Hello, going into NU's next stage, we're moving forward by retesting Sneasel.
Sneasel returns once again as NU's current suspect. Sneasel's traits should be fairly familiar at this point; it possesses a strong Pursuit and Knock Off alongside a great 115 Speed tier that lets it effectively threaten and trap the targets it needs to, while still being of use in a majority of matchups due to Knock Off crippling most of its defensive checks. These qualities directly influence the viability of certain Pokemon and thus limit options when teambuilding. Since the last test, the metagame has undergone shifts that arguably make Sneasel an even more polarizing force than it was previously. Such examples include balance teams dominating in the current metagame due to Sneasel's effectiveness at trapping key offensive threats as well as the loss of Emboar limiting offensive playstyles' means to check it. These changes led the NU council to unanimously agree on retesting Sneasel.
Sneasel will be allowed on the ladder during this suspect test.
The voting requirements will be a minimum of 79 GXE as well as a minimum game count + GXE of 120 (more details below). This suspect period will last for 2 weeks, ending Wednesday, April 11th at 11:59 PM EST.
GXE ≥ 79
GXE + battle count ≥ 120
Here are some examples of GXE and battle count to give you a better idea of the goal:
79 (GXE) + 42 (battle count) = 121 ≥ 120 Reqs Achieved (Both Minimum GXE and GXE+battle count total meet the requirements)
87 (GXE) + 34 (battle count) = 121 ≥ 120 Reqs Achieved (Both Minimum GXE and GXE+battle count total meet the requirements)
82 (GXE) + 34 (battle count) = 116 ≤ 120 Reqs NOT Achieved (Minimum GXE + Battle count total does not meet the requirements)
78 (GXE) + 52 (battle count) = 130 ≥ 120 Reqs NOT Achieved (Minimum GXE not achieved)
Council voting requirements are a mandatory post in the NP thread and a minimum of 30 games played on the NU ladder, with a decent record (up to the discretion of Kiyo and myself).
Tagging the The Immortal for the ladder.
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