General Description: This Pokemon can bring two other Pokemon together as a team.
Justification: With how much the metagame changes from game to game with new Pokemon, Moves, Abilities, and type combinations, it is difficult for Pokemon to remain a team, as one may receive far better boosts and upgrades than than the other. This CAP should be designed in a way that each Pokemon can form new teammates with wholly different Pokemon so it can remain part of a dynamic duo.
Questions To Be Answered
- In general, how would you prepare two Pokemon for a team in the midst of battle, where a wrong move could cost you the match?
- What OU Pokemon were able to find a partner with the assistance of CAP 4?
- What were common techniques that caused two Pokemon to adhere to each other?
- Could CAP 4 be able to form a mate for itself in the OU metagame as well as others?
- How has CAP 4 influenced the OU metagame due to new companionships being formed?
Explanation: The real inspiration for this concept when I remembered, "Oh yeah, Voodoom exists." So many Pokemon have fallen from grace since 5th gen came around, and Voodoom is living proof. It's common teammates for it's concept, (Perfect Mate, for those who don't recall) namely Zapdos and Togekiss, have been outclassed and have since been banished to the UU tier, where they likely shall remain. So I thought, why can't another Pokemon be it's mate? How would you shape a Pokemon to fill such a dynamic role? HOWEVER this does not necessarily mean they have to be a perfect two like SkarmBliss CeleTran and FerroCent, but they can give much needed assistance in areas only one Pokemon cannot provide. CAP 4 could be defensive to do things like set up and eliminate common barriers that prevent adhesion, or be offensive and do the same. This could mean a versatile Pokemon, that can adapt to fit the needs of those who need it's assistance. However this does not mean these are the only roles it can fulfill when making two Pokemon a team.
Rethinking the way we look at the OU metagame is part of this CAP, because giving someone the right help they need, can send it soaring into greatness.
Last edited by fryfrey; Sep 12th, 2012 at 3:18:38 PM.
Reason: Just wanted to clarify a few things.