The Xatu Warrior
shedinja isnt "over-centralizing" or disruptive to the meta. its "centralizing" sure, it forces you to run counters to it...but unlike most pokemon in the ubers tier, its not like shedinja has staying power with each counter literally ohkoing it, and outspeeding it. and literally setting up hazards beats it. sturdy shedinja is arguably banworthy in EVERY metagame its possible to be obtained in...except BH...now, this might sound odd, but lets not forget what BH is..."everything can have everything" shedinja doesnt centralize the meta nearly as much as we think it does. as far as potential counters to sheddy goes, it has the entire tier. literally every mon can beat it 1v1 if it so wanted too. and some even do it without noticing. and heck, even ITEMS can KO it. sheddy is a special case where dispite being disruptive and centralizing, its not to a serious extent. if sheddy didn't have to fear hazards, helmets and mold breaker, THEN id call for a potential suspect. but we have so many ways of dealing with shedinja...its actually not nearly as bad as say...preparing for ates, or preparing for mm2y. those guys require a complete pokemon with specific abilities AND moves to beat them. sheddy just needs moves already used in 70% of teams anyhow or just throw out some hazards, which is already huge in every meta. magma storm, stealth rock, rocky helmet, mold breaker, leech seed, status(sometimes) and more. but alas, its not nearly as centralizing as people think. i think its more like "we see the red, and think its a do not enter sign, when in reality its just a stop sign" mentality. i think people just see "OH GOD ITS INVINCIBLE" and cringe.I did a search, and, much to my surprise, a thread like has not been made yet in the OM forum.
My proposal is simple: ban Shedinja from BH. Now I know that both you and I have places to go and people to see, so I'm gonna try to keep this short and sweet.
Now I'm not making this thread because I'm butthurt about losing to a Shedinja. I use one too. I'm making this thread because I seriously think Shedinja needs to be banned.
- In the main tiers (RU, OU, Ubers, etc.), a Pokemon is banned when it is considered to be over-centralizing and disruptive to the metagame. Shedinja requires every team in BH to have at least one counter to it, and two or three other Mons to dedicate a move slot to getting rid of the little shit. I'm sure that players would like to do something else with that space rather than dedicate it to one stinkin Mon.
- You might be saying "Pft! We don't need to ban Shedinja. I don't have a problem dealing with it.". Well, yea, that's because you probably dedicated a disproportionate amount of your team to countering it. I'm sure that if Shedinja was banned, you'd make changes to the Mons you use to deal with it.
- BH isn't necessarily the format where anything is possible. It has it's restrictions too. We've already banned the Primals, so it's not like all Pokemon are immune from being banned. And we've also banned OHKO moves. Isn't Shedinja kind of like the "reciprocal" of OHKO moves?
no but seriously, just so you understand a bit better...lets compare Sheddy in BH to arceus N in OU, pretty fair, arceus can literally sweep the ENTIRE tier if they arent prepared, and would be nearly impossible to break down due to its superb bulk causing many of even the greatest wallbreakers to fall short of 2hkoing it making pretty much half the current tier dead and forcing people to run multiple stuff like terrakion and ferrothorn to beat it. shedinja can literally sweep the entire tier if they arent prepared and is neigh invincible to attacks of every kind...but is extremely easy to stop due to the plethora of ways of combatting it in BH. see the difference? one is centralizing to the extent of having nearly NO ways of stopping it....and one is centralizing, BUT not to a severe extent of limiting the tiers diversity to a degree in which the meta becomes stale SOLELY due to the bug.
so it might require some teambuilding, BUT severely less then say, preparing for ates, sleep, mewtwos, or...heck...any threat really. slapping a move/item>slapping a entire mon. mold breaker isn't REQUIRED to beat sheddy. moldy gar is currently the ONLY moldy being used, and its mostly used to spore bouncers, rather then beating shed. thats just a bonus.
sadly, i did not keep this short...but for such a good topic at hand(no joke, im shocked people dont bring up sheddy ban as much as imposter) i just felt like saying "lmao nope ayy" isn't enough. especially since you actually HAVE valid reasoning and solid arguments.