Originally Posted by Fat Hemp Man
Agree with all of this, but not sure what you meant with that Magnemite comment. If you are referring to Magneton vs Jolteon in Yellow, I'd go with the later. Jolteon only really has a little less Special, but has much more speed and higher critical hit ratio. Not to mention a better movepool.
Wait... so you are fine with saying that Jolteon is the better choice than Magnemite but you also think that Voltorb and Jolteon should be in the same tier?
That makes no sense. Magneton and Electrode are essentially the same thing. They have the same movepool. The stat differences between Magneton and Electrode are meaningless in most instances. Magneton will be going first most of the time so it hardly matters that it's slower (and I don't think that critical hit rates should be considered in tiering considering how they can't be relied on activating at the right time, regardless of how high the rate is). Electrode is getting the same kills as Magneton most of the time so it hardly matters that it's weaker.
Either Jolteon is in a higher tier than both, or it is in the same tier as both.