Why Charizard Is the Worst Pokemon Ever
by, 3rd September 2012 at 10:39 AM (5380 Views)
[B]1. Fire types stink in the Metagame[/B]
Fire types are known to be glass cannons, which are units that are highly offensive but lack defense. The metagame only favors Tanks, Walls, and Lightning Bruisers, leaving them, as well as fragile speedsters not named Jolteon and jack of all trades suffer from being used less (Fun Fact: There was not a single Fire type in the first two Gens' OU list). Plus their only weaknesses are the most dominant types in the metagame - with Earthquake being almost everywhere, thus forcing players to use Fire moves rather than the Pokemon who are associated with the type.
[B]2. Stealth Rock[/B]
There's a reason why Arcanine is still being held back from being OU despite having what the metagame needs (bulk) and is given new toys to play with, it's because of this hazard entry that only hits the nail on the coffin harder. The only way for Fire types to ever be the metagame is either have a secondary type that neutralizes Stealth Rock followed by Tank-type/Lightning Bruiser-type stats (Heatran and Infernape) or have a godsend ability/move (Ninetales and Volcarona).
[B]3. Starters stink[/B]
As told by @Joshawott; when we were discussing about the All-Star Cup Tournament taking place in Japan, starter Pokemon were never ment to be one of the strongest in their respective region, meaning you were suppose to abandon them for better Pokemon. That means Arcanine outclasses Charizard, Houndoom outclasses Typholsion, and Darmanitan outclasses Emboar. The only rare exceptions are Blaziken, who is banned to Ubers for its hidden ability, and Infernape, who is close to being a game breaker.
[B]4. Everyone here hates Charizard[/B]
No matter where I go at the Video Game section and the Pokemon World section, I see a ton of people who despise Charizard because of his popularity and his tier status in the metagame. When I posted a poll thread at the Contest section, Volcarona received more votes than Charizard, despite his supposed "fan-favorite" status. This makes the people of BMGF the majority of Charizard haters, therefore he doesn't deserve the popularity he's received throughtout his 15 years. No matter what your counter claims are, you'll never win an argument against these people, who know a lot better than you do, and they will tear you to shreds for not heeding their warning.
[B]5. Dragon outclasses Fire[/B]
Dragons are obviously known to breathe fire, so of course, like Water types outclassing Ice types, they will be favored over Fire types to counter Steel types, who resist Dragon moves, and they don't suffer as much damage from Stealth Rock than Fire types do.
And this is what happens when the metagame takes complete control of how you play Pokemon such as myself.