Im not going to make any official changes for at least a day, but ive seen that smeargle and lilligant have been hotly debated on both here and irc, they are kinda borderline tbh, lol. I dont think i should make an extra tier for them, but its hard to say whether either or them is A or S.
I have a proposal after testing this nigga out, ive been wondering what other people think about moving Ditto up from C rank to B rank. I kinda underestimated Ditto in the past because i didnt see it much, but after testing it out on the ladder and against people like Oglemi and Trop, its been pretty nice for me. Ditto has a lot of uses outside of just revenge killing (although revenge killing is great). One of my favorite things about using Ditto over a different scarfer is its incredible ability to scout an opponents entire moveset simply by switching in. This can be the difference between life and death in some situations, allowing you to avoid surprise moves and prepare for pokemon that are capable of running a lot of sets (such as sceptile). Ditto is also rather cool because of the fact that it copies boosts, and while its less relevant in Ru than say, OU, its still pretty nice to come in on a +1 fraxure or +2 kabutops and steal their boost. Also, thanks to imposter, ditto will always outspeed its opponent initially, essentially becoming a scarfed version of the other pokemon. Ditto can also do cool tricks like counter smeargle leads with its own, faster spore, Switch in on defensive pokemon and steal their support moves/hazards (i actually won a match by using Ditto to pass a 150 hp wish to my entei, lol). Imposter also copies abilities, so you can take advantage of things like slowking and tangrowth by coming in, copying regenerator, and immediatly switching back out. Another example is to come in on a Scarf Manectric's volt switch and copy lightningrod, or coming in on a lanturn to get some free hp from its electric moves. Ditto can also use its opponents typing to its advantage, thanks to gamefreak, there are quite a few pokemon that resist at least one of their own STABs. Examples include Rotom-C, Feraligatr, Sceptile, Nidoqueen, and Moltres (ditto takes neutral damage from stealth rock no matter what iirc). All of these pokemon have coverage moves to hit themselves hard, so with proper prediction, ditto can come in and check threats like these.
Has anyone else used Ditto? If so, whats your opinion on it?
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