grubbing in the ashes
UU & Tour Head
New tier shifts, new np thread! This shift brings along some major changes, with four drops that can all potentially shake UU to its foundations. Bisharp returns after a long sojourn in OU, where it has been since early SM. During its brief time in UU previously it was a top 'mon despite the presence of balancing factors such as Gliscor and Keldeo, With a great offensive typing and an ability that punishes Intimidate and Defog, it has the potential to be a major threat in the current meta. Zeraora is a new addition, a lightning-fast mixed attacker that can threaten offense and balance alike with its excellent coverage and a Speed that outstrips every non-Mega in the tier. And finally, we have Latios (and its Mega). Latias has already proved to be all but impossible to counter in UU; Latios dials that up to 11 with a whopping 20 additional points in Special Attack, though this comes at the cost of some of Latias's defensive utility. Its Mega form is perhaps even scarier, possessing excellent bulk and roughly the same offensive potential as Life Orb Latios. Ready or not, UU, these new threats are here to play.
Zeraora moved from OU to UU
Bisharp moved from OU to UU
Latios moved from OU to UU
Mega Latios moved from OU to UU
As is always the case following a tier shift, the council will be testing these drops over the next couple of days. On Sunday, October 7, the council will vote to determine if these four Pokemon should remain UU or get sent up to UUBL. Following this initial vote, the council will also discuss future public suspects. In the meantime, enjoy the post-shift meta, and leave your thoughts on any potential suspects or tiering decisions here!