- Feb 22, 2019
People don't seem to realise that for some reason. The Galar meta might be fresh, but it will most likely not be balanced. With old threats gone, other Pokémon will rise instead. The top players will always find the best Pokémon to use in competitive play. If none of the new Pokémon has Magnet Pull I bet Ferrothorn will be happy. I guess Aegislash doesn't mind losing most of the really strong ones.The problem with getting rid of Pokemon to balance the metagame is how Pokemon, in the competitive scene, interact with one another - getting rid of one overpowered Pokemon, for instance, can remove a crucial counter or even check to another Pokemon, who is now broken. Now think of this issue, but repeated five hundred times, and you get the Sword and Shield metagame.
A National Dex cut to balance the metagame can work, in theory, but it requires an immense amount of care and effort for it to not end up making the metagame even more unbalanced then before - probably even more so than coding in all of the Pokemon.