Saturday, March 15, 2014
Theorymon time: What if Sleep Talk could trigger Rest again?
It's no secret, nowadays defensive Pokémon and teams have a rough time against the onslaught of super-powered offensive moves out there. So I was thinking, remember how back in gen 2 Sleep Talk could trigger Rest to refill HP while also resetting the sleep counter? It was brutally overpowered at the time, thanks to a metagame so stall-oriented battles that lasted 200 turns happened way too often for everyone's liking. But with everything that's happened since then, such as the new EV system introduced in gen 3, the physical/special split, and the introduction of countless offensive powerhouses, do you think it could work without being as brutal as it was in gen 2? Defensive playstyles sure need the hand... the only real reason I'm iffy on even mentioning this idea is the fact that OU's top Pokémon, Rotom-W, actually uses Rest quite often. But the only OU that really gets any significant mileage out of it is Trevenant... what do you think?
Posted by Slowflake at 19:44