Well, that's the thing. The only move/ability that doesn't involve infatuation or lowering opponent stats is Rivalry. That's... pretty restricting. --- I think that there has been a lot of misplaced hate against some of the concepts because they might use weather or otherwise have something to do with it. This strikes me as extremely restricting. Whatever CAP we make probably will be influenced by weather effects, whether we like it or not. Are we also to strike Fire/Water/Grass/Steel/Ground/Rock/Ice from the typing stage? I think that that would be absurd. It's especially surprising for this to happen to something like the Hail concept, which fulfills the niche clause better than most of the other concepts. Hail is a really borderline effect in the current metagame, having little to no effect on OU, and yet it is also banished from the lower tiers, and sometimes a good hail team does come around. Yet, because it is a "weather condition", it's treated as if it's the same as all the others. Weather is not a collection of similar field effects and shouldn't be treated as such. Even my concept seems to be getting some criticism for somehow leading to weather. There are lots of subtle mechanics in moves and abilities that haven't really been tapped into outside of maybe balanced hackmons. Okay, the Mold Breaker supporter example I gave doesn't do a whole lot (it screws over... Espeon... and Jolteon... and Scald could burn Toxicroak). At any rate, though, there are a lot of possibilities for my concept. I do agree it needs some more clarity, though, since I see from some posts that people are completely missing the point. --- I also feel that a bunch of other good concepts are being shafted/ignored in favour of perhaps worse concepts that at least get mentioned. I'm not up for listing them right now, but I would like to encourage people to look through some more and find concepts that they like. Community support does matter, since it could convince the TL that a submission is a good one, or at least should be slated. I get that the slate can only be so big, but I think there are a few good submissions that are falling through the cracks.