Originally Posted by Fat Dark Fallen Angel
I have been battling, and my opinion is that Evasion clause is better off as it is now. Sure, Evasion is a high risk, high reward strategy, but most of time if your opponent manages to grab that evasion boost and you miss, GG. It's like the same hax that you would have with Sand Veil, but much worse. Evasion moves like Double Team and Minimize, when used randomly, aren't really going to be fruitful. However, a dedicated Evasion team can sweep you if you aren't heavily prepared. The Uber metagame was much more healthy without Evasion Clause.
It is a high risk, low reward strategy. One of my losses were to Sand Veil Garchomp. I had no way of changing the weather. Draco Meteor and Ice Beam missed while Garchomp KOed both my Pokemon. The difference here is that Garchomp didnt have to do anything to get that evasion boost. It can also attack
and have all four moveslots while having the passive evasion boost. Evasion boosters have to use Double Team/Minimize. They cannot attack while they boost and they have to use up a moveslot. The only pokemon that can use evasion effectively are those with both an evasion move and a substitute. That leaves only two moveslots left. How do you expect it to sweep? Mono-Dragon? Most Uber pokemon need boosts to get past Lugia. Also, if they are in sandstorm or toxic spikes are up, they will be losing health fast.(with substitute and no leftovers)
If you are so worried about evasion use can use Scarf Haze Zekrom(Zekrom doesnt need the four moveslots). Baton Pass teams lose to surprise taunts/roar. Unless evasion boosting teams have an Espeon, they will lose to Lugia(whirlwind needs to hit only once).