Originally Posted by Fat iss
Promoting diversity =/= good. You play to win the game, so you use the best Pokemon available to you. This goes back to the DPP Scizor comparison. Would you have argued that Scizor was broken because there were no other Bug-types in OU? No.
First of all, that's a terrible comparison. You're comparing apples to purses. Now to argue against you're point, there was always another bug type:Forretress. Not to mention the fact that Yanmega was viable in OU @ the time. Now to answer your question I wouldn't argue that Scizor was broken because there WERE other Bug-types in OU. Now, lets look at Mienfoo. What other fighting types are really VIABLE in the tier? The answer to that question is Scraggy, and Scraggy alone.
Incase you still don't understand the basis of my argument, it is this. Mienfoo is preventing the metagame from being diverse. There's very little variety
in this metagame. In #littlecup, I've heard countless times the same thing: "it's so hard to not slap Mienfoo on every team" And this statement is correct. When I was building my first team, I had a Choice Scarfed Machop. I sent the team to my Charmander for criticism and the first thing he pointed out was that why use Machop when I could be using Mienfoo? I tried to think of an answer but I simply couldn't. If Mienfoo is not promoting a diverse metagame, why is it being allowed to exist.
Blajaran made a good point in #littlecup when he said that there aren't many viable fighting types in lc. This could certainly explain the ridiculous Mienfoo usage and this point should be considered.