Project Monotype Core Laddering Challenge Season 2 [INDEX THREAD]

Congrats to Ridley and average fella for winning the Dragon and Water core challenges respectively!

Also congrats to average fella and Guwahavel for winning the Water and Dragon win/loss ratios respectively!

I will also shoutout our platinum ranks!
Actually Lucas (Water)
Guwahavel (Both)
Poison Adhesive (Dragon)
Average Fella (Water)
Ridley (Dragon)


Thank you to all who participated and apologies for the late post. Tagging Eien to merge with index thread. The next challenge will be up briefly!
 
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hosted by Namranan , co-hosted by Perish Song


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Monotype Core Laddering Challenge Season 2 Cycle 3
2 Cores, October 22 - November 5 (extending time)

Flying

Togekiss + Thundurus-I
Tag : CCS2Fl3
Hall of Fame Rankings:

Platinum: 1600+
Gold: 1450+
Silver: 1325+
Bronze: 1250+
Togekiss - Togekiss is often not used on flying due to how it generally gets outclassed by Pokemon like Tornadus-T and Thundurus-T as a special attacker. However this does not mean it is completely useless on the type. Running Togekiss allows you to have a decent revenge killer with a decent movepool that allows you to run less coverage on a different sweeper, like Double Dance Thundurus not having to use focus blast on offensive teams. It may also run a thunder wave paraflinch set that can lockdown walls like Toxapex or boost its destructive power with nasty plot, this along with its ability to check Mega-scizor for some Scizor-weak flying teams allows it to still have a niche on Flying.
Thundurus-I- Thundurus-I is a great mon to assist Togekiss with its access to thunder wave and a good movepool selection that appreciates Togekiss' ability to compress coverage. It also can knock out opposing flying pokemon like Celesteela to make Togekiss' job easier.



Poison

Gengar + Golbat
Tag: CCS2Po3
Hall of Fame Rankings:

Platinum: 1600+
Gold: 1450+
Silver: 1325+
Bronze: 1200+
Gengar - While it is more popular on ghost and with its loss of levitate in gen 7, gengar isn't seen a ton on standard poison teams. However its ghost typing and speed tier allow it to help immensely with opposing psychic types like Mega-gallade, and can act as a greater form of speed control than nihilego.
Golbat - While it may appear to be inferior to crobat in every way, Golbat is actually bulkier than crobat with an eviolite, and can almost bring the same amount of utility crobat had. With it only losing a ton of speed, with a proper team golbat and its added bulk allow poison's already strong defensive core even more strong.


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!​
 
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Example Challenge Registration:
PS! Name:
Namranan
Laddering Alt(s): CCS2Po3 TSoftie, CCS2Fl3 TSoftie
Peaks/HoF Rankings:
none yet
W/L ratio: none yet
 
PS! Name: Guwahavell
Laddering Alts: CCS2Fl3 Paraflinch, CCS2Po3 Fat Bat
HoF Rankings:

W/L Ratio:
26-4
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28-2
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Perish Song

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
is a Pre-Contributor
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 29 - November 9

Grass


Roserade + Decidueye
Tag : CCS2Gr3
Hall of Fame Rankings:

Platinum: 1550+
Gold: 1425+
Silver: 1300+
Bronze: 1200+

Roserade : Grass's one of greatest strenghts is being capable of beating bulky / fat teams with the hazardstacking, its access to both spikes and toxic spikes makes it an option as hazard setter pokemon. Its good speed tier and acceptable Sp.Atk lets Roserade run offensive sets aswell.
Decidueye : This pokemon is a good offensive addition to grass teams. Its access to spirit shackles lets it trap and eliminate certain threats, while Shadow Sneak and Sucker Punch servers a key role in a Psychic matchup as well as revenge killing some choice locked pokemons.

Ghost


Dusclops + Gourgeist
Tag: CCS2Gh3
Hall of Fame Rankings:

Platinum: 1550+
Gold: 1425+
Silver: 1300+
Bronze: 1200+

Gourgeist : Gourgeist is only there because its halloween! All jokes aside, its access to Leech Seed, Will-o-Wisp and being able to spam substitutes from a fast variant makes Gourgeist a very annoying pokemon to deal with.

Dusclops : Dusclops high natural bulk paired with eviolite makes it a very hard mon to kill. Its access to meanlook lets dusclops fulfill a crucial duty for ghost, which is trapping. Trapping is very well appreciated by ghost teams, as the type lacks good wallbreakers to get thru common physical walls like Toxapex and Porygon2.

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 registration :
PS! Name: Perish Song
Laddering Alts:
CCS2Gr3 Perish, CCS2Gh3 Song
HoF Rankings:

 

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PS! Name: Ghost Garry
Laddering Alts: CCS2Gh3 Scary
HoF Rankings:
None yet
W/L ratio:
None yet
Peak:
None yet
 
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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, November 5 - November 19

Bug

Araquanid + Vikavolt
Tag : CCS2Bg3
Hall of Fame Rankings:

Platinum: 1600+
Gold: 1450+
Silver: 1325+
Bronze: 1250+
Araquanid - A new face to the monotype competitive scene. Araquanid turned eyes at first with the sight of its powerful ability in Water bubble, making it sound like it could be a great attacker. Unfortunately, it would not be an attacker but it still has some great niches on Bug teams. It is a good alternative to Galvantula for setting Sticky Webs, and also takes some hits from fire-types like Victini because of its ability allowing it to resist fire even more. Recently, it is even possible to use it as a trapper by using Spider Web and Soak but regardless, it has earned its way to be a useful pokemon in Bug.
Vikavolt - While this Pokemon may be unranked on the Viability Rankings, its niche is not completely useless. With an impressive special attack stat and decent STAB moves, Vikavolt can be a great sweeper against water teams and flying teams which are matchups that Bug can struggle in.



Psychic

Gardevoir-Mega + Gallade
Tag: CCS2Ps3
Hall of Fame Rankings:

Platinum: 1600+
Gold: 1450+
Silver: 1325+
Bronze: 1200+
Mega-Gardevoir - One of the most overlooked Mega's on Psychic, Mega Gardevoir can serve to be immensely useful in the Dark matchup where Psychic teams tend to struggle to beat Mega-Sableye easily. It's also an extremely powerful special attacker with access to Hyper Voice to go through Substitutes, along with its Pixalate ability making it an even more powerful STAB move.
Gallade - Non-mega Gallade can be run on Psychic teams to act as a more instant form of fighting coverage. Allowing Gallade to gain a Choice band allows it to threaten more walls immediately, like Mandibuzz and Skarmory. This also allows another mega to be run, as you can clearly see.


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 ratio 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!​
 
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Example registration :
PS! Name: Namranan
Laddering Alts: CCS2Ps3 Nammy, CCS2Bg3 Nammy
HoF Rankings: none
Peak(s): none
W/L ratio: none
 

Shokkking

No man can walk out on his own story
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ps name: average fella
laddering alt: ccs2bg3 xd
hof rankings: bronze https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7monotype-831669600
silver https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7monotype-832217929
gold https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7monotype-832559297
peak: http://prntscr.com/lg2uw1
wl ratio after 30 games: http://prntscr.com/lg2uw1 got to 26-1 and dropped two in a row. oh wellsies, it's not like anyone will get close considering i'm not using a real mon



this is like playing with 5 mons.


vikavolt is literally a sac and that's the reason that it's better than straight up running 5 mons. it is not only slow under webs, it hits like a wet noodle when it cannot use a super effective stab move, and it sometimes fails to operate well when you can use your specs super effective stab move and the thing takes like 75.


i wonder if it'd be against the rules to have a flying/fairy core challenge that consists of (meta mon here, e.g. landot mdiancie) and "Nothing". what would happen? would it let people climb higher than this? i bet it would! i bet people would enjoy the novelty of gimping themselves more than gimping themselves in a more abstract sense by running an unmon in slot 6.


on the bright side, araquanid is neat.
here's my team since i think i'm going to stop laddering with this
Araquanid @ Leftovers
Ability: Water Bubble
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Magic Coat
- Sticky Web
- Liquidation
- Lunge

️i️a️ol️ (Vikavolt) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Mud Shot
- Bug Buzz
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Pinsir @ Pinsirite
Ability: Moxie
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Return
- Quick Attack
- Close Combat

Armaldo @ Rockium Z
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Stone Edge
- Rapid Spin
- Knock Off

Volcarona @ Leftovers
Ability: Flame Body
EVs: 252 HP / 192 Def / 64 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Quiver Dance
- Fiery Dance
- Roost
- Giga Drain

Scizor @ Choice Band
Ability: Technician
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch
- U-turn
- Superpower
- Knock Off
 
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Harpp

No rain, no flowers.
is a Pre-Contributor
PS! Name: Harpp
Laddering Alts:
CCS2Ps3 Psy1, CCS2Bg3 Bugy
HoF Rankings:
 
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Monotype Core Laddering Challenge Season 2 Cycle 3
2 Cores, November 12 - November 26

Fairy

Ribombee + Tapu Fini
Tag : CCS2Fa3
Hall of Fame Rankings:

Platinum: 1600+
Gold: 1450+
Silver: 1325+
Bronze: 1250+
Ribombee - A rather niche Pokemon when it comes to fairy. Ribombee's ability to set Sticky Webs and become a potential win condition with Quiver Dance is undeniably a nifty niche for Fairy to have. Sticky Web support from this pokemon allows many of Fairy's other mons to outspeed things that were once checks to it, one example being Tapu Koko being able to outspeed Choice Scarf Greninja. With other support moves at its disposal as well, there are plenty of sets to try on this niche pokemon.
Tapu Fini - This Tapu is often overlooked because of how Azumarill is a much better abuser of its STAB moves, and how Primarina is a better Special Attacker. However, Tapu Fini is able to become a bulkier of Primiarina that can reliably check certain Pokemon and take advantage of Ribombee's Sticky webs to outspeed Pokemon that would normally check it. Fini's movepool is certainly not lacking, and also has access to Calm Mind, which can allow it to become a potentially dangerous threat to opposing teams. Misty terrain is also very helpful for Fairy as it can negate Toxic spikes and other forms of status, which can take pressure off of Mega-Diancie and allow certain teammates to not worry about getting chipped.



Normal

Mega-Pidgeot + Bewear
Tag: CCS2No3
Hall of Fame Rankings:

Platinum: 1600+
Gold: 1450+
Silver: 1325+
Bronze: 1200+
Mega Pidgeot - While most see Mega-Pidgeot as the inferior mega for normal in almost every way, Mega-Pidgeot actually has quite a few things that gives it an edge over Lopunny. Being able to pivot with U-turn, not having to worry about getting burned, and being a good immunity to Spikes and Toxic Spikes allows Mega Pidgeot to do well on balance normal as well as Hyper Offensive normal.
Bewear - Normally seen on Hyper Offensive Normal, Bewear is still a decent pokemon on balance as well. While it is almost completely outclassed by Diggersby, its abiility in Fluffy allows it to check some Pokemon that Diggersby couldn't reliably. Azumarill and Mega Scizor are good examples. Like Diggersby, it can also run Choice Band and Swords Dance sets, however the lack of a good priority move makes it lack slightly when it comes to revenge killing. Despite all of its flaws, Bewear can still be used effectively as an alternative to Diggersby in order to maintain fighting-type STAB moves if you run Mega-Pidgeot.


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 ratio 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!​
 
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