So, the time has come.
First of all, let's just reiterate what we want from this movepool:
- Aurumoth should be reasonably versatile both offensively and in a support capacity.
- Aurumoth should be able to sweep, wall-break, or support, but not all at once.
- Aurumoth should be able to perform each of its roles, whether physical or special, regardless of ability, etc, to a relatively similar standard.
- Aurumoth should not be biased towards any individual set or role.
- Aurumoth should have no hard counters, but many checks.
- Aurumoth should be competitively viable.
Obviously, not every single one of these will be possible, but they should all, I think, be self-evident as an ideal. I'm going to avoid stating explicitly what I personally want from these movepools, as I am a very great proponent of the philosophy that you should choose what you personally think should be on the movepool, not what you think will get it slated by the Topic Leader. There is colossal room for variety between all of the Allowed moves and the limits imposed, so there should be a particularly diverse set of movepools this time around.
This is the last competitive part of the CAP that I will be presiding over as Topic Leader, which is an extremely sad thing for me. But I can sob for ten thousand words in the Final Product thread.
The final gauntlet has arrived. Best of luck to all of you.
A COMPARISON SPREADSHEET OF ALL CURRENT MOVEPOOLS
And who says I never do anything for you lot?
BMB's obligatory Topic Leader footnote gimmick - My Top 15 Arthropods
#2 The Imperial Scorpion
Originally Posted by Fat Fascinating Fact
Scorpions are amazing. Sleek, shiny, and an entomologist's dream – claws, arched stinging tail, and pretty much screaming "I am the greatest thing ever" in every possible way. They can live in places that vary seasonally in temperature by 80 degrees. Some can go for a year without food. Some can be frozen in a block of ice for days and be perfectly functional when defrosted. They have hairs on their claws that can detect vibrations in the air. And this is the one with the best name.
Interestingly, scorpion venom tends to decrease in potency with size; the bigger ones don't need it so much, so the Imperial Scorpion is relatively harmless to humans. It also has the charming habit of carrying its babies on its back, as in Nastyjungle's artwork. Sweet. And it only occasionally gets bored and eats them.