The Outsiders Challenge By Harsha. Inspired by the Dark Horse Project. Image by Fatecrashers. Introduction & Rules We should all know that our BW OU tier is dominated by strategies such as sand and rain abuse, as well as deadly VoltTurn teams. However, that's not necessarily all there is to this beautiful and diverse tier! In an effort to liven up OU and add a bit of diversity, I thought a fun challenge would be worthwhile! First, let's take a look at the top 10 Pokemon in the 1337 usage statistics. Tyranitar Scizor Politoed Rotom-W Dragonite Heatran Jirachi Terrakion Landorus Celebi Many of us should know these Pokemon very well already, and why wouldn't we? We see them everywhere. Well, this is where the challenge comes into play. For one month, The Outsiders Challenge will take place. In this challenge, you will be laddering on Pokemon Online's Smogon University server with a team of 6 Pokemon, and none of them may be in the top 10 of the 1337 usage statistics (that is, those listed above). Keep in mind that this outlaws the use of Tyranitar's Sand Stream and Politoed's Drizzle. Of course, this is by no means an impossible task, just a way to recognize those Pokemon that are in the lower rungs of OU. Additionally, when one breaks 1400, they will be prompted to post a screenshot of their laddering achievement. This is not only to prove that creativity is not dead, but it is also a chance to showcase your laddering skills! Rules (Part 2) Okay so we're not done with the rules yet, sorry! Before you hit the ladder with your amazing team, I would love it if you could please fill out a form to help us keep track of your laddering escapades! This is to help me keep track of our current leaders! Updating your standing after peaking is usually a good idea, and taking screenshots frequently after getting high on the ladder is also recommended. After achieving a qualifying ranking (1400+), post here with your screenshot and an importable of your team so we can see what ways you are using to be creative! By the way, you must start a new laddering alt for each team you make, and you must start with an alt of 1000 points or lower. Remember, this is supposed to be fun and challenging, and cheating is no way to promote that! Now, some tips for discussion: Feel free to post an importable of your team and point out weaknesses to see how people would go about fixing them. However, this is not the build-me-a-team project! You should be trying to be as self-sufficient as possible! Feel free to discuss current trends in the metagame and good Pokemon that readily combat them! This will help others that are attempting the challenge and can help in promoting diversity! Try and be helpful when addressing other people's problems! You would want help when you hit a rut, wouldn't you? And that's all folks! Feel free to sign up, and good luck! Participants (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Participants (open) Participants (close) Skyshayde - Materialist The QWAZ - finlay McMeghan - McPollo - [1500+] - McMeghan's Discussion ToF - hate on itttt Furai - Brute ginganinja - Outsider HiipFire - imdabes MetaGross66 - Pokmi - [1400-1449] - MetaGross66's Discussion Omicron - TaiYang Tomahawk9 - The Notorious SMALL I AM BATMAN LOL - I AM THE META toshimelonhead - toshioutsider Karpman - Fake spit Marble101 - AnataNoHaha bubbly - angryredballoon AOPSUser - Pokii corYBird - cornbird XcRunner - Lillisun Mafeking - IncredibleMisfit winterpetrel - winterpetrel_outside Tyranitarphantom - Ttar Ph.D Too Pro ThePillsburyDoughBoy - DFP davjoemama - the outsider DrunkDemon - Electric Feel nyttyn - [PR]NyttyN Ossy - Haxachi ExaltedRequiem - N9NE Ningildo - FU STALL ssbbm - OK FUCK U Wobbanaut - WobbanauterDH czechm8 - Czechm8Alt Xanderpitz - Xanderpitz2 - [1400-1449] - Xanderpitz's Discussion Lady Alex - Ocean of Hourai - [1400-1449] - Lady Alex's Discussion Lady Alex - Gensokyo Zoap - Jesus and Pals ShakeItUp - -TheEnd- - [1450-1499] - ShakeItUp's Discussion NoJohns - What Is Love EdenDC - HM02 MrCookie - SirSpiketrap101 HoiPolloi - Wackelpeter sandshrewz - sandz Plusle - Lanturn. LizardMan - Saphir - [1400-1449] Lucario_Guy - Rukario-kun Darkstar - Netro104 Novaray - Benelux V.20 Temptation - Izgubljeno Vemane - MikeOutsiders Xanderpitz - Xanderpitz3 Keiran - .Keiran. LockDown - amph48 1996ITO - North Havenbrook Mamo.Pert - Dark Stall D.Gray Man - Too cool for school undisputed - Robinson Cano Zeo Abyss - Roxas BurningMan - BurningOutsiders Expert Physics - Kira Light mostwanted - Violent_Nights - [1500+] Bloo - Violent Nights - [1500+] FastFlygon - Princess of China Winners of the Outsiders Challenge! 1500+ Points: McMeghan [|||||] (McPollo - 1505) Sand Stall "Gliscor is a beast in the current metagame, able to check a truckload of annoying threat like Terrakion, Lucario, ScarfMence, Scizor and some other." 1450-1499 Points: ShakeItUp [|||||] (-TheEnd- - 1463) Hyper Offense "Props: [. . .] Fatecrashers for building the awesome team"1400-1449 Points: MetaGross66 [|||||] (Pokmi - 1420) Sand Stall "I'll admit I started with offense and switched to stall. Non-weather offense wasn't working past 1350 so I reverted to all out stall." Lady Alex [|||||] (Ocean of Hourai - 1409) Baton Pass "Shamelessly BSed my way up with baton pass ^_^" Xanderpitz [|||||] (Xanderpitz2 - 1404) Baton Pass "It took a lot more battles than I was hoping for, but since I was using Baton Pass crithax kept setting me back."