CAP 15 CAP 4 - Part 8 - Name Poll 2

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bugmaniacbob

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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

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

When voting, use only the below listed name! The list of possible votes, in alphabetical order, is:

Aurumoth
Retriarch
Sephimoth

Final Submission

Aurumoth


(Aurum + Moth)

Aurum is the latin translation for gold. KoA's design relies heavily on gold and is lightly based on angels which gold is associated with. Moth is the suffix because of bug typing and the moth like appearance of the art.
Final Submission

Sephimoth
(Seraph or Sephiroth + moth)

I think the name fits well into the pokemon archetypes of names (for the most part) matching what the pokemon is supposed to represent. Seraph and Sephiroth because of the 6 winged angel theme we have going on in the design and the obvious Moth since its the type of bug the design also originates from.
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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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Aurumoth

I genuinely think this is the most beautiful name, though I would be happy with either of the others (for different reasons, though)

It invokes gold, the colour of angels, the aura of psychic power, and of course the moth, traditionally a symbol of the spirit and the soul - indeed, the Ancient Greek for "moth" is the same as that for "mind" or "spirit", as I explained in the submissions thread. Incidentally, if you are one of those people in the previous thread who asked "why a moth?", this is why. All three of these names go a lot deeper than the mere appearance of the Pokemon, remember that (though in different ways).

Good luck to all contestants.
 
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Retriarch

Anything but Sephimoth... <.<

Anyway I think the reason for the grievances of the slate is that it's hard to see obscure references as equivalent or even relevant to "intellectual challenge". Looking stuff up requires less "intellect" and more, well, researching ability.
 
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