To be clear, both Pokémon can still be utilized in official competitive play, which concentrates on 4v4 doubles competition. And Smog on still permits both Pokémon to be utilized in its Uber competitive tier, which is booked for its most powerful Pokémon. In the meantime, just 4 Pokémon have been sent into Uber exile– Hound stone, Flutter Hair, Portion, and Myrmidon. More Pokémon will likely be prohibited from the popular OF tier as time goes on and the metagame progresses, however for now Flutter Mane and Hound stone remain in ratified business as the first to be designated as overpowered for normal Pokémon play.
Meanwhile, Hound stone was banned as it is the only Pokémon that understands Last Respects. Last Respects are a special move that becomes more effective based upon how many passed out Pokémon remain in your party. If utilized as the anchor for your team, Hound stone’s Last Regard potentially has base damage of 300, that makes it the most effective relocation in the game when factoring in base damage. Hound stone’s ban might be revisited if another Pokémon has the ability to learn Last Respects and the OF council (the group who picks these restrictions) transfers to prohibit the relocation rather.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is offered on the Nintendo Change now.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has already gotten its first Pokémon ban. Smog on, an unofficial however prominent forum for competitive Pokémon, has announced that Hound stone and Flutter Mane will both be disallowed from the OF tier of play instantly. The 2 Pokémon were banned for various factors– Flutter Mane was banned due to its strong base stats and Fairy/Ghost-typing together with its Photosynthesis capability, which would increase its greatest stat even further with use of either Severe Sunshine or a Booster Energy.