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New moves suggestion: Poison & venom (temporarily make opponent lose resistances)

I am proposing this new set of mechanism:

Venom: temporarily make opponent lose resistances
Poison: after being killed by an opponent, make the opponent temporarily lose resistances

Rationale:
1.Poison (venom) is used for attack/defense by many creatures. Currently only snakes have poisoning moves and they are not very different from other types of moves. Designing a poisoning move that is somewhat unique will add new dynamics to the game or even a whole class of dinos.

2.Venomous/poisonous dinos will be good team players. This mechanism will make many debuff/bleeding dinos viable again. They do not need to have high attack but can work well with other dinos on the team. One example: a snake poisons a magna, a thyla swaps in and uses bleeding move.

There can be different kinds of poisoning moves.

Venomous strike: attack x1, make opponent lose resistances for one turn.
Venomous impact: attack x1.5, make opponent lose resistances for one turn.
Venomous rampage: attack x2, make opponent lose resistances for one turn.

Medium venom: attack x1, make opponent lose resistances for two turns.
Long venom: make opponent lose resistances for three turns.

Poison: Passive ability. After being killed by opponent, the opponent loses resistances for one turn.
Medium poison: Passive ability. After being killed by opponent, the opponent loses resistances for two turns.

We can also vary the specific resistance type a venomous move is targeting
Slowing venomous strike: attack 1 x, make opponent lose resistance to speed decrease for two turns
Blinding venomous strike: attack 1 x, make opponent lose resistance to distraction and crit reduction for two turns

Thoughts? Suggestions?

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I think it’s good, but I would only have it be specific. Most venoms and poisons work like that. Hemotoxin for bleeding, neurotoxin for deceleration, etc.

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What @Cheeseeater said, but maybe splice this concept into something like spinoconstrictor? It would help buff some of the underpowered creatures

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