I’ve got a hundo Kartana and have been experimenting with using it in ML. It’s certainly fragile, but at least it’s got a lot of resistances.
How viable it actually is seems to depend strongly on what the other two members of the team are, how high a rating you’re playing at, the current state of the meta, and just plain old luck. For instance, if most people in ML are running Swampert or Primarina, having Kartana on the team could be handy since it eats them for breakfast (especially Swampert).
It can perform decently against Excadrill, Kyogre, Sylveon, some versions of Mewtwo, Garchomp, Palkia, Zacian, etc. I’ve had mixed results overall—sometimes Kartana goes above and beyond, and other times it strikes out completely. It’s only for those who likes to live dangerously. Looks like spice picks aren’t just for GL anymore.
My Kartana actually isn’t at its full potential yet since I haven’t yet unlocked the second charged move yet (I.e. Night Slash). Leaf Blade is still pretty decent even when resisted, though, since its stats are so good.