Originally Posted by Fat Lady Bug
Well, if you play the tier you will notice that no one uses it.
Except in UU, I gave it a shot and it was pretty strong. To be honest I believe Ghosts could be a candidate for banning from any tiers we play in TC, but this is a fledgling (if expanding) metagame, and I would like to see it play out a bit more before we make any rash moves such as 'ban Ghosts'. Ghosts can be worked around and I feel that the fact that we revolve around Gengar adds to the excitement. It's like playing a very warped version of chess, and Gengar is the queen. Not that Pokémon and especially not TC is like chess, but the queen comparison stands.
Originally Posted by Fat whistle
I have found this tier very fun to play. it definitely spam laddering OU when I have nothing else to do. I'm glad we got past the first edition rule of "Pokemon must have Explosion and only Explosion" since the Gastly line was really OP in that meta. I guess those three probably have been voted Uber if we had our own tiering process instead of just following Smogon's tiers.
with Pursuit support from something like a Skuntank, CB Earthquake really wrecks a lot of the common Explosion users since they're mostly Ground/Steel/Rock Pokemon. Gengar is pretty easy to draw out obviously since it likes getting free switches early game, and most teams don't try to run Haunter/Gastly because their Explosions are too weak (well not that Gengar's is that strong). perhaps we will see an increase in Bronzong/Claydol/Weezing usage in the coming days.
hey CB Heatran isn't that bad.
I haven't tried a team based off just Scarf Explosion because non-boosted booms don't do too much to all the bulky resists... has anyone had success with that?
Not me personally, but I do have some team ideas based on fast Explosion. I think there needs to be a slight variety because of Gengar.