I was waiting for an arena battle, and noticed a tip that I’d seen hundreds of times before, and something I’ve known since I first started playing, but never questioned: “Cleanse does not remove stun”. Even though stun is the only debuff not affected by cleanse, it does make perfect sense for this to be the case. If your dino is stunned, then they cannot act to cleanse themselves. This works fine for pvp, but the addition of raids (and potentially pvp team battles sometime down the line) makes me wonder if they should change this interaction for team battles.
The idea would be that you can cleanse your teammates of stun, but not yourself. So single-battle arena would not change at all. But if you were in a raid (or other team battle) and your opponent is stunned, and you can act before them, then you could use a group cleansing move to remove their stun, and then they would no longer be stunned and could attack successfully. However, if you yourself were stunned, then you could not use a cleansing attack to cleanse your stun, or even attack at all.
The only issue with this is that currently, stunned dinos have no choice but to choose “end turn” when stunned. So if they were cleansed, they would not have a move selected to use (unless they were cleansed at the end of the previous turn). So Ludia would have to let stunned dinos choose a move that they would prefer to use if they could, but then just not activate that move if the stun condition is applied when their turn comes around. That would mean that none of the effects of this move would take place, and the cooldown for this move would not start (it would still be available for use the following turn no matter what). This might act a bit finicky in arena, and they would have to make it crystal clear that you are currently stunned and probably won’t actually get to use this move, but I think it could be done.
All in all, I think this is a pretty cool idea. It makes sense for stun to prevent stunned dinosaurs from acting at all, but your teammates should be able to save you. I just don’t know if the behind-the-scenes coding would allow this to actually work. But what do you guys think?