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SM LU Viability Rankings (OLD)

Discussion in 'Gen 7 LU' started by E.T., Jul 3, 2017.

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    SM LU Viability Rankings

    Note that these rankings are preliminary. Please post if you have any thoughts about where Pokémon should be ranked or if you have suggestions for Pokémon to be added.

    S-Rank:
    Reserved for the very best Pokémon in the LU metagame. These Pokémon 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. Pokémon in this tier have very few flaws that are patched up by numerous positive traits.

    S+

    [​IMG]Hawlucha
    [​IMG]Haxorus
    [​IMG]Mega Manectric
    [​IMG]Suicune
    [​IMG]Venomoth

    S

    [​IMG]Celebi
    [​IMG]Nidoking
    [​IMG]Raikou
    [​IMG]Reuniclus
    [​IMG]Mega Sceptile
    [​IMG]Tornadus

    A-Rank:
    Reserved for Pokémon that are outstanding in the LU metagame and can sweep, wall, or support the majority of the tier. These Pokémon require less support than other Pokémon to be used effectively and have few flaws that can be overlooked when compared to their outstanding traits.

    A+
    [​IMG]Mega Absol
    [​IMG]Bewear
    [​IMG]Crawdaunt
    [​IMG]Doublade
    [​IMG]Entei
    [​IMG]Feraligatr
    [​IMG]Nidoqueen
    [​IMG]Porygon-Z
    [​IMG]Sharpedo
    [​IMG]Snorlax
    [​IMG]Starmie
    [​IMG]Talonflame
    [​IMG]Zoroark

    A

    [​IMG]Amoonguss
    [​IMG]Darmanitan
    [​IMG]Dragalge
    [​IMG]Florges
    [​IMG]Flygon
    [​IMG]Gligar
    [​IMG]Hippowdon
    [​IMG]Moltres
    [​IMG]Salazzle
    [​IMG]Shaymin
    [​IMG]Umbreon

    A-

    [​IMG]Cloyster
    [​IMG]Comfey
    [​IMG]Crobat
    [​IMG]Durant
    [​IMG]Escavalier
    [​IMG]Gardevoir
    [​IMG]Gigalith
    [​IMG]Honchkrow
    [​IMG]Milotic
    [​IMG]Ninetales
    [​IMG]Porygon2
    [​IMG]Roserade

    B-Rank:
    Reserved for Pokémon who are great in the LU metagame. These Pokémon 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 team slot.

    B+

    [​IMG]Alolan Ninetales
    [​IMG]Arcanine
    [​IMG]Bruxish
    [​IMG]Chesnaught
    [​IMG]Froslass
    [​IMG]Hoopa
    [​IMG]Kommo-o
    [​IMG]Mantine
    [​IMG]Registeel
    [​IMG]Rhyperior
    [​IMG]Slowbro
    [​IMG]Swellow
    [​IMG]Tyrantrum
    [​IMG]Virizion
    [​IMG]Zygarde-10%

    B

    [​IMG]Alomomola
    [​IMG]Decidueye
    [​IMG]Goodra
    [​IMG]Hitmonlee
    [​IMG]Kingdra
    [​IMG]Linoone
    [​IMG]Meloetta
    [​IMG]Minior
    [​IMG]Quagsire
    [​IMG]Rotom-Mow
    [​IMG]Seismitoad
    [​IMG]Sylveon
    [​IMG]Yanmega

    B-

    [​IMG]Mega Abomasnow
    [​IMG]Mega Banette
    [​IMG]Bronzong
    [​IMG]Mega Camerupt
    [​IMG]Donphan
    [​IMG]Emboar
    [​IMG]Espeon
    [​IMG]Mega Glalie
    [​IMG]Jellicent
    [​IMG]Machamp
    [​IMG]Pangoro
    [​IMG]Rotom-Heat
    [​IMG]Slowking

    C-Rank:
    Reserved for Pokémon that have notable niches in the LU metagame, but have just as many notable flaws that prevent them from being effective. Pokémon in the C tier often require significant support to be effective in LC. C rank Pokémon tend to find themselves outclassed by Pokémon in the above tiers and face a lot of competition for a team slot.

    C+

    [​IMG]Mega Audino
    [​IMG]Galvantula
    [​IMG]Pyukumuku
    [​IMG]Slurpuff
    [​IMG]Sneasel

    C

    [​IMG]Dhelmise
    [​IMG]Jolteon
    [​IMG]Noivern
    [​IMG]Shuckle
    [​IMG]Sigilyph
     
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