No! Swampert can't be UU, he's too awesome in every way possible to be in a tier like that.
Will the person responsible for making Chinchou as common as Arceus-Rock in Ubers 1337 please stand up? =)| 46 | Cradily | 3 | 0.347% | 2 | 0.294% |
| 47 | Gliscor | 3 | 0.347% | 2 | 0.294% |
| 48 | Chinchou | 1 | 0.116% | 1 | 0.147% |
| 49 | Houndour | 1 | 0.116% | 1 | 0.147% |
| 50 | Arceus-Rock | 1 | 0.116% | 1 | 0.147% |
| 51 | Dwebble | 1 | 0.116% | 1 | 0.147% |
| 52 | Scraggy | 1 | 0.116% | 1 | 0.147% |
| 53 | Frillish | 1 | 0.116% | 1 | 0.147% |
| 54 | Mienfoo | 1 | 0.116% | 1 | 0.147% |
tbh, Swampert's throne is better deserved by Pokemon more relevant and suited for the metagame. For a tank, Swampert is 2HKOed by just about...anything.No! Swampert can't be UU, he's too awesome in every way possible to be in a tier like that.
simple, stick him on a drizzle team and he rapes t tar and ninetales and it's raining for the next month.In all seriousness, what is so good about Dugtrio? Yes, it has Arena Trap and that great speed, but it's very frail and rather weak. It needs Focus Sash, which leaves it extremely vulnerable to hazards. Why does it deserve to be OU?
Poliwrath has been RU (Not NU) for quite a while.
Actually, it was mis-filed as RU in the dex. It should have been NU (it clocked in at 2.8% in RU for the previous update cycle). It's been allowed in NU on the server all along.I haven't looked through the old usage stat threads but Poliwrath has been listed as RU in the smogondex and unavailable in the NU ladder for the past three months. That would be a really huge mistake.
| 182 | Poliwrath | 135 | 0.480% | 111 | 0.463% |
Donphan is mostly used on sun teams which need a rapid spinner that isn't already weak to fire (Forretress), or has its best stab taken away by the sun (Starmie), and can actually set up stealth rocks itself (Hitmontop can't). Its pretty decent, although I am not sure why it rose now, if anything it should of risen and fallen when Excadrill was still around.Of all the pokemon who changed tiers, Donphan is the most surprising to me. He doesn't fare well against the multitudes of Special attackers in the tier, and doesn't get any large benefits from Sandstorm (and get destroyed by all the other weathers). I guess he can check a few pokemon, but so many top-tier threats can just use him as setup bait. Duggy's sudden rise isn't that shocking to me; I don't know how he stayed buried at the bottom for so long.
I've actually peaked in the 100's with a balanced team featuring Metagross. I used a trick+iron ball set that paired up with Landorus and it was very effective. To say the least, Metagross is an awesome tank and he can even a powerful, supereffective hit before going down while maiming the opponent. The problem with Metagross is that Steel sucks as an attacking type and as of now, his counters are pretty much top in usage. Trick+Iron Ball gets around that, but its still a big problem. I normally get my KO's when an attacker thinks they can KO Metagross, only to see him survive and get killed themselves. He saw little rise in usage actually.Am I missing something? Why is Metagross still OU? I haven't played OU since a few bans ago, but I have literally never seen a good BW OU team that used metagross, is it just a noob Poke? I'd really love to see it in UU. :( Bronzong and Swampert are cool additions though. Personally I thought Zong was great when I played but with Excadrill gone I guess it doesn't have quite the niche it used to.
Not really sad about any of those Pokes leaving UU... especially Chansey and Alakazam. As much as I liked using Chansey, good fucking riddance. Not gonna miss Tornadus's priority rain dance either...