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I already know Pure Power would be broken on hard-hitting tanks such as Regigigas and Slaking, or even some fast sweepers such as Archeops and Pikachu holding a Light Ball, thus making their Attack as broken as possible. And we have Wonder Guard pure-electric types holding the air balloon. What other abilities could be broken on ceratin Pokemon or combined with certain items and moves?

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Showdown! already has a format where Pokemon can have illegal abilities. Seeing how it's so successful, I think all the broken abilities have already been banned. These are the banned abilities: arena trap, comatose, contrary, fluffy, fur coat, huge power, illusion, impostor, innards out, parental bond, protean, pure power, simple, speed boost, stakeout, water bubble, wonder guard
The most broken ability/Pokemon combination that isn't yet banned is regenerator on Pokemon that know u-turn or volt switch.
http://www.smogon.com/dex/sm/formats/almost_any_ability/
a Wonderguard Spiritomb before Generation 6 would definitely be broken.
Sap Sipper on a Water/Ground-type, Flash Fire on a Bug/Steel-type, and Levitate on either an Electric or Poison/Dark-type would be broken due to these abilities cancelling out their respect one weaknesses.
sumwun I can't speak for the poster but I think that's a good answer on its own
Eelektross is a thing and I don't see it being considered broken :P.
@Lenny Fine, I'll answer.
@JasonE Have a look at this statistic: http://www.smogon.com/stats/2017-02/moveset/gen7almostanyability-1760.txt
Less than 2% of Alolan Muks have levitate, which shows how insignificant its ground weakness really is.
@Burning_Karma
Elektross has no weaknesses, but only has one type that has no effect on it, only three that is not very effective, and has somewhat average defenses.
Lol there are already an full evolution line of Electric types with levitate: the Tynamo family! And there's another tier with pokemon with impossible abilities called Balanced Hackmons. I use that one quite a bit.

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Showdown! already has a format where Pokemon can have illegal abilities. Seeing how it's so successful, I think all the broken abilities have already been banned. These are the banned abilities: moody, shadow tag, power construct, arena trap, comatose, contrary, fluffy, fur coat, huge power, illusion, impostor, innards out, parental bond, protean, pure power, simple, speed boost, stakeout, water bubble, wonder guard
The most broken ability/Pokemon combination that isn't yet banned is regenerator on Pokemon that know u-turn or volt switch.
http://www.smogon.com/dex/sm/formats/almost_any_ability/

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Parental Bond Seismic Toss would be broken.
That's exactly why it's banned.
Why did they ban Power Construct? Wouldn't it just have no effect on a non-Zygarde? Or does it still heal some HP?
Zygarde is allowed in AAA, and Zygarde with power construct is pretty broken.
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Sturdy and Shedinja.

Shedinja has one hp. Sturdy lets you survive a OHKO from full health to 1 hp. Its basically immune to any attacks. Poison, burn, rocky helmet, iron barbs, sandstorm, recoil, hail, etc. are the only things that kill.

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moves (ex. Sunsteel Strike) or abilities (ex. Mold Breaker) that ignore other abilities can also kill it.
As well as moves like Gastro Acid and Skill Swap which remove Sturdy. It can do well against an unprepared team, but it's not terribly broken.
Any pokemon who has Toxic Orb and has Poison Heal.
There are no poison healers in OU, which says quite a lot about how un-broken poison heal is.
That's why I made a team of Shedinja this morning but since it limits two of each ability per team, i also did two with Magic Guard and two with Magic Bounce, all wearing the Focus Sash. This makes them immune to staus moves (and in the case of Magic Bounce, bounces back status moves such as hazards)