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Pidgeot

Pidgeot, the Bird Pokemon, and a staple of the first generation (Pokemon Red and Blue), was KingK.Rool's second MYM 3 moveset.


Concept and Creation Edit

Pidgeot is not a favourite Pokemon of its creator. It was selected out of a general desire to make a Pokemon moveset and because K.Rool figured that there needed to be more air-oriented characters to cancel out the overwhelming number of fire-element and electric-element fighters. K.Rool saw the potential of Pidgeot for an interesting, unique moveset, and speedily churned it out, as he had done with Magikoopa. The moveset showed little to no improvement over Magikoopa, K.Rool's first.

Later, near the end of the contest, after following the Detail Movement, K.Rool regretted how light on detail and originality the moveset was, and went back to rectify his mistakes. Applying his new and updated organization, he quickly made Pidgeot more than equal to his more recent (but pre-Headless Horseman) movesets, essentially remaking the moveset entirely.

Moveset Edit

Pre-remake, Pidgeot was a rather bland character with several attacks that used wind in interesting ways. This was primarily to blow the foes around the stage, compensating for Pidgeot's lack of powerful KO moves. Upon being remade, five glide attacks were added to go along with Pidgeot's flexible and quick glide, making it one of the most aerially adept characters, topped only by later movesets like Dyna Blade and Peter Pan.

Pre-remake, the layout was even sloppier than Magikoopa's, just an assembly of random colours, and detail was truly minimal. The remake converted it to K.Rool's now-standard Pokemon layout, with Attack/Notes (but before the splitting off of the third category, Uses) and alternating colours. The result was an extremely neat moveset, which, once remade, has copious amounts of detail and a very consistent playstyle.

Reception Edit

The original Pidgeot received few comments and little attention; the most it got was from TWILTHERO, who considered it better than his own, earlier Pidgeotto moveset. However, it was quickly forgotten as a beginner's effort, even worse than Magikoopa.

The remaking brought the moveset again to the public eye and to the foreground of attention. With consistent updates from K.Rool, many familiarized themselves with it, which was brought still farther when the completed moveset was reviewed (quite positively) by MasterWarlord.

Pidgeot later placed 13th in the Top 50, just barely missing the top 10. It was also voted Best Pokemon Moveset in the MYM Awards, just barely beating out Plusle and Minun. K.Rool is still very happy with how this moveset turned out.

Trivia Edit

  • K.Rool spited TWILTHERO jokingly by adding in a Pidgeotto alt. costume in the moveset, which, from TWIL's perspective, rendered his own moveset obsolete.
  • Interestingly, despite being voted Best Pokemon Moveset, one other Pokemon moveset did place higher in the Top 50 itself: Plusle and Minun.

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