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so we all agree that smogon needs to ban mega gengar and mega kangaskhan. Right?

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3 years ago#1
well? - Results (553 votes)
Yep, Smogon needs to ban both Mega Genar and Mega Kangaskhan.
16.64% (92 votes)
92
Nope, Smogon needs to ban only Mega Genar and not Mega Kangaskhan.
10.13% (56 votes)
56
Nope, Smogon needs to ban only Mega Kangaskhan and not Mega Genar.
16.82% (93 votes)
93
Nope, Mega Genar and Mega Kangaskhan are not broken.
56.42% (312 votes)
312
This poll is now closed.
yea
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3 years ago#2
Nope, Smogon shouldn't make rash split second decisions.
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3 years ago#3
Kinda shocking that 80% of the people here think neither are broken.
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3 years ago#4
Neither are broken.

Khan would almost be broken, if he didn't have a fighting weakness, didn't turn into a suicide machine upon facing rocky helmet + iron barbs/rough skin shenanigans, and didn't become stupidly weak when attempting to attack aegislash.

Gengar is like, not broken at all.
3 years ago#5
shadowray7 posted...
Neither are broken.

Khan would almost be broken, if he didn't have a fighting weakness, didn't turn into a suicide machine upon facing rocky helmet + iron barbs/rough skin shenanigans, and didn't become stupidly weak when attempting to attack aegislash.

Gengar is like, not broken at all.


This.

I agree with banning Blaziken, but not these two.
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3 years ago#6
So you guys don't think PerishTrap is a huge b**** to defensive teams?
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3 years ago#7
Being super effective against one type of strategy doesn't make anything broken, it just means that is the weak spot of the strategy.
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3 years ago#8
Mega gengar is broken since it wins in 79 out of 99 common match ups in the metagame, and because you can't switch out you can't prepare for it "switch before it evolves" works once. and since gengar is a very usable pokemon on its own you have to predict that it is the mega which on some teams can be a bit challenging.

once it evolves however, every time you get a kill and it comes in, about 80% of the pokemon commonly used in the OU meta are going to be killed.

Only way you could possibly prepare for it is if you have 6 pokemon that all counter mega gengar and that is completely unrealistic.
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3 years ago#9
When using numbers and statistics, please provide evidence if not the argument is invalid.
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3 years ago#10
heres the thing about gengars.
They are glass cannons. They can dish out a serious amount of damage and annoyance, but one hit is all it takes to KO them.

kanga's are really easy to deal with, just have a strong attacker with either bulk to survive 2 powerful hits, or speed to KO before it hits you.
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