Metagame LC UU Introduction and Resource Thread

tahu

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LC UU

This has been requested for a while, so here it is. LC UU is a usage-based tier: Pokemon receiving over 3.41% usage on the LC ladder (per the 1630 stats, which can be found here) are banned.
Abra
Anorith
Bunnelby
Carvanha
Chinchou
Croagunk
Dewpider
Diglett
Doduo
Drilbur
Dwebble
Elekid
Ferroseed
Foongus
Gastly
Grimer-Alola
Larvesta
Magnemite
Mareanie
Meowth
Mienfoo
Mudbray
Munchlax
Omanyte
Onix
Pawniard
Ponyta
Pumpkaboo-Super
Scraggy
Shellder
Slowpoke
Snivy
Snubbull
Spritzee
Staryu
Timburr
Torchic
Vullaby
Vulpix-Alola
Wingull
Zigzagoon
The council (Jac, Corporal Levi, tko, infamy, Quote and I for now) will discuss potential bans soon. We'll be adding some more resources to this thread as well. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. Enjoy!
 
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For reference, here is a list of LC UU eligible Pokemon. Let me know if I made any mistakes:
Amaura
Archen
Aron
Axew
Azurill
Bagon
Baltoy
Barboach
Beldum
Bellsprout
Bergmite
Bidoof
Binacle
Blitzle
Bonsly
Bounsweet
Bronzor
Budew
Buizel
Bulbasaur
Buneary
Burmy
Cacnea
Caterpie
Charmander
Cherubi
Chespin
Chikorita
Chimchar
Chingling
Clamperl
Clauncher
Cleffa
Combee
Corphish
Cosmog
Cottonee
Crabrawler
Cranidos
Cubchoo
Cubone
Cyndaquil
Darumaka
Deerling
Deino
Diglett-alola
Dratini
Drowzee
Ducklett
Duskull
Eevee
Ekans
Electrike
Elgyem
Espurr
Exeggcute
Feebas
Fennekin
Finneon
Flabebe
Fletchling
Fomantis
Frillish
Froakie
Geodude
Geodude-alola
Gible
Glameow
Goldeen
Golett
Goomy
Grimer
Growlithe
Grubbin
Gulpin
Happiny
Helioptile
Hippopotas
Honedge
Hoothoot
Hoppip
Horsea
Houndour
Igglybuff
Inkay
Jangmo-o
Joltik
Kabuto
Karrablast
Klink
Koffing
Krabby
Kricketot
Larvitar
Ledyba
Lickitung
Lileep
Lillipup
Litleo
Litten
Litwick
Lotad
Machop
Magby
Magikarp
Makuhita
Mankey
Mantyke
Mareep
Meowth-alola
Mime jr.
Minccino
Morelull
Mudkip
Munna
Natu
Nidoran-f
Nidoran-m
Nincada
Noibat
Nosepass
Numel
Oddish
Oshawott
Pancham
Panpour
Pansage
Pansear
Paras
Patrat
Petilil
Phanpy
Phantump
Pichu
Pidgey
Pidove
Pikipek
Pineco
Piplup
Poliwag
Poochyena
Popplio
Psyduck
Pumpkaboo
Pumpkaboo-large
Pumpkaboo-small
Purrloin
Ralts
Rattata
Rattata-alola
Remoraid
Rhyhorn
Riolu
Rockruff
Roggenrola
Rowlet
Rufflet
Salandit
Sandile
Sandshrew
Sandshrew-alola
Sandygast
Scatterbug
Seedot
Seel
Sentret
Sewaddle
Shellos
Shelmet
Shieldon
Shinx
Shroomish
Shuppet
Skiddo
Skitty
Skorupi
Skrelp
Slakoth
Slugma
Smoochum
Snorunt
Snover
Solosis
Spearow
Spheal
Spinarak
Spoink
Squirtle
Starly
Stufful
Stunky
Sunkern
Surskit
Swablu
Swinub
Taillow
Teddiursa
Tentacool
Tepig
Tirtouga
Togepi
Totodile
Trapinch
Treecko
Trubbish
Turtwig
Tympole
Tynamo
Tyrogue
Tyrunt
Vanillite
Venipede
Venonat
Voltorb
Wailmer
Weedle
Whismur
Wimpod
Woobat
Wooper
Wurmple
Wynaut
Yamask
Yungoos
Zorua
Zubat

And of these, the ones that I would guess have a shot at being worth using. I've bolded the ones that I think will be especially good:
Amaura
Archen

Aron
Axew
Bagon
Baltoy
Barboach
Bellsprout
Bidoof
Binacle
Blitzle
Bronzor
Budew
Buizel
Bulbasaur
Buneary
Cacnea
Charmander
Chespin
Chimchar
Chingling
Clamperl
Corphish
Cottonee

Cranidos
Cubchoo
Cubone
Darumaka
Deerling
Deino
Diglett-alola
Dratini
Ducklett
Duskull
Eevee
Ekans
Electrike
Elgyem
Exeggcute
Finneon
Fletchling
Fomantis
Frillish
Froakie
Geodude
Geodude-alola
Gible
Glameow
Goldeen
Golett
Grimer
Growlithe
Helioptile
Hippopotas
Honedge
Horsea
Houndour
Inkay
Jangmo-o
Joltik
Kabuto
Karrablast
Klink
Koffing
Krabby
Larvitar
Lickitung
Lileep

Litleo
Machop
Magby
Mankey

Mantyke
Meowth-alola
Mime jr.
Minccino
Morelull
Munna
Natu
Noibat
Nosepass
Numel
Oddish
Pancham
Panpour
Pansear
Paras
Phanpy
Pikipek
Pineco

Piplup
Poliwag
Pumpkaboo-large
Pumpkaboo-small

Purrloin
Rattata-alola
Remoraid
Riolu
Rowlet
Rufflet
Salandit

Sandile
Sandshrew
Sandshrew-alola

Sandygast
Seedot
Sewaddle
Shellos
Shelmet
Shieldon
Shroomish
Skiddo
Skorupi
Skrelp
Slugma
Smoochum
Snorunt
Snover
Solosis
Spinarak
Squirtle
Starly
Stufful
Stunky
Surskit
Taillow

Teddiursa
Tentacool
Tepig
Tirtouga
Togepi
Totodile
Trapinch
Treecko
Trubbish
Turtwig
Tyrunt
Venipede
Venonat
Voltorb
Wailmer
Wimpod
Woobat
Zorua
Zubat

Note that I do not plan to keep this post up-to-date once the viability rankings are up.

Initial thoughts:

The lack of fighting priority leads me to believe that Hail will be extremely strong. Sand seems decent as well, but with Sandshrew as its only Sand Rush abuser and the presence of powerful Aqua Jet users, I see Hail taking the spotlight. Bronzor stands out as one of the more resilient Hail checks.

Speaking of Aqua Jet users, Water spam seems like it'll be crazy, with Corphish, Skrelp, and multiple smashers. Hyper offense in general seems like it'll be heavily favoured - while there may be a few good bulky Pokemon for balance, they seem easily trapped by Wynaut. The other major trappers, Trapinch and Stunky, don't seem to be quite as good, although I'm sure Trapinch can be tailored to suit the team's needs, and Stunky's fast Defog may come in handy.

There are a lot of very strong webs abusers and good spinblockers, and we have every webs setter except for Dewpider available here. Webs will likely be able to handle Sandshrew and Sandshrew-alola well, though they are still quite fast under webs + Hail (hitting 18 Speed with a +Spe nature under those conditions). I'm not sure how good webs will end up in the long run, as Inkay and the numerous strong birds are a major setback to the archetype.
 
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tahu

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The council has decided to quickban Wynaut. Due to its ability to safely switch into and remove a large portion of the defensive Pokemon in the metagame, either on its own or with a combination of Tickle and a Pursuit-using teammate, Wynaut renders defensive variants of Pokemon such as Lickitung, Shellos, and Lileep almost completely unviable. Teams that may rely on bulkier Pokemon to check top offensive threats like Corphish are easily dismantled, skewing the metagame towards offense to such a degree that archetypes outside of hyper offense are completely unviable. As a result, Wynaut has been quickbanned by the council.
 

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