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CAP 12 CAP 1 - Part 3 -(Secondary Type Poll)

Discussion in 'CAP Process Archive' started by reachzero, Mar 9, 2011.

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  1. reachzero

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    It is time to complete the typing process for CAP1 by choosing a secondary type. The type we choose will determine which Pokemon CAP1 will switch into best, and the quality of its offensive STABs, among other things. The types that may be chosen are Steel, Fighting or Water. This will be a Bold Vote. The details of how a bold vote works can be found here: http://www.smogon.com/cap/process/process_rules . Please choose one type, and only one type. The primary typing of CAP1 is Flying, and the concept is:

    This poll will remain open for 24 hours. Choose wisely!
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    water

    good thread icon, reach!
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    Fighting
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    Metal Man will rock your shit
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    Umm, whatever. You're the first boss, bitch
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    Water

    [Only one of those three I like at all]
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    Steel

    I'm pretty sure any non-steel flying type will suck as a momentum poke, unless you fix it with broken stats.
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    @taicho & Korbe: Uh, you didn't read the first post all the way through - ONLY ONE TYPE.
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    Damn, the discussion thread was locked just as I was about to post... oh well.

    Fighting

    reasoning (open)
    While this typing comes with a string of perks in terms of Stealth Rock neutrality and greater resistances to Pursuit and U-turn, personally I feel that the most powerful reason to use this typing over any other is simply the strength of offensive coverage it provides. That’s not necessarily a good thing, but I’d like to view this in both lights. On the one hand, it means that this CAP can afford to invest more on a defensive stat spread, while trusting to pure coverage rather than offensive ability to present a threat to the opponent. Nothing but Rotom, Zapdos, and whatnot can switch in safely. On the other hand, this has a real potential to go wrong.

    This is the single most threatening typing available from an offensive standpoint. This, of course, can be a good or a bad thing. The unpredictability of the typing means that it has very few safe switch-ins. While this is a useful way of putting the opponent on the back foot through constant pressure, in a way that the other type combinations cannot, it also makes it far less easy to predict the opponent’s movements. If your Pokemon is unpredictable, then your opponent will be similarly unpredictable.

    So, when it comes down to it, the reason that I picked Fighting is simply because it presents the greatest threat to the opponent, and crucially, can do so in almost any situation. I leave it up to the remainder of the CAP process to determine how we balance this raw power against the rest of the Pokemon.
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