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[VGC] Pokemon VGC 2017 Tier List (Always Current)
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Current Pokemon Sun & Moon VGC 2017 Tier List. This is always a work in progress, so feel free to reply with your thoughts.

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TOP TIER

S


  • None

HIGH TIER

A+
[Image: arcanine.png][Image: celesteela.png] [Image: garchomp.png]  [Image: porygon2.png][Image: tapukoko.png][Image: tapulele.png][Image: tapufini.png]

  • Arcanine
  • Celesteela
  • Garchomp
  • Porygon2
  • Tapu Fini
  • Tapu Koko
  • Tapu Lele
A
[Image: araquanid.png][Image: gyarados.png] [Image: muk-alola.png][Image: ninetales-alola.png][Image: kartana.png][Image: snorlaxrg.png]

  • Araquanid
  • Gyarados
  • Muk-Alolan
  • Ninetales-Alolan
  • Kartana
  • Snorlax

A-
[Image: gigalith.png] [Image: marowak-alola.png][Image: metagross.png][Image: mimikyu.png][Image: nihilego.png][Image: pelipper.png][Image: pheromosa.png][Image: porygon-z.png][Image: tapubulu.png]      


  • Gigalith
  • Marowak-Alolan
  • Metagross
  • Mimikyu 
  • Nihilego
  • Pelipper
  • Pheromosa
  • Porygon-Z
  • Tapu Bulu

MID TIER

B+

[Image: gastrodon-east.png][Image: gengar.png][Image: golduck.png][Image: goodra.png][Image: hariyama.png][Image: lilligant.png][Image: mandibuzz.png][Image: milotic.png][Image: oranguru.png][Image: politoed.png][Image: raichu-alola.png][Image: torkoal.png]
        

 
  • Gastrodon
  • Gengar
  • Golduck
  • Goodra
  • Hariyama
  • Lilligant
  • Mandibuzz
  • Milotic
  • Oranguru
  • Politoed
  • Raichi-Alolan
  • Torkoal
B

[Image: aerodactyl.png][Image: braviary.png][Image: buzzwole.png][Image: drifblim.png][Image: krookodile.png][Image: magnezone.png][Image: mudsdale.png][Image: salamence.png][Image: salazzle.png][Image: talonflame.png][Image: vanilluxe.png][Image: vikavolt.png][Image: whimsicott.png][Image: xurkitree.png]
  

  • Aerodactyl
  • Braviary
  • Buzzwole
  • Drifblim
  • Krookodile
  • Magnezone
  • Mudsdale
  • Salamence
  • Salazzle
  • Talonflame
  • Vanilluxe
  • Vikavolt
  • Whimiscott
  • Xurkitree
B-

[Image: clefairy.png][Image: dragonite.png][Image: drampa.png][Image: incineroar.png][Image: lapras.png][Image: murkrow.png][Image: persian-alola.png][Image: sandslash-alola.png][Image: smeargle.png][Image: stoutland.png][Image: togedemaru.png][Image: trevenant.png][Image: weavile.png]


 

 
  • Clefairy
  • Dragonite
  • Drampa
  • Incineroar
  • Lapras
  • Murkrow
  • Persian-Alolan
  • Sandslash-Alolan
  • Smeargle
  • Stoutland
  • Togedemaru
  • Trevenant
  • Weavile

LOW TIER

C+ 

[Image: alakazam.png][Image: comfey.png][Image: dhelmise.png][Image: eevee.png][Image: kommo-o.png][Image: mismagius.png][Image: silvally.png]

  

  • Alakazam
  • Comfey
  • Dhelmise
  • Eevee (Z-Move)
  • Kommo-O
  • Mismagius
  • Silvally



C

[Image: glaceon.png][Image: lucario.png][Image: scizor.png]



 
  • Glaceon
  • Lucario
  • Scizor
 





C-

[Image: guzzlord.png][Image: oricorio-pompom.png][Image: wishiwashi-school.png]




Guzzlord
Oricorio-Pom Pom
Wishiwashi



LOWER TIER

D+ 
D-
 


TRASH TIER

F: BAG 


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#2
Tapu Lele and Celesteela should be at least in A tier while i don't think Koko should be in S because it becomes much more weaker during Terrain wars and it is not guaranteed to stay on the field for a long time due to its lack of bulk and potential recoils from a move or LO


I must give some credit to Tapu Bulu too, because it hits really really hard in this meta where many of the most used pokemon are specially bulky, this guy can OHKO or 2HKO them even after an Intimidate. I would put it in B+ tier
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#3
Where is non-schooled Wishiwashi? Sad
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#4
(Nov 25, 2016, 12:55 AM)big bird Wrote: Where is non-schooled Wishiwashi? Sad

I think @Marcusube uses it on his team. Bottom of the barrel tier. =)
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#5
@Justin I never knew my name was @ChaseInfinity Kappa
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#6
(Nov 26, 2016, 04:38 AM)Marcusube Wrote: @Justin I never knew my name was @ChaseInfinity Kappa

pew pew
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#7
@Marcusube and early thoughts on VGC17 rankings?
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#8
@Justin I'll give my thoughts once I get into the metagame. Currently working with Smogon until I get a copy of the game
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#9
@Marcusube If you would like to help with Smogon, we have a similar thread here!
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#10
Well in my 12 month + break from pokemon coming back to sun & moon, i'd say toxapex and araquanid both look like rather strong pokemon though people can correct me i've only been playing gen7 since Wednesday, being eu is really annoying Sad Other than those 2 weather combo's could be strong. Not sure how easy legendless teams are going to be to use this year (main reason i didn't play last year, other than new job) with the Tapu's and UB's dominating the speed charts
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