RU Isle of Armor DLC is live!
First wave of the DLC drops are finally here! With that, tiering will be a little different for the next few months. As the influx of new mons continue to drop down, the power creep will scale up and we’ll see quite a bit of Pokemon fluctuating in viability. In light of this, the council has voted to unban Centiskorch. There were discussions about unbanning more from the RUBL list, but the council believed it would be best to wait until the following month when the more consequential drops will likely occur. This will give us a better chance to gauge how the remaining RUBL would fit into the tier. With the tier being much faster than it was before and with Charizard having its highest usage ever, we believe that Centiskorch should be able to fit in nicely in this meta. At a time when many of the tier’s top defensive mons have moved up, Centiskorch’s ability to check top threats such as Ninetales, Ribombee, and Frosmoth should prove invaluable.
In accordance with our tiering philosophy, we would normally prefer to let things settle for at least two weeks before committing to anymore bans; however, with so many important RU tournaments going on right now, we have to compromise in order to maintain the competitiveness of the tier’s circuit. Before the end of this weekend, we will cast votes on anything in need of an immediate ban. These bans will take place before the start of the next RU open, RU snake, and RU seasonal round. Afterwards, we will continue to monitor the tier and cast more votes if needed. RU is effectively still in beta and will be using council votes to balance the tier for the foreseeable future. Feel free to use this thread to discuss anything relating to the tier. Talk about teams, sets, cores and anything else that you’ve found effective.
Here’s a quick recap of the tier shifts:
New relevant drops from OU/UU