Just looked at my Platinum team on my save file and god it's the most basic team ever with Infernape, Gastrodon, Staraptor, Luxray, Bronzong. Also for some reason Carnivine. Going to try for a less obvious team than this when I play Brilliant Diamond. Might as well add Abomasnow to fit the totally basic theme
Do people not understand the benefits of Hail that you can hit Blizzard 100% when in Hail? Abomasnow basically shuts down half of Cynthia's team by itself. It's probably the best ice pokemon in the game. Also if Megas are actually in the game it will be even more devastating. Also Gastrodon and Bronzong are incredible defensive pokemon and love their fun stall.
Literally focus sash Abomasnow and Garchomp is literally one shot by Blizzard, and that's the main reason for using him. Also you could bring a Bronzong to do Trick Room and Aboma outspeeds Togekiss and Garchomp which are the main reasons why to bring him. It doesn't need to go 6-0, I'm not planning to put him on the team for that. It still is good at wiping a good chunk of the Elite Four
I can’t speak for anyone else, but I’m using an Abomasnow in my planned Shining Pearl team mostly because I like its design? I like its typing, too, despite the weaknesses, and it doesn’t have the worst move pool. I’ve used a Froslass and a Mamoswine before and I’m looking to try something different even though I really like them (and I have a Weavile in a planned Empoleon file iirc). And I know it’s not optimal or anything, but you could also equip the Quick Claw to it, if you’re that worried about its speed stat. It’s not the most reliable but I’ve had decent luck with it in my Platinum replay with my Luxray.
Right now playing Gold with my Jumpluff and love it's awesome status effects with Poison Powder and Leech Seed. I think it got Strength Sap last gen and along with Bullet Seed it's going to be really fun to use. Want to definitely use it and also Medicham