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So why isn't there a Stealth Rock clause?

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2 years ago#1
You'll ban evasion moves and weather abilities....
2 years ago#2
Because it's a "legitimate strategy" whereas everything banned is not.
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2 years ago#3
Because....
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2 years ago#4
Because everybody else hates Charizard, I guess.
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2 years ago#5
MightyRevenant posted...
Because everybody else hates Charizard, I guess.


Charizard. The worst pokemon, yet also the coolest.
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2 years ago#6
Because Rapid Spin and Magic Bounce exist.
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2 years ago#7
Because no one has presented a good enough argument that proves why it needs regulation.

Evasion moves are banned because people generally dislike random chance, and Smogon's policy is to try to emphasize skill over luck.

Weather abilities show genuine capability of being overpowered, particularly with rain and Swift Swim.
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2 years ago#8
scrappybristol posted...
Because Rapid Spin and Magic Bounce exist.


Using this logic, you can say that evasion moves are fair because Aerial Ace, Faint Attack, and various other perfect accuracy moves exist.
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2 years ago#9
Badali714 posted...
scrappybristol posted...
Because Rapid Spin and Magic Bounce exist.


Using this logic, you can say that evasion moves are fair because Aerial Ace, Faint Attack, and various other perfect accuracy moves exist.


Except that those moves are basically **** in power and literally almost any Pokemon can learn Double Team.
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2 years ago#10
Lexifox posted...
Badali714 posted...
scrappybristol posted...
Because Rapid Spin and Magic Bounce exist.


Using this logic, you can say that evasion moves are fair because Aerial Ace, Faint Attack, and various other perfect accuracy moves exist.


Except that those moves are basically **** in power and literally almost any Pokemon can learn Double Team.


Right, and around 20 families of pokemon can learn Rapid Spin and only 3 pokemon at all can have Magic Bounce. It's not really that much to defend against Rocks.
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