I fixed my Gym arena. I agree with you that it was too much, so I scaled back my ghost SR to 4/6/8 damage (fair considering that sandstorm or hail deal more damage and considering that a few of my Pokemon are hit SE by Ghost SR). I also axed the "GL always orders second," reduced the Psychic attack BAP reduction to just -1, and applied the STAB innate ability boost to six other types (waters get the +1 Acc/+4 Speed Stat boosts in the moat). Do you think this is good enough?
I wanted to pass a smog article idea by you. I was thinking of writing an introduction to the "balanced hackmons" metagame on Pokemon Showdown. It's a really interesting format, and is actually pretty balanced and strategic. Sweeping takes a lot of effort due to stuff like imposter Blissey, Sturdy Shedinja, and Prankster Spore. It really challenges your initial assumptions about what would be good in such a format, which would make an article both interesting and helpful to those who want to get into it. It also would hopefully bring traffic to PS.
Hi! I heard that, as it's my first time writing a Smog article, I need to have it approved. I'm new to the Smog, so do I just ask you? I'm planning to do the featured RU Pokemon, and will choose Honchkrow. Any other help/tips/advice you could give me would be awesome too. :)