Remember when 100 base attack was “high”? Gamefreak just keeps giving new pokemon more and more insane stats, causing older pokemon to pale in comparison.
…no? I mean, in generation I, Rhydon had 130 base attack, and Alakazam had 135 base special. And sure, there are Pokémon that top that now, but when you cut out legendary and mega-evolved Pokémon (who are, y’know, supposed to make others pale in comparison) most of them are, like… not actually very good? Like, Haxorus is fine, but I’d still rather take Garchomp or Dragonite. Chandelure is good, but hardly dominating. And when you look at the defensive stats, well, pretty consistently the best Pokémon are the well-rounded ones, not the ones who have one stat absurdly inflated – Avalugg is garbage, Florges and Goodra are fine but hardly the strongest around, and… well, Shuckle. Just… Shuckle.
So… I disagree with all parts of this statement.