Monday, May 18, 2015

It was only a matter of time

Next suspect test: Landorus-I. Not a surprise at all. 115 special attack, 101 speed, acceptable bulk and freaking Sheer Force as an ability. Its only weakness is its useless secondary offensive typing, really. It was banned pretty quickly last gen once it got Sheer Force, and I'm expecting the same to happen here.


  1. I reckon Knock Off has something to do with it.

    1. Knock Off isn't really common at all on Landorus-I. Cheesing Sheer Force all the way with moves like Sludge Wave, Psychic or Focus Blast, or using Rock Polish to patch up that speed, are much more common.

    2. The thing with Landorus-I is that it has all these options. The top tournament players have started running Rock Slide for the supposed hard-checks like SpDef Talonflame, AV Tornadus-T and Zapdos. Knock Off is often used in tandem with Focus Blast to wear down things such as Chansey. Calm Mind screws over stall completely. Not only is it powerful, it has no safe switch-ins.