Originally Posted by Fat Godsend
In all honesty, I think people just don't want to think outside of the box. Specs Shaymin maybe less viable, (still good with the chance of Sp.D drops but whatevs) but how about Sub Seed? That thing messes with Chansey so bad. Shaymin gets a huge percentage of hp back at the end of each turn coupled with Leftovers. Shit, even an offensive variant with Leech Seed could work. And, don't compare this to "adapting" to something retarded like Rayquaza. I don't know, people just don't seem to like... trying in their team building.
I couldn't agree more. Honestly chansey is a monster however no more of a monster than mienshao and zapdos. If one does not prepare for a top tier threat they will be punished. I don't think chansey was given a fair shake. As soon as she dropped people shout ban without even granting her a fair trial.
I am on the fence on the banning of chansey. On one hand she is a filler wall that provides offense with a emergency in case a sweeper breaks one's momentum. This makes chansey quite a formidable force as she can immediately halt momentum while giving the trainer and opportunity to recover from what may have been a crippling defeat. While on the other hand chansey has revitalized stall while being hindered by it lack of offensive presence coupled with a heavy reliance on an item. I have found that Chansey has had a positive affect on the metagame but find herself to be a slight hindrance.
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