So what's with all the hate? I know he may not be the best but he definitely doesn't deserve all the hate it gets. I'm using one in a heartgold playthrough and he's homestly one of my aces.
>got him right before morty
>immunity to the gym and SE astonish
>intimidate always helps
And he just screams gen2
Forgettable design, lack of great moves and really weird and outclassed bst distribution. From the day of GS' release until now, it never had a niche anywhere. Not even in lower tiers. No surprise it is underrated, really.
Stantler is one of my favorites,the episode where brock takes care of the baby made me like it alot more. I can see why people don't like it and that's perfectly fine with me.
I don't think I've ever seen anybody express their autistic "hate" for Stantler like they do with Gardevoir or Thundurus.
That being said, if the word you meant was "underused" or "underappreciated", then there's a whole list of better normal types in-game and competitively. It could see better use if it had, say, +30 to its Attack and Speed.
The thing is not about being a simple design, it's just about not having anything really appealing about it. For example, in GSC, you can a big amount of Normal types, more than ten options, even with such a small dex. However, in comparison with the majority of them, there is nothing much in Stantler that makes it nearly as interesting as Furret/Raticate (initial and easy to train rodents), Jigglypuff/Snubbull (great movepool and better stats) or even Taurus/Miltank/Girafarig (amazing attack and speed / Milk Drink / dual type). Besides that Hypnosis early on, there's nothing different that would make someone let go any other option to have it.
Lickitung was basically in the same situation. It isn't as bad as Stantler is only because of its evolution and functionality in LC.
From what I've seen people don't like the 'tumour' tail.
Looked a lot better in the gen II art, I must admit.
Never, ever used one though. Not sure if I've even caught one outside of my AR phase in gen III
A much cuter/better deer exist. Beside, a face like that wouldn't attract much artists.
Came here to post this. Stantler old and busted. Sawsbuck new hotness
it's shit xD
king's rock doesn't stuck with moves with moves that already have the additional flinch effect lol haha :'^)
that's the set i basically used in crystal, pretty good there and destroyed both league, leaders and half of red's team with hypnosis, stomp, headbutt and hidden power ghost holding the pink bow haha rofl
Now I just feel silly for not knowing that. king's rock aside it's my go-to set for stantler, and depending on the scenario i've had surprisingly good results with it