I'd hoped I could get some more contestants in, but I guess datamining 3DS games got a lot better since last year. Especially since this is all coming from the freaking DEMO. Anyway, you can see all the stats here. Note that aside from Mega Hoopa, which still seems terrible but gets a type change to Psychic/Dark (yet still keeps Magician despite needing to hold the Mega Stone... WHY?), all the new megas have already been revealed. This means no Slowking, no Butterfree and no Froslass. I am genuinely pleased by Mega Pidgeot, and I love how they drained the fuck out of Beedrill's special attack. A LOT of points were wasted on Kyogre's and Groudon's useless attack stats... I think they knew they had no choice but to do it. Only two of Slowbro's stats changed... as far as I remember no other mega can claim that. That gives it a physical defense out of this world, but the loss of Regenerator... eh, we'll see. Dragon Ascent is a full-on Close Combat clone, Origin Pulse is a more accurate Hydro Pump and Precipice Blades is a more powerful, less accurate version of Earthquake. Hoopa also gets a new move, Hyperspace Fury, which seems like it has the same effect as Hyperspace Hole, but is more powerful and Dark instead of Psychic. What are your thoughts on these?
Anyway, I should have the Oracle Challenge results later tonight. Thanks to those who participated (all ten of us)!
Edit: And here are the results (remember, ties are broken according to who submitted first):
1st: Ancient Chaos - 720
2nd: Sean McGinger - 850
3rd: Ammy175 - 900
4th: notmman - 910
5th: LordDirtyBrit - 910
6th: Slowflake - 930
7th: flameastro - 940
8th: DarkBlaze6 - 942
9th: MasterLemon - 970
10th: CurrentLeaf - 1025
Congratulations to Ancient Chaos for winning, umm, bragging rights! That was an enormous margin of victory, though, I thought there'd be more of a fight...
And now, the perfect predictions: notmman with Camerupt, Ancient Chaos with Altaria, Rayquaza and Audino, CurrentLeaf with Rayquaza, and LordDirtyBrit with Rayquaza! Honorable mention goes to Ancient Chaos (who else?), who was the only one to NOT go with my Diancie spread, and gained (lost?) 40 points over everyone else as a result!