Originally Posted by Fat SJCrew
Countering Scizor while blocking exactly one of five OU viable spinners is perhaps the smallest niche I can think of, making it a perfect example of a D-tier Pokemon.
As someone who has used Chandelure extensively I have to agree with this (although you somewhat underestimate its spinblocking capability). Chandelure is incredibly niche, ESPECIALLY if you're not using sun. And if you are using sun, then to make Chandelure worth it you need to run quick hazards, Ninetales, offensive threats, etc., forcing a very specific kind of team. Chandelure requires an inordinate amount of support to work at its prime potential and is very limited in role and to a lesser extent scope. It's not something that can be easily included on a successful team. D is in my opinion the appropriate rank.