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Is there a reason Swift Swim and Drizzle is banned, but not Chlorophyll with Drought and Sand Rush with Sand Stream?

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asked Nov 22, 2012 by Mewderator
well, i believe its because SS doesnt bring you a weakness, powers up your STAB move by 50%. Chlorophyll on the other hand, makes you faster, but most (if not all) are Grass types, meaning that a fire move will surely be the death of them. i dont really know about sand rush...

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There is actually. If you think about it almost every Pokemon with Swift Swim is a water type, meaning that in the rain not only is their speed doubled but their STABs are powered up as well. How would you like having to face a CB Floatzel spamming Waterfall in the rain? You wouldn't, because it is overpowered. Chlorophyll w/ Drought isn't banned because there are no Chlorophyll abusers that have their STAB moves boosted by the sun, and teir fire weaknesses are increased, and since sand doesn't power up any moves (With the exception of Sand Force users), Sand Rush abusers can not have their moved boosted by anything other than an item.

answered Nov 22, 2012 by |SentByRavens|
edited Mar 14, 2013 by |SentByRavens|
makes sense. Hmmm.
+1 from me to you.
Yayz :D
Makes sense to me!