Firstly, for the ones who aren't aware, we got some tier changes recently. Mega Banette, Mega Aggron, Mega Abomasnow, and Mega Camerupt dropped are now UU, but I doubt they'll have a major impact in the tier. Manaphy also dropped, but it was quickbanned shortly after. Both Pelipper and Mega Swampert went back to OU due to the raise in popularity of Rain Offense, the former was irrelevant in UU due to the Drizzle ban, but the latter was one of the most important treats in the tier.
Quite a few people have expressed concern with moving straight to a Manaphy suspect while other pressing issues are still waiting to be addressed in the tier. After reading several responses both on this thread and on PS!, the council has decided to hold off on the Manaphy suspect for the time being. However, Manaphy will receive a suspect at some point in the future.
UU is suspecting Xurkitree. This Pokémon has been extremely controversial since it was introduced to the tier, mainly because of its unmatched raw power, severe lack of switch-ins and its ability to break thought even the sturdiest walls after setting up with Tail Glow. Xurkitree does have mediocre Speed and bulk, which makes it relatively easy to revenge kill and allow a good chunk of Pokémon to check it, however those drawbacks become less of an issue when Xurkitree is run in Aurora Veil offense. The council voted twice on Xurkitree already, but it narrowly avoided the ban both times with two 6-6 ties.
This is a Xurkitree suspect, so please focus on that Pokémon and its effect on the metagame, and don't post things such as "why not suspect x". We can only do one suspect at a time and we are planning on addressing other troublesome Pokémon and strategies, such as the aforementioned Aurora Veil offense, but this process is done step by step.
The suspect test will have an N value of 20 and a COIL requirement of 2650. In addition, there will be a game limit of 90 games. It will last for two weeks. Xurkitree will not be allowed on the suspect ladder.
You can calculate the number of games required using this formula:
The Immortal please setup the suspect ladder without Xurk.