Originally Posted by Fat DTC
Regice to S tier
- Walls most special attackers in the tier.
I disagree with regice being placed in the S tier.
It has several flaws the limit its potential.
The first is its horrible
typing, especially for a defensive pokemon. Its only resist is ice, which doesn’t matter as Rotom-F, a staple an hail teams, can screw it over by volt switching out on the switch, tricking, using subsplit or even subwisp. Rotom-F actually walls regice lacking focus blast more easily than regice walls it! In the November stats, only 17.947 % of regice were running focus blast. Weaknesses to steel, fighting, rock and fire means that pokemon like sawk, emboar, and zangoose can switch in and OHKO it, while probopass and other steel types switch in with impunity and can take down regice with their STAB moves. Golem and Armaldo can devastate regice with rock type attacks or set up stealth rock to wear it down. Speaking of SR, it severely hampers regice’s performance as a defensive pokemon, limiting its switch in opportunities and walling capabilities. This weakness is compounded because Torkoal and armaldo, the tier’s best spinners, share little synergy with regice. Next, it has low speed which prevents it from switching in against opposing special attackers as regice will have to sponge two attacks every time it tries to wall a pokemon. Not to mention stealth rock. And spikes. And Toxic spikes. Low speed makes it much harder for regice to stall something out. Regice lacks support options outside of twave and toxic, and this coupled with its lack of resistances, prevents it from really being an ideal team supporter. This issue is further compounded by the fact that a lot of other walls have wish/ stealth rock/ spore/ spikes/ tspikes. Regice requires team support in the form of rapid spin and/or wish and resistances, but it cannot support the rest of its team in return. No reliable recovery makes regice a much worse sponge than it normally would be, and makes it incredibly easy to wear down when combined with its vulnerability to entry hazards. Like with the issue of regice’s lack of team support options, this issue is made even worse because many of its fellow walls have wish/ regenerator/ both. The final nail in regice’s coffin is that it is setup bait for many threatening sweepers. Most calm mind users and fire types can switch in and set up with ease, set up for free, and attempt a sweep. Regice is setup bait for: CM gargevoir, CM duosion, Flame charge emboar, Shell smash torkoal, Gurdurr, Musharna, Coil Eelektross, Substitute rotom-f. Regice is good but not good enough to be S ranked.
Other than that I'm fine with all the changes