If we're talking Regigigas then I'm going to pitch my two cents and argue that it should remain unbanned. Truth is having 110/110/110 bulk isn't good when any Swords Dance/Nasty Plot trademark can delete you from existance, and 160 Attack is not impressive when it lacks any good means to increase damage output like much of the metagame is capable of.Ok I normally don't use the forums (I merely browse because I find the discussion interesting or want to see what's being discussed, I usually don't have anything to contribute because I'm not that great at pokemon.) but I just wanted to drop in and ask how Regigigas hasn't been banned from Trademarked yet. It's a pokemon with great stats across the board at 670 BST, and the only thing that holds it back normally is having a terrible ability.
I don't have a lot of evidence to show myself, but maybe by asking I can at least get the ball rolling for Gigias to either be quickbanned or at least discussed.
Obviously at 670 BST it's pretty monstrous and it literally only has one bad stat, which is the one stat it doesn't care about (SpA), and it's got decent coverage, but it's lack of a good status movepool is what lets it down. Non Slow Start Regigigas is a huge boost to it, which is why it can get away with such subpar options.
I'd say there are three generally good variants of Regigigas.
- Rock Polish: This is the most offensive of the bunch. At +2 it's pretty darn fast and can easily augment it's power with a boosting item (or use Power-up Punch, but I'd rather just click coverage twice). It can also be hard to revenge kill without a faster Pokemon or some seriously strong priority thanks to being naturally sturdy. Life Orb or Band gives it a much-needed power boost, and I have seen Toxic Orb Facade for a strong STAB. Of course, Facade is as good as it gets: you seriously lack reliable STAB to abuse outside of Body Slam. This leaves your other attacking options pretty weak as a result, compared to Pokemon with much better offensive typings.
- Gravity: A much more supportive set that uses Gravity to enable the use of Mega Kick, a fantastic STAB option that is otherwise too inaccurate to run consistently. Gravity also lets it use EQ without much worry, and allows Toxic and Thunder Wave to have full accuracy when you need it.
- Thunder Wave: Use if you want Regigigas to annoy the opponent. Again the main upside is you don't have Slow Start.
I've been playing a bunch and used Regi myself, and I can't say that it's really been a problem for me, especially when compared to stuff like Trick Room Spam or Webs HO on crack, or that it's been the star player of my teams when I've run it. It's not bad but if I want a powerful Physical attacker I'm probably just going to use Landorus lmao