Originally Posted by Fat Django
The only way would be UU unbanning Sand Stream, which I don't really see happening any time soon. That is the ONLY other permanent weahter that will ever get anywhere near NU (there is always the chance that it will stay in RU or even UU). UU have stated on multiple occaisions that Drought will never be unbanned anyway, so there is no need to worry about that. The way Smogon tiers work mean we can't just "ask" for something to be unbanned either, and it is not just "fair" to allow all of the weathers because Hail is NU.
Just for additional clarification on this one: as per Oglemi's proposal
, even if UU decides to pull another unban of either Sand Stream or Drought out of their ass, it will return to the state where it was initially banned (meaning both abilities would only be allowed back in UU, since they never existed in RU or NU before they were banned). Snover was in NU when UU banned it, meaning the unban dropped it all the way back for us.
Anyone who's voting, please send in your votes to me as soon as possible. I'll close this thread with the results when there is a majority. Thanks in advance!