Hello everyone, and welcome to the CAP 5 Pre-evolution process with your host, MC Lolcat! This series of threads is where we will design the pre-evolution for Malaconda that we decided on in this poll right here! As with all CAP-related endeavors, this will be a discussion-and-poll based process that anyone can join. This project will be run concurrently with the Policy Review period between CAPs, so those wishing to participate in CAP but not in a Policy Review capacity are more than welcome to join in here. This process should take a few weeks, as we have to discuss and vote on typing, stats, art, and name among other topics. The first rule (and honestly, one of the only rules) of any CAP Pre-evolution process is that this is a completely flavor-based project. Unlike CAP, a largely competitive project with relatively few flavor steps, CAP Pre-evolutions are entirely "for fun" in that competitive reasoning behind decisions is neither required nor encouraged. In main CAP, there is a standard of competitive reasoning that is expected of those that post; in CAP Pre-evolutions, any and all flavor-based reasoning is completely valid. "It just makes sense" is entirely legitimate reasoning behind an opinion, and remember that this project is an avenue for creative minds to express their opinions about what Malaconda should evolve from. Here are some of the typing discussion threads from previous Pre-evolution projects for reference: CAP 4 Pre-evo Typing Discussion CAP 2 Pre-evo Typing Discussion This thread, as the title would suggest, is where we will decide the typing for Malaconda's pre-evolution! Obviously, Grass/Dark will make the slate because Malaconda is a Grass/Dark Pokemon, so spend most of your time discussing alternatives to Grass/Dark. Although it's certainly not taboo to talk about Grass/Dark as a typing for Malaconda Lite, know that there's no point to making a case for it since it's already on the slate. Remember that the only criteria for legitimacy in your argument is that it has to make sense in the context of Malaconda, so don't suggest Dragon/Fighting because "omg it can spam outrage and close combat to beat steels". If you can make a case for an off-the-wall typing as to why it should evolve into a Grass/Dark snake Pokemon, then please go right ahead! Just remember that this stage is not for dreaming up a competitive wonder typing that will crush the Little Cup metagame. We're designing a "just for fun" Pokemon that will evolve into the competitive behemoth known as Malaconda. Speaking of metagames, this Pokemon isn't going on the official server and it's not going to be used in a hypothetical Little Cup ladder, so don't base your reasoning around "Dark/Dragon could really help my LC team in dealing with Misdreavus!" or "If we make it a Ghost type it will counter Sawk in NU!!". Remember, this is supposed to be a fun process. It's a great time for newcomers to get their feet wet in CAP, a great place for CAP regulars to keep making Pokemon during the downtime, and overall just a cool project to work on during the Policy Review stage of the CAP process. The primary purpose of this is to have fun, so let your imaginations run wild devising the most intricate and logical arguments for Malaconda's Mini-Me! Here is Malaconda's Final Product thread, complete with any information you could possibly need on CAP's newest creation: Malaconda! All right, everyone, let's make a Pokemon oozing with so much flavor that it puts Ben and Jerry's to shame!