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New OU List (January 2009)

Discussion in 'Pokémetrics' started by X-Act, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. X-Act

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    Brand new year... Brand new OU list!

    This list was compiled from statistics of October, November and December taken together, with a bias of 1:3:20 respectively.

    Code:
    Aerodactyl
    Alakazam
    Azelf
    Blissey
    Breloom
    Bronzong
    Celebi
    Cresselia
    Donphan
    Dragonite
    Dugtrio
    Dusknoir
    Electivire
    Empoleon
    Flygon
    Forretress
    Gengar
    Gliscor
    Gyarados
    Heatran
    Heracross
    Hippowdon
    Infernape
    Jirachi
    Jolteon
    Kingdra
    Lucario
    Machamp
    Magnezone
    Mamoswine
    Metagross
    Ninjask
    Porygon-Z
    Rhyperior
    Rotom-A
    Salamence
    Scizor
    Skarmory
    Snorlax
    Starmie
    Suicune
    Swampert
    Tentacruel
    Togekiss
    Tyranitar
    Vaporeon
    Weavile
    Yanmega
    Zapdos
     
    (49 Pokemon)
    Three Pokemon are new entries in the OU list. Please welcome Empoleon, Flygon and Rhyperior. Gallade exits the OU list.
  2. Stallion

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    So I'm taking it that the usage of the appliances are all under the one banner now?

    Also not too suprised with the current OU list and its new inclusions, except for the fact that Electivire always somehow inexplicably always avoids dropping into BL despite the fact I never see it on ladder.
  3. eig

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    Yay, if Porygon2 hasn't gone up to OU I can use him in the UU test which means no more infernape spoiling its fun.
  4. yoshi!

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    Does Rotom-A being in OU exclude Rotom from the UU testing, or are we making Rotom-A and Rotom different pokemon?
  5. Nachos

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    How Donphan keeps coming back to OU is beyond me.

    Nice to see Empoleon there, as well as Flygon.
  6. pi face

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    I say the same about Electivire... but it never was BL though :P
  7. tripe

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    How the hell is Dugtrio still OU?
  8. welorg

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    where is shaymin???
  9. Ellington

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    Uber for now.

    Pretty fun newcomers, although I'd like to see some pokémon leave the list. Seriously, how come so many people are still using Electivire?
  10. Evil Hamster

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    I swear I haven't seen a Heracross or an Electivire in the last three months, lol. Can't say I'm surprised about the new entries though, though I'm slightly disappointed that Empoleon won't be useable in the new UU.
  11. SHUCKLE MAN

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    Donphan manages to scrape its way into OU every time. I swear, it always seems to be in the 45-50 region. :)
  12. Scofield

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    I really wish gallade would've just stayed OU. Normally I wouldn't mind but just from theorymon I'm pretty sure that it can break the new UU. An attack stat high as heracross and gyarados, great typing, amazing movepool and swords dance. The CB set (thanks a lot to psycho cut) also absoultely wrecks shit up. If it woulda stayed OU it just would've saved some time, I think.
  13. MetaNite

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    I'm disapointed Rhyperior isn't usable in the new UU. Nothing resists its STABs there.

    Oh yeah, except for Torterra. But that's what Megahorn is for.

    Electivire has reasons for still being OU. First off, Zapdos is in the top 5 meaning Electivire has plenty of chances to come in. And it still has synergy with Gyarados, another top 5.

    I hardly see Gallade. It doesn't do much and is easily revenge killed. But the Bulk Up set always seems to take down a Pokemon.
  14. TVboyCanti

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    Donphans probably the best spinner now that rotom is the #1 spin blocker in OU.

    Donphan doesn't take super effective damage from any of rotom-Hs attacks, and has assurance/toxic/roar to use against rotom. Starmie can't exactly claim the same.
  15. SHUCKLE MAN

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    Well, there's no real reason to worry, because if it truly is that broken, it'll be banned.
  16. X-Act

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    Rotom-A and Rotom are considered different Pokemon, just like Shaymin-S and Shaymin are.
  17. Red Rain

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    Nice to see Empoleon there. Everyone says it was under-rated, but now it's got great usage and is finally where it belongs. Rhyperior is a great decision too, he's in my new team for a reason. He's totally underrated.
  18. Legacy Raider

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    Well, the evil penguin Empoleon is finally OU. Nice to see Rhyperior and Flygon come into that list as well, as they are both of them powerful pokemon of their own accord and Flygon in particular does well in the metagame at present.
  19. TVboyCanti

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    Sounds like somebody's got a grudge lol. Just kidding. Glad to see Flygon won't be poking its head into UU, all the dragons are now safely in OU.
  20. Ellington

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    Except Altaria.
  21. Lemmiwinks MkII

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    Well it does have to contend with Spiritomb in this new metagame, who is likely to be very popular given that it is the only bulky Ghost left. I do agree though that it will be interesting to see what kind of impact it will have.
  22. SMZ

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    Nice to see Empoleon and Rhyperior OU :D. Gallading exiting isn't surprising for me (but so as Electivire still being OU).
  23. Garganator

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    Only Spiritomb ? Because I guess it's not quite true - if Smogon count every single Rotom form like each one of them is new pokemon (and only Rotom-A is OU) and in Smogon Server statistics each form has their own statistics. Does it mean that there will be possibility to use another forms in new UU tier ?

    EDIT: Thanks for answer Lemmiwinks.
  24. Lemmiwinks MkII

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    Rotom-Appliance, i.e. all the appliance Rotoms combined. Only the weaker original Rotom will be allowed in UU.
  25. Malfunction

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    Yay Flygon in OU.
    Thanks for this people.

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