1. Welcome to Smogon Forums! Please take a minute to read the rules.
  2. New to the forums? Check out our Mentorship Program!
    Our mentors will answer your questions and help you become a part of the community!

CAP 4 CAP 4 - Part 2 (Primary Typing Poll 2)

Discussion in 'CAP Process Archive' started by Sunday, Jun 26, 2008.

?

Which should be our Pokemon's primary type?

Poll closed Jun 27, 2008.
  1. Poison

    50.7%
  2. Electric

    49.3%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Sunday

    Sunday God Bless Nintys Incompetence :*)
    is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a CAP Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    5,394
    Pure Utility Pokemon
    Electric and Posion had more than double the votes of their next best competitor Dragon so they alone have progressed to the final face-off! Keep in mind key resistances and weaks of every type.

    Poison: 1/2 damage from Bug, Fighting, Grass and Posion
    2x damage from Ground and Psychic

    Electric: 1/2 damage from Electric, Flying and Steel
    2x damage from Ground

    Clicky Poll incoming! Type with the most votes 24 hours from now, reguardless of how close the margin, will become our primary typing! Feel free to discuss secondary typing if the winner becomes aparant within that time.
  2. Flounder

    Flounder

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Messages:
    875
    I voted Electric, even though it has less resistances, it has that simple, easy to see weakness.

    Also, the coin came up tails.
  3. LoZDestroyer

    LoZDestroyer

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    69
    Poison because Psychic is so rare, and Earthquakes can be seen from a mile away. Plus, that Fighting resist is sexy.
  4. X_Presumptuous

    X_Presumptuous

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Messages:
    164
    Voted for Poison because of several reasons, including
    - the ability to inheret many Utility moves
    - a resistance to Fighting that will help it Spin better if it or a variant of Spin gets into the movepool ( fingers crossed )
    - because it makes a little more sense flavour-wise over Electric.

    I think this is the closest two options have ever been together on the same poll before in the history of our CAP's. (:
  5. darkie

    darkie mfw i see alison brie
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Smogon IRC AOPis a Super Moderatoris a Smogon Media Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis a CAP Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus
    Public Relations

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2005
    Messages:
    6,057
    I wouldn't mind either, but I voted Electric mainly due to the fact that it has just one weakness, and electric types are cooler!
  6. Frosty

    Frosty
    is a Community Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    Messages:
    731
    I voted for Electric.

    Electric has only one weakness, which is resisted by a huge number of pokemons, giving you some nice defensive combinations (provided that the second type doesn't have many weaknesses as well). Also, there is no electric support utility pokemon, so you pretty much have the niche all for yourself.
  7. Lusantian

    Lusantian

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2008
    Messages:
    62
    Poison's ability to suck up TSpikes is what sold it for me (and it can set them up, too). People seem to forget that making a Poison/Electric (or Steel) and giving it Levitate would eliminate this... I still think Poison/Dark (gets STAB on anti-ghost type, but loses fight/bug resist) or maybe Poison/Ghost (keeps fight/bug resist, but is weak to dark/ghost...) is the best way to go.
  8. DDRMaster

    DDRMaster

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,677
    Poisen

    Psychic is rare, imune to toxic, resistant to low kick and grass knot (there's a good chance this pokemon will be heavy), absorbs toxic spikes
  9. Ancax

    Ancax

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Messages:
    183
    I say Poison, but I strongly believe this Pokemon should be both, and Magnet Rise is a remedy to the 4x weakness, and it;s not completely out of the question.
  10. Elevator Music

    Elevator Music
    is a Forum Moderatoris a Tiering Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Site Staff Alumnusis a CAP Contributor Alumnus
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    7,742
    Zapdos doesn't count?

    Regardless, I voted Electric as well. It's easier to work with and we won't really be stepping on any pokemon's figurative toes.
  11. Stall

    Stall

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Messages:
    538
    Electric/Poison, in my opinion. Just avoid the Earthquakes.

    Voting Electric, since that's the one I'd rather see, if it came to it.
  12. Hazmat

    Hazmat

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Messages:
    354
    Poison
    The added weakness isn't a big deal, because of the very small number of pokemon still carrying psychic (as well as their predictability).
    T-spikes, Resistance to Fighting, Innate awesomeness.
  13. UberMunch

    UberMunch

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Messages:
    471
    I really like the idea of an electric that isn't a sweeper, as it is defensive with only one weakness. Also I think it would be nice to see a unique electric type combo (like electric/poison).

    BUT I couldn't pass up the flavor and TS absorbtion, so I voted Poison
    ... still hoping for both though
  14. IceBug

    IceBug

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    557
    Voted for Poison for previous reason in other poll.
  15. Kizo

    Kizo

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Messages:
    18
    I voted Poison, simply because of its many resistances, easily-countered weaknesses and the small number of OU-viable Poison type Pokemon.
  16. sanjay120

    sanjay120

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Messages:
    2,737
    Voted Electric in hopes that the Poison-voters will still stick to their guns for a second type.

    Also because I love the way Luxray and Zapdos operate. A supportive Electric is awesome.
  17. Hyra

    Hyra
    is a CAP Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2006
    Messages:
    2,679
    This. or Ele/Psy but Dark weak is meh. Yeah... Electric is just more fun.
  18. Atlas

    Atlas I'm the Mary!
    is a Smogon IRC AOp Alumnusis a Researcher Alumnus

    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    Messages:
    3,496
    we already have a good electric pseudo utility defensive pokemon in ampharos, but i went with electric anyways, cause thats where moe ended up.
  19. Knarglefigit

    Knarglefigit

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Messages:
    106
    I voted Electric because of the one predictable weakness, and, agreeing with Hyra, Electric is more fun.
  20. IAmTheWalrus

    IAmTheWalrus

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    30
    Poison due to all the reasons other Poison supporters stated. Although I also wouldn't mind a Poison/Electric pokemon.
  21. Plus

    Plus bus
    is a Tutoris an official Team Rateris a Forum Moderatoris a Pokemon Researcheris a Smogon Media Contributoris a Tiering Contributoris an Artist Alumnusis a CAP Contributor Alumnus
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,410
    I want an electric pokemon for our next CaP. I'm sorry, but poison is a little bit too iffy for me. Things like Zapdos that are bulky electrics are very good, and I want to see more of the "bulky electric" role in our metagame.
  22. Iraff

    Iraff

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2007
    Messages:
    166
    Poison, no question.

    Toxic Spikes and CC can suck it.
  23. Gothic Togekiss

    Gothic Togekiss
    is a CAP Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    4,593
    Voted for Electric because of a coin-flip, and because I like Electric pokemon.
  24. Pimplup

    Pimplup

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,267
    Voted Poison because of immunity to so many things and resistances to so many things. It would be awesome if it learned Toxic Spikes...
  25. JimBob

    JimBob

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,248
    voted poison simply because it sucks up toxic spikes, and on a pure utility pokemon, your moves, item, and ability can be utility for any type, but only poison gets utility from its typing

    (well I guess ghost blocking rapid spin)
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)