STAB Ice is crazy powerful. I'd rather Articuno have a stat redistribution than befits a sweeper than a type change. --- I claim to be the official Porygon2 of the Pokemon Black 2 board. Scientist MileRun: WaRy associate
I'd much rather he better water flying a more defensive Gyarados with a special attacking proficiency, I bet he'd see a lot more usage. Ice stab may be wonderful but it comes with the draw back of coming with an ice typing a very weak typing defensively imo which is what Articuno attempts to do, wall stuff.
As it stands Articuno has soo much potential with his move list and stats but ice holds him back way too much.
Indeed it needs to lose a few weaknesses and gain some resistance other than to itself which gets cancelled out on most ice types worth using @_@. I'd like a dragon type resist but that wont happen <.<.