lol, sorry for the delay. Stat limits! This is NOT the place where we submit stats. Rather, this is where we use the powers of calculus and determine upper limits to the stat spreads that can be submitted. (Okay, I lie, there is no calculus involved. Unfortunately.) These limits will help to define what we consider when making and talking about stat spreads for CAP 3. We will look at limits to CAP 3's physical and special attacking prowess, its physical and special tanking capabilities, and the overall power of its stats.

This is a relatively tricky stage of the process if you're not familiar with what it is we're doing and why we're doing it. For that reason, I strongly encourage those who intend to participate to read the entire OP thoroughly and ask questions where needed.

Please do not poll jump by talking about specific stat spreads or suggesting specific abilities.

Be forewarned that there is no poll for this stage of the CAP. The Topic Leader (Deck Knight) will decide the stat limits for CAP 3 upon the conclusion of this thread.

**Stat Bias Limits**

Stat bias limits set the general stat bias of a Pokemon from an offensive and defensive standpoint. Stat biases are not solely for limiting stats, but they also describe the overall build of the Pokemon in offensive and defensive terms. However, the stat spread is the only part of the project that will be constrained by Stat Bias Limits. There will be four stat biases selected and a total Base Stat Rating (BSR) limit. The Stat Biases are:

**Physical Tankiness (PT)**The rating of the Pokémon's physical defense.

**Physical Sweepiness (PS)**The rating of the Pokémon's physical offense.

**Special Tankiness (ST)**The rating of the Pokémon's special defense.

**Special Sweepiness (SS)**The rating of the Pokémon's special offense.

A spreadsheet for calculating the biases can be found here. The formulas themselves can be found here. (I have edited the BSR calculator post to say that OpenOffice.org Calc can open Excel 2007+ spreadsheets! Just sayin'!)

If you're a newer member of CAP, we *highly* recommend that you do some good lurking during this stage in the process. Read this page thoroughly to understand what exactly we're doing here. If you're still confused, check out some of the old Stat Limits Discussion threads for past CAPs in the CAP Process Archive. If you're still uncomfortable with posting here, then I suggest you watch how experienced users post; you can learn a lot from them!

CAP 3 so far:

Concept: Extreme Makeover: Typing Edition (open)
Concept: Extreme Makeover: Typing Edition (close)

**Typing:** Fire / Poison

**Abilities:** Dry Skin / ??? / (???)