In this project we're going to create a threatlist ordered by usage rather than alphabetically to help newer players get into the tier. This threatlist is going to go on the LC hub to serve as an introduction to this tier! Each entry will consist of describing what sets the Pokemon can run, what niche it has in Little Cup, and how it can help your team.
To keep things simple, just take the next mon on the list not taken by the person posting above you. The ones towards the top are obviously higher priority because they are the highest usage. Anyway, try to keep the posts in usage order, it will make things easier...
Originally Posted by Fat Example Threatlist Entry
Base Stats: 45 HP / 85 Atk / 50 Def / 55 SpA / 50 SpD / 65 Spe
Abilities: Inner Focus/Regenerator/Reckless (DW)
Roles: Scout, Physically Bulky Tank, Offensive Attacker
Mienfoo maintains #1 usage due to a combination of its excellent ability, Regenerator, access to U-turn and Fake Out, and ability to check many threats in the metagame such as Scraggy and Pawniard. Mienfoo takes physical attacks very well and can last throughout the game with the recovery of Regenerator and Drain Punch while supporting its team with Knock Off. Mienfoo is commonly used as a lead because it does well against many common threats, uses Fake Out to flinch the opponent and scout for its item, can Knock Off opponents' Eviolites, and U-turn against anything it matches up poorly with. It often functions as "glue" for a team and indeed fits in well on nearly every type of team, from defensive teams needing a Scraggy check to offensive teams needing a bulkier Pokemon that can still maintain momentum.
Mienfoo can also play in a more offensive fashion, dealing heavy damage with Hi Jump Kick and Stone Edge for coverage, and can viably carry a Life Orb or even a Choice Scarf to allow it to revenge kill. This Pokemon is one of the more versatile Pokemon in Little Cup and can fill several different roles your team may need.
Some pointers for writing these entries:
- Don't add too much fluff: only what is necessary to let the reader know what that Pokemon does in Little Cup and why it has the usage that it has. Mienfoo is one of the more versatile Pokemon in Little Cup, hence its comparatively long entry.
- Be sure to mention other Pokemon in the tier that affect its usage / give it a niche in Little Cup; I mentioned Scraggy in Mienfoo's case as Mienfoo is one of the best Scraggy checks in the tier. For another Pokemon such as Abra, you could point out the high usage of Fighting-types such as Mienfoo as a reason why Abra is used so much in addition to its other useful traits.
- Be smart about the "Roles:" thing; it should be a summary in two or three words of what that Pokemon does on a team. The roles listed for Mienfoo are kind of vague, but that's because it's so versatile; for a Pokemon such as Hippopotas, its roles will be more clear: Physically Defensive and Sand setter.
- I'm sure LC C&C members will point out things I'm doing wrong so listen to them.
Now here is the format: