Inverted Battle Viablity Ranking In an effort to get interest in subforums we've been trying to put up viability rankings for the tiers, side metas included. So, here' s the viability ranking for Inverted Battle. The Pokemon used are a lot different from typical OU (you don't see Heatran and Rotom-W a lot) and the usage statistics are pretty poor indications of what actually is good in the tier, so this list will try to remedy some confusion that people have when they come to play Inverted. Users are encouraged to post stating where a Pokemon should be ranked, with a short explanation why. Posts like "I think X Pokemon should be in Y tier" will not be tolerated. Additionally, some things in the list have been intentionally left up for debate for you as a community to discuss, so feel free to do so! This is only a preliminary list as of right now, and will be continually worked on. Shoutout to @Epikhairz, @Veteran Padgett, @Selena Gomez, and @EljayQuiz for work on this list - if I forgot anyone let me know. S Rank S Rank is reserved for Pokemon who are extremely threatening and impact the metagame in a major way. These Pokemon can either fulfill a variety of roles or are superlative in performing one task on a team. Avalugg Breloom Celebi Chansey Dragonite Mega Medicham A Rank A Rank Pokemon generally perform very well in the tier, but have some minor flaws that prevent them from fulfilling their roles consistently. Although threatening, they usually require a bit more team support than S-Rank Pokemon. A+ Genesect - it's not that great because steel typing sucks and scarf lacks power, band lacks speed outside of espeed also base 99 lol. stabs are a bit better but being weak to normal is just p shitty - i use physically based scarf i find that it gets all the power i need. its not like base 99 is as bad as it seems it still gets by most relevant scarfers. really just keep it away from priority, which isnt too hard since its really obvious when a mon is going to lauch into espeed or something. Keldeo Mega Manectric Porygon2 Scolipede A Arcanine Deoxys-D Garchomp Gothitelle Landorus Latios Mamoswine Mega Alakazam Mega Gallade Mega Pinsir Mega Sceptile Mega Slowbro Porygon-Z Reuniclus Rhyperior Thundurus-I Mega Tyranitar Weavile A- Rank Alakazam Blissey Entei Jolteon Manaphy Mega Abomasnow Mega Beedrill Latias Staraptor Volcarona Yanmega B Rank B Rank Pokemon usually have some sort of major flaw that prevents them from being a more common presence in the tier. However, they still are able to perform their roles very well with proper team support. B+ Cinccino Deoxys-S Greninja Hippowdon Kyurem Mega Charizard Y Mega Swampert Suicune Thundurus-T Tyranitar Zygarde B Ambipom Galvantula Heracross Landorus-T Mega Charizard X Mega Gardevoir Mega Glalie Mega Gyarados Mega Heracross Mega Lopunny Mega Venusaur Meloetta Regice Sawsbuck Stoutland Talonflame Terrakion Zangoose Zapdos B- Rank Linoone Mega Lucario Raikou Smeargle Venusaur Wobbuffet C Rank C Rank Pokemon have notable niches in the metagame, but usually require significant support. These Pokemon face competition for their roles from the higher ranked Pokemon, but can find still find use. C+ Articuno Cloyster Conkeldurr Crawdaunt Cresselia Miltank C Rank Azumarill Exeggutor Exploud Gliscor Haxorus Mega Aggron Mega Metagross Mega Pidgeot Noivern Salamence Scizor Togekiss Victini C- Aurorus Gogoat Lucario Mega Ampharos Togekiss D Rank D Rank Pokemon either have an extremely small niche in the tier, or are generally outclassed by higher-ranked Pokemon in a majority of circumstances. D+ Metagross Aegislash Gengar D Rank Ariados Ferrothorn Leavanny Magneton Mega Mawile Munchlax Slaking D- Rank Heatran Magnezone A couple of preliminary questions I'd pose are where Mega Manectric and Genesect should go, as seen by the comments I made on them.