SM RU Role Compendium

eren

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The idea of this thread is to provide a visual list of what Pokémon does what in the SM RU metagame. This will help new and experienced players alike in finding Pokémon that fit their teams when looking for specific roles, as well as help players build more diverse teams by not always using the same Pokémon to fill the same role.

Below, we have the various roles an SM RU team might want a Pokémon to fill. For each of these roles is a list of Pokémon which can fulfill that role; all of the Pokémon listed can work at least somewhat viably as a performer of the role, as such they have been ranked in no particular order. If there is a Pokémon which is not listed which can perform well in a certain role, please feel free to post about it, and we may add it. However, this thread is not meant to be a place for discussion about the viability of Pokémon in general, unless a Pokémon's placement is drastically off - we have a Metagame Discussion Thread and Viability Rankings for that.

Hazard Control:

Offensive:


Defensive:



Hazard Setters:

Stealth Rock
Offensive:

Defensive:


Spikes


Toxic Spikes


Checks section:

Dark-type checks:
Offensive:


Defensive:


Dragon-type checks:
Offensive:


Defensive:

Fairy type checks:
Offensive:


Defensive:


Fighting-type checks:
Offensive:


Defensive:


Fire-type checks:
Offensive:


Defensive:


Water-type checks:
Offensive:


Defensive:



Choice users:
Choice Band:

Choice Scarf:


Choice Specs:



Clerics:
Wish:


Heal Bell/Aromatherapy:


Healing Wish/Lunar Dance:


Pivots:
Offensive:


Defensive:



Setup sweepers:
Swords Dance:


Bulk Up:


Calm Mind:


Nasty Plot:


Dragon Dance:


Shell Smash:


Quiver Dance:


Belly Drum:


Other:
(HC)
(Rain Dance, Focus Energy, Agiltiy)
(Curse)
(Autotomize)
(Curse)


Trick Room Setters:



Wallbreakers:


Z moves users:
Grassium Z:
(Seed Flare)
(Leaf Blade)
(Leaf Storm)
(Solarbeam)
(Solarbeam)
(Leaf Storm, Sleep Powder)

Fightium Z:
(Sky Uppercut)
(Focus Blast)
(Low Kick, Focus Blast)
(Focus Blast)
(Close Combat)

Normalium Z:
(Heal Bell)
(Celebrate)
(Celebrate)
(Explosion)
(Double Edge)

Dragonium Z:
(Draco Meteor)
(Outrage)
(Dragon Claw, Outrage)

Flyinium Z:
(Brave Bird, Mirror Move)
(Brave Bird, Mirror Move)
(Hurricane)
Poisonium Z:
(Sludge Wave)
(Gunk Shot)

Icium Z:
Buginium Z:
(Megahorn)

Steelium Z:
(Iron Tail)

Darkinium Z:
(Hone Claws, Crunch)
(Parting Shot)
(Memento)

Fairium Z:
(Dazzling Gleam)
(Moonblast)
(Moonblast)

Electrium Z:
(Thunder Fang)
(Thunder)
(Wild Charge)

Rockium Z:
(Stone Edge)
(Stone Edge)

Firium Z:
(Overheat)

Ghostium Z:
(Shadow Ball)
(Shadow Ball)
(Shadow Ball)
(Shadow Claw)

Psychium Z:
(Psychic)
(Psychic)

Groundium Z:
(Earthquake)

Waterium Z:
(Scald)
(Hydro Pump)
(Aqua Tail)

Changelog June 26, 2017:
added registeel under defensive rocks
added shaymin under healing wish
added meloetta under fightinium z
added qwilfish under spikes and toxic spikes
added zoroark under nasty plot, swords dance, and choice specs
added dhelmise under ghostium z
added yanmega under pivots
added focus energy kingdra under set up
added dragon dance tyrantrum
added seismitoad under stealth rocks and as a water check
removed blastoise
added dhelmise to sd and cb
added roserade to scarfers
added espeon to cm
added escavalier to sd

Changelong June 27, 2017
added gatr under sd
added dragalge under specs
added leafeon under normalium z
added virizion under fight z
added gard under cm
added ferroseed under spikes
added escav under band
added goodra under specs and band
 
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#2
Am I really the first reply? This is hard to believe. Anyway, the point is that I want a section for Pokemon that are good abusers of moves like haze, clear smog, roar, whirlwind, circle throw, and dragon tail. Additionally, I think Registeel should be added to defensive stealth rock users, mainly because the usage stats suggest that it is a defensive stealth rock user.
 
#3
Shaymin should be in Healing Wish (used in Scarf), also Kommo-o Z Fighting can be Focus Blast (Autotomize set) and Zoroark is a SD User
Oh and afaik D Ranks shouldn't be in Role Compendium...so Blastoise
 
#5
few additions I want to note
  • Qwilfish as a Spikes and Toxic Spikes setter
  • Zoroark as a Swords Dance and Nasty Plot setup, and Choice Scarf/Specs user
  • Dhelmise as a potential Ghostium Z user with Shadow Claw
  • Yanmega as an Offensive Pivot (U-turn)
  • Create a Sticky Webs Section with Galvantula
  • Add Focus Energy (FE) to Kingdra's setup
  • Tyrantrum as a Dragon Dance and Rock Polish user
  • Seismitoad as a potential Stealth Rock setter and Water-type check
 

eren

break necks, i'm the chiropractor
is a Tiering Contributor
#6
Additionally, I think Registeel should be added to defensive stealth rock users, mainly because the usage stats suggest that it is a defensive stealth rock user.
oops, will add
Am I really the first reply? This is hard to believe. Anyway, the point is that I want a section for Pokemon that are good abusers of moves like haze, clear smog, roar, whirlwind, circle throw, and dragon tail.
thought about this while making the compendium w the fam but will not add bc not enough good ones
Shaymin should be in Hesuraling Wish (used in Scarf)
forgetting obvious ones, my b
o Kommo-o Z Fighting can be Focus Blast (Autotomize set)
nop, lo is supremely better on autotomize
Zoroark is a SD User
mhm
Meloetta should be added to Fightinium Z (Calm Mind set)
sure
few additions I want to note
  • Qwilfish as a Spikes and Toxic Spikes setter
  • Zoroark as a Swords Dance and Nasty Plot setup, and Choice Scarf/Specs user
  • Dhelmise as a potential Ghostium Z user with Shadow Claw
  • Yanmega as an Offensive Pivot (U-turn)
  • Create a Sticky Webs Section with Galvantula
  • Add Focus Energy (FE) to Kingdra's setup
  • Tyrantrum as a Dragon Dance and Rock Polish user
  • Seismitoad as a potential Stealth Rock setter and Water-type check
adding all except scarf zorodark, sticky webs section (there's only 2 good users so no point) and polish trum


changelog June 26, 2017:
added registeel under defensive rocks
added shaymin under healing wish
added meloetta under fightinium z
added qwilfish under spikes and toxic spikes
added zoroark under nasty plot, swords dance, and choice specs
added dhelmise under ghostium z
added yanmega under pivots
added focus energy kingdra under set up
added dragon dance tyrantrum
added seismitoad under stealth rocks and as a water check
removed blastoise
DONE
edit:
added dhelmise to sd and cb
added roserade to scarfers
added espeon to cm
added escavalier to sd
DONE
 
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#7
I think you could add Spinblocker section with Dhelmise, Doublade, Froslass, Hoopa, Sableye and Mismagius.
Espeon to Calm Mind users, Roserade to Scarf users, Dragalge to Specs, Escavalier to Swords Dance (and Dhelmise to SD as well, maybe), Dhelmise to Choice Band
Maybe a section to Weather (Sun) abusers with Charizard, Venusaur and Leafeon and setters with Torkoal and Ninetales
 
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#10
few more lol
  • Feraligatr as a Swords Dance user
  • Rhyperior as an Icium Z user
  • Dragalge as a Choice Specs user
  • Araquanid as a Waternium Z user
  • Leafeon as a Normalium Z user
  • Virizion as a Fightinium Z/Psychium Z user
  • Gardevoir as a Calm Mind setup
  • Ferroseed as a Spikes and Stealth Rock Setter
  • Golbat as a defensive defogger, as I'm seeing non-viably ranked mons like Braviary
  • Create a Psychic - type checks section, as Reuniclus + Cresselia alone more than warrants a need to check them
 
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I think you could add Spinblocker section with Dhelmise, Doublade, Froslass, Hoopa, Sableye and Mismagius.
Espeon to Calm Mind users, Roserade to Scarf users, Dragalge to Specs, Escavalier to Swords Dance (and Dhelmise to SD as well, maybe), Dhelmise to Choice Band
Maybe a session to Weather (Sun) abusers with Charizard, Venusaur and Leafeon and setters with Torkoal and Ninetales
Oh by the way add Escavalier to Choice Band users as well, I forgot this on this post
Also Goodra to both Specs and Band user
 
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eren

break necks, i'm the chiropractor
is a Tiering Contributor
#14
few more lol
  • Feraligatr as a Swords Dance user
  • Rhyperior as an Icium Z user
  • Dragalge as a Choice Specs user
  • Araquanid as a Waternium Z user
  • Leafeon as a Normalium Z user
  • Virizion as a Fightinium Z/Psychium Z user
  • Gardevoir as a Calm Mind setup
  • Ferroseed as a Spikes and Stealth Rock Setter
  • Golbat as a defensive defogger, as I'm seeing non-viably ranked mons like Braviary
  • Create a Psychic - type checks section, as Reuniclus + Cresselia alone more than warrants a need to check them
sure no sure no sure fight z sure only spikes no no
Oh by the way add Escavalier to Choice Band users as well, I forgot this on this post
Also Goodra to both Specs and Band user
sure

Changelong June 27, 2017
added gatr under sd
added dragalge under specs
added leafeon under normalium z
added virizion under fight z
added gard under cm
added ferroseed under spikes
added escav under band
added goodra under specs and band
DONE
 
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#15
Am new to the tier so correct me if i'm wrong but shouldn't rhyperior be listed as a icium z user? I've seen this set a few times
Rhyperior @ Icium Z
Ability: Solid Rock
EVs: 248 HP / 16 Atk / 244 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Rock Blast
- Ice Punch
 

eren

break necks, i'm the chiropractor
is a Tiering Contributor
#16
Am new to the tier so correct me if i'm wrong but shouldn't rhyperior be listed as a icium z user? I've seen this set a few times
Rhyperior @ Icium Z
Ability: Solid Rock
EVs: 248 HP / 16 Atk / 244 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Rock Blast
- Ice Punch
no

but i added slowking under defensive pivots!
 
#20
Yeah this needs some updates:
-Remove UR mons.
-IMO priority needs its own section. In this meta filled with extremely fast mons like Shark priority is super helpful to have and while not many mons get it, there's enough that do and it's important enough to warrant a section for sure.
-Also add a section for weather, as it's pretty prominent in this meta.
-Heracross and Reuniclus are still here lol get rid of them
-Jolteon should be in Offensive Pivots as its main set - specs - uses Volt Switch to good effect.
-Toxicroak could run a SubBU set to some effect, maybe it belongs in BU?
 
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#21
About the shift:
Remove Mantine
Tsareena as Spinner even tho its awkward
Decidueye as SD and Grassium Z
Aboma-Mega as SD
Zydog as CB
Queen as Fairy check and Offensive SR
Also, Work Up + Z-Clanging Scales Kommo-o? And remove Unranked mons (Lycanroc, Braviary, Houndoom, etc)
Bewear to CB, Wallbreaker and SD
Milotic as a defensive Water-type check
Zoroark and Salazzle as Scarfers since these sets will get/got analysis

Edit: Bewear to Normalium Z as well and Firium Z Ninetales
 
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