Ok, one thing I don’t understand is how much Kitsunoh is slept on.
It’s Steel/Ghost typing is amazing to say the least. Shared with Aegislash, which is amazing itself.
What sets Kitsunoh apart from Aegislash is its speed and movepool.
Having 110 Base speed is amazing in such a slow Metagame, and Kitsunoh has so much coverage to beat serious threats.
Iron Fist Meteor Mash for Clefable, Kyurem, Jumbao, and Terrakion.
Close Combat for Equilibra, Ferrothorn, Excadrill, Bisharp, and Colossoil.
Play Rough for Tomohawk, Dragapult, Hydreigon, Arghonaut, Pajantom, and Conkeldurr.
Shadow Strike Aegislash itself, other Ghost types, psychic types, and as an easy way to pressure bulkier walls like Toxapex that otherwise would stop it.
Oh, then it also has Earthquake, Bullet Punch, Shadow Sneak, Thunder Punch, and Ice Punch too.
That’s then just for mostly offensive moves.
Kitsunoh has access to;
Defog, Fake Out, Endeavor, Knock Off, Memento, Perish Song, Taunt, Trick, U-Turn, and Will-o-wisp.
Kitsunoh also was indirectly buffed by the removal of Pursuit, which makes it an even better speedy pivot than before. And as a pivot, it has an excellent defensive typing to let it switch in frequently.
Also thanks to it’s decent bulk with that amazing typing, as well as it’s pretty good power, it’s not too common for a Pokemon naturally faster in on Kitsunoh.
In total, that’s about 26 Pokemon, including shitmons like Ninjask, that can outspeed Kitsunoh without a boost, and most of the viable Pokemon that outspeed it don’t really want to switch into it either.