General Description: A pokemon that while being able to take on current OU pokemon, but is countered and checked by lower tier pokemon.
Justification: In the current metagame their are certain standout "powerhouse" pokemon that can threaten to tear apart most teams. However on the other side are the pokemon that never see any competitive use do to their typings or move pools. If their was a pokemon that could counter or check most of the current OU threats, but was countered by a less used pokemon. It would cause a major shift in the pokemon being used and would create unique problems for team builders.
Questions to be Answered
-How would this pokemon affect the usage of the top tier threats
-Would other lower tier pokemon that handle counter for this pokemon also come into use
-How would team building "norms" change in the presence of the new pokemon and its lower tier counters
-How good would a pokemon have to be to warrant such a need for the counters
-Could a pokemon by itself create such a change in usage
-How would the countered or checked pokemon change in the new metagame
-How could you make a pokemon that is capable countering/checking the top tier pokemon and still not be owerpowered
Explanation: What I am hoping this pokemon will become is a metagame balancer and a pokemon that helps make tiers of the individual pokemon less important. The pokemon should not be able to sweep through teams not including its counters, but it should balance out the pokemon and help bring the less used pokemon into the spotlight. Lastly it is important to remember this pokemon will not be overpowered to the point that its counter has to be present on a team to make it viable in the metagame.
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Last edited by FarfetchDFanboy; Feb 26th, 2011 at 3:50:22 PM.