October is the first month of "clean stats" in quite a while. In fact, I believe X-Act will be using these stats to rework tiers, since last month had a lot of changes that skewed the numbers. I've been looking forward to seeing these stats, since this is our first meaningful statistical glimpse of the impact of Platinum on the metagame. Usage and Leads are listed in the posts directly below this one. As you can see, things have shaken up quite a bit! But, I'll leave those comments for the rest of this thread. Links to detailed stats are listed here: Smogon Standard Ladder Details - Oct. 2008 Smogon UU Ladder Details - Oct. 2008 Smogon Uber Ladder Details - Oct. 2008 Smogon Suspect Ladder Details - Oct. 2008 Smogon Unrated Details - Oct. 2008 One big change this month is that I am now calculating the Hidden Power type for every pokemon. So, now you can see the difference between HP-Ice Heatran and HP-Electric Heatran, or whether Zapdos carries HP-Ice or HP-Grass. This differentiation isn't huge, but can be significant for certain pokemon. I hope this helps those of you that enjoy sifting through move usage lists (I do). These stats were gathered from 235,565 individual battles that were fought during the month of October on the Smogon Shoddy Battle Server. Happy stat hunting!