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I hope they change the Stealth Rock mechanics this time

#31360pagesPosted 1/17/2013 10:05:15 AM
bretonftw posted...
Faust_8 posted...
Something doesn't have to be broken or OP to need changing. As it is, every Pokemon is evalutated on whether it's weak to Rock. Anything that's weak to Rock, people will tell you "its Stealth Rock weakness is a downside." I daresay some Pokes are on lower tiers than they would be if SR didn't exist.


This is pretty much end of discussion right here. A single move ruining so many Pokemon's capabilities is ridiculous. Stealth Rock is the single most influential move in the entire metagame.


Well you have to think about it. It makes sash a lot less useful and forces a lot of them to be leads rather then late game sweepers.

It damages a large chunk of threats and forces focus band users to stay in.
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#32the_cajun88Posted 1/17/2013 10:08:44 AM(edited)
When things overcentralize the metagame, sometimes....sometimes they aren't banned.

*sips coffee*


From: SteelPunk808 | #026
You don't like SR damage?

Run spinners then....

I don't even complain when someone sets up SR, 3 Spikes and 2 ToxSpikes. I troll them and through in Blastoise/Donphan and spin it all away lol


Great, now your Pokemon has taken all that damage and is now badly poisoned. On top of that, you take an attack switching in.
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#33360pagesPosted 1/17/2013 10:06:24 AM
the_cajun88 posted...
When things overcentralize the metagame, sometimes....sometimes they aren't banned.

*sips coffee*


Garchomps, Garchomps everywhere.
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#34deadpool848Posted 1/17/2013 10:09:01 AM
SteelPunk808 posted...
You don't like SR damage?

Run spinners then....

I don't even complain when someone sets up SR, 4 Spikes and 2 ToxSpikes. I troll them and through in Blastoise/Donphan and spin it all away lol


The problem is the diversity of Pokemon who have rapid spin is no where near the diversity of pokemon who can have Stealth Rocks. So all this does is just restrict people to what pokemon they can use.