Originally Posted by Fat Ice-eyes
I hate this. It invalidates a lot of core pokemon concepts; I can't hide my sweeper until the endgame, and I know exactly what to sacrifice, always. This removes a considerable layer of the skill in pokemon.
Skill? Not knowing your opponents steam is gonna make all your decisions based on luck not skill, in reality. Knowing your opponent's team is gonna force ya to think about who they might send out first, who they might switch to and all other kinds of things. That in turn makes pokemon matches more based around educated guesses instead of blind luck.