Pokémon’s Flutter Mane & Houndstone Are Banned From Competitive Play

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet introduced numerous new Pokémon, and two of them, Flutter Mane and Houndstone, are already being banned from competitive play for their overwhelming strength and lack of counters. While Pokémon developer Game Freak has been receiving some criticism for performance issues in Scarlet and Violet, a few of the Pokémon the developers added seem to have the opposite problem, and perform too well.
The competitive Pokémon battling community, Smogon University (via Game Rant), announced on Twitter its unanimous decision to ban both Flutter Mane and Houndstone from competitive play. Flutter Mane is a Paradox Pokémon that is …