CAP 14 CAP 3 - Part 7 - Second Flavor Ability Poll 1

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This is the poll where we vote on Mollux's third ability (including whether it should even have one) based purely on flavor reasoning, in a way that doesn't significantly alter the competitive aspects of CAP 3. The TL has determined four abilities negligibly competitive and fitting enough on the art design to be put up for a vote in this poll. Also, since verbatim apparently likes to give me ideas ;) :



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This poll will be open for 24 hours starting from this post.

When voting, use only the ability's name! The list of possible votes are:

No Tertiary Ability
Hustle
Klutz
Poison Touch
Stall

No Tertiary Ability means exactly that: CAP 3 would have just Dry Skin and Illuminate, as was chosen before.

Mollux so far:


Name: Extreme Makeover: Typing Edition

General Description: The idea here is to create a Pokemon who's typing, while normally considered poor defensively and/or offensively, becomes a strong selling point of the Pokemon itself via help from an ability, stats, and/or movepool.

Justification: There are a lot of typings we scoff at on a daily basis because of their serious flaws, often forgetting about their strong points. For example, Poison is a really terrible offensive typing, but a decent defensive typing, while the Ice typing is good offensively, but awful defensively. Instead of just accepting that some typings will just ruin a Pokemon, this CAP concept aims to take that "terrible typing", and find ways to fix it (usually via ability, movepool, or stats) to the point where the formerly terrible typing becomes the CAP's strong point! The reason this CAP could benefit OU is because a Pokemon who makes a "bad typing" into a great one could find many unique offensive and/or defensive niches that aren't currently found!

Questions To Be Answered

-What does it take for a Pokemon to overcome its "bad typing" so much that its typing becomes good? Are the stats the biggest contributer, is the ability the thing that saves it, does movepool make it a force, or is it a combination of the above?

-How does the typing makeover effect the Pokemon's playstyle? Does the Pokemon become a unique wall that uses its makeover to overcome its typing's normally fatal flaws, does the make over make a terrible offensive typing into a fearsome sweeper, does the makeover make it into a formidible combination of deffense and offense to a typing that brings it neither, or does the makeover bring forth something none of us see coming from the typing?

-Which resistances and immunities are the most relevant to the metagame? Sure, this concept is aiming to have a "bad typing" become good, but part of that will require the bad typing to have some key resistances and/or immunties to certain typings to defend against or set up on, while still having a very unorthodox competitive typing. This works the other way around too, what are the typings most relevant to hit super effectively or at least neutral?

-How will the rest of the OU metagame react to this extreme type makeover? Will Pokemon start carrying moves they normally wouldn't carry to break through a new defensive threat, will some Pokemon take on new defensive roles due to resisting the unorthodox STABs CAP 3 may carry? Or will This Pokemon, despite being a very real threat, not have many "custom made sets" to beat it, being more of a Pokemon that is a reaction to the metagame than causing a metagame reaction?

-Finally, how will this effect the teams CAP3 is on? Will this be the kind of Pokemon who needs a lot of support to become a threat, will this Pokemon be more of key team member to execute another strategy, or will this be the kind of Pokemon that's part of the glue that holds the team together?
Typing: Fire / Poison
Base stats: 95 HP / 45 Atk / 83 Def / 131 SpA / 105 SpD / 76 Spe
Abilities so far: Dry Skin / Illuminate

Also if you're wondering, the log:
113828 <verbatim> capefeather
113849 <verbatim> you're still doing an anime person in each post right
113856 <verbatim> er
113857 <verbatim> OP
113901 <&capefeather> ?_?
113915 <verbatim> the weirdo magica girl
113916 <verbatim> elisa
113916 <verbatim> etc
113917 <&capefeather> elesa was the only one I did
113918 <verbatim> ?
113922 <&capefeather> and that was just to troll you
113934 <verbatim> could of sworn that you did something with a weird anime chick
113940 <&Deck_Knight> I actually edited something in after Dusk
113941 <&capefeather> did I post another pic?
113942 <&capefeather> idr
 

Asylum_Rhapsody

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Stall
No Tertiary Ability
Hustle
Poison Touch

Klutz

I'm sad to see absent from the slate some other well-supported and very flavorful abilities, like Liquid Ooze, Gluttony, and Sniper. However, I do appreciate the explanation given that this third flavor ability should be one with drawbacks, so as not to outclasses Illuminate. Given that rationale, the absence of those ability is certainly understandable.
 

verbatim

The costume fits Just a little too tight
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Poison Touch
No Tertiary Ability
Hustle


Fun fact, for the longest time we had Poison Touch written as "Poisoned Drink" on Pokemon Showdown (only on Seismitoad for some reason).
 
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Hustle
No Tertiary Ability


On a less serious note, the log didn't explain anything about the picture in the OP. either that, or I'm not smart enough to understand the rationale behind it.
 
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