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Average Switch-Ins Per Usage: Which Pokemon Switch In More Often Per Team?

Discussion in 'Pokémetrics' started by X-Act, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. X-Act

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    I was interested to know which Pokemon switch into other Pokemon more often. To do so, I used Colin's latest 'Switch-in' stats and Doug's 'Usage' stats.

    What I did is the following: I wrote a simple program that parses through Colin's files, and sums up each switch-in for each Pokemon. Then I divided this total by that Pokemon's usage.

    Remember, a Pokemon is said to be 'used' (in Doug's sense) if it was part of a team when a player plays a battle. It doesn't actually need to take part of the battle in order for the usage statistics to mark it as being 'used'. For example, if a player wins 6-0 against another player by sweeping it with his lead Pokemon, Doug's stats would still count all 6 Pokemon of this team as being 'used'. Likewise, if a player forfeits immediately at the start of the game, both players' full team of Pokemon would be counted as being 'used'.

    Anyway, here, then, are the average amount of switch-ins (as defined by Colin in his thread) that each Pokemon does in every team. They are listed in the following format:
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    <Rank> POKEMON was switched in <average switch-ins> times per usage (<total switch-ins>/<amount of usage>).
    For example, from the Standard ladder:
    Code:
     15. SCIZOR was switched in 1.284 times per usage (313856/244266).
    They can be found in the following links:

    Standard | Underused | Uber Average Switch-in Stats.

    Hopefully you'll find this of use.
  2. its omar yo

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    oh nice
    thanks im always happy to explore this kind of stuff
  3. zarator

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    Why there is a phone number next to some mons like Rotom and Cresselia? I'm a bit confused
  4. KnightoftheWind

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    That's one of what happens when you have Skype :/
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    Thanks for your work. I'm suprised Tyranitar is so low at 73 he's really easy to switch in against Latias and Rotom.
  6. SHUCKLE MAN

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    Wow. That's interesting. And I'm not surprised that Blissey tops Ubers and Standard, and that Chansey tops UU though.
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    This is something that is useful to assess how badly a pokemon will get worn down by entry hazards, I guess. Nice work X-Act!
  8. YaM

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    thanks for the stats!

    LOL

    fail
  9. SHUCKLE MAN

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    Yeah, we whould perhaps remove the 'anomalies' from the list, so we get something like

    instead of

    These stats are so awesome though!
  10. Blue_Tornado

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    Uhh, yeah...

    These are usefull though. It just shows how much stall teams switch, which is a bit alarming. This is why passive damage is so usefull I guess.
  11. snorlaxative

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    this is a very useful and informative list. thank you for your work.

    i think it would be good to put minimum usage criteria to filter out said statistical anomalies and get a true ranking system.

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