Im just going to say that hitmonchan actually doesnt have any niche over kabutops, cryogonal, or even sandslash, i was actually thinking of putting hitmonchan in E rank thanks to how bad it is, because ive never seen anyone use hitmonchan to any success since mid BW1. Also, i also want to say that sandslash can actually beat dusknoir with the right set, max attack SD lum sandslash can reliably beat dusknoir regardless of EV spread as long as you swords dance as it comes in, sandslash can comfortably take any attack dusknoir has to throw at it, while a +2 EQ will always 2hko dusknoir at the very least, with a lum berry protecting the mighty sandslash from a burn. It also beats spiritomb too, lol. I would still never use sandslash over kabutops simply because of how great kabutops is, though. Aqua jet pretty much seals the deal for me! +2 Lum berry Sandslash Earthquake vs 252/252+ Dusknoir: 656 Atk vs 405 Def & 294 HP (100 Base Power): 175 - 207 (59.52% - 70.41%) (also, if anyone brings up SR+spin as a niche, that is quite possibly the worst sandslash set you can run, imo.