Originally Posted by Fat crashandcortex
| 5 | Genesect | 16.010% |
This isn't going to stay here very long once the usage really rounds itself out, as he was only around for about half the required time to be used. I sense an imminent new #1 coming along...
Genesect is quite the popular Pokemon after all. He is literally THE U-Turn user. With high offensive stats, Download, and a diverse movepool, it's no wonder.
| 19 | Alakazam | 8.632% |
Seriously, I can see why he'd be good, but why #19 and directly below Gengar? Does being unaffected by Sand and not taking Life Orb damage really make him THAT good?
It does. High Speed, High Special Attack, Magic Guard, and perfect coverage make a great Pokemon. Magic Guard also makes him a great LO candidate without the LO limiting his life span, and Sash is much more reliable on him due to not taking residual damage. He is a great Pokemon.
| 45 | Keldeo | 5.183% |
Still too low for this guy D: At least he's shown to be above useless Metagross over 3 months.
I've used Keldeo before, and I have to agree with you. He is quite powerful and a mean Hydro Pump in the rain can do some serious damage, even to Pokemon who resist it. And it also has the freaking amazing Secret Sword, which hurts Blissey, Chansey, and Ferrothorn quite hard. HP Ghost deals with Jellicent. It's quite the powerful Pokemon. VERY underrated.
| 13 | Ambipom | 11.760% |
| 15 | Mienshao | 11.595% |
I swear to GOD this better be because of Research Week. If not.. heads're gonna roll.
It's hard to believe Ambipom is higher in usage than Mienshao. Mienshao is better in every way, better STAB and better overall. Ambipom is shit. Mienshao is Pro (my username on PS).
| 19 | Crobat | 10.467% |
With Virizion dropping, the only real way for this guy seems to be up, but Mew and Meloetta dropping do nothing to help his viability... We'll see what happens I guess!
Crobat, when paired with Houndoom, make a great anti-meta duo. Crobat is still a beast; countering Heracross and Roserade, as well as a solid Scrafty, Mienshao, Virizion, and Shaymin counter. Houndoom will help deal with the Psychic and Ghost-types Crobat may be struggling with. Mew and Meloetta don't do much to hurt Crobat. So in short, Crobat is still excellent.
| 52 | Cofagrigus | 4.019% |
HE MADE IT! Now that RU doesn't have to bother with him anymore, I wonder how the metagame will develop...
I'd say good riddance to Cofa. He was a nuisance; the stall set was incerdibly hard to take down, Will-O-Wisp, Haze, and Pain Split only add to that, and OTR Cofa in impossible to defeat unless you have a Cryogonal or Absol. The metagame will be much better, I'd say. I'd rather see this guy in UU than in RU, tbf.
| 59 | Absol | 3.124% |
On a more upsetting note, I don't really think he's gonna have a chance at rising again due to the premier RU Ghost leaving the tier. So close, yet so far...
While Cofa's departure did some damage, I'd still say Absol has a chance. He is still a powerful Sucker Punch abuser, and he sets himself apart with Megahorn, Superpower, and Psycho Cut as decent options to maim things. It is also worth noting that Spiritomb, Dusknoir, Rotom, and Golurk (yes, you will still see Golurk on occasions), are still running amok, and Absol is one of the best at beating these guys. He also beats Slowking, Uxie (this is a big one), and Mesprit, which makes Absol stand out. Absol is still amazing; he is an outstanding Pokemon and shouldn't be overlooked in RU, for he is one of the most destructive Pokemon around.
| 29 | Electivire | 8.287% |
Seriously fuck off.
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