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Average Movesets and Moves Used in the CAP Metagame in October and November

Discussion in 'Create-A-Pokémon Project' started by X-Act, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. X-Act

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    Doug has courteously provided stats for the CAP metagame for October and November, and hence I am providing the usual list of commonly used moves and commonly used movesets for both months.

    Enjoy!

    Common Moves used in October:
    Code:
    Earthquake 19.62%
    Thunderbolt 13.25%
    Stealth Rock 13.03%
    Earth Power 10.05%
    Ice Beam 9.37%
    Substitute 9.11%
    Surf 8.75%
    U-turn 7.96%
    Explosion 7.49%
    Stone Edge 7.41%
    Recover 7.28%
    Flamethrower 7.26%
    Shadow Ball 7.24%
    Waterfall 6.76%
    Roost 6.48%
    Rapid Spin 6.33%
    Bullet Punch 6.14%
    Rest 6.03%
    Spikes 6.01%
    Protect 5.95%
    Wish 5.34%
    Superpower 5.15%
    Fire Blast 5.09%
    Pursuit 4.72%
    Crunch 4.64%
    Dragon Dance 4.64%
    Encore 4.63%
    Ice Punch 4.55%
    Trick 4.16%
    Will-o-wisp 4.14%
    Draco Meteor 4.13%
    Thunderpunch 3.73%
    Swords Dance 3.66%
    Grass Knot 3.65%
    Hydro Pump 3.64%
    Sleep Talk 3.61%
    Toxic 3.61%
    Calm Mind 3.53%
    Meteor Mash 3.49%
    ShadowStrike 3.48%
    Outrage 3.45%
    Dragon Pulse 3.39%
    Roar 3.17%
    Toxic Spikes 3.12%
    Close Combat 3.04%
    HP-Fire 2.8%
    Brick Break 2.78%
    Psychic 2.77%
    Overheat 2.71%
    Energy Ball 2.38%
    Iron Head 2.31%
    Taunt 2.28%
    Thunder Wave 2.13%
    Slack Off 2.13%
    Paleo Wave 2.03%
    Nasty Plot 1.92%
    Bulk Up 1.9%
    Whirlwind 1.82%
    HP-Grass 1.81%
    HP-Ice 1.8%
    Fire Punch 1.76%
    Brave Bird 1.74%
    Payback 1.67%
    Focus Blast 1.53%
    Extremespeed 1.49%
    Baton Pass 1.45%
    Seismic Toss 1.44%
    Leech Seed 1.43%
    Sucker Punch 1.43%
    HP-Electric 1.41%
    Zen Headbutt 1.39%
    Shadow Sneak 1.37%
    Hammer Arm 1.34%
    Softboiled 1.29%
    Giga Drain 1.25%
    Discharge 1.25%
    Dragon Claw 1.24%
    Agility 1.21%
    Rain Dance 1.16%
    Dynamicpunch 1.15%
    Focus Punch 1.12%
    Ice Shard 1.1%
    Perish Song 1.08%
    Blizzard 1.08%
    Lava Plume 1.08%
    Reflect 1.03%
    Ancientpower 0.97%
    Air Slash 0.95%
    Leaf Storm 0.94%
    Body Slam 0.93%
    Bug Buzz 0.92%
    Pain Split 0.91%
    Aqua Tail 0.89%
    Heat Wave 0.88%
    Ice Fang 0.86%
    Charge Beam 0.83%
    Gyro Ball 0.81%
    Fake Out 0.81%
    HP-Fighting 0.8%
    Sleep Powder 0.78%
    Spore 0.75%
    Light Screen 0.71%
    Bug Bite 0.68%
    Aerial Ace 0.65%
    Flash Cannon 0.65%
    Bounce 0.64%
    Signal Beam 0.62%
    Rock Polish 0.62%
    Aqua Jet 0.6%
    Seed Bomb 0.59%
    Return 0.58%
    Night Slash 0.58%
    Fire Fang 0.55%
    Revenge 0.52%
    Hypnosis 0.51%
    Counter 0.5%
    Curse 0.49%
    Synthesis 0.48%
    Aromatherapy 0.47%
    Thunder 0.47%
    Megahorn 0.41%
    Heal Bell 0.41%
    Dark Pulse 0.4%
    X-Scissor 0.39%
    Mach Punch 0.39%
    Sludge Bomb 0.38%
    Vacuum Wave 0.37%
    Aura Sphere 0.37%
    Rock Slide 0.36%
    Endeavor 0.34%
    Tri Attack 0.33%
    Super Fang 0.33%
    Magnet Rise 0.3%
    Wood Hammer 0.29%
    Cross Chop 0.28%
    Quick Attack 0.28%
    HP-Ground 0.27%
    Head Smash 0.27%
    Flare Blitz 0.26%
    Weather Ball 0.24%
    Selfdestruct 0.24%
    Moonlight 0.24%
    Knock Off 0.23%
    Tail Glow 0.22%
    Shadow Punch 0.21%
    Facade 0.21%
    Drill Peck 0.19%
    Avalanche 0.19%
    Charm 0.19%
    Confuse Ray 0.18%
    Bite 0.18%
    Poison Jab 0.17%
    Yawn 0.16%
    Fake Tears 0.15%
    Shadow Claw 0.15%
    Ominous Wind 0.15%
    Destiny Bond 0.14%
    Steel Wing 0.14%
    Hyper Beam 0.13%
    Haze 0.13%
    Belly Drum 0.13%
    Double-edge 0.13%
    Power Whip 0.11%
    Swift 0.1%
    HP-Rock 0.1%
    Leaf Blade 0.09%
    Eruption 0.09%
    Cross Poison 0.09%
    Acid Armor 0.08%
    Torment 0.08%
    Tackle 0.08%
    Solarbeam 0.07%
    Ingrain 0.07%
    Switcheroo 0.07%
    Psycho Cut 0.07%
    Blast Burn 0.07%
    Trick Room 0.07%
    HP-Dark 0.06%
    Force Palm 0.06%
    Amnesia 0.06%
    Stockpile 0.06%
    Attract 0.06%
    Mean Look 0.06%
    Double Hit 0.06%
    Night Shade 0.05%
    HP-Flying 0.05%
    Endure 0.05%
    Water Pulse 0.05%
    Frustration 0.05%
    Mega Kick 0.05%
    Aqua Ring 0.05%
    Giga Impact 0.05%
    Growl 0.05%
    Rock Smash 0.04%
    Bullet Seed 0.04%
    Brine 0.04%
    Crabhammer 0.04%
    Flail 0.04%
    Volt Tackle 0.04%
    Reversal 0.04%
    Snore 0.04%
    String Shot 0.04%
    Seed Flare 0.04%
    Sunny Day 0.04%
    Mirror Coat 0.04%
    Spider Web 0.04%
    Secret Power 0.03%
    Fly 0.03%
    Blaze Kick 0.03%
    Gunk Shot 0.03%
    Punishment 0.03%
    Vine Whip 0.03%
    Flash 0.03%
    Worry Seed 0.03%
    Last Resort 0.03%
    Iron Tail 0.03%
    Low Kick 0.03%
    Assurance 0.03%
    Lovely Kiss 0.03%
    Rock Blast 0.03%
    Razor Leaf 0.03%
    Thunder Fang 0.03%
    Crush Claw 0.03%
    Lunar Dance 0.02%
    HP-Psychic 0.02%
    Spark 0.02%
    Water Spout 0.02%
    Cotton Spore 0.02%
    Rollout 0.02%
    Fury Attack 0.02%
    Faint Attack 0.02%
    Pluck 0.02%
    Headbutt 0.02%
    Frenzy Plant 0.02%
    Shock Wave 0.02%
    Growth 0.02%
    Drain Punch 0.02%
    Iron Defense 0.02%
    Icicle Spear 0.02%
    Milk Drink 0.02%
    Charge 0.02%
    Dig 0.02%
    Double Team 0.02%
    Stun Spore 0.02%
    Flame Wheel 0.02%
    Air Cutter 0.02%
    Hydro Cannon 0.02%
    Magical Leaf 0.02%
    Cosmic Power 0.01%
    Dragon Rush 0.01%
    Slash 0.01%
    Metronome 0.01%
    Hi Jump Kick 0.01%
    Sky Uppercut 0.01%
    Hail 0.01%
    Memento 0.01%
    Power Gem 0.01%
    Aurora Beam 0.01%
    Detect 0.01%
    Foresight 0.01%
    Teleport 0.01%
    Rock Tomb 0.01%
    Bonemerang 0.01%
    Feint 0.01%
    Mud-Slap 0.01%
    Mega Drain 0.01%
    Psybeam 0.01%
    Morning Sun 0.01%
    Whirlpool 0.01%
    Icy Wind 0.01%
    Sandstorm 0.01%
    Bubble 0.01%
    False Swipe 0.01%
    Fire Spin 0.01%
    Grasswhistle 0.01%
    Swagger 0.01%
    Dream Eater 0.01%
    Sweet Kiss 0.01%
    Horn Attack 0.01%
    Horn Drill 0.01%
    Dizzy Punch 0.01%
    Sky Attack 0.01%
    Mega Punch 0.01%
    Attack Order 0.01%
    Safeguard 0.01%
    Thundershock 0.01%
    Psych Up 0.01%
    Glare 0.01%
    All Others <0.01%
    Common Moves used in November:
    Code:
    Earthquake 24.91%
    Thunderbolt 14.66%
    Stealth Rock 11.92%
    U-turn 11.53%
    Surf 10.67%
    Ice Beam 9.47%
    Crunch 8.94%
    Stone Edge 8.88%
    Substitute 8.85%
    Roost 8.0%
    Pursuit 7.78%
    Bullet Punch 7.56%
    Explosion 7.03%
    Waterfall 6.81%
    Dragon Dance 6.79%
    Fire Blast 6.6%
    Taunt 6.12%
    Swords Dance 6.09%
    Close Combat 6.06%
    Recover 5.67%
    Grass Knot 5.5%
    Shadow Ball 5.44%
    Sucker Punch 5.44%
    Trick 5.23%
    Hydro Pump 4.97%
    Superpower 4.94%
    Earth Power 4.55%
    HP-Fire 4.54%
    Draco Meteor 4.49%
    Rapid Spin 4.34%
    Calm Mind 4.27%
    Wish 4.11%
    Spikes 4.1%
    Ice Punch 3.94%
    Protect 3.83%
    Rest 3.81%
    Dragon Pulse 3.67%
    Flamethrower 3.18%
    Outrage 3.0%
    Extremespeed 2.98%
    HP-Ice 2.98%
    Toxic 2.77%
    Meteor Mash 2.62%
    Psychic 2.26%
    Encore 2.14%
    Ice Shard 2.13%
    Iron Head 2.08%
    Whirlwind 2.07%
    HP-Electric 2.03%
    Brick Break 2.02%
    Sleep Talk 2.0%
    Fire Punch 2.0%
    Will-o-wisp 1.97%
    HP-Grass 1.97%
    Bug Bite 1.96%
    Bounce 1.94%
    Toxic Spikes 1.94%
    Selfdestruct 1.91%
    Overheat 1.89%
    Thunder Wave 1.89%
    Dragon Claw 1.81%
    Thunderpunch 1.76%
    Leaf Storm 1.67%
    Brave Bird 1.67%
    Roar 1.58%
    Leech Seed 1.54%
    Ice Fang 1.43%
    Flash Cannon 1.42%
    Agility 1.37%
    Payback 1.29%
    Reflect 1.25%
    Gyro Ball 1.18%
    Spore 1.11%
    Focus Blast 1.09%
    Heat Wave 1.09%
    Focus Punch 1.02%
    Seismic Toss 0.99%
    Dynamicpunch 0.98%
    Softboiled 0.96%
    Fake Out 0.96%
    Destiny Bond 0.94%
    Bulk Up 0.89%
    Sleep Powder 0.88%
    Blizzard 0.88%
    Curse 0.87%
    Body Slam 0.83%
    Light Screen 0.81%
    Slack Off 0.81%
    Heal Bell 0.79%
    Air Slash 0.79%
    Seed Flare 0.76%
    Discharge 0.73%
    Energy Ball 0.71%
    Baton Pass 0.7%
    Pain Split 0.66%
    Night Slash 0.65%
    Mach Punch 0.63%
    Shadow Sneak 0.63%
    Aqua Jet 0.59%
    Megahorn 0.59%
    Avalanche 0.58%
    Zen Headbutt 0.56%
    Seed Bomb 0.56%
    Charge Beam 0.55%
    ShadowStrike 0.53%
    Paleo Wave 0.52%
    Aromatherapy 0.51%
    Rain Dance 0.51%
    Hypnosis 0.49%
    Return 0.48%
    Flare Blitz 0.48%
    Lava Plume 0.45%
    Bug Buzz 0.43%
    Dark Pulse 0.4%
    Sludge Bomb 0.39%
    Magnet Rise 0.39%
    Tri Attack 0.38%
    Nasty Plot 0.37%
    HP-Ground 0.36%
    Rock Slide 0.35%
    X-Scissor 0.35%
    Fire Fang 0.35%
    Signal Beam 0.34%
    Aura Sphere 0.34%
    Endeavor 0.33%
    Hammer Arm 0.32%
    Cross Chop 0.31%
    HP-Fighting 0.31%
    Perish Song 0.3%
    Drill Peck 0.3%
    Torment 0.3%
    Gravity 0.29%
    Low Kick 0.29%
    Wood Hammer 0.29%
    Confuse Ray 0.28%
    Counter 0.25%
    Aerial Ace 0.24%
    Quick Attack 0.24%
    Rock Polish 0.21%
    Vacuum Wave 0.19%
    Super Fang 0.19%
    Knock Off 0.17%
    Double-edge 0.17%
    Synthesis 0.17%
    Giga Drain 0.16%
    Moonlight 0.15%
    Thunder 0.15%
    Ancientpower 0.15%
    Trick Room 0.14%
    Revenge 0.14%
    Yawn 0.14%
    Reversal 0.13%
    Force Palm 0.13%
    Aqua Tail 0.1%
    Leaf Blade 0.1%
    Stun Spore 0.1%
    Poison Jab 0.09%
    Hyper Beam 0.09%
    Facade 0.09%
    Thunder Fang 0.08%
    Water Spout 0.08%
    Giga Impact 0.08%
    Head Smash 0.08%
    Belly Drum 0.08%
    Shadow Claw 0.08%
    Sunny Day 0.08%
    Tail Glow 0.08%
    Milk Drink 0.07%
    Attract 0.07%
    Blaze Kick 0.07%
    Power Whip 0.06%
    Psycho Shift 0.06%
    Bite 0.06%
    Mirror Coat 0.05%
    Double Hit 0.05%
    Mean Look 0.04%
    Fly 0.04%
    Solarbeam 0.04%
    Fake Tears 0.04%
    Ingrain 0.04%
    Eruption 0.04%
    Water Pulse 0.04%
    Switcheroo 0.04%
    Brine 0.03%
    Foresight 0.03%
    Haze 0.03%
    Air Cutter 0.03%
    Amnesia 0.03%
    Frustration 0.03%
    Volt Tackle 0.03%
    Psycho Cut 0.03%
    Wrap 0.03%
    Stockpile 0.03%
    Swagger 0.03%
    Blast Burn 0.03%
    Headbutt 0.03%
    Barrier 0.03%
    Flame Wheel 0.02%
    Gunk Shot 0.02%
    Shadow Punch 0.02%
    Absorb 0.02%
    Frenzy Plant 0.02%
    HP-Flying 0.02%
    Howl 0.02%
    Tailwind 0.02%
    Double Team 0.02%
    Morning Sun 0.02%
    Bullet Seed 0.02%
    Swift 0.02%
    Crabhammer 0.02%
    Spark 0.02%
    Iron Tail 0.02%
    Safeguard 0.01%
    Hi Jump Kick 0.01%
    Block 0.01%
    Snore 0.01%
    Bonemerang 0.01%
    Power Swap 0.01%
    Dream Eater 0.01%
    Sky Uppercut 0.01%
    Confusion 0.01%
    Ember 0.01%
    Iron Defense 0.01%
    Bubblebeam 0.01%
    Rock Smash 0.01%
    Double Kick 0.01%
    Cut 0.01%
    Secret Power 0.01%
    Captivate 0.01%
    Glare 0.01%
    Aqua Ring 0.01%
    Tackle 0.01%
    Dragon Rage 0.01%
    Dig 0.01%
    Wing Attack 0.01%
    Growl 0.01%
    Beat Up 0.01%
    Muddy Water 0.01%
    Mega Kick 0.01%
    Extrasensory 0.01%
    HP-Psychic 0.01%
    Ominous Wind 0.01%
    Punishment 0.01%
    Acid Armor 0.01%
    Charge 0.01%
    Metal Burst 0.01%
    Fire Spin 0.01%
    Refresh 0.01%
    Astonish 0.01%
    Defense Curl 0.01%
    Icy Wind 0.01%
    Razor Wind 0.01%
    Aurora Beam 0.01%
    Weather Ball 0.01%
    Metronome 0.01%
    Psych Up 0.01%
    Cosmic Power 0.01%
    Thundershock 0.01%
    HP-Dragon 0.01%
    Faint Attack 0.01%
    Power Trick 0.01%
    Featherdance 0.01%
    Sweet Kiss 0.01%
    Disable 0.01%
    Water Gun 0.01%
    Sonicboom 0.01%
    Dragon Rush 0.01%
    Razor Leaf 0.01%
    Rock Climb 0.01%
    Drain Punch 0.01%
    Night Shade 0.01%
    Charm 0.01%
    Magic Coat 0.01%
    Magical Leaf 0.01%
    Bubble 0.01%
    Fling 0.01%
    All Others <0.01%
    Common Movesets used in October: -CLICK HERE-

    Common Movesets used in November: -CLICK HERE-
  2. zarator

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    Thank you, X-Act. Since I have some time in my hands, I'm gonna post a "move type frequency" thread for CAP too! Just give me a day or two^^

    EDIT: Funny thing. Not only CAP is the only environment where Earth Power gets this sky high usage (10% compared to 3% ca. is huge) but it is only the first time I see Flamethrower more used than Fire Blast. Considering that no CAP has Flamethrower and not Fire Blast, I must say that CAP people are really conservative battlers! :-)

    EDIT2: Ah, my comment obviously refers to the October data, since November data are heavily influenced by Colossoil playtest and so do not represent the CAP metagame properly.
  3. VKCA

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    Thanks alot x-act
    Its hilarious seeing Ep drop with fidgit.
  4. Tortferngatr

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    Note that EQ is even more used than usual and Ice Beam/Surf are near tops. Colossoil is epic win...

    Holy toledo...
  5. Umbreon Dan

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    i wouldn't say it stopped the secondary, but colossoil definitely seems to have had an impact. i have no explanation for rapid spin's drop in usage, but crunch doubling is hilarious. colossoil is massive.

    thanks x-act!
  6. Mattman324

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    Rapid spins drop is easily explained: If there is no secondary, what is there to spin away? Leech Seed? Not likely.

    EDIT: Oh, and then there's Moonlight. In October, Morning sun was (comparitively) popular, and Moonlight was "Other". Now, the roles are switched around.

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