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LC: LilyAC vs Luthier
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LC: Laroxyl vs dcae
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LC: LilyAC vs Luthier
LC: kythr vs Toadow
LC: Wail Wailord vs lax
LC: Laroxyl vs dcae
LC: boulicrok vs daunt vs
 

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LC: LilyAC vs Luthier
LC: kythr vs Toadow
LC: Wail Wailord vs lax
LC: Laroxyl vs dcae
LC: boulicrok vs daunt vs
 

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Week 5 Recap
[TMS] LilyAC vs Toadow [FOX] - replay
[GIB] Luthier vs zeefable [TER] - replay
[PLA] kythr vs dcae [SHO] - replay
[DYN] Wail Wailord vs daunt vs [BRE] - replay
[SPA] Laroxyl vs Boulicrok [ISL] - replay

Cumulative Usage

Code:
+ ---- + ------------------ + ---- + ------- + ------- +
| Rank | Pokemon            | Use  | Usage % |  Win %  |
+ ---- + ------------------ + ---- + ------- + ------- +
| 1    | Mienfoo            |   46 |  92.00% |  50.00% |
| 2    | Koffing            |   24 |  48.00% |  50.00% |
| 3    | Ferroseed          |   23 |  46.00% |  56.52% |
| 3    | Pawniard           |   23 |  46.00% |  43.48% |
| 5    | Staryu             |   21 |  42.00% |  47.62% |
| 6    | Diglett            |   18 |  36.00% |  50.00% |
| 7    | Grookey            |   17 |  34.00% |  47.06% |
| 8    | Ponyta             |   16 |  32.00% |  62.50% |
| 9    | Natu               |   14 |  28.00% |  50.00% |
| 10   | Abra               |   12 |  24.00% |  50.00% |
| 10   | Mudbray            |   12 |  24.00% |  50.00% |
| 12   | Porygon            |   11 |  22.00% |  54.55% |
| 13   | Mareanie           |   10 |  20.00% |  60.00% |
| 13   | Ponyta-Galar       |   10 |  20.00% |  50.00% |
| 13   | Foongus            |   10 |  20.00% |  30.00% |
| 16   | Trapinch           |    7 |  14.00% |  57.14% |
| 17   | Frillish           |    6 |  12.00% |  50.00% |
| 18   | Zigzagoon          |    4 |   8.00% |  75.00% |
| 19   | Timburr            |    2 |   4.00% |  50.00% |
| 19   | Vulpix             |    2 |   4.00% |  50.00% |
| 19   | Dwebble            |    2 |   4.00% |  50.00% |
| 19   | Magnemite          |    2 |   4.00% |   0.00% |
| 23   | Charmander         |    1 |   2.00% | 100.00% |
| 23   | Sinistea           |    1 |   2.00% | 100.00% |
| 23   | Magby              |    1 |   2.00% | 100.00% |
| 23   | Shellder           |    1 |   2.00% |   0.00% |
| 23   | Wynaut             |    1 |   2.00% |   0.00% |
| 23   | Slowpoke           |    1 |   2.00% |   0.00% |
| 23   | Archen             |    1 |   2.00% |   0.00% |
| 23   | Carvanha           |    1 |   2.00% |   0.00% |

Week 5 Usage

Code:
+ ---- + ------------------ + ---- + ------- + ------- +
| Rank | Pokemon            | Use  | Usage % |  Win %  |
+ ---- + ------------------ + ---- + ------- + ------- +
| 1    | Mienfoo            |    8 |  80.00% |  50.00% |
| 2    | Ponyta             |    5 |  50.00% |  60.00% |
| 2    | Diglett            |    5 |  50.00% |  60.00% |
| 4    | Pawniard           |    4 |  40.00% |  50.00% |
| 4    | Natu               |    4 |  40.00% |  25.00% |
| 6    | Abra               |    3 |  30.00% |  66.67% |
| 6    | Zigzagoon          |    3 |  30.00% |  66.67% |
| 6    | Ferroseed          |    3 |  30.00% |  66.67% |
| 6    | Grookey            |    3 |  30.00% |  33.33% |
| 6    | Foongus            |    3 |  30.00% |  33.33% |
| 6    | Koffing            |    3 |  30.00% |  33.33% |
| 12   | Porygon            |    2 |  20.00% | 100.00% |
| 12   | Dwebble            |    2 |  20.00% |  50.00% |
| 12   | Frillish           |    2 |  20.00% |  50.00% |
| 12   | Mudbray            |    2 |  20.00% |  50.00% |
| 12   | Staryu             |    2 |  20.00% |   0.00% |
| 17   | Sinistea           |    1 |  10.00% | 100.00% |
| 17   | Magby              |    1 |  10.00% | 100.00% |
| 17   | Mareanie           |    1 |  10.00% | 100.00% |
| 17   | Carvanha           |    1 |  10.00% |   0.00% |
| 17   | Vulpix             |    1 |  10.00% |   0.00% |
| 17   | Ponyta-Galar       |    1 |  10.00% |   0.00% |

Interesting Trends:
  1. Mienfoo: This is the first week in SCL where Mienfoo saw below 90% usage.
  2. Zigzagoon: This week's featured pick was Zigzagoon, which saw 3 uses and managed 2 victories. It showcased how deadly it can be in the balance vs HO matchup and vice versa, exploiting teams that choose to forgo Steel-types or let their Steel-types get weakened a bit.
  3. Hyper Offense in the Current Meta: Week 5 saw multiple iterations of hyper offense, ranging from Laro's Spikes stack Carv HO and Wail's traditional Spikes stack to dcae's setup spam w/ Sinistea. Sign of a good meta????
Scores for LC Predictions Tours (Updated for Week 5):
https://pokepast.es/635fcd17f6d871c9
- Current Top 3: DVS (23), Pamplona / LNumbers (18), Splash (17)

Week 6 Predictions:
LilyAC vs Luthier - Lily got low timerd in her game, while Luthier got a decisive victory against zeefable. Both have brought relatively safe builds, and I don't really expect that to change, which definitely favors Luthier.
kythr vs Toadow - Kythr brought a no-Steel team (in a Zig meta) and got punished. Toadow isn't exactly a master builder, seeing as how he brought water resist Porygon in his week 4 game and Shellder + Wynaut in week 1, but he seems to have more momentum.
Wail Wailord vs lax - Wail's teams have improved from his week 1 showing so I feel comfortable bolding him. Lax has a high playing ceiling, but I haven't seen him play LC since last lcpl and dont know if he knows the metagame at all.
Laroxyl vs dcae - Both brought HO last week and met two different endings. Dcae looked more comfortable piloting HO, which is a huge bonus for him in this Zig meta.
boulicrok vs daunt vs - If he loses twice in a row, he's getting memed.
 
LC: LilyAC vs Luthier
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Lilyac vs luthier: both look good i truly have no idea who to bold
Kythr vs toadow: i will never stop bolding kythr
Wail wailord vs lax: wail knows lc while i dont think lax does
Laroxyl vs dcae: dcae has been playing well, i think helm take this one, although it wont be easy
boulicrok vs daunt vs: daunt is winning but i bold bouli just in case he loses
 

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LC: LilyAC vs Luthier
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LC: Wail Wailord vs lax
LC: Laroxyl vs dcae
LC: boulicrok vs daunt vs
 
LC: LilyAC vs Luthier
LC: kythr vs Toadow
LC: Wail Wailord vs Lax
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LC: LilyAC vs Luthier
LC: kythr vs Toadow
LC: Wail Wailord vs lax
LC: Laroxyl vs dcae
LC: boulicrok vs daunt vs
 
LC: LilyAC vs Luthier
LC: kythr vs Toadow
LC: Wail Wailord vs lax
LC: Laroxyl vs dcae
LC: boulicrok vs daunt vs
 

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LC: LilyAC vs Luthier
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