USM NU Sets Viability Rankings

#1
approved by Hootie
format based off Colonel M's ver
banner would be appreciated



hi. this nu sets viability rankings. in this thread, we as a community will rank every pokemons 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.

you can also check out the NU Role Compendium for more info

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, wish pass, or using u-turn / volt switch. This can sometimes be known as pivot as well
defensive - are basically pokemon that are more defensively-oriented


S Rank:

S
Delphox​
Choice Scarf: S​
Offensive Calm Mind: S​
Wish + Protect: A+​
Emboar​
Choice Scarf: S​
Bulk Up + Z-Move: S​
Heliolisk​
All-Out Attacker Life Orb: S​
Sneasel​
All-Out Attacker Choice Band: S​
A Rank:

A+
Audino-Mega​
Defensive Utility (Wish): A+​
Offensive 3 Attacks + Healing Wish: A​
Calm Mind: A-​
Klinklang​
Offensive Setup Sweeper: A+​
Slowbro​
Defensive: A+​
Defensive Calm Mind: A+​
Type: Null​
Defensive Swords Dance + Iron Defence: A+​
Defensive RestTalk Pivot: A+​
Vanilluxe​
All-Out Attacker Choice Specs: A+​
Offensive Icicle Plate: A+​
Choice Scarf: A​
Venusaur​
Bulky Offensive: A+​
Defensive: A+​
Offensive Z-Celebrate: A​
Sun Orientated Setup Sweeper: A​
Whimsicott​
Life Orb Offensive: A+​
All-Out Attacker Choice Specs: A​
SubSeed Offensive: A-​
A
Druddigon​
Stealth Rock Defensive Utility: A​
Offensive Stealth Rock: A-​
Steelix​
Stealth Rock Utility: A​
Toxicroak​
Offensive Swords Dance: A​
Offenisve Nasty Plot: A​
Choice Scarf: B​
Virizion​
Offensive Swords Dance: A​
Vivillon​
Offensive Quiver Dance: A​
Xatu​
Defensive Utility (magic bounce): A​
A-
Garbodor​
Defensive UtIlity Spike Setter: A-​
Offensive Utility Spike Setter: B+​
Guzzlord​
All-Out Attacker Choice Specs: A-​
All-Out Attacker Z-Move: A-​
Assault Vest: B+​
Choice Band: B+​
Medicham​
All-Out Attacker Life Orb: A-​
Choice Scarf: B+​
Rhydon​
Bulky Offensive Stealth Rock: A-​
Sigilyph​
Offensive Defog: A-​
All-Out Attacker Life Orb: B+​
Cosmic Power: B​
Vikavolt​
Bulky Offensive Roost Z-Move: A-​
All-Out Attacker Choice Specs: A-​
Agility: B+​
Zangoose​
Offensive Belly Drum Setup Sweeper: A-​
B Rank:

B+
Altaria​
Defensive Utility Defog: B+​
Aromatisse​
Offensive Trick Room: B+​
Defensive Utility: B​
Braviary​
Sub + Bulk up: B+​
Choice Scarf: B+​
Defensive Utility Hazard Remover: B+​
Offensive Utility Hazard Remover: B+​
Offensive Curse + White Herb: B+​
Choice Scarf: B​
Offensive Rapid Spin: B​
Houndoom​
Choice Scarf: B+​
Offensive Nasty Plot: B+​
All-Out Attacker Life Orb: B+​
Mismagius​
Offensive Nasty Plot: B+​
Piloswine​
Stealth Rock Bulky Offensive Utility: B+​
Choice Scarf Utility: B+​
Hex Offensive Utility: B​
Sceptile​
All-Out Attacker Life Orb: B+​
Slowking​
Assault Vest: B+​
Offensive Trick Room: B+​
Calm Mind: B-​
B
Accelgor​
Offensive Spikes: B​
Choice Specs: B-​
Dodrio​
Choice Scarf: B​
Offensive Swords Dance: B​
Exeggutor-Alola​
Offensive Trick Room: B​
Choice Specs: C+​
Hariyama​
Offensive Assualt Vest: B​
Offensive Guts + Flame Orb: B-​
Haunter​
Offensive Sub + Pain Split: B​
Choice Scarf: B​
All-Out Attacker / Offensive Life Orb: B-​
Malamar​
Bulky Offensive Rest + Sleep Talk: B​
Offensive Z-Happy Hour: B​
Magmortar​
Assualt Vest: B​
Offensive 3 Attacks + Z-Move: B​
Mesprit​
Choice Scarf: B​
Offensive Stealth Rock: B​
Miltank​
Defensive Utility Stealth Rock: B​
Omastar​
Offensive Shell Smash: B​
Offensive Utility Spikes: B​
Passimian​
Choice Band: B​
Offensive Z-Move: B​
Choice Scarf: B​
Pyukumuku​
Defensive: B​
Samurott​
Offensive Swords Dance: B​
Offensive Special Life Orb: B​
Scrafty​
Offensive Dragon Dance: B​
Bulk Up + Rest: B-​
Scyther​
Choice Scarf: B​
Offensive Swords Dance: B-​
Silvally-Steel​
Defensive Utility Pivot: B​
Togedemaru​
Utility: B​
Vaporeon​
Defensive Utility: B​
Offensive Z-Celebrate: B​
B-
Absol​
Offensive Swords Dance: B-​
Charizard​
Offensive Z-Hold Hands: B-​
Cinccino​
All-Out Attacker Life Orb / Choice Band / Kings Rock: B-​
Offensive Work Up: B-​
Dugtrio​
All-Out Attacker Life Orb: B-​
Gallade​
Choice Scarf Utility (Memento + Trick): B-​
Offensive Swords Dance + Z-Hypnosis: C+​
Sub + Bulk Up: C​
Gastrodon​
Defensive: B-​
Ludicolo​
Offensive Rain Setter + Sweeper: B-​
Qwilfish​
Defensive Utility Spikes: B-​
Typhlosion​
Choice Specs: B-​
Uxie​
Defensive Utility - Stealth Rock + Weather Setter: B-​
if you have any suggestions / changes / input you would like to post, please do so ! i encourage discussion here, and if any changes on the viability rankings occur, i will change it accordingly here too.
 
Last edited:
#2
some stuff that I'd like to nom/ see discussed

3atks megadino > A-/B+ (obv this things niche is healing wish, but its a waste of an audino imo)
cm slowbro > A- (now everything kinda runs toxic, esp other bros this is really awkward)
icicle plate ice cream > A-/B+ (am i the only one thats happy when its not specs ice cream)
defensive aroma > c+ (while yeah, it resists fighting, we have plenty good fighting resists, defensive just gets outclassed by audino in every way)
work up cinc >c+/ maybe not even list it it sux
AoA doom > B/B- (this might just be my general unliking of life orb but LO doom in general gets worn down way too easily, and with neither amazing speed and lackluster bulk, and losing the ability to break stall, not doing very significant damage when trapping xatu, and getting worn even more when doing so just makes this set something that I'd hardly consider when making a team)
 

Yoshizilla315

Tournament Banned
#4
Lmao no posts in a while, so lemme make some.

(Calm Mind) -> B+
I think this set is pretty mediocre right now, oftentimes I find myself just wanting to run the standard Wish set because it beats what I want this set to but better with defensive synergy. Unless I REALLY needed Mega Audino as well as an offensive mon, I wouldn’t use this set.

(Add Life Orb + Z-Move)
LO Virizion has shown loads of merit as of late, since it gives Virizion automatic high damage output rather than having to set up an SD, so I feel the SD set should be split into two different sets. LO being A, and Z move being A-. Z as of late has shown less promise because against some teams it does absolutely nothing.

(Remove Assault Vest/Rank it much lower)
I don’t see Assualt Vest doing a lot in this meta, and I don’t even know why it was ranked in the first place tbh. Prove me if I’m wrong though.

That’s all I have for now, I’m sure there’s more I could go over but right now I’m on phone so typing is hard.
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 1, Guests: 0)