Seeing your recent post on the usage thread, I see you share my disillusionment with competitive battling. There's a reason why I don't use Legenderies and Mega's, despite the obvious limits it puts on me.
I find it amazing that Gamefreak is so lax with VGC to the point of basically not giving a shit about balance, while Yu-Gi-Oh has an official ban list enforced in official tournaments. Smogon is more professional than Gamefreak TBH.
Made a rather nasty revelation. Factoring perfect IV's, best nature and the preferred ability (with the numeric of Pokémon having two abilities on average), the chance of getting a "competitive" Pokémon ingame is 0.39%, even without factoring in EV training. And people question why Smogon is vastly more popular to VGC and why Showdown is so widely used.
Legit, if I had to label the biggest problem with Pokémon right now, it's Gamefreak's stubborn refusal to remove anything they added yet willingness to stop supporting anything battle related if it doesn't get an 100% positive reception.
In light of Junichi Masuda's statement regarding the staff disliking Mega Evolution (due to it being limiting itself to a handful of Pokémon and breaking competitive play), do you think Gamefreak should continue the mechanic?
Something I've just realised...why doesn't Gamefreak do DLC? That would fix the common complaint regarding Event and Mythical Pokémon, as well as get them more money. It's not like Nintendo is unwilling to do DLC either (look at Fire Emblem and Breath of the Wild).
Cool (sorry) article on the Ice type. Was a fantastic read and such trivia found at the end of the article is always fascinating. Ice really is screwed...
I would really love to see more similar articles on other things or types, they might not be as interesting as Ice, but they will surely have something interesting, such as the exclusivity of the Ghost and Dragon type in the 1st generation games.
Loved your article on Ice! Kinda explains why I use so few Ice-Types myself XP Would love to see another article from you on the subject of types. Maybe the fall of psychic and rise of bug over the years?