I can't sell you on that duck. Duck is terrible. I use it ONLY as a utility Pokemon, and that's it. Even then, it stretches my team thin due to how frail it is... Easily the worst of the 3 starters this gen.We are always gonna discuss rocks every gen, they changed every single thing. But, I'm not in the mood for rocks, so I won't give my 2 cents today, one thing I'm gonna say tho is that Gholdengo is making this conversation worse, and I don't need to explain it
Moving on topics
Honestly, I want somebody who can sell me on Quaquaval, it gets hard walled by most defensive mons, requires a million turns to set up, and it needs covert cloak or becomes garganacl food, can sweep but needs too much support, can remove hazards but gets walled by gholdengo, it doesn't really do anything, fuck, I have had more success with Toxicroak than Quaquaval on Rain, that's how bad this thing is
No surprise there. No need to.There is no plan to act on entry hazards or boots at this point in time.
On Garg: Honestly, Garg feels like the "You lose in the builder" kind of ""threat"". It isn't necessarily a problem outright, but if you don't have something to immediately answer it, Garg makes your life a living hell. I was reminded of this during my testing of a FlamiGOD team last night, and just... Oh god. It was so much suffering to try and play around it without my poor slug boi. ; A;Garganacl is not a priority right now with the metagame being flipped on its head recently. The timing of everything has certainly worked against it with the recent releases, too. If you go through the timeline of SV OU thus far, it’s been impossible to fit another suspect in. I can see this changing in the future if Home is later rather than sooner though. It really depends on timing. I do not personally find Garganacl to be pressing either as there is a growing list of methods to make it a liability, but it still can be straining to other teams and should remain in the discussion.
Walking Wake is rightfully our focus atm. The metagame is still settling, but it’s undeniably the center of attention. It is likely that the council will conduct a vote as to if we do not act, suspect, or quickban. I do not have a specific date or expected outcome as it’s raw, but expect more in the near future I’d say. My guess is that if anything happens, it (and Garg) will start OU after Home regardless, but I have no guess as to what’s going to happen before Home.
On Wake: Wake honestly is such a riot right now. It's a total powerhouse that could push Sun into a very great spot. By itself, it's still decent. Speed tier is kinda meh without Booster or Scarf (and Booster is kinda bad on the majority of paradox mons anyway), but its power output is scary as hell.