Obviously this is only limited data and doesn't show the usage of the season as it's progressed. Using data from: http://www.trainertower.com/european-international-championships/ http://www.trainertower.com/oceania-international-championships/ Raw Data: http://pastebin.com/au9A4jvW In total of the top 32 teams in London and Melbourne, 55 different Pokemon were used. 14 Unique to London and 15 Unique to Melbourne. Diverse. The Core The most used Mons from London were also amongst the most used in Melbourne. Tapu Koko, Arcanine, Garchomp, Tapu Lele, Porygon2, Kartana. Every single team in Top 32 (from both tournaments) contained at least one of these and many contained 2 or 3. All 6 of these were present in both finals and Garchomp and Tapu Koko victorious in both aswell. The Risers 4 Months have passed and although the core members of many teams have stayed the same, lots of mons have gained dramatically in popularity. Some were already fairly popular, others were not even being used at all. Arcanine (+17): Already used by most of the top cut teams in London, the big Fire doggo rocketed in usage to a massive 75% of the top 32 in Melbourne. Tapu Fini (+9): Not a single team in the Top 32 in London used this Tapu. However more and more use in the season (and probably the rise of Arcanine) saw Fini replace Bulu as the 3rd most used Tapu. Garchomp (+9): Like Arcanine this was already a core of many teams, likewise its usage has gone through the roof, you better have a counter for this land shark. Snorlax (+7): Kartana (+5): With many UBs losing their popularity and usage, Kartana has remained strong, even with so many Arcanines running around. Others to note: Drifblim was on the winning team and although didn't feature on that many teams, it's expected rise in popularity as the season progresses. Tapu Koko increased its usage again to become the most popular Tapu. The Fallers You win some, you lose some. Pokemon that appeared so strong at the start of the season have now fallen down the pecking order. Marowak-Alolan (-14): On almost 50% of the top 32 in London, Marowak has gone from something you would expect to face, to an outsider. These stats don't tell the whole story of the season or the current meta, but Marowak has certainly gone out of favour. Celesteela (-9): I think stream viewers will be pleased to see this reduced in popularity. The rise and rise of Arcanine has made Celesteela too risky to stay out. Tapu Bulu (-7): Now the least popular of the Tapus, still has usage on a few teams but larger being ignored for other options. Salamence (-6): Another falling victim to Arcanine. No longer the best Intimidate user and saw almost no usage in Melbourne. After a successful 2016 it looks like this dragon has had it's last dance. Others to note: Araquinid saw reduced usage in Melbourne, but is still a favourite mon amongst trickroom users. Don't be surprised to see this back in top cut, likewise Porygon2. Rain teams, Politoed and Pelipper (and Golduck) saw their usage reduced here, with weather wars becoming so prevalent it's not wise to have a strategy that can be stopped so easily. -- There is so much going on that the top cuts from 2 tournaments aren't proof of a meta shift, but the trends are worth noting and being prepared for. I was bored at work and wrote this to pass the time.