We have a new rule please read The Outsiders Challenge Hosted by Huntofthelion and Harsha. Original thread is located here. Art by Fatecrashers. Introduction Many of you probably have seen the original Outsiders Challenge, but for those who do not know the purpose behind it, it's actually fairly simple. This challenge is hosted to determine what strategies that aren't used too often are effective, as well as who are the best ladder players. Rules *NEW RULE*Your team must have an aggregate usage percentage of 25%. That means that you may not have a combined total of 25% or more. For example, if all of my team members have a usage of 4%, I have a combined usage of 24%. I can use this team. If they all have 4.5%, then I can't use this team. You must start with a fresh alt when entering this challenge. Once you reach a rating of 2000 with a deviation of 75 (Glicko2), you are eligible for the Hall of Fame! Simply post your peak (screenshots, please) and the team you used, and answer a few discussion questions. People that can get to 2100 and 2200 will get higher standings in the Hall of Fame; your rating is proportional to your standing, in other words. Note that there might be a prize for the ultimate winner! Please don't cheat. We know it's tempting to cheat for glory in a Pokemon challenge, but really, I promise it's not worth it. If you're going to use banned Pokemon in this challenge, why did you even sign up? Here's a format of a signup: Signups Participants! (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Participants! (open) Participants! (close) Player - Alt - Hall of Fame Details Admiral Bobbery - General Bobbery - n/a Bipolar Express - bipolarexpress69 - n/a buddhism - Windows 2000 - n/a Cabol - polkiu - n/a Dark Nikuman - Whistle baby - n/a DarkBlazeR - Supersymmetry - n/a Demist - Grayscale World - n/a Enguarde - Carrot Of Faith - n/a gengarsnemisis - gl2me - n/a ginganinja - WeAllLoveBirkal - n/a Goutland - Ane - n/a H-C - not a champion - n/a Jayde - poohoe - n/a Jimbon - Jim Bon Jovi - n/a Jirachi - Garchompfan26 - n/a Lavos Spawn - zeal feels good - n/a Level 51 - outside in the sun - n/a lokt - 22.201 - n/a LucaroarkZ - not your avg user - n/a Melee Mewtwo - Outsiders Mewtwo - n/a Milos - Pastor Herb - n/a Ninelol - ninelolz - n/a NixHex - TragicQueendom - n/a Phazon00 - till the end - n/a Princess Bri - outsider homegirl - n/a q p - Riolu Girl - n/a Raide890 - Strayver-Tried - n/a RealmofInsanity - TSMTSM - n/a Remedy - RemedyJoestar - n/a The Unlucky one - What is Rain? - n/a Turtle Soup - Sup Son - n/a tyranitarphantom - We Out - n/a White symphoni - Chocolate Wizard -  | Discussion Discussion After completing the challenge, here are some questions you should think about! What did you think was the biggest challenge when not being allowed to use any of the restricted Pokemon? Was it overcomeable? How did you feel the challenge tested your metagame skill? Did it make playing much harder, or were you still able to leaderboard with relative ease. What is your opinion on how overpowered the Pokemon that you were not allowed to use, but were required to face? Were they too strong to deal with, are there metagame shifts you would consider to correct this? Please don't derail the thread with a constant debate over this point, only reply once you've won! What team style did you use, and how did it fare against the metagame? Were there team styles you couldn't beat? (As an aside, please share your team with an importable! It'll be fun to disect those, and you may even be featured in a Smog article!) What is your personal opinion on this challenge? As an aside, please, please, please feel free to discuss how your challenge is going! You can ask for team help, advice, and other things in this thread as well.