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I love how Smogon, which is basically the unofficial-but-kinda-official Pokemon tiering website writes their articles. They discuss which Pokemon to ban from online play, which you could just easily ignore & play however you want, but I commend them for trying to bring some sort of balancing to the meta-game.
But man, the way they write their articles. Everytime I read it I imagine like a group of elders wearing various Pokemon themed hats sitting in high chairs who sit around for months at a time discussing the various bans & tiers of the Pokemon world.
Then they like, ring a bell or something, or like a small Asian boy blows a horn & it signals the Pokemon community that the “Council” has made their decision & it’s law.
I mean, seriously I can’t take this seriously. Here’s a piece:
“Gengarite, which enables Gengar to transform into Mega Gengar, is currently up for discussion on the forums as a reference point for the OU Council to decide whether it will be given a quickban. Like in the cases of Blaziken and Deoxys-N, the Council, which consists of Aldaron, Haunter, M Dragon, McMeghan, and Nachos, would vote on whether or not to ban Gengarite. A simple majority (3/5) would secure a stress-free, simple ban. The Council has opened a discussion herewhere you can get your voice heard.”
Again, I’m glad they do this but the way they write it makes it sound like Pokemon is some ancient form of combat & it’s ridiculous. it’s great, I’m not hating, I just love how they write it.
*Old man voice* “The council has spoken! Thy prayers have been answered!” Then someone sacrifices their children to Arceus.
I’ll show myself out.