Pokémon Black/White Version 2 In-Game Tier List Discussion What is an in-game tier list? In-game tier lists rank Pokémon according to their usefulness during the main portion of the game—that is, until the credits roll for the first time. In-game tier lists provide players with the information needed to complete the game as quickly and as effortlessly as possible. For competitively-minded players, this approach to playing the game gives them more immediate access to useful items, TMs, and HMs. What are the tiers? In this in-game tier list there will be five tiers. Pokémon that are the most useful belong in Top Tier, while Pokémon that are the least useful belong in Bottom Tier. There tiers are as follows: Top Tier High Tier Middle Tier Low Tier Bottom Tier Pokémon the belong in Top Tier are found early in the game or at a high level, can defeat enemies easily, have strong level-up move-pools, have useful typing, have high stats, learn a variety of TMs and HMs, and match up well against the game's trainers, gym leaders, and Elite 4. Other aspects, such as self-healing and useful abilities, also positively contribute to a Pokémon's tiering. Which Pokémon are available in Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2? The newest entries in the Pokémon franchise add a whopping 150 Pokémon to Unova's Pokédex. These additions lend unparalleled diversity to the game. Below, you can find a list of locations as well as the Pokémon that appear in each location. These locations are listed in the order they can be accessed in the game. Routes and Pokemon that only appear in the post-game are omitted from this list. A Pokemon is only listed in the area in which it first appears. Code: Aspertia City: Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott Route 19: Patrat, Purrloin Route 20: Sewaddle, Pidove, Sunkern, Venipede [requires Basic Badge], Audino [requires Basic Badge], Dunsparce [requires Basic Badge] Sangi Ranch: Lillipup, Azurill, Mareep, Psyduck, Riolu ---Gym 1--- Virbank Complex: Magby [Black Version 2], Elekid [White Version 2], Koffing, Magnemite, Growlithe ---Gym 2--- Castelia Sewers: Rattata, Zubat, Grimer Relic Path [Part 1]: Roggenrola, Woobat, Timburr, Onix, Drilbur Castelia City: Cottonee [Black Version 2], Petilil [White Version 2], Buneary [Black Version 2], Skitty [White Version 2], Eevee Route 4: Sandile, Darumaka, Scraggy, Trubbish [Black Version 2], Minccino [White Version 2], Braviary [White Version 2, Thursday], Mandibuzz [Black Version 2, Thursday] ---Gym 3--- Desert Resort: Maractus, Scraggy, Sandshrew, Dwebble, Sigilyph, Trapinch Relic Castle: Yamask Route 16: Gothita [Black Version 2], Solosis [White Version 2], Minccino, Trubbish, Emolga Lostlorn Forest: Roselia, Combee, Heracross [Black Version 2], Pinsir [White Version 2], Pansear, Panpour, Pansage ---Gym 4--- Driftveil Drawbridge: Ducklett Driftveil City: Zorua Route 6: Deerling, Shelmet, Foongus, Karrablast, Castform ---Gym 5--- Relic Castle: Volcarona [Surf Unlocked] Frillish, Basculin, Buizel Chargestone Cave: Joltik, Klink, Ferroseed, Tynamo, Nosepass Route 7: Zebstrika, Zangoose, Seviper, Cubchoo [Winter only] Celestial Tower: Litwick, Elgyem ---Gym 6--- Rebirth Mountain: Skorupi, Spoink [Black Version 2], Numel [White Version 2], Skarmory, Drifblim Stranger's House: Banette Undella Town: Staryu Undella Bay: Remoraid, Spheal [Winter only] Seaside Cave: Seel Route 14: Swablu, Mienfoo, Absol Route 13: Tangela, Pelipper, Lunatone, Solrock Village Bridge: Lapras [Surf spot only] Route 11: Gligar Route 9: Pawniard ---Gym 7--- Route 22: Delibird ---Gym 8--- Giant Chasm: Clefairy, Vanillish, Sneasel, Piloswine, Ditto, Metang Route 23: Bouffalant, Sawk [Black Version 2], Throh [White Version 2], Vullaby [Black Version 2], Rufflet [White Version 2] Victory Road: Golurk, Druddigon, Zweilous Are Hidden Hollow Pokémon being considered for this tier list? No. The randomness with which these Pokémon generate make them ill-suited for tiering. Where can I see the current rankings? Here is a link to the current rankings. Every post that contained an actual ranking (Top, High, etc.) was counted. Here is a quick guide to the spreadsheet: Column A: Name Column B: # of votes for Bottom Column C: # of votes for Low Column D # of votes for Mid Column E: # of votes for Top Column F: # of votes for High Column G: Total Point Value [=(B*1+C*2+D*3+E*4+F*5)] Column H: Total # of votes Column I: Average Rank (Weighted) [=G/H] Column J: Final (Conservative) Rank [=ROUND(I,0)] Top = 5 High = 4 Mid = 3 Low = 2 Bottom = 1 Column K: Verified? (If # of votes >=3, YES) I am only going to add a Pokemon to the tier list if it has received at least three votes. Any Pokemon that has a 0 in the Verified? column needs more votes. Here is a link to the current tier list.