Originally Posted by Fat Taylor
Did I read after Intimidate, Hi Jump Kick faints Gyarados and Salamence at 75% after factoring Stealth Rock? I doubt this very much, but this would be partly the reason why we are contemplating banning Blaziken. Ultimately it goes to show you can prepare for Blaziken in Dream World, except when it Baton Passes to a new threat which is fresh and ready to fight with those stat boosts.
It isn't practical to rely on Slowbro in a metagame where it struggles with a handful of suspects; it was boarderline in Standard OU because Excadrill and Gachomp woud 2HKO Slowbro, possible OHKO depending on the spreads and hazard damage prior to switching in.
Like Jellicent, physically our "mush" has a real tough time fending off what it can before it's forced to faint, maybe at the expense of getting WoW / Scald burn before falling. This isn't enough as a Blaziken counter because while Shadow Claw fails to OHKO, there's a potential risk with Baton Pass after going to the trouble to check it nicely.
It's like countering thin air: "Hello Sand Veil"
+1 LO Hi Jump Kick vs 0/0 Salamence: 71.00% - 83.69%. You have a 2 in 3 shot at OHKOing. I guess you won't OHKO them if they significant invest in bulk, I guess, but they aren't exactly safe.