Name - Weather Shield
Description - Pokemon is used to successfully counter and reduce the advantages of weather against its team.
- Could make metagame more diverse by letting weatherless teams fend against the clearly advantages weather teams, clearing room for more creativity.
- Will change metagame, introduce new niche, and allow influx of new ideas and pokemon due to more flexible team building on weatherless teams.
- Lets us learn about how weather can restrict the metagame and how having a valid counter to it possibly allows for more varied team building
Questions To Be Answered - OU usage is deadlocked between 10-15 staples and common pokemon. Does weather force us to use these staples or is entirely a lack of creativity? How can we counter weather and fight it with a specific pokemon? Can a valid answer to weather shake up our metagame and bring more diversity and creativity back?
Explanation: Introducing a pokemon capable of fending off weather would allow team building to be more flexible. Instead of having to rely on the same pokemon and rigid cores to counter weather and run it, this pokemon would neuter the effects of enemy weather and allow space for new pokemon. Weatherless teams that struggle with growth Venusaur and the like can now add pokemon that help them offensively without worrying about being swept by the next sun team on the lader. Instead of playing the weather game, this pokemon is simply very effective against weather teams and weather sweepers, while also being decent overall.