Name: Taste of Their Own Medicine General Description: Many Pokemon are able to counter certain types of opponents with ease (eg ko physical/special walls or act as them), but will be easily ko'ed or walled by many others. The Taste, however, would be able to utilize the opponents' strengths and turn these strengths against them, whatever they may be, to fill many roles. Justification: This Pokemon could fill a unique niche as a versatile opponent that could potentially act as both a sweeper and a wall in certain conditions. It could also help us learn more about the metagame and what specifically makes certain pokemon "strong" and others "weak" Questions To Be Answered: What can we learn about what makes a Pokemon strong? What can be defined as a "strength"? Are there many aspects to this definition? What strengths or aspects of strength should The Taste be able to utilize from the opponent (eg abilities, stats, stat changes, etc)? Would such a versatile Pokemon be overpowering in the metagame? Explanation: There are a few ways in the current metagame that one can utilize the opponent's strengths to take them down. The most prevalent of these measures is the move Foul Play, which attacks the user, but bases the damage on the opponent's attack stat. However, this is useful only against Pokemon with a decently high attack stat or many boosts, and therefore its usefulness is limited mostly to sweepers that are designed to kill you before you can kill them, although the latter can be fairly easily done in certain situations with this move. This attack is near useless against walls or special sweepers though. But what if there was a way to take a special sweeper's SpA or a wall's defenses/HP and somehow use these things against them? Or take any fast sweeper's Spe and give those lightning fast opponents a taste of their own medicine? This will likely involve the creation of new moves or abilities, but the outcome would be a highly versatile Pokemon able to quickly adapt to any situation and take the opponent's momentum from right under their feet.