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User Info: Engel

Engel
3 years ago#1
It's not even a real word, so I don't know what people mean when they say it.
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User Info: MLaw3k

MLaw3k
3 years ago#2
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/over-centralization
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User Info: shadowdragoon66

shadowdragoon66
3 years ago#3
Overcentralization
Web definitions
(overcentralized) Overly centralized or concentrated in authority
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User Info: CakeOfLies

CakeOfLies
3 years ago#4
It means you need a specific thing to counter another thing or you will lose.

For example, back in Gen 4, it was pretty much a requirement to have a Mamoswine or Weavile to counter Garchomp, and even then it was kinda iffy. Garchomp overcentralized the metagame and thus, got banned.
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User Info: Azure_Flame

Azure_Flame
3 years ago#5
It means that, due to the over-presence of certain threats in the metagame, people are forced to include certain checks and counters on their teams. If a Pokemon causes this, it is generally banned to prevent overcentralization of the metagame.
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User Info: bwebber17

bwebber17
3 years ago#6
It's a word, and even if it wasn't, there's a thing called "dialect".
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User Info: Ultima_Wraith

Ultima_Wraith
3 years ago#7
Faulty Topic has Faulty Premise
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User Info: dancnbna

dancnbna
3 years ago#8
Drizzle Politoed overcentralized the Gen V metagame around weather.

You pretty much needed another weather team to stand a chance.
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User Info: Blackcat0123

Blackcat0123
3 years ago#9
Basically, a pokemon is too powerful for one reason or another, and thus you had to have a specific counter if you didn't want to lose. Bans usually happen due to this.

Examples (not necessarily banned):
Mega Kangaskhan, for that ridiculous ability.
Many weather inducers, such as Drizzle Politoed on Swift Swim teams
Speed Boost Blaziken
Garchomp

And it goes on and on.
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User Info: Pupu27

Pupu27
3 years ago#10
Engel posted...
It's not even a real word, so I don't know what people mean when they say it.


They mean it when everyone uses Stealth Rock. It forces people to use the same tactic/anti-tactic over and over again
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