Smogon Usage-Based Tier Update: September 2014

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Antar

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Hey all,

It's been three months since the last usage-based tier update, so that means it's time for another one!

For those new to our system, how our tiers work is that they're primarily based on usage (the names of the tiers, OU, UU, RU and NU, literally mean "Overused," "Underused," "Rarely Used" and "Never Used"): Pokemon that are used heavily in the tier above get banned from the tiers below.

The cutoff for each tier is the point at which you're more than 50% likely to encounter that Pokemon at least once in a given day of playing, if you play 20 battles a day. For those that don't feel like doing the math themselves, that number is approximately 3.41%. So that means if a Pokemon is used on 4% of OU teams, it's considered OU and is banned from UU, RU and NU.

This 3.41% number is based on stats weighted over the previous three months, with 5/6 of the weighting from the last month, 1/8 from the month before that, and 1/24 from the month before that (ratio of 20-3-1).

Finally, for those who are familiar with how we calculate usage stats know, we weight our stats based on player skill rating, and we're calculating stats using a baseline of 1695 for OU and 1630 for UU, RU and NU. To eliminate some numerical anomalies, we're also throwing out teams where the player's RD is greater than 100 (meaning they've had less than ~5 battles under their alt). This decision is detailed in this thread.

On top of the usage-based tiers we also have "borderline" or "BL" tiers, which are essentially Ubers banlists for the lower tiers. These lists ban Pokemon that aren't used enough in the higher tiers but are too overpowered for the lower ones. BL banlists are not subject to usage stats, except a BL Pokemon can, of course, move into a higher tier (from BL to OU, from BL2 to UU).

Also note that a Pokemon cannot drop more than one tier per update cycle. Say no one used Charizard in OU for the next three months. That would drop it down to UU, even though it had no usage in UU for that period (how could it? It was OU).

One more note this month: NU has been around for a while, so in addition to the official tier lists, I'm also publishing an PU banlist. PU (which doesn't stand for anything--it's an English pun--"Pee Ew" is something you say when something smells, and these Pokemon must stink, they're used so little) is the unofficial tier below NU, and starting this month it's going to have a ladder on Showdown. PU is not an official Smogon metagame, which means no official suspect tests, no presence in official tournaments, and no on-site analyses or forum (I believe...), but you can still play it on Showdown, and I'll still be collecting usage stats for it.

"Where does it end, Antar? Will there be a tier below PU?"

The answer is no and yes. There will be no ladder to support the tier below PU, but I will publish a banlist for it in three months. Note that if PU were to go official, it would take on the name NU, and the current NU would get renamed something like BU (Barely Used), at which point the sub-PU tier would become the new PU. If that was confusing for you, you're in good company.


I think that covers everything! So without further ado, let me get to the tiers.
 
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Antar

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OU
Three month usage = (20*Aug OU+3*July OU+1*June OU)/24
Code:
Three-month usage
+ ---- + ------------------ + ------- +
| Rank | Pokemon            | Percent |
+ ---- + ------------------ + ------- +
| 1    | Landorus-Therian   | 22.280% |
| 2    | Heatran            | 21.341% |
| 3    | Azumarill          | 19.235% |
| 4    | Rotom-Wash         | 18.779% |
| 5    | Keldeo             | 17.600% |
| 6    | Latios             | 17.469% |
| 7    | Tyranitar          | 16.764% |
| 8    | Excadrill          | 16.696% |
| 9    | Scizor             | 16.081% |
| 10   | Ferrothorn         | 15.485% |
| 11   | Thundurus          | 15.346% |
| 12   | Talonflame         | 15.252% |
| 13   | Latias             | 13.707% |
| 14   | Charizard          | 13.322% |
| 15   | Greninja           | 13.000% |
| 16   | Garchomp           | 12.283% |
| 17   | Bisharp            | 12.036% |
| 18   | Clefable           | 11.872% |
| 19   | Venusaur           | 11.021% |
| 20   | Skarmory           | 10.267% |
| 21   | Landorus           | 10.063% |
| 22   | Pinsir             |  9.879% |
| 23   | Dragonite          |  9.656% |
| 24   | Chansey            |  8.757% |
| 25   | Breloom            |  8.667% |
| 26   | Mawile             |  8.224% |
| 27   | Gardevoir          |  8.080% |
| 28   | Medicham           |  7.679% |
| 29   | Gengar             |  7.654% |
| 30   | Gyarados           |  7.501% |
| 31   | Terrakion          |  7.364% |
| 32   | Gliscor            |  7.325% |
| 33   | Conkeldurr         |  7.130% |
| 34   | Mamoswine          |  6.764% |
| 35   | Magnezone          |  5.861% |
| 36   | Manectric          |  5.639% |
| 37   | Heracross          |  5.639% |
| 38   | Kyurem-Black       |  5.591% |
| 39   | Mandibuzz          |  5.364% |
| 40   | Zapdos             |  5.274% |
| 41   | Sylveon            |  4.775% |
| 42   | Mew                |  4.415% |
| 43   | Aegislash          |  4.376% |
| 44   | Slowbro            |  3.741% |
| 45   | Gothitelle         |  3.735% |
+ ---- + ------------------ + ------- +
| 46   | Espeon             |  3.274% |
| 47   | Amoonguss          |  3.029% |
| 48   | Togekiss           |  2.870% |
| 49   | Politoed           |  2.772% |
| 50   | Quagsire           |  2.751% |
| 51   | Raikou             |  2.590% |
| 52   | Starmie            |  2.457% |
| 53   | Alakazam           |  2.316% |
| 54   | Smeargle           |  2.154% |
| 55   | Diggersby          |  2.051% |
| 56   | Hippowdon          |  2.011% |
| 57   | Manaphy            |  1.964% |
| 58   | Infernape          |  1.955% |
| 59   | Tornadus-Therian   |  1.889% |
| 60   | Celebi             |  1.856% |
| 61   | Kabutops           |  1.851% |
| 62   | Kingdra            |  1.761% |
| 63   | Suicune            |  1.706% |
| 64   | Staraptor          |  1.666% |
| 65   | Scolipede          |  1.636% |
| 66   | Victini            |  1.625% |
| 67   | Ditto              |  1.537% |
| 68   | Salamence          |  1.531% |
| 69   | Crawdaunt          |  1.513% |
| 70   | Sableye            |  1.507% |
| 71   | Vaporeon           |  1.502% |
| 72   | Tentacruel         |  1.476% |
| 73   | Azelf              |  1.446% |
| 74   | Volcarona          |  1.416% |
| 75   | Blissey            |  1.403% |
| 76   | Hawlucha           |  1.385% |
| 77   | Goodra             |  1.380% |
| 78   | Aerodactyl         |  1.365% |
| 79   | Weavile            |  1.347% |
| 80   | Jirachi            |  1.328% |
| 81   | Donphan            |  1.242% |
| 82   | Porygon2           |  1.215% |
| 83   | Alomomola          |  1.178% |
| 84   | Dugtrio            |  1.137% |
| 85   | Klefki             |  1.109% |
| 86   | Diancie            |  1.103% |
| 87   | Blastoise          |  1.080% |
| 88   | Lucario            |  1.062% |
| 89   | Thundurus-Therian  |  1.034% |
| 90   | Whimsicott         |  1.012% |
+ ---- + --------------- + ------- +
UU Banlist:
Aegislash, Azumarill, Bisharp, Breloom, Chansey, Charizard, Clefable, Conkeldurr, Dragonite, Excadrill, Ferrothorn, Garchomp, Gardevoir, Gengar, Gliscor, Gothitelle, Greninja, Gyarados, Heatran, Heracross, Keldeo, Kyurem-Black, Landorus, Landorus-Therian, Latias, Latios, Magnezone, Mamoswine, Mandibuzz, Manectric, Mawile, Medicham, Mew, Pinsir, Rotom-Wash, Scizor, Skarmory, Slowbro, Sylveon, Talonflame, Terrakion, Thundurus, Tyranitar, Venusaur, Zapdos

UU
Three month usage = (20*Aug UU+3*July UU+1*June UU)/24
Code:
Three-month usage
+ ---- + ------------------ + ------- +
| Rank | Pokemon            | Percent |
+ ---- + ------------------ + ------- +
| 1    | Blastoise          | 19.339% |
| 2    | Hydreigon          | 18.701% |
| 3    | Victini            | 17.559% |
| 4    | Florges            | 16.265% |
| 5    | Crobat             | 15.371% |
| 6    | Aerodactyl         | 12.675% |
| 7    | Slowbro            | 12.549% |
| 8    | Blissey            | 12.324% |
| 9    | Heracross          | 11.824% |
| 10   | Infernape          | 11.606% |
| 11   | Forretress         | 11.516% |
| 12   | Lucario            | 11.300% |
| 13   | Mienshao           | 11.160% |
| 14   | Swampert           | 11.043% |
| 15   | Donphan            | 10.413% |
| 16   | Mew                | 10.301% |
| 17   | Chandelure         | 10.236% |
| 18   | Galvantula         | 10.139% |
| 19   | Ampharos           |  9.925% |
| 20   | Absol              |  9.829% |
| 21   | Haxorus            |  9.568% |
| 22   | Darmanitan         |  9.522% |
| 23   | Nidoking           |  9.247% |
| 24   | Jirachi            |  9.093% |
| 25   | Suicune            |  8.723% |
| 26   | Alakazam           |  8.642% |
| 27   | Arcanine           |  8.477% |
| 28   | Honchkrow          |  8.233% |
| 29   | Roserade           |  8.226% |
| 30   | Empoleon           |  7.996% |
| 31   | Raikou             |  7.562% |
| 32   | Azelf              |  7.376% |
| 33   | Umbreon            |  7.200% |
| 34   | Aggron             |  7.182% |
| 35   | Metagross          |  7.090% |
| 36   | Sableye            |  6.948% |
| 37   | Krookodile         |  6.881% |
| 38   | Hippowdon          |  6.684% |
| 39   | Chesnaught         |  6.266% |
| 40   | Rotom-Heat         |  5.858% |
| 41   | Flygon             |  5.857% |
| 42   | Goodra             |  5.800% |
| 43   | Cloyster           |  5.634% |
| 44   | Shaymin            |  5.439% |
| 45   | Celebi             |  5.423% |
| 46   | Entei              |  5.392% |
| 47   | Toxicroak          |  5.373% |
| 48   | Nidoqueen          |  5.309% |
| 49   | Scrafty            |  4.893% |
| 50   | Tentacruel         |  4.829% |
| 51   | Porygon2           |  4.674% |
| 52   | Machamp            |  4.530% |
| 53   | Porygon-Z          |  4.502% |
| 54   | Starmie            |  4.437% |
| 55   | Trevenant          |  4.401% |
| 56   | Noivern            |  4.397% |
| 57   | Milotic            |  4.338% |
| 58   | Snorlax            |  4.022% |
| 59   | Kingdra            |  3.830% |
| 60   | Houndoom           |  3.532% |
+ ---- + ------------------ + ------- +
| 61   | Alomomola          |  3.031% |
| 62   | Froslass           |  2.825% |
| 63   | Hawlucha           |  2.572% |
| 64   | Tornadus           |  2.530% |
| 65   | Amoonguss          |  2.289% |
| 66   | Gligar             |  2.231% |
| 67   | Volcarona          |  2.165% |
| 68   | Rhyperior          |  2.066% |
| 69   | Aromatisse         |  2.003% |
| 70   | Dugtrio            |  1.852% |
| 71   | Yanmega            |  1.778% |
| 72   | Ambipom            |  1.756% |
| 73   | Shuckle            |  1.574% |
| 74   | Doublade           |  1.418% |
| 75   | Cobalion           |  1.400% |
| 76   | Zoroark            |  1.397% |
| 77   | Kyurem             |  1.388% |
| 78   | Cofagrigus         |  1.345% |
| 79   | Sharpedo           |  1.339% |
| 80   | Whimsicott         |  1.321% |
| 81   | Rotom-Mow          |  1.284% |
| 82   | Jolteon            |  1.266% |
| 83   | Manaphy            |  1.256% |
| 84   | Granbull           |  1.238% |
| 85   | Hitmonlee          |  1.124% |
| 86   | Abomasnow          |  1.124% |
| 87   | Weezing            |  1.117% |
| 88   | Banette            |  1.113% |
| 89   | Escavalier         |  1.069% |
| 90   | Reuniclus          |  1.055% |
| 91   | Virizion           |  1.001% |
+ ---- + --------------- + ------- +
RU Banlist:
Absol, Aerodactyl, Aggron, Alakazam, Ampharos, Arcanine, Azelf, Blastoise, Blissey, Celebi, Chandelure, Chesnaught, Cloyster, Crobat, Darmanitan, Donphan, Empoleon, Entei, Florges, Flygon, Forretress, Galvantula, Goodra, Haxorus, Heracross, Hippowdon, Honchkrow, Houndoom, Hydreigon, Infernape, Jirachi, Kingdra, Krookodile, Lucario, Machamp, Metagross, Mew, Mienshao, Milotic, Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Noivern, Porygon-Z, Porygon2, Raikou, Roserade, Rotom-Heat, Sableye, Scrafty, Shaymin, Slowbro, Snorlax, Starmie, Suicune, Swampert, Tentacruel, Toxicroak, Trevenant, Umbreon, Victini

RU
Three month usage = (20*Aug RU Combined+3*July RU Combned+1*June RU)/24
Code:
Three-month usage
+ ---- + ------------------ + ------- +
| Rank | Pokemon            | Percent |
+ ---- + ------------------ + ------- +
| 1    | Doublade           | 24.549% |
| 2    | Hitmonlee          | 20.573% |
| 3    | Meloetta           | 20.484% |
| 4    | Rhyperior          | 16.284% |
| 5    | Sharpedo           | 16.126% |
| 6    | Slowking           | 14.728% |
| 7    | Yanmega            | 14.679% |
| 8    | Gligar             | 14.625% |
| 9    | Cobalion           | 14.448% |
| 10   | Zoroark            | 13.188% |
| 11   | Amoonguss          | 13.002% |
| 12   | Delphox            | 12.942% |
| 13   | Druddigon          | 12.712% |
| 14   | Alomomola          | 12.240% |
| 15   | Exploud            | 11.551% |
| 16   | Aromatisse         | 11.224% |
| 17   | Drapion            | 11.172% |
| 18   | Dugtrio            | 11.170% |
| 19   | Jolteon            | 11.056% |
| 20   | Clawitzer          | 10.430% |
| 21   | Moltres            | 10.284% |
| 22   | Banette            |  9.938% |
| 23   | Braviary           |  9.757% |
| 24   | Omastar            |  9.366% |
| 25   | Registeel          |  9.352% |
| 26   | Ambipom            |  9.251% |
| 27   | Rotom-Mow          |  8.827% |
| 28   | Gallade            |  8.212% |
| 29   | Golbat             |  8.199% |
| 30   | Virizion           |  7.935% |
| 31   | Hitmontop          |  7.693% |
| 32   | Escavalier         |  6.999% |
| 33   | Cresselia          |  6.916% |
| 34   | Durant             |  6.913% |
| 35   | Abomasnow          |  6.805% |
| 36   | Shiftry            |  6.488% |
| 37   | Eelektross         |  6.213% |
| 38   | Tangrowth          |  6.039% |
| 39   | Fletchinder        |  5.907% |
| 40   | Magneton           |  5.896% |
| 41   | Gastrodon          |  5.618% |
| 42   | Cinccino           |  5.615% |
| 43   | Cofagrigus         |  5.367% |
| 44   | Reuniclus          |  5.119% |
| 45   | Claydol            |  4.836% |
| 46   | Jellicent          |  4.722% |
| 47   | Emboar             |  4.674% |
| 48   | Bronzong           |  4.577% |
| 49   | Tyrantrum          |  4.489% |
| 50   | Skuntank           |  4.475% |
| 51   | Heliolisk          |  4.256% |
| 52   | Whimsicott         |  4.162% |
| 53   | Spiritomb          |  3.938% |
| 54   | Hitmonchan         |  3.532% |
+ ---- + ------------------ + ------- +
| 55   | Sigilyph           |  3.131% |
| 56   | Accelgor           |  3.038% |
| 57   | Kabutops           |  2.678% |
| 58   | Gurdurr            |  2.652% |
| 59   | Sandslash          |  2.199% |
| 60   | Combusken          |  2.052% |
| 61   | Qwilfish           |  2.005% |
| 62   | Weezing            |  1.771% |
| 63   | Slurpuff           |  1.685% |
| 64   | Togetic            |  1.620% |
| 65   | Xatu               |  1.525% |
| 66   | Dragalge           |  1.456% |
| 67   | Typhlosion         |  1.413% |
| 68   | Audino             |  1.375% |
| 69   | Zangoose           |  1.302% |
| 70   | Vivillon           |  1.273% |
| 71   | Lanturn            |  1.227% |
| 72   | Mismagius          |  1.204% |
| 73   | Feraligatr         |  1.187% |
| 74   | Leavanny           |  1.157% |
| 75   | Shuckle            |  1.127% |
| 76   | Uxie               |  1.112% |
| 77   | Sawk               |  1.066% |
| 78   | Roselia            |  1.038% |
| 79   | Pyroar             |  1.016% |
+ ---- + --------------- + ------- +
NU Banlist:
Abomasnow, Alomomola, Ambipom, Amoonguss, Aromatisse, Banette, Braviary, Bronzong, Cinccino, Clawitzer, Claydol, Cobalion, Cofagrigus, Cresselia, Delphox, Doublade, Drapion, Druddigon, Dugtrio, Durant, Eelektross, Emboar, Escavalier, Exploud, Fletchinder, Gallade, Gastrodon, Gligar, Golbat, Heliolisk, Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, Hitmontop, Jellicent, Jolteon, Magneton, Meloetta, Moltres, Omastar, Registeel, Reuniclus, Rhyperior, Rotom-Mow, Sharpedo, Shiftry, Skuntank, Slowking, Spiritomb, Tangrowth, Tyrantrum, Virizion, Whimsicott, Yanmega, Zoroark


NU
Three month usage = (20*Aug NU Combined+3*July NU Beta+1*June NU Beta)/24
Code:
Three-month usage
+ ---- + ------------------ + ------- +
| Rank | Pokemon            | Percent |
+ ---- + ------------------ + ------- +
| 1    | Feraligatr         | 17.368% |
| 2    | Spiritomb          | 15.088% |
| 3    | Vileplume          | 13.468% |
| 4    | Seismitoad         | 12.348% |
| 5    | Typhlosion         | 11.417% |
| 6    | Kangaskhan         | 10.446% |
| 7    | Archeops           |  9.787% |
| 8    | Sandslash          |  9.682% |
| 9    | Mesprit            |  9.555% |
| 10   | Gurdurr            |  9.490% |
| 11   | Slurpuff           |  9.396% |
| 12   | Dragalge           |  9.170% |
| 13   | Uxie               |  9.115% |
| 14   | Magmortar          |  8.932% |
| 15   | Hariyama           |  8.841% |
| 16   | Xatu               |  8.061% |
| 17   | Mismagius          |  8.052% |
| 18   | Pyroar             |  7.825% |
| 19   | Cryogonal          |  7.760% |
| 20   | Sawk               |  7.648% |
| 21   | Liepard            |  7.384% |
| 22   | Electivire         |  7.051% |
| 23   | Weezing            |  6.928% |
| 24   | Granbull           |  6.682% |
| 25   | Audino             |  6.219% |
| 26   | Omastar            |  5.805% |
| 27   | Klinklang          |  5.699% |
| 28   | Ferroseed          |  5.630% |
| 29   | Swellow            |  5.588% |
| 30   | Steelix            |  5.577% |
| 31   | Accelgor           |  5.483% |
| 32   | Armaldo            |  5.332% |
| 33   | Vivillon           |  5.296% |
| 34   | Rotom-Fan          |  5.112% |
| 35   | Rotom              |  5.012% |
| 36   | Ludicolo           |  4.987% |
| 37   | Pawniard           |  4.947% |
| 38   | Qwilfish           |  4.932% |
| 39   | Zangoose           |  4.929% |
| 40   | Lanturn            |  4.902% |
| 41   | Golurk             |  4.795% |
| 42   | Probopass          |  4.776% |
| 43   | Gorebyss           |  4.753% |
| 44   | Sceptile           |  4.561% |
| 45   | Cradily            |  4.491% |
| 46   | Miltank            |  4.432% |
| 47   | Cacturne           |  4.429% |
| 48   | Malamar            |  4.293% |
| 49   | Crustle            |  4.247% |
| 50   | Primeape           |  4.218% |
| 51   | Regirock           |  4.156% |
| 52   | Pangoro            |  4.080% |
| 53   | Exeggutor          |  4.029% |
| 54   | Samurott           |  4.013% |
| 55   | Lilligant          |  3.954% |
| 56   | Torkoal            |  3.933% |
| 57   | Rhydon             |  3.872% |
| 58   | Leafeon            |  3.646% |
| 59   | Jynx               |  3.572% |
| 60   | Shiftry            |  3.466% |
| 61   | Muk                |  3.438% |
+ ---- + ------------------ + ------- +
| 62   | Bouffalant         |  3.289% |
| 63   | Barbaracle         |  3.275% |
| 64   | Altaria            |  3.204% |
| 65   | Chatot             |  3.129% |
| 66   | Mantine            |  3.091% |
| 67   | Avalugg            |  2.968% |
| 68   | Togetic            |  2.927% |
| 69   | Garbodor           |  2.923% |
| 70   | Flareon            |  2.896% |
| 71   | Poliwrath          |  2.844% |
| 72   | Tauros             |  2.841% |
| 73   | Lickilicky         |  2.833% |
| 74   | Haunter            |  2.802% |
| 75   | Ditto              |  2.716% |
| 76   | Ninetales          |  2.705% |
| 77   | Articuno           |  2.625% |
| 78   | Gourgeist-Super    |  2.599% |
| 79   | Scyther            |  2.599% |
| 80   | Golem              |  2.566% |
| 81   | Leavanny           |  2.517% |
| 82   | Raichu             |  2.504% |
| 83   | Dusknoir           |  2.370% |
| 84   | Carracosta         |  2.357% |
| 85   | Camerupt           |  2.294% |
| 86   | Floatzel           |  2.275% |
| 87   | Dusclops           |  2.157% |
| 88   | Tangela            |  2.116% |
| 89   | Rampardos          |  2.032% |
| 90   | Luxray             |  2.025% |
| 91   | Kecleon            |  1.901% |
| 92   | Basculin           |  1.876% |
| 93   | Gogoat             |  1.837% |
| 94   | Throh              |  1.827% |
| 95   | Kadabra            |  1.819% |
| 96   | Electrode          |  1.818% |
| 97   | Beheeyem           |  1.812% |
| 98   | Ursaring           |  1.809% |
| 99   | Lumineon           |  1.779% |
| 100  | Torterra           |  1.748% |
| 101  | Piloswine          |  1.742% |
| 102  | Musharna           |  1.712% |
| 103  | Kingler            |  1.707% |
| 104  | Mr. Mime           |  1.689% |
| 105  | Dodrio             |  1.675% |
| 106  | Bastiodon          |  1.627% |
| 107  | Ariados            |  1.614% |
| 108  | Lapras             |  1.602% |
| 109  | Rotom-Frost        |  1.553% |
| 110  | Arbok              |  1.544% |
| 111  | Drifblim           |  1.542% |
| 112  | Pelipper           |  1.511% |
| 113  | Grumpig            |  1.496% |
| 114  | Sneasel            |  1.455% |
| 115  | Glaceon            |  1.448% |
| 116  | Rapidash           |  1.445% |
| 117  | Marowak            |  1.419% |
| 118  | Aurorus            |  1.371% |
| 119  | Regice             |  1.360% |
| 120  | Frogadier          |  1.336% |
| 121  | Victreebel         |  1.332% |
| 122  | Meowstic           |  1.320% |
| 123  | Combusken          |  1.281% |
| 124  | Furfrou            |  1.265% |
| 125  | Ninjask            |  1.214% |
| 126  | Carbink            |  1.212% |
| 127  | Stoutland          |  1.204% |
| 128  | Slaking            |  1.187% |
| 129  | Meganium           |  1.143% |
| 130  | Gigalith           |  1.142% |
| 131  | Wartortle          |  1.101% |
| 132  | Linoone            |  1.087% |
| 133  | Sawsbuck           |  1.065% |
| 134  | Swoobat            |  1.048% |
| 135  | Serperior          |  1.043% |
| 136  | Electabuzz         |  1.028% |
+ ---- + --------------- + ------- +
PU Banlist:
Accelgor, Archeops, Armaldo, Audino, Cacturne, Cradily, Crustle, Cryogonal, Dragalge, Electivire, Exeggutor, Feraligatr, Ferroseed, Golurk, Gorebyss, Granbull, Gurdurr, Hariyama, Jynx, Kangaskhan, Klinklang, Lanturn, Leafeon, Liepard, Lilligant, Ludicolo, Magmortar, Malamar, Mesprit, Miltank, Mismagius, Muk, Omastar, Pangoro, Pawniard, Primeape, Probopass, Pyroar, Qwilfish, Regirock, Rhydon, Rotom, Rotom-Fan, Samurott, Sandslash, Sawk, Sceptile, Seismitoad, Slurpuff, Spiritomb, Steelix, Swellow, Torkoal, Typhlosion, Uxie, Vileplume, Vivillon, Weezing, Xatu, Zangoose
 
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Antar

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#3
Tier Shifts
heracross: UU to OU
wobbuffet: UU to RU
spiritomb: NU to RU
slowbro: UU to OU
scolipede: OU to BL
espeon: OU to UU
omastar: NU to RU
magnezone: BL to OU
togekiss: OU to UU
diancie: OU to UU
quagsire: OU to UU
vaporeon: OU to UU
smeargle: OU to UU
mew: UU to OU
kabutops: RU to NU
gothitelle: UU to OU

(these changes will be live on PS as soon as I commit them and someone runs an update)
 
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Antar

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#4
Smogon Doubles has the same problem that OU has, namely that it's the default tier for that format, so you have a lot smaller fraction of competitive players. Consequently, we've raised the cutoff for Doubles UU to 1695 (same as OU/UU)
Three-month statistics
Three month usage = (20*August Doubles 1695+3*July Doubles 1695+1*June Doubles 1695)/24
Code:
Three-month usage
 + ---- + ------------------ + ------- + 
 | Rank | Pokemon            | Percent | 
 + ---- + ------------------ + ------- + 
 | 1    | Kangaskhan         | 26.032% |
 | 2    | Landorus-Therian   | 25.312% |
 | 3    | Heatran            | 21.917% |
 | 4    | Talonflame         | 19.742% |
 | 5    | Rotom-Wash         | 14.470% |
 | 6    | Charizard          | 13.585% |
 | 7    | Garchomp           | 13.438% |
 | 8    | Aegislash          | 12.670% |
 | 9    | Cresselia          | 11.545% |
 | 10   | Togekiss           | 10.960% |
 | 11   | Gardevoir          | 10.927% |
 | 12   | Amoonguss          | 10.635% |
 | 13   | Sylveon            | 10.101% |
 | 14   | Thundurus          |  9.840% |
 | 15   | Azumarill          |  9.508% |
 | 16   | Bisharp            |  9.456% |
 | 17   | Hitmontop          |  8.897% |
 | 18   | Scrafty            |  8.816% |
 | 19   | Tyranitar          |  8.485% |
 | 20   | Zapdos             |  8.246% |
 | 21   | Mawile             |  7.784% |
 | 22   | Keldeo             |  7.435% |
 | 23   | Venusaur           |  7.358% |
 | 24   | Terrakion          |  7.317% |
 | 25   | Conkeldurr         |  7.127% |
 | 26   | Scizor             |  6.378% |
 | 27   | Gyarados           |  6.257% |
 | 28   | Politoed           |  6.040% |
 | 29   | Greninja           |  5.940% |
 | 30   | Shaymin-Sky        |  5.855% |
 | 31   | Gengar             |  5.771% |
 | 32   | Whimsicott         |  5.658% |
 | 33   | Excadrill          |  5.612% |
 | 34   | Latios             |  5.210% |
 | 35   | Ferrothorn         |  4.984% |
 | 36   | Chandelure         |  4.972% |
 | 37   | Dragonite          |  4.804% |
 | 38   | Mamoswine          |  4.774% |
 | 39   | Abomasnow          |  4.493% |
 | 40   | Rhyperior          |  4.428% |
 | 41   | Manectric          |  4.420% |
 | 42   | Dusclops           |  4.397% |
 | 43   | Breloom            |  4.385% |
 | 44   | Hydreigon          |  4.373% |
 | 45   | Rotom-Heat         |  4.163% |
 | 46   | Aromatisse         |  4.115% |
 | 47   | Weavile            |  3.913% |
 | 48   | Ludicolo           |  3.784% |
 | 49   | Diancie            |  3.782% |
 | 50   | Salamence          |  3.750% |
 | 51   | Sableye            |  3.671% |
 | 52   | Jellicent          |  3.612% |
 | 53   | Kyurem-Black       |  3.544% |
 | 54   | Thundurus-Therian  |  3.437% |
 + ---- + ------------------ + ------- + 
 | 55   | Metagross          |  3.304% |
 | 56   | Meowstic           |  3.223% |
 | 57   | Porygon2           |  3.086% |
 | 58   | Reuniclus          |  2.886% |
 | 59   | Mew                |  2.854% |
 | 60   | Genesect           |  2.848% |
 | 61   | Ampharos           |  2.739% |
 | 62   | Clefable           |  2.719% |
 | 63   | Escavalier         |  2.694% |
 | 64   | Klefki             |  2.492% |
 | 65   | Lucario            |  2.478% |
 | 66   | Goodra             |  2.120% |
 | 67   | Aerodactyl         |  2.114% |
 | 68   | Kingdra            |  2.078% |
 | 69   | Gastrodon          |  2.024% |
 | 70   | Medicham           |  1.939% |
 | 71   | Tornadus           |  1.937% |
 | 72   | Milotic            |  1.917% |
 | 73   | Hariyama           |  1.862% |
 | 74   | Infernape          |  1.856% |
 | 75   | Machamp            |  1.839% |
 | 76   | Heracross          |  1.810% |
 | 77   | Volcarona          |  1.807% |
 | 78   | Suicune            |  1.781% |
 | 79   | Ninetales          |  1.758% |
 | 80   | Latias             |  1.731% |
 | 81   | Slowbro            |  1.679% |
 | 82   | Arcanine           |  1.664% |
 | 83   | Gothitelle         |  1.653% |
 | 84   | Landorus           |  1.649% |
 | 85   | Jirachi            |  1.581% |
 | 86   | Blastoise          |  1.522% |
 | 87   | Victini            |  1.479% |
 | 88   | Mienshao           |  1.449% |
 | 89   | Blaziken           |  1.449% |
 | 90   | Deoxys-Attack      |  1.434% |
 | 91   | Chansey            |  1.379% |
 | 92   | Cofagrigus         |  1.368% |
 | 93   | Marowak            |  1.361% |
 | 94   | Typhlosion         |  1.351% |
 | 95   | Vivillon           |  1.293% |
 | 96   | Pachirisu          |  1.278% |
 | 97   | Gliscor            |  1.275% |
 | 98   | Staraptor          |  1.258% |
 | 99   | Alakazam           |  1.248% |
 | 100  | Espeon             |  1.200% |
 | 101  | Bronzong           |  1.183% |
 | 102  | Slowking           |  1.155% |
 | 103  | Shuckle            |  1.116% |
 | 104  | Trevenant          |  1.101% |
 | 105  | Pinsir             |  1.095% |
 | 106  | Ambipom            |  1.036% |
 | 107  | Heliolisk          |  1.027% |
 | 108  | Raichu             |  1.023% |
 | 109  | Aggron             |  1.021% |
 | 110  | Crawdaunt          |  1.019% |
 + ---- + --------------- + ------- +
Doubles UU Banlist:
Abomasnow, Aegislash, Amoonguss, Aromatisse, Azumarill, Bisharp, Breloom, Chandelure, Charizard, Conkeldurr, Cresselia, Diancie, Dragonite, Dusclops, Excadrill, Ferrothorn, Garchomp, Gardevoir, Gengar, Greninja, Gyarados, Heatran, Hitmontop, Hydreigon, Jellicent, Kangaskhan, Keldeo, Kyurem-Black, Landorus-Therian, Latios, Ludicolo, Mamoswine, Manectric, Mawile, Politoed, Rhyperior, Rotom-Heat, Rotom-Wash, Sableye, Salamence, Scizor, Scrafty, Shaymin-Sky, Sylveon, Talonflame, Terrakion, Thundurus, Thundurus-Therian, Togekiss, Tyranitar, Venusaur, Weavile, Whimsicott, Zapdos


Three-month statistics
Three month usage = (20*August LC 1630+3*July LC 1630+1*June LC 1630)/24
Code:
Three-month usage
 + ---- + ------------------ + ------- + 
 | Rank | Pokemon            | Percent | 
 + ---- + ------------------ + ------- + 
 | 1    | Mienfoo            | 41.375% |
 | 2    | Pawniard           | 35.833% |
 | 3    | Abra               | 30.462% |
 | 4    | Fletchling         | 28.729% |
 | 5    | Chinchou           | 27.336% |
 | 6    | Drilbur            | 22.005% |
 | 7    | Archen             | 15.977% |
 | 8    | Timburr            | 15.896% |
 | 9    | Gastly             | 15.511% |
 | 10   | Misdreavus         | 14.754% |
 | 11   | Magnemite          | 14.469% |
 | 12   | Tirtouga           | 13.370% |
 | 13   | Scraggy            | 13.007% |
 | 14   | Foongus            | 11.905% |
 | 15   | Porygon            | 11.170% |
 | 16   | Aipom              | 10.832% |
 | 17   | Spritzee           |  9.971% |
 | 18   | Ferroseed          |  9.948% |
 | 19   | Dwebble            |  9.144% |
 | 20   | Vullaby            |  8.119% |
 | 21   | Cottonee           |  7.800% |
 | 22   | Snubbull           |  7.474% |
 | 23   | Croagunk           |  7.283% |
 | 24   | Bunnelby           |  6.778% |
 | 25   | Diglett            |  6.724% |
 | 26   | Ponyta             |  6.663% |
 | 27   | Vulpix             |  5.182% |
 | 28   | Carvanha           |  5.120% |
 | 29   | Corphish           |  5.081% |
 | 30   | Larvesta           |  4.944% |
 | 31   | Onix               |  4.867% |
 | 32   | Zigzagoon          |  4.807% |
 | 33   | Staryu             |  4.328% |
 | 34   | Munchlax           |  4.188% |
 | 35   | Trubbish           |  4.151% |
 | 36   | Honedge            |  4.027% |
 | 37   | Bellsprout         |  3.938% |
 | 38   | Cranidos           |  3.786% |
 | 39   | Houndour           |  3.563% |
 | 40   | Lileep             |  3.459% |
 + ---- + ------------------ + ------- + 
 | 41   | Elekid             |  3.242% |
 | 42   | Clamperl           |  3.226% |
 | 43   | Omanyte            |  3.140% |
 | 44   | Hippopotas         |  3.136% |
 | 45   | Shellder           |  3.017% |
 | 46   | Taillow            |  2.978% |
 | 47   | Torchic            |  2.965% |
 | 48   | Slowpoke           |  2.825% |
 | 49   | Froakie            |  2.548% |
 | 50   | Riolu              |  2.499% |
 | 51   | Surskit            |  2.378% |
 | 52   | Frillish           |  2.325% |
 | 53   | Koffing            |  2.293% |
 | 54   | Inkay              |  2.236% |
 | 55   | Stunky             |  2.168% |
 | 56   | Aron               |  2.095% |
 | 57   | Mantyke            |  2.011% |
 | 58   | Anorith            |  1.965% |
 | 59   | Natu               |  1.941% |
 | 60   | Darumaka           |  1.924% |
 | 61   | Lickitung          |  1.841% |
 | 62   | Drifloon           |  1.815% |
 | 63   | Axew               |  1.751% |
 | 64   | Growlithe          |  1.704% |
 | 65   | Doduo              |  1.620% |
 | 66   | Sandshrew          |  1.617% |
 | 67   | Magby              |  1.610% |
 | 68   | Pineco             |  1.549% |
 | 69   | Machop             |  1.537% |
 | 70   | Tentacool          |  1.520% |
 | 71   | Duskull            |  1.513% |
 | 72   | Gothita            |  1.496% |
 | 73   | Bulbasaur          |  1.451% |
 | 74   | Meowth             |  1.447% |
 | 75   | Cubone             |  1.444% |
 | 76   | Bronzor            |  1.443% |
 | 77   | Purrloin           |  1.434% |
 | 78   | Eevee              |  1.385% |
 | 79   | Tyrunt             |  1.327% |
 | 80   | Snover             |  1.326% |
 | 81   | Phantump           |  1.265% |
 | 82   | Wailmer            |  1.191% |
 | 83   | Wooper             |  1.190% |
 | 84   | Zorua              |  1.150% |
 | 85   | Dratini            |  1.136% |
 | 86   | Spinarak           |  1.089% |
 | 87   | Buneary            |  1.067% |
 | 88   | Cacnea             |  1.020% |
 + ---- + --------------- + ------- +
LC UU Banlist:
Abra, Aipom, Archen, Bellsprout, Bunnelby, Carvanha, Chinchou, Corphish, Cottonee, Cranidos, Croagunk, Diglett, Drilbur, Dwebble, Ferroseed, Fletchling, Foongus, Gastly, Honedge, Houndour, Larvesta, Lileep, Magnemite, Mienfoo, Misdreavus, Munchlax, Onix, Pawniard, Ponyta, Porygon, Scraggy, Snubbull, Spritzee, Staryu, Timburr, Tirtouga, Trubbish, Vullaby, Vulpix, Zigzagoon


Both formats (in addition to Doubles Ubers) will have ladders on Showdown as soon as the server restarts
 
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bb skarm

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#8
NU Banlist:
Abomasnow, Alomomola, Ambipom, Amoonguss, Aromatisse, Banette, Braviary, Bronzong, Cinccino, Clawitzer, Claydol, Cobalion, Cofagrigus, Cresselia, Delphox, Doublade, Drapion, Druddigon, Dugtrio, Durant, Eelektross, Emboar, Escavalier, Exploud, Fletchinder, Gallade, Gastrodon, Gligar, Golbat, Heliolisk, Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, Hitmontop, Jellicent, Jolteon, Magneton, Meloetta, Moltres, Omastar, Registeel, Reuniclus, Rhyperior, Rotom-Mow, Sharpedo, Shiftry, Skuntank, Slowking, Spiritomb, Tangrowth, Tyrantrum, Virizion, Whimsicott, Yanmega, Zoroark



we'll get him someday lads
 

Antar

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#11
There's some inconsistencies in these lists. For instance: Heracross should have risen to UU.

Investigating now. Locking the thread in the meantime.
 

atomicllamas

but then what's left of me?
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#13
Tier Shifts
heracross: UU to OU
wobbuffet: UU to NU
spiritomb: NU to RU
slowbro: UU to OU
scolipede: OU to NU
espeon: OU to NU
omastar: NU to RU
magnezone: BL to OU
togekiss: OU to NU
diancie: OU to NU
quagsire: OU to NU
vaporeon: OU to NU
smeargle: OU to NU
mew: UU to OU
kabutops: RU to NU
gothitelle: UU to OU

(these changes will be live on PS as soon as I commit them and someone runs an update)
All of the things are dropping to NU o.o
 
#16
Tier Shifts
heracross: UU to OU
wobbuffet: UU to NU
spiritomb: NU to RU
slowbro: UU to OU
scolipede: OU to NU
espeon: OU to NU

omastar: NU to RU
magnezone: BL to OU
togekiss: OU to NU
diancie: OU to NU
quagsire: OU to NU
vaporeon: OU to NU
smeargle: OU to NU
mew: UU to OU
kabutops: RU to NU
gothitelle: UU to OU

(these changes will be live on PS as soon as I commit them and someone runs an update)
please tell me this was a typo and you meant UU

EDIT: he changed it to UU
 
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Antar

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#20
Poor Mawile is stuck in no man's land for the next 3 months, possibly 6 months assuming it has little use in UU as well, its mega ban was some bad timing. There should really be a system in place to handle situations like that shouldn't there?
This has been discussed. The ideal solution is simply not to have a suspect test in the month before a usage-based tier update. But especially in the early stages of a generation, asking a tier council to postpone making crucial decisions like this would lead to more harm than good.
 
#24
Thanks for the three months stats Antar!
Some interesting things in OU here, landorus-therian first, huh? Well he knows u-turn, stealth rocks, knock off, a sky high attack and acceptable defenses backed by type and intimidate, you can use him with choice scarf in order
to make a great revengekiller, or bulky pivot capable of setting up stealth rocks too, yeah, I can see Landorus-t as a top threat in today's metagame, especially if we consider that the metagame is "physically geared", but still I was surprised to see him first.
Heatran is also another surprise, it's interesting just by seeing the top five, I believe that balanced has become one of the most used playstyle, heatran and azumarill's good deal of resistances makes up for an easy spot on every team, while rotom-w is a great partner for Landorus-t I noticed.
Keldeo was always a dangerous threat, CBB and Unbirthday RMT probably helped its rise in usage, but neverthless, a solid spot.
it is interesting to see charizard and talonflame's decline, it's quite difficult to put them on a team nowadays, of course, you might have a spinner, or defogger in your team, actually it's pretty much required if you use them but
you aren't always capable of doing so, and most of the time if you can't manage to do it, they end up to be pretty useless.
Bisharp too got an huge fall here, I suppose aegislash's ban has something to do with it, on the flip side, clefable got a very huge rise here, it's quite a great pokemon after all, both magic guard and unaware are so much useful as abilities, he can also set up stealth rocks and has a great shot against lati@s, the most used defoggers in the tier.
I'm also surprised that Heracross was that much low, oh well, I guess people will need more time to catch up, and see how much of a monster he really is.
 

BenTheDemon

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#25
I had a suspicion that Mew would go OU with how often I was seeing it lately.
Slowbro rising and Quagsire dropping surprised me, though. Quagsire is one of the best stall Pokemon around, and Slowbro, which was UU last gen, didn't get any buffs (unless people are theorymoning Mega Slowbro).
It may just be luck, but I've been seeing way more Quagsire than Slowbro lately. Guess I'm a minority.
 
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