(OP taken over for TrollFreak) I was going to make a good OP, but I got lazy as always Hello guys, to a community project for OI! As some people know, I've decided to take on a full In-Game Tier List for Pokemon Gold, Sliver, and Crystal. Well, I decided that since we have such a great community here at smogon, I'll just make this a community project. The rule is simple, pick a few Pokemon available in the GSC games, decide what tier it belongs in. Of course, you'll need to refer to the list of users who I've trusted of expertly choosing what tier a Pokemon belongs in. Please refer to this list when deciding what tier a Pokemon belongs in Pokemon GSC In-Game Tier List Top Tier: Cydaquil Availability: Starter Stats: Above Average Movepool: Above Average Additional Comments: Fire STAB is one of the best in-game, with only Rock, Water and Fire resisting it, none of which feature prominently on opposing teams. It also obtains super effective coverage on three gym leaders pre-e4. Defensively it resists Grass, Steel, Fire, Ice and Bug, the latter two being important for gyms. Abra Availability: Early Stats: Above Average Movepool: Above Average Additional Comments: Useless against Whitney, the first leader you can fight after catching it, but excels later. Cleans out Morty's Gym by itself, same with Chuck's Gym, slaughters Jasmine with Fire Punch, fares well vs Pryce and Clair, and does well vs Elite Four. Also cleans out every Team Rocket member by itself except for the final one at Radio Tower. Red Gyarados Availability: Required event Stats: Above Average Movepool: Above Average Additional Comments: The Red Gyarados rolls around at about the same level or higher than the rest of your team. It dominates everything in its path with Thrash (which even conserves PP thanks to being a multi hit attack!) and makes a decent Surf user if you lack one already. If worse comes to worse, it's an excellent HM slave. Lapras Suicune (Crystal) High Tier: Gastly Availability: Early Stats: Above Average Movepool: Above Average Additional Comments: Very High; Good Speed and powerful Special Attack, low defenses. Literally the only reasons it's in High and not Top is that it requires trading and evolves late (Level 25 is late in GSC). Machop Availability: Early Stats: High Movepool: Average Additional Comments: Useful immediately to power through Whitney's team, and matches up fairly well with other gym leaders and the Elite 4. Mareep (Gold and Silver only) Availability: Early Stats: Above Average Movepool: Above Average Additional Comments: Great special attack and rather good defenses with all things considered, but is lacking speed. It is also weak to what is probably the least common attacking type in the game, Ground. Geodude Availability: Early Stats: Average Movepool: Average Additional Comments: Geodude absolutely dominates the first three gyms and fairs fairly well against Morty if you bring a Mint Berry or two along. Rock Throw is amazing against titans like Falkner's Pidgeotto and Bugsy's Scyther and it can go toe to toe with Whitney's Miltank of all things! Even after the first half of the gyms, it does great in the Team Rocket Portions of the game and walls Rattata and Zubat all day. Teddiursa (Crystal) Magmar Mid Tier: Chikorita Availability: Starter Stats: Above Average Movepool: Shallow Additional Comments: Struggles a ton against many gyms, including Falkner, Bugsy, and Morty. Also fares poorly against Team Rocket members. Still, good enough to beat most normal trainers, and is useful against Pryce's gym (despite being a Grass-type). Bellsprout Availability: Early Stats: Average Movepool: Shallow Additional Comments: Bellsprout can be caught right around the first gym and, although it's useless in that particular battle, it does very well in Union Cave. Vine Whip is not to be underestimated when it's striking Onix and Geodude for Quad super effective damage. As time goes by, Bellsprout stays useful by learning Sleep Powder(!) and later on Sludge Bomb and Razor Leaf. Using Vine Whip for so long gets annoying, but it gets the job done when it's needed. Sadly, it will take ages for it to reach its full potential as a Victreebel in Gold and Silver, but it can get off the round pretty early if you're playing Crystal. Sentret Availability: Early Stats: Below Average Movepool: Wide Additional Comments: Has bad offensive stats but respectable Speed. Makes an excellent HM slave, learning Surf, Cut, and Strength. Caterpie Low Tier: Jigglypuff Suicune (GS) Teddiursa (GS) Pidgey Pidgey Availability: Early Stats: Below Average Movepool: Shallow Additional Comments: Has weak stats all around and doesn't fully evolve until level 36, very late into the game and past the point of usefulness. It does learn Fly, however, and is available rather early. Bottom Tier: Murkrow Availability: Late Stats: Low Movepool: Shallow Additional Comments: It is extremely unavailable, has a poor stat distribution, a terrible movepool, as well as being weak and those defenses aren't helping much. However, it has a niche over Sabrina and Red, but its too late to warrant use. Misdreavus Availability: Late Stats: Low Movepool: Shallow Additional Comments: Very rare, only found in Mt.Silver at night. It learns two attacking moves via level up, and only 8 total. It can't really put good TMs to use either besides Psychic. Ledyba (Sliver and Crystal Only) Availability: Early Stats: Low Movepool: Shallow Additional Comments: Weak to Ice, Electric, Fire, Rock and Flying. Not exactly good news. It isn't worth commenting on its STABS because it has no STAB moves (not even Fury Cutter). Ditto Availability: Early Stats: Low Movepool: Transform Additional Comments: Ditto is so terrible it needs no explanation. It's better left waiting until it becomes a Wifi mod. Smeargle Availability: Early Stats: Low Movepool: ADD Additional Comments: Smeargle can learn any move it wants, but it's extremely painful to do so once every ten levels with no move tutor and no double battles to copy partner attacks. Did I mention it's hard to get too? Larvitar Spinarak Pineco Refer List: TrollFreak TalkingLion TheMantyke Texas Cloverleaf DTC Happy Posting! http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Entei_%28Pok%C3%A9mon%29/Generation_II_learnset Doesn't look like Entei gets Bite. I'd say definitely low or even bottom tier though, It's way too unavailable for mid. It's basically pure luck.