countered with a damage-reducing Wacan Berry and a super-effective Ground-type move[[/note]].) There's a reason that the MagikarpPower trope was named after this thing.
** A Pokémon with rather bad-to-moderate moves can learn a super-powered move by just gaining a level.
** Quite a few Pokémon get this treatment between generations, whether by receiving evolutions, receiving new moves, or just fitting in very well with the changes in gameplay mechanics.
*** One of the most notable early examples of this was with Wobbuffet, who was first introduced as a completely useless JokeCharacter that no one would be caught dead with in the second generation. Then came Ruby and Sapphire, which introduced the concept of abilities. Wobbuffet ended up with Shadow Tag, which ''prevents the opponent from switching out''. With such an incredible GameBreaker as this its ability, along with the move Encore it gained in this Gen thanks to its pre-evolution Wynaut, which forces the opponent's Pokémon to repeat a move for several turns, allowing the Wobbuffet player to could use the according counter move to destroy its opponent, allowing Wobbuffet competed to compete at the same level as ''[[OlympusMons Mewtwo]]'' and ''[[PhysicalGod Arceus]]'' for quite some time!
*** Up until Diamond and Pearl (even though it gained the useful moves U-Turn and X-Scissor in those games, and the Technician Ability), Scizor was a forgettable Borderline-Overused at best. Then came Platinum, which gave it the moves Bullet Punch, Superpower, and Bug Bite. Bullet Punch is a Steel-type 40 power priority move (thus able to hit Ghost unlike Mach Punch and Quick Attack) which get gets boosted thanks to Technician and STAB to 90 (equivalent of Psychic and just 5 points inferior to Thunderbolt, Flamethrower and Surf, the standard competitive Elemental moves); Superpower is a 120 power Fighting-type move, giving it the coverage for Steel types it needed; Bug Bite is a 60 power Bug-type move that gets boosted by Technician and STAB just like Bullet Punch (and thus is superior to X-Scissor). With those, BAM, instant top Overused Pokémon, where it remains even in Gen VI.
8th Sep '17 11:26:06 AM BeerBaron
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** Hungers are a form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] in service to Boethiah, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Plots]], who are very similar in appearance to the "alien-style" {{Chupacabra}}, complete with claws, spikes, and a "sucker" mouth. In their first appearance in ''Morrowind'', they are one of the toughest Daedric foes around. In addition to their standard strong attack and [[VampiricDraining fatigue drain]], they are [[AntiMagic immune to all forms of Destruction magic]] and can use [[BreakableWeapons Disintigrate Armor/Weapon]] spells. Later appearances drop these latter two abilities completely, making them a far less formidable foe.

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** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] by Hungers. Hungers are a form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] in service to Boethiah, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Plots]], who are very similar in appearance to the "alien-style" {{Chupacabra}}, complete with claws, spikes, and a "sucker" mouth. In their first appearance in ''Morrowind'', they are one of the toughest Daedric foes around. In addition to their standard strong attack and [[VampiricDraining fatigue drain]], they are [[AntiMagic immune to all forms of Destruction magic]] and can use [[BreakableWeapons Disintigrate Armor/Weapon]] spells. Later appearances drop these latter two abilities completely, making them a far less formidable foe.
8th Sep '17 11:25:29 AM BeerBaron
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** Hungers are a form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] in service to Boethiah, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Plots]], who are very similar in appearance to the "alien-style" {{Chupacabra}}, complete with claws, spikes, and a "sucker" mouth. In their first appearance in ''Morrowind'', they are one of the toughest Daedric foes around. In addition to their standard strong attack and [[VampiricDraining fatigue drain]], they are [[AntiMagic immune to all forms of Destruction magic]] and can use [[BreakableWeapons Disintigrate Armor/Weapon]] spells. Later appearances drop these latter two abilities completely, making them a far less formidable foe.
29th Jul '17 1:37:09 PM nombretomado
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** In the {{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES game you have to fight Don Flamenco twice. The first time, on the major circuit, he's almost as easy as Glass Joe despite having highly damaging punches since he's so easy to lock into extensively long combos and his blows are so easy to dodge. Then he comes back with a vengeance on the world circuit and is much, much harder to beat.

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** In the {{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES game you have to fight Don Flamenco twice. The first time, on the major circuit, he's almost as easy as Glass Joe despite having highly damaging punches since he's so easy to lock into extensively long combos and his blows are so easy to dodge. Then he comes back with a vengeance on the world circuit and is much, much harder to beat.
3rd Jul '17 5:48:36 AM RezaMaulana98
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* Coco Bandicoot of the ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' series gradually progresses into this throughout her playable appearances. In her first playable role in ''[[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped Warped]]'' she is a vehicle centric character and unable to progress through levels on her own. In ''[[VideoGame/CrashBandicootTheWrathOfCortex The Wrath of Cortex]]'' she is fully playable, but still with a noticeably weaker move set than her brother, making her levels something of a hard mode. In ''[[VideoGame/CrashMindOverMutant Mind Over Mutant]]'' she is as functional as Crash and can emulate all his abilities.

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* Coco Bandicoot of the ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' series gradually progresses into this throughout her playable appearances. In her first playable role in ''[[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped Warped]]'' she is a vehicle centric character and unable to progress through levels on her own. In ''[[VideoGame/CrashBandicootTheWrathOfCortex The Wrath of Cortex]]'' she is fully playable, but still with a noticeably weaker move set than her brother, making her levels something of a hard mode. In By ''[[VideoGame/CrashMindOverMutant Mind Over Mutant]]'' she is as functional as Crash and can emulate all his abilities.abilities. This was taken further in the [[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996 first]] [[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack 3]] [[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped games]] [[VideoGameRemake remake]] ''[[VideoGame/CrashBandicootNSaneTrilogy N. Sane Trilogy]]'', where she can not only emulate all of Crash's abilities, but she's also playable in ''[[UpToEleven almost all levels of said 3 games]]''[[note]]Underwater, motorcycle, and boss levels in general are still Crash-only levels, while Pura, jetski, and N-Gin's boss fight in ''Warped'' are still Coco-only levels[[/note]].
27th Jun '17 10:21:06 AM BeerBaron
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** The entire race of the [[LizardFolk Argonians]] gradually took levels as the series has progressed. They used to be something of disrespected victims of FantasticRacism and were frequently enslaved from their homeland by the Dunmer of the neighboring Morrowind. Then the sentient (and possibly omniscient) trees they worship, known as the Hist, sensed the Oblivion Crisis coming and changed the sap to make the Argonians more powerful and much more aggressive, to the point that not only did they drive back the invasions in the Black Marsh, they ''forced the Dremora to close their own portals because they were launching counter-invasions''. As of the time period of ''Skyrim'', the Argonians have taken the southern half of Morrowind in payback for the centuries of slave ownership, and it's mentioned that their current empire is one of two (the other being Hammerfell) that could realistically drive off the Aldmeri Dominion, who have otherwise conquered Tamriel.

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** The entire race of the [[LizardFolk Argonians]] gradually took levels as the series has progressed. They used to be something of disrespected victims of FantasticRacism and were frequently enslaved from their homeland by the [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmer (Dark Elves)]] of the neighboring Morrowind. Then the sentient [[WiseTree sentient]] (and possibly omniscient) {{omniscient}}) trees they worship, known as the Hist, sensed the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis Crisis]] coming and changed their sap (which Argonians drink to grow and communicate with the sap Hist) to make the Argonians more powerful greater weapons of war and much more aggressive, to the point that not only did they drive back the Oblivion invasions in the Black Marsh, they ''forced the Dremora to close their own portals because they were launching counter-invasions''. counter-invasions in Oblivion''. As of the time period of ''Skyrim'', 4th Era, the Argonians have taken the southern half of Morrowind [[TheDogBitesBack in payback for the centuries of slave ownership, ownership]], and it's mentioned that their current empire nation is one of two (the other being Hammerfell) [[ProudWarriorRace Hammerfell]]) that could realistically drive off the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName fascistic]] [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion, Dominion]], who have otherwise conquered dominated Tamriel.
13th May '17 4:43:36 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Starcraft}}: Brood War, the ursadon was a [[http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ursadon.jpg dopey-looking critter]] that couldn't fight back and exploded in a cloud of shame if clicked on enough. In HeartOfTheSwarm? [[http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ursadon_SC2-HoTS_Head1.jpg They're huge armored slaughterbears with six-inch tusks]] that can jump cliffs, body slam enemies and are immune to cold.

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* In {{Starcraft}}: Brood War, ''VideoGame/StarcraftBroodWar'', the ursadon was a [[http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ursadon.jpg dopey-looking critter]] that couldn't fight back and exploded in a cloud of shame if clicked on enough. In HeartOfTheSwarm? ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm Heart of the Swarm]]''? [[http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ursadon_SC2-HoTS_Head1.jpg They're huge armored slaughterbears with six-inch tusks]] that can jump cliffs, body slam enemies and are immune to cold.
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