CAP 15 CAP 4 - Part 7 - Art Poll 4

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The battle to gain control of the CAP Art Polls has come to a stalemate, and neither side can gain the upper hand enough to turn the tide of the battle. Both the forces of KoA and the forces of Yilx are mixed up within the halls of the CAP Subforum, with small skirmishes breaking out constantly. The Daitenshi KoA leads the forces of KoA, who currently control most of the upper floors of the Subforum. He issues his orders from the 8th floor. The Tenma Yilx leads the forces of Yilx, and they currently control most of the lower floors of the Subforum; Yilx himself resides in the 8th basement. As long as both of them live, this battle will never end...

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Contestants

KoA
Yilx


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Below is CAP 4 so far:

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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KoA

The number 2... a very important number for this CAP's artwork.

2 contestants remain.

For much of the last poll, only 2 votes between them.

KoA won DPP's CAP 2. Yilx won BW's CAP 2.

Both looking for their 2nd victory.

And, as we all know, CAP 4 = 2 x 2, 2 + 2, and (2)^2. Marvellous.

Good luck to both of you.
 
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KoA

While Yilx has good artwork, the complexity of it will bother spriters. That, as well as recurring eye motifs, seems, well, reminiscent of a certain other CAP design. KoA's design, while being a bit floaty, still keeps simplicity and uniqueness.
 
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KoA

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DougJustDoug

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KoA

Congrats to both artists, you both made awesome designs!

It's nice to see KoA back to top form with his Seraphim design. KoA is one of the all-time greats in CAP art, and he has been an art and spriting standard-bearer for the project consistently ever since the very first CAP project with Syclant almost 5 years ago. Yilx is certainly a CAP art all-star too, so we have two heavyweights duking it out here. I'm going with KoA with my vote, but either one will represent the project well!
 
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