CAP 12 CAP 1 - Part 2 -(Main Type Poll)

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reachzero

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It is time to choose the primary typing of CAP 1! There are four options in this poll, Flying, Grass, Ghost and Steel.

As you know, we are now using instant runoff voting, the details of which can be found here: http://www.smogon.com/cap/process/process_rules . This means that you may vote for as many of the four types as you like, in order of preference. A typical vote might look like:

Flying
Grass
Ghost
Steel

Any comments that the voter has would go below the votes in non-bold text. Bold text is used to determine what the user's votes are, so none of the supplementary text should be in bold.
Please post only your votes in this thread, this is not a discussion thread. If you wish to discuss the vote, I encourage you to do so on #cap on IRC.

Remember, the concept for CAP 1 is:
Concept: Momentum
General Description: This will be a Pokemon that can be utilized to gain or regain momentum for a player's team at any point in the match as its primary function.
Justification: Gen. 5 is a very powerful metagame. As such, most battles are won by the smarter strategist who can best maneuver around his/her opponent's onslaught to gain even a single turn's advantage, potentially clinching them the match. This process of gaining and regaining momentum is most often the defining element that makes a winner and a loser out of a single Pokemon battle. Any top player in this metagame should agree that momentum is the most crucial element in any given match; however, "momentum" itself is a rather vaguely defined term that is never really explored in concrete terms. Is it keeping opposing teams on the defensive? Forcing switches? Good prediction? Spamming U-turn? These have all been approaches to achieving momentum, but they are also player-side and largely synonymous with "strategy," as opposed to Pokemon-side and regarding a Pokemon's role on the team. Certainly there are threats like Ferrothorn/Gliscor (defensive) and Scizor/Latios/Voltlos, etc., etc. (offensive) that can achieve momentum as we know it, but there is no current niche for a "momentum Pokemon" because the concept has been purely delegated to players and not to Pokemon.
Questions to be Answered:
-How do we define momentum in terms of competitive Pokemon? What factors make current Pokemon able to achieve momentum and how can we incorporate that information into a successful CAP?
-How do different styles of play (Weather-based offense, stall, bulky offense, etc.) use momentum to achieve their goals and how can our CAP play to those strategies in an effort to take their momentum away?
-What type of traditional role (sweeper, tank, wall, support) would a Pokemon like this most resemble? Would it have to be able to fit more than one of these roles to fit in a variety of teams?
-How will the different playstyles be affected by the addition of a Pokemon that can regain offensive/defensive momentum at any given point? Will offensive teams play more conservatively? Will defensive teams play more recklessly? Will everything simply adapt to a new threat and move on normally?
This poll will remain open for 24 hours. Choose wisely!
 
#2
Ghost
Steel
Grass
Flying

Ghost/Steel typing is pretty cool with all the resistances and immunities it gives, and since we're looking for momentum, it would help with switching in easily.
 
#14
Steel
Ghost


What? He said we could vote for As many as we want. He said nothing about having to choose Everything.

But if it had passed, I'd most likely voted for Poison too. Oh well, you can't get everything in life.
 

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I still believe that Water would have been the best. Nevertheless:
Flying
Ghost
Grass


Grass is last because I am very concerned that two very different good momentum gaining Grass Pokemon already exist: Whismicott and Ferrothorn.
 
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