short first impressions of things ive tried / played agaisnt today / last night
really fun and love using it but I understand why people want it gone
shed tail is broken, without it, still a cool scarfer
insanely strong wincon, broken with terra but might be okay in a no terra meta? (if we ever get there)
this guy is the fucking man, easily the best mon to come out of this gen just in general not strength wise. really fun breaker with a cool gimmick, I think hes fine right now but can see him being annoying a few months down the line once the power creep goes down in the tier
really strong cleaner who can be a pain to deal with, but I dont really get the people who think his ban should be on the first slate of qbs. i dont think hes that bad.
rly fun offensive spinner + wincon, can see him being a meta staple down the line. ou chat says hes a little underwhelming at times but thats just because everything hits like a semi truck.
worse than tusk, still good. defensive typing saves it from being a flop. prob will be a good steel down the line
annoying but also a little underwhelming at the same time? typing is really good, ability is awesome, has really good stabs but seems to get overwhelmed in game. i use him mostly for the ability more than i have anything else. probably a general power creep issue
not gonna lie this guy is fucking crazy, I really like him. hes hard to fit on structures right now but still performs when you use him. might end up being a future ban? can't tell really tell yet but he hits hard as hell.
upgraded sharp kinda, def feels better than bish but he doesnt feel too crazy either. offensively nice and sucker is good rn but super slow compared to everything else around rn.
seems good, nice typing and moves but never used him nor has he done anything when i played agaisnt him? maybe im just that guy
really cool set up mon, prob will end up in a lower tier but clicking fillet away and then terraing into a fighting type is incredibly fun
im expecting this guy to be a ou defensive staple, literally has all the defensive utility in the world and uses both of its abilities insanely well
actually surprisingly decent for a defensive rock type, probably will fall a tier or two after we have our ghost problem sorted but i have a feeling he will remain relevant compared to a similar mon in gigalith.
I havent seen many people use this but this mon is hilarious, it basically soft checks everything and the curse set sometimes just wins. probably wont be OU but being a unaware mon means its likely to be a defensive player somewhere
zapdos at home (stole the mons movepool). only used it on rain but was a okay replacement. weaker defensively but slightly better offensively which slightly hurts it in comparison to zap tbh. can be good sometimes, other times it sucks
both horrible and amazing. really depends on the mu it rolls. sometimes population bomb just wins outright.
looks crazy on paper but even with snow buff it doesnt do much? perhaps will be better down the line but rn its meh
really good sun sweeper, gets revenged kinda easy but is the best the playstyle has to offer thats not a Protosynth mon
this is kyurem pretending to be delibird (its really good)
slow shed tail is good if you can pull it off. outside of shed tail its not bad, its defensive stats are good enough and its a steel type with a ground immune ability. feeling it will fall a few tiers because its really passive outside of being a hazard setter and shed tail but its cool.
honestly, bros cool as fuck. really nice stats, ability and movepool and ive seen people use terra on it with cool applications (terra fairy. torch song is good as well. overall really solid starter that I can see being used on fat teams from time to time if terra stays. if terra leaves it will prob fall a few tiers because ghost fire sucks defensively but overall is a cool niche mon for fat
havent seen people use this effectively yet so i dont know what to make of it because theres some really cool stuff that it can do when you look at its movepool. i still feel it will be alright after bans but right now its not doing much
every time i used this i wanted to use palafin instead, hes still prob solid but palafin just plays better.
hes bad tbh but im holding out hope hes better after we ban stuff and he takes the spot of some other mon
this is lowkey really good but its not really apparent because its a bit slow compared to everything else + gets revenged by palafin. but the switchins are very limited.
ngl this guy has done nothing every time i played vs it but die lol
better than iron moth imo just because band first impression hits insanely hard
probably will be the go to lead for most hazard stack hos, dont see its niche being much more than that
idk why this mon is actually not bad because its typing loses to most of the top mons but this guy EATS hits. will probably be a okay tool for defensive teams in the future.
i didnt know it had storm drain and it 6-0'd me with specs hydro after that
ass right now but might be okay as some jank speed boost stored power mon for ho in the future (i tried to make it work)
this is not good but ghost oblivion wing is really scary so im hoping hes better later
Its really hard for me to figure out where I want to stand in regard to Terra. Its easily the most fun mechanic we've had (megas is just a form change bros) but its applications can be incredibly annoying at times. Being able to randomly change your typing while keeping your old stabs is incredibly silly and can lead to some scenarios that you simply cannot outplay which can lose you the game. I think it makes sense to remove it when you're looking at it from the stance of "what is most competitive" and feel that is probably the proper direction since the introduction of its guessing game is obnoxious but terra does an excellent job in adding a new layer to the game we play thats actually sort of fun and not just "haha big mon funny".
just because i didnt mention a mon or I said something is "meh" or "bad" doesnt mean its actually bad. These are simply first day impressions, I could be wrong because I havent played with or agaisnt these mons enough. We are also expecting quick bans soonish which will certain cause a shift.