It's never given me any trouble. Ever. It's helped me a lot when people pick pokemon like forretress as their lead and it takes me 2 turns to kill it for the small extra bonus damage. Sandstorm/hail do the same damage (more damage), I don't get it. Every topic I go to.. "stealth rock is so op" --- It's different again.
#2Twilight_SonataPosted 4/9/2013 11:17:57 PM
It has the potential to limit opponents' switching options and breaks through things like Focus Sash and Multiscale. --- My NIDOKING brings all the boys to the yard: http://goo.gl/ExAoe
#3LexifoxPosted 4/9/2013 11:18:12 PM
Because switching in and losing 1/4 to 1/2 of a Pokemon's HP is crippling. --- "Murder of the living is tragic, but murder of the idea is unforgivable." - Janus, speaker of the synod
#4Torru369Posted 4/9/2013 11:34:22 PM
Unless you got good reason, having a 4x weak to a common type isn't very smart. SR is both op and up. Without resistances 1/8 isn't a lot to lose, but with weaknesses it makes many unviable. I miss Articuno.
#5iKhanicPosted 4/9/2013 11:38:10 PM
In 4th gen, no pokemon in OU had a 4x stealth rock weakness.
In 5th gen, the only one is Volcarona.
It limits the viability of certain pokemon *cough* Charizard *cough* --- Not changing this sig until we get a new main series Tales game released on a Nintendo console in the US
#6BlazingRainPosted 4/10/2013 12:22:19 AM
Now people act like it's the worst Pokemon ever (even though that's just another example of contrarianism) pretty much solely because of one move. --- La Illaha Illa Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah
#7Rad_DudesmanPosted 4/10/2013 12:29:22 AM
You've clearly never used a Fire, Flying, Ice, or Bug type.
#8Grammar_manPosted 4/10/2013 3:33:23 AM
It cripples type doubly weak to it on arrival, and takes a large chunk out of regular weakness as well. It also breaks sashes, prevents sturdy and other stuff like that. And unlike spikes, it does it to levitating mons and fliers as well.
#9themagicpainmanPosted 4/10/2013 5:06:52 AM
It limits a lot of Pokemon that could probably do a little better, like Moltres and Yanmega. --- "Combine Cloak and Dagger with Boots of Swiftness so CC doesn't stop you from moving faster toward defeat." - Frost_shock_FTW
#10GiftedACIIIPosted 4/10/2013 5:07:54 AM
Now people act like it's the worst Pokemon ever (even though that's just another example of contrarianism) pretty much solely because of one move.
Only people who don't know about the metagame. He is very mediocre though. He has never hit actual OU once despite being such a fan favorite.