[Pixelmon Dark] Competetive Pixelmon Tier List

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mosapotayis, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Mosapotayis

    Mosapotayis Johto Manager Staff Member Manager

    How does the Tier List work?
    Changes for the tier list is decided through voting and discussion between the Tier List Council, the tier list council consists of different players from all of Journey's Pixelmon servers. If you wish to suggest or discuss a change in the tier list, you may contact one of the representatives for your server and speak to them. Tier List balance changes are made on the first Monday of every month. If new Pokémon are added in to the game, they will be added to the tier list as soon as possible.

    Representatives:
    Kanto - Rumba, Sky and Kinder.
    Johto - Mosapotayis, Qofol and Iced_Cola.
    Hoenn - FuzzyJellyBeans, Lavster and xGod.
    Sinnoh- Riddik, Baddie and Eric.
    Unova - Jaedeite, PhoenixRising_ and Pixqr.


    Feel free to also comment, discuss and talk about tier list changes in this thread!

    Clauses
    Species Clauses
    - A player cannot have two Pokemon with the same National Pokédex number on a team.
    Evasion Clause - Your Pokemon may not have the moves Double Team or Minimize in its moveset.
    OHKO Clause - A Pokemon may not have the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold in its moveset.

    Banned Moves, Items and Abilities:
    Moody
    Soul Dew
    OHKO Moves (Sheer Cold, Fissure, Horn Drill, Guillotine)
    Evasion Moves (Double Team, Minimize)
    Attract
    Perish Song
    Gravity
    Sky Drop
    Shadow Tag

    UBER Tier

    Aegislash
    Arceus
    Blaziken
    Deoxys
    Dialga
    Genesect
    Giratina
    Greninja
    Groudon
    Ho-Oh
    Kyogre
    Lugia
    Mega-Blaziken
    Mega-Gengar
    Mega-Kangaskhan
    Mega-Lucario
    Mega-Mawile
    Mega-Mewtwo X
    Mega-Mewtwo Y
    Mega-Rayquaza
    Mega-Sableye
    Mega-Salamence
    Mewtwo
    Palkia
    Rayquaza
    Reshiram
    Shaymin Sky
    Xerneas
    Yveltal
    Zekrom


    Overused Tier (OU)
    Alakazam
    Alolan Ninetales
    Amoonguss
    Azelf
    Azumarill
    Bisharp
    Blissey
    Chandelure
    Chansey
    Clefable
    Cloyster
    Conkeldurr
    Crawdaunt
    Darkrai
    Dragonite
    Dugtrio
    Excadrill
    Ferrothorn
    Galvantula
    Garchomp
    Gengar
    Gliscor
    Goodra
    Gyarados
    Hawlucha
    Haxorus
    Heatran
    Heracross
    Hippowdon
    Honchkrow
    Hoopa-Unbound
    Infernape
    Jirachi
    Keldeo
    Klefki
    Kyurem
    Landorus
    Landorus-T
    Latias
    Latios
    Lucario
    Magearna
    Magnezone
    Mamoswine
    Manaphy
    Mega-Absol
    Mega-Alakazam
    Mega-Altaria
    Mega-Beedrill
    Mega-Charizard X
    Mega-Charizard Y
    Mega-Diancie
    Mega-Gallade
    Mega-Garchomp
    Mega-Gardevoir
    Mega-Gyarados
    Mega-Heracross
    Mega-Latias
    Mega-Latios
    Mega-Lopunny
    Mega-Manectric
    Mega-Medicham
    Mega-Metagross
    Mega-Pinsir
    Mega-Scizor
    Mega-Sharpedo
    Mega-Slowbro
    Mega-Swampert
    Mega-Tyranitar
    Mega-Venusaur
    Mew
    Ninetales
    Politoed
    Porygon2
    Salamence
    Scizor
    Scolipede
    Serperior
    Skarmory
    Snorlax
    Staraptor
    Starmie
    Suicune
    Sylveon
    Talonflame
    Tangrowth
    Tapu Bulu
    Tapu Fini
    Tapu Koko
    Tapu Lele
    Terrakion
    Thundurus
    Thundurus-T
    Togekiss
    Tornadus-T
    Tyranitar
    Victini
    Volcanion
    Volcarona
    Weavile
    Zapdos


    Underused Tier (UU)

    Accelgor
    Aerodactyl
    Alolan Raichu
    Alomomola
    Arcanine
    Bewear
    Breloom
    Bronzong
    Celebi
    Chesnaught
    Cobalion
    Cresselia
    Crobat
    Decidueye
    Delphox
    Diancie
    Diggersby
    Donphan
    Doublade
    Dragalge
    Drapion
    Durant
    Electivire
    Eelektross
    Emboar
    Empoleon
    Entei
    Espeon
    Feraligatr
    Flygon
    Forretress
    Froslass
    Gardevoir
    Gastrodon
    Gligar
    Gorebyss
    Gourgeist
    Heliolisk
    Hitmonlee
    Hoopa
    Hydreigon
    Jellicent
    Jolteon
    Kangaskhan
    Kingdra
    Kommo-o
    Krookodile
    Lycanroc-Midday
    Machamp
    Mandibuzz
    Mega-Abomasnow
    Mega-Aerodactyl
    Mega-Aggron
    Mega-Ampharos
    Mega-Banette
    Mega-Blastoise
    Mega-Camerupt
    Mega-Houndoom
    Mega-Pidgeot
    Mega-Sceptile
    Mega-Steelix
    Meloetta
    Metagross
    Mienshao
    Milotic
    Mismagius
    Nidoking
    Nidoqueen
    Noivern
    Omastar
    Pangoro
    Porygon-Z
    Primarina
    Quagsire
    Raikou
    Registeel
    Reuniclus
    Rhyperior
    Roserade
    Sableye
    Sceptile
    Sharpedo
    Shaymin
    Slowbro
    Slowking
    Slurpuff
    Stoutland
    Swampert
    Tentacruel
    Tornadus
    Toxicroak
    Tyrantrum
    Umbreon
    Uxie
    Vaporeon
    Venusaur
    Virizon
    Weezing
    Whimsicott
    Yanmega
    Zoroark

    Rarelyused Tier (RU)
    Abomasnow
    Absol
    Aggron
    Alolan Exeggutor
    Alolan Golem
    Altaria
    Ambipom
    Archeops
    Armaldo
    Aromatisse
    Audino
    Auroras
    Basculin
    Beartic
    Beheeyem
    Blastoise
    Bouffalant
    Braviary
    Cacturne
    Carracosta
    Charizard
    Chatot
    Clawitzer
    Crustle
    Cryogonal
    Druddigon
    Dusclops
    Dusknoir
    Escavalier
    Exeggutor
    Exploud
    Floatzel
    Furfrou
    Gallade
    Glaceon
    Golbat
    Gothitelle
    Granbull
    Gumshoo
    Hariyama
    Heatmor
    Hitmonchan
    Hitmontop
    Houndoom
    Huntail
    Inciniroar
    Jynx
    Kabutops
    Kecleon
    Klinklang
    Lanturn
    Leafeon
    Lickylicky
    Liepard
    Liligant
    Linoone
    Lopunny
    Ludicolo
    Lumineon
    Lurantis
    Luxray
    Lycanroc Midnight
    Magmortar
    Magneton
    Manectric
    Maractus
    Marowak
    Masquerain
    Medicham
    Mega-Audino
    Mega-Glaile
    Meowstic
    Mesprit
    Mightyena
    Miltank
    Moltres
    Mudsdale
    Muk
    Munchlax
    Musharna
    Ninjask
    Phione
    Pikachu
    Pinsir
    Poliwrath
    Primeape
    Purugly
    Pyroar
    Qwilfish
    Raichu
    Rampardos
    Regirock
    Rhydon
    Rotom
    Samurott
    Sawk
    Scyther
    Shiftry
    Shuckle
    Sigilyph
    Skuntank
    Slaking
    Sneasel
    Spiritomb
    Steelix
    Swellow
    Swoobat
    Tauros
    Throh
    Togetic
    Torterra
    Trevenant
    Turtonator
    Typhlosion
    Ursaring
    Vanilluxe
    Venomoth
    Vileplume
    Wigglytuff
    Wobbuffet
    Xatu
    Zangoose
    Zebstrika

    Neverused Tier (NU)

    Aipom
    Alolan Dugtrio
    Alolan Raticate
    Ampharos
    Arbok
    Ariados
    Articuno
    Avalugg
    Banette
    Bastiodon
    Beautifly
    Beedrill
    Bellossom
    Bibarel
    Butterfree
    Camerupt
    Carbink
    Carnivine
    Castform
    Cherrim
    Chimecho
    Claydol
    Combusken
    Corsola
    Cradily
    Dedenne
    Delcatty
    Delibird
    Dewgong
    Ditto
    Dodrio
    Drifblim
    Dunsparce
    Dustox
    Electabuzz
    Electrode
    Emolga
    Farfetch'd
    Fearow
    Flareon
    Furret
    Gigalith
    Girafarig
    Glaile
    Golduck
    Golem
    Golurk
    Grumpig
    Haunter
    Hypno
    Illumise
    Jumpluff
    Kadabra
    Kingler
    Kricketune
    Lapras
    Leavanny
    Ledian
    Lickitung
    Lunatone
    Machoke
    Magcargo
    Magmar
    Mantine
    Mawile
    Meganium
    Metang
    Minun
    Misdreavus
    Mothim
    Mr. Mime
    Noctowl
    Octillery
    Onix
    Pachirisu
    Parasect
    Pelipper
    Persian
    Pidgeot
    Piloswine
    Plusle
    Probopass
    Rapidash
    Raticate
    Regice
    Regigigas
    Relicanth
    Roselia
    Sandslash
    Sawsbuck
    Seaking
    Seviper
    Shedinja
    Simipour
    Simisage
    Simisear
    Smeargle
    Solrock
    Stantler
    Stunfisk
    Sudowoodo
    Sunflora
    Swalot
    Tangela
    Togedemaru
    Torkoal
    Tropius
    Vespiquen
    Victreebel
    Volbeat
    Wailord
    Walrein
    Whiscash
    Wormadam


    September 7th - 2017
    • The Tier List has been updated to include all new Pokémon from Pixelmon Dark.
    • Arcanine, Kingdra, Metagross, Raikou, Sableye and Slowbro have been moved from OU to UU.
    • Mega Charizard X has been moved from Ubers to OU.
    September 21st - 2017
    • Mega-Mewtwo X, Mega-Mewtwo Y and Mega-Sableye have been added to Uber Tier.
    • Mega-Diancie, Mega Gyarados, Mega-Medicham, Mega-Metagross, Mega-Pinsir and Mega-Slowbro have been added to OU Tier.
    • Mega-Abomasnow, Mega-Banette, Mega-Camerupt and Mega-Steelix have been added to UU Tier.
    • Gumshoo, Lurantis, Mega-Glaile and Swoobat have been added to RU Tier.
    • Darkrai has been moved from Uber tier to OU Tier.
    • Feraligatr, Nidoking and Tentacruel have been moved OU Tier to UU Tier.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 29, 2017
  2. Mosapotayis

    Mosapotayis Johto Manager Staff Member Manager

    The Pixelmon tier list now includes all Pokémon from the Pixelmon Dark update.
  3. Studders101

    Studders101 Member

    Mega Gallade -> Ubers. Incredibly op
    Sableye -> OU. With the mega it would be used alot more
    Azelf -> uu. So many counters + better pokes
    Cloyster -> pu/uu. So many counters + People always run dodgy sets on it
    Hoopa-unbound -> ubers. WIll be insanely op on pixelmon
    Landorus -> Ubers. It sweeps so well. Sheer force.
    Latios-mega -> Great sweeper incredibly op 700 bst.
    Victini -> Although normally bl/ou in smogon it has high potential imo on pixelmon hence why it should be checked before it is used.

    Only my opinions. No haterino.
  4. Mosapotayis

    Mosapotayis Johto Manager Staff Member Manager

    Sableye - Yeah but we don't want to force Pokémon like Sableye, Lopunny, Manectric, etc. in to higher tiers just because their Mega Evolution form are in those tiers. So in the future when we do tournaments in the lower tiers, it would still be possible to use these Pokémon, just without their Megastones.
    Azelf - It's an interesting suggestion, I'll bring it up with the council and we'll see what the conclusion is!
    Cloyster - This is a Pokémon that we're currently already looking in to.
    Landorus - Landorus is a very strong Pokémon but we've decided that it'll do fine in OU for now as Sheer Force is it's Hidden Ability which makes it very rare to get a proper one.
    As for Mega-Gallade, Mega-Latios, Victini and Hoopa-Unbound it's a bit too early to estimate strong they will be as the meta is/will be very chaotic because of the constant release of new Pokémon. For now we'll wait and see how well all Pokémon fair in our Tournaments and then the council will make changes to the tier list accordingly.

    Thank you for your input!
  5. Studders101

    Studders101 Member

    Talonflame is pre nerf on pixelmon dark, Currently after nerf it is in BL. Still being a strong poke, I think until talonflame becomes nerfed like it tis currently on gen 7 it should be put in ubers.
    252+ Atk Sky Plate Gale Wings Talonflame Brave Bird vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Venusaur-Mega: 236-278 (65 - 76.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
    Should be all the proof i need, that not even choice band or sword dance.
    +2 252+ Atk Sky Plate Gale Wings Talonflame Brave Bird vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Venusaur-Mega: 470-554 (129.4 - 152.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO (SD)
  6. PhoenixRising_

    PhoenixRising_ Unova person thing Staff Member Admin

    Though talonflame can't touch Heatran, or most rock types
  7. Studders101

    Studders101 Member

  8. _Brokencrystal_

    _Brokencrystal_ Ex-Mod/Omni Sub

  9. Studders101

    Studders101 Member

    Replays were down at the time.
    Basically destroyed heatran with talonflame.
  10. reverentcats

    reverentcats New Member

    What is the reasoning for moving Darkrai to OU?
  11. PhoenixRising_

    PhoenixRising_ Unova person thing Staff Member Admin

    im not on the council, but we dont allow sleep moves in our e4s and t2s throughout the network from what I've seen so its not as going to capitalize on its main usage, sleep.
  12. xDEATHREAPERx

    xDEATHREAPERx New Member

    Please no haterino:

    I'd like to test Aegislash as OU Pokémon again.

    While it seems that only the presence of Aegislash forces bringing checks for it, that is actually not true. Fire / Ground / Dark type moves are pretty common as offensive moves, highly threatening Aegislash.
    A lot of people say Aegislash has a good matchup versus a lot of playstyles in general, however, this highly depends on the set which is ran on Aegislash.
    This can be a offensive set with not only Shadowball and Gyroball, but also Sacred Sword or Shadow Sneak.
    Whatsoever this set can get walled by for example Amoongus or Mandibuzz.

    More wallbreaking sets with toxic can be ran over by HO teams, without Aegislash KO'ing a single Pokémon.

    It is true, King's Shield can force a lot of mind games, especially versus physical attackers. However one wrong prediction with King's Shield can mean Aegislash's death or a for example a Bisharp that gets a free Swords Dance.
    And with Defiant it does not really care too much about the Attack drop.

    Aegislash is very versatile but in my opinion every set has different checks which are a lot of the times in a normal OU team anyways.
  13. Wildest

    Wildest New Member

    I would like to make a few cases for some tier changes, the tier list is healthy at the moment, but there is one major flaw I see it in.
    Darkrai from OU --> Uber
    To start off by making my case, it is NOT a special Weavile. Weavile has more checks and counters and does not have the stats to match Darkrai. Darkrai has incredible speed at max of 383, making it out speed almost everything in the current meta. The list of counters at the moment is incredibly small, with the only switch-ins being Chansey and Blissey. However, if everyone were to run Chansey and Blissey on teams to deal with Darkrai, it is incredibly harmful to the meta as it constricts team building. The reason Chansey and Blissey are the only counters are because of its incredible coverage as well. Darkrai has access to bolt-beam coverage, which is only resisted by Mamoswine, Lanturn, or Magnezone but even those are dealt with by Focus Blast and Dark Pulse. There are absolutely no switch-ins to a Darkrai, except for what I had listed in Chansey and Blissey. That is not enough for it to be healthy in the meta-game as again, it restricts team-building. On top of incredible coverage, stats, and lack of counters, it has access to set-up as well in Nasty Plot. With +2, not even Chansey is a reliable switch-in. Here are some calcs from the most reliable walls in OU at the moment:

    252 SpA Life Orb Darkrai Focus Blast vs. 252 HP / 168 SpD Ferrothorn: 265-315 (75.2 - 89.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
    252 SpA Life Orb Darkrai Focus Blast vs. 248 HP / 220+ SpD Heatran: 250-294 (64.9 - 76.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
    +2 252 SpA Life Orb Darkrai Focus Blast vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Eviolite Chansey: 442-523 (62.8 - 74.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
    252 SpA Life Orb Darkrai Ice Beam vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Zapdos: 289-341 (75.4 - 89%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
    252 SpA Life Orb Darkrai Ice Beam vs. 248 HP / 48 SpD Tangrowth: 419-494 (103.9 - 122.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
    252 SpA Life Orb Darkrai Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Assault Vest Tangrowth: 190-226 (47 - 55.9%) -- 76.2% chance to 2HKO
    252 SpA Life Orb Darkrai Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 72+ SpD Amoonguss: 265-312 (61.3 - 72.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Black Sludge recovery

    Note that these are all Life Orb, Choice Specs does even more and guarantees an OHKO on some of these Pokemon. Focus Sash is also very viable as it guarantees a Nasty Plot as well, doing even more damage and knocking out almost every Pokemon on that list. None of these Pokemon, who are some of the most reliable walls in the game, cannot switch into Darkrai. Common Pokemon such as Dragonite, Garchomp, Azumarill, Latios, Bisharp, Gliscor and many others are OHKO'd by some of the many viable moves that Darkrai can have.

    Please move Darkrai to Ubers. Many people feel the same as I do, and especially with it being hard to obtain, many won't properly prepare for it in tournaments making it even more unstoppable. I hope the council approves for this ban, thank you.

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