The PU council has decided to suspect test Alolan Exeggutor. In a metagame stacked with strong wallbreakers, Alolan Exeggutor stands out due to its ability to both threaten fatter teams with its excellent unresisted coverage and high-powered moves, but also be a massive threat towards faster, more offensive teams due to its access to Trick Room. Alolan Exeggutor is extremely difficult to counter, and taking into account multiple strong sets and items can leave it an unpredictable foe. It finds setup opportunity versus many common defensive Pokemon as well, and overall has a very large impact on teambuilding. However, Alolan Exeggutor can also be offensively pressured quite easily due to its double-edged typing. It rarely forces otherwise poor Pokemon to be run just to check it, as most of its best checks are useful for checking other threatening Grass-types such as Lilligant and Lurantis. Finally, Alolan Exeggutor cannot boost its offenses very reliably or viably, so although it may net 2-3 KOs or clean weakened teams, it will often fail to outright sweep on its own. Still, Alolan Exeggutor poses a massive threat in terms of its power, unpredictability, and sheer difficulty to reliably counter, which is why we've decided to place it on the chopping block.
There will be no suspect ladder. Instead we will use the normal PU ladder which will remain open for the duration of the test. A message will pop up at the beginning of ladder games to indicate that the suspect is going on (Tagging Marty to implement, thank you!). Anyone who wishes to participate in this suspect test will use a newly-made alt with a suspect-specific tag to indicate that you are trying to achieve reqs. The requirements for this suspect test are the following:
- All games must be played on the Pokemon Showdown! PU ladder on a new alt with the following format: "EAST (nickname)" For example, I might register the alt EAST Taskr to ladder with.
- Do NOT impersonate other people in your ladder alt, do NOT use any usernames which are offensive, flame-baiting, or targeting specific users, and do NOT use usernames which could be interpreted as breaking any of the username rules on Pokemon Showdown! Failure to abide to this will result in you being barred from voting in this suspect, and potential infractions.
- To qualify for voting, your alt must play 35 games with a minimum GXE of 80.