This is a thread for making the Viability Ranking for Nintendo Cup 2000(NC2000, PokeCup).
I had been making the NC2000 Viability Ranking(the content is as below), but I hope that Viability Ranking will be updated by everyone at Smogon Forums.
It has already created Viability Ranking for GSCOU in that way(like below), and I would like to do the same for NC2000.
- Premise rules
There are some small minor rules in NC2000, and this thread assumes international rules.
In addition to normal NC2000, "OHKO Moves Clause", "Evasion Moves Clause", and "Sleep Trap Clause" are applied.
Please also be aware that Event Moves from New York and Japan are banned.
(Lovely Kiss Nidoking, Rapid Spin Golem, etc are banned)
For details, refer to the following rulebook created by Beelzemon 2003.
Also, it assumes Studium mechanism.
There are the following differences from the Cartridge mechanism that GSCOU players are accustomed to, and it is important to note that the Sleep Turn is reduced from 1-6 turns to 1-3 turns and the Present Glitch is eliminated.
And it is assumed that Crystal moves are not banned.
I want you to list the species you think viable in order from 1st place and send a DM to me.
(Your personal opinion is fine. It gathers opinions, which creates objectivity.)
Please send me a DM on Smogon Forums, Discord or Twitter.
-Smogon Forums : chio
-Discord : chio#9530
-Twitter : @chio_pkmn2gen
The deadline is September 17th PM12:00 GMT + 0, and I will summarize the results by end of September.
- How to decide the ranking
I will add species listed by more than 1/5 to the final Viability Ranking.
And for viable species, I will rank them according to the following rules.
-1st priority : High average ranking
-2nd priority : Number of players ranked
-3rd priority : Small variance (species with small variance is thinked that the tactics are mature and the consideration has highly validation)
-4th priority : Previous rank (Only this time, the rank that chio posts to oneself will be used instead)
- DM format
Not specified. The format you like is fine.
It can be text, Excel, or an image. And it can be either English or Japanese(Please contact me previously if you prefer other languages).
If you are not particular about the format, I recommend that you make a list by the following page and send image to me. It's graphical and easy to operate from your smartphone, so you will probably find it convenient.
When using this tool, arrange the species of the same hierarchy in descending order of Rank from the left.
However, some Species that may be viable are not present on this page.
Unless otherwise specified, please replace as follows. If there is a problem with this replacement, please let me know by DM.
- List that I thinks viable (reference information)
As a guide, the species that I thinks are viable are as follows.
(This is sorted in the order of the Pokedex, to avoid overly distorting your consideration)
- Competitive play of modern NC2000 (reference information)
You may not be familiar with the competitive play of the modern NC2000, so I tell you the results and replays of the tournament that took place at Pokemon Showdown!.
Please refer to it if necessary.
https://seesaawiki.jp/pbs-thread/d/NC2000 one-to-one games
Also, NC2000 competitions are actively held at the Japanese simulator "Gym Leader's Castle" (GLC).
It's important to note that the special mechanics and rules described below apply, but if you want to refer to a GLC match, ask and I will give you some information.