Originally Posted by Fat Bogmire
donphan just sucks period in OU. as a bulky ground its outclassed by swampert and hippowdon. rapid spin is really the only thing it has going for it, which has become even less useful with platinum's introduction of the rotom formes.
Um yeah I know Donphan sucks, that wasn't my point. My point was, it seems people stopped using Donphan as much as before simply because of its new tiering. While I don't think it deserved even that much usage in first place, the fact that it fell so hard so fast should not have happened in an objective metagame. It's not like Donphan became worse all of a sudden over the past three months.
Of course it is natural for people to behave like this, but it makes me wonder if there are UU Pokemon who can't reach their true potential just because of their tiering. I think Lanturn is one such Poke, for instance, but I that's not a subject for this thread. Just something to think about though IMO.
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