Well, here it is.
They have finally been released, and you can find them here. I'm glad they're out, especially since I contributed to them this time around :3
The biggest "shocker" to me was Blissey at number 14 (if you include the Rotom formes, which I will do for this whole entry). How the mighty have fallen. Blissey is probably the best defensive Pokémon in the game, and it's not even close to the top ten. As a user of Blissey, my guess is that Blissey being vulnerable to Trick as well as many of the top special attackers in OU has hurt its usability. Also, with all of the Team Jabba posers running around, Blissey carries Stealth Rock more now. Blissey is a good Stealth Rocker, but without a special attack or a status attack, I've found it to be very limited. Anything with recovery is going to beat it no matter what, including any kind of CM Latias, which is the highest ranked special attacker (unless Heatran counts, but that usually isn't sweeping). Even being limited, Blissey is still really effective, so I wonder why it's not being used like it used to be. At least Bold isn't too far behind Calm. Calm Blissey is such a joke, and the extra SDef never comes in handy.
Wow, CB Scizor has more than doubled offensive SD Scizor in usage. What a difference a year makes, eh? It's one of the best CBers in the game, so no surprise there. SD Scizor is pretty underrated though, but the Rotom formes rising in usage probably isn't helping much.
Dragon Dance and Draco Meteor are nearly equal in usage on Salamence. Don't you just love guessing games lol? I don't >=/ On the other hand, choice Scarf is on 2 out of 3 Flygon, so I guess 2 out of 3 Flygon users like playing with only 5 and a half Pokémon. Jeez, why even use uselessness like that, especially when the CBer is so good? Choice Scarf Latias is also at 22%, which isn't bad. I don't know why people use this Pursuit bait nonsense. It least it has Trick though. I'm actually kind of shocked that Draco Meteor is on less than half of them...it's one of the best moves in the game, and Latias is arguably the best user of it in OU. Outside of the CM sets, this should be on basically every Latias.
Also, I'm shocked that Donphan fell all the way to 65. Yeah, it sucks, but it has been hanging on in the 45-50 range for over a year, and it has suddenly began a free fall. Guess people gave up trying to keep it OU or something lol. Heracross and Alakazam continue to fall. I would bet on seeing Alakazam in the UU circuit, and possibly Heracross, though it still has to fall a few slots, which is a lot considering it's better than the Pokémon below it. And there is Articuno at 179. lolololololololol
Glad to see Swampert leads falling. They aren't any good =/ Aerodactyl also should fall some, since it's worse than other leads in every way except Speed...which doesn't even come in handy unless it's against another Aerodactyl (and you still have a 50% chance of losing) or an Azelf. Fail.
Oh, Jirachi at number 11 is great. Jirachi is a very good Pokémon, glad to see it getting usage. Superachi, Scarf, SubCM, Wish support...it can do a lot, and with great typing and stats...and that stupid ability. Go die Jirachi.
Okey dokey, that's what I think. Man, Scizor is like the plague.
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