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Smogon has released its current OU and UU Tiers for Pokemon Sword and Shield (SPOILERS)

Nov 5, 2017
11,937
Smogon has just recently released it's OU and UU Tier for Pokemon Sword and Shield. However, since this is very Early Stage it is likely going to chance i am just curious on pepole's thoughts and opinions on it and what you think will be chanced. I will just be posting the OU Pokemon in this thread since there is far less but you can see the UU Pokemon if you look at its tiers.

https://www.smogon.com/dex/ss/formats/ou/
https://www.smogon.com/dex/ss/formats/uu/

 

Swiggins

Member
Apr 10, 2018
2,658
What does OU and UU stand for?
OU = Overused, basically the top tier for everything outside of Ubers (which is usually legendaries or Pokemon that can exploit a particularly egregious strategy)
UU = Underused, basically mid tier.

Hey OP, heads up your first link directs or Aegislash...unless that was intentional.
 

Aaronrules380

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
10,794
From my experience in ranked singles (which is admittedly a bit different being 3 on 3)

yeah sounds about right
 

Viale

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,928
Smogon has just recently released it's OU and UU Tier for Pokemon Sword and Shield. However, since this is very Early Stage it is likely going to chance i am just curious on pepole's thoughts and opinions on it and what you think will be chanced. I will just be posting the OU Pokemon in this thread since there is far less but you can see the UU Pokemon if you look at its tiers.

https://www.smogon.com/dex/ss/formats/ou/
https://www.smogon.com/dex/ss/formats/uu/

oh boy, already started breeding a tyranitar, togetic, and aegislash. Time to go and get me a full set.
 

mnk

Member
Nov 11, 2017
1,015
I take it UU is only that big because they haven't established RU yet?
 
Dec 21, 2017
10,825
I don't follow smogon but I think it's hilarious Seismitoad is on that list with the "why am I here" because I personally use one. I've never seen a single other person in ranked use one though so I thought I was an outlier. I just needed both a water and a ground Pokemon for my team and it fit the bill.
 
OP
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TheGamingNewsGuy
Nov 5, 2017
11,937
I don't follow smogon but I think it's hilarious Seimetoad is on that list with the "why am I here" because I personally use one. I've never seen a single other person in ranked use one though so I thought I was an outlier. I just needed both a water and a ground Pokemon for my team and it fit the bill.
1 Reason - Rain Teams are in thanks to Peppiler.
 

SolidJaum

Member
Jun 2, 2019
550
Worth to say that they're looking into put Dynamax into suspect. Want to see now if their "every pokemon" tier will be more successful than OU.
 

Zacmortar

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,327
I have no idea how to parse this into good and bad but i see Darmanitan and Dracovish pictures so Im atleast happy
 

Carankan

Member
Dec 22, 2017
20
It's weird to see Gengar in UU. Is it because of the proliferation of dark types or has he been less powerful for a while? Haven't really kept up during gen 7.
 

klastical

Member
Oct 29, 2017
2,875
I don't follow smogon but I think it's hilarious Seismitoad is on that list with the "why am I here" because I personally use one. I've never seen a single other person in ranked use one though so I thought I was an outlier. I just needed both a water and a ground Pokemon for my team and it fit the bill.
I've always used a swampert. I dont know if I'm ready to accept this other guy BUT water/ground is such a great typing.
 

Joseki

Member
Nov 5, 2017
6,597
This is exactly the OU tier everyone expected about 20 minutes after the game were datamined.