As always, the National Dex council has been closely following the developments of our metagame during and after the assessment of Dragapult and Cinderace. We have come to the conclusion that the degree of centralization, the amount of strain on the teambuilder, and the resulting matchup-based nature of many matches is not something desirable for a metagame that strives to nurture a healthy environment in which diverse teambuilding is possible and matches are decided by skill. We have narrowed down the cause of these issues to a quintet of culprits: Blissey, Mega Latias, Magearna, Slowbro, and Spectrier. I'll make an attempt at laying out our reasoning to stamp each one of these as the perpetrators. Since it's quite a lot of info to take in, I will be attaching it in a separate post underneath the OP.
With this thread, we are opening up discussion on how tiering should move forward in order to address these issues as effectively as possible. If you believe you have well-constructed thoughts that may add to the discussion on how the above five Pokemon should be tackled, please feel free to chime in. However, be sure to take a look at the rules first.