Competitive Pokémon players think Sword and Shield's Dex cuts have balanced VGC and Dynamaxing

The outrage around Game Freak cutting more than half of all existing Pokémon from Sword and Shield has not died down even after nearly three months.

But not all fans think that “Dexit” was solely negative, but rather, several competitive players think that the limited number of Pokémon have actually balanced the VGC metagame to an extent. 

Based on the recent ban of Dynamaxing on Smogon and several comments from the community, it appears that the newest generational gimmick is more divisive than the decreased Pokémon roster. But competitive players still feel like gen eight is a more balanced product in the early stages of the meta. 

VG217, a video game news site, interviewed several professional players and Smogon admins about the perception of both Dynamaxing and the Dex cut, and it appears VGC players are very optimistic about both. 

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