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Excadrill Banned???

#1StealthRockPosted 2/13/2012 8:10:37 AM
I've been away from the metagame for a while. So tell me. why is it that Excadrill is Banned?

He is not that over powered in my opinion
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#2MetleonPosted 2/13/2012 8:14:28 AM
He outspeeds pretty much everything in Sandstorm and can OHKO a large part of the metagame at +2. Those he can't OHKO are 2HKO'd and can't do a whole lot back if it's using an Air Balloon.

Pretty much the only things that could take him out were Banded Conkeldurr's Mach Punch and Banded Azumarill's Aqua Jet.
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#3gamepimp12Posted 2/13/2012 8:14:40 AM
Dat speed he was the fastest pokemon left easy to switch in and set up and basically required a few certain pokemon to counter or revenge.

I could see him coming back down though
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#4HydoomPosted 2/13/2012 8:15:50 AM
One opinion does not outweigh the opinion of the many.

Excadrill became a massive threat that was difficult to stop easily and overall overcentralized the metagame to a painful degree [though not as painfully as Garchomp].

Due to Excadrill's speed and power during the everpresent Sandstorm of the metagame, he was banned. Just as Garchomp was.
#5kabigon20Posted 2/13/2012 8:34:38 AM
It was a pain in the ass when 70% of your opponents were running sand with excadrill on their team. Im glad hes banned.
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