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Our Tier List has been updated with the latest contenders from the Crown Tundra!

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The guides below contain information for the Movesets and best Builds for each Pokemon, including the best Natures, EV spreads, recommended Held Items, and our tier list for how they fare in competitive online play. Read on for the latest advice on how to craft the perfect team for Ranked Battle.

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Which Meta Do You Build For?

The Crown Tundra Builds Have Arrived!

With the release of The Crown Tundra DLC comes new Pokemon, and new Builds! These Pokemon have been added to the game along with the Crown Tundra, and will be available for use in Ranked Battle Series 7. Check out which Pokemon are set to shake up the metagame!

Pokemon Build
・Rain Special Sweeper Build
・Dynamax Build
・Choice Scarf Build
・Nasty Plot Sweeper Build
・Choice Scarf Build
・Calm Mind Sweeper
・Rising Voltage Doubles Sweeper
・Choice Band Sweeper
・Assault Vest Sweeper
・Substitute + Calm Mind Moveset Build
・CroCune Build
・Doubles Support Build
・Pressure Stall Build
・Dynamax Sweeper Build
・Physically Defensive Build
・Pressure Stall Build
・Choice Specs Build
・Nasty Plot Sweeper Build
・Doubles Physical Sweeper Build
・Mixed Offensive Pivot Build
・Attacker Build
・Nasty Plot Sweeper Build
・Choice Scarf Build
・Dynamax Swords Dance Build
・Tank Build
・Attacker Build
・Wall Setter Build
・Choice Scarf Build
・Swords Dance Build
・Choice Scarf Build
・Nature's Madness Build
・Trick + Choice Item Build
・Calm Mind Build
・Wall Setter Build
・Attacker Build
・Dragon Dance Sweeper Build
・Choice Scarf Special Sweeper Build
・Nasty Plot Sweeper Build
・Choice Specs Build
・Kee Berry + Calm Mind Build
・Choice Sweeper Build
・Weakness Policy Build
・Lead Dynamax Build
・Stealth Rock Support Build
・Trick Room Build
・Doubles Calm Mind Build
・Swords Dance Sweeper Build
・Trick Room Sweeper Build
・Dynamax Special Attacker Build
・Sheer Force Special Sweeper Build
・Bulky Attacker Build
・Defensive Pivot Build
・Weakness Policy Build
・Dragon Dance Build
・Choice Band Build
・Dynamax Lead Sweeper Build
・Special Sweeper Build
・Choice Scarf Build
・Swords Dance Build
・Focus Sash + Stealth Rock Build
・Weakness Policy Build
・Lum Berry Build
・Defensive Calm Mind Build
・Trick Room Sweeper Build
・Doubles Expanding Force Build
・Power Herb Build
・Stealth Rock Build
・Nasty Plot Sweeper
・Choice Specs Build
・Physical Offensive Pivot Build
・Special Offensive Pivot Build
・Bulk Up Sweeper Build
・Choice Scarf Sweeper Build
・Dynamax Sweeper Build
・Leech Seed Build
・Stealth Rock Lead
・Trick Room Sweeper Build
・Lead Dynamax Sweeper Build
・Swords Dance Sweeper Build
・Lead Dynamax Sweeper Build
・Baton Pass Build

Ranked Battle Series 7 | Rules and Legal Pokemon

Tier List for Ranked Battle

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Our full list of Pokemon most used in Ranked Battle, broken down into tiers and with detailed explanations of their usefulness and weak points.
Tier List of Best Pokemon for Ranked Battle

Strategies for Individual Pokemon

Movesets & Best Builds for The Crown Tundra Pokemon
Galarian ArticunoGalarian Articuno Galarian ZapdosGalarian Zapdos Galarian MoltresGalarian Moltres
RaikouRaikou EnteiEntei SuicuneSuicune
ArticunoArticuno ZapdosZapdos MoltresMoltres
TornadusTornadus ThundurusThundurus LandorusLandorus
Tapu KokoTapu Koko Tapu LeleTapu Lele Tapu BuluTapu Bulu
Tapu FiniTapu Fini RegielekiRegieleki RegidragoRegidrago
LatiosLatios LatiasLatias HeatranHeatran
CresseliaCresselia GlastrierGlastrier SpectrierSpectrier
NidokingNidoking SwampertSwampert DragoniteDragonite
SalamenceSalamence GarchompGarchomp MetagrossMetagross
Galarian SlowkingGalarian Slowking NihilegoNihilego NaganadelNaganadel
PheromosaPheromosa BuzzwoleBuzzwole CelesteelaCelesteela
KartanaKartana StakatakaStakataka BlazikenBlaziken
Movesets & Best Builds for Isle of Armor Pokemon
ScizorScizor KingdraKingdra MagnezoneMagnezone
VolcaronaVolcarona ChanseyChansey BlisseyBlissey
TalonflameTalonflame AzumarillAzumarill Galarian SlowbroGalarian Slowbro
Porygon2Porygon2 Urshifu Single-Strike StyleUrshifu Single-Strike Style Urshifu Rapid-Strike StyleUrshifu Rapid-Strike Style
SlowbroSlowbro Alolan MarowakAlolan Marowak DragalgeDragalge
KlefkiKlefki LycanrocLycanroc AmoongussAmoonguss
PoliwrathPoliwrath PalossandPalossand MienshaoMienshao
StarmieStarmie HeracrossHeracross ComfeyComfey
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
Movesets & Best Builds for New Pokemon
DragapultDragapult Galarian CorsolaGalarian Corsola ToxtricityToxtricity
Galarian DarmanitanGalarian Darmanitan CorviknightCorviknight DracovishDracovish
GrimmsnarlGrimmsnarl RillaboomRillaboom DuraludonDuraludon
CinderaceCinderace AlcremieAlcremie DracozoltDracozolt
HattereneHatterene EiscueEiscue InteleonInteleon
PincurchinPincurchin FrosmothFrosmoth ZacianZacian
SirfetchSirfetch'd FlappleFlapple CoalossalCoalossal
CentiskorchCentiskorch ArctozoltArctozolt ZarudeZarude
Galarian WeezingGalarian Weezing
Movesets & Best Builds for Returning Pokemon
MimikyuMimikyu Wash RotomWash Rotom GyaradosGyarados
FerrothornFerrothorn AegislashAegislash ExcadrillExcadrill
TyranitarTyranitar HydreigonHydreigon Heat RotomHeat Rotom
ArcanineArcanine MamoswineMamoswine ToxapexToxapex
TogekissTogekiss CloysterCloyster DurantDurant
SnorlaxSnorlax CharizardCharizard SylveonSylveon
LucarioLucario HippowdonHippowdon UmbreonUmbreon
ConkeldurrConkeldurr QuagsireQuagsire GastrodonGastrodon
LaprasLapras WhimsicottWhimsicott RhyperiorRhyperior
GoodraGoodra HaxorusHaxorus GlaceonGlaceon
Mow RotomMow Rotom Type: NullType: Null GengarGengar
MiloticMilotic GardevoirGardevoir FlygonFlygon
ChandelureChandelure LanturnLanturn TorkoalTorkoal
BisharpBisharp SeismitoadSeismitoad SilvallySilvally
Butterfree Butterfree PrimarinaPrimarina IncineroarIncineroar
BlastoiseBlastoise DecidueyeDecidueye VenusaurVenusaur
DarmanitanDarmanitan Alolan NinetalesAlolan Ninetales GothitelleGothitelle
CrawdauntCrawdaunt ClefableClefable ReuniclusReuniclus
Kommo-oKommo-o TerrakionTerrakion CobalionCobalion
VirizionVirizion NoivernNoivern Fan RotomFan Rotom
ToxicroakToxicroak PelipperPelipper JellicentJellicent
CelebiCelebi ClefairyClefairy HitmontopHitmontop
DiggersbyDiggersby
Movesets & Best Builds for Gigantamax Pokemon
Gigantamax GrimmsnarlGigantamax Grimmsnarl Gigantamax SnorlaxGigantamax Snorlax Gigantamax CharizardGigantamax Charizard

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