Originally Posted by Fat FarfetchDFanboy
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.
okay, well my post was deleted for being to similar to this one, (it was called tier reverse) and it kinda was, but there are a few differences, which I would like to add as a suggestion: It would be able to check OU powerhouses that are used waaayyyy too much, ie. tyranitar and bring rise to many different NU-UU individuals, take Spinda for example, it says right here on the spinda page: "Seriously, what was GameFreak eating when they shat out this pitiful excuse for a Pokémon? It has a great movepool—in fact, it's one that extends out ad infinitum—but its stats went down the crapper.", Think about that, Spinda is capable of being the most irritating poke ever, it has access to (and keep in mind this does not include accuracy/evasion clause) tangled feet, double team, toxic or body slam, teeter dance, thrash (for tangled feet), attract, rock slide, rapid spin, calm mind, wish, baton bass, etc. etc. etc., that could create the ultimate parafusion-flinch attracted accuracy or whatever, yet it's never used because of it's pitiful stats, I want to make a CAP that would allow usage of any (or at least some of the) backwater poke(s) that is excluded by everyone, that would instantaneously fill the role of decentraliser and bring unpredictability to a whole new level, if pokes like masquerain and shuppet were used, or even baltoy or cacnea, or some other random poke you forgot existed, it would be pretty hard to predict their next move, I have an idea of how I could get people to use ridiculous pokes that could actually go as far as Pachirisu, but unfortunately this is only concept submissions, so I cannot specify any moves or abilities, etc., but plz consider, if you didn't know what to expect from your opponent, and masquerain and spinda were actually being used, then the metagame would implode, skitty would have a purpose, you wouldn't find tyranitar on every other team, etc, etc, etc.