Re: Black and White Mechanics: HM Slaves
Interesting stuff. When I first heard of the concept of HM Slave, I was quite relieved because I have the knowledge that I can use a Pokémon just for HMs. This knowledge also means that I am considering downsizing the team just so that the HM slave can take up a slot without going back to the PC, which I think should also be pointed out because it's convenient.
One thing I found funny is how Empoleon can learn SEVEN HMs, which makes the penguin a pretty good HM slave, but I am sure players will never want to abuse a starter Pokémon.
Another thing is that I heard people say that in Pokémon Black and White, HMs aren't as necessary as much as it is a convenience, because only a handful of them is required to complete the quest, which is pretty good, because that means there is not a need to carry a lot of HM moves, although it's nice to have them as filler to get with the quest easily.
Thanks for reading.