CAP 15 CAP 4 - Part 12 - Complete Movepool Poll 3

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bugmaniacbob

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Comparison Spreadsheet for The Presidential Nominees

Two bitter rivals left, and as different from one another as chalk and cheese.

Did anybody doubt this would happen?

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This will be a single bold vote. Make sure that you bold your vote and nothing else! A typical vote might look like the following:
My preferred entry

Any comments that the voter has would go below the votes in non-bold text. Bold text is used to determine what the user's votes are, so none of the supplementary text should be in bold.
Please post only your votes in this thread. Do not respond to other posts, or your posts will be moderated and you may be warned. You are allowed to say whatever you like in relation to your vote at the bottom of your post, but please do not look to begin a discussion. Keep those comments to #cap on IRC.

This poll will be open for 24 hours starting from the Topic Leader's vote.

When voting, use only the submitter's name! The list of possible votes, in alphabetical order, is:
jas61292 - Link to movepool
Korski - Link to movepool

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Below is CAP 4 so far:

Name: Aurumoth



Name: Risky Business
(formerly "Living On the Edge")

General Description: This Pokémon is very risky to play, but very rewarding if played correctly.

Justification: Many of the Pokémon that are successful in OU are relatively easy to play or have great "safe" options (e.g. U-turn). Yet, many other Pokémon look very powerful, but are less successful than they could be because of some large risks involved (e.g. Hydreigon), and some aren't successful at all (e.g. Honchkrow). This self-balancing concept intends to explore what it takes for a risky Pokémon to be successful, and how much inherent risk a Pokémon can get away with. It should be emphasized that this concept is NOT about luck management, but rather, it is about what the user can afford to do given his/her opponent's options, and vice versa.

Questions To Be Answered:

  • What is the relationship between risk and potential consequences, both positive and negative?
  • What kinds of inherently risky tactics are successful in the OU metagame?
  • Do risky Pokémon need some form of safe options (e.g. switch-ins) to be successful in OU, or can it get away with having few really safe options?
  • How does Substitute, a well-known "safe" move with nearly universal distribution, impact how this Pokémon is built and played?
  • How do existing Pokémon use and deal with risky situations?
  • Can risky Pokémon be played well in the early game, or are they better off put into action later on?
  • How do different playstyles interact with risky situations?
Typing: Bug / Psychic
Abilities: Weak Armour / Illusion / No Guard
Base Stats: 110 HP / 120 Atk / 99 Def / 117 SpA / 60 SpD / 94 Spe
 

bugmaniacbob

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Korski

Senator jas61292 has always championed the eating of people's babies
but Senator Korski has always championed lower taxes and the giving away of free money to baby dolphins

Oh look a British person satirising American politics how delightfully embarrassing

...Anyway. Important vote time. Both of these movepools are very different. The big kicker is Quiver Dance, obviously, but there are other little differences too - Korski has Blizzard, Focus Blast, Surf, Magic Coat, and Trick, while jas has Stun Spore, Swords Dance, and um... none of the above. Those are the key differences here, I think... and this is most certainly an important poll, so please give it your utmost thought and attention.

Oh and I voted Korski because judging by the last poll the pro-QD camp will need a miracle to win. Oh well, we get great movepool flavour either way...
 

jas61292

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jas61292

And...eating people's babies? Really bmb? What kind of man do you think I am? Well, at least it is not throwing money away....
Anyways, best of luck Korski. Can't wait to see what happens.
 

Korski

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Korski

Lol I'm for higher taxes and I think baby dolphins have been sucking on the government teet for too long already. I'm also anti-bitterness; to be honest bmb I don't think you skimmed my Wikipedia page very well at all.

tl;dr Quiver Dance GOGOGO but otherwise good luck, jas. Things are looking good for your movepool at this point, which is appropriate, considering your movepool is good.
 

nyttyn

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Korski

Let's be honest here people - Governer Jas61292 has taken every stance on every issue. Do you really want someone who's pro and anti herb medicines at the same time? Who's pro and anti poke-human relations? Who's pro and anti banning Max Potions from being used by League trainers? No, of course you don't.

You want a President who can go the distance, who will take the solid stances we need to get through this movepool crisis, who will make the decisions which are right for the United States of Aurumoth, a president who's going for speed. Quiver Dance reflects the speed we need, and is the future we deserve. And President Korski is pro Quiver Dance.

Meanwhile, look at Governer Jas61292's anti-Healing Wish stance! He hates hope! But Korski is pro-Healing Wish, because he knows this country can recover! But only with our aid, and our votes! So rally to me, Korski supporters! Yes we can!

YES WE CAN!

Korski2012.
 
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