The second Premier Challenge for Sun and Moon I've held in South Carolina was again at Starlite Gaming in Summerville, SC. We had 8 participants, all of which were Masters. This is a 2 person drop from last month. Four rounds of Swiss were played with us cutting to Top 2. Due to a death in my family, a good friend (and SC PTO) David Griggs ran the event for me. Below are the top 4 teams from our January Premier Challenge. 3 out of 4 teams were running a pokémon with Trick Room, either Porygon2 or Oranguru.
In terms of changes, I have now included a speadsheet showing the changes in teams between December and January (The raw data can be accessed by anyone). The most interesting aspect was the complete drop off in usage for pokémon like Nihilego (who was in 3 of the top 4 teams in December) and a drastic increase in the usage of Araquanid and Tapu Koko.