OK to answer properly, the C- mons are bad but have unique niches, Altaria has unique typing and a number of sets. Scolipede and Nihilego have rare Toxic Spikes and are decent at anti-offense/is a decent scarfer with Rock STAB and SpDef. Azelf should be UR but is a good suicide lead with taunt. Talonflame is not ranked. Blacephalon is outclassed as a Scarfer, Specs user, stallbeaker, Ghost type and Fire type. It is wrecked by all hazards, is pitifully frail and not particularly fast or strong to back it up.Hey, Is blacephalon really considered completely unviable in ou that it got unranked? Is it really more unviable than even talonflame, nihilego, azelf, scolipede and m-altaria?
Im genuinely surprised, im pretty sure blacephalon has seen much more usage and winrates than most of these mons and its clear it has niche in ou, many sets from speed boosting to specs to sub cm, not the best mon but definitely can and does out in work
Yea sure he didnt live up to the hype of A- and B+ overall and turnt out pretty underwhelming but i dont think its that underwhelming that its not even ranked, feel like it would fit in C-/C ranks easily tbh and i feel its unrank was more of an overreaction/meme, thoughts?
Unjustified is stupid to say because it literally was voted to be unranked andim far from the only one who thinks it's garbage lol. Your love however, is unjustified, especially with the avi lol. Tbh hating on it is a meme for me so you're right about one thing at least .ignore altervisi, he has a shitty unjustified hateboner for the clown. it's absolutely viable - scarf is a decent cleaner, specs is a good wallbreaker (tears through bo if you can get it in on their defensive pivots - run hp grass to 2hko tar after rocks), and subcm is a great stall breaker (run sub cm stabs and ghost z, ive even considered fire blast over flamethrower to 2hko unaware Clefable but I haven't tried it). bare in mind it's far from perfect - it has difficulty breaking through bulky waters such as pex and mantine, its bulk is absolute garbage, its weak to rocks and despite specs having hp grass, ttar is still a pain to that set and a hard stop to all the others (patlop has mentioned a wisp trick scarf set he runs but idk how good that is - makes ttar into absolute setup fodder though).