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What do you think the metagame would be like without stealth rocks?

#21SerperiorThanUPosted 4/28/2013 6:14:42 PM
R__Truth posted...
From: SerperiorThanU | #015
Stuff like Forretress, Donphan, Skarmory, and ferrothorn would completely fall.


no way. spikes would take over as the premiere hazard so a spike setter would be a staple on every team.

Donphan though wouldn't even lick the floors of OU lmao


lololol you're right. Still though it makes Pokemon like Bronzong and Registeel lose what little viability they had and take away the "fast set uppers" like Azelf and Aerodactyl.
#22Torru369Posted 4/28/2013 7:01:46 PM
Aqua jet would probably see more use. Gotta deal with all those fire using focus'.
#23pokemonfreak97Posted 4/28/2013 7:48:18 PM
Volcarona to Ubers.

Ho-Oh to Arceus-like level of power

Charizard/Moltres/Articuno/not Delibird jump a couple tiers.

Rapid Spin fades out of usefulness (still a niche move, though)

Ghost-types overall go down in usage.

Phasing moves go down in usage.
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#24ColtCababaPosted 4/28/2013 7:53:57 PM
pokemonfreak97 posted...
Volcarona to Ubers.

Ho-Oh to Arceus-like level of power

Charizard/Moltres/Articuno/not Delibird jump a couple tiers.

Rapid Spin fades out of usefulness (still a niche move, though)

Ghost-types overall go down in usage.

Phasing moves go down in usage.


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#25R__Truth(Topic Creator)Posted 4/29/2013 4:46:03 PM
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#26R__Truth(Topic Creator)Posted 4/29/2013 4:46:49 PM
I wonder if Starmie would still be popular. It's already frail and 100 base Sp. atk isn't impressive anymore. Without rapid spin theres not much point in using Starmie.
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#27EmPee4TyyyPosted 4/29/2013 5:28:47 PM
R__Truth posted...
I wonder if Starmie would still be popular. It's already frail and 100 base Sp. atk isn't impressive anymore. Without rapid spin theres not much point in using Starmie.


Top 5 OU Poke in GSC
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#28TheWayofPiePosted 4/29/2013 5:49:19 PM
Overall it appears that the metagame would be pretty cool without stealth rocks.
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#29R__Truth(Topic Creator)Posted 4/30/2013 12:55:04 PM
From: EmPee4Tyyy | #027
R__Truth posted...
I wonder if Starmie would still be popular. It's already frail and 100 base Sp. atk isn't impressive anymore. Without rapid spin theres not much point in using Starmie.


Top 5 OU Poke in GSC


obviously the game hasn't changed since then -_-
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#30EmpirorPosted 4/30/2013 1:03:12 PM
Yeaaaah I think sash abuse would probably become one of the most annoying things ever >_<
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