Art by Chloe
Art by Chloe
The Mix and Mega council has decided to conduct our first suspect of the generation: Eternatus
Eternatus has proven to be a potent threat in the Generation 8 Mix and Mega metagame. With 145 Special Attack and perfect coverage between its STABs and fire coverage, Eternatus is difficult to handle defensively. On top of that, Eternatus' breaking ability is increased dramatically when running offensive items like Metronome or Life Orb. In addition to being a potent special breaker, its 140/95/95 defenses, access to Recover, and a solid defensive typing in Poison/Dragon drastically reduce its offensive counterplay, while also giving it a plethora of opportunities to come in multiple times a game.
Eternatus will be allowed on the ladder during this suspect test.
Some replays of Eternatus in action:
The suspect will last for two weeks, concluding on January 2nd at 11:59pm GMT.
Reqs can be achieved by getting 79 GXE with 30 or more games on the Mix and Mega ladder. Alternatively, reqs can be achieved by reaching the finals of either of the Mix and Mega daily tours in the Other Metas room, which will be happening at 10pm GMT (5pm EST) on Thursday 26th December and Thursday 2nd January. You must use a fresh alt with the sequence "TERN" anywhere in it, but not separated.
Eternamax Stresh (Eligible)
Stresh is Raimon (Ineligible)
Once the suspect period is over, I will tag everyone who has obtained reqs by this point. I will then outline a process of blind voting, which will be clarified once this time arrives. For now, follow the above "Requirements" subheading to ensure that you've posted your reqs correctly. If this is difficult to understand, please message me on my Smogon profile and I will clarify it for you. You must post in this thread in order to be tagged if you've achieved reqs via laddering, however you do not need to include your vote on this thread.
A super-majority of 60% ban is required for Eternatus to be banned from the metagame.
- Eternatus is allowed on the ladder during its suspect test.
- The GXE requirement is 79, and you must play at least 30 games on a fresh suspect alt containing the sequence "TERN". Alternatively you can achieve reqs by reaching the finals of the Mix and Mega daily tour in the Other Metas room, which will happen at 5pm EST on Thursdays.
- You must post your reqs in this thread, though the voting process will happen in a separate thread. You are not required to state your vote in this thread.
- The suspect test will conclude at 11:59pm GMT on Thursday January 2nd.
- A ban vote of 60% is required to remove Eternatus from the metagame.
Tagging The Immortal to set up the suspect alert for ladder games.