-inactive in BH due corrupt leader-
I was going to write a post again just before the poll but I think I should just reiterate Klang's since this is basically my opinion as well.While I don't have much of anything to say on assist Groudon, I'm perplexed as to why people are suggesting bans that aren't Assist.
Assist is essentially a stupid strategy that wins based on team match-up and nothing more. If thousand arrows is banned, is there any reason why assist banded v-create backed by drought wouldn't take over? Granted, it would be worse mostly because of Flash Fire, but it would still be completely unfair how it serves to crush certain teams despite being beaten by others. It doesn't matter if there are counters, the point still stands that such strategies only exist to fuck up certain teams and force them to run sub-par shit just to defeat Assist.
If Groudon-P is banned (which verbatim said is out of the question for obvious reasons, but let's just assume for the sake of argument) there's still things like assist V-Create Darmanitans, Assist Thousand Arrows Garchomp-Mega (everyone seems to have forgotten this is another Ground type with only 10 less attack that could pretty much do the exact same thing Groudon does...) and plenty of other repulsive assist users like Dragon Ascent Rayquaza. Of course they're more manageable, but once again, why on earth would we want to keep a strategy that wins or loses based on team match up and abuses chatterhax on the side?
We shouldn't be banning other things just so we can keep using retarded gimmicks that take no skill whatsoever to use.
EDIT: Not to mention banning thousand arrows or Groudon-P would cause FAR more collateral damage than banning Assist.