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Was why Swagger unbanned? I know Prankster got nerfed but I doubt that's enough, and to my knowledge there has been no confirmation about the alleged Confusion nerf.
add on to this, what was the nerf to confusion if there is one? something to do with the % chance you'll hit yourself/hit the enemy?
 
Will there be a potential test for Darkrai later on? With the major nerfs to Dark Void I see it being much more manageable than before, plus we have a bunch more fairies that can potentially check it.

Edit; Also what was the reason for keeping Deo-D and Deo-S banned while Gene is free?
 

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I feel like with the respective nerfs to kanga and darkrai they both should be given a shot in OU. I dont think you can call either objectively broken in this fresh meta where the power level is much higher. You might as well give them a shot with the nerfs and if necessary reban.
 

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add on to this, what was the nerf to confusion if there is one? something to do with the % chance you'll hit yourself/hit the enemy?
The hit-yourself-in-confusion chance has been reduced to about a third. I forget whether it's 33% or 30%.
 
Darkrai should be given a chance in OU. It's still stupidly powerful with the Nasty Plot/ dark pulse/ focus blast / sludge bomb set but no Dark void is much more manageable imo
 
I know it's probably too early to ask, but does a tier below PU look like a thing that will likely happen this gen, considering the new mons? Oricorio needs somewhere to shine ;_;
 
is porygon2 a good blanket check? i know that in gen6 BSS (and even when a lot of pre-ban pokes were still around in ORAS OU) it had more than enough bulk to deal with a lot of centralizing pokemon, and those kind of pokemon seem to be back for now
 
is porygon2 a good blanket check? i know that in gen6 BSS (and even when a lot of pre-ban pokes were still around in ORAS OU) it had more than enough bulk to deal with a lot of centralizing pokemon, and those kind of pokemon seem to be back for now
I don't think so. Lots of Fighting coverage this gen with things like Pheramosa, Tapu Bulu, and Buzzwole. Toxapex seems like a strong option though.
 
Can one do part of analysis? I really want to analyse celesteela, but I'm afraid I don't have the time.
 

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