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Welcome to the third (!) suspect test of ORAS Doubles OU. For the next two weeks we'll be looking at Shaymin-Sky. A veteran of the Doubles metagame, Skymin has always been infamous for its Air Slash, with a whopping 60% chance to flinch (before accuracy). Its Seed Flare came to prove itself as a just as deadly weapon, with a drop chance higher than Focus Blast's chance to hit and incredible Speed letting Skymin's partner take advantage of it. However, Skymin is a little on the frail side, and has numerous weaknesses.
This test will run for about two weeks. As usual, there will be both battling and posting requirements to qualify for voting. Battling reqs will consist of either laddering or suspect tournaments, and are still being determined at the moment. The posting reqs mean that you have to contribute in some way to this thread's discussion about Shaymin-S to vote. Please make sure to actually read the arguments others present for and against its brokenness (or lack thereof) and respond accordingly, or introduce new points; do not simply rehash an opinion. A sheer volume of people saying one thing or another will change nobody's opinion so make sure you're actually doing something to make people think. These reqs are subjective, meaning that the leadership can decide that you didn't meet them, even if you posted, if your posts aren't up to par. That means your post needs to make legitimate points (no "it's not broken if you can use it too") and show good metagame knowledge.
Remember to keep an open mind! Skymin is a controversial Pokemon and many people's opinions are pretty set in stone already. All of these people, myself included, should remember that just because you believe in your side doesn't mean everyone else is wrong!
The B value for this test is 12. You'll need to achieve a coil of 2600 for the ladder.
and remember you need to post!
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