Don't use that, use this Approved by Haunter Idea based off of this thread in the BW RU subforum and various other threads for the other BW Metagames If you have taken a look at our usage stats recently, you may have noticed a few interesting trends. Top tier threats such as Landorus, Keldeo, and Manaphy are in UU range while bad, mediocre, or straight-up outclassed Pokemon such as Donphan, Cloyster, and Forretress are comfortably OU. The purpose of this thread is to educate newer players about which Pokemon are good, which Pokemon aren't, and why, ultimately leading to a better playerbase. Here is an example of how you should format your responses: Don't use this: Salamence @ Life Orb Ability: Intimidate EVs: 64 Atk / 252 Spd / 192 SAtk Naive Nature - Outrage - Draco Meteor - Earthquake - Fire Blast Why it's bad: While MixMence was an absolute monster in previous generations, it has fallen from grace in XY. Its coverage, which was once considered unwallable, now leaves it unable to break some of the most common walls in OU, such as Sylveon, Clefable, or Togekiss. In addition, Salamence's once highly sought-after power is now a bit lackluster for OU standards. In addition, there are now quite a few Pokemon that completely outclass it. One such example is... Instead, use this: Kyurem-Black @ Life Orb / Leftovers Ability: Teravolt EVs: 200 SAtk / 56 HP / 252 Spd Mild Nature - Substitute / Outrage - Fusion Bolt / Draco Meteor - Earth Power - Ice Beam Why it's better: Kyurem-B is everything MixMence ever hoped it could be and more. It is an absolute terror to stall teams, with its great coverage, sky-high base 170 and 120 mixed attacking stats, and excellent ability in Teravolt, all of which allow Kyurem-B to be one of the greatest wallbreakers in OU. Its Teravolt ability lets it bypass Mega Venusaur's Thick Fat and Rotom-W's Levitate to be able to 2HKO both of them. It's no slouch against offensive teams, either. It can set up a Substitute against a Pokemon it forces out, and then use its fantastic power and coverage to tear holes in the opposing team. It has the coverage to rip through Landorus-T, Gliscor, Azumarill, Mega Venusaur, and Togekiss, while it has the raw power to break Clefable and Sylveon. All of these Pokemon can cause Salamence major issues, while Kyurem-B has little trouble with any of them. Conclusion: While Salamence is a mere shadow of its former self, Kyurem-B is a more than suitable replacement. Kyurem-B is, simply put, a monster. Its attacking stats put Salamence's to shame, and its coverage is also impressive. Kyurem-B is so much more threatening of a wallbreaker than Mixmence could ever hope to be in the XY OU metagame. Archive: Archive (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Archive (open) Archive (close) Rules: -Don't use this thread just to bash certain Pokemon. -Don't post obviously bad examples, such as Electivire or special Conkeldurr -Try to refrain from posting about a Pokemon if it isn't receiving much usage in OU at the moment, since the purpose of this thread is to inform about bad or outclassed Pokemon or sets that get more usage than they deserve. -Please stay on topic. -Make sure to back up your arguments with relevant information. As in more than just a sentence or two. -All usual rules of the OU subforum still apply.