Tournament The New Meta Tournament: Won by Pokemonisfun


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PUPL Champion
Approved by Kink & Hogg. Cohosted by Scizorphobic. This sweet art made by A Cake Wearing A Hat.

Scizor has been a dominant Pokemon in the UU since day one and has remained the best Pokemon in the tier. Through tier shifts, suspect tests, and changes in the meta-game, Scizor has remained both extremely versatile and threatening. A suspect of Scizor and potentially a ban have been proposed many times throughout Scizors lifespan in the tier. The one thing that has helped Scizor remain in the tier is its effect on the tier if banned. Scizors strong offensive nature and excellent defensive typing allow it to play a key role in checking prominent threats like Mega Altaria, Terrakion, and Latias. If these 4 Pokemon were to be banned, how would the meta fair? Would UU be a balanced tier? Would it be worth playing? This tour is meant to answer those questions. This is meant to be a serious analysis of this possible meta without 4 of UU's strongest and most relevant Pokemon. While this is not an official suspect test, the goal is to help people gain an understanding of the effect of these Pokemon's absence and to help them make an educated decision in any future votes. Learn the meta, discover what is good and what is not, and most importantly have fun!

Tour Rules:
  • This tournament is single-elimination.
  • Players will play a best of three series of USUM UU each round.
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown or Smogtours.
  • Save and post replays!
  • Scizor, Mega Altaria, Terrakion, and Latias will be banned throughout the entire tour. No exceptions!
Sign Ups:

Sign ups will be open for a week and will close May 24th, 10 PM GMT -8 most likely. Type 'in' or 'ban scizor' to sign up. This could be the USUM UU tier in 6 months so I highly encourage you to sign up.


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