Originally Posted by Fat Dark Arceus
First off I would like to apologize if this post is off topic or in the wrong section but it relates to the rules of what pokemon are allowed for this sort of thing in general (In terms of certain pokemon being banned in tournements) so my bad if this shouldn't be here but I don't wana start a topic and get it locked and I don't wana drag it up in another topic.
But I was curious as to things like Mew,Celebi, Jirachi, and etc being banned for a long time. The only logical reason I could see for it being because people complaining about how "Hard" they are to obtain. However when I recently got a reply from the Pokemon Customer (Bad spelling I think) Service telling me their "Event and Development teams" saying these pokemon are "Unbalanced and create unfair play in matches" and I wanted to get some opinions on this. Would this sort of stuff add to strategy at VGC's or WiFi tournments like this? Or would it, as they say, make it more unbalanced or focused on these pokemon? Also if anyone is interested I also want to try setting up a few battles with average tourny tules with the addition of the Pokemon like the ones listed above allowed, so I can show these so called "Event Teams" how they probably wouldn't create an overpowered team or unbalance.
Again completly sorry if this is in the wrong place. Just wanted to vent and get some opinions. And since this type of thing could (Wishfully) be incorporated into major tournies like this international one I wanted to see if I was the only one that thought this or if the "developement team" is correct in saying unbalanced.
All of the Pokemon that are banned are REALLY unbalanced. Just look at their base stat totals. Mew can learn any TM, Jirachi has STAB Iron head with a 60% chance to flinch with great stats. I could go on. These pokemon would be on almost every competitive team and make the metagame very stale and make many pokemon unusable if the banned pokemon were allowed.