~GSC Viability Rankings~ Hey all the other gens were doing it so I decided to post one for GSC too. Formatting and opening text mostly stolen from McMeghan's ADV thread. Welcome to the GSC Viability Rankings topic! In this thread, we as a community will rank every single usable Pokemon into "tiers", which are named according to standard letter grades because after participating this thread you should be able to take your opponents to school! In this thread, you're encouraged to post your thoughts and opinions on the various Pokemon that are usable in GSC and what tier they should fall under. The general idea of the topic is to rank each GSC pokemon under "rankings" that go in descending order. As this is a general tier list, everything is lumped together. There won't be any segregation between offensive and defensive threats, and the ordering within tiers will be alphabetical. Also, while I wish I could put everything that had a chance of being useful on this list (there's so many cool things I had to leave off ), it would positively explode if I did that. As such, this list is not a comprehensive list of everything that could be useful in GSC, but rather a list of the Pokemon most likely to be useful, with an unfortunately arbitrary cutoff. Anyway, without further ado, here is DA LIST: Snorlax-rank (This Pokemon is Snorlax. It is the best. Period.) Snorlax S-rank (The world basically revolves around these Pokemon. They're absolutely centralizing, and having at LEAST one of these Pokemon is a prerequisite for almost any competitive team.) Raikou Zapdos A-Rank (These Pokemon are the cream of the crop. They aren't horribly centralizing, but they each fulfill a vital role for their team in a way no other Pokemon can, and are versatile enough to fit onto just about any team.) Cloyster Exeggutor Gengar Miltank Nidoking Skarmory Starmie Steelix Suicune Tyranitar Vaporeon B-Rank (These Pokemon fulfill a given offensive/defensive/support niche. They have some flaws that prevent them from being as consistent as the higher-ranked Pokemon, but are nonetheless powerful and should be taken into account when building a team.) Blissey Dragonite Forretress Heracross Machamp Marowak Misdreavus Rhydon Umbreon C-Rank (These Pokemon usually need more support to be effective. They are often inferior to the higher-ranked Pokemon but have one or two advantages that give them a niche with proper team-support.) Ampharos Charizard Clefable Espeon Golem Houndoom Jolteon Kangaskhan Meganium Muk Porygon2 Quagsire Smeargle Tentacruel Of course, I expect disagreements about the spot of some of these Pokemon, but that's what the thread is for. In particular, I expect B and C tiers to be a battleground because that's around the point where I have trouble finding a really good cutoff. Rules : Post intelligently. Posts like "I think pokemon X should be in this tier" will not be tolerated No flaming. Stay objective. The fact that you love X or Y Pokemon doesn't mean it's objectively a beast. EDIT: Made changes according to discussion thus far. See post #24. EDIT: more changes. Post #59 EDIT: Removed D rank. See post #148. EDIT: Snorlax now own rank. Like it should have been before Post #187.