Originally Posted by Fat DittoCrow
Druddigon definitely is not broken. It needs a Choice Band to beat Steelix
Not entirely true, as Flamethrower Druddigon will beat Steelix bar Max SpDef variants.
Originally Posted by Fat HuntSaboteur
If you are saying that any team should have a Steel-type or use Hail just to counter one Pokemon [Druddigon] then yes, it is broken. Metagames should not be that centralised, especially in the lower tiers. Teams in RU use quite a few NU or PU Pokemon, and I don't want to see that changing in favour of a more OU-like structure where a third of teams have a specific Pokemon.
Druddigon's defensive stats are actually quite solid, and it is hard to find a 1HKO'er that is not resisted by Dragon.
I rest my case.
That said Druddigon is not broken. Very few things will 1HKO it, and Druddigon will almost always get at least one KO if you don't carry strong Choice Attackers or Steelix/Escava, but it will also be 2HKOd by most combinations of attacks you will encounter. Druddigon is not used extremely frequently (except this week in SPL) and the metagame does not centralize around it at all, else we would be seeing steels and druddigon skyrocket, and fwg cores drop. This has not been the case however.
Druddigon is a great Pokemon, but has significant flaws, and is no where near suspect worthy.