Originally Posted by Fat Electrolyte
I believe you misunderstand; I did not mean that they are not common because they are in OU, I meant that they are more common in OU than in Ubers.
And Soul Dew really won't make Scizor more popular, now that Lati@s won't have to rely on Choiced items as much as before. Being able to switch from Draco to HP Fire when Scizor switches in isn't exactly a favorable situation for the red bug.
Why use espeon over xatu? I think I'm missing something...because I honestly dont see any reason to use it over xatu for purely magic bouncing. Xatu has much better defensive typing and isn't getting hit hard by gyro balls from forretress / ferrothorn on the switch in.
You're also going to have a difficult time preventing dialga / tyranitar / dialga / offensive sr groudon / sr deo a / sr arceus / sr heatran / stealth rock mamoswine? [i dont think anyone uses this through], from keeping those rocks off the field either way. It's also fairly easy for a good player to predict the espeon / xatu switch in and then double switch to something like specs kyogre, while you lose offensive momentum in the process.
Now with all that said...I'm really liking genesect + xatu in the metagame right now. With stealth rock being so important, xatu can really annoy stall teams and the main hazard layers in ubers, and you could also set up screens in the process, setting up another pokemon to possibility sweep. Genesect eases prediction with xatu, as you can simply keep u turning instead of risking the double switch. So i think these these two pokemon fair decently together, although with xatu you need good prediction obviously.