This thread marks the beginning of the third period of playtesting for the first six CAPs (Syclant, Revenankh, Pyroak, Fidgit, Stratagem, Arghonaut).
The Pyroak Playtesting ladder will replace the Revenankh Playtest ladder for the next 10 days, allowing us to test Pyroak in isolation against the Platinum OU environment. Ladder ratings will NOT be reset. Here are the current standings (from the very start of the Pyroak test):
1. HAX IS BAD (1,619.88)
2. FUZZNIP (1,610.70)
3. CLOUDY DAY BLUES (1,558.13)
4. REYSCARFACE. (1,528.45)
5. BEEJ (1,523.87)
6. REYSCARFACE (1,495.14)
7. LADDAH (1,486.78)
8. MINETFIBER (1,476.42)
9. ELEVATOR MUSIC (1,470.06)
10. RETINOL (1,468.83)
11. LOCOPOKE (1,467.78)
12. HYBRID (1,467.35)
13. ZARATOR (1,459.79)
14. REACHZERO (1,455.57)
15. BOBTHEBALL4 (1,455.20)
Don't be intimidated by these numbers, though. If you know OU, and you are willing to experiment with Pyroak -- then you should do just fine.
This thread will serve as home base for sharing playtesting information about Pyroak. Post comments, advice, movesets, strategies, etc. If you post long battle logs and or teams, please enclose them in CODE tags as not to scroll the page. We encourage people to post their teams here, for those that don't want to make full RMTs. Just a couple of sentences per Pokemon will do fine, explaining what it does for the team and why you chose it. Nothing fancy is required.
At the end of the playtesting period (August 29th), the most proficient battlers on the Playtesting ladder will be awarded with Custom Titles to represent their achievements. Remember to stay active throughout the majority of the playtesting period, not just at the end. The method of selecting those who qualify for the CT has not been decided yet; however, EXP with the CAPs could be a major factor.
At the end of each CAP's playtesting period, a thread will be posted where an analysis will be drafted based off experiences with the CAP.
CAP9 will be started as soon as possible, please don't ask about it.
Syclant: Friday, June 26th - Sunday, July 5th
Ladder Change: Monday, July 6th
Revenankh: Tuesday, July 7th - Thursday, July 16th
Ladder Change: Friday, July 17th
Pyroak: Saturday, July 18th - Monday, July 27th <- You are here.
Ladder Change: Tuesday, July 28th
Fidgit: Wednesday, July 29th - Friday, August 7th
Ladder Change: Saturday, August 8th
Stratagem: Sunday, August 9th - Tuesday, August 18th
Ladder Change: Wednesday, August 19th
Arghonaut: Thursday, August 20th - Saturday, August 29th
The ladder is now open. Enjoy!