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Tier Change Discussion (April 2013)

Discussion in 'BW RU' started by NfskMjmMal, Apr 1, 2013.

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  1. NfskMjmMal


    Jan 1, 2013
    Let's go.

    So, RU has no new members this time around. However, RU has lost 4 Pokémon. Nidoqueen has moved up to UU, and Scolipede, Primape, and Munchlax have moved down to NU.

    Some things to discuss about Nidoqueen:

    • Which Pokémon will rise in usage due to Nidoqueen's departure because they were previously shut down by Nidoqueen?
    • Which Pokémon will rise in usage because they were formerly outclassed by Nidoqueen?
    • Will any Pokémon drop in usage (possibly because they rely on Nidoqueen as a partner)? Why?
    • In general, how does Nidoqueen's departure affect the RU metagame? How will the popularity of different playstyles change?

    Some things to duscuss about Munchlax, Scolipede, and Primeape:

    • Will the usage of some Pokémon rise to fill the roles and/or niches that they filled? If so, which ones and why?
    • How much, at all, does their departure matter? Were they simply outclassed, or did they fill important roles at times?
    • If at all, will the usage of some Pokémon drop? Which ones and why?
    • In general, how did their departures affect the RU metagame? How will the popularity of different playstyles change?

    Happy April Fools
  2. Magcargo

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    Feb 7, 2013
    In all honesty, munchlax's departure doesn't matter. It was pretty outclassed by clefable, had no real recovery and is shut down by taunt. Even in Nu, lickylicky is generally the batter option.

    Scolipede will definetly be a threat in NU. A giant base 112 speed allows it to either sweep with swords dance, setup spikes and even baton pass. However, it will have trouble switching in with so many psychic types.
  3. DittoCrow

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    Mar 15, 2010
    This kind of discussion is what the np thread is for. The mons that went to nu have no effect on the metagame.
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