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Welcome to the official RU Viability Rankings thread! In this thread, we as a community will rank every usable Pokemon into ranks. You're encouraged to civilly post your thoughts and opinions on the various Pokemon that are usable in RU and what rank they should fall under. The general idea of the topic is to rank each RU Pokemon under "rankings" that go in descending order. Keep in mind that this thread is simply a reference list and should not be treated as anything more than that.
We've also decided to introduce a Viability Rankings Team that will discuss posts and vote to decide which rank Pokemon will be in.
RU Strategy Dex!
- Don't discuss anything in the blacklist. Ever.
- Avoid one liners and flesh out your post, but remain concise. This helps further the discussion and gives your post more credibility.
- Do not derail the thread by asking "why did this move up/down". This is a discussion thread and posts like this don't add to the discussion. If you disagree about X Pokemon's placement, nominate it to move up/down. Similarly, do not derail the thread with other simple questions.
- Should you want to nominate an unranked Pokemon, it will only be ranked if you have at least 3 replays showing the Pokemon being used successfully vs good teams and it must have a distinguishable niche seen in these replays.
- If something didn't move up in the prior update, don't keep nominating it again and again unless a significant metagame shift occurs.
- This thread has nothing to do with tiering. Remain civil when posting in this thread.