Originally Posted by Fat SubVersion
Er, I don't think you understand. The OU list is generated by calculating what Pokemon are used 75% of the time (or something like that). The more popular Garchomp becomes, the more of that 75% he takes up, directly reducing room left over for other Pokemon.
Unless I'm grossly misunderstanding the way this is calculated, Garchomp's ever-increasing usage is directly linked to a slowly shrinking OU pretty much by definition.
Completely right. A lot of people have been throwing around "correlation is not causation" lately as a defense every time someone suggests that two things are linked, but the reality is that sometimes those things are actually linked.
Like in this case, in which it can't reasonably even be argued against.