With the advent of sixth generation, a new set of rules have been introduced along with new mechanisms along with a cast of super powerful contenders that completely scrambles the metagame. Some old hard-hitters have lost their glory (I'm looking at you haxorus) while others obtained a chance to shine (yay for mandibuzz). Very few non legendary pokemon have come out of this unscathed such as scizor and dragonite as well.
However, I've noticed an online phenomenon as of recent. A few pokemon have managed to become so prevalent that they give a completely new dimension to the term OU. These are of course:
I understand that these pokemon are powerful, but doesn't anyone get tired of using them every battle? I have not yet been able to play a random battle without one of these showing up and it has become kind of dull facing the same things over and over again. I guess it is natural to gravitate towards what is powerful but doesn't the repetition ever wear itself out?
One can argue that the previous generations are equally guilty of such acts with scizor, ferrothorn, tyranitar, and politoed but I've never had the honor of facing them on EVERY SINGLE TEAM I faced.
Such an instance reminds me of how I used to use Mega Kangaskhan at the Maison. It helped me win battles all right but it has made the experience less enjoyable as an overall as I would only use it to mindlessly plow over the competition.
So what are your opinions on this "phenomenon"? Do you believe this is a healthy chapter of the metagame? Are any of these guys your go to pokemon for EVERY online battle? Does this saturation add to or detract form the overall enjoyment of battling?