Originally Posted by Fat A Fhaol Bhig
So I actually haven't seen much of him so far, so how is he fairing in this metagame?
People blindly use Dragonite over him. I'm even beginning to see random DD+Outrage+Fire Punch+Extremespeed LO Dragonites, when in fact, the standard DD Mence outclasses Dragonite as an offensive DDer. Hell, I've even seen a few MixNites, which is massively outclassed by MixMence. I think a lot of it has to do with the scrub factor. People look at usage stats and automatically assume that Dragonite>Salamence, and toss on a Dragonite when in fact Salamence is a better choice for their team. DD Mence still remains one of the best offensive pokemon in the game. Nothing still can switch into a MixMence. In fact, because of Intimidate, Salamence is a better answer to sun teams than that CBNite people are using to check sun teams. Yes, Dragonite can run the Bulky Dancer and CB sets better, but I have no clue why its used 3 times as much. Absolutely baffling.