Thank you so much for pulling these, Antar. Wow, they are fascinating.
Obviously Aurumoth got ridiculous usage (most CAPs do in their playtest), but I think in this case, CAP4 was used more in the playtest than recent past CAPs. I dunno if we ever pulled stats for Mollux, but it certainly saw a lot less usage. It goes to show how powerful and useful of a Pokemon Aurumoth was on any given team.
Not surprised at all by how the top Pokemon shaked out in this. Heatran served as an excellent counter against Auru's STABs, which I'm sure is what was solely responsible for the massive usage of Dugtrio. Genesect of course was as popular as ever, and it's not surprising to see that Choice Scarf was it's most popular set (57%). Donphan usage was weirdly high; I felt that while I was laddering. People using Head Smash and Ice Shard and stuff. Y'all are whack.
I guess the biggest surprise, in my opinion, was the role of rain (at least in comparison to the BW2 OU metagame). I felt that it was lacking in presence on the ladder, but these stats show that it was used more in the playtest than in current OU (22.393% vs. 16.767%). I can't really make any correlations as to why that'd be; perhaps people boosted Hydro Pump to get through Heatran? I'm not sure; I played almost exclusively sun with a little bit of weatherless.
Last edited by Birkal; Dec 6th, 2012 at 5:25:07 PM.