Originally Posted by Fat Shurtugal
Yeah I'm pretty underwhelmed by the lack of usage of Dugtrio too. I almost never see one, and usually Gene + Duggy core is so overrated since most players know how to beat it. Espec. since Scarf Gene sucks, I mean, it's speed tier is kinda crappy imo for a scarfer.
Scarf Genesect is good, but not as good as it seems to be. With a 99 base speed, and the fact that Bug + Ice + Fire + Electric still fails to cover Volcarona, Terrakion and Heatran, Genesect is not as good of a revenge killer as it initially seems to be. Fantastic coverage =/= best revenge killer. There are other things that you must consider. To sandstorm teams for example, Landorus and Stoutland are better revenge killers (though I sincerely prefer Landorus). They lack that amazing coverage; but their sheer power compensate for this; as they don't need to hit things super-effectively to actually defeat them. Plus Landorus doesn't miss killing Volcarona and Terrakion.
I think that there are better ways to exploit that fantastic coverage. My favorite is to slap an Expert Belt. Since many assume that Genesect is Scarf, EB Genesect has been excellent to me, almost always getting me one or two extra kills per match. The opponent doesn't see it coming until it's too late.
Speaking of Dugtrio, I also don't seem him that much. This is good news as now both Heatran and Tyranitar are safer to use. Dugtrio really only saw a lot of usage because of Genesect, otherwise Dugtrio wouldn't be as omnipresent as it was.