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Gen 5 The RU Viability Ranking Thread

Discussion in 'Ruins of Alph' started by Molk, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Texas Cloverleaf

    Texas Cloverleaf meh
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    agree with most of HnC's list except:

    emboar is too high, Low A
    Amoonguss is too low, Mid A
    Mesprit is way too high, somewhere in B
  2. Nails

    Nails Plot Armor.
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    S+

    Druddigon (i originally thought 100% of teams were improved by adding druddigon, but hnc convinced me that it was closer to 80-90%)

    S

    Nothing is close to drud, it gets a buffer tier between it and the second place mon.
    S-

    Alomomola
    Rotom-C
    Sceptile

    A+

    Magneton
    Kabutops
    Sigilyph
    Moltres (only scarf, anything else is like low a or so)
    Rotom-N (only because it can deal with moltres pretty well)

    A

    Scolipede
    Qwilfish (bulky qwil sucks)
    Cryogonal
    Golurk
    Aerodactyl
    Steelix

    A-

    Durant
    Amoongus
    Spiritomb
    Slowking (drud bait, best use is a sigilyph counter or fighting type switch in)
    Swellow
    Archeops
    Escavalier (only because pursuit is really good, the rest of the mon sucks)
    Seismitoed
    Aggron

    B+

    Jynx
    Lanturn
    Torterra
    Emboar
    Rotom-F
    Ferroseed (kind of a gimmicky spiker, but it's a spiker and spikes are super strong)
    Roselia (see above)
    Accelgor (see above)

    B

    Uxie
    Smeargle
    Entei (cb espeed is like 60% of the reason to use it, mola + mushroom/tangrowth on the enemy team makes it worthless)
    Gallade
    Cinccino (cb only)
    Riolu (extremely matchup dependant, but it's basically a pokemon that can sweep any team once its counters are removed given a turn of setup)
    Omastar (see above. yes, i think omastar is the functional equivalent of riolu.)
    Scyther (pursuit + uturn)
    Haunter
    Manectric

    B- (after this point everything is situational so I'm basically listing mons that I think don't completely suck at anything you try to do with them)

    Rhydon
    Tangrowth
    Mesprit
    Tauros
    Bouffalant
    Lilligant
    Gothorita
    Klinklang
    Exeggutor
    Absol
    Zangoose
    Primeape
    Braviary

    C+

    Medicham
    Crustle
    Poliwrath
    Samurott
    Zangoose
    Clefable
    Klinklang
    Piloswine
    Musharna
    Altaria (specstile switch with recovery, does nothing else well)
    Crawdaunt
    Gurdurr
    Hitmonlee
    Sandslash
    Ninjask (252 SpA Choice Specs Sceptile Leaf Storm vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Ninjask: 127-150 (39.07 - 46.15%). it still sucks, but the fact that it can switch into specstile and set up if you predict right makes it viable. untested, btw.)
    Galvantula
    Regirock
    Typhlosion

    I might be forgetting a couple mons but everything else basically sucks
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2014
  3. -Tsunami-

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    Since I don't play RU, might as well share my list.

    S+
    Alomomola
    [10:07] <@Tsunami> amazing hp, massive wishes, regen, good typing, scald, toxic, gay as shit, walls everything, fuck stall fuck mola

    S mid
    Druddigon
    Durant

    Rest of list is whatever :]
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