Originally Posted by Fat evan
Rhydon/Golem are plenty easy to play around saying this as someone who thinks Zapdos is the (second) best RBY mon. There is absolutely no reason to think about banning them.
I dunno about that Zapdos statement. Even if you predict a Rhydon switch in and catch it with Chanseys Blizzard for example. Even with Rhydon at Around 30% Zapdos is still stopped cold.
If I were to run Zapdos it'll probably only be if I knew who I was battling. Like in a tournament and I knew that opponent didn't run Rhydon or Golem.
I like that explanation. I guess I remember Jumpman saying once that Garchomp centralized the metagame and thus deserved to be banned.
Was hoping the same logic could be added to this situation also. As I agree with his thought process.