I have an Articuno with the Mind Reader-Sheer Cold combo, and I enjoy using it. Usually, the blue bird manages to claim somebody.
I noticed that many people have essentially banned this. My question is, why?
As it is, Articuno won't take hits well as an Ice/Flying type. Anyone who sees the set-up can switch out. Protect/Detect scare the bird into not using it. Rock attacks make it fall faster than Ninjask. It has so many weaknesses, so why is it banned in standard play?