Gee, sorry I'm so late to this. Anyways, I am officially announcing that our base Pokemon is Calm Mind Arceus-Dragon
. Congrats Hack! The OP will be edited to acknowledge this decision. As you all know, we are now on to the teamstyle selection stage. As we can't run weather, we have relatively few choices:
- Bulky Offense
- Other weird stuff like Smashpass and DragMag
Now, I'd like to say it right now: No Smashpass. Just no. It is, and I quote BKC, "the trashiest strategy in all of bw, not to mention it doesnt make for a very diverse team". DragMag and other specific abuse strategies would probably fit under one of the offense/defense ratio styles, so we're basically left with:
- Bulky Offense
While I discouraged stall at first for being the least reliant on weather to get the job done, our newfound lack of the ability to a defensive Arceus forme presents us with a predicament that melee mewtwo briefly touched on; in conjunction with our lack of Kyogre, Groudon, and Tyranitar, we're going to have a really tricky time defensively beating Extremekiller Arceus, Mewtwo, Latios, and a host of other common threats. Because of this, stall is most definitely a viable style for us to discuss, although the handicap that we've presented ourselves with will probably discourage it from prevailing.
Because of the problem with defensively beating these opponents, it's clear that the best way for our team to be built is in such a way that we can prevent these monsters from beating us through offensive momentum. Dragonceus' miscellaneous merits also tend well to more offensive teams; it can switch into scarf Water Spouts and Thunders and provides a bulky glue that also serves as a win condition. I'm going to let this discussion evolve a little before putting up a poll for team style, but you can expect to see it up at latest by Wednesday.