Mechanic: Pokemon are able to hold a second item by sacrificing their abilities and replacing it with an additional item.
Clauses: OU clauses and the following:
- Choice clause: No giving Pokemon two choice items.
- Item clause: No giving Pokemon two of the same item.
Bans: OU bans and the following:
Unbans: None yet
Due to the offensive capabilities of a Choice item paired with a Life Orb, strong offensive Pokemon would be even more threatening than before. With every Pokemon being able to hit harder than before, stall would likely become a harder playstyle to use. Take for instance, the following set:
Keldeo-Resolute @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Life Orb
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Secret Sword
- Hydro Pump
- Icy Wind
Keldeo's otherwise pretty worthless ability is replaced with a Life Orb, allowing its Choice Scarf set to hit even harder. With the Life Orb it can secure the 2HKO onto Latios with Icy Wind, something the Scarf set couldn't do otherwise. Alternatively, equip an Icium Z to turn Icy Wind into a Subzero Slammer, dealing a large chunk of damage to Keldeo's counters (Amoonguss, Latios, Latias) for free. Experiment with different items to bolster the power of your Pokemon!
Other Pokemon with increased viability:
Q: How will megas work?
A: Megas are able to mega evolve and hold new items if they so choose.
Q: How does knock off work?
A: Depends on the code.
Q: What if you give charizard both mega stones?
A: The mega stone in the regular item slot will take priority.
Q: How do air balloon and iron ball interact?
A: Similar to the situation with charizard, the item in the regular item slot takes priority.
Playability: Nowhere yet.
Replays: None yet.
Changes: None yet.
Special thanks to ScarfWynaut for helping out with this post.