Middle CupMiddle Cup is a super cool, super fun metagame that is based very closely off of the concept of Little Cup, only a little bit bigger! In Middle Cup, all Pokemon are set to level 50 and must have both a pre-evolution and an evolution (see: Combusken, Duosion, Chansey, and so on). For (too) many of these Pokemon, this metagame is their only chance to shine, which is one of the things that makes it so fun. Unfortunately, the new generation brought up only six new Middle Cup Pokemon, capping our total at 84 potential Pokemon in the tier, but when you consider how many viable Pokemon there are in other tiers, 84, most of which are viable, isn't such a bad number.
To keep things fun and interesting, this gen we'll start out with Eviolite banned. The tier can get very stally with Pokemon such as Rhydon, Porygon2, Dusclops, Doublade, and more that all already have monstrous defenses, so a lack of Eviolite should be able to keep things fun and offensive without making stall and bulkier teams totally unviable. This was decision was mostly based off of Arcticblast's hate for Middle Cup with Eviolite, so if it turns out that the meta is better off with it, we can free it later.
Use this thread for whatever you want! You can discuss the nature of the metagame, new threats introduced this generation, old Pokemon that are better with the new changes, cool cores, whatever you want. This thread is your oyster.
Games can be played on any server; just remember to set your Pokemon to level 50!
I might be arranging some minitours on #othermetas and in this thread if interests are sparked, so if you think this meta could be fun and cool, I thoroughly encourage you to post. This meta has a ton of potential to be really, really fun, but it will only truly succeed if the playerbase allows it to. With that said, have fun!