Resource National Dex Personal Viability Rankings Thread

National Dex Personal VRs
Hello, and welcome to the National Dex Personal VR Thread! Whilst the National Dex Council gets up its own resources, this thread can be used for other users to share their own opinions on the metagame. Explanations for the placements are not necessary, but would be greatly welcome moving into the new generation.

You can use to make your VRs. Courtesy of Dorron. Outdated, use this: courtesy of hidin
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Here's my viability rankings, based off of my experiences with the metagame.
Edit: Fixed some Pokémon's placements and things; removed Mega Sableye due to its unviability that I forgot about.

S Rank



A Rank






B Rank






C Rank

:latias-mega: :latiasite:




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my current take on the meta
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I think Ting-Lu is really overated, i find the mon to be extremely passive ingame, and I don't think it feat the rather offensive metagame we have rn. I also think Chi-Yu is lowkey broken, although it lacks speed to be as threatening as Iron Bundle is. People have a tendancy to sleep on Kommo-O, i'm convinced the mon is good in this meta, there isn't that much fairy type played bar koko and lele, and sometimes diancie. I don't think lando is worth A-rank rn, there's so much ground types that outclass it that it becomes really cringe for it to actually shine. Snow is something that should be more explored, I didn't see much usage of it but i'm fairly convinced it can do good, especially with how Snow has been reworked. It received really good tools such as Baxcalibur or even Iron Bundle, to an extend.
Also I don't get why Maushold is on the VR, mon without king's rock sucks, so as stuff like Skeledirge or Quaquaval, although they deserve more explorations, i'll admit. TR can be somewhat good i guess, although very inconsistent.
bumping this for fun. post shed tail & ape/wake ban list in lieu of VR updates

S Rank


:gholdengo: Gholdengo
:heatran: Heatran
:kingambit: Kingambit
:lopunny-mega: Lopunny-Mega

:dragapult: Dragapult
:tornadus-therian: Tornadus-Therian

A Rank


:ferrothorn: Ferrothorn
:volcarona: Volcarona
:Landorus-Therian: Landorus-Therian
:scizor-mega: Scizor-Mega
:tapu lele: Tapu Lele
:toxapex: Toxapex
:zapdos: Zapdos

:diancie-mega: Diancie-Mega
:garchomp: Garchomp
:garganacl: Garganacl
:iron valiant: Iron Valiant
:urshifu-rapid-strike: Urshifu-RS
:zamazenta: Zamazenta

:charizard-mega-y: Charizard-Mega-Y
:dragonite: Dragonite
:great tusk: Great Tusk
:mawile-mega: Mawile-Mega
:pelipper: Pelipper
:rotom-wash: Rotom-Wash
:tapu koko: Tapu Koko
:weavile: Weavile

B Rank

:baxcalibur: Baxcalibur
:cresselia: Cresselia
:gastrodon: Gastrodon
:gliscor: Gliscor
:gyarados-mega: Gyarados-Mega
:hawlucha: Hawlucha
:hippowdon: Hippowdon
:kartana: Kartana
:medicham-mega: Medicham-Mega
:mew: Mew
:rillaboom: Rillaboom
:skarmory: Skarmory
:tapu fini: Tapu Fini
:tangrowth: Tangrowth
:venusaur-mega: Venusaur-Mega
:victini: Victini

:buzzwole: Buzzwole
:cinderace: Cinderace
:clefable: Clefable
:clodsire: Clodsire
:floatzel: Floatzel
:hatterene: Hatterene
:hydreigon: Hydreigon
:iron hands: Iron Hands
:iron moth: Iron Moth
:kyurem: Kyurem
:serperior: Serperior
:skeledirge: Skeledirge
:slowking-galar: Slowking-Galar
:swampert-mega: Swampert-Mega
:ting-lu: Ting-Lu
:tyranitar-mega: Tyranitar-Mega
:zapdos-galar: Zapdos-Galar

:barraskewda: Barraskewda
:chansey: Chansey
:charizard-mega-x: Charizard-Mega-X
:Corviknight: Corviknight
:excadrill: Excadrill
:garchomp-mega: Garchomp-Mega
:glimmora: Glimmora
:grimmsnarl: Grimmsnarl
:latias-mega: Latias-Mega
:latios-mega: Latios-Mega
:magnezone: Magnezone
:manaphy: Manaphy
:sceptile-mega: Sceptile-Mega
:slowbro: Slowbro

C Rank


:amoonguss: Amoonguss
:arctozolt: Arctozolt
:blissey: Blissey
:greninja: Greninja
:iron jugulis: Iron Jugulis
:iron treads: Iron Treads
:kingdra: Kingdra
:ribombee: Ribombee
:sandy shocks: Sandy Shocks
:shuckle: Shuckle
:slither wing: Slither Wing
:slowking: Slowking
:tapu-bulu: Tapu Bulu
:tyranitar: Tyranitar
:zoroark-hisui: Zoroark-Hisui


What a kind young man
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May be an unnecessary bump but I made an update VR maker for personal VRs. For reference, I took Pokemon that have been used in National Dex tours / ladder / etc to an okay degree at the least:

When DLC comes around I'll most likely update this with the new Pokemon coming, cheers
Note: The order of Pokemon is a bit messed up due to the file names, if you move Gholdengo, Ting-Lu, and Iron Valiant to the bottom 3 in order, take Venusaur-Mega, Charizard-Mega, Clefable, and Ninetales-A and then put Slowbro and Muk-A behind Chansey, it'll be dex number accurate.
Also Iron Thorns and Lycanroc-Dusk were added by mistake, ignore them as you please or rank them if you think they're worth it
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forgot this page existed lol (also idk why tierlistmaker wont export the tier names as well so just to let u know it goes from S to D/UR)

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