Originally Posted by Fat Ninja Dewott
New Poke in question here.
I propose moving Liepard to B-Rank. Yes, Liepard is somewhat of a gimmicky mon to use and, if you don't get that confusion damage or whatever, then Liepard is down. That doesn't mean, however, that it should be all the way down in C. Firstly, Liepard is just so goddamn annoying. It's fairly easy to bring it in on something and start the horrendous cycle over Swaggering and Substituting, whilst using Foul Play for high damage along the way. True, you can switch out to avoid confusion, but Liepard is just going to do the same thing all over again and can eventually spread paralysis or hazard damage all over your team. Not to mention all the useful benefits Prankster has, being able to stop sweepers in their tracks with a priority Thunder Wave or Swagger. Liepard's speed is also high enough to ensure its own priority is always faster than any that may be carried by others.
I agree actually. C-Rank according to the first post is Pokemon that need a lot of support, but yet Liepard needs very little support to be able to take out a lot of Pokemon, including those that could normally beat it if it wasn't for its ability (and hax). While it gets its success through hax you cannot deny that it's still able to do a lot if you play Liepard right, and can ultimately score a few KOs or finish a game you'd otherwise have done worse in without it. It's extremely annoying but... it's good at what it does and chances are it can score at least one or two KO's a match. :(