Genesect has finally been banned from Wifi OU. Whether or not you disagree with this ban, it's clear that Genesect shaped the BW2 metagame to a large degree. There is no single Pokemon that can fulfill its role as a late-game sweeper or a revenge killer. While we already have a thread about what Pokemon can attempt to take over "The G-spot" that most good teams had before the ban, I'd like to ask the question from a different perspective: What Pokemon/playstyles do you see being more viable/more used now that Genesect is gone, because Genesect checked them so effectively? (Or less used because they could deal with Genesect) Some examples I thought of are below: Hydregion There is already a big thread on Hydregion, but he is one of the biggest winners in the Genesect ban. He has literally no counters in OU, bar a very healthy Chansey, and a simple set of Draco Meteor/Fire Blast/Superpower/Roost or Earthquake can hit like a truck. Without Genesect to outspeed and OHKO with a Zero-Consequence U-turn, his future is looking up. Latias Latias had already been rising in usage, but with Genesect gone, one of its premier checks is removed. A set of Calm Mind/Roost/Hidden Power Fire/Dragon Pulse can hit a large portion of the metagame hard, and can check rain offense very effectively. Dragonite One of the best BW1 Pokemon should make a comeback with its best revenge killer gone. Although the resurgent Mamoswine remains a threat, Dragonite should see more use now that Gene is gone. Heatran Although it remains the best counter to sun teams, Heatran lost an important role with Genesect's ban. Since it is no longer needed as the best Gene switch-in, its usage may drop somewhat, although its excellent typing, ability, and stats ensure it will remain a great Pokemon. Celebi suggested by Alexwolf Celebi got a big boost with Gene gone. No longer fearing the quick STAB U-turn that Genesect could hit it with, Celebi now stands tall as an excellent threat to rain teams. However, it still has issues with Ferrothorn and Scizor in rain, and still has to worry about Tornadus-T. Despite this, it forms an excellent core with a steel-type that can handle U-Turns and Hurricanes, and its Defensive set, although facing competition with Rotom-W, can check Keldeo much better than Rotom-W can. Hyper Offense The banning of Genesect both helped and hurt HO. It hurt in that HO lost one of the best sweepers and scarf users it could find. It helped because ScarfSect and RP Sect easily revenge kill/sweep Hyper Offensive teams, so it is one less threat to worry about. Stall Although some people may disagree, I maintain that Genesect was never a threat to stall. Chansey walls it easily, as does Jirachi on a rain stall team, or Tentacruel when it lacks Thunderbolt (which it usually did). Since the Genesect teamslot was usually not helpful vs. stall, will the addition of another memeber that can hurt stall help or hinder the defensive playstyle? What other Pokemon and playstyles do you find more viable now that Genesect has been banned?