What? Two threads at once? Yep, as we kick off the Art Submissions, we'll also start the Abilities Discussion! This Abilities Discussion is different than a main CAP's Abilities Discussion. instead of dealing with Primary Abilities, Secondary Abilities, and Tertiary Abilities, there will just be one discussion for all of Malaconda's Pre-evolution's abilities! Since Malaconda has two abilities, Harvest and Infiltrator, Malaconda's pre-evolution will most likely also have two abilities. Although some Pokemon with two abilities evolve from Pokemon with only one, this is a rare case. Particularly strong cases for only one ability will definitely be considered, but keep in mind it is likely this Pokemon will have a pair of abilities. Remember the first rule of CAP Pre-evolutions? That's right, the first rule is that this is a flavor-based project! Just back your preferred abilities with solid flavor reasoning, and explain why your ability would make sense on Malaconda's pre-evolution. Competitive reasoning is neither necessary nor sufficient when it comes of making the slate. Remember, there is now a Ability Banlist! Although I highly doubt the banned abilities will surface in discussion, just know that throwing obviously overpowered abilities such as Moody or Imposter can subject your post to moderation. This discussion will be up for at least 24 hours. After that, I will devise a slate based on my perception of community consensus. That slate will move on to the Abilities Poll, of course. For reference, here is Malaconda's Final Product. Remember, this is a flavor project so don't even worry about this Pokemon's competitive viability. We must further glorify Malaconda's name by creating a son worthy of the Great Snake. Have fun everybody, and let's get some cool abilities!