I think that you need to explain stuff Mewtwo. What I find sad is that you take a statement like "pokemon with few offensive pressure is easy to counter" as granted. I think that you're the one missing my point.
I, claim the exact opposite, and I explained why. I see nothing in what you wrote that come close to call into question my logic.
I will not also consider your arguments as good just before you take the votes to valid them. It's not because people didn't vote for pokemon with less offensive pressure in the start that it was the right thing to do.
In fact, just by watching the teams I can claim that it's the contrary.
You know why ? Because you can NOT put an offensive pressure on pokemons that haven't been picked yet.
However, you CAN bring utility on almost anything.
This, is my point. Bring UTILITY first, not blind coverage.
And I'm happy that you talk about Keldeo, the Rotom-W pick put the team 1 in a crappy situation. Just look at it, Keldeo is a pokemon with an easily countered coverage, and he can still 2HKO everybody on the opposite team with SR. That's a huge nonsense in my opinion, a massiv fail in the nominations. And you talk about Jellicent, this is funny, why don't you talk about Slowbro, he was the one bringing the TWave in the first place, and he walls Keldeo for days and put more offensive pressure (with even a reliable recovery move) since he can 0HKO Keldeo.
Let's keep looking at the nominations. I don't get why Keldeo has been chosen in the first place. I looked back at the explanations and this is :
- We need a water mon
- Keldeo puts offensive pressure
(- Counters can be trapped by Gothitelle => I don't see how people accepted this argument since almost everything can be trapped, and anyway the statement isn't even true)
So wow, take a Scarf after 1 nomination, show all the coverage (and he will be locked in), let 5 picks to the enemy team to react to the key pokemon of our team.
Anyway, if I had to be sad about one thing in this project it would be this first pick. I don't get the logic of this Kyurem-B decision.
Now about Volcarona, your idea is to :
- Delay the sweep with a Sturdy Volcarona, you're a brave player I must say. I never built a team thinking "it's okay for Volcarona, I got my Skamory to beat it !" haha. So now, SR are up, and you got Shed Shell remember, and you're supposed to "wall 4/6 of the team" remember... so yes, I'm ready to bet that this Sturdy will not be ready when you'll need it.
And let's say it is, how is Skarmory supposed to wall "4/6" of the team, when it dies to a Fire Blast ? Now Mamoswine and Heracross are free, Volcarona did his job and is still alive, ready to OHKO 2 pokemons without fearing anything from them, and denting badly the other ones freely (bar Keldeo, but if you want to play around with your scarfer, it's up to you, you will just lose the momentum).
- "Play around with switches" yes, of course, and we know that one Quiver Dance and it's over, so if you bring the "smart switches argument", I call the "smart Quiver Dance on your switch" one. You hit me when I boost ? With what ? a Hydreigon that will see his SpA fall ? A walled Scizor ? A 0 attack Skarmory ? A Heatran only able to Roar ?
Nah, you can only Whirwind me, crossing your finger so I don't kill OHKO you first with Fire Blast.
Be realistic, even if I can't sweep the whole team with Volcarona, I still outspeed your 5/6 of the team, and OHKO a half. Why would I even bother when I can force you to switch your Scarfer in each time I switch my Volcarona in. Moreover, you forget that with Volcarona's threat, you cannot use Hydreigon's Draco Meteor or you'll be punished, same goes for Scizor and Keldeo's move bar his Water stab.
It can't sweep when SR are up, I think that's it's one again a shortcut that you use, because let's say I lead with Volcarona, what can you do ? You do some "smart switches" etc ?
I get a pretty nice turn 1 match-up from my point of view.
At best you do a smart switch to Keldeo and get locked in the following turn. And then, I'll keep the pressure on, making you understand that if you put those SR, you'll lose your main pokemon supposed to wall "4/5" of my team and I'll still have 3 Volcarona's switches left.
On another topic Raikou is a really good pick. But it's the same, I use my Sturdy Skarmory to check you, you won't sweep anytime soon !
(Celebi can survive and TWave it though)