I... What? I do like infernape a lot and I like slack off as an option on it but I'm not saying chien pao is going to be best with recover either. Infernape was just an example of a Pokemon than similarly is not very good at taking hits, and that I was able to use a recovery move on effectively. It's not a stretch to think chien pao might be able to leverage it's offensive presence in the same way to play around passive damage. You on the other hand immediately dismissed the idea of running recovery on an offensive Pokemon.Athyestic recommends a Recovery move on a Squishy Pokémon in a HO Meta.
I tell them it doesn’t seem like a good idea.
I give Athyestic constructive criticism.
You respond to me by saying my thinking is rigid.
You don’t even know me.
Than you compare a Gen 4 Infernape in a meta game which has been established for years to a Gen 9 Chien-Po in a meta game which is new.
Maybe, just maybe, my thinking is fine.
My thinking is fine because I have no bias towards the idea of Chien-Po with the move Recover.
I am indifferent.
You, on the other hand, do have a bias.
You love Slack off Infernape and the similarities of using Chien-Po with Recover pulls at your heart strings.
However, these are 2 different Pokémon in 2 completely different meta games.
Telling a person something is Bad doesn’t mean it will be Bad forever.
Meta Games change over time.
I think Athyestic is wise enough to know the above.
A day may come when Athyestic move set on Chien-Po is the only move set people use on Chien-Po.
However, the day hasn’t come yet, we have to be truthful and objective to ourselves.
I have seen a lot of Chien-Po’s, but none of them used the move Recover.
In fact, The only Status move I have seen players use on Chien-Po is the move Sword Dance.
I have seen Players run Screens + Passing Sub’s to Chien-Po.
Than Sword Dance their Chien-Po up behind the Sub’s.
Maybe, there are other Status moves which have been used on Chien-Po.
It’s impossible for a individual person to see every Chien-Po fight.
We have only scratched the surface of move combination on Chien-Po.