Resource SM RU Role Compendium 3.0

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The idea of this thread is to provide a visual list of which Pokémon do what in the SM RU metagame. This will help new and experienced players alike in finding Pokémon that fit their teams when looking for specific roles, as well as help players build more diverse teams by not always using the same Pokémon to fill the same role.

Below, we have the various roles an SM RU team might want a Pokémon to fill. For each of these roles is a list of Pokémon which can fulfill that role; all of the Pokémon listed can work at least somewhat viably as a performer of the role, as such they have been ranked in no particular order - however, there is a bar that separates Pokemon in the C+ rank or below as well as unranked, but useable Pokemon on the Viability Rankings from the rest. If there is a Pokémon which is not listed which can perform well in a certain role, please feel free to post about it, and we may add it. However, this thread is not meant to be a place for discussion about the viability of Pokémon in general, unless a Pokémon's placement is drastically off - we have a Metagame Discussion Thread and Viability Rankings for that.



Mega Pokemon:
Mega Sceptile
|


Wallbreakers:
Physical:
|
Dhelmise

Special:
Mega Sceptile
|

Mixed:
|

Stallbreakers:
|


Choice Item Users:
Choice Band:
|

Choice Specs:
|

Choice Scarf:
|


Walls/Tanks:

Physically Defensive:
Walls:
Palossand
|
Garbodor

Tanks:
|
Dhelmise


Specially Defensive:
Walls:
|

Tanks:
Hariyama
|

Mixed:
|




Defensive Support:
Wish:
|

Heal Bell / Aromatherapy:
|

Status Absorbers:
|
Dhelmise

Unaware:|


Entry Hazards:
Stealth Rock:
Defensive:
Palossand
|

Offensive:
|

Spikes:
|
Garbodor

Toxic Spikes:
|
Garbodor

Sticky Web:
|

Suicide Leads:
|


Hazard Removal/Prevention:
Rapid Spin:

Defog:
|

Magic Bounce:|


Removal Deterrent:
Spinblockers:
Palossand
|
Dhelmise

Other:
(Defiant)
(Screens only)



Offensive Support:
Trappers:
Pursuit:
|

Other:
(Spider Web)
(Block) |
Dhelmise
(Anchor Shot)


VoltTurn users:

Offensive:
|

Defensive:
|


Utility:
Taunt Users:
|

Substitute Users:
|

Trick Users:
|
Knock Off users:
Hariyama
|



Set-up Support:
Healing Wish / Lunar Dance:

Memento:
|

Screen Setters:




Status Spreaders:
Toxic:
Palossand
|

Will-O-Wisp:
|

Thunder Wave:
|

Sleep:
|


Priority:

Bullet Punch:
Hariyama
|
Extreme Speed:
|
Ice Shard:
|

Sucker Punch:
|

Other:
(First Impression, Aqua Jet)
(Accelerock)
|
(Prankster)


Setup Sweepers:
Swords Dance:
Mega Sceptile
|
Calm Mind:
|

Nasty Plot:
|
Dragon Dance:

Shell Smash:
|

Quiver Dance:
|

Curse:
|

Z-Moves:
(Taunt)
(Celebrate)
+2 Speed Boosting:
|

Other:
(Growth)
(Belly Drum)




Z-Move Users:

Buginium Z:
(X-Scissor) |
(Bug Buzz)
Darkinium Z:
(Sucker Punch/Taunt)
(Dark Pulse)
Dragonium Z:
(Draco Meteor)
(Outrage)
(Outrage)
Electrium Z:
(Wild Charge)
(Thunderbolt)
(Thunder Punch)
(Thunderbolt)
(Thunderbolt)
|
(Zap Cannon)
(Wild Charge)

Fairium Z:
(Moonblast)
(Moonblast)
|
(Draining Kiss)
Firium Z:
(Fire Blast)
(Heat Wave)
(Fire Blast)
Fightinium Z:
(Focus Blast)
(Aura Sphere)
(Close Combat/Focus Blast)
Flyinium Z:
(Brave Bird)
(Air Slash)
(Hurricane)
Ghostium Z:
(Shadow Ball)
(Shadow Ball)
Grassium Z:
(Solar Beam)
(Leaf Storm)
(Leaf Storm)
(Seed Flare)
(Leaf Blade)
(Solar Beam)
Groundium Z:
(Earth Power)
(Earthquake)
(Drill Run)
Lycanium Z:
(woof)
Normalium Z:
(Double-Edge)
(Heal Bell)
(Hyper Beam)
(Celebrate) |
(Explosion)
Poisonium Z:
(Sludge Bomb)
(Sludge Wave)
(Gunk Shot) |
(Sludge Bomb)

Psychium Z:
(Psyshock)
(Extrasensory)
(Psychic)
Rockium Z:
(Stone Edge)
(Stone Edge/Power Gem)
(Head Smash)
Steelium Z:
Dhelmise
(Anchor Shot)
(Gear Grind)
Waterium Z:
(Aqua Tail) |
(Liquidation/Hydro Pump)
 
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Felixx

I'm back.
Florges should be added to the Wish Clerics section, while Emboar should be put in the Electrium Z section because its niche over Entei would be being able to break Milo.
 

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