Alright, time for my objectively correct opinions on the Radar mons.
Ah, Cheese-Yu aka Cheap-Yu aka Cheat-Yu... This is Vish level of broken and I will be very confused if our beloved OU council make us waste 2 weeks for this to be gone via suspect test. There is no pro-Chi argument. Any weakness this mon has is completely overshadowed by its strengths. This Fire mon barely cares about SR, has no safe switch ins, and simply exists to carry low skill players to 1800 where they can go "lol u suck". It's pointless to try and build around this mon and pointless to suspect.
I would vote No Ban, but I feel like the community deserves a definitive answer. For once, I feel bad for Stall players. Not only Stall, but Semi-Stall and Fat Balance. Any slow balance loses 100% to rest variants. I was running healing wish Hatt with fast Taunt ape and I literally never lost to the aforementioned teams. Now, I don't know if that's their fault in the builder, or if I just played well with it, but it's not fair for a mon to invalidate playstyles. Not just a good matchup, I mean literally invalidates these team archetypes. However, I'm not 100% sure it does invalidate, just parroting the pro-ban argument. With that said, this thing has answers, plenty of answers, actually, and usually has to Terra.
Without Terra, this mon becomes quite easy to revenge kill. Imo, any mon that has to Terra to be great isn't amazing.
Skeledirge is a prime example of this, and why you're seeing less and less of it. You basically have to Terra it for it to reach it's true potential, and sometimes it just sits there. That's why you're seeing more lead apes and scarf apes, since they don't have to Terra to do something every game. Mons that have to Terra to be great can be very inconsistent.
I think this mon would pass a suspect, but wouldn't hurt to appease the community, especially those who like to play with slower, fatter teams.
This thing is amazing lmao. But I don't see many players saying it's OP. Just a nice mon, who, again, has to Terra to be amazing.
That being said, the Gaganpex core is rising fast, and this could be a problem... months and months down the road. Only time will tell
if this mon needs a suspect. The meta needs to settle, (lol as if that will happen in 2023) and right now there's a lot more to worry about than this big boy. We need good defensive cores right now to stop the meta becoming silly.
No Suspect -
This mon actually has a lot of answers, and is might be one of the most predictable mons of all time. As in, you get in Corv to fog, this thing is 1000% coming in on that fog. U can play around that and steal momentum. Now, to steal momentum u need a boots mon, seeing as there will be 1-3 spikes and SR up lol.. Tbh I think a lot of players issue with Gold is a skill issue, sorry to say. Is it meta defining, sure. Is it OP? Not really. It just fits on a lot of teams, and does it's job really well. Also, any pro-Terra player needs to stfu about this mon lol
. As Good as Gold does warp the meta into something new that we need to adapt to, so like, let that bake in the oven of your mind and compare that concept to Terra.
However, as someone who uses Terra Flying Covert Cloak with recover and NP, it's another mon that crushes Stall/Semi-Stall. There are reasonable pro-ban arguments, but nothing that holds much weight besides, "it's annoying". If a suspect happened to stop some players from crying, then whatever, but it would be a waste of time.
Also, I would personally miss this mon, as it's fun to use and build with. The meta might be healthier without it, but you can say that about a lot of mons in a lot of metas.
As a side note, if we didn't have HDB, then this mon is 100% broken.
This mon needs to stay, simply because it fills a nice role outside of the cheese speed set. I'm in love with RH nite rn. But anyway, yes, the speed cheese set almost
invalidates offense. You kinda need a dedicated answer to E-Cheese set.
Which, I don't like having to need a dedicated answer to a mon, but after dealing with band Mel in gen 8, I don't think the community feels the same way as I do lol. This is a lesser example. Offensive teams may need to alter their builds to manage this mon, but that's just how it is man. You either need insane pressure, or a dedicated Ghost Terra or something, as an offense player. As an offensive player myself, I realize why this mon is on the Radar, but step up your building is my solution to it.
I know it won't be, but who would really cry if it was? All this thing does is MU fish and restrict builder. More so than any other mon on this list, you need a dedicated answer or you auto-lose.
Dedicated answers to E-Cheese Nite, Gold, Gargan, etc are also soft checks to other mons and aren't dead weight when the opp doesn't have the mon you prepped for. Also, thanks to (redacted) pro-Terra (redacted) you don't know if this birb is Fairy or Fighting. This mon adds nothing healthy to the tier, and is quite literally the definition of skill-less cheese. Suspect if we must, but I'm tired of restricting the builder so I don't auto lose to this goofy ass mon. It sounds like I lose to this mon 20 times a day, but I really don't. I've lost maybe twice this week in the 1800's to it but it's just the principle of the thing. Could we adapt, yeah whatever. It's not like insane or anything; I just personally don't use it anymore because it feels like Mage in gen 8. It takes 1- maybe 2 turns of set up and it's not even fun when you sweep.
This monster is a beast, and this beast is a monster, but we need dedicated, hard hitting, wall-breakers in a meta. This mon has answers, and in fact, can be taken advantage of just like any other choice-locked mon. SD is handled by the many unaware walls we have, or by Terra your defensive mons. It's pretty scary and oppressive, but not broken.
This mon is... v mid dude. It's literally dead weight in at least 50% of it's battles. No one really uses that screens+tail HO team for a reason anymore. Like, I get it, on paper shed tail is wild, but it has a lot of answers. Just attack into the sub lol... It's a nice support mon, but shed tail is kinda being exposed as a gimmick instead of some wildly free baton pass thing. Cycle is often a wasted slot, simple as.
Also, where do we stand on Revival Blessing? It seems kinda mid rn but I have seen it being abused, and I think the abuse will get worse as the meta develops. It was really annoying today to not only vs Rain, but Rain with 8 mons
(ffs Rain players just literally l2p holy shit you MU fishing goofs aren't doing yourself any favors by LARPing as a good player, when I see a 1800 rain I know ur actually a 1400 in disguise lol)
Oh, also with Revival, peep this high IQ Pawmot
set with Wish I made earlier this morning. Like I said, Revival has yet to reach it's full potential.
Anyway, feel free to reply and agree with my perfect opinions on these mons and the meta.