Recently, a lot of debate has been occurring in #littlecup over the tiering placement of Yanma and Carvanha. There is no question that we believe that they were broken (otherwise they'd still be around). However, myself and others have begun to question whether it should be Speed Boost that should be banned rather than those two. By unbanning these two Pokemon, Little Cup becomes more diverse by allowing two more Pokemon to participate. LC tiering policy has always been based on the idea of simplicity, and so many believe that banning an ability rather than a Pokemon should be done only in egregious cases, such as Moody. The big debate at the center of this issue is: Do we keep Carvanha and Yanma banned under all cases as a matter of simplicity and consistency with previous tiering decisions, or should we ban Speed Boost which would allow Carvanha and Yanma back into the metagame?
I will post my thoughts later, but for now, I wanted to get the thread up.