The problem with bouf is just that it’s so outclassed. As a bulky normal type it’s further outclassed by Type Null which has the same bulk boosted by eviolite and crit immunity, making it a more viable user of defense boosting moves. On the offensive side it’s outclassed by Stoutland and Kangaskhan which both have Scrappy to deal with the defensive ghosts of this tier while having better speed, and in the case of Kangaskhan, strong Priority. It just doesn’t do much that any other normal type can’t do, and that speed really does hurt it so much.Bouffalant: Unranked -> Higher (at least B-)
Why is Bouffalant even unranked? He’s amazing both offensively and defensively. I get it, he has problematic speed, but Head Charge. Think about Head Charge like this. Double Edge with Wild Charge’s recoil. Yeah. With Reckless, this Mon is an offensive threat.
Oh yeah, he also has a good bulky ability in Sap Sipper and 95/95/95 defenses makes him a tank as well. He utilizes Return/Frustration the (arguably) best in this meta.
I know, with Archeops dominating in this meta, he isn’t as good as he could be. But use another mon for Archeops like, for example, Alolan Golem or Alolan Raichu. Or you can use Iron Head.
He also can utilize special defense EVs all the way because of the move Cotton Guard. (Damn this thing has a ginormous movepool.) He also gets Retaliate, which means he can pull a Slaking here and use it.
He also gets Amnesia. Basically he gets +2 SpDef.
In conclusion, this thing needs to move up.
Also Archeops doesn’t take any normal hits at all anyhow so idk how that’s a point against it, if anything you should’ve brought up Gurdurr and the bulky ghosts...