Originally Posted by Fat Pocket
Personally, if there's no easy way to decisively pinpoint the problem, the next course of action would be to make the decision that would provide the most favorable outcome. Banning Drizzle has a threat of precipitating an imbalance in the currently balanced powers of weather. Without Rain, Sun may become OP, and we may end up banning Drought. With no Sun or Rain, Sand will become the "default weather," and our ban-happy selves may end up banning Stoutland, Landorus, hell even Terrakion, or maybe even Sandstream altogether.
Just want to say that if rain (and possibly sun) got banned, i dont care about sand being the default weather. If terrakion deserves a ban, then it should be uber with or without sand, as well as landorus, both does not really care that much about sand to justificate a ban of sand.
As for the topic, i completely agree with kd24 and ala with everything they said. Im almost an unknow user here and its fine if i cant decide what should be banned or not, but when i read "if you talk about drizzle you will be infracted" then i thought what the entire community can do to say its opinion.
I think that rain should be banned (as well as sun, hte majority of the dragons and some other stuff) because these things are what make a battle more matchup based than it should. You all know that 6 pokemon are clearly not enough to manage all the pokemon in existence, and with all this diversity a team with 6 pokemon just have to pray that it has a good matchup against the opponent. Dont think im bad at teambuilding or something like that, because im not, im just saying that the diversity that rain causes is not a good thing for the metagame, i've always thought that this site was for "competitive" pokemon battling, but honestly in these few months i havent seen any competitiveness at all. Come on, we are talking about a metagame where 6 dragons can reach something like 1 on the ladder, if you dont believe me ask lacerta. So should i ask, are these ban trying to make a more competitive metagame or not? In my opinion the ban of the rain should be the first step to reach a competitive metagame, because its true that without rain a shit load of things wont be used anymore, but is it something that makes a metagame worse? i think not. having less pokemon to care about when teambuilding its a good thing and will make the metagame more competitive. Obviously this is just an opinion of mine, i dont know if im exactly on topic but whatever, i needed to say this somewhere and this seemed the appropriate topic. Feel free to laugh at me, i dont mind.