Hello, going into NU's next stage, we're moving forward by suspect testing Barbaracle. Barbaracle is being suspect tested due to it's fantastic offensive capabilities which are furthered by great coverage, brutal power, and a perfect sweeping tool in Shell Smash. With the introduction of Z-Moves Barbaracle has gained a deadly tool for obliterating would be defensive checks, and in this fast paced metagame it only takes one boost for Barbaracle to wreak havoc and potentially just end games by itself. To make matters worse, the very few Pokemon which do have the ability to check Barbaracle are either picked off by coverage such as Grass Knot or very niche in the case of Ferroseed and Gurdurr. Barbaracle's spectacular speed after a Shell Smash lets it outpace virtually the entire metagame outside of very uncommon Base 110 Choice Scarf users, and thanks to it's impressive bulk it can even take most priority attacks decently. Thus, the NU Council has unanimously agreed that Barbaracle's terrifying mix of sheer power, speed, and consistency has made it worthy of being suspect tested. Barbaracle will be allowed on the ladder during this suspect test. The reqs will be 2700 COIL with a B value of 9.0 and a 70 game limit. This suspect period will last for 10 days, ending on Thursday, October 5th at 11:59 PM EDT. N=9.0/log2(40*GXE/2700) Tagging the The Immortal for the ladder. /!\ Rules for posting in this thread /!\ No one liners nor uninformed posts; No discussion on other potential suspects; No discussion on the suspect process; You are required to make respectful posts; Failing to follow these simple guidelines will result into your post being deleted and infracted without any prior warning.