The no skill Ostrich may warrant thorough tiering examination. It’s starting to get out of hand
very annoying Pokémon that is likely to get more attention if the most prominent threats leave OU.
the only thing holding it back is how many offensive things there are that reduce it’s space and the predictability of it, you know exactly when it needs to Tera if it wants to shine. It’s definitely one of the best Tera type abusers right now!!
Every team needs priority or phazing to reactively deal with it, since clearly a dark type isn’t enough. Proactively you’re fortunate to have many options that don’t even allow it to setup.
it’s also pushing teams more and more into winning by applying pressure being the only method to get reliable results. You can’t get reliable results with middle tempo or slow tempo, only high pressure fast tempo.
it’s creating bad situations, like you don’t want your Tyranitar to actually ko chi yu. Because espartha gets a free calm mind on you whilst you desperately try to heavy slam it, only to find out it is a fighting type and it not fairy, and it has lots of defensive EVs, but you couldn’t go too offensive on your EVs because you’re trying to avoid the 3h ko from hit and run style Chi yu overheat and were forced to use heavy duty boots over leftovers or choice band thanks to Gholdengo + hazards. It then doubly sucks because you have so much offensive pressure from the opponent, you didn’t even get the chance to get rocks up, so now you’ve lost your Tyranitar, and the scarf chi yu is still on 65%.
It’s turning into a metagame of requiring min 2x priority options, a phaser, a gholdengo, at least one out-of-place defensive Pokémon like dodonzo or whatever, preferably taunt from at least 90 base speed somewhere, and at least 3 Pokémon with what was once extremely high base speeds. Weird meta right now.