Originally Posted by Fat Naxte
But there's another problem on top of that, one that surprisingly few people seem to have noticed and shows that Game Freak really seems to have thought this out more than we might think. Take a good look at the item choices. At first glance, it seems there's everything a person could want--Full Heals, Full Restores, Revives, Max Revives, even X Items and more powerful versions of them. Those cover the bases, for the most part. However, there's one category of items that are strangely absent: PP restoring items. Leppa Berries, Ethers, Elixirs, Max Ethers, and Max Elixirs are all not choices on the Miracle Shooter.
This. Some people seem to have thought WTF Game Freak when they decided to do this, but I reckon it's not as stupid as some might think. It seems to me that GF have clearly thought it through when they created this. It was clearly designed for competitive battling & they deliberately made a few exclusions from the list to avoid it from being grossly broken...except Ether's on the list, according to Serebii (Worth 12 points).
If there's one playstyle that will want something like this, it's stall. Just think of the possibilities you can do with this. You lose a key member & you have more than 14 points on the Miracle Shooter, you can revive the fallen teamate & turn the tables on your opponent.
However, I see one flaw with this: using this would give the opponent one turn to set up. And that could be disastrous if something like Salamence came in on your Pokemon & Salamence set up Dragon Dance while you used the Miracle Shooter for whatever reason.
All in all, I think this deserves a test at least & we shall see soon enough if this has a place in the metagame.