makes sense, and youre right. fish's power will probably only be truly felt when some of the stupid fastmons are gone.
rapid-fire thoughts that are more coherent this time
great tusk looks like a hella strong breaker especially with proto giving it a free +1 atk. random ice coverage is nice, rapid spin is nice, bulk up sets can exist and take advantage of that chunky physical bulk or it can just run aoa with spin. good mon.
brute bonnet...grass-dark is really not a great defensive type, but it does have some firepower behind it. spore as well. slow af tho.
sandy shocks packs high power and decent speed. funny how back in the day we would've considered 101 "fast". probably still is for a breaker of its caliber, but lets clear shit like chien-pao and bundle away first, eh? then we'll see. anyway, ground/electric with no lando or gliscor in sight is pretty sweet for shocks. naturally being a magnemite it gets 0 coverage, but i think it can just get away with ep/vs/tbolt with hazards/twave/tera on the last slot.
i have no idea abt how to judge scream tail aside from "fatmon with no recovery"
ghost is a broken typing if it wasnt for all the 100 darks running around. fairy is a broken typing. fairy kills darks for ghosts. and those stats...ban flutter mane.
meowscarada looks ou level. its fast, its strong, choiced sets dont care about the protean nerf and it can probably comfortably run band. timbs also dont look bad.
skeledirge is bad. niche unaware slot at the absolute best. 100% fiery dance don't save it.
quaquaval is a ho mon that tries to boost atk and spe with two different moves except the speed-boosting move isnt agility or some clone which is pretty nice actually. its a strong snowballer, but it probably has to be on ho to kick off that snowball properly and win.
lokix...uhh finally a somewhat-functional lens mon? "fringe" is one way to put it lol
houndstone looks like another nice fit on ho. hos mons burn fast, burn bright, and when they broke through half the opposing team and died houndstone can just clean up with massively boosted last respects. ngl cyclizar and houndstone are really nice buffs to ho. similarly, basculegion might see a niche solely because last respects is broken.
palafin broken stats blah blah blah
scovillian sun abuser eh
ghouldego in a vacuum is the ultimate mon for keeping hazards up. defog immunity, spin immunity, mortal spin immunity, plus immune to normal tools to deny hazard removers like toxic and taunt. strong stats too, looks pretty good.
toadscruel on the other hand gets an ability pretty much to counter gouldego's lol. idk how good it will be or how valuable the typing is, probably in a lower tier
ting-lu is at a completely new level of fat, sure, but its also rather passive and has no reliable recovery. the sheer bulk might make it worth banning imo, and if yall are right, probably
. but idk, i feel a bunch of other threats are a lot more banworthy
kingambit has been talked about, strong, bulky and shit
paldean tauros looks nice especially after valiant leaves. specifically the fire form. water can see use too if rapidshifu gets banned this gen with its dark brother.
kleavor is strong and has an attacking rock-setting move. and its strong and packs stab uturn.
mastiff has stakeout and functional stats to abuse it. nice. "functional" does not translate to "good" tho.
brute bonnet packs the same sorta-unfortunate typing as wo-chien. packs spore tho and decent firepower so theres something there.
pawmot's revival is completely nuts because revival as a concept is completely nuts. imagine having to deal with one of the brokens like roaring moon and flutter mane, twice
. and its not even comparable to healing wish - pawmot doesnt faint, and its not like the mon its healin have to be alive.
tinkaton 160 bp hammer funny heehoo
(ok after getting over that first impression iron moth actually looks kinda neat)
have a tiermaker of the new mons https://tiermaker.com/create/gen-9-roi-476780
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(idk which basculegion form is which lol, put the one with less atk in "bad" probably)
(also cyclizar wont get banned if shed tail does)
(fire tauros in maybe, water there too with the "maybe" being "if urshifu gets banned", normal can go down, idk which is which again)
(glimmora in maybe ou grafarai in bad i somehow thought grafarai got mortal spin lmao)
(e: rethought it, kingambit is probably borderline, the electric speedy bird is maybe ou because its an electric speedy bird. skeledirge is probably nice, fire-ghost is too lame of a typing for a defensive mon)
even more thoughts later...or maybe not. ive been posting an awful lot lately. (well at least an awful lot for me)