Gen 6 PU Resource Thread

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PU Speed Tiers:

Stat / Pokemon / Base / Nature / EVs / Boost


Tier 0 - Higher than Neutral Base 160 (420 and higher)

578 / Leafeon, Sawsbuck / 95 / Neutral / 252 / +2
538 / Articuno, Golduck / 85 / Neutral / 252 / +2
518 / Stoutland / 80 / Neutral / 252 / +2
498 / Kingler / 75 / Neutral / 252 / +2
496 / Simipour / 101 / +Spe / 252 / +1
493 / Floatzel / 115 / Neutral / 252 / +1
492 / Dodrio, Ninetales / 100 / +Spe / 252 / +1
475 / Leafeon, Sawsbuck / 95 / +Spe / 252 / +1
468 / Venipede / 57 / +Spe / 252 / +2
463 / Chatot / 91 / +Spe / 252 / +1
460 / Ninjask / 160 / +Spe / 252 / 0
459 / Mr. Mime / 90 / +Spe / 252 / +1
447 / Rotom-F / 86 / +Spe / 252 / +1
430 / Monferno / 81 / +Spe / 252 / +1
420 / Chatot / 91 / Neutral / 252 / +1
Tier 1 - Max Base 100 to Neutral Base 160 (419-329)

419 / Ninjask / 160 / Neutral / 252 / 0
418 / Relicanth, Weepinbell / 55 / Neutral / 252 / +2
416 / Electrode / 140 / +Spe / 0
406 / Gorebyss, Huntail / 52 / Neutral / 252 / +2
398 / Beartic, Regice / 50 / Neutral / 252 / +2
384 / Fraxure / 67 / +Spe / 252 / +1
379 / Electrode / 140 / Neutral / 252 / 0
364 / Zebstrika / 116 / +Spe / 252 / 0
361 / Floatzel / 115 / +Spe / 252 / 0
355 / Purugly / 112 / +Spe / 252 / 0
351 / Venipede / 57 / +Spe / 252 / +1
350 / Jumpluff, Raichu / 110 / +Spe / 252 / 0
343 / Ursaring / 55 / +Spe / 252 / +1
339 / Kadabra, Rapidash / 105 / +Spe / 252 / 0
338 / Kadabra (Hidden Power Fighting) / 105 / +Spe / 252 / 0
331 / Simipour, Simisage, Simisear / 101 / +Spe / 252 / 0

Tier 2 - Max Base 80 to Max Base 100 (328-298)


328 / Dodrio, Ninetales / 100 / +Spe / 252 / 0
326 / Gourgeist-S / 99 / +Spe / 252 / 0
324 / Basculin, Swanna / 98 / +Spe / 252 / 0
317 / Leafeon, Sawsbuck / 95 / +Spe / 252 / 0
311 / Leavanny / 92 / +Spe / 252 / 0
309 / Chatot, Murkrow / 91 / +Spe / 252 / 0
306 / Mr. Mime / 90 / +Spe / 252 / 0
298 / Rotom-F, Rotom-S / 86 / +Spe / 252 / 0

Tier 3 - Neutral Base 70 to Max Base 85 (295-239)


295 / Articuno, Misdreavus / 85 / +Spe / 252 / 0
289 / Leafeon, Sawsbuck / 95 / Neutral / 252 / 0
289 / Gabite / 82 / +Spe / 252 / 0
287 / Monferno / 81 / +Spe / 252 / 0
284 / Arbok, Glalie, Grumpig / 80 / +Spe / 252 / 0
273 / Smeargle / 75 / +Spe / 252 / 0
272 / Klang / 50 / Neutral / 0 / +2
269 / Articuno, Golduck / 85 / Neutral / 252 / 0
261 / Monferno / 81 / Neutral / 252 / 0
259 / Altaria, Arbok, Stoutland / 80 / Neutral / 252 / 0
256 / Fraxure / 67 / +Spe / 252 / 0
249 / Kingler / 75 / Neutral / 252 / 0
244 / Meowstic-M / 104 / Neutral / 0 / 0

Tier 4 - Min Base 70 to Neutral Base 70 (239-177)

239 / Mightyena / 70 / Neutral / 252 / 0
236 / Rampardos / 58 / +Spe / 252 / 0
234 / Quilladin, Venipede / 57 / +Spe / 252 / 0
229 / Ursaring / 55 / +Spe / 252 / 0
219 / Pawniard / 60 / Neutral / 252 / 0
213 / Quilladin / 57 / Neutral / 252 / 0
209 / Relicanth, Weepinbell / 55 / Neutral / 252 / 0
206 / Misdreavus / 85 / Neutral / 0 / 0
203 / Gorebyss, Huntail / 52 / Neutral / 252 / 0
200 / Gabite / 82 / Neutral / 0 / 0
199 / Beartic, Regice / 50 / Neutral / 252 / 0
196 / Altaria, Grumpig / 80 / Neutral / 0 / 0
189 / Armaldo, Golem / 45 / Neutral / 252 / 0

Tier 5 - Min Base 50 to Min Base 70 (176-137)

176 / Politoed, Solrock, Vibrava / 70 / Neutral / 0 / 0
172 / Gogoat, Seaking / 68 / Neutral / 0 / 0
166 / Pelipper, Roselia / 65 / Neutral / 0 / 0
157 / Volbeat (0 IV) / 85 / -Spe / 0 / 0
156 / Tangela, Vullaby / 60 / Neutral / 0 / 0
150 / Quilladin / 57 / Neutral / 0 / 0
146 / Bouffalant, Relicanth / 55 / Neutral / 0 / 0
144 / Gourgeist-XL / 54 / Neutral / 0 / 0

Tier 6 - Min Base 50 and lower (136 and lower)

136 / Audino, Klang, Mawile, Metang, Muk, Prinplup, Regice / 50 / Neutral / 0 / 0
126 / Armaldo, Dusknoir, Golem, / 45 / Neutral / 0 / 0
116 / Camerupt, Probopass / 40 / Neutral / 0 / 0
106 / Clefairy / 35 / Neutral / 0 / 0
100 / Hippopotas, Stunfisk / 32 / Neutral / 0 / 0
96 / Duosion / 30 / Neutral / 0 / 0
92 / Avalugg / 28 / Neutral / 0 / 0
56 / Trapinch / 10 / Neutral / 0 / 0
 
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PU Role Compendium:

Stealth Rock:

Spikes:


Toxic Spikes:


Sticky Web:


Hazard Removal:


Wish:


Heal Bell / Aromatherapy:


U-turn / Volt Switch / Baton Pass:


Normal Checks:


Water Checks:


Electric Checks:


Fighting (Monferno) Checks:


Ground Checks:


Fire Checks:


Revenge Killers:


Stallbreakers / Wallbreakers:


Priority Users:


Weather Sweepers:


Weather Setters:



Setup Sweepers:

Swords Dance:



Calm Mind:


Agility / Rock Polish:


Nasty Plot:


Shell Smash:


Bulk Up:


Dragon Dance:


Other Sweepers:

 
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PU Sets Viability Rankings

S-Rank

Floatzel
(Specially Based Mixed: S)
(Physically Based Mixed: S)
(Physical Attacker: A+)
(Special Attacker: A+)

Rotom-F
(Choice Scarf: S)
(Substitute Will-o-Wisp: A+)
(SubSplit: A)

Cacturne
(Specially Based Mixed: S)
(Swords Dance: A+)
(Physically Based Mixed: A)
(Nasty Plot: B)

A-Rank
A+
Leafeon
(Choice Band: A+)
(Swords Dance: A+)
(Choice Scarf: B)


Monferno
(Swords Dance: A+)
(All-out Attacker: A+)
(Choice Scarf: B)
(Choice Band: B)

Golem
(Weakness Policy Lead: A+)
(Specially Defensive: A+)
(Custap Lead: A+)
(Tank A)

Mr. Mime
(Choice Scarf: A+)
(Nasty Plot: A+)
(Choice Specs: A)
(Life Orb Attacker: B+)

Grumpig
(Offensive Utility: A+)
(Offensive Calm Mind: A+)
(Specially Defensive: A-)

Stoutland
(Choice Band: A+)
(Sand Sweeper: A-)


A
Roselia
(Specially Defensive: A)
(Offensive: A)

Stunfisk
(Physically Defensive: A)
(Specially Defensive: A-)

Zebstrika
(Life Orb Attacker: A)

Pawniard
(Swords Dance: A)
(All-out Attacker: B+)

Dodrio
(Choice Band: A)
(Choice Scarf: A-)

Regice
(Rock Polish: A)
(Tank: B)

Vullaby
(Physically Defensive: A)
(Specially Defensive: A-)

Chatot
(Choice Scarf: A)
(Choice Specs: A-)
(Nasty Plot: B)

Relicanth
(Offensive Stealth Rock: A)
(Defensive Stealth Rock: A-)
(Choice Band: A-)
(Rock Polish: A-)

Mawile
(Swords Dance: A)
(Defensive: A)
(All-out Attacker: A)

Gourgeist-XL
(Physically Defensive: A)
(Offensive: B-)

Jumpluff
(Swords Dance: A)
(Utility Attacker: A)

Swanna
(Offensive Defog: A)
(Defensive Defog: B)

Metang
(Offensive Stealth Rock: A)
(Defensive Stealth Rock: A)

Simipour
(All-out Attacker: A)
(Choice Scarf: A-)
(SubSalac Nasty Plot: A-)
(Life Orb Nasty Plot: B+)


A-
Simisage
(All-out Attacker: A-)
(Life Orb Nasty Plot: A-)
(Choice Scarf: B+)

Arbok
(Offensive Coil: A-)
(Defensive Coil: C+)

Muk
(Choice Band: A-)
(CroMuk: A-)
(Assault Vest: B+)

Electrode
(Life Orb Attacker: A-)
(Choice Specs: A-)

Audino
(Specially Defensive Pivot: A-)
(Offensive D)

Kadabra
(Focus Sash: A-)
(Life Orb: A-)

Politoed
(Tank: A-)
(Specially Defensive: B+)
(Choice Scarf: B)

Articuno
(Substitute Attacker: A-)
(3 Attacks + Roost: A-)
(Agility: B+)

Crustle
(Custap Lead: A-)
(Shell Smash: B)
(Defensive: C+)

Cryogonal
(Offensive Rapid Spin: A-)
(Defensive Rapid Spin: A-)

Bouffalant
(Sub Swords Dance: A-)
(Assault Vest: A-)
(Choice Band: B)
(Stallbreaker: B)

Raichu
(Nasty Plot: A-)
(All-out Attacker: B+)
(Choice Scarf: B+)

Clefairy
(Calm Mind: A-)
(Specially Defensive: A-)

Dusknoir
(Life Orb Attacker: A-)
(Choice Band: A-)
(Spell Tag: B+)
(Defensive: C)

Quilladin
(Offensive Spikes: A-)
(Defensive Spikes: A-)

Tangela
(Offensive Pivot: A-)
(Defensive Pivot: B+)

Probopass
(Offensive Stealth Rock: A-)
(Defensive Stealth Rock: B)

Ursaring
(Quick Feet: A-)
(Guts: D)

B-Rank


B+
Smeargle
(Entry Hazard Lead: B+)
(Baton Pass: C-)

Ninjask
(Choice Band: B+)
(Swords Dance: B)
(SpeedPass: C)

Murkrow
(All-out Attacker: B+)

Rotom-S
(Offensive Utility: B+)
(Choice Scarf: C+)

Misdreavus
(Nasty Plot: B+)
(Defensive: B)

Rapidash
(Utility Attacker: B+)
(Choice Band: B)
(Choice Scarf: B-)

Altaria
(Special Attacker: B+)
(Offensive Dragon Dance: B)
(Defensive: B)
(Defensive Dragon Dance: B-)

Gabite
(Defensive Stealth Rock: B+)
(Offensive Stealth Rock: B+)
(Choice Scarf: B-)

Duosion
(Standard Calm Mind: B+)
(Acid Armour Calm Mind: B+)

Huntail
(Shell Smash: B+)
(Coil Pass: C)

Simisear
(All-out Attacker: B+)
(Life Orb Nasty Plot: B)

Pelipper
(Defensive Defog: B+)
(Offensive: C+)

Beheeyem
(Offensive Trick Room: B+)
(Choice Specs: B)
(Calm Mind: B)
(Assault Vest: C)

Fraxure
(Dragon Dance: B+)
(Swords Dance: B)

Ninetales
(Nasty Plot: B+)
(Specially Defensive: C)

Camerupt
(Specially Defensive B+)
(Choice Specs: C)

B
Basculin
(Mixed Attacker: B)
(Choice Band: B)

Drifblim
(Acroblim: B)
(Calm Mind: C)

Gogoat
(Defensive Bulk Up: B)
(Special Attacker: B-)
(Offensive Bulk Up: C)

Golduck
(Rain Sweeper: B)
(Calm Mind: C)

Gorebyss
(Shell Smash: B)
(Choice Specs: C-)

Gourgeist-S
(Subseed: B)
(Offensive: C)

Hippopotas
(Sand Support: B)
(Defensive: C)

Lapras
(Choice Specs: B)
(Special Attacker: B-)
(Dragon Dance: D)

Leavanny
(Sticky Web Lead: B)
(Choice Scarf: C-)

Lumineon
(Defensive Defog Pivot: B)

Mightyena
(Moxie Cleaner: B)

Prinplup
(Defensive Utility: B)

Purugly
(Defiant Attacker: B)

Solrock
(Defensive Stealth Rock: B)
(Cosmic Power Pass: C)
(Rock Polish: D)


B-
Armaldo
(Tank Utility: B-)
(Offensive Utility: B-)
(Rock Polish: C)

Chinchou
(Specially Defensive: B-)

Electabuzz
(Eviolite Attacker: B-)
(Choice Scarf: C-)

Kingler
(Mixed Agility: B-)
(Dual Dance: C+)
(Choice Band: C-)

Klang
(Restalk Shift Gear: B-)
(Offensive Shift Gear: C)

Sawsbuck
(Choice Scarf: B-)
(Sun Sweeper: C+)
(Swords Dance: C+)

Seaking
(Offensive Lightning Rod: B-)

Volbeat
(Weather Setter: B-)
(Tail Glow BP: C+)


C-Rank


C+
Avalugg
(Specially Defensive: C+)

Beartic
(Rain Sweeper: C+)

Krokorok
(Offensive Stealth Rock: C+)

Marowak
(Offensive Stealth Rock: C+)
(Substitute Attacker: C+)

Meowstic-M
(Screen Setter: C+)

Rampardos
(Life Orb Wallbrear: C+)
(Choice Scarf: C+)
(Lead: C+)
(Rock Polish: C-)

Regigigas
(Substitute Tank: C+)

Trapinch
(Specially Defensive Trapper: C+)

Venipede
(Lead Spiker: C+)

Vibrava
(Specially Defensive Defog: C+)

Zweilous
(Choice Band: C+)
(Specially Defensive: C-)

C
Butterfree
(Quiver Dance Sweeper: C)
(Lead: C)
Carbink
(Calm Mind Restalk: C)

Dusclops
(Calm Mind: C)
(Mixed Wall: C)

Glalie
(Lead Spiker: C)
(Offensive Spikes: C)

Luxray
(Choice Band: C)
(Assault Vest: C-)

Munchlax
(Restalk Curse: C)

Weepinbell
(Sun Sweeper: C)

C-
Ampharos
(Offensive Tank: C-)

Banette
(Life Orb Attacker: C-)

Furfrou
(Offensive Pivot: C-)

Glaceon
(Choice Specs: C-)

Hypno
(WishPass: C-)
(NastyPass: C-)

Lickilicky
(Specially Defensive: D)
(Swords Dance: D)

Lopunny
(Cosmic Power Pass: C-)
(Choice Scarf: D)
(Offensive: D)

Shedinja
(Swords Dance: C-)
(Pivot: C-)

Swoobat
(SubSalac Calm Mind: C-)
(Kee Berry Calm Mind: D)

Swalot
(Defensive: C-)

Torkoal
(Defensive: C-)
(Offensive Shell Smash: D)

Vanilluxe
(Autotomize: C-)
(All-out Attacker: C-)

Wartortle
(Defensive Rapid Spin: C-)

Wigglytuff
(Competitive Stealth Rocks: C-)

D-Rank

Ditto
(Choice Scarf Imposter: D)

Lampent
(Offensive Tank: D)

Mienfoo
(Calm Mind Pass: D)
(Bulk Up Pass: D)

Natu
(Shedinja Teammate: D)

Scraggy
(Defensive Bulk Up: D)

Seviper
(All-out Attacker: D)

Slowpoke
(Defensive Tank: D)
 
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PU Checks Compendium

Following the same basic idea as the other teambuilding compendiums found throughout the OU sub-forum, the basic goal of this thread is to provide a visual tool to assist teambuilding by giving players a quick way to pick checks and counters for the metagame's top threats. Basically, a "check" as defined here is anything that reliably beats a threat, and they're separated in this list by whether or not they can switch in. The Pokemon will be listed by sprites rather than name for the sake of easy and quick reference, and they will be organized in descending order of viability ranking. As I want this to be a community-built resource, I encourage everyone to suggest changes as you see fit. Here are a few guidelines that explain how this compendium will be organized (subject to change):
  • The only mons which I made sections for are c+ and above, however i removed some less seen ones.
  • For the checks, I mostly did up to c+, however I may have included some more viable ones from below for GSI and SSI if they are particularly good checks, or if there werent many other checks in the sections
  • I will not add/remove checks if certain pokes rise/drop on the viability rankings (unless ofc they move down from higher tiers)
  • I've also started with offensive threats since these are the ones that players generally need the most help keeping in check (this includes slow boosting sweepers). Also certain offensive Pokemon I did not do as they aren't teambuilding relevant, for example Probopass.
  • The checks are generally in decreasing viability (most viable at the start), obviously this is subjective and not perfect so dont tell me to change the orders lol
  • I only consider fairly standard and common sets when talking about both the threats and their checks.
  • You can suggest changes as it is probably not all correct. However, be polite about it, we put a lot of work into doing this. If your change does not go through, don't repost it as most likely I would have disagreed with it.
  • I would prefer it if you only suggested big changes (like adding Pokemon from not being there to SSI/GSI), and remember that SSI is really subjective. Lastly, do not suggest unranked or e/d-ranks or your post will be completely ignored

There are three categories that the checks will be divided into for each entry.
  • Guaranteed Switch-Ins (GSI): These Pokemon can switch into basically anything a threat can throw at them and win the matchup, within reason. This often means switching in on more than one set, for example Floatzel can run choice band and choice specs, so lacks a guaranteed switch in. When evaluating which moves a check must be able to switch into, I have used what I think is good enough to be standard, but obviously that is subjective.

  • Situational Switch-Ins (SSI): These Pokemon can switch in safely under certain circumstances, but not always. Pokemon in this category can either switch safely into some variants of a threat but struggle against others, or they struggle with common coverage moves but can at least switch into a threat's STABs and other moves commonly used on switches (such as boosting moves and Knock Off) and win the matchup. This is somewhat of a "gray area" category, so there's a bit of flexibility here.

  • Non-Switch-Ins (NSI): These Pokemon cannot switch safely into a certain threat, generally because they are beaten by one of the threat's STABs, lose if they switch in on a boosting move, etc. Pokemon in this category can, however, defeat a threat in a 1-on-1 matchup. This includes faster revenge killers, as well as Pokemon that can take a single hit and KO back.

There might be exceptions to the above rules, so these will be handled on a case-by-case basis. My advice for using this compendium is to take a look at the PU Viability Rankings and make sure that you have an answer to the highest ranked threats first, since these are generally going to be some of the most dangerous and common threats and as such are high priority when teambuilding. Once you have those covered, then you can more comfortably prepare for the lower ranked threats. Also, don't worry about having a GSI for everything; that's basically impossible given how many threats there are an how hard it is to fully counter some of them. Instead, try to at least have an SSI for the top threats so that you'll have something that you can throw in front of them somewhat reliably. More offensive teams can probably make do with a couple of NSIs and proper offensive pressure. Bottom line is that you shouldn't get too carried away with trying to have perfect counters for everything, but this compendium should give you a wide range of checks to choose from so that you can build until you feel you can cover what you need to between team synergy and in-game decision making.

Remember to read the entire OP before posting!

If you want a more interactive version use this: http://hidden50.github.io/brmt/
 
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Altaria Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Arbok Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:



Armaldo Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Articuno Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Basculin Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Beartic Checks (in rain)
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Beheeyem Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Bouffalant Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Chatot Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Clefairy Checks (calm mind)
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Cryogonal Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:



Dodrio Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Duosion Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Dusknoir Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Electabuzz Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Floatzel Checks
GSI:
SSI:

NSI:


Fraxure Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Gogoat Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Golduck Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Golem Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Gorebyss Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Grumpig Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Huntail Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Jumpluff Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Kadabra Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Kingler Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Klang Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Leafeon Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Lickilicky Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:
 
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Mightyena Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Misdreavus Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Monferno Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Mr. Meme Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Murkrow Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Ninetales Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Ninjask Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Pawniard Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Purugly Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Raichu Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Rapidash Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Regice Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Relicanth Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Roselia Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Rotom-F Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Sawsbuck Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Simipour Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Simisage Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Simisear Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Stoutland Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Swanna Checks
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Tangela Checks
GSI:

SSI: