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Competitive Tiers

#1shrooboid313Posted 3/22/2013 9:45:37 AM
Will someone explain to me how they work? I don't really understand, is a Pokemon's stats what determine what tier they're in or is it something else?

I just wondered...
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#2The_Sol_BladerPosted 3/22/2013 9:47:35 AM
Usage. Just look at the names of the tiers
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#3RunebogglePosted 3/22/2013 9:48:22 AM
OU, UU, RU, and NU are all determined by usage.
Ubers, BL, and BL2 are made up of things that overcentralize the tiers directly below them.
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#4Catcher_FreemanPosted 3/22/2013 9:48:26 AM
It depends on how much a Pokemon is used.

Though if it's deemed to be too overpowered for its tier, it'll be sent to Uber if was OU, BL if it was UU, and BL2 if it was RU.
#5IrishMercenaryPosted 3/22/2013 11:10:48 AM
OU stands for Over used, UU is under used etc
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#6DarkDragon386Posted 3/22/2013 11:12:50 AM
I believe it 3.25% or greater for OU.
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#7SThiefNPosted 3/22/2013 12:02:25 PM(edited)
to expand a little bit, often a pokemon's stats will affect how much it is used - thus, higher BST pokes tend to be in higher tiers. there are exceptions.

also, pokes may be bumped up/down a tier if they're overly-prevalent, lack many true counters, or are simply too easy to exploit in their current tiers. i.e., Excadrill or SB Blaziken
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#8pokemonfreak97Posted 3/22/2013 12:07:26 PM
Most tiers (OU, UU, RU, and NU) are based on usage. Almost all Pokémon are in these tiers. If everyone is using Scizor, then Scizor will end up in OU, for example. Tiers (when they originated) essentially started with all the Pokémon in a pool, and some were used more often, which became OU and UU to an extent, and the others drifted down into RU and NU. Later, they banned certain Pokémon from each of these tiers; Uber (the banlist for OU) is the only one played as its own tier.
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