Welcome to the official ORAS OU Viability Rankings thread (Ruins of Alph Version v2). In this thread, we as a community will rank every single usable Pokemon into "tiers." In this thread, you're encouraged to post your thoughts and opinions on the various Pokemon that are usable in ORAS OU and what tier they should fall under. Posts in this thread will be taken into account when deciding rank changes.

The general idea of the topic is to rank each 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.

Please note: we may enlist the help of a small group of the best ORAS OU players after big tournaments like Smogon Tour to adjust the rankings in between the larger updates. This is to ensure the rankings are as up to date as possible without having to do too many mass surveyings of the playerbase.

S1 Rank

01 Clefable

S2 Rank

02 Metagross (Mega)

S3 Rank

03 Keldeo

04 Gliscor

05 Ferrothorn

A1 Rank

06 Tornadus-T

07 Slowbro (Mega)

A2 Rank

08 Magnezone

09 Excadrill

10 Tyranitar

11 Heatran

A3 Rank

12 Rotom-W

13 Garchomp

14 Landorus-T

15 Weavile

16 Alakazam (Mega)

17 Latios

B1 Rank

18 Bisharp

19 Skarmory

20 Azumarill

21 Volcarona

22 Serperior

23 Slowbro

24 Scizor (Mega)

B2 Rank

25 Chansey

26 Amoonguss

27 Charizard (Mega-Y)

28 Medicham (Mega)

29 Suicune

B3 Rank

30 Manaphy

31 Diancie (Mega)

32 Thundurus

33 Zapdos

34 Lopunny (Mega)

B4 Rank

35 Charizard (Mega-X)

36 Hydreigon

37 Jellicent

38 Starmie

39 Latias (Mega)

C1 Rank

40 Tangrowth

41 Alomomola

42 Talonflame

43 Pinsir (Mega)

44 Volcanion

45 Gastrodon

46 Kyurem-B

47 Heracross (Mega)

48 Manectric (Mega)

49 Kyurem

C2 Rank

50 Tyranitar (Mega)

51 Crawdaunt

52 Latias

53 Altaria (Mega)

54 Gyarados (Mega)

55 Jirachi

56 Terrakion

D1 Rank

57 Hippowdon

58 Venusaur (Mega)

59 Nidoking

60 Alakazam

61 Mew

62 Reuniclus

63 Quagsire

64 Slowking

65 Gardevoir (Mega)

66 Breloom

67 Gengar

D2 Rank

68 Dragonite

69 Gyarados

70 Garchomp (Mega)

71 Aerodactyl (Mega)

72 Klefki

73 Mamoswine

74 Diggersby

75 Gallade (Mega)

76 Thundurus-T

77 Victini

78 Togekiss

E1 Rank

79 Politoed

80 Cofagrigus

81 Kingdra

82 Swampert (Mega)

83 Shuckle

84 Kabutops

E2 Rank

85 Dragalge

86 Raikou

87 Galvantula

88 Seismitoad

89 Mandibuzz

90 Empoleon

91 Sharpedo (Mega)

92 Tentacruel

93 Azelf

94 Pidgeot (Mega)

95 Cobalion

96 Celebi

97 Scolipede

98 Omastar

99 Sceptile (Mega)

100 Beedrill (Mega)

The general idea of the topic is to rank each 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: Garchomp can be ranked in A tier as an offensive threat, Ferrothorn can be ranked under A as supportive threat, and Hippowdon can be can also be ranked in B tier as a defensive threat. These are just examples not representative of their future or current ranks.

Please note: we may enlist the help of a small group of the best ORAS OU players after big tournaments like Smogon Tour to adjust the rankings in between the larger updates. This is to ensure the rankings are as up to date as possible without having to do too many mass surveyings of the playerbase.

**ORAS OU Viability Rankings***S Rank:*S1 Rank

01 Clefable

S2 Rank

02 Metagross (Mega)

S3 Rank

03 Keldeo

04 Gliscor

05 Ferrothorn

*A Rank:*A1 Rank

06 Tornadus-T

07 Slowbro (Mega)

A2 Rank

08 Magnezone

09 Excadrill

10 Tyranitar

11 Heatran

A3 Rank

12 Rotom-W

13 Garchomp

14 Landorus-T

15 Weavile

16 Alakazam (Mega)

17 Latios

*B Rank:*B1 Rank

18 Bisharp

19 Skarmory

20 Azumarill

21 Volcarona

22 Serperior

23 Slowbro

24 Scizor (Mega)

B2 Rank

25 Chansey

26 Amoonguss

27 Charizard (Mega-Y)

28 Medicham (Mega)

29 Suicune

B3 Rank

30 Manaphy

31 Diancie (Mega)

32 Thundurus

33 Zapdos

34 Lopunny (Mega)

B4 Rank

35 Charizard (Mega-X)

36 Hydreigon

37 Jellicent

38 Starmie

39 Latias (Mega)

*C Rank:*C1 Rank

40 Tangrowth

41 Alomomola

42 Talonflame

43 Pinsir (Mega)

44 Volcanion

45 Gastrodon

46 Kyurem-B

47 Heracross (Mega)

48 Manectric (Mega)

49 Kyurem

C2 Rank

50 Tyranitar (Mega)

51 Crawdaunt

52 Latias

53 Altaria (Mega)

54 Gyarados (Mega)

55 Jirachi

56 Terrakion

*D Rank:*D1 Rank

57 Hippowdon

58 Venusaur (Mega)

59 Nidoking

60 Alakazam

61 Mew

62 Reuniclus

63 Quagsire

64 Slowking

65 Gardevoir (Mega)

66 Breloom

67 Gengar

D2 Rank

68 Dragonite

69 Gyarados

70 Garchomp (Mega)

71 Aerodactyl (Mega)

72 Klefki

73 Mamoswine

74 Diggersby

75 Gallade (Mega)

76 Thundurus-T

77 Victini

78 Togekiss

*E Rank:*E1 Rank

79 Politoed

80 Cofagrigus

81 Kingdra

82 Swampert (Mega)

83 Shuckle

84 Kabutops

E2 Rank

85 Dragalge

86 Raikou

87 Galvantula

88 Seismitoad

89 Mandibuzz

90 Empoleon

91 Sharpedo (Mega)

92 Tentacruel

93 Azelf

94 Pidgeot (Mega)

95 Cobalion

96 Celebi

97 Scolipede

98 Omastar

99 Sceptile (Mega)

100 Beedrill (Mega)

**Rules:**- The tiers and subtiers are based on clear statistics. Do not suggest changes to the tiering system itself.
- Post intelligently. Posts like "I think pokemon X should be in this tier" will be deleted.
- No flaming and being an idiot. You'll get warned if you purposely do. This specifically includes making joke nominations about other users.
- Usage statistics may be used to support an argument or a claim, but don't base your ENTIRE argument around them. For example, don't just say "Pokemon X shouldn't be this tier because they aren't used that often!"
- Suspect talk, unrelated stuff, one liners that ask questions that provide no substance, something that doesn't really pertain to rankings or petty arguments about semantics and definitions, such as the definition of a counter as one example, will be deleted.
- POST REPLAYS FOR NOMINATIONS FROM UNRANKED TO RANKED OR YOUR POST WILL BE DELETED!!

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