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Welcome to BW Monotype Mega-Thread

Artwork by Acast
Banlist/VR/Sample Teams/Compendium/TVR/PVR
What is BW Monotype?
BW stands for Black and White also known as Generation 5. Monotype is when all six of your Pokemon share the exact same type. EX: Politoed, Vaporeon, Cloyster, Keldeo, Swampert, Lanturn this would be acceptable for a Water Monotype. Dual typing are allowed for example Garchomp can be used on both Dragon and Ground teams. This metagame had its own ladder and is the original Monotype metagame.
FAQ
Q:Can I use Mega Evolutions?
A: No you can't use Mega Evolutions they are not available in BW.

Q: Does the Fairy type exist in BW?
A: No the fairy type does not exist in BW therefore there are only 17 types to choose from

Q: Is Drizzle banned?
A: No Drizzle is not ban, but Drizzle plus Swift Swim is banned as well as Sand Stream+Sand Rush and Drought plus Chlorophyll(impossible combination)

Q:What format can I play BW Monotype in?
A: You can play BW Monotype in Gen 5 OU

Q: Will Ubers be unban in BW Monotype?
A: Most likely not since it makes the banlist way to complicated

Q: Is Shadow Tag banned?
A: No Shadow Tag is not ban.
-Fairy Type does not exist Most fairy types either become Normal types EX: Clefable or they only have one type EX: Azumarill
-Weather is permanent in BW it will stay on field the whole game unless another weather ability takes effect Drought, Sand Stream, Drizzle,Snow Warning or Rain Dance, Sunny Day, Hail, or Sandstorm is used.
-Moves that were introduced in Generation 6 are not allowed EX: Moonblast, Freeze Dry, Play Rough, Dazzling Gleam, Sticky Web,Draining Kiss, Boomburst etc.
-Sand Stream plus Sand Rush is not allowed
-Drizzle plus Swift Swim is not allowed
-Pokemon that were introduced in XY are not allowed
-Steel resits Dark and Ghost
-Moves such as Thunderbolt Flamethrower Ice Beam,Surf, have 95 power instead of 90
-Moves such as Hurricane,Thunder, Fire Blast, and Blizzard have 120 power instead of 110
-Critical Hits do double damage instead of 1.5
-No Mega Evolutions are allowed
-Defog does not get rid of hazards
-Knock Off has base 20 power instead of 65
Hidden Power has base 70 Power instead of 60
Low Sweep has base 60 power instead of 65
 
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BW Monotype Viability rankings

Welcome to the BW Monotype Viability Rankings. As most of you know, Monotype is completely different from OU in terms of viability. Instead of focusing on a Pokemon's flaws and the amount of roles they can perform, we're mainly focusing on how each Pokemon can fare against other type matchups. Abilities are valued more than are more valued on specific type EX: Flash Fire on Steel,
will be ranked Higher. Pokemon are placed in either S, A, B, C, or D rank, with S only having Pokemon that can easily influence the game against a majority of type matchups, while D has Pokemon that are solely used for their moves or abilities.
Rules
-Rank changes are allowed but please post intelligently
-If you see a Pokemon is misplaced please make a post on why X Pokemon should be raised and provide a detailed explanation why
-Please do not post rank changes if you do not know or have very little experience with the BW Monotype Metagame
-Please do not post "joke" rankings EX:God rankings and or S ranks for Pokemon that are not viable will not be tolerated.


How the Ranks Work
-Pokemon have two Ranks for two different types. Ex: Abomasnow would be more useful on Ice than it would be on Grass

These people will have the final say if a Pokemon is completely misplaced. If you have any questions or need help, please PM / VM these people.
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BW Monotype Viability Rankings
(Subject to change, organized by type)
S Rank
Chansey
Porygon2
A Rank
Snorlax
Meloetta
Togekiss
Staraptor
Porygon-Z
Ditto
B Rank
Blissey
C Rank
Smeargle
Cinccino
Ambipom
Exploud
Clefable
D Rank
Staravia
Slaking
Audino
Braviary
S Rank
Keldeo
Terrakion
A Rank
Infernape
Breloom
Lucario
Cobalion
Scrafty
Heracross
B Rank
Conkeldurr
Machamp
Toxicroak
Virizion
Mienshao
C Rank
Medicham
Sawk
Gallade
D Rank
Poliwrath
Hariyama
Hitmontop
Emboar
Hitmonlee
S Rank
Skarmory
Dragonite
Thundurus-T
Landorus-T
A Rank
Aerodactyl
Xatu
Gyarados
Salamence
Gliscor
B Rank
Zapdos
Staraptor
Togekiss
Honchkrow
C Rank
Tornadus
Gligar
Yanmega
Sigilyph
D Rank
Charizard
Moltres
S Rank
Gengar
Nidoking
A Rank
Weezing
Tentacruel
Drapion
Nidoqueen
B Rank
Crobat
Toxicroak
Qwilfish
C Rank
Amoonguss
Scolipede
Venomoth
Venusaur
Garbodor
Golbat
Roserade
Skuntank
D Rank
Vileplume
Victreebel
S Rank
Hippowdon
Mamoswine
Garchomp
Gastrodon
A Rank
Excadrill *Mold Breaker Only
Nidoking
Gliscor
Landorus-T
B Rank
Dugtrio
Donphan
Quagsire
Seismitoad
C Rank
Gligar
Nidoqueen
D Rank
Rhyperior
Flygon
Claydol
Golurk
Piloswine
Swampert
S Rank
Tyranitar
Terrakion
A Rank
Cradily
Omastar
Aerodactyl
Archeops
B Rank
Armaldo
Kabutops
Rhyperior
C Rank
Crustle
Shuckle
Aggron
Carracosta
D Rank
Golem
Probopass
S Rank
Volcarona
Scizor
A Rank
Armaldo
Forretress
Heracross
B Rank
Durant
Galvantula
Yanmega
C Rank
Shuckle
Accelgor
Crustle
D Rank
Scyther
Escavalier
Venomoth
Scolipede
S Rank
Sableye
Gengar
A Rank
Chandelure
Golurk
Froslass
Jellicent
Dusclops
B Rank
Spiritomb
C Rank
Dusknoir
Cofagrigus
Rotom
Mismagius
D Rank
Shedinja
S Rank
Heatran
Skarmory
A Rank
Ferrothorn
Jirachi
Lucario
Excadrill
Scizor
Magnezone
B Rank
Bronzong
Forretress
Metagross
Durant
Empoleon
C Rank
Cobalion
Bisharp
D Rank
Escavalier
Registeel
Klinklang
S Rank
Ninetales
Infernape
A Rank
Heatran
Victini
Volcarona
Darmanitan
Rotom-H
Torkoal
B Rank
Entei
Chandelure
Charizard

C Rank
Typhlosion
Arcanine
Moltres
Houndoom
D Rank
Emboar
Magmortar
S Rank
Politoed
Keldeo
Vaporeon
A Rank
Rotom-W
Jellicent
Tentacruel
Slowbro
Gyarados
Lanturn
Cloyster
Swampert
Starmie
Suicune
B Rank
Azumarill
Alomomola
Blastoise
Ludicolo
Swanna
Gastrodon
Quagsire
Empoleon
C Rank
Sharpedo
Kingdra
Slowking
D Rank
Omastar
Milotic
Seismitoad
Whiscash
Qwilfish
Crawdaunt
S Rank
Ferrothorn
A Rank
Cradily
Breloom
Celebi
Rotom-M
B Rank
Ludicolo
Virizion
Whimsicott
Shaymin
Amoonguss
C Rank
Abomasnow
Venusaur
Roserade
Shiftry
Tangrowth
D Rank
Vileplume
Victreebel
Leafeon
Tangela
S Rank
Rotom-W
A Rank
Raikou
Zapdos
Magnezone
Thundurus-T
B Rank
Eelektross
Electivire
Luxray
Jolteon
C Rank
Stunfisk
Galvantula
Rotom-M
Lanturn
D Rank
Raichu
Magneton
Zebstrika
S Rank
Victini
Jirachi
A Rank
Alakazam
Meloetta
Starmie
Latios
Slowbro
Mew
Azelf
Celebi
Reuniclus
B Rank
Gothitelle
Cresselia
Espeon
Latias
Gallade
C Rank
Xatu
Slowking
Uxie
Medicham
Sigilyph
D Rank
Jynx
Mesprit
Claydol
Musharna
Gardevoir
S Rank
Kyurem-B
Mamoswine
Abomasnow
A Rank
Cloyster
Froslass
Piloswine
Walrein
B Rank
Lapras
Cryogonal
Weavile
Rotom-C
C Rank
Glaceon
Jynx
D Rank
Dewgong
Kyurem
Articuno
Regice
S Rank
Kyurem-B
Dragonite
Latios
Garchomp
A Rank
Latias
Salamence
Hydreigon
B Rank
Kingdra
Haxorus
C Rank
Flygon
Druddigon
D Rank
Altaria
S Rank
Tyranitar
Sableye
Hydreigon
A Rank
Umbreon
Drapion
Honchkrow
Scrafty
B Rank
Weavile
Spiritomb
Krookodile
C Rank
Bisharp
Crawdaunt
Zoroark
Sharpedo
Liepard
Mandibuzz
Houndoom
Shiftry
Cacturne
D Rank
Murkrow
E Rank: Outclassed in almost every single way, or it it just sucks.
- Everything that isn't listed in the tiers above
 
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By Articuno I

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 48 Def / 208 SpD
Impish Nature
- Leech Seed
- Protect
- Spikes
- Seed Bomb

Heatran @ Leftovers
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Stealth Rock
- Protect
- Lava Plume
- Roar

Skarmory @ Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Counter
- Whirlwind
- Roost
- Sandstorm

Magnezone @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Magnet Pull
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 2 Atk / 30 Def
- Volt Switch
- Flash Cannon
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Jirachi @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Ice Punch
- Iron Head
- Thunder
- U-turn

Scizor @ Choice Band
Ability: Technician
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch
- U-turn
- Superpower
- Pursuit
By Articuno I

Politoed @ Leftovers
Ability: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Perish Song
- Rest

Vaporeon @ Leftovers
Ability: Hydration
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
- Rest
- Acid Armor
- Scald
- Roar

Tentacruel @ Black Sludge
Ability: Rain Dish
EVs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 16 Spe
Bold Nature
- Toxic Spikes
- Rapid Spin
- Scald
- Protect

Slowbro @ Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
- Scald
- Fire Blast
- Ice Beam
- Slack Off

Suicune @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Scald
- Calm Mind

Gyarados @ Chesto Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Rest
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
By Articuno I

Latios @ Choice Specs
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 30 SpA / 30 Spe
- Draco Meteor
- Psyshock
- Energy Ball
- Thunderbolt

Kyurem-Black @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Outrage
- Fusion Bolt
- Ice Beam
- Earth Power

Garchomp @ Lum Berry
Ability: Rough Skin
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Earthquake
- Outrage
- Stealth Rock

Salamence @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Moxie
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Fire Blast
- Dragon Claw

Dragonite @ Choice Band
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Outrage
- Extreme Speed
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch

Latias @ Light Clay
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Healing Wish
- Light Screen
- Reflect
- Thunder Wave
By Articuno I

Reuniclus @ Life Orb
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Recover
- Psyshock
- Focus Blast

Alakazam @ Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psyshock
- Focus Blast
- Shadow Ball
- Encore

Espeon @ Life Orb
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 2 Atk / 30 SpA / 30 Spe
- Psyshock
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Grass Knot
- Baton Pass

Jirachi @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP / 236 SpD / 20 Spe
Careful Nature
- Iron Head
- Stealth Rock
- Wish
- Ice Punch

Latios @ Choice Specs
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Draco Meteor
- Trick
- Thunderbolt
- Energy Ball

Slowbro @ Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Thunder Wave
- Slack Off
By all falls down

Mamoswine @ Life Orb
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Icicle Crash
- Ice Shard
- Earthquake
- Superpower

Hippowdon @ Leftovers
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Impish Nature
- Slack Off
- Earthquake
- Stealth Rock
- Whirlwind

Garchomp @ Lum Berry
Ability: Rough Skin
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Swords Dance
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Fire Blast

Gliscor @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
EVs: 244 HP / 40 Def / 224 Spe
Impish Nature
- Substitute
- Toxic
- Protect
- Earthquake

Gastrodon @ Leftovers
Ability: Storm Drain
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Relaxed Nature
- Earthquake
- Scald
- Toxic
- Recover

Nidoking @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Earth Power
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam
- Flamethrower
By Lax

Skarmory @ Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 232 Def / 24 Spe
Impish Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Roost
- Whirlwind
- Brave Bird

Xatu @ Leftovers
Ability: Magic Bounce
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 196 Def / 60 Spe
Bold Nature
- Calm Mind
- Heat Wave
- Psychic
- Roost

Thundurus-Therian @ Leftovers
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 156 HP / 252 SpA / 100 Spe
Modest Nature
- Thunderbolt
- Agility
- Nasty Plot
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Dragonite @ Lum Berry
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Outrage
- Extreme Speed
- Fire Punch

Landorus-Therian @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- U-turn
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Earthquake
- Superpower

Gyarados @ Leftovers
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 88 HP / 252 Atk / 168 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
- Substitute
- Bounce
By Disbelief



Torkoal @ Leftovers
Ability: Shell Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Stealth Rock
- Rapid Spin
- Yawn
- Lava Plume

Ninetales @ Focus Sash
Ability: Drought
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Dark Pulse
- Nasty Plot
- Fire Blast
- Solar Beam

Charizard @ Life Orb
Ability: Solar Power
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Flamethrower
- Solar Beam
- Focus Blast
- Dragon Pulse

Infernape @ Focus Sash
Ability: Iron Fist
EVs: 248 Atk / 8 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Flamethrower
- Close Combat
- Earthquake
- Thunder Punch

Volcarona @ Leftovers
Ability: Flame Body
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Quiver Dance
- Fiery Dance
- Bug Buzz
- Giga Drain

Victini @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- V-create
- Zen Headbutt
- U-turn
- Bolt Strike
 
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Role Compendium
Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:
Offensive:


Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:

Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:

Trappers:

Dark-Type Checks:

Bug-Type Checks:

Ghost-Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:

Calm Mind:

Nasty Plot:

Rock Polish / Agility:

Other Set Up:
Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:
Offensive:

Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:

Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:

Trappers:
Psychic-Type Checks:

Flying-Type Checks:


Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:

Calm Mind:

Nasty Plot:

Rock Polish / Agility:

Other Set Up:
Weather:

Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:
Offensive:

Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:

Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:
Trappers:

Water-Type Checks:

Grass-Type Checks:

Ice-Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:

Calm Mind:
Nasty Plot:
Rock Polish / Agility:

Other Set Up:
Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:

Offensive:


Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:
Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:

Trappers:
Steel-Type Checks:

Ice-Type Checks:


Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:

Calm Mind:

Nasty Plot:
Rock Polish / Agility:

Other Setup:
Weather:

Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:
Offensive:


Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:
Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:

Trappers:

Fighting-Type Checks:

Bug-Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:

Calm Mind:

Nasty Plot:

Rock Polish/Agility:
Other Setup:
Weather:

Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:
Offensive:

Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:

Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:
Trappers:
Water-Type Checks:

Ground-Type Checks:

Rock Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:

Calm Mind:

Nasty Plot:

Rock Polish/Agility:
Other Setup:
Weather:

Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:

Offensive:

Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:

Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:

Trappers:
Grass-Type Checks:

Electric-Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:

Calm Mind:

Nasty Plot:

Rock Polish/Agility:

Other Setup:
Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:
Offensive:

Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:

Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:
Trappers:

Fire-Type Checks:

Ground-Type Checks:

Fighting-Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:

Calm Mind:

Nasty Plot:

Rock Polish/Agility:

Other Setup:
Weather:

Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:

Offensive:

Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:

Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:

Trappers:

Steel-Type Checks:

Fire-Type Checks:

Fighting-Type Checks:

Rock-Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:

Calm Mind:
Nasty Plot:

Rock Polish/Agility:
Other Setup:
Weather:

Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:
Offensive:

Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:
Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:

Trappers:
Fire-Type Checks:

Ice-Type Checks:

Bug-Type Checks:

Flying-Type Checks:

Poison-Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:

Calm Mind:

Nasty Plot:

Rock Polish/Agility:
Other Setup:
Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:

Offensive:

Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:

Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:

Trappers:

Ground-Type Checks:

Psychic-Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:

Calm Mind:
Nasty Plot:
Rock Polish/Agility:
Other Setup:
Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:
Offensive:

Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:
Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:

Trappers:

Ice-Type Checks:

Electric-Type Checks:

Rock-Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:

Calm Mind:
Nasty Plot:

Rock Polish/Agility:

Other Setup:
Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:
Offensive:

Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:
Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:

Trappers:
Normal-Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:
Calm Mind:

Nasty Plot:

Rock Polish/Agility:
Other Setup:
Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:

Offensive:

Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:

Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:
Trappers:

Flying-Type Checks:

Fire-Type Checks:

Rock-Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:

Calm Mind:
Nasty Plot:
Rock Polish/Agility:
Other Setup:
Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:
Offensive:

Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:
Hazard Removal:
Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:

Trappers:
Ground-Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:
Calm Mind:

Nasty Plot:

Rock Polish/Agility:

Other Setup:
Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:

Offensive:

Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:
Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:

Trappers:

Fighting-Type Checks:

Ghost-Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:
Calm Mind:

Nasty Plot:

Rock Polish/Agility:

Other Setup:
Weather:

Wallbreakers:

Stallbreakers:

Pivots:

Offensive:

Defensive:

Rock Users:

Suicide Leads:

Hazard Removal:

Choice Scarfed Users:

Priority:

Clerics / Wish Passers:
Trappers:

Water-Type Checks:

Grass-Type Checks:

Steel-Type Checks:

Ground-Type Checks:

Fighting-Type Checks:

Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:

Calm Mind:
Nasty Plot:
Rock Polish/Agility:

Other Setup:
 
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Vid

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#5
Type Viability Rankings
S Rank



A+ Rank



A Rank


B Rank



C Rank



D Rank


Playstyle Viability
S Rank
Offensive Fighting
Balanced Water
Offensive Dragon
A+ Rank
Balanced Psychic
Offensive Fire
Balanced Ground
Offensive Flying
Balanced Normal
A Rank
Balanced Bug
Offensive Water
Balanced Dragon
B+ Rank
Balanced Ghost
Balanced Flying
Stall Water
Balanced Fire
Offensive Bug
B Rank
Offensive Psychic
Stall Normal
Balanced Poison
C+ Rank
Balanced Electric
Balanced Rock
Defensive Ghost
Defensive Psychic
C Rank
Defensive Flying
Balanced Fighting
Offensive Normal
Offensive Ghost
Offensive Ice
Offensive Poison
Offensive Ground
D+ Rank
Balanced Grass
Defensive Dragon
Offensive Rock
Offensive Grass
D Rank
Defensive Fighting
Balanced Ice
Defensive Rock
Offensive Electric
E Rank: These playstyles are so unviable and or have no niche in BW Monotype metagame or there is no way to make a playstyle to be made with the limited amount of Pokemon that can be used in that playstyle viably.
 
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Zarif

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#6
Charizard for B rank On Fire


Charizard @ Life Orb
Ability: Solar Power
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Flamethrower
- Solar Beam
- Focus Blast
- Dragon Pulse

Although Charizard isn't as good in Gen 5 as Mega-Charizard-Y is in ORAS,It still is a pretty great mon in Fire.Due to Ninetales' Drought being Permanent,Charizard can really abuse its Solar Power ability which increases its Special attack 1.5x more under sun.With Life orb and Solar Power,Charizard's Fire attack is actually stronger than Mega-Charizard-Y! As nothing really wants to switch into this monster,I feel like it could be B rank instead of C as it is certainly viable.It's movepool is also really good which helps deal with stuff Fire struggles to deal with such as Water,Ground,Rock,Dragon.

Bearing all these qualities in mind, I think Charizard is worthy of B rank on Fire.



Fire Monotype Sample Team

Also,since there isn't a Fire type sample team for Gen 5,I'd like to give one:




Torkoal @ Leftovers
Ability: Shell Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Stealth Rock
- Rapid Spin
- Yawn
- Lava Plume

Ninetales @ Focus Sash
Ability: Drought
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Dark Pulse
- Nasty Plot
- Fire Blast
- Solar Beam

Charizard @ Life Orb
Ability: Solar Power
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Flamethrower
- Solar Beam
- Focus Blast
- Dragon Pulse

Infernape @ Focus Sash
Ability: Iron Fist
EVs: 248 Atk / 8 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Flamethrower
- Close Combat
- Earthquake
- Thunder Punch

Volcarona @ Leftovers
Ability: Flame Body
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Quiver Dance
- Fiery Dance
- Bug Buzz
- Giga Drain

Victini @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- V-create
- Zen Headbutt
- U-turn
- Bolt Strike

I've had some success with this team back in Gen 5 as it could deal with Water and most types successfully (except it struggles against Fighting and Dragon) and some recent success in BW room tours in the Monotype room!
 
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#7
Basically BW VR isn't as good as its ORAS counterpart, so a major revamp is happening with around 100 changes
Special Thanks to Zukushiku (a very experienced BW Monotype Player) for helping with the revamp
Garchomp (Dragon) A--->S
Sandslash (Ground) D---->Unranked
Yanmega (Bug) C---->B
Klinklang (Steel) C--->D
Forretress (Steel) A---->B
Alomomola (Water) A---->B
Kingdra (Water) B---->C
Latias (Psychic) A---->B
Mew (Psychic) S---->A
Druddigon (Dragon) B---->C
Zweilous (Dark) D---->Unranked
Braviary (Flying) D---->Unranked
Rotom-F (Flying) C---->Unranked
Braviary (Normal) C---->D
Slaking (Normal) C---->D
Mandibuzz (Flying) D---->Unranked
Staraptor (Flying) A---->B
Crobat (Posion) B---->A
Amoonguss (Posion) C---->B
Quagsire (Ground) B---->C
Swampert (Ground) B--->D
Golem (Ground) D---->Unranked
Rhyperior (Rock) Unranked---->B
Metagross (Steel) A---->B
Gastrodon (Ground) A---->S
Slowbro (Psychic) S---->A
Absol (Dark) C---->Unranked
Honchkrow (Dark) B---->A
Sharpedo (Dark) C---->B
Regice (Ice) C---->D
Glaceon (Ice) B---->C
Mesprit (Psychic) C---->D
Gallade (Psychic) C---->B
Medicham (Psychic) B---->C
Lanturn (Electric) C---->B
Leafeon (Grass) C---->D
Amoonguss (Grass) C---->B
Abomasnow (Ice) A---->S
Zebstrika (Electric) C---->D
Pikachu (Electric) D---->Unranked
Milotic (Water) C---->D
Crawdaunt (Water) D---->Unranked
Crawdaunt (Dark) C--->D
Bisharp (Dark) B---->C
Gorebyss (Water) D--->Unranked
Shelgon (Dragon) D--->Unranked
Flareon (Fire) D---->Unranked
Rapidash (Fire) D---->Unranked
Camerupt (Fire) D---->Unranked
Magmortar (Fire) C---->D
Emboar (Fire) C--->D
Rampardos (Rock) D--->Unranked
Vileplume (Grass) D---->Unranked
Archeops (Rock) B--->A
Claydol (Psychic) C---->D
Bisharp (Steel) B---->C
Drifblim (Ghost) D--->Unranked
Ninjask (Bug) C---->Unranked
Scolipede (Bug) C--->D
Escavalier (Bug) C---->D
Rhydon (Rock) D---->Unranked
Hitmontop (Fighting) C---->D
Hitmonlee (Fighting) C---->D
Throh (Fighting) D---->Unranked
Armaldo (Rock) B---->C
Quagsire (Water) B---->C
Scolipede (Posion) C---->D
Crustle (Rock) C--->D
Conkeldurr (Fighting) B---->A
Dusclops (Ghost) B--->A
Jumpluff (Flying) D---->Unranked