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[Announcement] Suspect Discussion: Gothita (Banned)

Discussion in 'Gen 7 LC' started by E.T., Mar 19, 2017.

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  1. E.T.

    E.T. Proud Member Super Moderator Server Administrator Articles Leader Super Moderator Server Administrator Articles Leader

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    Discuss the possibility of Gothita being banned from the SM LC tier.

    Use this thread to discuss Gothita’s effect on the metagame. Talk about the different sets it can use, possible partners and team support, and potential checks and counters. State your opinion on whether you think it should be banned or if it should stay in SM LC.

    All opinions are valid, and discussion amongst players is not only allowed but encouraged, provided your judgment is backed with sound reasoning and validation coming from experience having played with / against Gothita in the tier. Do not simply say "it's broken" or "it's not broken”, and do not make arguments via theorymoning.

    Check out this Guide to Suspect Posting before getting started if you are unsure of anything. Happy posting!​
     
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    Gothita should be banned because it restricts a large portion of the metagame from even existing and sets up on numerous Pokemon with its Eviolite Calm Mind set, to the point where you can literally lose if you don't have a physically offensive dark-type or generally powerful physical attacker. Balance teams are much more difficult to use because you need to be able to pressure Gothita at all times, and with teams that aren't offensively oriented that's close to impossible. In addition, Gothita can choose to run a Choice Scarf set which has a much easier time against Offense. While you can typically predict which type of Gothita set your opponent will have based on the team composition, it is impossible to know for sure, as the nature of what it does allows it to run varied coverage options to handle different threats. The Eviolite Calm Mind set only requires 3 moves for its success: Calm Mind, Psyshock, and Rest. The fourth move is completely dependent on what you want to support your team more, and could be any one of Charm, Sleep Talk, Thunderbolt, and some other options I'm forgetting atm. The Scarf set runs various attacks to hit whatever it wants.

    Goth is mean pls ban
     
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    The suspect period has concluded. Shadow Tag allows Gothita to methodically trap and dispose of the prey of its choosing by using Calm Mind sets to target bulkier Pokemon or by using Choice Scarf sets to effectively revenge kill offensive threats. Gothita will be banned from SM LC.
     
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