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It's not whether the Pokemon will do well in Ubers, it's about whether the Pokemon is overcentralizing or is too broken for the OU metagame. Which I believe Excadrill is. Also, Tyranitar is fairly common in Ubers, as is Garchomp, so who knows?
And sometimes you will find UU pokémon used in uber, like shedinja :)Yeah, just because something is Uber doesn't mean it's actually necessarily good in Uber play. Uber is a banlist, not a tier. Conversely, you will find Pokémon in OU used in Uber play, too.
Excadrill as uber is a very good thing, from what I understand of gen V.
By the way, I thought that when Salamence was made Uber in Gen 4, Scizor should have taken its place, for the same reasons as Excadrill.
Excadrill has a decent number of Counters and Checks to be considered OU.
I'm happy as long as PO tiers don't consider it uber.
It pretty much forced every team to have at least one dedicated counter, maybe even two, and it was a huge part of sandstorm's popularity. I believe that it had few /checks/ but a fair amount of Pokemon that could revenge with priority. Again comparing it to Salamence: few Pokemon could reliably check it, due to its versatility, but many, such as scarfed Ice types, could revenge it. Just because it can be revenged doesn't mean that it is OU; if it can't be checked reliably enough, then you lose a Pokemon or have one crippled every time Exca comes in. imo it was plenty dangerous enough to have gone to Ubers.