Originally Posted by Fat BlackLight
Starmie is still up there because it Rapid Spins. Barring that, its rather weak, not too bulky, and it would most likely be UU if we had many other choices for spinners. The other reasonable options, though, are Forretress and Tentacruel. Yeah. There goes your momentum.
We really need more Rapid Spinners.
Actually, Foretress is not that bad for the momentum, thanks to Volt Switch (if only it were U-turn).
Considering Starmie, it's not bad with it's good speed, but when you see that Raikou is only UU despite the same speed, better spe attack and better bulk, and a correct typing (less resistances, but not weak to pursuit, U-turn...), I think that without rapid spin, Staross would be really close to UU, or into UU.