Past Gens Champion
The general idea of the topic is to rank each DPP OU 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.
- EX: Flygon can be ranked in A tier as an offensive threat, Skarmory can be ranked under A as a supportive threat and Heatran can be can be ranked in S tier as a versatile threat. These are just examples, they may actually not end up being true.
S Rank: Reserved for Pokemon who can sweep or wall significant portions of the metagame with little support, and Pokemon who can support other Pokemon with very little opportunity cost ("free turns"). Also the home of Pokemon who can easily perform multiple roles effectively, increasing their versatility and unpredictability. If the Pokemon in this rank have any flaws, those flaws are thoroughly mitigated by their substantial strengths.
Changes from the old thread:
S rank: Jirachi up to #2, Heatran to #3 and Starmie down to #4.
A+ rank: Zapdos and Rotom-A down from S to the top 2 spots, Infernape takes the bottom moving up from A
A rank: Lucario and Hippowdon move up to #s 3 & 4, Swampert joins below Hippo from A-, Azelf and Blissey switch at the bottom
A- rank: Machamp and Empoleon move up to #s 3 & 4, Forretress drops to the bottom from A
B+ rank: Nidoqueen rises to the top, Clefable moves up to below Bronzong from the bottom of B, Abomasnow drops below Clefable, Crobat drops into the bottom
B rank: Vaporeon drops into the bottom
B- rank: Togekiss jumps ahead of Cradily, Snorlax drops from B to below Cradily, Tentacruel moves ahead of Spiritomb and Heracross to below Snorlax
C+ rank: Uxie moves ahead of Donphan, Staraptor drops to the bottom
C rank: Magmortar added! It goes below Feraligatr, Sceptile and Yanmega drop to below Magmortar, Registeel, Honchkrow and Lanturn drop to below Hariyama
D rank: Porygon-Z drops to below Electivire, Blaziken and Torterra drop from C to below Porygon-Z
Feel free to ask about any of them.
Starting points I'm wondering about:
- Gengar to A+
- Gliscor to A+
- Celebi to A-
- Gallade to C+