Hello, long time lurker here. Decided I should post about this since I don't think it's been mentioned before. I'm not trying to steal ideas, though, so if someone has brought this to Showdown please give them their credit they deserve; I simply saw this played elsewhere and thought it should be mentioned.
Edit: Relados mentions NyttyN as introducer. He has been sent a message concerning this thread's existence.
WHAT IS THIS TIER?
Almost Any Ability OU is what it might imply: it's a variation of the OverUsed tier where any Pokemon can have almost any ability! They are still bound to their movesets, typing, and still must follow the EV restrictions. Ubers are banned, just like in regular OU; being able to have any ability is the only thing that changes. You'd be surprised (or not, seeing Balanced Hackmons exists), however, at how interesting and creative people can be in such a tier.
ANY THING FORBIDDEN?
There are a few things typically forbidden in this variation tier.
-Huge Power and Pure Power
-One Hit KO Moves
Everything else, though, is up for your wild imagination to contemplate. And, yes, Drizzle and Swift Swim are legal here.
WHAT COULD I USE HERE?
Slaking @ Toxic Orb
Trait: Poison Heal
EVs: 252 HP/252 Atk/4 Spe
Nature: Adamant or Jolly
- Shadow Claw
- Earthquake/Brick Break
- Substitute/Bulk Up
That's just an example of something you could try. Some other Pokemon that might get some looking into by people:
IS THIS PLAYABLE?
Yes, it is playable. You can use the Hackmons tier as a base for play for now.
So, discuss it here and get out there and try it! If requested, I could always list people who want people to play this with here. I also will probably try my hand at running tournaments of this.