Where'd they come from? And where are they headed?
After plenty of dicussion with council members, it has been decided that Dream World will be holding its first suspect evaluation. Blaziken is an incredibly threatening physical sweeper. Its incredible offensive coverage, devastatingly powerful STAB moves, and Speed Boost all make it a difficult physical sweeper to handle. But what has really pushed it over the edge, in the eyes of a number of council members, is its access to Baton Pass in Dream World. Blaziken is unique from SmashPassers in that is a devastating sweeper in its own right, and punishes mispredictions far more than something like Smeargle could. Its ability to threaten a sweep at one minute and then pass to something like Garchomp or Gyarados the next makes it incredibly difficult to deal with effectively, and Baton Pass takes so little adjustment to Blaziken's moveset that it is hard to distinguish whether or not it is running the move or is merely a stand-alone sweeper. It can be checked with priority, Ditto, and the like, but these are all situational answers and can be completely useless if Blaziken passes to an appropriate teammate. For these reasons the council will submit votes on Blaziken in one week, on Friday, April 20th. Like in other councils, these votes will be in paragraph form. In the meantime, everyone is welcome to debate here on the merits of banning Blaziken. Though you will not be able to vote, it is still quite possible to sway council members to your point of view. Please put plenty of thought and effort into your posts here, and above all, keep it civil. Have at it!
This thread is for discussion about Blaziken only. Do not bring suggestions of suspecting other Pokemon or complaints that Pokemon X is not being suspect into this thread. Your post will be deleted and possibly infracted.
Omi Edit: If you do not support your arguments / claims with sufficient evidence, your post will be deleted and possibly infracted. Intelligent discussion only, please.