Originally Posted by Fat SupremeDirt
By the way, as abilities on the sides do not activate, Slow Start doesn't either. Therefore, Gigas can get his act together immediately. Guess he learned about alarm clocks.
Wait, has anyone tested this? If so, holy shit. Regigigas will be everywhere.
Keeping in mind that entry hazards are next to useless in rotation battles (since IIRC they only work if your 4th mon enters the field directly; if it enters a reserve, they do nothing) I think that there are several threats which wouldn't be so scary in standard play. This is all just theorymon due to the lack of a simulator, but:
Without Stealth Rock, and with free switching, Hail teams just got a whole lot better. Expect Abomasnow leads to be very common. Furthermore, if things look bad Abomasnow doesn't even need to stay in a single turn; go immediately to Rotom-F and start killing things. And it is of course slower than Ninetales or Groudon- Abomasnow will be getting Hail up. Quiet can minimize speed and exploit Blizzard, or you could have a SubSeeder.
Sets up Sun. Furthermore, the ability to bring a +2 Groudon back into play is ridiculous.
Cancels out weather, avoids Stealth Rock, fairly fast, with two huge attack stats for sweeping. Doesn't even have bad bulk.
It's Heatran. Only now it's in the sun, and can dodge Earthquakes for Moltres. Yay?
Hypnosis, Tinted Lens, and a diverse movepool makes this thing terrifying without worry of Stealth Rock. Furthermore, Speed Boost is absolutely abusable.
This is scary in Singles. In Rotation Battle, where it can leave without losing Butterfly Dances and doesn't have to deal with Stealth Rock? It'll be an absolute monster.
130 base Attack, STAB Sacred Fire/Brave Bird, and scary defensive ability. Without being neutered by Stealth Rock. This thing is nuts.
Should return to its status as the premiere Scizor counter and a killer wall, without SR damage on its limited HP. Spinblocking isn't really an issue when there are no hazards worth a damn.
150 base SpA. STAB Blue Flame, essentially a super Fire Blast, and Draco Meteor. Scary.
Still lacks recovery, but with SR gone and the ability to switch in and out without losing a turn, Regice just got a whole lot better. 80/100/200 defenses are nuts.
Weavile can now exit battle freely and avoid Stealth Rock, making it far less easily counterable. Its movepool could still be better, though...
100% accurate STAB BoltBlizzard+bulk=insanity
The only reasons this birdie isn't everywhere, Calm Minding, soaking up hits, and Roosting off damage, are Stealth Rock and difficulty coming in. Both of these are nullified.
115 SpA, STAB Blizzard, decent Speed, and a STAB sleep move. Yikes.
Stallrein is an asshole, and with no Stealth Rock it's even more of an asshole. Furthermore, it has a Fire neutrality Hail teams will need. I could also see a Sleep Talker with Thick Fat to soak up Fire moves from things like Reshiram that enjoy Hail.
The game's strongest Blizzard, tied with Kyurem, Ice Body, and good bulk make this thing very very scary.
This thing does it all. 130/130/90 offenses and 125/90/90 defenses. Soaks up hits, breaks down walls with a mixed set, or makes a fantastic Scarfer with Blizzard and Dragon Pulse. Draco Meteor is less viable in Rotation play, though.
Ice/Fire forms are perfect for either a Hail or Sun team. It's fast, absurdly powerful, and bulky as hell. Also, it can maintain its Calm Minds when leaving play!
125 base SpA, decent Speed, and STAB Fire Blast/Air Slash.
In the sun, this thing is amazing.
No SR means it comes in without being neutered by a min SpA Blissey's NFE Flamethrower.
Huge defenses. Roost. Decent defensive typing. Dust-proof letting it fit on Hail teams. Tailwind to support slow sweepers like Glaceon. The 100% accurate, no longer easily canceled Fake Tears. This will be a top-notch supporter with a Tailwind/Fake Tears/Roost/Dark Pulse set. Fake Tears, Tailwind, switch to a Special sweeper.
I'm sure I missed some things, but basically I think Rotation Battles will be dominated by offensive weather teams, mostly Sun and Hail- Sun due to raw power, Hail due to the mix of power and the slowest weather lead.