We will be using a council method to determine what is banned and what isn't. I will listen to everyone in the forum that speaks, however. So far the council is zephyr and I, but I'm looking to add more within the next up coming week
I am a big Sun player in OU and I have been doing well. I have been wanting to test this tier for a while, so here are my questions:
How good is sun in the DW tier? What are the main mons that I should prepare my team for? Depends. You're beaten by two big threats of DW OU, Excadrill and Keldeo (!) if you play it wrong, but you can also threatn Sand Stream and Drizzle teams with your Chlorophyll sweepers.
Also, is TR any good here too? In this hyper-offense dominated metagame, yeah, I think it would be decent (never played TR in DWOU)
Everyone is probably just experimenting with all the different viable options available in DW OU. This is something that should be expected from a metagame with a boatload of new and interesting sets to use. It might settle down in the future, but for now, the metagame is simply inconsistant.
Ditto transforms after hazards damage takes place. As a general rule of thumb, all abilities take place after hazards do their duty. This is evidenced by testing Trace Porygon2 and Intimidate Pokemon in the Research Thread. Best of luck!
Hello and welcome to Dream World OU - The image that BW OU is supposed to eventually look like. As both tiers evolve, the idea is that they will ultimately result into one tier, which will from then on be our official Generation 5 OU tier in its completed form.
Now, from what I understand it has always been known that Black and White would not receive the dream world abilities of 5th Gen Pokémon. Something about overworld sprites if I'm not mistaken. But my question is this:
In light of the recent announcement of Black and White 2, due in June, which at the very least will bring two new additions to the metagame, but likely will bring many more, has it not become clear that the Standard OU tier will never become the Dream World tier as it is now? Do people truly believe that all unreleased Dream World abilities will be released within the next few months? That somehow the berries and other items we currently lack access to will suddenly appear within our games? Or is the idea that the games will not change significantly enough to merit the dissolution of the current Dream World tier?
At the very least, the claim that Standard OU will eventually become Dream World OU has become almost certainly false. Just wondering what Smogon's philosophy is on this.
Dream World is not dissolving anytime soon. As for the "future", no, we can't guarantee that by the end of Generation V OU will be exactly like current Dream World. That would be foolish to assume. But when we say future, we are looking far longer ahead than the sequel games that have been announced. We're talking about an OU that won't come about for years.
Basically Dream World is "everything we know exists but has not been released yet".
As for your worries about the overworld sprites: That only implies that those Pokemon are unobtainable in Dream World itself. It does not rule out the existence of those Pokemon with their Dream World abilities; see Darmanitan and Musharna, both of whom acquire their hidden ability in-game.