Originally Posted by Fat cim
Explosion isn't totally worthless. It is on Bronzong, but a faster Pokemon can Explode to make Rapid Spin fail for a turn, which gives you a free chance to bring in a counter. This is most notable on a suicide Azelf.
Yeah, that's what I meant by just "haphazardly" tossing it on any Pokémon. You need a definite purpose behind exploding this gen, like on suicide Azelf. It's not just a nice move to have when you feel like dishing out damage anymore, which I still see people doing. Azelf has the reason and the attack stat to back up an Explosion, so he gets the okay.