Mega Gengar Proven to be Broken, Banned by Smogon
A short while ago, before Pokemon X and Y were released this October, I wrote a rather controversial article about how Mega Gengar could be the big game breaker of the generation. But while some people in the comments disagreed, it seems like now the competitive Pokemon community has seemingly though the same thing, with Smogon quick banning Gengarite from the Overused tier.
Here’s the announcement over there:
So what does it mean? It means that Mega Gengar is classed as too ‘good’ for the standard metagame (thanks to a mixture of its high stats, countering and trapping abilities) and is now only usable in Ubers alongside other overly ‘broken’ newcomers Xerneas, Yveltal and both forms of Mega Mewtwo.
Either way, it’s now pretty much official. Mega Gengar is seen as a game breaker, and even the competitive multiplayer community see it as too overpowered.