Approved By Birkal As 6th gen swiftly approaches, I think it’s time that we take a look back on the entire 5th gen OU Metagame. With the transition from 4th gen to 5th gen, we acquired such powerhouses as Excadrill, Thundurus, new abilities that pushed pokemon over the top, Permanent Weather, Terrakion, Landorus, Volcarona, and more. With the arrival of Black and White 2, we obtained a powerful threat in the form of Kyurem-Black, along with the blistering speed and power of Tornadus-T, Thundurus-T, and Landorus-T, along with being blessed with the raw power of Sheer Force Landorus. These Pokemon have all had a great impact over the course of 5th gen OU. But, it is now time to decide, who are the Top 10 Titans of 5th Gen OU? This is where you guys come in. This thread will work similarly to the OU Viability Ranking Thread, where throughout the week, you guys will nominate Pokemon to be voted on to be placed as candidates for the Top 10 Titans of 5th Gen OU. The voting for the actual top 10 list will be done in September (one month away from 6th gen) by you all, so that by the time 6th gen does roll around, we have an accurate depiction of which Pokemon were the ones that had a very significant impact on the OU Metagame. Every Sunday, you will look through the candidates mentioned, and then you will vote on the one that has the most compelling argument on why it should be in the Top 10. The voting will last until Sunday, 11:59 PM GMT-7, which after that, I will try my best to announce officially the winner and then edit the OP with the potential candidates. Then, you all will continue to nominate candidates for the week. Now, what do I want in a post? Well, what I would like to see in a post nominating a Pokemon is: What kind of effect did this Pokemon have during its time in the 5th Gen OU Metagame? What were its main roles when it was/is used? What caused it to have such a significant impact? (Think Movesets, abilities, base stats, etc) How would you deal with this Pokemon when you are team building/battling it? (checks, counters, etc) These are the kinds of posts that show that you aren’t just saying, “Pokemon X should be in the top 10 because it looks cool.” Those kinds of posts should not even be thought about being made. Now, for the big question, what kinds of Pokemon can we nominate? Well, really, you can nominate any that were in OU but were banned, any in OU but were moved down, or you can suggest any Pokemon that’s in OU right now. I’m hoping that by the time that September rolls around, we’ll have a significant list to vote for the top 10. Now, the voting for the top 10 will NOT be a standard 1. Best Pokemon 2. Second best, etc. The Top 10 will be the ones that have had the most significant impact on their time used in the Metagame. This means even in Black and White 1, so you can suggest Deoxys-A to be a candidate. However, this would be advised against since it was only OU for a very short time in Black and White 1, and therefore its impact was not very notable. So, with Week 1 now over, it's time to keep a list of who is in the running to become a titan. Your potential candidates are: Tyranitar Politoed Terrakion Ferrothorn Deoxys-Speed Now, for the rest of the voting, you will be voting on 1 pokemon to be put in the top 10. I feel that this topic would be a great idea for us at the moment with 6th gen coming towards us fast and with 5th gen finally winding down on being almost done with the changes in it. So, now it is up to you all. Who do you think impacted the OU metagame the most? Who do you believe is a Titan?