Hi guys, the tiering OU Council, in order to achieve a balanced and diverse metagame has decided to suspect test Giratina-Origin this round.
After removing from the metagame numerous offensive powerhouses, we realized that the time had come to invert the course.
Presently, the OU metagame is stale and the abundance of defensively oriented teams led us to believe that a mixed attacker with great defensive and offensive typing will probably give back some vivacity to the tier.
Right at the beginning of the X/Y era, many people suggested that Giratina-Origin shouldn't have been included in the initial banlist.
Its base statistics are on par with those of several other Pokémon who characterize the current OU metagame and the fact that it's forced to run Griseous Orb makes Giratina-O a relatively predictable threat.
Likewise, according to top players of the caliber of gr8astard and McMeghan, Giratina-O's 150/100/100 defenses will help balanced teams deal with threats such as Charizard-Y, Landorus-I and Serperior.
For voting, you'll need to achieve a COIL rating of 2750 or more on the OU Suspect Test ladder (in which the Giratina-O will be unbanned)) that will be implemented very soon.
Obviously, you should note that this rating may not be the final rating required.
Of course, we reserve the right to increase or decrease the requirements based upon the first week of laddering.
Lengthwise, the suspect test will last for approximately 2 weeks and will end on Sunday April 12.
So, the vote will take place in roughly one week after that.
Use this thread to discuss the suspects and your thoughts on the suspect metagame. If you have any questions, then feel free to contact McMeghan, Bloo, gr8astard, Haunter, or M Dragon through a PM. These threads tend to get derailed so please make extra effort to stay on topic. Future suspects need not be discussed in this thread.
Keep in mind that, as usual, it's going to be the playerbase to decide the outcome of this test.
Good luck and have fun laddering!
Rules for posting in this thread:
1) no one liners nor uninformed posts;
2) no discussion on other potential suspects;
3) no discussion on the Suspect process;
4) you're required to make respectful posts;
5) you're required to read this thread before posting.
Failing to follow these simple guidelines will result into your post being deleted and infracted without any prior warning.
Antar's edit: as with the previous OU tests, the B value for this test is 17.0. To figure out how many battles you'll need to have in order to achieve reqs, first determine your GXE (shown on the ladder and when you type /rating) and plug that into the following formula:
(Google calculator is awesome for this kind of thing).
Here are some sample values:
GXE N 100 30 90 41 85 52 80 70 75 112 70 324