#### Fiend

##### the hound.

credit to PKGaming and FlareBlitz for the idea; run by Celestavian, Fiend, Shrug and QuoteCS

Welcome to the LC viability ranking project. In this project, we will "tier" every Pokemon based on usefulness. An initial tier list has already been made; if you think something should be moved up or down, post in this thread with your reasoning on why, and the change may be enacted, but please make sure you have a proper understanding of the current metagame before doing so. Bad/basic posts will be deleted, and repeated offenses may be punished by infraction. However, asking questions about why certain Pokemon are ranked where they are is acceptable.

For more controversial cases, the viability ranking council will vote on the Pokemon's tiering.

Celestavian

Fiend

Shrug

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Without further ado, here is the initial tier list with the rough definitions of each tier (note: Pokemon are ordered alphabetically).

[analysis=diglett]Diglett[/analysis]

[analysis=mienfoo]Mienfoo[/analysis]

[analysis=pawniard]Pawniard[/analysis]

[analysis=porygon]Porygon[/analysis]

[analysis=fletchling]Fletchling[/analysis]

[analysis=foongus]Foongus[/analysis]

[analysis=magnemite]Magnemite[/analysis]

[analysis=shellder]Shellder[/analysis]

[analysis=timburr]Timburr[/analysis]

[analysis=vullaby]Vullaby[/analysis]

[analysis=carvanha]Carvanha[/analysis]

[analysis=chinchou]Chinchou[/analysis]

[analysis=cottonee]Cottonee[/analysis]

[analysis=gastly]Gastly[/analysis]

[analysis=gothita]Gothita[/analysis]

[analysis=ponyta]Ponyta[/analysis]

[analysis=snivy]Snivy[/analysis]

[analysis=archen]Archen[/analysis]

[analysis=corphish]Corphish[/analysis]

[analysis=croagunk]Croagunk[/analysis]

[analysis=drilbur]Drilbur[/analysis]

[analysis=ferroseed]Ferroseed[/analysis]

[analysis=omanyte]Omanyte[/analysis]

[analysis=snubbull]Snubbull[/analysis]

[analysis=spritzee]Spritzee[/analysis]

[analysis=staryu]Staryu[/analysis]

[analysis=tirtouga]Tirtouga[/analysis]

[analysis=aipom]Aipom[/analysis]

[analysis=dwebble]Dwebble[/analysis]

[analysis=hippopotas]Hippopotas[/analysis]

[analysis=larvesta]Larvesta[/analysis]

[analysis=munchlax]Munchlax[/analysis]

[analysis=onix]Onix[/analysis]

[analysis=scraggy]Scraggy[/analysis]

[analysis=skrelp]Skrelp[/analysis]

[analysis=vulpix]Vulpix[/analysis]

[analysis=bellsprout]Bellsprout[/analysis]

[analysis=bunnelby]Bunnelby[/analysis]

[analysis=cranidos]Cranidos[/analysis]

[analysis=doduo]Doduo[/analysis]

[analysis=elekid]Elekid[/analysis]

[analysis=houndour]Houndour[/analysis]

[analysis=pancham]Pancham[/analysis]

[analysis=pumpkaboo-super]Pumpkaboo-Super[/analysis]

[analysis=riolu]Riolu[/analysis]

[analysis=surskit]Surskit[/analysis]

[analysis=taillow]Taillow[/analysis]

[analysis=torchic]Torchic[/analysis]

[analysis=amaura]Amaura[/analysis]

[analysis=clamperl]Clamperl[/analysis]

[analysis=deerling]Deerling[/analysis]

[analysis=honedge]Honedge[/analysis]

[analysis=magby]Magby[/analysis]

[analysis=shellos]Shellos[/analysis]

[analysis=slowpoke]Slowpoke[/analysis]

[analysis=stunky]Stunky[/analysis]

[analysis=tentacool]Tentacool[/analysis]

[analysis=zigzagoon]Zigzagoon[/analysis]

[analysis=aron]Aron[/analysis]

[analysis=anorith]Anorith[/analysis]

[analysis=axew]Axew[/analysis]

[analysis=buneary]Buneary[/analysis]

[analysis=chespin]Chespin[/analysis]

[analysis=darumaka]Darumaka[/analysis]

[analysis=frillish]Frillish[/analysis]

[analysis=kabuto]Kabuto[/analysis]

[analysis=lickitung]Lickitung[/analysis]

[analysis=lileep]Lileep[/analysis]

[analysis=numel]Numel[/analysis]

[analysis=rufflet]Rufflet[/analysis]

[analysis=sandile]Sandile[/analysis]

[analysis=sandshrew]Sandshrew[/analysis]

[analysis=snover]Snover[/analysis]

[analysis=trapinch]Trapinch[/analysis]

[analysis=trubbish]Trubbish[/analysis]

[analysis=tyrunt]Tyrunt[/analysis]

[analysis=wynaut]Wynaut[/analysis]

[analysis=bulbasaur]Bulbasaur[/analysis]

[analysis=dratini]Dratini[/analysis]

[analysis=exeggcute]Exeggcute[/analysis]

[analysis=geodude]Geodude[/analysis]

[analysis=inkay]Inkay[/analysis]

[analysis=koffing]Koffing[/analysis]

[analysis=meowth]Meowth[/analysis]

[analysis=natu]Natu[/analysis]

[analysis=pumpkaboo-small]Pumpkaboo-Small[/analysis]

[analysis=purrloin]Purrloin[/analysis]

[analysis=spinarak]Spinarak[/analysis]

[analysis=teddiursa]Teddiursa[/analysis]

[analysis=venipede]Venipede[/analysis]

[analysis=budew]Budew[/analysis]

[analysis=cubone]Cubone[/analysis]

[analysis=goldeen]Goldeen[/analysis]

[analysis=karrablast]Karrablast[/analysis]

[analysis=larvitar]Larvitar[/analysis]

[analysis=machop]Machop[/analysis]

[analysis=mankey]Mankey[/analysis]

[analysis=mantyke]Mantyke[/analysis]

[analysis=nosepass]Nosepass[/analysis]

[analysis=remoraid]Remoraid[/analysis]

[analysis=shelmet]Shelmet[/analysis]

[analysis=togepi]Togepi[/analysis]

[analysis=wingull]Wingull[/analysis]

[analysis=wooper]Wooper[/analysis]

[analysis=zorua]Zorua[/analysis]

[analysis=binacle]Binacle[/analysis]

[analysis=bronzor]Bronzor[/analysis]

[analysis=cacnea]Cacnea[/analysis]

[analysis=ekans]Ekans[/analysis]

[analysis=finneon]Finneon[/analysis]

[analysis=froakie]Froakie[/analysis]

[analysis=gible]Gible[/analysis]

[analysis=Glameow]Glameow[/analysis]

[analysis=grimer]Grimer[/analysis]

[analysis=golett]Golett[/analysis]

[analysis=growlithe]Growlithe[/analysis]

[analysis=helioptile]Helioptile[/analysis]

[analysis=litleo]Litleo[/analysis]

[analysis=mime jr.]Mime Jr.[/analysis]

[analysis=munna]Munna[/analysis]

[analysis=oddish]Oddish[/analysis]

[analysis=pineco]Pineco[/analysis]

[analysis=piplup]Piplup[/analysis]

[analysis=poliwag]Poliwag[/analysis]

[analysis=shroomish]Shroomish[/analysis]

[analysis=skiddo]Skiddo[/analysis]

[analysis=smoochum]Smoochum[/analysis]

[analysis=solosis]Solosis[/analysis]

[analysis=totodile]Totodile[/analysis]

[analysis=treecko]Treecko[/analysis]

[analysis=voltorb]Voltorb[/analysis]

[analysis=wailmer]Wailmer[/analysis]

Azurill

Baltoy

Beldum

Chimchar

Cyndaquil

Duskull

Eevee

Feebas

Flabebe

Krabby

Magikarp

Pumpkaboo (Large & Medium)

Rattata

Squirtle

Tyrogue

Yamask

Possible points of discussion:

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Welcome to the LC viability ranking project. In this project, we will "tier" every Pokemon based on usefulness. An initial tier list has already been made; if you think something should be moved up or down, post in this thread with your reasoning on why, and the change may be enacted, but please make sure you have a proper understanding of the current metagame before doing so. Bad/basic posts will be deleted, and repeated offenses may be punished by infraction. However, asking questions about why certain Pokemon are ranked where they are is acceptable.

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Viability Ranking Council

For more controversial cases, the viability ranking council will vote on the Pokemon's tiering.

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**Tier List**Without further ado, here is the initial tier list with the rough definitions of each tier (note: Pokemon are ordered alphabetically).

**S-Rank**Reserved for the very best Pokemon in the LC metagame. These Pokemon are usually able to perform a variety of roles effectively, or can just do one extremely well. Their use has low risk involved and high reward exerted. Pokemon in this tier have very few flaws that are patched up by numerous positive traits.

**S****A-Rank**Reserved for Pokemon that are outstanding in the LC metagame and can sweep, wall, or support the majority of the tier. These Pokemon require less support than other Pokemon to be used effectively and have few flaws that can be overlooked when compared to their outstanding traits.

**A+****A**

[analysis=abra]Abra[/analysis]**A-**

**B-Rank**Reserved for Pokemon who are great in the LC metagame. These Pokemon have more notable flaws than of those above it that affects how they function in the tier. Their positive traits still outshine their negatives, but they require a bit more team support to bring out their full potential. Their niches are often slightly smaller than those that are in A and S rank, which leads them to face some competition for a teamslot.

**B+****B****B-****C-Rank**Reserved for Pokemon that have notable niches in the LC metagame, but have just as notable flaws that prevent them from being effective. Pokemon in the C tier often require significant support to be effective in LC. C rank Pokemon tend to find themselves outclassed by Pokemon in the above tiers, and face a lot of competition for a team slot.

**C+****C****C-****D-Rank**Reserved for Pokemon that are generally bad in the LC metagame, but are decent enough to justify their occasional use on some teams. These Pokemon are either usable but have no real niche, or are only capable of doing their specific task and fail at doing anything more than that. Their niche is often so tiny, that they are not worth using the majority of the time.

**Smog Frog Rank**Everything elseReserved for Pokemon that are atrocious in the LC metagame. These Pokemon have no place on any serious team.

Baltoy

Beldum

Chimchar

Cyndaquil

Duskull

Eevee

Feebas

Flabebe

Krabby

Magikarp

Pumpkaboo (Large & Medium)

Rattata

Squirtle

Tyrogue

Yamask

Possible points of discussion:

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