Originally Posted by Fat Olijolly
I know most of you will bash me on this but I'll say it anyways.
I was talking to some people and they were saying they thought garchomp is potentially a S-tier pokemon due to being able to run a good SD (Yache), CB, CS, and defensively-oriented sets while having a fantastic dual stab, typing, defenses, and great attack and speed. I understand garchomp is good. But With how fast the current meta is and how offensively oriented it is. I just don't think it's good enough for S, or even A. It's definitely not sweeping easily without the reliable means to increase its speed. What do you guys think?
It's compared much with terrakion and I don;'t believe garchomp deserves to be in the same tier as terrakion, who is naturally faster (though weak to mach punch) and has rock polish to actually sweep.
I strongly disagree.
Garchomp lost sand veil, which is surprisingly awesome and easy to abuse, and its 102 may not be as good as it was in gen 4 to 6-0 sweep the enemy team without a reliable way to boost its speed. But garchomp is still garchomp. The SDYache set works well in almost any team (I particularly love it on the sun team) as a wallbreaker and to create holes for the primary sweeper. The CB set is fantastic...absolutely awesome and happens to be my favorite set. It's strong and the speed is fantastic for a CB mon. IMHO, CB is the best garchomp set but I am absolutely positive almost everyone disagrees. I don't know about S tier (possibly but it doesn't seem like a solid S) but it's at least A-tier worthy.