Thanks to HG/SS release legendary dogs have started to pop up like whack a moles. I battled 2 Raikous and 1 Suicune yesterday evening in only 2 (!) battles. What striked me the most, however, was the fact that they were all running the exact same set (with corresponding offensive move)
Thunderbolt / Surf
Doggies doing a mini-Walrein. What do you think of this set? It can be very annoying with Pressure + Toxistall, which can possibly beat even Blissey, but to be honest Zapdos, who has access to Roost, does the same set much better than Raikou and Suicune has better things to do anyway. And yet, this set remains the most popular among the Japanese people. Wierd, huh?
Hmm, I don't know what it is but a lot of Japanese players seem to run the same sets as each other. Not all of them course, but still there's little to no variation. As for the Suicune/Raikou set, it looks like it's for singles so that would explain why I haven't seen it before... I have pretty much no experience with single battles.
Speaking of HG/SS, the last time I played PBR I battled a bunch of people with Encore on their Gardevoir and Walrein (Togekiss too). I like to protect a lot and when my last Pokemon was encored into protect, my controller was almost broken in frustration. It's not a level playing field when some players have access to move sets that everyone can't get.
Lastly, I like the Safeguard/Swagger teams that are common now. The selection screen on Battle Revolution basically tells you what they're going to do, but it still works pretty well. Though I have to say, Cresselia and Bronzong are really just dead weight after they finish with Swagger.