Approved by Arcticblast and Hollywood (forever Treecko) RIP Detective Dell you will always have a place here :'( GEN 6 PU credit to Arhops for the awesome banner! Introduction: Welcome to the PU Metagame for X&Y! For those of you who don't know, PU allows all the NU Pokemon that are 3.406% or lower in the 1630 usage stats to be used. With the cream of the NU crop leveled off, there is room for the lowest of the low to finally have a chance to shine as top-tier threats. Maybe YOU will be the one that finds the next top threat or strategy! PU is easily playable by simply challenging your friends on the ladder (simply select PU on Pokemon Showdown and make sure that both players are aware that they should be using PU teams). You can easily go on SynIRC and join #othermetas, or even better, join #pu to chat in real time with fellow PU players and even find battles. I will be picking from the best posters in order to fill the PU Council. That is because there will be suspects and bans, so when the time comes you should all do your best to post well-thought out reasonings. Even if this doesn't get you a seat on the Council, you may convince a Council member to change their vote. Other ways to be considered for the PU Council would be to start great discussions in this thread or on IRC. We also have our own Room on Pokemon Showdown! Remember, PU follows all standard Smogon clauses and bans. Tier shifts will occur at the same time the official tiers have their own shifts. That means that PU will shift every 3 months. PU Council: WhiteDMist (Leader) Detective Dell (Co-Leader) Robert Alfons scorpdestroyer Magnemite galbia Montsegur Anty Rotating Council (Musharna Suspect) The Leprechaun WildHope Rotating Council (Garbodor, Glalitite, and Cameruptite Suspect) Megazard Z GrimoireGod Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Former Council Peef Rimgar TRC Clauses & Banlists: Clauses: Endless Battle Clause: Players cannot use any moveset on any Pokémon capable of intentionally causing an endless battle. Thus: A Pokémon may not carry Recycle and hold a Leppa Berry in conjunction with Heal Pulse and Milk Drink, Moonlight, Morning Sun, Recover, Roost, Slack Off, Soft-Boiled, or Wish. A Pokémon may not hold a Leppa Berry while carrying Recycle and Pain Split. A Pokémon may not hold a Leppa Berry while carrying Recycle and Fling. Evasion Clause: Players cannot use the moves Double Team or or Minimize. Moody Clause: Players cannot use a Pokémon with the Moody ability. OHKO Clause: Players cannot use the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold. Sleep Clause: Players cannot induce sleep to more than one Pokémon on the opposing team at the same time. Species Clause: Players cannot have two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number on the same team. Swagger Clause: Players cannot use the move Swagger. Baton Pass Clause: Players cannot have more than one Pokémon with the move Baton Pass. Banlists: Shadow Tag Drought Drizzle Banned Pokemon - A team cannot have any of the Pokemon found in the following tiers: NU, BL3, RU, BL2, UU, BL, OU, and Ubers. These are the Pokemon above the PU cutoff: Accelgor, Altaria, Archeops, Armaldo, Audino, Beedrill, Cacturne, Cradily, Crustle, Cryogonal, Dragalge, Electivire, Exeggutor, Feraligatr, Ferroseed, Golurk, Gorebyss, Granbull, Gurdurr, Hariyama, Jynx, Kangaskhan, Klinklang, Lanturn, Leafeon, Liepard, Lilligant, Lopunny, Ludicolo, Magmortar, Malamar, Mesprit, Miltank, Mismagius, Muk, Musharna, Omastar,Pangoro, Pawniard, Pidgeot, Primeape, Probopass, Pyroar, Qwilfish, Regirock, Rhydon, Rotom, Rotom-Fan, Samurott, Sandslash, Sawk, Sceptile, Seismitoad, Shiftry, Slurpuff, Spiritomb, Steelix, Swellow, Torkoal, Typhlosion, Uxie, Vileplume, Vivillon, Weezing, Xatu, Zangoose List of Mons (Move your mouse to reveal the content) List of Mons (open) List of Mons (close) | 62 | Bouffalant | 3.289% | | 63 | Barbaracle | 3.275% | | 64 | Altaria | 3.204% | | 65 | Chatot | 3.129% | | 66 | Mantine | 3.091% | | 67 | Avalugg | 2.968% | | 68 | Togetic | 2.927% | | 69 | Garbodor | 2.923% | | 70 | Flareon | 2.896% | | 71 | Poliwrath | 2.844% | | 72 | Tauros | 2.841% | | 73 | Lickilicky | 2.833% | | 74 | Haunter | 2.802% | | 75 | Ditto | 2.716% | | 76 | Ninetales | 2.705% | | 77 | Articuno | 2.625% | | 78 | Gourgeist-Super | 2.599% | | 79 | Scyther | 2.599% | | 80 | Golem | 2.566% | | 81 | Leavanny | 2.517% | | 82 | Raichu | 2.504% | | 83 | Dusknoir | 2.370% | | 84 | Carracosta | 2.357% | | 85 | Camerupt | 2.294% | | 86 | Floatzel | 2.275% | | 87 | Dusclops | 2.157% | | 88 | Tangela | 2.116% | | 89 | Rampardos | 2.032% | | 90 | Luxray | 2.025% | | 91 | Kecleon | 1.901% | | 92 | Basculin | 1.876% | | 93 | Gogoat | 1.837% | | 94 | Throh | 1.827% | | 95 | Kadabra | 1.819% | | 96 | Electrode | 1.818% | | 97 | Beheeyem | 1.812% | | 98 | Ursaring | 1.809% | | 99 | Lumineon | 1.779% | | 100 | Torterra | 1.748% | | 101 | Piloswine | 1.742% | | 102 | Musharna | 1.712% | | 103 | Kingler | 1.707% | | 104 | Mr. Mime | 1.689% | | 105 | Dodrio | 1.675% | | 106 | Bastiodon | 1.627% | | 107 | Ariados | 1.614% | | 108 | Lapras | 1.602% | | 109 | Rotom-Frost | 1.553% | | 110 | Arbok | 1.544% | | 111 | Drifblim | 1.542% | | 112 | Pelipper | 1.511% | | 113 | Grumpig | 1.496% | | 114 | Sneasel | 1.455% | | 115 | Glaceon | 1.448% | | 116 | Rapidash | 1.445% | | 117 | Marowak | 1.419% | | 118 | Aurorus | 1.371% | | 119 | Regice | 1.360% | | 120 | Frogadier | 1.336% | | 121 | Victreebel | 1.332% | | 122 | Meowstic | 1.320% | | 123 | Combusken | 1.281% | | 124 | Furfrou | 1.265% | | 125 | Ninjask | 1.214% | | 126 | Carbink | 1.212% | | 127 | Stoutland | 1.204% | | 128 | Slaking | 1.187% | | 129 | Meganium | 1.143% | | 130 | Gigalith | 1.142% | | 131 | Wartortle | 1.101% | | 132 | Linoone | 1.087% | | 133 | Sawsbuck | 1.065% | | 134 | Swoobat | 1.048% | | 135 | Serperior | 1.043% | | 136 | Electabuzz | 1.028% | + ---- + --------------- + ------- + I think I've said enough. So what are you waiting for? Artists are welcome as well, especially if you have ideas for a banner!