Using headphones to drown out your mind
Come on, come on don't leave me like this
I thought I had you figured out
Something's gone terribly wrong, you're all I wanted
Welcome everyone to the seventh suspect of SM DOU, where once again we'll be taking a look at Mega Gengar and its impact on the metagame. Between amazing Speed and Special Attack, Mega Gengar is an attacker to fear, but the truly powerful tool it has is Shadow Tag, allowing it to trap foes in and keep its team in a favorable board position. While it was looked at in the most recent suspect test, since then, Substitute has been shown as the truly powerful set, fixing some of the issues of taking a turn to activate its ability and only decent bulk. Mirrors have also been brought up as an undesirable part of Mega Gengar's interactions, as some believe that too many games are decided by which Mega Gengar will win the speed tie and knock out the other. Mega Gengar's unique ability to take advantage of Shadow Tag over the other Pokemon that have this ability is what makes Mega Gengar solely the target of this test.
The only requirements to vote on this suspect are the ladder requirements posted below, there are no posting requirements. However, reading up on everyone's opinions both here and towards the end of the previous thread will help voters be informed in their thoughts, so I'd highly recommend that. Make sure your post adds something significant to the discussion on Mega Gengar and its impact, you could help someone else see it in a way they hadn't before.
Important: The ladder will be open for a single session of nine days, during which Daylight Savings Time will provide an extra hour.
Start: November 2nd 11:00pm EDT (GMT-4)
End: November 11th 11:00pm EST (GMT-5)
We will be using the new standard method for suspect testing, so there will be no dedicated suspect ladder. Instead, you will qualify to vote in this suspect if you achieve the following requirements:
- All games must be played on the Pokemon Showdown! Doubles OU ladder on a fresh alt with a name of the form DOUNC (name). For example, I might register "DOUNC tree" to ladder with. You must follow this format to qualify.
- Your alt must have been created after the suspect test has begun. That is, the join date and time must be after November 2nd at 11:00pm EDT
- You need at least 40 games
- You must have a minimum GXE of 80