The last five days of GL I tried to pin down a bit which mons were used most at rank 8, score 2200 - 2400.
The winner is of course Azumarill, with 51 occurrences in 125 teams. That’s nearly 50% of all teams.
Rank 2 is even with Altaria and Registeel, 35 each.
Followed by Skarmory and DeoxysD, the latter suprisingly often seen in the higher scores. 21 each.
On the ranks (> 5 occurrences)
Whiscash - 16
Shiftry - 14
Meganium - 14
Haunter - 12
Bastiodon - 12
Hypno - 11
Stunfisk - 10
Vigoroth (!) - 9
Umbreon - 7
Sableye - 7
43 Mons were used all in all, which is quite nice.
The following were used quite often in the beginning (2000 - 2200 score), but not used so much later in the higher ranks:
- Alolan Raichu
Fighters in general were scarce. Probably DeoxysD and Vigoroth taking over their role.
By the way, the (in)famous Registeel/Azumarill/Altaria team I saw three times.
Top three starters:
Although 75% of the teams featured steel types, I was quite satisfied with my non-steel team DeoxysD, Altaria, Azumarill (HP/PR) and at the end I reached a score of 2388. It is hard to adjust to UL now :D