RU beta is finally live!
- Changes from the most recent tier shift:
Vaporeon leaving should shake up the tier pretty significantly since it was one of the best special walls in alpha, checking top threats such as Sigilyph, Goodra, Salazzle, and formed part of the infamous giga-plume-vap core. Vaporeon served as the backbone for many of the best balance teams in the metagame, so it should be interesting to see how defensive playstyles adapt to this change. Loss of Roserade takes away a strong option as an offensive Spiker, but nothing too significant otherwise. Life Orb sets were still threatening in their own right, so teams without a dedicated counter like Escavalier can now breathe a sigh of relief. Charizard should prove to be a strong addition to sun teams as well as potentially being a decent mon outside of sun. The ability to make use of Heavy Duty boots with its already expansive movepool should give Charizard plenty of potential to make an impact during this phase of the tier.
- The plan going forward:
Feel free to use this thread to discuss anything about the current metagame. Talk about sets, teams, cores, or individual Pokemon that you believe are effective in the current metagame. This thread will be temporarily replacing the metagame discussion thread, as we will be actively tiering during this month. The rotating council will be brought back once the first voting block is announced. We will be looking for rotating council members who are active in discussions either in this thread or on discord and who show a good understanding of the tier based on their contributions. Making quality posts in this thread will increase your chances of getting added when the time comes.