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Suspect Discussion: Damp Rock (banned)

Discussion in 'Gen 6 UU' started by NananaBatman, Jan 18, 2016.

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  1. NananaBatman

    NananaBatman Well-Known Member

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    Discuss the possibility of Damp Rock being banned from the ORAS UU tier.

    Use this thread to discuss the impact of Damp Rock on the metagame. Talk about different teams/archetypes sun uses, along with potential checks/counters. State your opinion on wether it should be banned or not (having no firm stance on the matter is fine too).

    All opinions are valid and discussion among players is not only allowed but encouraged, provided your opinion has solid reasoning and displays having played with and/or against Damp Rock. 1 liners simply saying "it's broken" or "it's not broken" will be deleted.
     
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    NananaBatman Well-Known Member

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    Stellar discussion ngl.

    Since nobody bothered posting, I've discussed with my fellow council members so we could end this. There's a lot of good rain abusers in UU, namely Mega Swampert, Kingdra, Ludicolo, Tornadus and Kabutops. UU also has some pretty good rain setters in Tornadus, Klefki, Azelf and Bronzong.

    The council felt that rain, while not incredibly overpowered, is a very "cheap" strategy mostly because it's almost impossible to properly prepare for it with standard builds. This often translates in battles that are basically lost at team preview, something we believe is unhealthy for the metagame. Overall, rain provides too much immediate power with only 1 turn of set up (setting the rain up), and having to wait it out for 8 turns is too long for most teams to deal with. Therefore, Damp Rock will be banned from ORAS UU.
     
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