Originally Posted by Fat Milos
i have never played RU, but i feel like now is the perfect time for myself and anybody else who has never played this tier to start... how often do you get a perfectly balanced metagame?
Never, as there hasn't been a perfectly balanced metagame since... Gen II, I think. I didn't play competitively in Gen II, as I was rather young.
At any rate, props to you guys for rebanning Cresselia and... wait, you didn't get rid of Nidoqueen? You're banking on two months' worth of usage thresholds just to wait for it to kick herself upstairs?
At least RU's improved some. I still feel iffy about seeing some Pokes around in the tier (like Escavalier) without a Suspect Test to at least offer. Then again, my definition of balanced is a lot more extreme than your guys' definition, so I'll cut this tier some slack; things can only get better from here, after all.
One Pokemon I have been using for a few months now and found to be extremely useful is what I refer to as "Huntile", aka Special Unburden Sceptile. I'm using this set at the moment IIRC:
Sceptile @ Grass Gem
Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)
-Hidden Power Rock
Still, that Huntile set seems interesting for some reason. If I return to the lower tiers (i.e. UU and below) I might try it out.