Despite not being UU Pokemon, many threats such as Qwilfish, Venomoth, and Amoonguss can thrive in the UU metagame. These Pokemon can fill valuable niches that no UU Pokemon can, and can also catch players who don't prepare for them off guard. The goal of this thread is to discuss the impact that lower tier Pokemon can have in the UU environment. What unique role do they fill, and what makes them so effective in UU? This thread is meant to help uncover hidden gems from some of the lower tiers, and help broaden the constraints that many players put on themselves when building teams.
Whenever a new Pokemon is posted for discussion, the post must at least include these two pieces of information:
a. What role or niche does this Pokemon fill?
b. What makes this Pokemon effective in the current UU metagame?
You may also post a certain effective set that you think this pokemon can run, and analyze what makes that set effective.
A Pokemon that is completely outclassed by another in the same role should not be discussed(i.e. Pinsir, who is outclassed by Heracross). Same goes for Pokemon whose role is not valuable, or ones who are too weak to be competitive in the UU tier. After it has been discussed, any Pokemon that people decide fills a valuable role in the tier will be edited into the OP.
Notable Lower Tier Threats:
Inside the hide tags are many of the suggested threats, as well as links to the various sets that have been posted.