SomeBritishGuy wrote:Blue_Falcon wrote:4th Gen did the same thing to 3rd Gen. In fact, 4th Gen Overused was far more centralized to Sinnoh Pokémon than the current metagame is to 5th Gen (even when you don't count all five Rotom formes). One big difference is that pretty much every "trio" Pokémon from the 5th Gen is in OU (apart from Thundurus in DAS Ubers) while 4th... had one.
I'm looking at the tier list right now, and here's what I see:
-30 OU (Didn't count Dusclops and Magneton)
3rd gen technically had the greatest amount of usable pokémon, but considering more than half of them were BL, I would argue that 4th gen had the best balance. OU, BL, and even UU creatures are pretty close to each other in terms of possible strategies. Of course, a team of 6 UU won't stand a chance against an all OU set, but many people use the various creatures from lower tiers in order to complement their more powerful pokémon. I once lost a Gyarados and Machamp to Bibarel. In 5th gen, it seems that using UU or even BL in an OU battle is out of the question because the gap between the former two and the latter is huge.