Concept: Perfect Enemy
General Description: A Pokemon designed to be another popular Pokemon's worst nightmare. They are an absolute full stop to that Pokemon and others like it, although they may lack in other areas. Examples include Infernape and Starmie, or Suicune and Vaporeon.
Justification: This is a revisit of "Perfect Mate" with a twist. Given Voodoom was our most successful CAP yet(according to Doug), I figured that we could see what happens from the other side.
Questions to be Answered:
- Does having a perfect foe make the popular Pokemon drop drastically in usage?
- Would new team combinations to fight this new threat appear?
- If the Pokemon we create a rival to is integral to the metagame, what happens to the 5th Generation?
- How do offensive counters and defensive counters compare? For example, if we made an offensively-biased Suicune counter, how would its roles vary compared to Ferrothorn or Chansey's?
Explanation: Almost any Pokemon could be the target for this, but I'd like to see a perfect foe for a massive centraliser like Ferrothorn or Conkeldurr. The former's foe would want Magnet Pull and/or strong Fire or Fighting-type moves, while the latter would need good resistances, good defenses and some form of PHazing.
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