I wasn't going to do this initially, but then I figured why not. You guys know the drill by now. This is all assuming that I've dropped the Pokemon into the tier that I thought should be. S Rank: Reserved for the top threats in the NU metagame. These Pokemon are usually able to perform a variety of roles effectively, or can just do one extremely well with little to no extra support. Their use has low risk involved and high reward exerted. Pokemon in this tier have very few flaws that are patched up by numerous positive traits. Top: Hitmonchan Huntail Mid: Chimecho Low: Flareon Haunter Mawile Sableye A Rank: Reserved for Pokemon that are outstanding in the NU metagame and can sweep, wall, or support the majority of the tier. These Pokemon require less support than other Pokemon to be used effectively, but still perform less consistently than the average S rank Pokemon. A rank Pokemon have few flaws that can be overlooked when compared to their positive traits. Top: Arbok Bellossom Dewgong Glalie Murkrow Pidgeot Plusle Pupitar Relicanth Roselia Tangela Vigoroth Mid: Graveler Kecleon Lickitung Pelipper Sudowoodo Swalot Torkoal Low: Golbat Kingler Raticate Venomoth Whiscash B Rank: Reserved for Pokemon who are slightly above average in the NU metagame. These Pokemon have more notable flaws than of those above it that affects how they function in the tier. Their positive traits still outshine their negatives, but they require a bit more team support to bring out their full potential Top: Cacturne Machoke Magby Minun Metang Octillery Piloswine Seadra Wailord Mid: Abra Crawdaunt Diglett Lairon Magcargo Pikachu Low: Charmeleon Dunsparce Poliwhirl Seviper Shedinja Togetic Tropius Wartortle C Rank: Reserved for Pokemon that have notable niches in the NU metagame, but have just as notable flaws that prevent them from being top tier threats. Pokemon in the C tier often require significant support to be as effective as higher ranked Pokemon in NU. C rank Pokemon tend to face a lot of competition with the more commonly used Pokemon. Top: Ariados Castform Grovyle Houndour Lileep Noctowl Ponyta Quilava Shelgon Volbeat Weepinbell Wigglytuff Yanma Mid: Anorith Beedrill Furret Ledian Mightyena Parasect Seaking Spinda Sunflora Low: Aipom Clamperl Dragonair Dustox Illumise Sealeo Shuckle Staryu D Rank: Reserved for Pokemon that are below average in the NU metagame. These Pokemon often require very significant amounts of support with a relatively low reward compared to higher ranked Pokemon. Top: Corsola Delibird Farfetch'd Nosepass Mid: Beautifly Butterfree Delcatty Masquerain Trapinch Low: Ditto Luvdisc Unown Untested Rank: Reserved for pokemon that might have niches, but havent been sufficiently tested. Post your experiences with them here so we can give them a tier. and now onto: THE RULES. ~Rules~~Only nominate viable Pokemon. We are not going to put every legal Pokemon in NU on the list. There is no reason to put stuff that no one will ever use. ~Post intelligently. Posts like "I think pokemon X should be in this tier" will not be tolerated ~No flaming ~No talk about editing the OFFICIAL smogon tier lists. ~Only pokemon in NU are up for nomination, pokemon in higher tiers are not allowed to be nominated, this should be common sense but lol someone nommed nidoking for S rank.