| 1 | Cofagrigus | 3414 | 17.463% | 2395 | 17.857% |
Good news! This thing is finally capable of being promoted to UU!
| 2 | Nidoqueen | 3271 | 16.731% | 2502 | 18.655% |
I honestly think this Poke should be in BL2. However, this is not the place to discuss how horribly broken Nidoqueen is.
| 28 | Whimsicott | 1588 | 8.123% | 1155 | 8.612% |
I'm going to say something here.
Whimsicott is actually a very good Pokemon, and the fact it makes it to Top 30 of RU shows it. While SubSeed isn't quite the set it could be, it can still be a mess to deal with against balanced and offensive teams.
It's one of my favorite Gen V Pokes in general, so there's some slight bias to my usage of it. However, it holds much more merit into a teamslot than Sandslash, at the very least.
| 34 | Escavalier | 1470 | 7.519% | 1037 | 7.732% |
Escavalier's a terrific Pokemon.
While I'm quite worried people underestimate its potential in the RU tier at times, I also can use Esca against said people. And win, as I have a team dedicated to laughing at people with him and Gallade.
| 38 | Ferroseed | 1358 | 6.946% | 979 | 7.299% |
This Pokemon, while it may be meritable to completelegitimacy, is incredibly difficult to take seriously, mostly because many people I come off against wind up leaving their Ferroseed at inconvenient times.
With the increasing amount of Fire and Fighting-type Pokemon and techniques in the tier, and the frequency of some set-up sweepers such as Gallade, any value Ferroseed might have had in RU has long since diminished.
Also, Bastiodon and Probopass do hazards better and are each easier to put into a team. Deadly serious about that.
| 41 | Crustle | 1232 | 6.302% | 923 | 6.882% |
Speaking of people who do hazards better than Ferroseed and aren't complete set-up bait in the process...
| 48 | Munchlax | 1094 | 5.596% | 697 | 5.197% |
| 51 | Magneton | 1020 | 5.217% | 682 | 5.085% |
| 59 | Rhydon | 649 | 3.320% | 441 | 3.288% |
The less people use these Pokemon specifically, the better. Magneton might be okay as an Escavalier check, but Steelix does that job much better. Unless there's an influx of Bastiodons, Probopasses, and other viable Steel-types coming into RU within the next two months, Magneton seems more like a liability.
Munchlax and Rhydon just aren't standing up to the threats in RU. Arguably, Rhydon just suffers from being high-risk high reward, but it is just something incredibly out of place and not viable at all. :I
Honestly, I find RU's stats a mixed bag. Bar Sandlash's persistence in the top 10, RU is slowly molding to be balanced for once soon as it gets rid of Nidoqueen and makes sure to keep Metang out of the stat radar forever.
That said, I'm still keeping my eye on RU. BW2's only just begun, and some Pokemon are still being analyzed who aren't even on the radar (Shadow Tag Gothitelle, the NU Pokes who are often found in RU Research Groups, etc.).
Last edited by /B/utterfree; Aug 2nd, 2012 at 9:33:10 AM.
Reason: Retooling post to be pretty much like my other posts analyzing the stats.