Originally Posted by Fat Gaburaisu
They'd have to fix the type chart which is fine the way it is
Poison is a terrible typing in almost every setting. Offensively, it hits most things neutrally and ONLY Grass super-effectively, while having an immunity and several resists.
There is no accurate physical Poison move above 80 BP, and no other special move viable besides Sludge Bomb at 90 BP and Sludge Wave at 95 BP. The defensive advantages do not outweigh the lack of offense, which makes most Poison type inferior to all other available types in every role. A pokemon with the EXACT right stats and movepool can be any type and still succeed, but those with Poison typings have to be even more extraordinary.
Why then, can't they change Poison in the type chart to be a little better? Is it overpowered as it sits now? Is it just too confusing or hard for a budding young brain to comprehend, keeping in mind that kids are the ones that are in school most days learning and comprehending new things every day? Are type charts too hard to produce or maintain? Are there no strategy guides or online resources for people to use to learn new type matchups?
The bottom line is I guess they don't care if even the officially sponsored 2v2 metagame is balanced typing wise, and they probably never will, which is disappointing.
Dragon is OP. No Steel type and you are done in any competitive sense most of the time. No Light type or change to the chart to help. This is one reason a lot of people don't participate in the games at tournaments.
There simply aren't enough viable TYPES available, let alone pokemon of those types.