Introduction to the Ubers Lair
Welcome to the Ubers Lair, where all of your Pokemon dreams come true! Being the highest tier of all, the metagame includes every single (released) Pokemon you could want but never got to use in the lower tiers. Ever wanted to feel the brute force of unleashing ridiculously powerful Draco Meteors from top-notch Pokemon such as Rayquaza, Dialga, and Palkia? Ever wanted to bring The Creator of all that is Pokemon, Arceus, from its heavenly hall to the battlefield? Or perhaps you've just wanted to feel the adrenaline of the action lurking in our tier? If so, this place is just for you!
The Ubers Lair will contain the latest news regarding the tier, be it tournaments, new projects happening in the forum, or just fresh information. On the menu to the left, you can find the Ubers forum's running projects and resources, check the leaderboard for the forum's top posters, and explore your favorite Pokemon's analysis. But, if you want to get deeper into the tier, it does not stop there! Hop onto the forum to participate in discussions, start new threads, and enjoy high quality Ubers discussion! For live discussion, please visit #ubers and #pokemon on IRC.
Evasion Clause - Now Unbanned & Possible Delay of Future Rounds
~By Furai on December 22nd, 2012.
Evasion Clause Voting took place yesterday, and resulted in an extraordinary sight for a static tier such as Uber: Evasion Clause is now unbanned! That's are pretty exciting news, as Ubers will finally have a change in its metagame. The voting was decided by a majority of 64.28% that voted to unban (18 voters), whereas 8 voters called to keep it banned, and 2 abstained, including councilman and Ubers moderator Poppy. The day after the vote, many people were not amused by this, as we all know how annoying Evasion can get.
Furthermore, because of Smogon's Premier League, next round just might be delayed as to not mess up the ruleset of the players during the league. We'll keep you guys updated; until then, see you around!
OHKO Clause remains Banned, Moving on to Evasion Clause!
~By Furai on November 30th, 2012.
With the first round of Ubers Clause Testing over, we have brought news! With a majority of 19 votes, being 61.29% of total votes, the Ubers council and community has decided to keep the OHKO clause banned. You can see the full vote right over here. But we do not stop there! The first round is over, and now we're up for the second round: Evasion Clause. To vote, you must achieve a Glicko2 rating of 2000 and a deviation of 55 or lower on the Ubers Suspect ladder. I wish you the best of luck; happy laddering!
Ubers Mini-Tournament #2
~By Furai on September 29, 2012.
After the first one was won by ssbbm, it's time for a new one! In this Mini-Tournament, I will be unbanning each round for you guys to experiment with, to give us a little preview of what's going to happen with the Clause Testing. For round 1, Moody Bibarel, Glalie, and Octillery are unbanned, but Moody Smeargle remains banned. Sign-ups are open, and make sure to post your opinions in the np: thread, here.
Suspect Testing has Landed in Ubers!
~By Furai on September 18, 2012.
It's the End of the World as We Know It! Although it does not seem normal for Ubers to have suspect testing, we will be hosting a voting system for Ubers. Don't get too pumped up; as not a single Pokemon will be banned. We're testing something slightly different: the effects of the standard battle clauses on the metagame and its competitiveness. We will question whether species, OHKO, and sleep clause are broken; we will change the tier's banlist on the ladder constantly to test these clauses; we will change Ubers as we know it. Getting to vote in rounds brings you closer to the Tiering Contributor badge, so be sure to keep a high position on the ladder, be active on IRC, and show high-quality knowledge in the Ubers subforum! Ubers surely just took an interesting turn; be sure to stay tuned!