Data Smogon Usage-Based Tier Update: February 2016

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Where have you been? I've been laddering on NU lately it seems like 1/3 teams use Hariyama. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's a great mon.

If Conkeldurr were to drop to UU, it would probably eclipse Machamp due to its superior bulk and access to Drain Punch.
 
Because I have nothing else to do right now, I'm going to predict next month:

Cradily: NU --> PU
Exeggutor: BL4 --> NU
Garchomp-Mega: (OU) --> OU
Gastrodon: RU --> NU
Gurdurr: RU --> NU
Infernape: UU --> OU
Latias-Mega: (OU) --> OU
Medicham-Mega: OU --> UU
Rotom-Frost: PU --> NU
Sableye: UU --> RU
Terrakion: BL --> OU

Indented means quickban.
Have to disagree with some of them here

Don't know why sableye would be dropping. Last time it was there it got quickbanned after like 4 days. Yes it may face competition with whimsicott as a prankster user, but I think it has enough to distinguish itself
 

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I doubt Trev will even be worth using in NU given that its outclassed by exactly the same stuff there as it is in RU unless I'm missing something
 
Based on the usage
| 52 | Sylveon | 3.182% | OU to UU
| 53 | Conkeldurr | 3.177% | OU to UU
| 54 | Altaria-Mega | 3.168% | OU to BL
| 58 | Alakazam-Mega | 2.764% | OU to BL
| 68 | Honchkrow | 3.301% | UU to RU
| 55 | Sawk | 4.074% | BL3 to RU
| 60 | Gurdurr | 3.711% | RU to NU
| 61 | Gastrodon | 3.147% | RU to NU
| 62 | Smeargle | 3.066% | RU to NU
| 63 | Trevenant | 2.842% | RU to NU
| 65 | Aggron | 2.654% | RU to NU
| 59 | Pinsir | 3.388% | NU to PU
| 60 | Muk | 3.337% | NU to PU
| 61 | Torterra | 3.228% | NU to PU
| 62 | Cacturne | 3.031% | NU to PU
DROPS INCOMING
 
Based on the usage
| 52 | Sylveon | 3.182% | OU to UU
| 53 | Conkeldurr | 3.177% | OU to UU
| 54 | Altaria-Mega | 3.168% | OU to BL
| 58 | Alakazam-Mega | 2.764% | OU to BL
| 68 | Honchkrow | 3.301% | UU to RU
| 55 | Sawk | 4.074% | BL3 to RU
| 60 | Gurdurr | 3.711% | RU to NU
| 61 | Gastrodon | 3.147% | RU to NU
| 62 | Smeargle | 3.066% | RU to NU
| 63 | Trevenant | 2.842% | RU to NU
| 65 | Aggron | 2.654% | RU to NU
| 59 | Pinsir | 3.388% | NU to PU
| 60 | Muk | 3.337% | NU to PU
| 61 | Torterra | 3.228% | NU to PU
| 62 | Cacturne | 3.031% | NU to PU
DROPS INCOMING
that's assuming that the usage statistics for each tier will stay exactly the same this month as they were last month, which is unlikely. in particular, some of the Pokémon with more than 3% usage last month but less than the 3.414% threshold will most likely stay in their current tiers if they get even a little bit more usage. (though it's very hard to say for sure, I'm not a time-traveler)

but more to the point I wouldn't be opposed to most of these drops if they ended up happening
 

Take Azelfie

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I doubt Trev will even be worth using in NU given that its outclassed by exactly the same stuff there as it is in RU unless I'm missing something
SpinBlocking it powerful there for KangaSpikes which sometimes relies on a Choice Band Gourgeist, Trev is an upgrade because of Natural Cure and better Grass-STAB
 
As we stand upon the cusp of the next tier shift, I have with me my predictions for the rises and drops.

OU
Drops:
Conkeldurr, Sylveon, and Celebi (This one is more of a hope than a reality)

Rises: Not sure how it goes with it, but Amoonguss looks like it'll be rising somewhere, if not OU then UU
EDIT: oh and zap yeah

UU
Drops:
Honchkrow, Haxorus, and Mandibuzz (Rest in pieces if this happens, RU)

Rises: Nothing that I could find. At least we didn't steal anything from you.

RU
Drops:
Smeargle, maybe? I'm not too sure how RU is, but guessing on usage stats isn't too far-flung considering last month it was at 3.5%. Oh, and MAYBE Trevenant

Rises: Omastar, potentially. Again, not too sure with RU.

NU
Drops:
Again, based on Usage, looks like Regirock is the only realistic drop from NU. Eat your hearts out, PU. Potentially Torterra too.

Rises: Maybe Beheeyem, not 100% sure on that.
 
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Here is my list of cringeworthy opinions :)

Drops:
  • Sylveon: OU to UU
  • Conkelldur: OU to UU
  • Celebi: OU to UU
  • Vaporeon: UU to RU
  • Haxorus: UU to RU
  • Mandibuzz: UU to RU
  • Cloyster: UU to RU
  • Aggron: RU to NU
  • Dugtrio: RU to NU
  • Gastrodon: RU to NU
  • Gurdurr: RU to NU
  • Golbat: RU to NU
  • Trevenant: RU to NU
  • Smeargle: RU to NU
  • Torterra: NU to PU
  • Mawile: NU to PU
  • Pinsir: NU to PU
Rises:
  • Zapdos: UU to OU
  • Amoonguss: RU to UU
  • Omastar: NU to RU
  • Floatzel: PU to NU
Lets play some bingo ;)
 
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