Hello Smogoners, Smgonites and Smogonieers! First off let me say that I was confused on where to post this thread. I was about to post it in the Pokémon Showdown Forum, but I think it would end up better in the Suggestion Box since Pokémon Showdown and Smogon are deeply intertwined. Second, I would also like to inform you that I have been playing Pokémon competitively for two years and recreationally for another seven years. Enough about me, lets get on with the idea... I propose that we should make a new tier on Pokémon Showdown. Tiers are designed to keep stronger Pokémon battling stronger Pokémon and weaker Pokémon battling weaker Pokémon. This is a great method except a certain group of Pokémon still are left in the dust despite being in their appropriate tier. What is this group of Pokémon you ask? The Pokémon that don't evolve. Pokémon who don't evolve are (most of the time) statistically weaker than Pokémon with evolution families. Also, Pokémon who don't evolve are excluded from the Little Cup tier, a tier in which contains Pokémon that have not yet evolved. Now, don't get me wrong. All Pokémon have a niche in the metagame, no matter how big or small. For example, I am currently running a moxie Mightyena as a sweeper on my OU team (It is working fantastically). Current players are getting frustrated in today's metagame (especially in OU) because they keep coming across the same Pokémon. The reason why these Pokémon are so common is because they are easy to win with. This tier will give players the chance to create strategies with Pokémon that wouldn't even be used in NU. As for the size of the tier; it will contain 56 Pokémon. These Pokémon are as follows: Farfetch'd Kangaskhan Pinsir Tauros Lapras Ditto Aerodactyl Unown Girafarig Dunsparce Qwilfish Shuckle Heracross Corsola Delibird Skarmory Stantler Smeargle Miltank Mawile Plulse Minun Volbeat Illuminse Torkoal Spinda Zangoose Seviper Lunatone Solrock Castform Kecleon Tropius Absol Relicanth Luvdisc Pachirisu Chatot Spiritomb Carnivine Rotom (And all of its forms) Audino Throh Sawk Basculin Maractus Sigilyph Emogla Alomomola Cryogonal Stunfisk Druddigon Bouffalant Durant Heatmor Like any other tier, this will change through generations as new Pokémon will come in and previous ones will gain an evolution family. Well, that is my idea. I hope you all like it and hopefully in the distant future, this could be put into affect. Criticism is appreciated but hey, we are all humans here so nothing vulgar or rude. :) Before I go, I have a few other points. The same clauses and rules that pertain to the OU metagame will effect this Tier This tier shall be abbreviated to NE (No Evolution) Yes I realize that Skarmory will be a big pain but there is a plethora of electric types in the tier. There are only two rapid spinners: Torkoal and Cryogonal. However there are a lot of taunt users available. Scrappy Kangaskan is a viable way to check Spiritomb and Sableye. Pokémon can exist in the NE tier as well as the standard metagame tiers (NU, RU, UU, OU, etc.) No legendary Pokémon can exist in this tier, regardless of Standard Tier Placement.