DPP OU Viability Rankings Thread Welcome to the official DPP OU Viability Rankings topic. You should know the drill by now; In this thread, we as a community will rank every single usable Pokemon into "tiers." In this thread, you're encouraged to post your thoughts and opinions on the various Pokemon that are usable in DPP OU and what tier they should fall under. It's about time the RoA subforum joined in on the action! The general idea of the topic is to rank each DPP OU pokemon under "rankings" that go in descending order. Since this is a general tier list, everything is lumped together. There won't be any segregation between offense & defense threats. EX: Flygon can be ranked in A tier as an offensive threat, Skarmory can be ranked under A as a supportive threat and Heatran can be can be ranked in S tier as a versatile threat. These are just examples, they may actually not end up being true. The Pokemon are ordered by effectiveness. S Rank: Reserved for Pokemon who can sweep or wall significant portions of the metagame with little support, and Pokemon who can support other Pokemon with very little opportunity cost ("free turns"). Also the home of Pokemon who can easily perform multiple roles effectively, increasing their versatility and unpredictability. If the Pokemon in this rank have any flaws, those flaws are thoroughly mitigated by their substantial strengths. Jirachi Heatran Tyranitar Starmie A Rank: Reserved for Pokemon who can sweep or wall significant portions of the metagame, but require some support or have some flaws that prevents them from doing this consistently. Supporting Pokemon in this rank may give opponents free turns or cannot create free turns easily themselves, but can still do their job most of the time. A+ Rank: Zapdos Rotom-A Dragonite Skarmory Breloom Scizor Infernape A rank: Gengar Lucario Hippowdon Swampert Gyarados Flygon Metagross Shaymin Azelf Blissey Suicune A- Rank: Gliscor Aerodactyl Machamp Empoleon Kingdra Roserade Nidoqueen Forretress Celebi B Rank: Reserved for Pokemon who cannot sweep through or wall significant portions of the metagame, but can properly fulfill a given offensive/defensive niche. Support Pokemon in this category have flaws that prevent them from doing their job or are setup bait for dangerous sweepers. Pokemon who are partially outclassed by a Pokemon in A or S Rank, but are otherwise very dangerous, may also fall into this category. B+ Rank: Bronzong Clefable Magnezone Mamoswine Abomasnow Jolteon Crobat B Rank: Dugtrio Quagsire Venusaur Raikou Milotic Vaporeon B- Rank: Weavile Togekiss Gastrodon Cradily Snorlax Tentacruel Spiritomb Heracross Gallade C Rank: Reserved for Pokemon who can be effective given the right support, but either have crippling flaws that prevent them from consistently executing their strategy or are typically inferior to Pokemon in the above ranks. C+ Rank: Rhyperior Cresselia Uxie Steelix Donphan Hitmontop Slowbro Slowking Staraptor C Rank: Moltres Mesprit Feraligatr Toxicroak Yanmega Sceptile Hariyama Smeargle Qwilfish Kabutops C- Rank Medicham Lanturn Registeel Ludicolo Magneton Walrein Aggron Azumarill Mismagius Drapion Skuntank Cloyster Alakazam Honchkrow Magmortar D Rank: Reserved for Pokemon who are not very effective in the current metagame. Dusknoir Electivire Porygon-Z Blaziken Torterra Umbreon Ninjask Lead Rankings (ABC order) Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide S Rank Aerodactyl Azelf Jirachi Machamp Metagross A+ Rank Dragonite Empoleon Heatran Tyranitar Zapdos A- Rank Infernape Mamoswine Roserade Starmie B+ Rank Crobat Gallade Gyarados Swampert B- Rank Flygon Hippowdon Nidoqueen Raikou Uxie C Rank Breloom Bronzong Celebi Forretress Gengar Gliscor Hariyama Skarmory Smeargle Togekiss Weavile Yanmega D Rank Blissey Ninjask Changes from the old thread, Raikou moves to B- from C, Celebi and Smeargle drop to C from B rank, Yanmega and Hariyama move up to C from D rank Changes from the old thread: S rank: Jirachi up to #2, Heatran to #3 and Starmie down to #4. A+ rank: Zapdos and Rotom-A down from S to the top 2 spots, Infernape takes the bottom moving up from A A rank: Lucario and Hippowdon move up to #s 3 & 4, Swampert joins below Hippo from A-, Azelf and Blissey switch at the bottom A- rank: Machamp and Empoleon move up to #s 3 & 4, Forretress drops to the bottom from A B+ rank: Nidoqueen rises to the top, Clefable moves up to below Bronzong from the bottom of B, Abomasnow drops below Clefable, Crobat drops into the bottom B rank: Vaporeon drops into the bottom B- rank: Togekiss jumps ahead of Cradily, Snorlax drops from B to below Cradily, Tentacruel moves ahead of Spiritomb and Heracross to below Snorlax C+ rank: Uxie moves ahead of Donphan, Staraptor drops to the bottom C rank: Magmortar added! It goes below Feraligatr, Sceptile and Yanmega drop to below Magmortar, Registeel, Honchkrow and Lanturn drop to below Hariyama D rank: Porygon-Z drops to below Electivire, Blaziken and Torterra drop from C to below Porygon-Z Feel free to ask about any of them. Starting points I'm wondering about: - Gengar to A+ - Gliscor to A+ - Celebi to A- - Gallade to C+ Have fun!