I COULD BE BANNED!
All of them? Alright, let’s get it on.Well if you’re going to say this, you might as well take it a step further and explain what you would like fixed. This is an initiative I am following for next update for sure and I already have some ideas, but I would love if you (or other posters!!!) expanded on their thoughts on these ranks.
C+ -> B/B-
I think Gengar is honestly solid right now. It’s makes for a strong sweeper after a Nasty Plot, as well a solid stall breaker. It has no walls, and not much beats it after a boost, which it can get with, say, a Sub NP set. It just can’t do anything against offense, which is a huge bane in an offensively oriented meta, but it’s still good.
C+ -> B-
Sleeper pick here. Glastrier has just enough to make it B- worthy in my opinion. I don’t care if Mamoswine is better, this thing is still worth using. Albeit a low Speed tier, every other stat that this thing has and uses is insane. It’s bulk is incredible for an offensive mon, and 145 Attack is wild. It 2HKOs most Pokemon in the tier, which naturally makes it really hard to wall. Literally the only issue is that it’s an Ice type with Melmetal syndrome i.e. too slow and gets chipped. Otherwise, this thing is insane.
C+ -> B-
I would definitely say this thing is on par with its sibling. Latias has great bulk and solid offensive stats, which allow it to be a great user of Scarf + Healing Wish, as well as posing a threat in its own right. I’ve wanted to rise this thing for a while, but I never really had the reasoning, but now, I finally feel like I can actually say that it should be B-.
C+ -> B-
Speaking of Mamoswine, yeah this thing rocks right now. It’s really strong, and doesn’t have the worst bulk for something like it. Nothing likes eating anything on a Band set. Honestly don’t got much to say here, it’s just not C+.
C+ -> B-
Mew has been rising as of late, and I wondered why. That was until I used it. It’s quite good at what it does: an offense Spikes lead. It has the bulk to take a hit, and with Red Card, it’s unique as a setter right now. Again, very little to say here.
C+ -> B-
Terrakion has been too low for a while. With Future Sight support, it is nearly impossible to reliably wall. It’s a very strong and usable Pokemon that beats many threats in the OU tier. It’s only flaw is that it has no bulk, so it will die sooner or later. Overall, good Pokemon though.
C -> B-
Cloyster is a monster. With his mystical shell cracking abilities and his ability to pelt innocent ladder victims with rocks and shards of ice, it is the best RNG abuser. It turns decisive scenarios into 50/50 plays, which is a very notable thing for a C tier such as Cloyster. It’s also just really strong, and not much comes in on it. This thing is real good, and you know it.
C -> C+
HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO NOM THIS. Anyways, this thing is real good. Has basically no switchins under rain, and even outside, it’s quite hard to switch in on. Keldeo does indeed despise the rise of Slowking in the current meta, but it can handle it, as it does well against a lot of things. Overall, it’s just a worse, Specially-oriented Shifu Rapid, but it’s still not bad.
C- -> C+
This thing got shafted. I already talked about it, but being able to guarantee a screen goes with actual bulk gives it a notable niche as a Screener, or a utility mon as a whole with Prankster Taunt.
C- -> C
After actually using Incineroar, I can conclude that it actually isn’t this bad. It works as a very soft check to Dragapult, which is always nice, and it has a favorable match up vs. Volcarona. It’s probably one of the best Fire-type pivots right now. It can also do decent against a Rillaboom if it doesn’t switch in on a Wood Hammer, so that’s interesting. Overall, I slept on this thing, it’s worth the rise.
C- -> C
Weezing-Galar is pretty unique. It has three very good abilities, as well as a solid physically defensive role. It beats Rillaboom, which is neat, as well as non-Smart Strike Kartana, and with Levitate, it does good vs Garchomp as well, a very important Pokemon in the tier right now. However, Weezing-Galar has no special bulk, leaving it weak to a stray Special attack. Overall, not too bad, and worthy of a rise.
C+ -> C
This mon is super eh. It’s big issue is chip damage. With the big amount of chip damage relevant in the metagame right now, it has a hard time with longevity, and usually ends up dead before it really leaves a real impact. It’s also pretty weak without Guts, and overall, I’d just say eh.
C+ -> C
Rotom-Heat has seen some better days. It’s just not great right now. No meta trend really benefits it besides Heatran, and Rotom-Wash is just better at what Rotom-Heat does. Not much else to say.
C -> C-
Nidoqueen is extremely niche right now. Why would you use it over Nidoking outside of more bulk? It’s weaker and slower, and doesn’t really have any use over it. It’s also just not a good Pokemon, facing the same issues as Nidoking offensively, and I doubt defensive Nidoqueen is being run in OU too often. So yeah, this mon is meh.
C -> C-
I haven’t seen anyone use Salazzle since... well, ever. Its niche is weird as the only Pokemon being able to poison Heatran, but it doesn’t really have the bulk to go against other things. It’s simply not good, moving on.
Webs are bad right now, and these two are mediocre setters. The rise of Boots basically invalidates the playstyle as a whole, and these guys can’t really take a hit. They’re just gimmicks. Nothing more, nothing less.
Mimikyu has never been a particularly good Pokemon, but this is just no. It is weak even after an SD, gets walled by a ton of shit, and it’s just a waste in most scenarios.
Those are my C area noms. As you can see, I have a lot to say here, please tell me your opinion about it :)