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  1. EverybodyHz

    np: XY OU Suspect Testing Round 5 - Ghost of Perdition

    That seems pretty reckless. The concept of banning things until a safe, unshifting meta occurs has inherent flaws, flaws that can't always be solved by banning more and more things. If you stick to this philosophy that a ban can't be undone within a generational meta, your only way of dealing...
  2. EverybodyHz

    np: XY OU Suspect Testing Round 5 - Ghost of Perdition

    This is ridiculous! Aegislash is good, but he's far from banworthy. Being part of a strong core, making many Pokemon unviable, having good offensive/defensive capabilities, and being unlike most other Pokemon with its ability to create mindgames. The only thing that makes Aegislash especially...
  3. EverybodyHz

    SwagPlay, evaluating potential bans (basic definition of "uncompetitive" in OP)

    Thundurus has base 101 speed, Liepard has base 106. Not like most Liepards are being speed-invested due to Prankster, but still. Tornadus has 126 base speed, so that could work, but no one really uses Tornadus.
  4. EverybodyHz

    SwagPlay, evaluating potential bans (basic definition of "uncompetitive" in OP)

    I think you've provided a pretty great analysis. Although I was formerly convinced SwagPlay shouldn't be banned, you've seriously made me reconsider my arguments. I would still argue that most sweepers keep a priority move handy, such as Dragonite, to avoid an Ice Shard putting an end to its sweep.
  5. EverybodyHz

    SwagPlay, evaluating potential bans (basic definition of "uncompetitive" in OP)

    Look, I dislike the Slippery Slope fallacy as well. But I'm not saying gay marriage leads to turtle marriage, I'm saying if enough people are making logic-based arguments around banning an ability or an entire game mechanic, they can make an equally logic-based argument against further...
  6. EverybodyHz

    SwagPlay, evaluating potential bans (basic definition of "uncompetitive" in OP)

    -Whimsicott (not like I'm arguing for everyone to run Whimsicott, as that would be overcentralization) -Magic Coat shouldn't be considered niche in any way with the prevalence of hazard-setting leads. Mega Absol is in Limbo but is common enough in OU. -Ground types do have to deal with...
  7. EverybodyHz

    SwagPlay, evaluating potential bans (basic definition of "uncompetitive" in OP)

    Why is everyone so set on the idea that if something is powerful if not countered it somehow centralizes the metagame or hurts the competitive spirit of it all? Talonflame would be in Ubers if Stealth Rock didn't exist, so why is no one saying Talonflame should be banned because it forces...
  8. EverybodyHz

    SwagPlay, evaluating potential bans (basic definition of "uncompetitive" in OP)

    This is one of the most ridiculous ideas for a ban that's ever been seriously considered by this community. Pokemon is, at its core, a luck/strategy based game. There is strategy played entirely around luck. Some moves are superior to others for having chances of side effects occurring (ie. 10%...
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