Gen 1: Articuno's 90% accuracy Blizzard off of 125 special was actually amazing. Especially without steel types. It has been shafted so hard since :(
But anyway, the people who said Articuno doesn't have as vocal a fanbase are correct. Also, it's as far removed from its glory days as possible, people really can't try to defend ice/flying typing for a defensive pokemon, and there's no real way to make it truly threatening anymore. Zard can at least give people a semblance of hope that it will be a threat with solar power sun boosted specs fire blasts that go "womg hits harder than Reshiram!" --- You can't call him out for being wrong when he never intended to be right - Stephen Colbert "Bad Mojo" is not a diagnosis - Dr. Foreman, House, M.D.
http://www.smogon.com/bw/pokemon/articuno this. Also I don't get these debates about Charizard, if anything it is a rather weak one trick pony. But regardless to that you can use anything competitively you just have to utilize a team to cover your flaws. I am happy to say my Alomomola, and Tropius dou are doing quite nicely in UU. --- One Girl + One Eevee = A Solo Run To RuleThem All http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/960099-pokemon-heartgold-version/60725080