What were the concerns? How did the council come up with their results? This is something that needs to be shared with the community. I'm sure your council has gone over numerous metagame discussions and tested different practices or theories (at least I hope so) but these statements need to be shared in order for the rest of the community to understand why these decisions were made.Alright short and sweet but I'm gonna announce the ORAS NFE Reboot and the creation of the 'Ancient' NFE Gens.
ORAS NFE: Reboot
Going into ORAS, the community has expressed many many concerns about the state of the current metagame, and as a result of our ORAS council dropping in numbers quite some post-pl, we have a new ORAS Council, so everyone welcome OranBerryBlissey10, Monsareeasy, raf, and Quagg to ORAS council! Now for the fun part.
Now the biggest problem I have here is that there is a big flaw in the philosophy of unbanning Machoke to begin with. You are unbanning a Pokemon that you know is too good for the metagame but you need because you're unbanning other Pokemons who are weak to it, and your answer to conclude this philosophy is to nerf it and see if it is still too good? This is something that has never been done before and surely not something that should start now. First of all the ideology behind these actions are just wrong, you are building your tier in broken checks broken, you are unbanning Fletchinder for Pawniard and Monferno to feel less centralising but if Fletchinder was banned too early when bigger threats were in the metagame, what tells you that it is now balanced? Now IF council is trying to give ORAS NFE a fresh start then why not start it from scratch? Unban everything and go from there but a council should not pick and choose what and who you want in the metagame like this.Additionally, we are going to Suspect Test to bring back Machoke into the meta, as a chance to see if it's worth justifying a complex ban for its uncompetitive DynaPunch + No Guard combination. The ban in place for this is that Dynamic Punch (the move) is banned, and Machoke is reallowed. There is no deadline on this, so take your time to explore this metagame and post your thoughts as well.