I didn't get permission to post this thread or anything but before SPL starts I really want to have a discussion about why we haven't touched brightpowder or evasion weather abilities this gen. Both the ability and the item are clearly uncompetitive in nature and should fall under evasion clause as well. I can list countless examples of those abilities being truly uncompetitive but a great example is this replay. There is literally no counterplay for me against that garchomp. It is either I hit the encore or I miss and thus, I get swept because I missed. I can show countless other replays of just it subbing down and getting a sweep. You could argue garchomp is the pokemon that is uncompetitive in this case but it is clearly the items and ability that are uncompetitive here. I really believe these two should be looked at before SPL. I apologize for posting when I don't have permission but I really would like there to be discussion about why we choose that only evasion moves are banned yet these abilities and items are just as uncompetitive.