Note: I acknowledge this topic has been brought up before in this thread. However, things have changed since then; notably the introduction of powerful new sleep inducers. Note #2: The above poll is multiple choice. Please do NOT select more than one of the first three options, though, as that would skew the poll. I was inspired to make this topic in light of all of the complaints I've been hearing (and making) when it comes to Breloom and its Spore. Ever since Technician Breloom was released, countless games have been reversed due to its ability to shut down any Pokemon for free. The problem with Sleep Mechanics right now is that the Sleep counter resets each time Pokemon switches in, meaning that it is incredibly difficult to ever get a sleeping Pokemon to wake up. I think that there's a solid case to ban all sleep-inducing moves because of their ability to essentially eliminate any Pokemon on the opponent's side of the field. On the other hand, banning Spore by itself may also be an option because moves like Grasswhistle, Hypnosis, and even Sleep Powder can be risky to use due to their sub-par accuracy. Does there need to be a change or is the status quo fine? Are present sleep mechanics a legitimate problem or not?