Greetings, UUsers! After a chaotic period caused by the most recent tier shifts, the UU tier is now ready to move forward. As mentioned in the last thread, here is the public suspect test for Bisharp.
Although the UU council voted unanimously on every single other drop, one Pokemon was divisive enough to warrant being looked into further. Bisharp is a threat that, thanks to its ability, access Swords Dance to further boost its already good attack stat, strong priority and a typing/base stat distribution that gives it just enough utility to get by, highly enhances the viability of hyper offensive team archetypes to a whole new level. Besides that, it can also serve as a win condition and soft check to Pokemon such as Latias on slower teams. On the other hand, its average speed tier and the unreliability of Sucker Punch make it prone to being revenge killed without much effort in a lot of games. It can also find itself without many opportunities to set up against certain types of teams that excel at pressuring it. All things considered, it is hard to gauge whether or not Bisharp's presence will end up being too much for the UU tier or if the result of the last vote was just a rushed reaction to Latios' reign of terror.
This suspect test will operate similarly to the Mega Venusaur one. There will be no suspect ladder. Instead, the standard UU ladder will remain open and Bisharp will be legal in it for the duration of the test. Those who wish to participate in this suspect test will instead use a fresh, suspect-specific alt. However, the requirements will be slightly harder this time around. They are as follows:
- All games must be played on the Pokemon Showdown! UU ladder on a fresh alt with the following format: "UUBS (Nick)." For example, I might register the alt UUBS Pearl to ladder with. You must meet the listed format in order to qualify.
- To qualify for voting, your alt must play a minimum of 45 games, and
- You must have a minimum GXE of 81.