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Preliminary ADV LC Viability Rankings
Welcome to the ADV LC viability ranking project. In this project, we will "tier" every Pokemon based on usefulness. An initial tier list has already been made; if you think something should be moved up or down, post in this thread with your reasoning on why, and the change may be enacted. Feel free to ask if there is any placement which you don't understand.
Without further ado, here is the initial tier list with the rough definitions of each tier (note: Pokemon are ordered alphabetically).
Reserved for Pokemon that are amazing in the ADV LC metagame. These Pokemon are almost always able to perform a variety of roles effectively, or can just do one extremely well. Their use has very little risk involved and high reward exerted.
A+ rankReserved for Pokemon that are outstanding in the ADV LC metagame and can sweep, wall, or support the majority of the tier. These Pokemon do not require much support to be used effectively and have few flaws that can be overlooked when compared to their outstanding traits.
B+ rankReserved for Pokemon who are great in the ADV LC metagame, but have notable flaws that affect how they function in the tier. Their positive traits still outshine their negatives, but they require a bit more team support to bring out their full potential.
C+ rankReserved for Pokemon that have notable niches in the ADV LC metagame, but have just as notable flaws that prevent them from being effective. Pokemon in the C tier often require significant support to be effective in ADV LC, and face a large amount of competition from the more commonly used Pokemon.
Reserved for Pokemon that are mediocre in the ADV LC metagame, but have a few traits that are enough to justify their use on some teams. These Pokemon are either usable but hard to fit onto a team, or are only capable of doing their specific task and fail at doing anything more than that.
Reserved for Pokemon that are atrocious in the ADV LC metagame, or have not been seriously tested. In the case of the former, these Pokemon should rarely be used on a serious team.