is RU's banlist, where Pokemon go that are too powerful for RU, but don't have enough usage to be UU. It's been a while
since something was banned in RU, that Pokemon being Durant. I know that there's been some discussion in #rarelyused about Durant, and Mini-Tournament #6 surely sparked some thoughts by releasing Cresselia. There wasn't much room to discuss stuff though, so here's your chance to discuss the BL2 Pokemon in the current (and future) metagames! Here are the Pokemon that are banished to BL2
Base Stats: 120 HP / 70 Atk / 120 Def / 75 SpA / 130 SpDef / 85 Spe
There's nothing really negative to say about Cresselia in RU. It has a good typing, a great ability in Levitate, mammoth defenses, decent Speed, a good movepool including a reliable recovery move... the list goes on. The question is: is Cresselia too bulky for today's metagame?
When it was banned, RU saw more balanced teams, but now that the metagame is undoubtedly more offensive, can Cresselia handle the heat, or can it still stand up to RU's top attackers?
Type: Bug / Steel
Base Stats: 58 HP / 109 Atk / 112 Def / 48 SpA / 48 SpDef / 109 Spe
Abilities: Swarm / Hustle / Truant
Durant was the Pokemon most recently banned... if Round 5 can be considered that. Durant was considered both too strong and too fast for RU and had a few deadly sets. It was voted 7-2 Ban
, but many weeks after the vote, a few voters had changed their decisions. One of the main arguments to keep Durant in the tier was that it was too frail and had limited opportunities to switch in. Now, RU is even more offensive than it was with Durant in the tier. Will it be hard for Durant to succeed nowadays, or will it still be a broken force in the metagame?
You can also read about past bans in the History of RU
, though it's not fully up to date yet.