Originally Posted by Fat Smurf.
My thoughts exactly. It seems contradictory to have all this suspect testing and not even debate whether PZ and Cress are UU or not and the impact they may potentially have. It certainly looks like we will never have a balanced UU metagame at this rate.
Instead, potential drops from OU should be discussed and specifically chosen to balance suspects before putting half the decent UU pokes into BL, where they are effectively useless.
Don't like this, if you're saying Pokemon should only be dropped down to UU if it's agreed that they don't seem overly threatening/can help stabilize the metagame and not just make it worse, or something to that effect (the last part of your last sentence is unclear to me). If we did this, Dugtrio, Alakazam, and Rhyperior would all still be sitting in BL right now due to nothing but that kind of theorymon, which was wrong in those cases. Now, sometimes it is right, which I feel that it may possibly be this time (although UU still having stuff like Absol, Houndoom, Mismagius, and Spiritomb makes me uncertain, which is the point of actually testing it). But regardless, it can and has been wrong before, so it in no way should be something we should be relying on or using to make tier decisions--doing something like that will only serve to give us something akin to Old BL again, which would defeat the purpose of all the testing done since then.
Anyway, thanks for the stats, Doug. Now, to look for anything interesting in these...