Yeah that would be their current tier placement, but thanks.What I like to do is go to a mon’s dex page. For example, here is the page for dpp Floatzel. You can see what tier it was in from there as I’m sure you can see. You can even click that tier to see what other mons were there that gen.
Also, if you go to the team builder on ps and put the format as an older gen and go to add a mon, they will be listed by tier if you like having that handy right in the teambuilder.
Thanks so much! This is really helpful. It's so interesting to go back and be reminded of how things were way back in the dayPiggy backing off of fanyfan's post, you can use the Wayback Machine to see instances of Smogon's webpage from all the way back to 2005. Just put in Smogon.com and it'll show you all the snapshots it has for the site. I scoured around a bit in there and found a screen from July 4th 2008 showing Floatzel in BL in DP. Not exactly sure if this is any help to you, but here it is:
As an aside, its quite fun to look around Smogon's old layouts and see how the site used to be. Some neat stuff hiding around in there!