So I finished the game. Except a Ninetails review tonight. I am going to replay as Voltorb to see where Jolteon should stand at.
Originally Posted by Fat atsync
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.
I think you miss understood my movepool comment. In RB, Pin Missile and Double Kick come rather lateish, meaning that Jolteon is stuck with a similar movepool to Electrode until at least late game. Where as in Yellow, Jolteon gets Double Kick and Pin Missile early, allowing it to at least do some damage to Ground types / hit Grass types. While Yellow Jolteon doesn't get Quick Attack, it doesn't really matter due to his immense speed anyway. So Yellow Jolteon has a better movepool than Yellow Magnemite, where as RB Jolteon only really gets a movepool advantage over Electrode towards the end of the game.