What about the Kanto starters?
I'm more interested in the new Pokemon. Leafeon is only on there because of my friend, Mawile because of its mega evolution (which is my favorite mega evolution right now), and Sableye because I'm motherf*cking Neosquid.
I'm certainly tempted t' put Mega Charizard X on my X team... but I've no idea where it'l fit. Perhaps I'll use it over Tyrantrum since I'd like to have a Fly slave in-party anyways. S'pose the team plans are this for now, although they could change at any moment. 'Specifically my Y team.
X: Fennekin / Lucario / Mega Charizard X / Sylveon / Doublade / Pangoro
Y: Froakie / Event Torchic / Absol / Talonflame / Meowstic (female) / Tyrantrum
all of the fire types lawl
Speakin' of, do y'all think Mega Charizard X is gonna be completely outed competitively, solely due to Charizard Y's ability? Since Charizard X (FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY) gains Dragon-type, said fantastic offensive typing might be enough t' give it stiff competition for a team slot over Charizard Y if Drought doesn't really benefit their team. And let's not forget Charizard X loses half it's Stealth Rock weakness. So long as X's ability isn't shit, I think it'l outclass Y in regards to bein' a standalone hole-puncher/sweeper. Whereas Y will obviously be outright superior as a team player for Sunny Day teams.
The only old Pokes I'm usin' are those that're given a Mega evolution. Though I'd still use Lucario regardless.
My problem with that is that you have to mega evolve during battle as far as I understand,
Whereas mega charizard X will still suffer stealth rock damage eating half it's health before it can transform into said awesome typing... So unfortunately, for me at least, I think chary Y is gonna outclass chary X as an overall hole puncher.
I agree with you that that is the case, that it would remain that form for the battles duration, but that will still mean chary losing 50% of its health before it can do anything. And what if mega evolving takes a turn to do? You don't get to attack, but you change forms, after being dropped to 50% HP? Seems like the short end of the stick to me... I'm sorry but for me, it just seems like chary's mega evos will be more novelty than give it any kind of edge in competitive battle,
Banishing the poor fire lizard to UU and NU forever...
You Mega Evolve the same turn ya attack, no turns wasted. If lead Charizard X can be a viable thing, that 50% health loss is utter nonsense.
Also, if Game Freak decides t' give Dual Chop to Charizard, Sash-reliant SR leads suddenly have the tables turned on 'em. Steel-types obviously won't be stayin' in either.
Mega Garchomp might still be the more powerful hole-puncher... possibly in regards t' both attack stats dependin' on how large it's boosts are.