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Garchomp Banned Once Again

Discussion in 'Older Gens' started by PaluWoj, Jun 16, 2011.

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  1. PaluWoj

    PaluWoj Gengar Enthusiast

    Smogon announced yesterday morning that Garchomp has once again been banished to Ubers.

    From Smogon:

    "In case you weren't aware, OU suspect testing round 4 finished the other day, and the voting has been going on since then. First, the Non-Pokemon Voting finished, resulting in no bans. Just last night, the Pokemon Voting ended, resulting in Excadrill, Latios, and Deoxys-S being OU, Thundurus being put on watch due to obtaining a simple majority, and Garchomp being banned by supermajority! Yes, that's right, Garchomp is banned from OU... Again! In response to this ban, the Dream World and BW OU tiers on the Pokemon Online server have had their ladders reset for the new period. Partake of the new suspect testing round 5 and see how you fare in a metagame without Garchomp!" ~Rising_Dusk

    This thread is to discuss how this will effect the BW OU Metagame. Personally, I think that we will see a slight drop in the number of Sand teams that are used, which, based on the massive amount of them I've seen on PO, will improve Poke-diversity and make things more interesting.

    I also think that we will see a sharp rise in the usage of Salamence and Haxorus. People will want another dragon with huge, Garchomp-esque offenses to take Garchomp's place. Dragonite is already extremely prevalent as a bulky dragon, but I think these two dragons, which have thusfar lived in the shadow of Garchomp, will find dramatically increased usage.

    What does everyone else think?
  2. Regarde

    Regarde Banned

    it's about ****ing time. i voted chomp uber but i didn't think the support was there but 55-17 LOL. landorus is the obvious replacement for garchomp on sand teams so i'm guessing landorus usage will go up. doubt it will crack top 10 or even top 15 for that matter since it's typing is redundant with gliscor who was on the standard rotom-w/jirachi/gliscor/garchomp/tyranitar/reuniclus teams. o well. looking forward to a much better meta
  3. irock245

    irock245 She wants it

    god damnit, i was making a team to counter garchomp. Back to the drwaing board....
  4. legendarypokemonmaster

    legendarypokemonmaster Well-Known Member

    This will definitely cause an increase in the amount of people that use Salamence. He may be the next to be banned, just like in 4th gen as history repeats itself.
    Don't ban Thundurus, he's too awesome!
  5. Mister_SGG

    Mister_SGG Well-Known Member

    Crap, that means Garchomp can't be on my OU team anymore...
  6. Kerosene

    Kerosene Super Palkia

    Man, my team had Chomp. Guess I'm going to have to change it.

    Wait, I don't get something. Is latios banned too? And if it isn't, it has base 110 speed compared to garchomp's speed of 102.
  7. BGP_

    BGP_ qt 3.14

    wow another easy poke to beat banned...i honestly dont care it's not like he was hard to beat anyways, harder than some but not really for me
  8. ilucado

    ilucado Blaine's Style!

    Just put a Weavile in your team and everything will stay the same! ;)
  9. Toxicated92

    Toxicated92 Water Expert

    Cherio Chomp, you won't be missed on my behalf :p
  10. Dattebayo

    Dattebayo Banned

    If Thundurus gets banned on the next check, then Zapdos will be back to OU.
  11. TTNH03

    TTNH03 Pokemon Researcher

    I have seen Garchomp used in tournaments it is a definite threat for its evasion but it can be countered though.
    I wonder why they banned it that badly?
  12. Gigastrike

    Gigastrike Well-Known Member

    I never had much of a problem with him. Any decent ice attack does the job. Maybe I just don't play against experienced battlers.
  13. Dattebayo

    Dattebayo Banned

    That's the whole reason why it's banned. Its ability is entirely luck-based, and Smogon hates luck factors.
  14. Victoria

    Victoria My my my...

    It'd be nice to see fewer sand teams, but even with the Chomp ban, I still don't think there will be fewer sand teams, just due to the fact that the whole metagame atm is based on weathers.
  15. Landslide

    Landslide watch out!

    I saw them ocassionally, and they were quite a threat, im actually kinda happy that its banned.
    weird thing is, i like ss teams and chomp wouldve done good in one.
  16. chanseychansey77

    chanseychansey77 Elite Trainer

    I hate Garchomp. Hate, hate, hate, hate it...

    It still means I'm going to have to change out my OU team, though.
  17. windsong

    windsong WEST SIDE


    And next time all thunderbro needs is a simple majority, so I can finally stop running spdef rachi on all my teams!
  18. D-World

    D-World Robo-Cascoon's angry

    not a big fan of pseudolegends, especially garchomp, i think he fits in Ubers.
  19. Zachmac

    Zachmac Crystalline Guardian

    About time, I'm sick of seeing it everywhere.

    To bad it wasn't banned from random match-up to....
  20. cannibaleyes

    cannibaleyes Holier Than Thou

    My only question is why Latios is firmly OU in this metagame, while it's been pretty much sent straight to Ubers in every other gen. ..Same with Deoxys, actually. Is there something major that I'm missing here? Did 5th gen. really weaken them that much? o.0
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