Monotype Core Laddering Challenge [Cycle 6]

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Challenge #47
2 Cores, Feb 26 - Mar 11

Dark

contributed by Bad Cores 4 Stun

Mega Sharpedo + Honchkrow
tag: CCDa6
Hall of Fame Rankings:
Platinum: 1600+
Gold: 1450+
Silver: 1350+
Bronze: 1250+

Poison

contributed by Ticken

Roserade + Crobat
tag: CCPo6
Hall of Fame Rankings:
Platinum: 1550+
Gold: 1400+
Silver: 1300+
Bronze: 1200+

Stunfisk The Great (Poison)
If anyone finds this...you are dank ;P

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Note: To register to participate in a core challenge, we will no longer be using Google Docs, you must reply to this forum with the proper information to be eligible! See the example post here for details. To apply for certain HoF levels and/or submit a new peak, see the example post here.

The Platinum HoF Rank has been revised! Due to changes in ladder trends, reaching Platinum will now be made harder for all challenges here on out, depending on the core and/or type.

As a reminder, Challenge #46 is still ongoing until March 4th!​
Challenge Registration
PS Name: Stunfisk The Great
Laddering Alt(s): CCPo6 Stun

HoF/Peak Update(s)
Bronze: http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/monotype-337894017
Silver: http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/monotype-337913559
Gold: http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/monotype-338384463
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PS Name: kicool
Laddering Alt(s): CCDa6 BigJaws

I never tried this core in dark monotype, i guess i can make a pretty decent team with it. Gonna give it a try.
 
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PS Name: Arectaris/a rekt aris
Laddering Alt(s): CCPo6 aris

These are challenges lol the grass one is frustation

Anyways Roserade/Bat look like they can do a number to Ground if played right, so Im thinking Scoli will be a good partner since these two get destroyed by the scarf Latios and Hoopa-Us, and could threaten the Dark Core people as its faster than pedo (:
 
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PS Name: Test Tech
Laddering Alt(s): CCPo6 TT

Good challenges but for the poison why not mega venu instead if u gonna defog any (t)spikes roserade puts with Batman ;)
 

sceeeeeenes

Banned deucer.
Challenge Registration
PS Name: Scenes Are Dope
Laddering Alt(s): CCDa6 Overseer

Mixed Mega Sharpedo/ Mixed Honchkrow is very enticing
 
mixed mega sharpedo? Does it work? i guess turning its water STAB into special can be an option, but its two other attacks should stay the classic ones, to benefit from strong jaws...
 
mixed mega sharpedo? Does it work? i guess turning its water STAB into special can be an option, but its two other attacks should stay the classic ones, to benefit from strong jaws...
That mostly prevents it from being walled by Skarmory, which can be nifty
 
ice fang > ice beam
with ice beam you miss the OHKO on Dragonite after rocks... With ice fang it is OHKOed after rocks.
you want the calcs?

252+ Atk Strong Jaw Mega Sharpedo Ice Fang vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Multiscale Dragonite: 256-302 (79.2 - 93.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

4 SpA Mega Sharpedo Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Multiscale Dragonite: 142-168 (43.9 - 52%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock
 

DoW

formally Death on Wings
is a Pre-Contributor
ice fang > ice beam
with ice beam you miss the OHKO on Dragonite after rocks... With ice fang it is OHKOed after rocks.
you want the calcs?

252+ Atk Strong Jaw Mega Sharpedo Ice Fang vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Multiscale Dragonite: 256-302 (79.2 - 93.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

4 SpA Mega Sharpedo Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Multiscale Dragonite: 142-168 (43.9 - 52%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock
Your calcs still include multiscale which would be broken by rocks, both will OHKO with SR and fail to OHKO without:
0- SpA Mega Sharpedo Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Dragonite: 252-300 (78 - 92.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

However, it's worth noting that Mega Sharpedo's ice beam is horrendously weak and doesn't really get it past many mons:
0 SpA Mega Sharpedo Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Skarmory: 94-111 (28.1 - 33.2%) -- 92.9% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk Strong Jaw Mega Sharpedo Crunch vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Skarmory: 129-153 (38.6 - 45.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
0 SpA Mega Sharpedo Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 8 SpD Landorus-T: 336-396 (87.9 - 103.6%) -- 25% chance to OHKO
-1 252+ Atk Strong Jaw Mega Sharpedo Ice Fang vs. 252 HP / 240+ Def Landorus-T: 256-304 (67 - 79.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
 

Omega-Xis

Mauville's Own
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PS Name: Omega-Xis
Laddering Alt(s): CCDa6 Deez Nutz, CCDa6 Wombo Combo, CCDa6 MLG

Probably gonna use a few of these to test but no worries Stun I'll only use one for posting achievements and what not :D

Also Hammyosman nice Danny Brown avatar, love that man.
 

Maleovex

Lt. Col. of The Kyergrzstan Killer Beez
Challenge #47
2 Cores, Feb 26 - Mar 11

Dark

contributed by Bad Cores 4 Stun

Mega Sharpedo + Honchkrow
tag: CCDa6
Hall of Fame Rankings:
Platinum: 1600+
Gold: 1450+
Silver: 1350+
Bronze: 1250+

Poison

contributed by Ticken

Roserade + Crobat
tag: CCPo6
Hall of Fame Rankings:
Platinum: 1550+
Gold: 1400+
Silver: 1300+
Bronze: 1200+

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Note: To register to participate in a core challenge, we will no longer be using Google Docs, you must reply to this forum with the proper information to be eligible! See the example post here for details. To apply for certain HoF levels and/or submit a new peak, see the example post here.

The Platinum HoF Rank has been revised! Due to changes in ladder trends, reaching Platinum will now be made harder for all challenges here on out, depending on the core and/or type.

As a reminder, Challenge #46 is still ongoing until March 4th!​
Challenge Registration
PS Name: Maleovex
Laddering Alt: CCDa6 Maleo
 
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Monotype Core Laddering Challenge
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Current Challenge:
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The Challenge (credit to Snaquaza for the bulk of the Challenge description)

The core laddering challenge obviously involves laddering...with a core! Seeing as this is the Monotype Core Laddering challenge, we will be laddering on the Monotype ladder on Pokemon Showdown!. It is a competition encompassing multiple elements of competitive play: team-building, adapting and battling! Various types will get a core every week, but you will have 2 weeks to ladder with core in order to achieve a Hall of Fame rank. After you've gotten the core, it's time to team-build! The only restriction is that you'll have to use the Pokemon in the core; you may decide the move-sets, EVs and items yourself, as well as the partners. If a Pokemon capable of mega-evolving is provided, and it is not stated that you must use the mega-evolution, then it is your choice as to whether or not it gets a mega-stone.

Overview of Challenge Rules
by Sly Mav/Rum & Coke
  • To register, reply to the challenge you are participating in with the following information: Your Username, and your Laddering Alt (which must have the required tag) (Click here for example post)
  • To apply for a Hall of Fame level, or submit a peak, state your Username, your Laddering Alt, the HoF Level you are applying for (or your new peak), and proof (i.e. Replays, Screenshots, ect)
  • While you are laddering on your CC alt, you are only allowed to use a CC team, which corresponds with the CC tag of your alt. If you are found to have broken this rule on purpose, you will be disqualified.You must use the correct CC tag (CCXxN) as specifed, if you wish to be eligible for the Hall of Fame (HoF). Failure to do so, will render your challenge invalid.
  • Asking your opponent for a free win or asking your opponent to forfeit is STRICLY PROHIBITED. Anyone caught doing this will be disqualified from competing in the Core Challenges.
  • It is strictly prohibited to share an account with another user, so that they may ladder for you. If caught you will be disqualified from competing in the Core Challenges.
  • Your CC team must contain the 2 members of the core at all times. You are free to change the other 4 members of your team as you wish, however.
Beginner's Guide to the Core Ladder Challenge
by Sly Mav/Rum & Coke
  • Step 1: Choose a core that you wish to compete with, observing what the CC tag for that core is. CC tags have a format of "CCXxN" [CC=Core Challenge; Xx=Type, N= The Cycle/Round of the type]. So for example, "CCWa2" is the 2nd cycle/round of the Water type cores.
  • Step 2: Create an alternate account ("alt" for short) using the CC tag. For example: "CCWa2 YourName"
  • Step 3: Reply to the challenge in which you want to participate in, and provide your Username, and the Laddering Alt you will be using. Your PS Username is your regular account and the CC alt is the alternate account you just created.
  • Step 4: Build a Monotype team, which includes the two (2) pokemon listed in the Core you're doing. Please note carefully whether the Pokemon in the core are capable of Mega Evolution and whether or not they must hold their Mega Stone, as specified.
  • Step 5: When you are sure that your team is ready, log into your CC alt and begin battling on the Monotype Ladder.
  • Step 6: When you reach a milestone ELO, for example 1300 / 1350 ELO for the "Silver" rank, save the replay and submit the link in the Google Form titled "Hall of Fame Replays".
  • Step 7: If you reach the "Platinum" rank of 1500/1550 ELO, save the replay of each new ELO peak that you acheive which is greater than 1500/1550. Before the challenge ends, submit the replay that shows your highest overall peak. The Top Finisher of each Core is the person with the highest ELO peak overall, in a submitted replay.
Do not cheat in this challenge! It is a global PS! offense to boost your ladder ranking. Within the confines of this challenge, this includes asking opponents to forfeit so you don't lose ELO.
People caught boosting their ELO in any way will be disqualified. No exceptions, you've been warned.


Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use more than one type in each challenge?
Yes, just make sure you have a tagged alt for each one.

When can I start laddering?
As soon as you click the submit button on the Google form, you can start laddering.

Do I need to save/submit all my replays?
NO! Please submit replays that show you reaching a Hall of Fame level, or ones that provide proof of a laddering peak (screenshots are also fine). If you forget to save the replay when you first pass a Hall of Fame level, then just save another replay proving you were above the Hall of Fame level.
Do I have to keep the same team for all the ladder matches?
Nope, feel free to change the team around the Pokemon in the core as often as you like. However, if you are caught on the ladder without the core on a tagged alt you will be disqualified.

I think these cores are stupid. When will there be better ones?
New cores will be up every week. They will eventually cover all 18 types and multiple play-styles. If you have a suggestion for a core, pm it to Stunfisk The Great, Twix, Bondie, or Ticktick accompanied by a brief description of why those Pokemon support one another and the room staff will consider it for future challenges.


Credits
This Project is managed by the team listed below:
Project Administrator: Stunfisk The Great
Project Managers: Twix, Bondie, Ticken (Ticktick)
Project Creater & Facilitator: scpinion
Retired Staff: Sly Mav (Rum & Coke), OmniaX (Entei.)

For any questions or concerns regarding the challenge, please contact one of the parties listed above via Private Message (PM) on Smogon forums or in the Monotype Room on Pokemon Showdown.

Note: To register to participate in a core challenge, we will no longer be using Google Docs, you must reply to this forum with the proper information to be eligible! See the example post here for details. To apply for certain HoF levels and/or submit a new peak, see the example post here.​
PS Name:Totally Cam
Alt: CCPo6 Cam
 
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