The CAP 5 Malaconda Playtest has officially begun! jas61292 has been an excellent Topic Leader for CAP 5, and we've finally reached the conclusion of our competitive creation phase. You can read and comment on Malaconda, our newest creation, in the Final Product thread. jas61292 chose DetroitLolcat, our Stats Leader, to take him on in the inaugural playtest battle. jas brought a momentum catching sun team, while Lolcat opted for a bulky sand team. jas61292 brought some interesting sets that certainly caught his opponent off guard, such as Outrage Latios and Glare Malaconda. Ultimately, DetroitLolcat was able to pull off a clean sweep with Scarf Terrakion pummeling his way through jas's team. Congrats to both battlers for putting on a good show. And now, Malaconda is available for public use on Pokemon Showdown!. You can go to the team builder and create your team for the playtest (with or without Malaconda). Once you've done that, you can hop on the CAP 5 Malaconda Playtest ladder to try it out! Remember though, we created Malaconda for the metagame a few months ago, so Deoxys-D will be unbanned. Thankfully, Malaconda has STAB Dark-type moves and Rapid Spin to take care of it. If you're left wondering what Malaconda is "supposed to do", I encourage you to read through the Concept Assessment thread to get a general idea. We suggest trying it out on Sun teams to abuse Harvest, but feel free to try out other teams! The CAP 5 Malaconda Playtest ladder will be open for two weeks; it will be complete on May 10th. At the end of that period, the top player on the ladder will be granted voice status (+) on the simulator, and possibly other benefits (Windsong got a colored custom title for winning last time around). Try your best and see how far you can get! Fight hard until the end. Best of luck to all of you; I hope to see you on the ladder.