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Welcome to the SV Battle Stadium Singles Viability Rankings. By this point the ruleset has moved on from the current ruleset and officially ended on January 3rd 2024. While the active thread has moved on from this ruleset, here is where we ended up on Regulation E before the meta transition. This thread won't be actively updated but if you look back here in the future and see that maybe we were off-base with some placements, feel free to comment! Otherwise this list is mostly here for archival purposes.
Previous BSS Viability Rankings
:Meowscarada: :Skeledirge: :Quaquaval: Regulation A
:flutter-mane: :iron-bundle:
Regulation B
:chien-pao: :ting-lu:Regulation C
:urshifu: :ursaluna:Regulation D

S Tier:

These are the biggest, most relevant threats in the metagame. You better prepare for them, as they can fit a large majority of teams very well!

S rank
:dragonite: Dragonite
:flutter-mane: Flutter Mane

S- rank
:chien-pao: Chien-Pao
:ogerpon-hearthflame: Ogerpon-Hearthflame
:ursaluna-bloodmoon: Ursaluna-Bloodmoon
:urshifu-rapid-strike: Urshifu (Rapid Strike)

A Tier:

These are very metagame relevant threats that fit on a wide variety of teams, or do a specific role very well.

A+ rank
:chi-yu: Chi-Yu
:garganacl: Garganacl
:gholdengo: Gholdengo
:iron-bundle: Iron Bundle
:roaring-moon: Roaring Moon
:ting-lu: Ting-Lu
:urshifu: Urshifu (Single Strike)

A rank
:dragapult: Dragapult
:garchomp: Garchomp
:glimmora: Glimmora
:landorus-therian: Landorus-Therian
:ninetales-alola: Ninetales-Alola
:ogerpon-wellspring: Ogerpon-Wellspring
:scizor: Scizor
:toxapex: Toxapex

A- rank
:annihilape: Annihilape
:basculegion: Basculegion-M
:breloom: Breloom
:dondozo: Dondozo
:hippowdon: Hippowdon
:mimikyu: Mimikyu
:ogerpon-cornerstone: Ogerpon-Cornerstone
:rotom-wash: Rotom-Wash

B tier:

These Pokemon have at least a few flaws that hold them back from being huge threats in this metagame, but they still have unique selling points that make them good picks for some teams.

B+ rank
:azumarill: Azumarill
:baxcalibur: Baxcalibur
:corviknight: Corviknight
:cresselia: Cresselia
:goodra-hisui: Goodra-Hisui
:heatran: Heatran
:iron-hands: Iron Hands
:iron-moth: Iron Moth
:magnezone: Magnezone
:rillaboom: Rillaboom
:scream-tail: Scream Tail
:ursaluna: Ursaluna
:zapdos: Zapdos

B rank
:amoonguss: Amoonguss
:clodsire: Clodsire
:gliscor: Gliscor
:iron-valiant: Iron Valiant
:kingambit: Kingambit
:kommo-o: Kommo-o
:meowscarada: Meowscarada
:ogerpon: Ogerpon-Teal Mask
:sinistcha: Sinistcha
:skeledirge: Skeledirge
:sneasler: Sneasler
:volcarona: Volcarona
:wo-chien: Wo-Chien

B- rank
:alomomola: Alomomola
:arcanine-hisui: Arcanine-Hisui
:blissey: Blissey
:ceruledge: Ceruledge
:chansey: Chansey
:clefable: Clefable
:empoleon: Empoleon
:espathra: Espathra
:grimmsnarl: Grimmsnarl
:hydreigon: Hydreigon
:kleavor: Kleavor
:milotic: Milotic
:okidogi: Okidogi
:snorlax: Snorlax
:tyranitar: Tyranitar
:umbreon: Umbreon
:vikavolt: Vikavolt

C tier:

These Pokemon are fairly niche, though not unviable. If your team uses one of these Pokemon, make sure your team needs their specific selling point, and isn't a job better done by more relevant Pokemon.

C+ rank
:arcanine: Arcanine
:cloyster: Cloyster
:fezandipiti: Fezandipiti
:great-tusk: Great Tusk
:gyarados: Gyarados
:pawmot: Pawmot
:pelipper: Pelipper
:rotom-heat: Rotom-Heat
:sylveon: Sylveon
:Tauros-Paldea-Fire: Tauros-Fire
:thundurus-therian: Thundurus-Therian
:tinkaton: Tinkaton
:torkoal: Torkoal
:zoroark-hisui: Zoroark-Hisui

C rank
:avalugg: Avalugg
:drifblim: Drifblim
:frosmoth: Frosmoth
:greninja: Greninja
:hatterene: Hatterene
:landorus: Landorus
:orthworm: Orthworm
:palafin: Palafin
:quaquaval: Quaquaval
:regieleki: Regieleki
:sandy-shocks: Sandy Shocks

C- rank
:basculegion-f: Basculegion-F
:brute-bonnet: Brute Bonnet
:gothitelle: Gothitelle
:haxorus: Haxorus
:iron-treads: Iron Treads
:lucario: Lucario
:maushold: Maushold
:polteageist: Polteageist
:samurott-hisui: Samurott-Hisui
:spectrier: Spectrier
:uxie: Uxie

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