Approved by RT - Stolen from OU (with love~)
As 6th gen swiftly approaches, I think it’s time that we take a look back on the entire 5th gen UU Metagame. With the transition from 4th gen to 5th gen, we acquired such powerhouses as Staraptor, Kyurem, new abilities that pushed pokemon over the top or into contention, Permanent Weather, Gothitelle, Escavalier, Chandelure, and more. With the arrival of Black and White 2, many past threats became all the more potent thanks to more readily available tutor attacks and hidden abilities. These Pokemon have all had a great impact over the course of 5th gen UU. But, it is now time to decide, who are the Top 10 Titans of 5th Gen UU?
This is where you guys come in. This thread will work similarly to the UU Viability Ranking Thread, where throughout the week, you guys will nominate Pokemon to be voted on to be placed as candidates for the Top 10 Titans of 5th Gen UU. The voting for the actual top 10 list will be done in September (one month away from 6th gen) by you all, so that by the time 6th gen does roll around, we have an accurate depiction of which Pokemon were the ones that had a very significant impact on the UU Metagame. Every shift, you will look through the candidates mentioned, and then you will vote on the one that has the most compelling argument on why it should be in the Top 10. The nominating will last until May 1st, 11:59 PM EST, which after that, the voting process will being, with a top ten list determined two weeks later.
Now, what do I want in a post? Well, what I would like to see in a post nominating a Pokemon is:
- What kind of effect did this Pokemon have during its time in the 5th Gen UU Metagame?
- What were its main roles when it was/is used?
- What caused it to have such a significant impact? (Think Movesets, abilities, base stats, etc)
- How would you deal with this Pokemon when you are team building/battling it? (checks, counters, etc)
Now, for the big question, what kinds of Pokemon can we nominate? Well, really, you can nominate any that were in UU but were banned, any in UU but were moved down, or you can suggest any Pokemon that’s in UU right now. I’m hoping that by the time that September rolls around, we’ll have a significant list to vote for the top 10.
Now, the voting for the top 10 will NOT be a standard 1. Best Pokemon 2. Second best, etc. The Top 10 will be the ones that have had the most significant impact on their time used in the Metagame. This means even in Black and White 1, so you can suggest Gothitelle to be a candidate. However, this would be advised against since it was only UU for a very short time in Black and White 2, and therefore its impact was not very notable. Here's a list of the current nominees:
Vulpix | Chansey | Snorlax | Heracross | Deoxys-Defense | Staraptor | Togekiss | Chandelure | Kyurem
Now, what I want you guys to do is to put up compelling arguments on why these 2 should be candidates for the top 10 Titans of 5th Gen UU. But, don’t have all the posts for this week only be for these two, nominate your own selections. Then, on the 16th, you all will vote on which Pokemon should be the one that is nominated for the Top 10.
I feel that this topic would be a great idea for us at the moment with 6th gen coming towards us fast and with 5th gen finally winding down on being almost done with the changes in it. So, now it is up to you all. Who do you think impacted the UU metagame the most? Who do you believe is a Titan?