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Why is it that some Pokemon are in the PU tier despite not getting 3.4% usage in PU?
Gonna delete some posts because this is big and annoying when the answer is fairly straightforward. All fully evolved pokemon end up in PU if they have nowhere else to go, not having an "untiered" section isnt just tiering policy, it makes no sense based on how Smogon runs things that we would have something like that. We're trying to tier everything, making a list for everything that doesn't get enough usage in PU would essentially be creating another tier- something that there isn't really interest for at the moment. This came up a bit in the followups but the policy on NFEs is also uniform, they're treated differently from fully evolved things but otherwise very consistently and I don't see the issue here.