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BH S/M Unofficial E-Rank/F-Rank (outdated)

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  1. E-Rank Pokemon are those that have notable niches, can mimic other Pokemon rather well while displaying unique qualities to set it apart from what its mimicking, or does a few unique jobs other meta Pokemon can't do.  However, they all have some major flaw or another that holds them back from being typical picks for most teams and therefore often have the team built around them or are chosen last to make-up for a team with unusual weaknesses.
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  3. The main differentiating fact is an E-rank Pokemon can pair with most teammates with a little bit of work while F-rank Pokemon only fit on very specific teams with very particular needs.
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  5. Pokemon (HP / Atk / Def / SpA / SpD / Spe  Typing / 2nd Typing ) -  This is an example of how things are listed.
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  7. Absol-Mega ( 65 / 150 / 60 / 115 / 60 / 115  Dark) -   As a pure Dark-type with relatively high attack power, Absol makes for a good Prankster-immune Sashsmash user as it already doesn't care about the loss in bulk.  It can also run a number of other offensive sets, such as Pursuit trapping Specs Psychic Terrain Mewtwo-Y.  Its base 115 speed is a little on the slow side for a glass cannon, however, limiting its usefulness unboosted.
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  9. Aegislash-Blade (60 / 150 / 50 / 150 / 50 / 60  Ghost/Steel) -  Good typing and offenses that give it a huge amount of potential to run a number of threatening sets that could be physical, mixed, or special.  However, slow speed practically relegates it to Trick Room and its miniscule bulk makes it hard to use safely.
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  11. Aggron-Mega (70 / 140 / 230 / 60 / 80 / 50  Steel) -  Largely serves as an alternative to Steelix-Mega that lacks the weaknesses of the Ground-type and therefore runs sets similar to it.  Aggron, however, also loses out on the benefits of the Ground-typing too.
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  13. Alakazam-Mega  (55 / 50 / 65 / 175 / 105 / 150  Psychic) -  Serves as an alternative to Mewtwo-Y, trading some power for speed.  Its main gimmick is it outspeeds nearly all other threats, notably other Mewtwo-Y, making it very difficult to revenge KO unless the opponents have some way to slow Alakazam down or boost their own speed.
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  15. Blissey  (255 / 10 / 10 / 75 / 135 / 55  Normal) -  Lack of Eviolite means its outclassed by Chansey.  It does non-Eviolite sets better, but as Chansey wants Eviolite 99% of the time, and Blissey cannot mimic non-Imposter sets well without it, it's generally not used unless you don't mind alerting your opponent that your Imposter might be carrying a niche anti-anti-Imposter item like a Plate.  However, it is still the second best bulky Imposter in the meta.
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  17. Camerupt-Mega (70 / 120 / 100 / 145 / 105 / 20  Fire/Ground) -  A dirt slow, special attacking  alternative to Primal Groudon.  Its primary use is for Trick Room teams, but it can also mimic most of Primal Groudon's special attacking sets as well.  It also serves as one of the slowest pivots in the meta, although lacks the bulk to specialize in this regard.
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  19. Chandelure (60 / 55 / 90 / 145 / 90 / 80  Ghost/Fire) -  Good attacking power and unique Ghost/Fire typing gives it some interesting uses that is easy to self-Imposter proof, granting it some better match-up options than Gengar, at the cost of some worse ones.  However, low bulk and speed comparable to most walls make it difficult to use well.
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  21. Charizard-Y (78 / 104 / 78 / 159 / 115 / 100  Fire/Flying) -  A special attacking Aerilate user with STAB on Fire-attacks, giving it better STAB coverage than Rayquaza-Mega.  Its lack of speed, lower power, and difficulty going mixed leaves it a bit wanting in serving as an Aerilate abuser.  Charizard-Y can perform non-Aerilate sets as well with reasonable effectiveness due to its power, but struggles with its speed.
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  23. Blaziken-Mega (80 / 160 / 80 / 130 / 80 / 100  Fire/Fighting) -  Perhaps the best physical Contrary typing in the meta, especially with the dethroning of Primal Groudon.  It also mimics many of the now-banned Pokemon's sets, usually replacing Ground with Fighting attacks, although its lower overall power and bulk make it unable to fill its big brother's shoes.
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  25. Darkrai (70 / 90 / 90 / 135 / 90 / 125  Dark)  -  Fastest special attacking pure Dark-type in the tier, though its power and bulk leave it in a bit of an undesirable position and it doesn't outspeed the Mewtwo duo, who it would like to check.
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  27. Darmitan-Z  (105 / 30 / 105 / 140 / 105 / 55  Fire/Psychic) -  Its typing makes it a great check to certain Mewtwo sets, namely those carrying a combination of Psychic, Fighting, Fairy, and Fire moves.  It also has the typing to act as a good general Contrary check, as the only Contrary staple that it doesn't resist is Dragon Ascent.  However, its other sets function very similarly to Solgaleo, who is not weak to Stealth Rock and sports a better set of resistances in general, making it difficult to find a team Darmitan better serves.
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  29. Gardevoir-(Mega) (68 / 65 / 65 / 125 / 115 / 80 Psychic/Fairy| 68 / 85 / 65 / 165 / 135 / 100 Psychic/Fairy) -  Primarily serves as mega-evolution abuser, running sets such as Simple Shell Smash before evolving to get Pixilate for a sweep.  It also has a relatively good Contrary typing with its STABs.  However, it finds stiff competition with Diancie-Mega as a Fairy and Mewtwo-Y as a Psychic, making it difficult to find its niche, especially with it being considerably slower than either of them.
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  31. (Primal) Groudon (100 / 150 / 140 / 100 / 90 / 90 Ground| 100 / 180 / 160 / 150 / 90 / 90 Ground/Fire) -  Fur Coat sets act as a decent check to Primal Groudon, but its main allure is to use a Red Orb to achieve the otherwise banned Primal Groudon form.  It also runs fire and forget abilities such as Download, Intimidate, and Misty Surge when using Red Orb.
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  33. Heatran ( 91 / 90 / 106 / 130 / 106 / 77  Fire/Steel) -  Its typing makes it a great check to certain sets, particularly Refrigerate and Pixilate users.  It can also run an anti-Imposter set with such abilities and Earth Plate Judgement.  Despite its typing and usable 600 BST, its stats are not distributed well for the meta and its 4x Ground weakness on an otherwise good-typing make it tricky to utilize.
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  35. Houndoom(-Mega) (75 / 90 / 50 / 110 / 80 / 95  Dark/Fire| 75 / 90 / 90 / 140 / 90 / 115  Dark/Fire) -  Unique typing and passable sweeping stats makes Houndoom useful as a niche consideration do to its unique STAB-combination only being notably walled by Diancie, Tapu Fini, Greninja, and itself.  It also can run a mega-abuse set with Drought as the pre-evolved form, giving it the ability to take advantage of Solar Power.  However, Houndoom's stats are in a similar boat as Mega-Absol's in that it's a bit too frail for its speed tier.
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  37. Lati@s-Mega (-ias 80 / 100 / 120 / 140 / 150 / 110  Psychic/Dragon| -ios 80 / 130 / 100 / 160 / 120 / 110  Psychic/Dragon) -  Has a great Contrary typing and Latios has good power to back it up, while Latias takes a somewhat bulky route.  The nerfing of Soul Dew has seriously reigned in their power, however.  Couple with lowish speed for a sweeper and they have difficulty claiming a niche over Mewtwo-Y or Rayquaza-Mega.
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  39. Lucario-Mega (70 / 145 / 88 / 140 / 70 / 112  Fighting/Steel) -  Reasonably good mixed-offenses and a unique typing are mostly held back by an odd base 112 speed.  Lucario is unpredictable, can hit hard from either side, and only has natural walls in Slowbro-Mega and Aegislash.
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  41. Manectric-Mega (70 / 75 / 80 / 135 / 80 / 135  Electric) -  Fastest STAB abuser of Galvanize and one of the fastest attackers in the meta.  Competes with Xurkitree for the role, who can wall break much better but is much slower.  Manectric's lowish power, lowish bulk, and poor STAB options outside of Galvanize keep it from doing anything but speedy Galvanize sets, however.
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  43. Marshadow ( 90 / 125 / 80 / 90 / 90 / 125  Ghost/Fighting)  -  Unique STAB-typing that is also trivial to Imposter-proof.  However, the Pokemon is hampered by its poorly distributed BST of 600, leaving it fairly underpowered in many situations and its most redeeming quality is its relatively high speed.
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  45. Palkia (90 / 120 / 100 / 150 / 120 / 100  Dragon/Water) -  Unique typing with few weaknesses allows Palkia to act as a good Fur Coat check to many Primal Groudon and other-Fire-type attackers.  It also functions as a dangerous rain abuser and can additionally run almost any set Primal Kyogre can pull off.  Vulnerability to Core Enforcer holds it back, however.
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  47. Regirock (80 / 100 / 200 / 50 / 100 / 50  Rock) -  A surprisingly effective wall on sand teams or with an Assault Vest.  Its typing, however, is easy to exploit in the current meta, making it difficult to utilize well.
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  49. Salamence-(Mega) (95 / 135 / 80 / 110 / 80 / 100  Dragon/Flying | 95 / 145 / 130 / 120 / 90 / 120  Dragon/Flying) -  Largely abuses mega-evolving to get an Aerilate set after using an ability like Simple.  It also serves as a bulkier altnerative to Mega-Rayquaza, allowing it to use its typing defensively for Fur Coat or AV Regen sets.
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  51. Thundurus-Therian (79 / 105 / 70 / 145 / 80 / 101  Flying/Electric) -  A Galvanize user that has an immunity Ground-type moves aside of Thousand Arrows, but it picks up a weakness to Stealth Rock in return.  Lowish speed for an attacker and lack of bulk make it difficult to utilize well.
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  53. Umbreon (95 / 65 / 110 / 60 / 130 / 65  Dark) -  Bulkiest Dark-type without an exploitable secondary typing nor a major weakness to Low Kick.  With its poor power, its practically forced into using Foul Play to threaten opponents directly.  However, unlike Gyarados, it doesn't resist Sunsteel Strike, forcing Umbreon to give up the slot most of the time.  Best served on teams that need a Fur Coat or Unaware Dark-type but can't afford doubling down on other weaknesses.
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  55. Victini (100 / 100 / 100 / 100 / 100 / 100  Fire/Psychic) -  An excellent Contrary typing for both physical and special.  Victini, however, is seriously held back by its even stat distribution with a merely passable 600 BST.  It can also act similar to Darm-Z, trading a small amount of bulk and a large amount of special attack for a great deal of speed and physical attack.
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  57. Volcanion (80 / 110 / 120 / 130 / 90 / 70  Fire/Water) -  Unique typing gives it great defensive properties, such as 4x resisting Ice and Fire.  However, said typing is also vulnerable to key threats, such as Stealth Rock, and its a bit weak on the special defensive side.
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  60. F-Rank Pokemon are the Pokemon who have one very specific job to do and only succeed at doing that one job.  A few can function in two roles, though the second role is almost always limited to very particular anti-Imposter needs.  These are Pokemon that can work if your team absolutely needs them, but are completely outclassed in all other situations.
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  62. The main differentiating fact is an E-rank Pokemon can pair with most teammates with a little bit of work while F-rank Pokemon only fit on very specific teams with very particular needs.
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  64. Buzzwole (107 / 139 / 139 / 53 / 53 / 79  Bug/Fighting)  -  It used to be ranked but... what does it do!?!?!?
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  66. Charizard-X (78 / 130 / 111 / 130 / 85 / 100  Fire/Dragon) -  It performs pure-physical sets utilizing its typing a little bit better than Reshiram does, enough to warrant using in those cases.  However, Reshiram outclasses it in mixed, special, and defensive sets.
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  68. Celebi (100 / 100 / 100 / 100 / 100 / 100  Grass/Psychic) -  Has a great Contrary typing and is the only notable Psychic type immune to Spore and Leech Seed without abilities, but its underwhelming stats leave much to be desired.
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  70. Gligar ( / / / / /  Flying/Ground) -  Surprisingly bulky with an Eviolite and can act as an Imposter-proof Soundproof check to a number of -ate abusers with its typing.  Largely outclassed otherwise and nearly dead weight against anything offensive if it lost its Eviolite.
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  72. Golurk (89 / 124 / 80 / 55 / 80 / 55  Ghost/Ground) -  Its typing lets it act as a very reliable Shedinja counter, able to switch into Endeavor and Volt Switch and KO with a Mold Breaker Pursuit.  It has little other utility, however.
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  74. Gyarados (95 / 125 / 79 / 60 / 100 / 81  Water/Flying) -  Mega-evolve abuse with an ability like Simple to set up the mega form's Mold Breaker sweep.
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  76. Escalvalier (70 / 135 / 105 / 60 / 105 / 20  Bug/Steel) -  Still the best Gyro Ball abuser in the meta, usually using Trick Room or Prankster Copycat.  Aside from being  a super slow pivot with STAB U-Turn, it does very little else.
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  78. Florges (78 / 65 / 68 / 112 / 154 / 75  Fairy) -  Better special bulk makes it a better AV Regen user than Xerneas if special attacks are the only thing to be concerned with.  Outclassed otherwise.
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  80. Kyogre (100 / 100 / 90 / 150 / 140 / 90  Water) -  Exists purely to run Blue Orb sets similar to Groudon and Red Orb.
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  82. Krookodile ( 95 / 117 / 80 / 65 / 70 / 92  Ground/Dark) -  Acts as a good check to certain Mewtwo-Y sets running Psychic/Ghost/Dark/Volt Switch coverage and can chase them with STAB Pursuit.  It offers little function beyond this.
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  84. Landorus-Therian (89 / 145 / 90 / 105 / 80 / 91  Flying/Ground) -  Its typing allows it to run a good coverage of Ground/Electric while being fully self-Imposter-immune without use of an item or ability.  It can't do anything back to the Imposter without giving up full immunity, however, but can get away with Leech Seed.  Otherwise, beyond typing, it's largely outclassed by other Ground-types.
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  86. Lopunny-Mega (65 / 136 / 94 / 54 / 96 / 135  Normal/Fighting) -  An alternative to Mewtwo-X that sacrifices power in order to be immune to Ghost-type moves, most notably Spectral Thief.
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  88. Medicham-(Mega) (60 / 60 / 85 / 80 / 85 / 100 Psychic/Fighting | 60 / 100 / 85 / 80 / 85 / 100 Psychic/Fighting) -  Another alternative to Mewtwo-X that, while normally completely outclassed, but can mega-evolve to get Pure Power to eek out an offensive edge over Mewtwo, particularly if Mewtwo-X has lost its item.
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  90. Meloetta-Aria (100 / 77 / 77 / 128 / 128 / 90  Normal/Psychic)  -  An alternative to Mewtwo-Y that makes large sacrifices in order to be immune to Ghost-moves, most notably Spectral Thief, allowing it to actually function as a check or even counter to Gengar-Mega.
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  92. Pinser-(Mega) (65 / 125 / 100 / 55 / 70 / 85 Bug| 65 / 155 / 120 / 65 / 90 / 105  Bug/Flying) -  Largely abuses mega-evolving to get an Aerilate set after using an ability like Simple.  Other than STAB U-Turn, it largely pales in comparison to Mega-Rayquaza.
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  94. Raikou (90 / 85 / 75 / 115 / 100 / 115  Electric) -  A somewhat bulkier alternative to Manectric-Mega at the cost of both power and speed.
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  96. Regice (80 / 50 / 100 / 100 / 200 / 50  Ice) -  A surprisingly good mixed wall with Fur Coat that's held back by its awful defensive typing.  It is also one of the very few defensive Pokemon that is naturally immune to hail damage.
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  98. Shaymin-Sky (100 / 103 / 75 / 120 / 75 / 127  Grass/Flying) -  An alternative to Mega-Rayquaza that sacrifices much in exchange for immunity to Spore and Leech Seed, being faster by a couple of speed tiers, and picking up STAB Seed Flare.  Conversely, it can also operate as an alternative to Mega-Sceptile with similar sacrifices.  Its also infinitely more adorable than either of them.
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  100. Suicune (100 / 75 / 115 / 90 / 115 / 85  Water) -  Slightly better physical bulk means it Fur Coats better than Primal Kyogre if tanking physical attacks is the only real concern.  Its outclassed in every other way, however.
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  102. Swadloon (55 / 63 / 90 / 50 / 80 / 42  Grass/Bug) -  A surprisingly effective meme check to several Primal Groudon and Mega-Camerupt sets when running Flashfire.  Near dead weight otherwise.
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  104. Swampert (100 / 110 / 90 / 85 / 90 / 60  Water/Ground) -  Mega-evolve abuse using Drizzle to set-up the mega form's Swift Swim.
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  106. Sylveon (95 / 65 / 65 / 110 / 130 / 60  Fairy) -  An alternative to Florges that trades power, speed, and a miniscule amount of special bulk in exchange for more physical bulk, via higher HP.  Higher HP can also be used for meme-ish Mirror Coat sets better.
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  108. Terrakion ( 91 / 129 / 90 / 72 / 90 / 108  Rock/Fighting) -  An interesting Sand Rush user with its STAB combination and all the benefits it gets from its typing and ability in the sand.  However, its power is a little on the low side and it is lacking in speed, so it doesn't do much outside of this role.
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  110. Togekiss ( 85 / 50 / 95 / 120 / 115 / 80  Flying/Fairy) -  Flashfire makes it a surprisingly decent check to a number of Contrary checks.  But, other than Imposter-proofing Garchomps lacking Thousand Arrows, it serves little purpose.
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  112. Weavile (70 / 120 / 65 / 45 / 85 / 125  Dark/Ice) -  Niche Mega-Rayquaza check with its Ice-STAB and higher speed when using Dazzling to avoid being KOed by the priority-abusing Mega-Ray sets.  Has little use beyond this.
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  114. Arcanine (150 / 175 / 145 / 140 / 135 / 155  Fire) -  The best Pokemon in the meta, period.  It is only not used due to an unspoken code of honor not to use such an overpowered Pokemon.
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