Hello. Here you can discuss / theorymon the xy ru metagame. A HUGE amount will change, which is why I've decided to make a new thread instead of using the current ru theorymon thread. Anyway, onto the changes you can discuss: Potential new additions: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide New XY additions Pangoro Malamar Clawitzer Tyrantrum(pre rock head) Delphox Slurpuff Heliolisk Vivillon Gogoat Hawlucha Pyroar Aromatisse Aurorus Furfrou Avalugg Doublade Dedenne Carbink OU / UU dropdowns: Krookodile Mismagius Registeel Scrafty Milotic Ambipom Porygon-Z Sharpedo Yanmega Venomoth Cresselia Toxicroak Note: these pokes are either: low in usage in uu right now, not particularly good in uu right or have been nerfed substantially. Important mechanic chances: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Move changes(namely defog) Move base power changes Sleep status being altered(doesn't reset after switching, guaranteed one turn sleep) Fairy type has been introduced Steel no longer resists ghost and dark Ability changes(infiltrator, auto weather abilities only last for 5 turns now) Pokemon that will presumably move up out of RU: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Scolipede Aggron Clefable Kangaskhan Galvantula Smeargle Kabutops Mandibuzz Ampharos Pinsir Pokemon Buffs: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Crawdaunt(Aqua Jet as egg move, Crabhammer power boost, Knock Off buff) Chatot(100% confusion chatter, boomburst) Exploud(boomburst) Manectric(mega evolution) Bannette(mega evolution) Entei(confirmed for sacred fire) Aerodactyl(mega evolution) Combusken(can run baton pass and speed boost) Granbull(fairy type) Many pokemon such as poliwrath and stoutland got slight stat changes Here is an example post: Finally, credit to users: Molk, atomicllamas and Soulgazer for co-writing the thread.