You did go to the specified link didn't you? The 'Overcentralizing Clause' is essentially what the author was trying to institute at the bottom of the OP. Not my ideas, but I'll use them if they make sense. Besides, even if we junked the characteristics, which was more applicable for OU than UU because of Power Creep, they're still good bases to judge Pokemon off of if no consensus can be reached through this holistic analysis. Yeah, Stallbreaker Mew functions similarly to Sableye, just, you know, more Mewish. Can +2 Mew 1hko Cofag with Psyshock? No... you've a point, that Cofag can't 1hko w/out a NP boost. On the other hand Mew definitely cannot swap into Cofagrigus or it's outsped in TR, does pitiful damage if it attacks unboosted and dies outright if it decides to boost against Cofag. @PK Gaming So if Heracross checks 70% of the tier why aren't we testing our Pokemon and teams according to it? Saying that something's check is overpowered isn't actually giving a reason why it's not valid, until said check gets out of the tier. Wait, I don't see what point you're trying to make with Mewtwo. Are you saying that it'd still be Uber if it had Base 90 Stats across the board? If it's hard for a decent player to sweep massively with Mew, then it shouldn't be broken. And I can't see myself getting 6-0'd, no matter how good the opponent, with Mew. That said, I'd probably take a beating. Next: Guys, you are all saying that its offensive sets are too good, that it's impossible to counter it, that it can't be taken out without incurring damage to the team... but isn't that true of any of the top-tier threats in UU? Heracross without a straight-out counter, Darmanitan w/out Bulky Waters, Kingdra w/out Empoleon, Raikou w/out... uh, depends on the set, and Mew w/out some of its many checks? It's not possible to maneuver around a well-built team with good support for its main sweeper without losing something. Guys... something is not by definition broken if it's the best at a certain role. Mew might be the best bulky set-up sweeper but every role has to have a best Pokemon. Does that make it broken? Maybe! But we shouldn't be banning stuff just because it's hard to counter, or that it's capable of sweeping 2-3 Pokemon by itself. If we did that, we'd have lost Raikou, Kingdra, and Roserade by now. A quote from the Smogon philosophy page: Smogon attempts to avoid bans as much as possible—only when it becomes very apparent that a Pokémon is far too powerful to be in line with a balanced metagame is it banished permanently from the standard arena. Let's not force this ban, OK?