I'm not going to respond extensively to the Ashninja discussion because I'm not sure how I feel about it. Really fast and strong and from preview it might be regular Ninja too, but idk if it's banworthy.Sorry back again. Following some deliberation, the council have come to a decision on 2 of the things I previously brought up in my above post^.
Firstly: Quiver Dance
The Council have unanimously decided to ban Quiver dance. The move is just too good and unbalances the meta. Gives sweeping potential to literally any special attacker, making it practically impossible to be prepared for all of them. The ability to boost both speed, attack and bulk is quite frankly terrifying. This combined with the fact that common perpetrators included stuff like tapu lele, which with psysurge made prio revenge killing impossible made this decision fairly easy to make.
This mon has been talked about a lot both in the thread and in places like the om room, as many people have complained that it was too broken. Well the council agree and have decided to ban porygon-z. Adaptability combined with either boomburst and specs/scarf, or a moongeist beam z-conversion set make porygon practically impossible to prep for. The damage output is just outright absurd, 2kho'ing practically the entire meta with rocks up with like boomburst. The moongeist set alone isnt banworthy, but when you pair it with the boomburst set, pz becomes incredibly ban worthy, as it can viably run either set, and if you guess wrong, you either let it set up for free, in which case its too bulky for any of your prio moves to kill anymore and you lose..... or you sack a pivotal mon in the hope that its the conversion set. I think further points have already been brought up extensively, so I wont elaborate any further. Tagging The Immortal
The council is still deliberating on:
We have decided against banning lele, as with the qd ban we dont think lele will be as banworthy or unhealthy for the meta. However, we have not yet made a decision on the above 2 mons, so if any of you all have any opinions please do share them (with reasoning!)
Kartana however I do not feel is banworthy. It struggles to pick a move, having to choose from better Steel STAB, coverage, priority, or possibly set up (is this a thing?). The fact that it can't do everything at once combined with bad offensive typing and awful special bulk makes it, while good and threatening, not banworthy in my opinion.
I'm really happy with the council decisions that have already been made ^_^ long live sketchmons!