XY NU Viability RankingsGreetings, and welcome to the official Pokemon Online XY NU viability rankings. This thread aims at creating a clear ranking system for all viable Pokemon in the XY NU tier. As a community, we will determine where a Pokemon should be placed, if it should be moved up or down, etc. Users are encouraged to post their thoughts on a Pokemon's viability stating whether or not the Pokemon should be moved up or down or where a Pokemon not already on the list should be placed. Along with that, please include an explanation for your reasoning. Posts suggesting that a Pokemon should be banned, or posts without any explanation may result in infraction. Myself, alongside my fellow tier leaders Afro Smash and Daybreak (with the help of CasedVictory) have created a preliminary ranking list for a lot of viable Pokemon in the tier. Feel free to call us out on anything you don't agree with! ___________________________________________________________________ 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. Hippowdon Magneton 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+ Druddigon Milotic Vaporeon A Cinccino Feraligatr Froslass Gallade Rotom-H Spiritomb Virizion Xatu A- Gothorita Jellicent Jolteon Jynx Ninetales Rotom-C Scrafty Seismitoad Smeargle Stoutland Venomoth Vileplume Wobbuffet 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+ Amoonguss Bronzong Drapion Dugtrio Eelektross Emboar Fletchinder Golbat Gorebyss Granbull Gurdurr Hitmontop Mesprit Mismagius Noivern Omastar Qwilfish Sawk Sigilyph Shiftry Swellow Typhlosion Uxie Weezing B Accelgor Bouffalant Combusken Dragalge Ferroseed Garbodor Gastrodon Hariyama Heliolisk Hitmonchan Kangaskhan Klinklang Lickilicky Magmortar Miltank Quagsire Rhydon Samurott Sceptile Scyther Slurpuff Steelix Trevenant Vivillon Zangoose B- Ambipom Archeops Clawitzer Cradily Ditto Dusknoir Exeggutor Golurk Gourgeist-XL Lanturn Leavanny Liepard Lilligant Primeape Pyroar Regirock Rotom Sandslash Skuntank Ursaring Victreebel Whimsicott 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+ Arbok Armaldo Cacturne Chatot Cryogonal Electivire Flareon Gogoat Golem Kadabra Kecleon Lapras Malamar Mantine Mr. Mime Muk Poliwrath Probopass Raichu Roselia Rotom-S Sneasel Togetic Tyrantrum C Ariados Articuno Aurorus Avalugg Basculin Camerupt Carracosta Claydol Crustle Dodrio Dusclops Kingler Linoone Marowak Masquerain Ninjask Pangoro Regice Sawsbuck Serperior Stunfisk Swoobat Torterra Tangela Volbeat C- Carbink Glaceon Leafeon Meowstic (M) Pawniard Pelipper Relicanth Rotom-F Shedinja Simipour Swanna Torkoal Vullaby Whirlipede Zebstrika Zweilous 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. Altaria Barbaracle Bastiodon Fraxure Frogadier Heatmor Lumineon Machoke Meganium Misdreavus Munchlax Raticate Regigigas Simisage Simisear Snover Walrein __________________________________________________________ If a pokemon cannot be found in the above list it has no niche and cannot be justified for use over another, better pokemon. There you have it, folks! The XY NU Viability Rankings. As you can see there are a ton of Pokemon on this list already simply because there are so many viable things in the tier. Let the discussion begin.