ORAS Doubles Viability Rankings [Nominations]

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Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: Yes
Keldeo to rise to A: Yes
Garchomp to drop to B+: Yes
Azumarill to rise to A: Yes
Tyranitar to drop to B: Yes
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: Yes
Politoed to drop to A: Yes
Bisharp to drop to A-: Yes
Mega Diancie to rise to S: Yes
Heatran to drop to A-: No (too low)
Gyarados to drop to A-: Yes
Hydreigon to drop to A-: Yes
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: No (too low)
Excadrill to drop to B: No (too low)
Mew to rise to A-: Yes
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: Yes


A lot of the suggestions made were really good ones so I agree with almost all of them. For the three that I said no to, Heatran, Mega Swamp, and Excadrill, I only said no because I believe the shift is too extreme and would rather see them not move than see them move too far.

Heatran should drop to A
Mega Swamp should drop to A-
and Excadrill should drop to B+

if there's still time to make a difference.
 
Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: yes
Keldeo to rise to A: yes
Garchomp to drop to B+: no
Azumarill to rise to A: yes
Tyranitar to drop to B: yes
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: yes
Politoed to drop to A: yes
Bisharp to drop to A-: yes
Mega Diancie to rise to S: no (Great mon, has arguably the second best spread move in the game, but its bulk after-mega is lack luster and it has a ton of common weaknesses, but the resistances it has are great. It's a really good mon but not enough for S imo)
Heatran to drop to A-: no
Gyarados to drop to A-: yes
Hydreigon to drop to A-: NO FUCK NO
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: yes
Excadrill to drop to B: yes
Mew to rise to A-: absent (I've only seen this used in Bunnies)
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: fuck yes
 

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Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: yes
Keldeo to rise to A: yes
Garchomp to drop to B+: yes
Azumarill to rise to A: yes
Tyranitar to drop to B: yes
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: yes
Politoed to drop to A: yes (still too high imo)
Bisharp to drop to A-: no
Mega Diancie to rise to S: no
Heatran to drop to A-: no
Gyarados to drop to A-: yes
Hydreigon to drop to A-: no
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: yes
Excadrill to drop to B: yes
Mew to rise to A-: no
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: yes
 
Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: Yes
Keldeo to rise to A: Yes
Garchomp to drop to B+: No
Azumarill to rise to A: No
Tyranitar to drop to B: Yes
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: No </3
Politoed to drop to A: Yes
Bisharp to drop to A-: Yes
Mega Diancie to rise to S: No
Heatran to drop to A-: No
Gyarados to drop to A-: No
Hydreigon to drop to A-: Yes
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: Yes
Excadrill to drop to B: Yes
Mew to rise to A-: Yes
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: Yes
 
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Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: Yes
Keldeo to rise to A: Yes
Garchomp to drop to B+: Yes
Azumarill to rise to A: Yes
Tyranitar to drop to B: Yes
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: Yes
Politoed to drop to A: Yes
Bisharp to drop to A-: No
Mega Diancie to rise to S: Yes
Heatran to drop to A-: No
Gyarados to drop to A-: No
Hydreigon to drop to A-: No Haruno is on crack
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: Yes
Excadrill to drop to B: Yes
Mew to rise to A-: Yes
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: Yes
 

Pastelle

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Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: Yes
Keldeo to rise to A: Yes
Garchomp to drop to B+: Yes
Azumarill to rise to A: Yes
Tyranitar to drop to B: Yes
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: Yes
Politoed to drop to A: Yes
Bisharp to drop to A-: No
Mega Diancie to rise to S: No
Heatran to drop to A-: No
Gyarados to drop to A-: No
Hydreigon to drop to A-: No
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: Yes
Excadrill to drop to B: Yes
Mew to rise to A-: No
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: Yes
 
Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: Yes
Keldeo to rise to A: Yes
Garchomp to drop to B+: No
Azumarill to rise to A: Yes
Tyranitar to drop to B: Yes
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: Yes
Politoed to drop to A: Yes
Bisharp to drop to A-: Yes
Mega Diancie to rise to S: No
Heatran to drop to A-: No
Gyarados to drop to A-: Yes
Hydreigon to drop to A-: Yes
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: Yes
Excadrill to drop to B: Yes
Mew to rise to A-: No
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: Yes
 

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Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: yes
Keldeo to rise to A: yes
Garchomp to drop to B+: no
Azumarill to rise to A: yes
Tyranitar to drop to B: yes
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: yes
Politoed to drop to A: yes
Bisharp to drop to A-: no
Mega Diancie to rise to S: no
Heatran to drop to A-: no
Gyarados to drop to A-: no
Hydreigon to drop to A-: no
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: yes
Excadrill to drop to B: yes
Mew to rise to A-: no
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: no
 

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Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: yes
Keldeo to rise to A: yes
Garchomp to drop to B+: yes. Main problem is finding use for it in a metagame where Lando-T outclasses it
Azumarill to rise to A: yes.
Tyranitar to drop to B: yes. RIP dinosaurs
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: yes
Politoed to drop to A: yes
Bisharp to drop to A-: no
Mega Diancie to rise to S: no. It's bulk is mediocre and has weaknesses to tak
Heatran to drop to A-: no.
Gyarados to drop to A-: no. Changed my mind after my last post, the support set is great. Support Pokemon would kill to have the combination of Intimidate (does something immediately upon switching in), speed control, Taunt, good defensive typing, and decent Attack. I think it's better than Suicune who is already in A rank.
Hydreigon to drop to A-: no. This is one of those Pokemon that I would objectively argue for A, but then I play it and find it exceeds my expectations. Dragon / Dark typing gives it some very handy resists (including Sucker Punch resist take that Latios), and those combined with decent bulk, high power and a strong movepool make it a force to be reckoned with.
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: yes
Excadrill to drop to B: no. I can settle for B+ though. Scar Exca can keep many important Pokemon in check, and unlike Lando-T can bypass Wide Guard and has a Fairy-type resist (and also double Rock-type resistance, take that Diancie!).
Mew to rise to A-: no
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: no.
 
Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: yes x2
Keldeo to rise to A: yes it's more viable than mawile and terrakion
Garchomp to drop to B+: yes
Azumarill to rise to A: yes
Tyranitar to drop to B: yes
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: yes
Politoed to drop to A: yes
Bisharp to drop to A-: yes
Mega Diancie to rise to S: no
Heatran to drop to A-: yes heatran sucks
Gyarados to drop to A-: yes
Hydreigon to drop to A-: no
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: no (i'd rather it drops to A-)
Excadrill to drop to B: no
Mew to rise to A-: no
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: no

Can we have a vote on mawile to drop to A-?
 

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Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: yes
Keldeo to rise to A: yes
Garchomp to drop to B+: yes
Azumarill to rise to A: yes
Tyranitar to drop to B: yes
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: yes
Politoed to drop to A: yes
Bisharp to drop to A-: yes
Mega Diancie to rise to S: yes
Heatran to drop to A-: yes
Gyarados to drop to A-: yes
Hydreigon to drop to A-: yes
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: yes
Excadrill to drop to B: yes
Mew to rise to A-: yes
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: yes

#TimeForChange
 

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Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: yes
Keldeo to rise to A: yes
Garchomp to drop to B+: yes
Azumarill to rise to A: yes
Tyranitar to drop to B: yes
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: yes
Politoed to drop to A: yes
Bisharp to drop to A-: yes
Mega Diancie to rise to S: yes
Heatran to drop to A-: yes
Gyarados to drop to A-: yes
Hydreigon to drop to A-: yes
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: yes
Excadrill to drop to B: yes
Mew to rise to A-: yes
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: yes
 
i've cleaned this up a bit... lets keep it this way.

Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: yes
Keldeo to rise to A: yes
Garchomp to drop to B+: no
Azumarill to rise to A: no
Tyranitar to drop to B: yes
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: yes
Politoed to drop to A: no
Bisharp to drop to A-: no
Mega Diancie to rise to S: no
Heatran to drop to A-: no
Gyarados to drop to A-: no
Hydreigon to drop to A-: no
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: yes
Excadrill to drop to B: yes
Mew to rise to A-: no
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: no

While i'm here, I believe that Zard-Y should rise to S rank as opposed to just A+. It's easily the best mega in the current meta (yes that includes Kanga and Diancie). Bulky Zard-y can single handedly destroy a majority of the meta on it's own and it's very easy to suppose while simultaneously being very hard to kill. Over the course of SPL it became my favourite mega to use because of the sheer power it has with only 4 sp atk evs. Personally speaking I think it's the best Pokemon in the meta game at the moment, but that's just my 2 cents, do what you want with that.
 
Hello, for what it's worth I'd support moving Mega Diancie up to S Rank. I am not a big Doubles player, but I laddered for a decent amount of time with Mega Diancie and it was just exceptional. People are using its bulk as an argument, but 50 / 110 / 110 isn't exacty terrible by any means. Sure, its HP isn't amazing, but its bulk is not bad. So far, the only argument against it is its bulk and resistances, but I really think that can be overlooked when you consider that it has 160 / 160 / 110 offenses, and will really just be spamming attacks lol. Diamond Storm is so good and just goes to town. Also, back to te bulk thing, Mega Diancie can get to +2 Defense in just one turn, so you can't call that mediocre. It just felt like an S Rank Pokemon to me, so I will vote yes.
 
Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: Yes
Keldeo to rise to A: No
Garchomp to drop to B+: Yes
Azumarill to rise to A: Yes
Tyranitar to drop to B: Yes
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: Yes (imo should be lower but we'll worry about that later on)
Politoed to drop to A: Yes (again, should be lower)
Bisharp to drop to A-: Yes
Mega Diancie to rise to S: Yes
Heatran to drop to A-: No
Gyarados to drop to A-: Yes
Hydreigon to drop to A-: No (didnt we move this from A- to A last time we voted in the A category lmao)
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: Yes
Excadrill to drop to B: No
Mew to rise to A-: Yes
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: Yes
 
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Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: YES
Keldeo to rise to A: YES
Garchomp to drop to B+: YES
Azumarill to rise to A: YES
Tyranitar to drop to B: YES rip sand
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: YES.
Politoed to drop to A: YES
Bisharp to drop to A-: NO
Mega Diancie to rise to S: YES
Heatran to drop to A-: NO
Gyarados to drop to A-: YES
Hydreigon to drop to A-: AW HELL NO.
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: YES
Excadrill to drop to B: YES
Mew to rise to A-: a very reluculant NO. Wouldn't mind seeing a Mew used in a non bunnies team
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: YES
 
Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: Yes
Keldeo to rise to A: Yes
Garchomp to drop to B+: Yes
Azumarill to rise to A: Yes
Tyranitar to drop to B: No (too low)
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: No (too low)
Politoed to drop to A: YesBisharp to drop to A-: No
Mega Diancie to rise to S: Yes
Heatran to drop to A-: No
Gyarados to drop to A-: No
Hydreigon to drop to A-: No
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: Yes
Excadrill to drop to B: No
Mew to rise to A-: No
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: Yes
 

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Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: yes sun is good
Keldeo to rise to A: yes it's an amazing quick guard abuser and it functions well on rain teams (rain is good)
Garchomp to drop to B+: yes
Azumarill to rise to A: yes
Tyranitar to drop to B: yes bad typing, etc
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: yes bad typing
Politoed to drop to A: no rain is good
Bisharp to drop to A-: yes
Mega Diancie to rise to S: no
Heatran to drop to A-: no seriously
Gyarados to drop to A-: no see darkmalice's reasoning
Hydreigon to drop to A-: no
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: yes there are better megas to use on rain
Excadrill to drop to B: no, too low. excadrill doesn't need to rely on sand to be viable
Mew to rise to A-: no bunnies is a bad gimmick, get over yourselves
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: yes
 

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Tyranitar to drop to B: NO
Excadrill to drop to B: NO

tytar is not shit

Only mons I have experience using that I can vote for
 
Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: yes its that good
Keldeo to rise to A: yes quick guard is a real ball stomper
Garchomp to drop to B+: yes
Azumarill to rise to A: yes
Tyranitar to drop to B: yes mach punch
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: yes
Politoed to drop to A: Yes
Bisharp to drop to A-: No
Mega Diancie to rise to S: No
Heatran to drop to A-: No lol
Gyarados to drop to A-: No no one ever sees taunt coming
Hydreigon to drop to A-: No
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: Yes mostly underwhelming
Excadrill to drop to B: no, too low
Mew to rise to A-: no bunnies is a bad gimmick, get over yourselves
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: yes

shout out to Xzern
 
Mega Charizard Y to rise to A+: Yes. Why is this Pokemon A- in the first place? Da heck.
Keldeo to rise to A: Yes. Fast Icy Wind, powerful STAB attacks, also packs Quick Guard. All around solid.
Garchomp to drop to B+: Yes. Unfortunately outclassed by Landorus-T and the additional threats such as Mega Diancie and other Pokemon doesn't make its life easy unfortunately.
Azumarill to rise to A: yes. With support, a Belly Drum setup can be achieved and then the bunny will start wrecking house.
Tyranitar to drop to B: yes RIP Sand. too much Landorus-T and other problems for Ttar.
Mega Gyarados to drop to B+: yes. Cool Pokemon, but weak to a lot of common threats in both regular and mega forms.
Politoed to drop to A: Yes. Rain isn't what it used to be in terms of threat level.
Bisharp to drop to A-: No. Wat, this thing is such a threat, definitely not A-.
Mega Diancie to rise to S: Yes. Monster. Also packs Magic Bounce and has amazing coverage.
Heatran to drop to A-: No. Heatran is way too good of a Pokemon to be dropped to A-.
Gyarados to drop to A-: No Still a solid support Pokemon and doesn't take up a mega slot. Can easily run a DD variant for an additional win condition.
Hydreigon to drop to A-: No. This Pokemon packs way too much power as well as flexibility in terms of coverage/utility moves to be A- even with the 4x weakness to Fairy.
Mega Swampert to drop to B+: Yes mostly underwhelming
Excadrill to drop to B: Yes. Ugh, Tyranitar's viability hurts our mole friend because they basically struggle with the same problems for the most part.
Mew to rise to A-: No.
Ferrothorn to rise to A-: yes. A very solid Rain check and becomes a fantastic win condition when opposing threats are removed.
 
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  • Mega Charizard Y rises to A+
  • Keldeo rises to A
  • Garchomp drops to B+
  • Azumarill rises to A
  • Tyranitar drops to B
  • Mega Gyarados drops to B+
  • Politoed drops to A
  • Bisharp stays in A+
  • Mega Diancie stays in A+
  • Heatran stays in A+
  • Gyarados drops to A-
  • Hydreigon stays in A
  • Mega Swampert drops to B+
  • Excadrill drops to B
  • Mew stays in B-
  • Ferrothorn rises to A-
Alright my lovlies, time to nominate pokemon to move to the B+, B, or B- ranks. Remember to make sure that your nominations are concerning pokemon that are moving to or throughout the B tiers.
 
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I feel that Genesect should move up into A, into where I do not know, but why I think this is because can support a setup sweeper such as Manaphy with Simple Beam so it gets +6 off of the Tail Glow than the usual 3, making it more of a threat. I also think Manaphy should move up to B- for this reason. It loses Hydration, but Manaphy would still resist Water although losing it's immunity to it.
Genesect doesn't have the bulk to pull that off. Genesect's niche is as a fast mixed attacking choice scarf user. It has base 99 speed, so it outspeeds pretty much everything. While I do think Genesect good I don't think it's A rank good.
 
I feel that Genesect should move up into A, into where I do not know, but why I think this is because can support a setup sweeper such as Manaphy with Simple Beam so it gets +6 off of the Tail Glow than the usual 3, making it more of a threat. I also think Manaphy should move up to B- for this reason. It loses Hydration, but Manaphy would still resist Water although losing it's immunity to it.
Hydration heals status in Rain, it does not provide an immunity. This strategy seems awfully gimmicky. Do you have replays of this in action?
 
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