Listed in alphabetical order: S-Rank: Reserved for the very best Pokemon in the LC metagame. These Pokemon are usually able to perform a variety of roles effectively, or can just do one extremely well. Their use has low risk involved and high reward exerted. Pokemon in this tier have very few flaws that are patched up by numerous positive traits. S Mienfoo Pawniard S- Abra Chinchou Timburr A-Rank: Reserved for Pokemon that are outstanding in the LC metagame and can sweep, wall, or support the majority of the tier. These Pokemon require less support than other Pokemon to be used effectively and have few flaws that can be overlooked when compared to their outstanding traits. A+ Archen Drifloon Fletchling Gastly Magnemite Porygon A Drilbur Ferroseed Gothita Ponyta Snubbull Spritzee Staryu Vulpix A- Bunnelby Carvanha Cottonee Croagunk Foongus Houndour Larvesta Omanyte Pumpkaboo-XL Shellder Skrelp Snivy Tirtouga Vullaby B-Rank: Reserved for Pokemon who are great in the LC metagame. These Pokemon have more notable flaws than of those above it that affects how they function in the tier. Their positive traits still outshine their negatives, but they require a bit more team support to bring out their full potential. Their niches are often slightly smaller than those that are in A and S rank, which leads them to face some competition for a teamslot. B+ Bellsprout Corphish Dwebble Hippopotas Munchlax Pancham Zigzagoon B Cranidos Doduo Onix Riolu Scraggy Slowpoke Stunky Surskit Taillow Torchic Trubbish B- Aipom Amaura Chespin Elekid Lickitung Magby Pumpkaboo-Small Shellos Tentacool C-Rank: Reserved for Pokemon that have notable niches in the LC metagame, but have just as notable flaws that prevent them from being effective. Pokemon in the C tier often require significant support to be effective in LC. C rank Pokemon tend to find themselves outclassed by Pokemon in the above tiers, and face a lot of competition for a team slot. C+ Aron Axew Binacle Buneary Clamperl Darumaka Koffing Lileep Mantyke Numel Rufflet Spinarak Teddiursa Tyrunt Wynaut C Bulbasaur Dratini Frillish Goldeen Honedge Kabuto Krabby Larvitar Meowth Poliwag Purrloin Remoraid Sandile Sandshrew Snover Zorua C- Anorith Cacnea Cubone Ekans Finneon Froakie Glameow Grimer Growlithe Horsea Inkay Joltik Karrablast Litleo Mankey Natu Oddish Shelmet Totodile Venipede Wailmer Wingull Wooper D-Rank: Reserved for Pokemon that are generally bad in the LC metagame, but are decent enough to justify their occasional use on some teams. These Pokemon are either usable but have no real niche, or are only capable of doing their specific task and fail at doing anything more than that. Their niche is often so tiny, that they are not worth using the majority of the time. D+ Barboach Bronzor Buizel Deerling Eevee Mime Jr. Minccino Pineco Rattata Sewaddle Smoochum Tepig Yamask D Azurill Bagon Baltoy Chikorita Chimchar Deino Electrike Fennekin Geodude Golett Goomy Helioptile Litwick Machop Munna Nidoran-M Noibat Nosepass Phantump Piplup Seel Shieldon Shinx Shroomish Skiddo Solosis Squirtle Starly Trapinch Treecko Voltorb D- Bidoof Cyndaquil Elgyem Exeggcute Gible Hoppip Lotad Mareep Panpour Paras Petilil Phanpy Rhyhorn Shuppit Skorupi Slugma Snorunt Spearow Swablu Swinub Togepi Vanillite Woobat Zubat Discuss the ORAS LC metagame and how Pokemon should be ranked in it.