idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
I really hate HMs. Always have, probably always will. I love the idea of having to use Pokemon to interact with the environment. But just make it so a gym leader says "Hey, lemme teach you a trick!" And from then on let any pokemon capable of cutting a plant in half use cut outside of battle. ****, you can even make that list more restrictive. Instead of anything that sort of has claws, that is.
Cut I always hated. I suppose I usually ended up teaching it to some bug, which wasn't the end of the world because that bug wouldn't stick around long in the group and cutting was thankfully rare after the one bush in the road. Why is there always one bush in the road?
Strength was fine, it wasn't amazing or anything, but it wasn't a bad move, and could help round out someone. Surf I was always happy to have, and got it taught to all sorts of pokemon anyway. Fly wasn't too bad; there was usually someone you could teach it to who wasn't going to learn a decent flying move on their own anyway, and there were fun ways of making use of that extra turn in combat. Flash, well just pull up a map and don't bother teaching it to anyone...
That monster in the mirror, he just might be you. -Grover