Nah lowkey this is actually making my braincells disintegrate. But I never got an answer to my questionI feel like we should just stop talking about dropping random ass Ubers to OU for a bit. The Darkrai discussion has been legit brainrot.
And for those who want the other ban victims/Ubers dropped so badly, the floodgates will (temporarily) open when DLC2 comes along in 2 weeks anyways. This includes wonderful mons such as the funny death ape (Annihilape), the sun god matchup moth, Salamence’s illegitimate ancestor, Sneasler and Gliscor. It’s better to just discuss what’s actively going on in OU right now, such as Gholdengo/Manaphy/Waterpon/Kingambit or whatever other major annoyances are still here atm.
I will be bringing the Double Dance Gliscor set to the function though once DLC2 comes. You can’t stop me.
and Kenpwnchi also wonders the same thing as to why we need to unban previous Ubers. So I'll try and answer it myself:Maaaan what the hell is the point of retesting Ubers for OU at this point? To give them an actual home in a metagame instead of languishing in UUbers [potential obscurity]? My EXTREMELY anti-pessimistic (this isn't proper English ik but my previous Darkrai post and many others are super contradictory) look on any pokemon blinds me from the truth. Half of me knows shit like Chi-Yu and Magearna have absolutely no right to ever be in OU, yet the other half says "Regieleki stonewalled by Iron Treads it's fine in OU". I don't know man I'm not the omega pro gamer like the lot of you, nor am I on the same mindset as you. Enlighten me
Maybe people just want these mons to find a genuine home. Until the limbo of Ubers and OU is made (which already is... kinda), then we really can't validly use these pokemon. Darkrai is the big one mentioned right now as to an OU drop since SMEARGLE decided to ruin VGC 2016 and not only net it the ONLY move it can't actually use baring Z-Moves or Gigantamax signature moves, but it made Dark Void 50% ACCURATE and less reliable than Hypnosis. Even a Wide Lens boosted Hypnosis is only 66% accurate -- which is less than Focus Miss (Darkrai also gets that move, so maybe Wide Lens could work for those people that really hate missing). I mean, I might hate the design of Deoxys-Normal, but it doesn't deserve to be in Ubers obscurity either. Everything banned from OU was banned with a purpose. We don't need to postpone the inevitable fall from grace that is said Deoxys-Normal and never allow it in OU. Well, we could actually, but then it would just be a matter of "Why the HELL is this thing in Ubers it sucks LMAO".
But the other side of this coin is the metagame as a whole. Dropping 1 Uber is fine. But if we allow 6 Ubers to drop, that's a full teams worth of potentially metagame warping threats. How healthy are they for the metagame? They may not be healthy, but they might not be broken either. They could just be slightly problematic metagame forces. If was in the tier, Gholdengo suddenly becomes even better. It may seem odd since Gholdengo doesn't like Darkrai's presence, and yes Gholdengo doesn't like Darkrai either. But the same can be said against that claim. Adding Darkrai means that Gholdengo can be more annoying than ever as now you need an answer to Darkrai (naturally, Iron Valiant does pretty well into it all things considered -- you even have Vacuum Wave for scarf sets), and terastallization is also accounted for here. A Poison type Darkrai suddenly walls the STAB of Iron Valiant that ironically are BOTH super effective against Dark and wacks it with a Sludge Bomb, or worse, a Nasty Plot boost.
I do think that is pretty terrible, but things like Deoxys-Normal also don't deserve to NOT have a tier to play in. Why be banned from OU from the past and have that affect your outlook on Deoxys-Normal as of now? I still don't know, and it seems enlightenment won't exactly work. I tried to answer your question Mr. Kenpwnchi but truthfully, I'm not sure why we need to unban Ubers. But you can be assured all of this will happen in the 2nd DLC.