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I don't question their knowledge but the idea that they believe they somehow own the metagame is embarrassingly hilarious. I can understand some of their bans, but a lot of their s*** attempts to turn Pokemon into a competative sport that frowns upon fun because "OH, ONLY THESE POKEMON ARE WORTH S*** AND YOU ARE DUMB FOR USING WHAT YOU LIKE".
You know that there are tiers beside OU, right ? Thanks to Smogon's tiering system ALMOST every pokemon is viable competitively. You want to use your favorite pokemon which sucks in OU ? Try playing UU,RU,NU or even LC.
The only part I don't like is the so-called 'suspect testing' which really consists of one person spouting a bunch of reasons a Pokemon should be banned that could be applied to a large number of Pokemon in the meta, then like 10 bandwagoners agreeing and then it's banned. Not to mention the blatant disregard for its own rules for voting on a ban.
No one cares what you're currently playing. 3DS FC: 1590-4686-5697