NOTE: DISCUSSION IN THIS THREAD WILL BE LIMITED TO STATISTICS CALCULATIONS, CLARIFICATIONS AND OVERALL TRENDS. DISCUSSIONS OF INDIVIDUAL POKEMON WILL BE DELETED (each Pokemon has its own thread--discuss there). POSTS THAT SIMPLY QUOTE OR REFERENCE STATISTICS WITH PERSONAL COMMENTARY WILL BE DELETED. POSTS DISCUSSING HYPOTHETICAL LOWER TIERS WILL BE DELETED. As we say good-bye to 2013, we also say good-bye to the "Pre-bank" tiers, even though most of us are still waiting to get our hands on "Pokemon Bank." 2014 will be an exciting year to be a part of Smogon, as starting today we make our first steps towards exploring the lower tiers with the publishing of the first UU banlists (I've been told that Standard UU will be playable on the ladder soon). Standard, Doubles and LC UU are, for now, "unofficial" metagames, whose banlists will be updated monthly until they are made official. More on that in the above-linked thread. I've also gone ahead and put together "Mega Evolution" stats for you all this month (though the data was always there). I know a lot of you have been wanting them. Note: I decided to merge "Standard" stats with Pokebank stats, even though there are significant differences regarding released items and abilities. It was the least bad of all choices available to me. Also: no separate Gen V- thread this month. Having everything in one place just seemed like the better idea. All right, I think that'e everything! Enjoy the final month of pre-bank stats!