Top Nidoqueen, Entei Nidoqueen is excellent in the metagame, as its coverage and power is phenomenal, as indicated by its recent coming into Suspect testing. Its bulk is also suprisingly stellar, and it really has no true counters although there do exist some Pokemon that can OHKO it, but none of them can really switch in without taking tons of damage. Its in general very difficult to wear down as well, as it is immune to Toxic, Life Orb, and Thunder Wave, all of which are usually detrimental for a sweeper. Aside from being somewhat slow and having some unfortunate weaknesses, it is otherwise almost flawless. I don't think many people will agree on this but Entei is deserving of being among the Top of S, despite only really having one set. Without a proper bulky resist, its Flare Blitz will take something down without a doubt. Entei has a lot of great perks, including a STAB move that is terrorizing to switch into as it has a chance OHKO everything that is faster than it after Stealth Rock bar Typhlosion and Uxie (Aerodactyl and Archeops have a small chance of surviving), and Extreemespeed that helps it stop sweepers that have taken a beating but need that extra push, coverage moves that take down what it needs to, a suprisingly great bulk, immunity to burns, and the capability to special attack to a degree, and on top of it all it is far from slow. A weakness to Stealth Rock and recoil damage is unfortunate (though Entei has an enormous HP to take recoil), but the fact that it OHKOs so many Pokemon with just Flare Blitz while taking their hits somewhat well regardless is incredible. Even Defensive Slowking can't get away without taking arond 40% damage from this thing's Flare Blitz (a lot more considering 2 hits, meaning slightly weakened ones lose!) and the specs version gets 2HKOed, a testament to its power. Although there are quite a few Pokemon that wall it, a lot of them aren't really that common in the tier. Mid Uxie, Sceptile, Slowking, Druddigon Uxie is probably the best support Pokemon in RU and has a lot of sets that it can run, all of which are very effective, and it is also one of the bulkiest Pokemon in the metagame. Countering Nidoqueen is also nice (ie switching in to nearly everything and defeating it) but it has some flaws that I dislike. This is pretty much because of its lack of recovery and some annoying weaknesses such as Pursuit, U-Turn, and other things. Uxie is very good, but not quite at the top of S-tier. Sceptile is a freaking monster. It can do a lot to the opponent and can attack on the physical and special sides to some success. Its Leaf Storm is insanely powerful, it can clean up the foes team easily thanks to its great speed stat, and a suprsing amount of other things. Steel-types also can't wall it thanks to Focus Blast. However, Sceptile's main flaw is that it is really frail and it doesn't have the highest Special Attack, so it deserves mid. Slowking is probably the most reselient Pokemon in the tier, and has that thing that Uxie would kill for - instant recovery. Regenerator is also a huge plus, and this thing has an absolutely massive movepool to take advantage of its offensive and defensive capabilities. Its slow, but that is what Trick Room is for. The reason why it doesn't really fit the bill for the top is some unfortunate weaknesses shared with Uxie and also some special weaknesses such as Electric and Grass are irritating since they are both fairly common attacking types. Druddigon is also another Pokemon that is very powerful. Being a Dragon-type, not much can wall it off the bat, and its typing is also amazing for defensive purposes, as it resists the STABs of a lot of the Pokemon listed thus far (and isn't hit hard by their coverage moves either). However, being extremely slow and depending on a locked move is fairly annoying, but its raw power (and ability to support its team with some of the odder sets) make up for this mostly. Low Escavalier, Moltres Escavalier is an odd case. Immediatley, the fact that it has 120 Base Power move and 135 Base Attack along with a Steel-typing stands out. However, its so dang slow that even Slowking can outspeed it (and OHKO it with Fire Blast), has that annoying weakness to Fire, and really isn't as bulky as it may seem sometimes. It doesn't have quite the defenses to stand up to some of the stronger moves in the tier and often finds itself 2HKOed, sometimes OHKOed (going off the fact that a Sap Sipper CB Bouff 2HKOs it easily though that thing is a strong mofo). Regardless, it is still fairly bulky and hilariously powerful, and aside from its speed problems it does come with a lot of resistances, but I think it deserves low. Moltres is extremely dangerous, but that weakness to Stealth Rock is deliberating. While Entei can live without a Rapid Spinner, Moltres can't. That means you've already got 2 of your moveslots taken up, and while Kabutops and Cryogonal are both good Pokemon, its not like I always want to include them on my team. It also means that you can't add it to your team halfheartedly like some other S-Rank Pokemon, as you WILL need a Rapid Spinner, which may take up another slot you may not have room for. Its also a bit slow. However, the raw power of Moltres (125 Base Attack with 2 120 Base Power STAB moves yes please) makes up for it, but barely enough to keep it in S-Rank.