I was sitting down, thinking about the metagame of Pokemon (I know, I have no life,
) and suddenly realised; what is there that stops Special Sweepers from reigning havoc across the metagame?
If I slightly changed the question and left out the Special and replaced it for physical, you could think up a number of answers.
But the real answer for that question is Blissey.
On another forum, there was a hypothetical situation whereby Blissey suddenly got teleported to Ubers, and OU became Blisseyless. What would the repurcutions of such an act be?
The idea of this thread is to think about the metagame without
Blisssey, and see what sort of ideas we can come up with.
For a start, there would be a mass influx of Regice users, seeing as it has the second best Spdef (not counting the stupid Shuckle.) and yet it has a major weakness; its typage. It has all those weaknesses, plus Srock weakness and no immunities, (which is the reason why it isn't as godly as Blissey, aside from the stats) and perhaps the usage of SRock would vastly increase?
As a result, perhaps the number of Rapid Spinners on Regice user's teams would also increase, ending up with more Ghost Pokemon running about to counter this.
As I said, this is a highly hypothetical situation, and perhaps, in wondering what a metagame would be like without Blissey, we might discover new (or forgotten) ways of decimating teams after killing Blissey off...?
So yeah, post away with your thoughts on this topic.
EDIT: THat just made my postcount 1337. Not that I follow my post count...
"Play with fire and expect to be burned."