Concept: 3rd Degree Burn.
Description: A Pokemon can reliably use the status Burned to benefit defense-oriented teams, and increase the overall viability of them.
Justification- Many would argue that as every generation passes, Stall-oriented teams become progressively less viable. This concept aims to see if there's any validity to that statement, and if so, what needs to change in the team-building process to make it more viable.
Questions that can be answered:
Is the current approach to stall teams outdated?
What alternative methods can stall-oriented teams do to match up against the new generation's power creep?
If that status "Burned" was more easily-accessible, what would it's niche in the metagame be?
Explanation: As with every generation, the power creep tends to make Stall teams harder and harder to build. With more Pokemon comes a greater number of threats, these stall-oriented teams have to not only accommodating to even more threats, but have to invest more heavily into one defense or the other to play it's role well. With Burn's attack-cutting and damage properties, it may be an option that these teams need to consider.vLooking at the ripple Scald made in the metagame, changing today's view of the standard 'Bulky Water' it would be incredibly beneficial how applying Burn in a more reliable fashion could positively affect Stall-oriented teams.