Well, RU is finally off the ground! The tier has shaken up a bit with the bans of Yanmega and Venomoth, and due to usage stats a significant amount of pokemon are jumping between tiers. Charizard, Sawsbuck, Tangrowth, and Victreebel are now part of RU, while Cresselia, Blastoise, Rhyperior, Golurk, Umbreon, and Stoutland moved up and out of the tier to UU and Gastrodon skipped right up to OU. (stolen from Jabba's UU thread) (Move your mouse to reveal the content) (stolen from Jabba's UU thread) (open) (stolen from Jabba's UU thread) (close) The issue of what to do with the suspects is going to be put to the side for now, while you guys adjust to this new metagame. There will not be a suspect test this round, but suspects will still be dealt with in some (yet to be determined fashion), so feel free to point out what you believe to be too good for the metagame. You might notice that this is now being referred to as a "Stage." In order to keep the metagame sorted out, every post-banning or tier shift due to usage stats will result in RU moving to a new Stage. I'll try to keep you updated on what will be happening with the suspects, but as of right now, we don't fully know what's going on either. With that said, please keep the focus on metagame discussion. And by discussion, I mean backing up your ideas with sound evidence. If you want to post about how Snover counters every Entei set in existence or how Medicham is an underrated switch into Sableye then that's fine, just make sure you back it up with calcs. In case it wasn't clear, don't make one sentence posts.