went from brawl to melee, still mediocre
this doesn't make any sense. your "least important mon" is still going to get 2hkod by big kanga unless you have like prankster or shed (both of which lose to spikes).First of all, Illusion was by far the best ability for mega kang against any team, including stall, as it could disguise itself as something else, bring that check in and chop off 75%. Now there is no illusion tricks going on, so you can figure out what your least important mon is, and use it as a more consistent check.
also i'd argue that while illusion ban made imposter better, it didn't increase its use. imposter still only fills a specific niche in teambuilding. if imposter was bad on a team before illusion ban, it won't suddenly be good after the ban.
the bh and pu (or "main tier") ladders are really different. something important is that while pu and all the tiers above it have constantly shifting metagames as people discover new sets, the bh ladder usually stays the same except when new games come out.I know Balanced Hackmons tends to attract a lot of low quality players, but to suggest that 'anyone can get reqs without knowing the meta' is completely asinine. That applies to absolutely no Showdown ladders at all. I guarantee you that if I stole a PU team and decided to play for a few days straight that I would not be able to participate in the Kingler suspect test. Why? Because I don't know the PU meta. You can not learn the meta in the span of a few days. Not a few days. Not a few weeks. Not even a few months.
also, in bh there are lots of ways to win on team preview against people with bad teams, like imposter, prankster haze, sweepers, etc. it's easy to get reqs if you don't make obvious misplays like hard switching imposter into gengar. that being said, the ban side has more established (and active) players supporting it, so thermp's argument doesn't hold up very well there.
he meant that banning the things makes stall better. stall sucked when water bubble was a thing, now it doesn't.You mean make stall worse? Because I highly doubt Water Bubble, Stakeout, or Psychic Surge makes stall better by any means. In fact I'd argue they do nothing short of make stall completely unviable. And Morogrim and Semako, both stall players, voted Ban, so your argument falls apart right there.
this is theorymon. if this mon did exist in this meta, it would (probably) be broken with imposter.Except there isn't a mon with 1000 base HP. Chansey only goes up to 250 base and 704 stat-wise. I'm not sure what you are talking about here.