Originally Posted by Fat Taylor
How Keldeo fails to reach into the top twenty, I do not know. SpecsDeo's Hydro Pump, even when resisted under rainy conditions, usually winds up in a OHKO if not 2HKO.
I don't think the Therian forms or Keldeo have really had enough time to make a notable impact on the usage statistics. We knew Thundurus-t would be high considering the hype surrounding its release and that Tornadus-t's speed would predictably have it edging around the top ten perimeter. Come next month, stats will look more accurate overall on how the metagame has developed since the release of BW2.
Either way, Techniloom has certainly made its presense felt, with the Scizor-like buff recieved back in Platinum, Breloom has that little extra speed to outpace Adamant Dragonite and effectively nulify one Pokemon with Spore. And we're all aware by now that if you expect your Gliscor to have a chance against Breloom, you'll need to invest enough speed for the Jolly varients holding Life Orb; Bullet Seed makes quick work of Gliscor. Perhaps another indication that we should unban Excadrill, Garchomp and regular Thundurus alike.
I agree with your first two paragraphs. When I saw the stats of the Therians, I was like "omg these things are so gonna be top in OU, well maybe not Landorus-T." Then I saw that Keldeo was going to be released. I was like "Specs Hydro Pump in the rain? This is gonna wreck things!" But then it has a limited coverage and somehow walled by CM Latias(Theorymon. Haven't seen for myself).
As for the last paragraph, I think unbanning Thundurus-I would cause a stir. It's either more speed and Prankster(Thundurus-I) or more power but slower while having Volt Absorb to restore HP(Therian). Excadrill is sort of fine to unban since the popularity of Rain Teams will now threaten Sand Teams and Excadrill's unbanning would keep rain teams in check since nothing that's grounded would like to take that +2 STAB Earthquake coming from that base 130 Attack. As for Garchomp, I think it should stay
in Ubers. It's just too broken for OU even after the release of the DW abilities and the Therians. Behind a sub, it could threaten a sweep so long as physical walls are out or are heavily damaged.
Any criticism is totally welcome