So I figured I might as well write up my own subjective power-based tier list for GSC OU the same way CALLOUS did for ADV. Y'know, for funsies and to see if other people agree with where I gauge some Pokemon's worth in the tier. And for informative purposes I guess, I mean Smogon's OU tier list doesn't really tell you much on its own, so subdividing it like I do here might help people separate the actual standards from the things that are more OU by name. Tiers are listed in a top to bottom (best to worst) manner both in terms of the order of the tiers and the Pokemon themselves within each tier. Snorlax Tier: 1 Snorlax Electric Tier: 2 Zapdos 3 Raikou S Tier: 4 Skarmory 5 Cloyster 6 Tyranitar 7 Exeggutor 8 Gengar 9 Vaporeon 10 Steelix A Tier: 11 Miltank 12 Starmie 13 Suicune 14 Forretress 15 Nidoking 16 Machamp 17 Marowak 18 Umbreon 19 Misdreavus B Tier: 20 Dragonite 21 Quagsire 22 Rhydon 23 Jolteon 24 Heracross 25 Blissey 26 Charizard 27 Porygon2 28 Muk 29 Espeon C Tier: 30 Clefable 31 Tentacruel 32 Kangaskhan 33 Ampharos 34 Golem 35 Slowbro 36 Meganium 37 Alakazam 38 Houndoom 39 Donphan D Tier: 40 Smeargle 41 Tauros 42 Electabuzz 43 Scizor 44 Moltres 45 Venusaur 46 Ursaring 47 Politoed 48 Jynx 49 Kingdra 50 Raichu How I define each tier- Snorlax- It's Snorlax. It's seriously a step above everything else. Electric- It's the legendary electrics. Seriously, these are a step above everything else but below Lax. S- Best of the best outside of the Snorlax + Electrics trio that dominate the game. These Pokemon are the best in their respective roles and will always play a key role on their respective teams. A- Common, effective Pokemon that are extremely good at their respective roles, but ultimately are slightly limited in their ability to contribute to a team. B- Unconventional Pokemon that nonetheless are quite effective in their respective roles, although a lot of these Pokemon have a glaring weakness, rely on luck, or rely on being unexpected to reach their full potential. C- Pokemon that can work thanks to a unique trait, but are difficult to use effectively or are, in large part, outclassed by standards. However, while difficult to use, it is not terribly difficult to teambuild around them or to splash the defensive Pokemon onto a team. D- Very unconventional Pokemon that have unique characteristics, but only work on very specific teams or in very specific situations. Several are also basically outclassed by standards, but with even less than C-tier Pokemon have to set them apart from their outclassers. The main thing I want to point out is that Vap is really really good right now. Idk if it's a metagame thing or if it's permanent, although given Vap's been great for a while, I think it's safe to say that Vap's greatness is pretty solidified outside of potential brief stints where the metagame gets Roar Suicune-heavy as a reactionary measure. Suicune is tough to fit on a team while still having room for the offense and other defense you need to compete, though.