The Necturna playtest has begun! The battle matched players Rising_Dusk and capefeather against each other in an epic duel. I chose capefeather for my opponent because he has been active throughout the process, has epitomized the kind of logic that has made Necturna so successful, and has been such a good community contributor that I feel he deserves this recognition. In a few days, he will also be leading CAP 2's pre-evo process, where we decide whether Necturna will have pre-evolutions, and if so, how many and what they're like! The battle pit my offensive team against capefeather's defensive team, with totally different Necturna on both sides. My Choice Band Necturna got a solid KO against capefeather's Tentacruel, and did solid damage outside of that as well. Meanwhile, capefeather's Substitute + Quiver Dance Necturna threatened to sweep my whole team, but my trusty specially defensive Jirachi put a stop to that! The dying throes of the match were a near-stalemate between my Rotom-W and Jirachi against his Necturna and Jirachi. Fortunately for me, with appropriate maneuvering I put down his remaining two Pokemon and won the battle 3-0. GG capefeather! I couldn't have asked for a more worthy opponent and a more exciting match for this historical inaugural battle! And with that done, the CAP 2 (Necturna) playtest has begun in earnest! This means that you can hop on Pokemon Showdown!, make a team using Necturna, and battle on the 'CAP Necturna Playtest' ladder! Remember that the ladder leader at the end of this coming two week playtest period will be named the Playtest Champion and will go down in history for their work, so play strong! For reference, or if you're just walking into CAP for the first time now, you can learn more about what Necturna is and why it was created in this thread. You may, and are in-fact encouraged to, use this thread for discussion on the success of Necturna and what sets you find the coolest or the best. Good luck and Godspeed, my friends!