I feel like drought would somewhat overpower CAP 3. The original idea was to make CAP used because of its typing. If glalie had gotten drought instead of ninetales, I bet that glalie would have still seen serious ou usage just because drought makes most Pokémon support juggernauts. CAP 3 would undoubtedly appreciate the sun, but so would vulpix and magmar. Anything that resists fire attacks and packs one of its own would benefit from sun.
By giving drought to CAP 3 the focus will probably shift away from the typing. no one would use CAP 3 on sun teams because of its typing, they would use it on sun teams because of the ability with a complete apathy to CAP’s typing. true it would have to beat ninetales for the job, but that isn’t exactly a challenge though. Almost every sun team would pack CAP 3 as long as we don’t completely fuck up the movepool because it can set up sun and because it is so much better than ninetales. There would be no other reason. There may be other incentives to use the CAP in sun, but those incentives would not drive the choice.
On a different note, I don’t understand why people haven’t discussed harvest as a possible ability for CAP 3. It gives us a reason to use CAP 3 in the sun without forcing our hand, it complements the typing and spread by giving it a way to stall to kingdom come, and is a completely unexplored ability. We could learn so much from it. Can someone please explain to me why no people have no opinion on harvest as a potential ability for CAP 3?
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