Let’s try to have a thread focused on which items SHOULD be allowed which presently aren’t. No discussion of “ooohh, items should be banned and SWF>SRK” bullshit. Straight up “I think X item that was banned from Evo should be brought back” kind of stuff. Personally, thhe main three items I think should be brought back are:
Assist Trophy: The assist trophy is dangerous to use for several reasons, and is by no means over-powered (especially since many of them don’t even have KO abilities). Once you pick it up, you can’t use it unless you’re on the ground. If you’re hit, you can’t use it until hitstun passes. And you have to recover a bit after using it. Definitely not overpowered, IMO.
Pokeball: In 1v1, the Pokeball isn’t all that lethal. Even the best pokemon are no huge threat.
Curry: What’s with all the curry hate? Is it just because it’s annoying? It’s not like it’s over-powered. And it’s not like it can even kill you. For the user…it makes it impossible to edge-guard, it makes it impossible for them to approach bombs, crates, capsules, etc. Granted, these downsides are small compared to the upside, but I don’t think it’s so massively powerful to warrant a ban.
And depending on the criteria:
Starman: If having a “counter” is the criteria for an item to not be banned…then why is the Starman banned? Especially with the curry or hammers…the Star rocks them.