20Hyper Beam

Haxorus using Hyper Beam in the Pokemon anime

Debuting all the way back in Generation I and remaining not just a stalwart of the series, but becoming one of its most iconic moves, Hyper Beam is a well-respected symbol of power in the Pokéverse.

Hyper Beam is also, unsurprisingly, insanely powerful and the developers should consider removing it

from competition in order to better protect fair play.

Hyper Beam is a move that, on the surface, seems like it’s been sufficiently handicapped, due to its mandatory recharge period, but that’s simply not enough to stop skilled players from destroying opponents.

It would be wrong to nerf or fundamentally alter the move due to its iconic status, so it seems that a ban might be the only option.

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