@Brave Bird Spam
Neither Sawk, Emboar, Gurdurr, Torkoal, or Zangoose can actually switch into Regice at all because they fear Thunder Wave or just taking an attack since Regice has a very nice base 100 Special Attack stat to take advantage of. While Regice's Ice-typing is not the best defensively, it's actually quite decent when you look into the Pokemon that Regice is going to be beating (And not to mention Regice's fantastic 80/100/200 defenses). Ludicolo, Samurott, Gorebyss, Rotom-A, Kadabra, Amoonguss, Tangela, Alomomola, Haunter, Altaria, Exeggutor, Articuno, Seperior, and Glaceon are all easily taken care by Regice and make up a majority of the metagame. The thing that makes so good is not just that it beats the aforementioned threats, but that it also provides a lot of offensive presence. Everytime you let a Regice switch freely into one of your Pokemon you're left to decide what Pokemon you're going to have take the big hit or potentially get crippled by Thunder Wave. Between Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, and Focus Blast, switching into Regice is not an easy task as anything that tries to come in will get hit hard regardless. It's weakness to hazards is taken care of by RestTalk or Wish support, the latter not being too much of a stretch when Alomomola + Regice walls a lot of Pokemon together. Regice even does amazing in the current Hail metagame, where it beats a majority of Pokemon featured in said archetype. In the same way that Regirock can use Psych Up to beat SubBU Braviary, Regice can also use Psych Up and Frost Breath to beat Calm Mind users such as Duosion, Gardevoir, and Musharna if it really wanted to. In my opinion, send the other Regi to S-rank.
EDIT: To get more discussion on this thread, how about we start talking about Piloswine? It has always been an amazing Stealth Rock user and a fantastic tank full of utility, but now it finds itself in a Hail metagame where Ice-type Pokemon are finally getting the recognizion that they have deserved. With Piloswine's Ground/Ice typing and Thick Fat ability it has the ability to deal with the Hail baddies and just has more opportunities than before to wreck havoc. I would definitely be in support of Piloswine for S-rank, but I would like to hear other people's opinions about it.
PS: I also support Alomomola for A-rank for the same reasons as FLCL and SJ.
Last edited by EBeast; Dec 23rd, 2012 at 5:43:49 PM.