Smogon has a very good method of determining a good, playable metagame, and ultimately that's why it's so popular. They've basically allowed all but a few things to be used in the OU tier to determine what's broken and what's not broken in the metagame, and they're letting the metagame sort itself out to see what is too powerful and what isn't. No one is forced to follow their rules, but their set of rules is considered fair for those that want to play with them. I don't agree with every single rule but their methods are sound and overall they've created a balanced competitive metagame.
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From: DetroitLolcat | #006 1. The sleep counter now resets every time your Pokemon switches in. That means if your opponent has one pokemon that can OHKO your sleeping pokemon, that pokemon CANNOT wake up.
That's a pretty awful change. Haven't heard about it till now.
From: VortexContinuum | #019 What a cesspool of ignorant rage this forum has become.
It's always been that way. Trolls fueling fools.
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I like how someone says "Smogon is doing X" and everyone here believes it without even bothering to check if it's true. There is a topic there DISCUSSING if sleep should be NOMINATED as something to be put to a vote. That's two steps away from even making a decision on banning it, and if you read through the topic you'd see very few people even seem to support the idea, with most saying sleep isn't all that big a deal.
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