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Forever April 3rd, 2012 5:14 AM

The best tier?
So we all have different tier preferences - some say OU is the best, others say other tiers are more balanced due to so and so, etc. Which tier is your favourite, which tier do you consider the most balanced, what got you into the tier you prefer the most and why should others play in the tier you do? Discuss! Feel free to reply to other peoples posts and kindly disagree and bring up your own points about why you should play in that tier.

Yoshikko April 3rd, 2012 6:18 AM

Well there's really not a "best" tier, they are all too different to be compared. I like OU and NU, though OU is starting to get boring because it's just all the same. I don't really care for whatever the "best" might be, as long as it's fun.

deadly2555 April 3rd, 2012 12:44 PM

I hate tiers, lol. Thats why I dont do super competetive battles, I just like everything except ubers

sparkbank April 6th, 2012 8:55 AM

I'm not sure I understand the tiers. It'd be nice to get a description of each.

Forever April 6th, 2012 9:02 AM


Originally Posted by sparkbank (Post 7117508)
I'm not sure I understand the tiers. It'd be nice to get a description of each.

Sure. :3

OU = OverUsed, the main tier people basically play in. It features stuff like Terrakion/Rotom-W/Scizor/Landorus, and so on, and basically the default tier for CBC (aka what most people play).

Ubers = Those too overpowered to play in OU, which is where the overpowered ones are kind of... evened out. It features stuff like Kyogre, and not necessarily all legends, some non-legends too, like Excadrill for example.

UU = UnderUsed, the ones that aren't used enough to be in OU but are used a lot more than the other lower tiers. A lot of these Pokemon often appear in OU.

RU = RarelyUsed, basically not used often enough to be in UU or OU but are used more than Pokemon in NU.

NU = NeverUsed, the lowest of the tiers (other than LC), which is for the ones that don't fit into any other tiers due to usage, which as a result makes the group much larger than the others.

LC = Pokemon that aren't evolved @ level 5.

BL/BL2 = Pokemon that don't fit into the tiers "above" since they don't have the usage for that tier, but they don't fit in the tier they were in already, so as a result they're stuck in BL.

Apple Juice April 6th, 2012 9:09 AM

The best tier is NU. There's so many possibilities for unique teams, unique styles, and unique battles. It's so much fun to play. c:

Forever May 4th, 2012 4:11 AM


I never answered my own question!! But yeah, after just battling OU in a row and then NU and the fact OU just made me annoyed... ya NU is now my favourite, lol. NU Pokemon > OU Pokemon (for meee).

shnen May 4th, 2012 4:14 AM

this was a pretty good post tbh

Dark Azelf May 4th, 2012 6:08 AM

Nu and ubers are the best tiers ive played this gen.

Nu is pretty balanced and so is ubers. The latter is actually more balanced than OU which i find absolutely hilarious. OU is just a terrible metagame thats beyond hope, so there is no point in even caring about it anymore.

Havent played UU and RU.

SoulRed12 May 4th, 2012 12:34 PM

I like OU, but it's always disappointing how so many of my favorite pokes are in NU. BUT, Espeon is OU now, so I'm much happier XD

Vezon Dash May 19th, 2012 12:52 PM

Ubers is my personal favorite tier. You can use anything you want, and it takes a lot of predictions to have a substantial advantage over your opponents. Even teams of 6 NU guys can hold their own in ubers.

Obesesniper93 May 20th, 2012 3:19 PM

Why are there tiers if you can go against an Uber team with a NU team??? lol.
What purpose do the tiers actually serve? to seperate the laid back battles from extreme trainers/collectors?

Lance May 20th, 2012 3:23 PM

Aside from OU just because it's the standard blah blah, I like UU and NU the best, as a lot of my favorite pokes fall in those tiers.

Forever May 20th, 2012 6:58 PM


Originally Posted by Obesesniper93 (Post 7183893)
Why are there tiers if you can go against an Uber team with a NU team??? lol.
What purpose do the tiers actually serve? to seperate the laid back battles from extreme trainers/collectors?

Well because that's kinda people's choice. A NU player can challenge an Ubers player if they really want, although they should keep in mind that ubers is a lot different to nu, and thus each team isn't prepared for the threats the other team is. However, if you're trying to ladder - then while a NU player can battle in ubers, an ubers player can't battle in nu because that's way too unfair for the nu players. Does that make sense? But yeah, tiers separate what is most commonly used/what is too broken etc, tiers don't separate the laid back battles - funnily enough most general battlers who don't play competitively are either in nu or ubers, because the most popular Pokemon, for example Charizard and Arceus, are in those tiers. However, to them it's not tiers - it's just battling. To the rest of us, it's tiers, so they don't really separate because tiers exist in both environments but they're not acknowledged in that. I really hope that made sense, lol. :x

tj4bigred May 20th, 2012 7:52 PM

This is a tough question to answer. I like Little Cup because calculating EVs are tougher and it gives Pokémon whose evolutions are pretty unused (such as Lickitung and Carvahna) a chance to shine.

I mostly battled OU until I came here, and I learned the ropes to NU somewhat (at least the basic counters and checks). Right now my favorite tier is NU because I hate auto-weather.

It also has more Pokémon and therefore more variety. That means more to prepare for.

vaporeon7 May 23rd, 2012 4:51 AM

OU is just a standard tier to me, there is nothing that is really special about it. I do like NU somewhat because it lets me use some of my favourite and weaker Pokémon to a better extent.

CalciferFireDmn June 14th, 2012 10:43 AM

I like OU bcause you can use from any set besides ubers (that take the fun out). So if you wanna build a team of your favorite mostly UU or NU pokemon go ahead. You'll just have a better challenge by playing in OU.

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