Q: Going specifically by typing, what Pokemon found in the OU (or relevant) metagame will be able to comfortably give this CAP project trouble?
What Pokemon will be major threats to this project right off the bat?
What Pokemon have the potential to become counters?
A: These questions have been covered rather extensively. There are plenty of pokemon that either will hold back an assault and OHKO with either a 4x SE ground move or a 2x SE STAB, or (probably) be able to move first and OHKO. Obviously, this list will be modified based on stats and ability and movepool, but the real question we should be asking is "which pokemon on the list of counters do we want CAP3 to not be threatened by?"
Q: Will the concept succeed with these set list of threats?
A: With the amount of flexibility we still have, based on ability, movepool, and stats, I sure hope so.
Q: What Pokemon will be threatened by the CAP based off of typing?
A: Metagross (Careful switching into Earthquake), Skarmory, Celebi (If faster and running SpA, it can KO with STAB Psychic moves), Jirachi (Same boat as Celebi), Toxicroak, Venusaur, Breloom, Virizion, Magnezone, Scizor, Forretress
Q: Are these Pokemon targets that we want CAP to hit?
A: Most of them, yes. It's a very diverse list of pokemon one would see on a lot of teams.
Q: What direction must the project go in now that a set list of basic threats has been identified?
A: This is largely opinion based, and individually based, but Sweeper or Wall, I'd like to see a pokemon immune to Poison, Burn, and either Paralyze (Sweeper) or Sleep (Wall). This would be an interesting concept, virtual immunity to status, and one that I think would be a nice sub-theme. But this is the opinion of one in a crowd of many. Do with it what you will.
I like pokemon; I have played since Red/Blue.
I'm a prediction-based battler; I use mind games and unorthodox strategies to win. I love pokemon with high special attack and speed, and my teams are often a bit unbalanced towards the special side.
Last edited by g_man92; Apr 26th, 2012 at 10:10:21 AM.
Reason: Fixed for relevance, clarification, and elaboration.