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Do YOU think Grass type is good/useful in competitive battling?

#1PikachuanPosted 4/26/2013 5:20:20 AM
What are your thoughts? - Results (66 votes)
Yes
24.24% (16 votes)
16
No
18.18% (12 votes)
12
Sometimes, but it is usually difficult to use effectively.
57.58% (38 votes)
38
This poll is now closed.
I really like grass types... :/
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#2Rad_DudesmanPosted 4/26/2013 5:22:43 AM
Nah. The only really good ones are Breloom, Ferrothorn, Venusaur, and Celebi.

It's not the worst type, but there's better ones both offensively and defensively.
#3NessEggmanPosted 4/26/2013 5:24:12 AM
Definitely depends on the situation.

Dual grass type? Definitely.

Grass type on sunny team? Can have advantages.

I once made a competitive triple battle team (OK, I realize no one does triple competitively, but I was trying to make one) that even had two grass types on it (Lilligant and Meganium)

It was a really gimmicky team though.

But yeah, there are some awesome grass Pokemon and situations and teams they can really shine in.

Also, grass moves are cool. Loves me some Energy Ball on Galvantula.
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#4BountyanPosted 4/26/2013 5:26:31 AM
It's decent. Especially in the current metagame where water, rock, and ground types are everywhere trying to take advantage of weather.
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#5CakeOfLiesPosted 4/26/2013 5:26:52 AM
Grass is useful if you know what you're doing.
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#6slothicaPosted 4/26/2013 5:31:48 AM
Grass is awesome offensively. Defensively, it leaves a little to be desired, but it isn't horrible.
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#7StealthRockPosted 4/26/2013 5:41:20 AM
not when fairy type exists
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#8pokemonfreak97Posted 4/26/2013 5:49:45 AM
StealthRock posted...
not when fairy type exists


Well, when we refer to "competitive battling", we mean the metagame of the current generation. The Gen V metagame will lack fairy types for all eternity, so they are irrelevant to this discussion.
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#9ZabuzadonoPosted 4/26/2013 6:33:47 AM
Sharing a weakness with 2 of the most used types in the meta is not a good quality.

They CAN be good (Breloom, Ferrothorn, Celebi), but can also be a hinderance against some teams.
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#10LenneValkiryePosted 4/26/2013 6:43:04 AM(edited)
Mono-grass is a mediocre type, but in combination with the right secondary type it's great.
Ferrothorn, Ludicolo, Celebi, Virizion and Breloom wouldn't be nearly as good if they were mono-grass.

CakeOfLies posted...
Grass is useful if you know what you're doing.


I beg to differ. Grass is the most common 4x resistance in the game. It has its uses (namely getting rid of things like Gastrodon and Rotom-W) but it's not in the same league with attacking types such as ice, fighting and rock.