Originally Posted by Fat SimicCombine
Although, in the case of Shelmet and Karrablast, isn't it very easy to just offer one for the other on the GTS, then wait for a day? Getting Steelix pretty much mandates having a friend/other DS to trade back, while the GTS just requires a WIFI connection. If you want an Accelgor, all you have to do is spend ten minutes in a coffee shop.
Originally Posted by Fat SuperJOCKE
Ok, time to wrap some things together.
First of all, I've decided that we are going to make seprate entries for Pokémon who evolve by trading if the tiering placement is different. For example, if Elekid that stops at Electabuzz is considered High Tier and Elekid that fully evolves into Electivire through trading is also considered High Tier, they will be combined into one entry. The opposite would apply to, for example, Shelmet and Accelgor. Accelgor is clearly better than Shelmet.
i dont even
especially when considering this very quote is right at the top of the page
ok now as for the 7 mons...
Skitty doesn't offer much to the table outside of the otherwise situational Attract/Cute Charm, maybe Assist but that's kinda it. Agreeing with bottom here.
Buneary has immediate 102 BP Frustration due to 0 base happiness, but evolving it will be painful since you need to grind all the way to 220. I guess some massages/Join Avenue abuse might fix it, but it's probably something I wouldn't want to use in the long term, since Lopunny's stats aren't anything stellar. Low.
Karrablast and Shelmet do absolutely nothing without trades lol. Clear bottom.
Clefairy might make it to mid due to having a workable TM movepool, and you have the TMs at that point to abuse it. While its definitely not going to be Starmie anytime soon, it might be a worthy filler. Might.
Vullaby evolves too late and lacks the offenses/movepool to back up the shit pre-evo stage. Bottom. (when R4 mandibuzz itself has movepool issues, i don't think vullaby performs any better)
Rufflet may be passable with STAB Return and good offenses, Low seems kinda ok for it :| At least you can get it before Marlon now, so it might be able to contribute some neutral offense.