NFEs in new UU I have a bit of time, and am interested in NFEs so I went through the New UU stats and picked out the more common NFEs. 27 | Chansey | 5624 | 6.44% MiniBliss. It can't use the elemental attacks any more with its rubbish SpA, but Seismic Toss replaces it well enough. Very useful to keep special certain threats in check. 59 | Porygon2 | 2787 | 3.19 Was a full evolution in previous gens, was BL before. Whats interesting about it is that in OU it is 47th and on 3.62% of teams. As has been said before this is largely due the the lack of good traceable abilitys in UU compared to OU. The differences in how they are used are, UU has more Download P2's (9% against only 2%), less leftovers (85%/95%), significantly less Bold nature (53%/84%) and more Modest or Quiet natures, overall more offensive EV spreads, and slightly more diversity in attacks. My take on this is that some people are using P2 offensively in UU, where as in OU PZ does it better. Also possibly UU needs less defences to take the more common hits. 65 | Scyther | 2527 | 2.9% Scyther barely counts as a NFE, it was alowed in UU before the addition of most and is a decent sweeper I suppose. 76 | Magneton | 2031 | 2.33 The first of the NFEs that has never had much use in any DP metagame. Unlike its evolution in OU, Magneton has trouble trapping many of the most common UU steel types. A large proportion of both Registeel and Steelix carry Earthquake, and Magneton lacks the power to 1KO either of them. This seems to have forced almost half of Magneton to carry Magnet Rise, and made its most common item Leftovers unlike Magnezone's favourite: Choice Scarf. Hidden Power Fire is also quite common at 37% as its best option against both of the steels it intends to trap, with the next most common being Ground (24%), Ice (16%), and Grass (14%). Its also nice to see 100% of Mags in UU running Magnet Pull, in OU 218 times they used Sturdy.. 83 | Rhydon | 1706 | 1.95% Rnyhorn is used pretty much the same way as Rhyperior, the top 6 moves are in exactly the same order. Items are similar (a few more CBDon), and Ice moves are less needed in UU. Not that much to say here. 90 | Hippopotas | 1543 | 1.77% Leading: 16 | Hippopotas | 1255 | 1.44% Hippopotas is another interesting case, it has never been viable in any competitive metagame (bar LC) and is used almost entirely as a support Pokemon. Its stats and pretty much everything about it are well below average so many people think of it as simple a liability to a team. Here is how it is used: Item: 43% Leftovers, 42% Focus Sash, 12% Choice Band. Interesting to see the balance between Sash and Leftovers, obviously from the players experience it often survives long enough for the slow healing of Leftovers to outweigh the one of survival from Sash. EVs: A majority max HP and Def, while a few (25%) go for Max Attack instead of Defence. As the stats show most of Hippo's are leads, and most have SR. Other common attacks are EQ, Slack Off, Roar, Protect and Toxic. It seems to try to do as much damage as possible through indirect means. Its also nice to note that a NFE got more use than Articuno, Entei, Regigigigwhatever, Sheddy or Shuckle. The next ones got very little use, I'll just give a list: 109 | Pikachu | 1107 | 1.27% 125 | Gligar | 832 | 0.95% 130 | Wynaut | 739 | 0.85% (now banned, lol) 132 | Sneasel | 645 | 0.74% 135 | Gabite | 597 | 0.68 (second best dragon in UU, used more than Wailord) 138 | Trapinch | 550 | 0.63 Supprised this is not more common, its one of the best (read: only) trappers in UU. 141 | Haunter | 482 | 0.55 Hardly worse then Gengar, ok the speed drop is bad but other than that.. and yet its this low? 146 | Piloswine | 407 | 0.47 30 less base attack/speed and 10 less HP means a lot. 151 | Kadabra | 316 | 0.36 Now this is a bit odd. Other that drops to its already lol defences and attack, it lost 15 SpA and 15 Spe. It still has 120/105 special sweeping stats. Maybe its just outclassed by Espeon? And thats enough. Anyway it will be interesting to see if these newly viable NFEs get an analysis.