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    GSC In-Game Tier List Mk. IV

    In general, In-Game Tier lists do not consider non-trivial* RNG Manipulation tactics as while they are efficient from a speedrun context, they can also further distort from the premise of these tier lists to determine which Pokémon are your most efficient options when playing through the game...
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    In-game tier list policy discussion thread

    Honestly, all this Chinchou / Ralts / etc talk speaks towards a more generalised question that could be considered for this thread: How much should a Pokémon's start-up cost factor towards its tiering? Technically, every Pokémon has a start-up cost, but there are some that are more notable...
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    Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 In-Game Tiers [QUALITY CONTROL]

    Okay, this is going to be a pretty long post, so buckle up. First up, write-ups for our forgotten two. Name: Wailmer Availability: Wailmer can be found in Undella Bay shaking spots with a 30% chance (60% in Winter). Its evolution can be found in the same shaking spots with a 5% chance. Stats...
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    Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 In-Game Tiers [QUALITY CONTROL]

    While I am at it, here's a couple of resources that I am going to put into the OP: Black 2 / White 2 TM / Tutor Availability TM21 Frustration (Floccesy Ranch, Plasma Grunt) --GYM 1-- TM83 Work Up (Gym 1 Prize) TM27 Return (Aspertia City, Bianca) TM46 Thief (Virbank Complex) TM94 Rock Smash...
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    Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 In-Game Tiers [QUALITY CONTROL]

    I guess I'll make a post since no one else has much to say right now. Since I want to prioritise dealing with S-Ranks, I'll post each mon and ask a few questions for you all: Name: Braviary Availability: Braviary can be found on Route 4 as an interactive encounter on Mondays [White 2]. Stats...
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    GSC In-Game Tier List Mk. IV

    The ingame tier lists are designed with casual playthroughs in mind (with no intentional glitches or RNG Manipulation) and assume the player is at the very least, competent at the game (in other words, the player knows what they are doing and can effectively make use of whatever tools they can)...
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    Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald In-Game Tier List Discussion

    Did my run of Emerald. Post-Brawly, Pre-Rival 2, Pre-Wattson, Pre-Maxie Pre-Flannery, Pre-Norman, Pre-Rival 3, Pre-Winona Pre-Maxie 2, Pre-Liza + Tate, Pre-Maxie + Tabitha, Pre-Archie Pre-Juan, Pre-Wally, Pre-Sidney, Final Final Time: 10:09 IGT Swampert Lax, 167 / 132 / 117 / 92 / 94 / 84...
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    GSC In-Game Tier List Mk. IV

    I personally don't mind doing Kanto, but I will say that you are not going to get anything useful out of testing Red. This is because in 99% of scenarios, you are going to be going to Red in early-mid 50's (as a reasonable assumption) and the most efficient strategy is going to come down to for...
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    Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald In-Game Tier List Discussion

    Yet another person adding onto the pile of tests being conducted with Ralts here. Mudkip is Lax I haven't really done much with Mudkip in that not much else will probably be found (but I will see what I can find, my microscope is more on Ralts than anything), but I did find some new insights...
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    Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon In-Game Tier list (v2)

    I disagree with this assessment. Tsareena has more good matchups than Olivia/Hapu. Maybe not natural as in "I win itemless," but they are still there: Guzma is a fight that it can solo despite the natural type disadvantage. This is because Queenly Majesty (gotten from Oblivious Steenee) reduces...
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    GSC In-Game Tier List Mk. IV

    I don't have a horse in this race at all, but I will say that yes, Smokescreen can get the job done (though not reliably). However, the main reason the efficiency of Smokescreen is debatable (similar to Ralts with Double Team in the RSE thread) is not that it gets the job done, but whether or...
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    Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon In-Game Tier list (v2)

    For the record, I am perfectly fine with D, but to talk about a few things: Yes Level Management involves using the PC for multiple Pyukumuku strats. When I did my challenge run (see sig), I had to have the Pyukumuku within certain level ranges (Early 20's) for Totem Togedemaru/Mimikyu such...
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    Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon In-Game Tier list (v2)

    Pyukumuku for C/D. Everything I said here and sb879's addendum below said post is relevant. Its lack of useful offensive options matters little when it is one of the most efficient Pokémon in the game for taking out Totems / Ultra Nec due to Innards Out (or Counter), or taking out a problematic...
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    In-game tier list policy discussion thread

    I wanted to pick out this line in particular because it brings up a dilemma I am facing now I am focusing on BW2 Tiering at the moment. Let's take BW2 Magnemite for example. In a vacuum, it is probably not S-Rank efficient, because while it walls 80% of the game, its lack of actually good...
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