blood tastes like iron
In a quiet tier shift we just lost Miltank and Palossand to get Samurott and Typhlosion back. Too bad they just found place on the banlist.
So we have decided to have a quick suspect test, Magmortar being the subject. As soon as we lost Altaria, an already big threat to balanced and in general slower teams got even stronger and the PU Council deemed it strong enough to deserve suspect test. I won't be too long with reasoning since some people (read there and a few posts down for examples) already did so but the flexibility it has in deciding which item to run without hindering its power that much (Taunt+Crystals and Choice Specs being the main examples) is what made us decide to suspect it first. The viable counterplay it has is really limited to Carbink and Lanturn which aren't particularly good at anything else or reliable at all and this sets it apart from other things like Aurorus that tend to be at least soft checked by the so called "everything resists" (Clefairy and Type:null) or Pyroar that lacks the incredible coverage.
The reqs will be a GXE requirement of 80 with a minimum game requirement of 35 (just like last time). There will also be suspect tours.
This suspect test will last 10 days (until Sunday April 22nd at midnight EST) .
tagging The Immortal thank you so much