Pixelmon Competitive Viability Rankings

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Welcome to the official Pixelmoncraft Viability Rankings topic. You should know the drill by now; In this thread, we as a community will rank every single usable Pokemon into "tiers." In this thread, you're encouraged to post your thoughts and opinions on the various Pokemon that are usable in pixelmon and what tier they should fall under. Posts in this thread will be taken into account when deciding rank changes.

The general idea of the topic is to rank each pokemon under "rankings" that go in descending order. Since this is a general tier list, everything is lumped together. There won't be any segregation between offense & defense threats.

We have transitioned from the previous ranking system of S, A, B, etc. due to in the 1.10 version of Pixelmon there are enough new things, and working systems, that allow for us to have tiers set up instead of one general cluster.

EX: Garchomp can be ranked in OU tier as an offensive threat, Ferrothorn can be ranked under O as supportive threat and Skarmory can be can also be ranked in UU tier as a defensive threat. These are just examples not representative of their future or current ranks.

Finally, here are the people that have the final say on what gets moved in the ranking list (as in, the people that gather the community's input to make final decisions, as well as being well informed players themselves):

Ranking Team Co-Leaders:

  • At1anta
  • Smushi
  • <Open>

​Rules -

 

Deremei Tier: For the Pokemon whose bare existence threatens everything else in existence with a powerful OHKO.

Smushi Tier: [Insert line defending Emolga]

Uber Tier: Ubers is the most inclusive of Smogon's tiers, allowing the use of any Pokémon species. Only abilities and tactics that have been proven to be uncompetitive are banned from use. Ubers is not influenced by Pokémon usage in OU, UU, RU, or NU, and the usage of Pokémon in Ubers has no influence on the compositions of those tiers.

OU Tier:  OU (Overused) is Smogon's fundamental usage-based tier. With the exception of Pokémon banished to the Uber tier, every Pokémon can be used in OU, including Pokémon from UU, RU, and NU. 

UU Tier: UU (Underused) is Smogon's second usage-based tier. All Pokémon that are not OU by usage and are not banned to Ubers or BL (Borderline) can be used in UU, including Pokémon from RU and NU. 

RU Tier: RU (Rarely Used) is Smogon's third usage-based tier. All Pokémon that are not UU or higher by usage and are not banned to Ubers, BL, or BL2 (Borderline 2) can be used in RU, including Pokémon from NU. 

NU Tier: NU (Never Used) is Smogon's fourth usage-based tier. All Pokémon that are not RU or higher by usage and are not banned to Ubers, BL, BL2, or BL3 (Borderline 3) can be used in NU. 

PU Tier: PU is Smogon's official lowest usage-based tier. All Pokémon that are not NU by usage and are not banned to Ubers, BL4, BL3, BL2, or BL (Borderline) can be used in PU. 

NFE Tier: These are Pokémon that are the prior forms of the Pokémon seen here. This is not an actual tier and more or less the remaining Pokemon that are irrelevant to the regular tiers or in some cases banned from Little Cup. 

LC Ubers: Little Cup Pokemon banned from LC. 

LC Rank: LC (Little Cup) is a format in which players may only use Pokémon that have not yet evolved but are capable of evolution. 

                                                          Monthly Changes/Topics for Discussion

November

  • Ditto:
    It dominates the meta game, and if it copies something with a choice item it copies the stats. If someone has a scarf swift swim Kingdra, it could calculate the boost in the scarf choice item AND the swift swim speed and then the scarf boost. (Motion for it to be moved to A- to A+)
    Atlanta~ B+
    Quantum~ B+
    Ruling> Ditto Stays in B+
     
  • Zoroark to be monitored  for possible discussion to move it up at a later date.

December

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10/10 banner

10/10 Ranking

How do people use dugtrio anyways?

 

As a trapper/revenge killer

One of the most common sets is: 


Dugtrio @ Focus Sash  
Ability: Arena Trap  
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe  
Jolly Nature  
- Earthquake  
- Stone Edge  
- Toxic  
- Reversal

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The forum is now up to date with all Pokemon that are both in the mod and final formed, with the exception of some that aren't fully evolved. You all are now free to comment and speak  your opinions on the ratings. 

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Will you ever include uber tier pokemon, like Kyogre and stuff, or mostly sticking to OU?

There are no tiers, we're including only fully evolved Pokemon and certain legendary Pokemon; we're going by the gym rules which majority of the server's competitive players battles by. 

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Update for 1.10 Pokemon will be posted tomorrow. System has changed from letter ranking to proper tiers like Smogon are using; Uber, OU, UU, RU, NU, PU.

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