Originally Posted by Fat Antar
- Deoxys-D up to OU from UU
- Hitmonlee up to UU from RU
- Gligar up to UU from RU
- Claydol up to UU from RU
- Honchkrow up to UU from RU
- Yanmega up to UU from BL2
- Scrafty down to UU from OU
- Miltank up to RU from NU
- Linoone up to RU from NU
- Magmortar up to RU from NU
- Rhydon down to NU from RU
- Ludicolo down to NU from RU
- Crustle down to NU from RU
- Sawsbuck down to NU from RU
Deoxys-D: Unsurprising conclusion if I ever heard one. Saves the trouble of wasting a Suspect Test on it, at any rate
Hitmonlee: Unsurprising here, too. Again, saves the trouble of wasting a Suspect Test on him when there are equally powerful things running rampant in RU.
Gligar: ...what? Gligar hardly gives me any trouble at all on RU... what provokes its usage to go up so high?
Claydol: (M. Bison) OF COURSE! A Rapid Spinner that doesn't afraid of Toxic Spikes is asking to join UU.
Honchkrow: Honchkrow going up to UU is a foregone conclusion: if repeated Suspect Tests don't get Honchkrow up there, it will spread its wings and get into UU on its own. It's an extremely good mixed sweeper or a good Moxie physical sweeper whose unpredictability leads to "If you don't watch out for it, you will be swept by it near every time". In RU it's not difficult to hard counter it with Aggron unless it runs HP Ground or Superpower (the former being found in the MoxieKrow set, the latter being in the MixKrow set). However, without Aggron, how will UU fare against Krow?
Yanmega: Well, tier risings are So Zetta Slow, or otherwise I'd be asking why Yanmega isn't in OU yet. To be honest, Yanmega being able to trample through most of the UU metagame for a month or so is... actually promising for the metagame shifts.
Scrafty: ...this had better not drop to UU. I say this because it will wreck virtually everything in UU without so much as a care in the world. Another Poke that makes a good Stall team member in UU is largely egregious, due to the number of bulky Pokes already in the tier.
Scrafty essentially becomes Suspect the moment people use him and find him to be yet another thing among everything in UU that laughs at status and pisses in Sableye's CornFlakes (In essence, all Scrafty has to do is eat an orange. In this case, said orange is using Rest and Shed Skin as a combination). Everything in UU urinates in Sableye's CornFlakes.
Miltank: ...this going up to RU is unexpected. To be honest, Miltank is not going to impact the RU metagame much if at all.
Linoone: We've got a badass over here! If people can use it correctly, that is...
Magmortar: Another dull surprise. Too many Fire-types that are better are in the RU tier. If this thing makes it to RU, then virtually nothing changes.
Rhydon: No comment.
Ludicolo: ...more people have the chance of using a very good Rain Dish tank? You know what they say, the more the merrier!
Crustle: ...with Whimsicott and other Leads in RU being more popular, I'm sadly unsurprised. On the other hand, this calls for me using Crustle more later.
Sawsbuck: Same as Ludicolo, but with Chlorophyll as opposed to Rain Dish and "sweeper" as opposed to tank.