USM CAP Sets Viability Rankings

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Welcome to the official USM CAP Sets Viability Rankings. In this thread, we as a community will rank every Pokemon's usable set into which tier of the viability ranking they individually fall under. In this thread, you're encouraged to post your thoughts and opinions on the various set rankings for each Pokemon. Posts in this thread will be taken into account when deciding rank changes. Keep in mind that the sets are organized in order of viability!

Terminology
  • All-Out Attacker means every move used on this Pokemon is an offensive move. There are no setup moves, utility moves, nor support moves.
  • Offensive usually incorporates Pokemon that are Offensively-oriented; however, may have some utility with them (i.e. Taunt, Intimidate) or setup moves.
  • Utility varies from Pokemon to Pokemon, but basically these Pokemon are not often Offensive based and, even if they are, usually support the team more often than sweep. Such examples are laying entry hazards, setting up terrain, or using U-turn / Volt Switch. This can sometimes be known as Pivot as well.
  • Defensive are basically Pokemon that are more Defensively-oriented.
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USM CAP Ranking Tier List
(In Alphabetical order)

S Rank

Magearna
Calm Mind + Pain Split: S
Double Dance: A
Shift Gear + 3 Attacks: A
Heart Swap + Pain Split: A-
OTR: A-
Assault Vest: B+

S- Rank

Aurumoth
Bulky Quiver Dance: S-
Offensive Quiver Dance: A+
Double Dance: B+
Tail Glow: B+

Heatran
Firium Z: S-
Steelium Z: A+
Specially Defensive: A+
Grassium Z: B+

Tornadus-T
Rocky Helmet Pivot: S-
Flyinium Z Pivot: A+

A Rank:

A+ Rank

Alakazam (Mega)
3 Attacks + Recover: A+
Calm Mind + Recover: B+

Arghonaut
Utility: A+

Celesteela
Specially Defensive: A+

Ferrothorn
Utility: A+

Greninja
3 Attacks + Spikes: A+
4 Attacks: A
Choice Scarf: A-
Focus Sash: A-

Necturna
Shell Smash: A+
Belly Drum: B+
Choice Band: B

Volkraken
Choice Scarf: A+
Choice Specs: A-

A Rank

Ash Greninja
Choice Specs: A

Fidgit
Trick Room Support: A
Utility: B+
Tailwind Support: B

Garchomp
Swords Dance: A
TankChomp: B+

Kartana
Swords Dance: A
Choice Band: A-
Choice Scarf: B+

Kitsunoh
Choice Scarf: A

Landorus-T
Flyinium Z: A
Choice Scarf: A-
Focus Sash: A-
Defensive: B+
Rockium Z: B+

Mawile (Mega)
Swords Dance: A
All-Out Attacker: A-

Medicham (Mega)
All-Out Attacker: A

Pajantom
Z-Move: A
Specially Defensive: B+

Tangrowth
Assault Vest: A
Defensive: B

Tapu Koko
Shuca Berry: A
Screens: A-
Choice Specs: B

Tapu Lele
Calm Mind: A
Choice Specs: B+
Choice Scarf: B

Weavile
Choice Band: A
Choice Scarf: A-

A- Rank

Caribolt
Swords Dance: A-

Colossoil
Guts: A-
Assault Vest: B-

Crucibelle (Mega)
Offensive Pivot: A-
Coil: B

Diancie (Mega)
Stealth Rock: A-

Hawlucha
Swords Dance + Unburden: A-

Jumbao
Defensive: A-
Offensive: A-
Choice Scarf: B+

Krilowatt
Magic Guard: A-

Latios (Mega)
Offensive: A-

Magnezone
Substitute + Z-Move: A-
Choice Scarf: B+
Choice Specs: B+

Rotom-W
Defensive Pivot: A-

Syclant
Choice Band: A-
3 Attacks + Spikes: B+
Tail Glow: A-

Toxapex
ThaPex: A-

Tyranitar (Mega)
Stealth Rock: A-

Volcarona
Psychium Z: A-
Buginium Z: B+
Bulky Quiver Dance: B

B Rank:

B+ Rank

Chansey
Blob: B+

Cyclohm
Defensive: B+
Offensive Z-Move: B+

Excadrill
Focus Sash: B+
Sand Rush: B+

Gliscor
Swords Dance: B+
Taunt: B+
Utility: B+

Kyurem-B
Icium Z: B+
LOKB: B+

Latias (Mega)
Calm Mind: B+
3 Attacks: B+

Naviathan
Dragon Dance: B+

Pelipper
Defensive: B+
Choice Specs: B

Pinsir (Mega)
Swords Dance: B+

Reuniclus
Calm Mind + 2 Attacks: B+
Double Dance: B+

Sableye (Mega)
Utility: B+

Slowking
Trick Room Support: B+

Swampert (Mega)
Swift Swim: B+

Tapu Bulu
Trick Room Sweeper: B+
Choice Band: B

Tyranitar
Assault Vest: B+
Choice Band: B

Zapdos
3 Attacks + Roost: B+
Defog + Roost: B+

B Rank

Amoonguss
Assault Vest: B
Black Sludge: B

Charizard (Mega-X)
3 Attacks: B
Dragon Dance: B-

Clefable
Magic Guard: B
Life Orb: B-

Gyarados
Dragon Dance + Z-Move: B

Hoopa-U
Choice Band: B
Choice Specs: B
Nasty Plot: B-
OTR: B-

Jirachi
Choice Scarf: B
Specially Defensive: B

Scizor (Mega)
Swords Dance: B
Toxic +2 Attacks: B-
Defog: C

Serperior
Substitute + Glare: B
Choice Scarf: B-

Smokomodo
Morning Sun: B

Suicune
VinCune: B

Tomohawk
Offensive Support: B
Rain Spport: B
Defensive Support: B-

Victini
Choice Band: B
Choice Scarf: B-

B- Rank

Camerupt (Mega)
Trick Room Attacker: B-

Cawmodore
Belly Drum: B-

Charizard (Mega-Y)
3 Attacks + Roost: B-

Gastrodon
Specially Defensive: B-

Lopunny (Mega)
Offensive: B-

Mamoswine
Metronome: B-

Manaphy
Tail Glow + 3 Attacks: B-
Tail Glow + Z-Rain Dance: B-

Mew
Utility: B-
Nasty Plot: C

Moltres
Pressure: B-

Tapu Fini
Defog: B-

Rules:
  • Post intelligently. Posts like "I think set X should be in this tier" will be deleted.
  • No flaming and being an idiot. You'll get warned if you purposely do. This specifically includes making joke nominations about other users.
  • Usage statistics may be used to support an argument or a claim, but don't base your ENTIRE argument around them. For example, you can't just say "Set X shouldn't be this tier because it isn't used that often!"
  • Unrelated stuff and one liners that ask questions that provide no substance, something that doesn't really pertain to rankings or petty arguments about semantics and definitions, such as the definition of a counter as one example, will be deleted.
  • Only argue about the rankings of potential sets here, not the individual Pokemon rankings, arguments about individual Pokemon should take place in the Viability Ranking thread.
 
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