i personally dont think lc is centralized around mienfoo, havent seen EVERY team use a mienfoo this meta, and honestly i just dont think its very good this meta. the only thing i actually fear from a mienfoo at all is fake out because ferroseed cant take the subsequent drain punch. other than that it feels incredibly exploitable, as it runs nearly no speed, is not particularly specially bulky, and is pretty easy to kill. most lo mons just make mienfoo cry. murkrow, houndour, chinchou, staryu, scraggy. they all kill mienfoo pretty quickly while it does not actually kill them back (besides houndour and scraggy, but they both ohko anyway) because its running too much bulk. sand teams are normally an issue for my teams because i run too many life orb mons but even then drilbur is not impossible to kill.
pokemon variety probably should improve, but there arent that many viable mons. i mean anything with approx 50/50/50 defense can run a quality eviolite set (hell evio litwick is actually pretty good lol) assuming they have good resists and stuff. but overall the only time i would even think about finding something different to use is if there arent too many good counters to things. the reason why people are only using ~20 mons is because these mons counter these same mons incredibly well so why should we go find something new.
im all for finding new sets and mons so if someone has some random suggestion ill probably make a team with that because i like trying new things and gimmicking and around, even though all my gimmicks turn into quality mons. aipom however is pretty bad, being able to do nothing besides fake out spam, which mienfoo does better with fake turn. venonat actually has some usage because they things they pass are completely different so thats not exactly relevant lol. slowpoke imo is kinda lame because he just gets knocked off and isnt extremely useful at walling key offensive threats (staryu, scraggy, murkrow, chinchou) and loses to many defensive threats also because they can just spam toxic or something. vullaby however is fucking great and should get a lot more usage!
Last edited by little gk; Apr 28th, 2012 at 3:39:08 PM.