i actually forgot m garde was still allowed in the tier because i remember it was everywhere in xy after destiny device was murdering people with it, but then it dropped a bit in oras, still a very good poke
cb tar mightve been one of the highest iq sets in its prime, it caught so many people off guard. hippowdon was everywhere ye but so were a lot of other pokes (raikou, zardx, mew, manaphy were in a ton of shit i built).
i guess it's just meta evolution tho. miss the days of spike wars and trapping spinners in BW even if it's obsolete now. gotta thank mega sableye for starting that, whoever campaigned to get it banned (i know reymedy did and a couple others were supportive of it) deserves a statue
i laddered for a very short while in sm with regice stall that included celesteela and toxapex etc and just wasnt feeling it. wanted to spam volt turn with tapu koko and landorus every game instead. i think the fetish was already awakened inside me since i had av raikou and tornadus on a shitton...