LITTLE CUP VIABILITY RANKINGS THREAD MARK II credit to Hawkstar for the imageMark I This is the LC Viability Rankings thread, where we attempt to rate the metagame's Pokemon on their usefulness. S rank: These Pokemon are unique. They are the best at what they do, and in the case of S-Rank Pokemon, what they do is an important role in the metagame. Their traits allow them to have a large impact on the metagame. There is no formula for an S-Rank Pokemon; each is truly unique. A rank: These Pokemon are great. In many situations, they are able to perform their role (whether it be offense, defense, or support) just as well as S-Rank Pokemon. However, they have flaws; for example, requiring specific support, or having hard counters that are commonly seen in the metagame. B rank: These Pokemon are situationally great. Generally, B-Rank Pokemon tend to have issues that cancel out their potential power. Whether it be a crippling Stealth Rock weakness or a need to obtain difficult setup, these Pokemon truly shine only when a large amount of support is provided to them. However, given the correct scenario, B-Rank Pokemon can be deadly effective. C rank: These Pokemon are okay. C-Rank Pokemon usually have flaws that are not so easily addressed via teambuilding. This can range from simply lacking power to having no niche in the current metagame. In very specific situations, these Pokemon can do well, but there is usually no good reason to use these Pokemon on a toptier competitive team. D rank: These Pokemon are bad. Not only are these Pokemon inherently flawed due to their traits, they also have an incredibly difficult time fitting into the current metagame. D-Rank Pokemon have trouble doing anything against competitive teams. They should almost never be picked for a competitive team. E rank: These Pokemon are atrocious. E-Rank is reserved for the worst of the worst; those who are deeply flawed through their stats or movepool. They are completely outclassed by even D-Rank Pokemon. E-Rank Pokemon should never be picked for a competitive team. ▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀ S rank: Drilbur Mienfoo Misdreavus Murkrow Porygon Snover A rank: Abra Chinchou Clamperl Foongus Hippopotas Lileep Magnemite Riolu Scraggy Staryu Timburr Tirtouga B rank: High: Croagunk Drifloon Dwebble Ferroseed Frillish Larvesta Omanyte Slowpoke Mid: Archen Bronzor Cottonee Houndour Lickitung Natu Pawniard Ponyta Sandshrew Shellder Tentacool Vullaby WynautLow: Axew Diglett Dratini Gastly Goldeen Grimer Koffing Magby Munchlax Shelmet Shroomish Taillow Zigzagoon C rank: High: Anorith Aipom Cranidos Doduo Exeggcute Golett Machop Stunky Teddiursa TurtwigMid: Aron Buizel Darumaka Deino Elekid Mantyke Meowth SmoochumLow: Cacnea Mankey Minccino Nosepass Purrloin Sandile Shellos Totodile Woobat Zorua D-Rank: Chimchar Cubone Eevee Oddish Onix Pineco Trapinch Wingull E rank: Everything else!