Originally Posted by Fat A Critical Hit
I use Skuntank on my team and while he can't take an HP Ground very well (Musharna usually carried it), let alone EQ, he's very useful for taking on the psychics and ghosts. Disable Gengar get's a special mention, really annoying to deal with that set. That's why i put him on my team. He laughs at Sludge Bomb and Shadow Ball.
Maybe that's why he dropped? The EQ weakness?
I am still bad to making teams though, in fact i am horrible at making that perfect team that goes 100 w 10 L but Skuntank was there when i needed him. I seriously need this threads help for NU. I thought OU had a ton of things to keep track of lol.
It's always been weak to Ground-type attacks (obviously) so that was definitely not the main reason why it dropped in usage as it was always supported by a Ground-type immunity or resist. With the dropping of Golurk though, Stuntank had to deal with another Ghost-type that it couldn't necessarily switch into safely. (The other being SubDisable AcroBlimp) Not only would a Sucker Punch / Crunch not kill a full health 172 HP Golurk, but Skuntank at that point would be taken down by Earthquake or take massive damage from everything CB Golurk uses other than Shadow Punch. Even so, I feel like Skuntank usage should have been at an all time high due to Shadow Tag Gothitelle being released and Musharna being the massive threat that it has always been.