Project Monotype Core Laddering Challenge Season 2 [INDEX THREAD]

Big Dick Challenge Registration:
PS! Name:
EricSaysHi
Laddering Alt(s) CCS2Fg2 Eric
Peaks/HoF Rankings: none yet
W/L ratio: none yet
 
PS! Name: suzuyaaa
Laddering Alts: CCS2Fg2 Crimson, CCS2Fi2 Sunshot
Peaks/HoF Rankings: none yet
W/L Ratio: none yet
 

akaFila

butterscotch love
is a Tiering Contributor
Example Challenge Registration:
PS! Name:
Escoffier
Laddering Alt(s): CCS2Fi2 Fila
Peaks/HoF Rankings:
none yet
W/L ratio: none yet
 

Shokkking

No man can walk out on his own story
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Congrats to ArkenCiel and GnralLao for winning the core laddering challenge for Steel and Flying respectively. Very impressive both of you!

Also congrats to both aGroove and GnralLao for winning the Flying W/L ratio with a tied 28/2 record! (I won the Steel one btw)

I will also shoutout those who got platinum ladder ranks:
Guwahavel (Both)
aGroove (Flying)
GnralLao (Flying)
ArkenCiel (Both)


Thank you to all who participated! Tagging Eien to merge this with index thread. The next challenge is already up!
 
taken over from Illama and approved by Eien.
hosted by Namranan , co-hosted by Perish Song


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Monotype Core Laddering Challenge Season 2 Cycle 3
2 Cores, October 8 - October 18

Rock

Tyranitar-Mega + Nihilego
Tag : CCS2Ro3
Hall of Fame Rankings:

Platinum: 1550+
Gold: 1425+
Silver: 1300+
Bronze: 1200+
Tyranitar-Mega - Normally this is extremely outclasssed as a Mega by not just Diance but also faces competition with Mega-Aerodactyl, so why use it at all? The reason why Mega Tyranitar can be used on Rock is purely for how much it helps in the Psychic matchup, being able to come in on Latios or Latias and setup and clean through the team.
Nihilego - While not uncommon, nihilego serves a great role on rock teams as a way of dealing with problematic Fairy-types and Ground-types and its ability to sweep and threaten opposing teams with its great movepool and useful speed tier.



Dark

Tyranitar + Crawdaunt
Tag: CCS2Da3
Hall of Fame Rankings:

Platinum: 1600+
Gold: 1450+
Silver: 1325+
Bronze: 1200+
Tyrantiar - A huge asset to dark teams, this pokemon can act as a defensive rocker, a dragon dance sweeper, or even an assault vest pursuit trapper. Tyranitar is one of the most versatile Pokemon on dark and can fit onto nearly every team, so play around with any options that you think help your team the most!
Note: You can use mega-tyranitar if you want, but the base form is still here as an option.
Crawdaunt -
Crawdaunt is a powerful wallbreaker with access to STAB Aadaptibility-boosted Aqua Jet and Liquidation, making it very hard for a lot of Pokemon to switch into. It's dark typing also allows it to get STAB with Knock Off as well, which allows it to have really strong neutral STAB coverage. Overall this Pokemon can be used really well on more offensively oriented teams so that it can poke holes in walls that allow its teammates to sweep.


Note: This project is now lead by Namranan and cohosted by Perish Song. So now all questions and suggestions regarding to CLC should be directed towards us now and not Illama, the former leader.

To register to participate in a core challenge, you must reply to this forum with the proper information to be eligible! See the example post below for details. This also applies for submitting peaks (with that said please keep all of your information onto 1 post)! Otherwise, refer to the Index Thread for the official rules and info on this project. Please make sure to post replays of your Hall of Fame Rankings, failure to do so will result in your post being ignored.

In order to win this challenge, one player must obtain the highest ladder peak with the given core. In order to be eligible for winning the challenge you have to either post a replay of your peak (Highest elo reached) or take a screenshot of your accounts highest rank on ladder. The person with the highest rank at the end of the week is the winner of the challenge and will get posted in a new hall of fame in the Index thread along with the team they were using. If you win, please PM the team to Perishing Song or Namranan along with a brief description of the team and how you got the elo you got to. (Replays are much appreciated)

Remember to keep track of your Win/Loss ratio because the person with the best ratio out of 30 games can get a shoutout after the challenge has ended. To submit your Win/Loss ratoi just take a screenshot of your record and post it in your registration. The team with the best record will be added to its own Hall of Fame.

Also as of this cycle I will be keeping stats of what assisting Pokemon are used with the core Pokemon along with other things.

Have Fun!​
 
Example Challenge Registration:
PS! Name:
Namranan
Laddering Alt(s): CCS2Ro3 Mar, CCS2Da3 Moon
Peaks/HoF Rankings:
none yet
W/L ratio: none yet
 

Shokkking

No man can walk out on his own story
Congrats to Guwahavel for winning the challenge for both cores!

Also congrats to Actually Lucas for winning the fire W/L ratio and to Guwahavel for winning the fighting W/L ratio!

I will also shoutout the platinum ladder ranks:
Guwahavel (both)
Shokkking (fighting)


Thank you to all who participated, the next core is already up!

This concludes Cycle 2 of CLC, I hope you all enjoyed! The top three will be mentioned on the index thread soon.

So with that, Eien please move this to the index thread.
 
taken over from Illama and approved by Eien.
hosted by Namranan , co-hosted by Perish Song


(Banner by Ticken)
Monotype Core Laddering Challenge Season 2 Cycle 3
2 Cores, October 15 - October 25

Dragon

Mega Altaria + Hydreigon
Tag : CCS2Dr3
Hall of Fame Rankings:

Platinum: 1600+
Gold: 1450+
Silver: 1325+
Bronze: 1250+
Altaria-Mega - While Mega Altaria may look fluffy it can still be quite a dangerous threat against opposing teams with its good bulk and useful ability in Pixelate. Dragon dance in tandem with moves like roost and refresh/heal bell, one can make this Pokemon one hard to-KO sweeper.
Hydreigon - While it is usually more popular on dark, hydreigon is still a great stallbreaker and offensive Pokemon on dragon. It's wide movepool and decent attacking stats allow it to pull off many different sets that can catch the opponent off guard. Whether its a stallbreaker, Choiced Wallbreaker, or even speed control, this Pokemon can still be a welcome addition to any dragon team.



Water

Manaphy + Crawdaunt
Tag: CCS2Wa3
Hall of Fame Rankings:

Platinum: 1600+
Gold: 1450+
Silver: 1325+
Bronze: 1200+
Manaphy - Manaphy used to be popular back in the days of ORAS when rain water was commonly run on water teams allowing it to take advantage of its Hydration ability. These days because of the lack of rain teams due to the nature of the metagame, manaphy isn't used too much because other special attackers (Keldeo and Greninja) outperform it on most balance teams. Despite this, Manaphy can still be run on water teams as a decent setup sweeper or even a wallbreaker thanks to its access to Tail Glow. With a relatively decent movepool and decent bulk, this Pokemon should not be slept on when its on the field.
Crawdaunt - If you liked using Crawdaunt on dark, you may like it even more on Water. It does the same things it did on water, only now with rain support it can further boost its wallbreaking power with Liquidation and Aqua Jet. While it may be slightly outclassed by sharpedo on water, it still doesn't change the fact that it can more reliably take down walls like Celesteela and Mega-Sableye as well as having a decently hard-hitting priotity move in Aqua Jet, which can be useful against faster more frail threats.


Note: This project is now lead by Namranan and cohosted by Perish Song. So now all questions and suggestions regarding to CLC should be directed towards us now and not Illama, the former leader.

To register to participate in a core challenge, you must reply to this forum with the proper information to be eligible! See the example post below for details. This also applies for submitting peaks (with that said please keep all of your information onto 1 post)! Otherwise, refer to the Index Thread for the official rules and info on this project. Please make sure to post replays of your Hall of Fame Rankings, failure to do so will result in your post being ignored.

In order to win this challenge, one player must obtain the highest ladder peak with the given core. In order to be eligible for winning the challenge you have to either post a replay of your peak (Highest elo reached) or take a screenshot of your accounts highest rank on ladder. The person with the highest rank at the end of the week is the winner of the challenge and will get posted in a new hall of fame in the Index thread along with the team they were using. If you win, please PM the team to Perishing Song or Namranan along with a brief description of the team and how you got the elo you got to. (Replays are much appreciated)

Remember to keep track of your Win/Loss ratio because the person with the best ratio out of 30 games can get a shoutout after the challenge has ended. To submit your Win/Loss ratoi just take a screenshot of your record and post it in your registration. The team with the best record will be added to its own Hall of Fame.

Have Fun!​
 
Example Challenge Registration:
PS! Name:
Namranan
Laddering Alt(s): CCS2Wa3 TSoftie, CCS2Dr3 TSoftie
Peaks/HoF Rankings:
none yet
W/L ratio: none yet
 
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Challenge Registration:
PS! Name:
average fella
Laddering Alts: ccs2wa3 xd
HoF Rankings:
bronze https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7monotype-820905655
silver https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7monotype-820952213
gold https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7monotype-821597697
platinum https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7monotype-821914540
peak:
http://prntscr.com/l8nuvm

w/l after 30 games
http://prntscr.com/l7bkds

THINGS I HAVE LEARNED FROM THIS CC:
the best way to win is to commit 4 of your mons to destroying anything even vaguely bulky, offense be damned
vast majority of my losses were against impermissibly bad teams with things like solarbeam torkoal. guess how many times i lost to normal. guess. 0. good team.
rain is fake

uhhh heres my team
fuck (Manaphy) @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Hydration
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Tail Glow
- Psychic
- Scald
- Ice Beam

anything (Greninja) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Protean
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Ice Beam
- U-turn
- Dark Pulse
- Hydro Pump

even (Swampert) @ Leftovers
Ability: Damp
EVs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 16 SpD
Impish Nature
- Earthquake
- Scald
- Stealth Rock
- Roar

vaguely (Tapu Fini) @ Leftovers
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Defog
- Nature's Madness
- Taunt

bulky (Keldeo) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Surf
- Secret Sword
- Icy Wind
- Hidden Power [Electric]

crawdaddy (Crawdaunt) @ Life Orb
Ability: Adaptability
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Knock Off
- Aqua Jet
- Crabhammer
 
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