A big hello to all your OHKOers, this is Pikkdogs here with an article that looks at Stage 2 Pokemon in the HGSS-on format. While we do not yet know when the HGSS-on rotation will take place, it is likely that it will occur after U.S. Spring Battle Roads.
With the rotation, a lot of people are salivating on all the good stage 2 Pokemon that will be in the format. But, with recent rule changes and the loss of certain cards I think it will be very hard to consistently get more than 1 stage 2 Pokemon out in time. This article will look at why I do not think that Stage 2 Pokemon will be effective. I will concentrate on five points.
1. The Loss of Broken Time Space
BTS was released in the Platinum set, and has been a best friend to all stage 2 Pokemon ever since. It allows you to skip the 1 turn waiting period, and let you evolve to a stage 1 or 2 Pokemon when ever you want. In short, BTS let Stage 2 Pokemon compete with all other Pokemon. Now without BTS to make Stage 2 decks faster, they will …Continue reading "Opinion: Why Stage 2 Pokemon Will Not Work"