Pokemon PokéBeach's Pokémon GO Viability Rankings!

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  1. Celever Wheeeee~
    Celever

    Member

    Hello all and welcome to PokéBeach's Pokémon GO Viability Rankings! In this thread we will rank every fully evolved Pokémon in the game into various ranks, with the highest ranked Pokémon being the most effective in battle and the lowest being the least effective. In this post you will find the Offensive Rankings, for when you battle to try and take gyms over. In the next post you will find the Defensive Rankings, ranking Pokémon based on how effective they are at defending gyms for your team!

    Instead of having a pre-made rankings and then asking everyone else to make a couple of changes, we're going to build this project from the ground up! There will be 10 ranks for us to rank within.

    S Rank - These are the greatest Pokémon to use when taking over gyms. They tend to have positive type matchups against the Pokémon who are defending the gyms, and have high CPs and a choice of several strong moves with which to deal large amounts of damage in short periods of time.

    A Rank - These Pokémon are excellent at taking over gyms and have strong moves and typing in the current metagame. They have high CPs and can deal lots of damage fairly quickly.

    A+ Rank

    A- Rank


    B Rank - These Pokémon are good at taking over gyms. They can sometimes have unfavourable type matchups or bog standard moves, but they make up for it with other factors.

    B+ Rank

    B- Rank


    C Rank - These Pokémon are entirely capable of taking over gyms, especially when in the hands of expert Pokémon GO battlers. However, the metagame, their movepool, their stat distribution or their CP levels make them unideal choices.

    C+ Rank

    C- Rank


    D Rank - It's not recommended that you fight gyms with any of these Pokémon. It's probably still doable, especially if the gym is a low level or has low CP Pokémon guarding it, but you should realistically have access to Pokémon in the higher ranks too.

    D+ Rank

    D- Rank


    E Rank - Seriously, don't use these Pokémon. Like, don't even entertain the idea. Reserved for the worst of the worst only.

    Unlisted - These Pokémon need more discussion until they can be ranked!
    • Snorlax
    • Dragonite
    • Golem
    • Alakazam
    • Gyarados
    • Pidgeot
    • Vileplume
    • Parasect
    • Raichu
    • Butterfree
    • Raticate
    • Onix
    • Vaporeon
    • Lapras
    • Poliwrath
    • Arcanine
    • Tentacruel
    • Nidoking
    • Dewgong
    • Weezing
    • Tauros
    • Beedrill
    • Fearow
    • Exeggutor
    • Omastar
    • Golduck
    • Clefable
    • Lickitung
    • Persian
    • Scyther
    • Chansey
    • Hitmonlee
    • Hitmonchan
    • Blastoise
    • Venusaur
    • Charizard
    • Hypno
    • Tangela
    • Kingler
    • Pinsir
    • Rhydon
    • Mr. Mime
    • Dodrio
    • Slowbro
    • Muk
    • Nidoqueen
    • Kabutops
    • Seadra
    • Aerodactyl
    • Ninetails
    • Primeape
    • Porygon
    • Farfetch'd
    • Wigglytuff
    • Sandslash
    • Golbat
    • Flareon
    • Cloyster
    • Seaking
    • Arbok
    • Duftrio
    • Victreebel
    • Machamp
    • Kangaskhan
    • Jolteon
    • Jynx
    • Electrode
    • Marowak
    • Gengar
    • Venomoth
    • Electabuzz
    • Magneton
    • Magmar
    • Rapidash
    [Images will be added once Pokémon are added to ranks, but it'd be way too time consuming in bulk right now]
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2016


  2. Celever Wheeeee~
    Celever

    Member

    Hello all and welcome to PokéBeach's Pokémon GO Viability Rankings! In this thread we will rank every fully evolved Pokémon in the game into various ranks, with the highest ranked Pokémon being the most effective in battle and the lowest being the least effective. In this post you will find the Defensive Rankings, ranking Pokémon based on how effective they are at defending gyms for your team! In the above post you will find the Offensive Rankings, where Pokémon are ranked based on how effective they are at taking gyms!

    Instead of having a pre-made rankings and then asking everyone else to make a couple of changes, we're going to build this project from the ground up! There will be 10 ranks for us to rank within.

    S Rank - These are the greatest Pokémon to use when defending gyms. They tend to have positive type matchups against the Pokémon who are attacking the gyms, and have high CPs and a choice of several strong moves with which to deal large amounts of damage in short periods of time.

    A Rank - These Pokémon are excellent at defending gyms and have strong moves and typing in the current metagame. They have high CPs and can deal lots of damage fairly quickly.

    A+ Rank

    A- Rank


    B Rank - These Pokémon are good at defending gyms. They can sometimes have unfavourable type matchups or bog standard moves, but they make up for it with other factors.

    B+ Rank

    B- Rank


    C Rank - These Pokémon are entirely capable of keeping gyms under your team's control, especially when backed up by other strong Pokémon. However, the metagame, their movepool, their stat distribution or their CP levels make them unideal choices.

    C+ Rank

    C- Rank


    D Rank - It's not recommended that you place any Pokémon in this rank in a gym with the purpose of defending it. It's probably still alright, especially if the gym is a high level or has other high CP Pokémon guarding it, but you should realistically have access to Pokémon in the higher ranks too, and should therefore use them.

    D+ Rank

    D- Rank


    E Rank - Seriously, don't use these Pokémon. Like, don't even entertain the idea. Reserved for the worst of the worst only.

    Unlisted - These Pokémon need more discussion until they can be ranked!
    • Snorlax
    • Dragonite
    • Golem
    • Alakazam
    • Gyarados
    • Pidgeot
    • Vileplume
    • Parasect
    • Raichu
    • Butterfree
    • Raticate
    • Onix
    • Vaporeon
    • Lapras
    • Poliwrath
    • Arcanine
    • Tentacruel
    • Nidoking
    • Dewgong
    • Weezing
    • Tauros
    • Beedrill
    • Fearow
    • Exeggutor
    • Omastar
    • Golduck
    • Clefable
    • Lickitung
    • Persian
    • Scyther
    • Chansey
    • Hitmonlee
    • Hitmonchan
    • Blastoise
    • Venusaur
    • Charizard
    • Hypno
    • Tangela
    • Kingler
    • Pinsir
    • Rhydon
    • Mr. Mime
    • Dodrio
    • Slowbro
    • Muk
    • Nidoqueen
    • Kabutops
    • Seadra
    • Aerodactyl
    • Ninetails
    • Primeape
    • Porygon
    • Farfetch'd
    • Wigglytuff
    • Sandslash
    • Golbat
    • Flareon
    • Cloyster
    • Seaking
    • Arbok
    • Duftrio
    • Victreebel
    • Machamp
    • Kangaskhan
    • Jolteon
    • Jynx
    • Electrode
    • Marowak
    • Gengar
    • Venomoth
    • Electabuzz
    • Magneton
    • Magmar
    • Rapidash
    [Images will be added once Pokémon are added to ranks, but it'd be way too time consuming in bulk right now]
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2016
  3. scattered mind Competitive VG Forums Mod
    scattered mind

    Forum Mod Member

    Well, I think Vaporeon is a safe one for S rank on the offensive ranking, but I do wonder how good it is defensively.

    I also think Snorlax & Dragonite are a good defensively, not sure if S material, but just by their typing I guess it is harder to bring them out.

    So for now, until anyone else posts, I'd say
    Offensive ranking:
    Vaporeon- Unranked-> S rank

    Defensive ranking:
    Snorlax: Unranked -> S rank
    Dragonite: Unranked- > A+ Rank

    The reason for Snorlax being S and Dragonite being A is just because Dragonite has more weaknesses than Snorlax, being Ice Dragon and Fairy, while Snorlax is only weak to Fighting.
     
  4. TheAnticipationEevee Decidueye Vileplume <3
    TheAnticipationEevee

    Member

    Golbat Offensive -> F Rank
    Fearow Offensive -> F Rank
     
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  5. Lord o da rings ♕ The Queen ♕
    Lord o da rings

    Member

    Template: Pokemon- Unranked -> (offensive rank),(defensive rank)

    Ninetales- Unranked -> B+ Rank, C Rank
    Vaporeon- Unranked -> A Rank, A+ Rank
    Pidgeot- Unranked -> D+ Rank, C- Rank
    Blastoise- Unranked -> B+ Rank, A+ Rank
    Flareon- Unranked -> B Rank, D+ Rank
    Venusaur- Unranked -> C+ Rank, A- Rank
    Exeggutor- Unranked -> B+ Rank, A Rank
    Dragonite- Unranked -> A+ Rank, A+ Rank
    Snorlax- Unranked -> B+ Rank, S Rank
    Lapras- Unranked -> A Rank, A Rank
    Charizard- Unranked -> A Rank, C+ Rank
    Jynx- Unranked -> C- Rank, B Rank

    Just a few of my opinions. Feel free to disagree.
     
  6. Uralya *ponders everything*
    Uralya

    Member

    *returns to PokéBeach in a flash of light*

    I'll go through the whole roster lol. Pokémon Go has been my obsession since it came out ^.^ I'll go through any reasoning if need be.

    Offense:
    S - Dragonite, Arcanine, Exeggutor
    A+ - Charizard, Victreebel, Flareon
    A- - Vaporeon, Lapras, Machamp, Gyarados, Nidoking, Magmar, Golduck, Vileplume, Venusaur
    B+ - Snorlax, Muk, Slowbro, Blastoise, Raichu, Poliwrath, Golem, Gengar, Nidoqueen
    B- - Omastar, Rapidash, Scyther, Starmie, Cloyster, Weezing, Kabutops, Electabuzz, Jolteon
    C+ - Rhydon, Hypno, Tentacruel, Wigglytuff, Aerodactyl, Pidgeot, Ninetales
    C- - Pinsir, Dewgong, Kangaskhan, Seaking, Primeape, Magneton, Venomoth
    D+ - Tauros, Sandslash, Kingler, Alakazam, Parasect
    D- - Electrode, Seadra, Marowak, Arbok, Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, Jynx, Persian, Golbat, Dodrio
    E - Porygon, Fearow, Lickitung, Chansey, Farfetch'd, Onix, Beedrill, Butterfree, Dugtrio, Raticate

    Defense:
    S - Snorlax, Lapras, Vaporeon
    A+ - Poliwrath, Dragonite, Muk
    A- - Nidoqueen, Blastoise, Slowbro, Gyarados, Rhydon, Wigglytuff, Venusaur, Exeggutor
    B+ - Golem, Machamp, Vileplume, Hypno, Tentacruel, Dewgong, Kangaskhan, Arcanine
    B- - Omastar, Ninetales, Tauros, Nidoking, Charizard, Golduck, Victreebel
    C+ - Aerodactyl, Marowak, Weezing, Pidgeot, Starmie
    C- - Electrode, Flareon, Seaking, Sandslash, Chansey, Magneton, Cloyster, Kabutops, Scyther, Pinsir, Gengar
    D+ - Parasect, Porygon, Hitmonchan, Rapidash, Magmar, Electabuzz, Jolteon, Venomoth, Primeape, Lickitung
    D- - Raichu, Seadra, Arbok, Hitmonlee, Persian, Golbat, Alakazam, Kingler
    E - Jynx, Dodrio, Farfetch'd, Onix, Beedrill, Butterfree, Dugtrio, Raticate, Fearow
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2016
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