Shout-out to PK Gaming for this idea and Ebeast and Honus for the reformatting of the thread and making the picture, respectively.
So basically, the purpose of this thread is to discuss the viability of most, if not all relevant Pokemon in the metagame. The pokemon are organized into ranks, with S rank being the highest, and D rank being the lowest. Top tier pokemon such as Sceptile and Druddigon go into S, for example, while pokemon that are totally awful go into D, the definitions are explained later on in the thread.
Now, what is your job here? Your job is to discuss the ranks given to every pokemon, make arguments for making a pokemon higher or lower ranked, and also to discuss the possible ranks for the "untested" rank. These are pokemon that might have potential, but havent been tested enough to get official ranks yet, if you have used any of these, now is your time to say so!
The overall tier list for RU is in alphabetical order. This is mostly for organizational purposes, so it has no bearing on whether or not you think Ditto is superior to Dusknoir. While that may be true, I'd rather hear it from you!
S Rank: Reserved for the top threats in the RU metagame. These Pokemon are usually able to perform a variety of roles effectively, or can just do one extremely well with little to no extra support. Their use has low risk involved and high reward exerted. Pokemon in this tier have very few flaws that are patched up by numerous positive traits.
C Rank: Reserved for Pokemon that have notable niches in the RU metagame, but have just as notable flaws that prevent them from being top tier threats. Pokemon in the C tier often require significant support to be as effective as higher ranked Pokemon in RU. C rank Pokemon tend to face a lot of competition with the more commonly used Pokemon.
Untested Rank: Reserved for pokemon that might have niches, but havent been sufficiently tested. Post your experiences with them here so we can give them a tier.
and now onto: THE RULES.
~Rules~~Only nominate viable Pokemon. We are not going to put every legal Pokemon in RU on the list. There is no reason to put stuff that no one will ever use.
~Post intelligently. Posts like "I think pokemon X should be in this tier" will not be tolerated
~Usage statistics may be used to support an argument or a claim, but don't base your ENTIRE argument around them. For example, you can't just say "Pokemon X shouldn't be this tier because they aren't used that often!"
~No talk about editing the OFFICIAL smogon tier lists.
~Only pokemon in RU and below are up for nomination, pokemon in higher tiers are not allowed to be nominated, this should be common sense but lol someone nommed nidoking for S rank.