Cinccino & Absol possibly leaving NU? *starts spamming them in RU*. I don't think the lost of Cinccino will be change the tier much with a large selection of normal type attackers like zangoose & tauros. Possibly a rise in golem but there's always mold breaker users like sawk n no guard dynamic punch golurk to keep him at Bay. Absol on the other hand will leave a significant gap. Sure Skuntank can fil some of those roles but you don't want the tier to be too predictable using the same dark type or else players will use the appropriate move to counter ie hidden power ground Musharna lol. I predict a second, possibly third go to dark type to take Absol's place. Looking at the list of NU dark types. Shiftry appeared to stand out. Not as powerful as Absol but is slightly faster and gets a secondary grass stab which make Alolomola vulnerable. It can also run a sneaky special set making it unpredictable. Ah we will find out in 2013. Hopefully the world doesn't end before then :-p.