Welcome to the ADV Viability Rankings topic. In this thread, we as a community will rank every single usable Pokemon into "tiers." In this thread, you're encouraged to post your thoughts and opinions on the various Pokemon that are usable in ADV and what tier they should fall under.
The general idea of the topic is to rank each ADV pokemon under "rankings" that go in descending order. Since this is a general tier list, everything is lumped together. There won't be any segregation between offense & defense threats.
Without further ado, the list (will be edited as the discussion goes by):
(These Pokemon define the metagame the most. They have many equally good movesets and/or are unique in their role.)
(These Pokemon are really good and almost always do their job. They have some flaws that prevent them to be as good as the S-Rank Pokemon.)
(These Pokemon fullfill a given offensive/defensive/support niche. They have some flaws that prevent them to be as consistant as the higher ranked Pokemon but are nonetheless common and should be taken into account when building a team.)
(These Pokemon are way less common than the S/A/B one and usually need way more support to work. They are often inferior to the higher-ranked one but have one or two advantages that give them a niche with proper team-support.)
(These Pokemon have a small niche, but have very noticable flaws that make them more trouble then they're worth the majority of the time.)
Of course, I expect disagreements about the spot of some of these Pokemon, but that's what the thread is for.
- Post intelligently. Posts like "I think pokemon X should be in this tier" will not be tolerated
- No flaming
- Stay objective. The fact that you love X or Y Pokemon doesn't mean it's objectivly a beast.