By Zeleharian
#204620 It would be really helpful if the pokemon editor/trainer editor allowed Pokemon to be given any ability in the game, instead of abilities specific to that Pokemon. I think it would be interesting to make completely unique and powerful gym leaders with pokes that have crazy and unexpected abilities; like a scizor with flash fire or a gyarados with lightning rod. This can already be done with moves, and enabling it for abilities as well would be great.

The editors could be given some kind of "advanced editing" button which allows players to choose from a list of every possible ability, instead of the 1-3 that appear by default.
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By Jay113355
#204621 The battle engine does not support this. And it would cause a huge mess to people who care about competitive battling.

In either case it is too much work to make the battle engine support that kind of thing, it wont happen.
By Zeleharian
#204623
Jay113355 wrote:The battle engine does not support this. And it would cause a huge mess to people who care about competitive battling.

In either case it is too much work to make the battle engine support that kind of thing, it wont happen.


I don't see how it would make things any different for competitive battlers. Regular players would not be able to edit their Pokemon this way. Only server admins would be able to edit the Pokemon of trainers, which would allow them to create completely unique gym/trainer challenges that the players have never seen before.

Also, doesn't the battle engine already support this kind of thing? There are currently hundreds of Pokemon that can have the same ability, such as intimidate, moxie, mold breaker, etc. There are even Pokemon with the trace ability, which allows them to copy any ability in the game (except for abilities unique to one Pokemon, such as Aegislash's stance change or Mimikyu's disguise).