So I have a question regarding how new typings are determined:
If I were to use Noibat (flying/dragon) as my base and cross evolve it with Gyarados would it become pure flying or would it remain flying/dragon?
Alternatively, if I were to cross evolve it with Steelix (evolves from rock/ground...
Snaq, it seems you haven't addressed using protection moves as a trademark as it not only can induce endless battles but also guarantees a safe switchin (feint doesn't count and neither does pursuit as they're both useless if you mispredict)
As long as fur coat stays, tough claws should be replaced, since the only time it would be relevant is drain kiss(a move that is only relevant because of TC and technician). Technician is similarly nonvaluable.
The reason we switched back was because no-one thought Stabmons 2 was fun. The reason we banned diggersby is because it is broken(no viable pokemon can check all of his common sets) and overcentralizing(he required every team to have at least 2 answers to him). If the metagame appears to be...
Scizor(ite). Scizor is undeniably an extremely good pokemon in the meta and I believe that it is potentially broken. It has amazing wall breaking power speed and bulk as well as the best non-e-speed priority in the tier.
I really don't know what there is to talk about with diggs since, although his shell smash set was super powerful, when he was banned, he was banned entirely on the pretext of his fake speed set. If we compound that with the facts that one of its two offensive checks at the time were...
Saying that illusion isn't uncompetitive because it uses a definition of chance not recognized by smogon is like saying stag isn't uncompetitive.
As far as I'm aware uncompetitivity isn't about rng but rather taking player skill out of the equation. Stag prevented players from reacting properly...
I'll explain the difference between a lure and Illusion in this metagame.
Your opponent has a 3 of a kind
You have a full house
You act displeased
They think you have a bad hand and raise their bet
Illusion in this meta
You're using Ganondorf in Smash
You start the charge up...