We have finally arrived to the voting stage! The following users have qualified to vote: Suspect Bosses (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Suspect Bosses (open) Suspect Bosses (close) .Robert Ada AfroThunderRule ala Aldaron badabing ballabrown24 BKC Blim Bloo Bologo bonesawz bro fist BurningMan chaos 9 Chimpakt Cicada Ciele complete legitimacy CrashinBoomBang Dracule Mihawk dragonuser Eet Executive Proton FrostFire GaryTheGengar Ghostbone Ginku Haunter HSA Iconic Improbable JabbaTheGriffin Jayde JLei2k Kennen Kevin Garrett Kidogo Lavos Spawn Lemarvinjordan23 LighTz911 LizardMan locopoke Lohgock Lunar. McMeghan Melee Mewtwo Metric MoP mostwanted Myzozoa Nachos Nauar Noodlez nyczxjay Ojama PDC PenguinX Perche No Fai PK Gaming Pocket Requiem ShakeItUp shartruce2 SoulWind Steven Snype Stone RG taxi driver Taylor TDL Terraquaza Texas Cloverleaf Thatsjustpeachy The Great Mighty Doom TheStarRapper Tobes toshimelonhead TropiOUs undisputed White symphoni XKnightX yee ~GreenCore To determine Garchomp's fate, we will be using instant-runoff voting, akin to the ADV Baton Pass vote. You will have six options to choose from, and you should list them in order of preference. Be sure to bold your list. The options are: Unban Garchomp All forms of Garchomp, regardless of ability, are legal in OU. Sand Veil will remain unbanned. Ban Garchomp All forms of Garchomp, regardless of ability, are banned from OU. Sand Veil will remain unbanned. Ban Sand Veil The ability Sand Veil is banned from OU. Pokemon with the ability Sand Veil are still legal, but must use their alternate ability. Garchomp will be unbanned. Ban Sand Veil + Sandstream A Pokemon with the ability Sand Veil and a Pokemon with the ability Sandstream may not be used on the same team. Garchomp will be unbanned. Ban Sand Veil and ban Garchomp All forms of Garchomp, regardless of ability, are banned from OU. The ability Sand Veil is also banned from OU. Pokemon with the ability Sand Veil are still legal, but must use their alternate ability. Ban Sand Veil and Snow Cloak under Evasion Clause The abilities Sand Veil and Snow Cloak are banned from OU. Pokemon with the abilities Sand Veil or Snow Cloak are still legal, but must use their alternate ability. Garchomp will be unbanned. Since we're likely to never revisit the issue of Garchomp again in Gen 5, an option will just need to hit a simple 50%+ majority to be implemented, unless an option reaches a 2/3 + 1 supermajority at any point, in which case that option will be implemented. I'm gonna rip from Phil and show you what your votes should look like: It's as simple as that! Feel free to add a little explanation if you so desire. You have until Friday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to vote. Reminder: admins, super moderators, and Policy Review moderators must delete their votes to keep this a 'blind' vote. Also if you have voted in four BW Suspect Tests, you are eligible for the Tiering Contributor badge. Please PM me with links to all of your BW votes (even if it exceeds 4), and I will process them all. Thanks so much for all the work you've put in to improve Smogon's OU tier. We really appreciate your efforts.