So I got requirements earlier today and I wanted to put in my input on Kyurem-b and its effect on the metagame.
First, and foremost, I don't believe Kyurem-b is in anyway "broken" in the current OU metagame. While Kyurem-b has nice bulk and amazing attack stat, I don't see any strengths that hugely overpower its flaws in this metagame. The flaws I see in Kyurem-b are the following: unfortunate ice typing, slow, weakness to common priority (mach punch, bullet punch), and (imo) a subpar moveset. I think that I should further elaborate on this; Kyurem-b is weak to all entry hazards, a terror when trying to run scarf or band sets. Additionally, I've found that suspect testing has been a generally faster paced metagame, which includes all the new BW2 toys that introduced a plethora of pokemon above base 100 speed. Kyurem-b has the power to steal a kill from the opposide side; however, it's weaknesses to common priority moves prevents Kyurem-b from sweeping often. From my own conclusions, Kyurem-b cannot do enough to be considered "broken" in this metagame.
However, I think that Kyurem-b is still a pretty cool threat in this metagame. It has pretty good bulk that lets it take advantage of a mixed sub set, which in my opinion is the best set for Kyurem-b. Unfortunately, its attack doesn't gain any notable kills, but Kyurem-b's ability Teravolt allows it to completely neglect abilities like Multiscale (a lifesaver at times). Also, I think that Kyurem-b provides a splash of diversity in this metagame by providing hail teams with another threat, not to mention a decent check to rain threats.
Overall, I think that Kyurem-b should be lowered down into OU and that Kyurem-b has a (mostly) beneficial effect on the metagame by providing a little bit of diversity. I think that a lot of people are over-exaggerating the staleness in the suspect metagame. If you go into OU and play a couple games there, you don't see Valentine's rain team everywhere or Deo-d + 5 sweepers and I think this is how the metagame would shape after the suspect test ends (assuming Kyurem-b comes down). The main reason why Suspect Test felt so stale imo is because of the lack of people searching for battles. I think that the OU metagame was already kind of overcentralized already and Kyurem-b just helped people realize to start using Deo-D teams more. Kyurem-b isn't even in most battles anyways, so I see no reason to fret about overcentralization BECAUSE of Kyurem-b. This thread isn't even about the OU metagame anyways :\. Therefore, I think Kyurem-b is a great addition to the current OU metagame and look forwards to the suspect test coming up.
Last edited by PryorConvictions; Oct 29th, 2012 at 5:15:01 PM.