He /vp/ I finally got my laptop back from the police so my access to the Internet has been limited to my phone. So, I've been away from the meta for about three months
Can someone catch me up on any big changes?
We know Pokken is coming out in Mid March, the 18th I think. The Arcade controller is coming too on the same day. Local play is locked to 30fps and somebody has to use the Wii U gamepad. Online and arcade are 60fps.
No Z yet
Red Blue and Yellow are coming to eShop, getting a bundle in the US.
A lot of legendary Pokemen are being given away
Pokemon GO is still set for a 2016 release
Thats pretty much it to my knowledge
If you're talking OU,
Hippo is really good right now, being one of the premier walls. Tornadus-T is high in usage as both a pivot (Assault Vest) and as a wallbreaker (Life Orb). Mega Scizor is one of the most default Megas because of all of the big threats it answers (e.g. Kyurem-B, Alakazam, Mega Gardevoir) while being a win con.
Zapdos, Gyarados, and Mamoswine are no longer OU.
The game is more centralized around generic switch-ins, namely Tank Chomp (Rough Skin + Rocky Helmet) and Lando-T.
Mega Pinsir is more common, Pinsir becoming OU. And on that note, Megas are now tiered separately from regular mons, so their non-Mega forms were allowed to drop.
Shadow Tag was banned, meaning no more Gothi or Wob.
And Manaphy is the big threat everyone should be ready for, while Hoopa-U is becoming more manageable through things like Hippo and Klefki.