The Mix and Mega Council has decided that we will be conducting our first suspect test of USUM on Shadow Tag.
Shadow Tag is considered by many as an uncompetitive ability due to disabling one of the core components of Pokémon battling, switching. While this alone isn't enough to justify a lack of competitiveness, it's important to consider how it alone can overwhelm defensive Pokémon such as Blissey, Toxapex and support Arceus formes with little to no effort. This occurring while virtually disallowing any reliable counter measures is astounding. Initially, we had wanted to wait and see if Ubers were going to hold a suspect test (as Mix and Mega is Ubers-based); however, due to their rapid pace we have decided to go ahead and suspect test this ourselves.
It's quite clear that the main culprit here is Gothitelle, although it is important to realise that Eviolite Gothorita can almost pull off the exact same job. Gengarite Gengar is also included in this as it does retain the ability, even if it lacks the presence the aforementioned user does. Shadow Tag as a whole should be considered during this suspect test. Don't prioritise either user over the ability of Shadow Tag.
In short: The suspect test is for the ability Shadow Tag and the item Gengarite, even on Gengar.
Examples of Shadow Tag in action:
Quantum's excellent post outling Shadow Tag << especially because I suck at explaining things.
Game Limit: 50
How many battles you'll need to get voting reqs:
GXE N 100 19 95 23 90 27 85 34 80 48
Alternatively you can input your GXE into this.
I will also be holding a suspect tournament in the OM room, where the winner and runner-up get voting reqs without having to ladder. I will announce the date of this later into the suspect test.
Where do I post?
Post your suspect requirements proof in this thread, along with your vote. Ban, No Ban, or Abstain in bold so it makes it easier to tell what your vote is when counting.
You do not require a specific username, any alt may be used, as long as you provide a screenshot of requirements and proof that the alt is yours.
You may also discuss the current suspect test within this thread, as the thread is not limited to posting reqs.
The suspect test will last for two weeks, ending on December 21st.
60% Ban Majority required to Ban Shadow Tag outright.
- We're suspecting Shadow Tag.
- The COIL requirement is 2750, the B value is 10.5, the game limit is 50.
- Shadow Tag + Gengarite Gengar will be banned during the suspect process.
- Post requirements proof on thread with vote in bold so it's easier to count.
- Suspect will end on December 21st.
- 60% ban vote required to ban.