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With the recent rebirth of GSC PU combined with the fact that the tier is on ladder, now seems time to start a discussion thread on the tier. GSC PU is a brand new tier with plenty of Pokemon and strategies to explore, which means the metagame has a nice balanced feel to it, with plenty of viable play styles being viable in the tier. Offensive teams seem to be the most viable at the moment, with several dangerous Pokemon such as Furret, Poliwhirl, Elekid, Seadra, and Murkrow. Let me and the rest of the player base know what you have come up with! See Akir’s post here for more info
The Top Threats
Furret is a very simple Pokemon, but it is easily one of, if not, the best Pokemon in the tier. It has incredible speed, outpacing a vast majority of tier, while hitting quite hard with its powerful STAB Double Edge. In addition, it is not completely helpless against Rock-types such as Rhyhorn and Geodude thanks to Surf or Dynamic Punch. This is all further enhanced by its decent bulk.
Poliwhirl is an incredibly dangerous offensive threat, thanks to the scary combination of Lovely Kiss and Belly Drum, as well as it’s incredible speed. If a faster Pokemon that can revenge kill it such as Elekid or Voltorb goes down, Poliwhirl is very capable of sweeping.
Another one of the tiers premier offensive Pokemon, Elekid has almost unmatched speed, outpacing the several base 90s in the tier which lets it revenge kill the dangerous Poliwhirl. It’s STAB Thunder is also not resisted by many Pokemon in the tier, and it has crucial coverage in Ice Punch and Cross Chop for Ground- and Grass-types
I personally have enjoyed this tier throughly. It’s always enjoyable to play a new metagame and come up with new, unseen strategies. The overall offensive nature of the meta game with strategies such as Delibird Spikes team may give you some ideas. I decided to leave this vague on purpose since there’s still plenty to discover in this tier.
Have fun on the ladder and let me know what you’ve come up with!
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