CAP 17 CAP 6 - Part 8 - Art Poll 2

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Birkal

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We're moving on to round two of the art polls! The competition is heating up as seven of our best designs face off against each other for your votes. Please the rules below and consider each application thoroughly. Best of luck to these seven! May the best design soar.

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This vote will run for 24 hours. And here are the entrants for whom you may vote:

Yilx
Magistrum
Calad
Mos-Quitoxe
Knirp
Zracknel
Kadew


And here are their arts:


Yilx

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Magistrum

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Calad

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Mos-Quitoxe

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Knirp

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Zracknel

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Kadew




CAP 6 so far:

Name: Show Me Your Moves!

General Description: A good user of moves with effects not frequently used in the OU metagame.

Justification: There are many moves in Pokémon with great effects, but they often end up unused. Moves such as Gravity, Snatch, and Safeguard have potential in OU, but they are neglected for several reasons: the moves are apparently overshadowed, have poor distribution, or are inefficient compared to another strategy. This CAP uses a combination of typing, ability, and stats to make these underused moves not only feasible, but also capable.

Questions To Be Answered:
  • What mechanics of Pokémon determine how viable moves are?--not only the Pokémon's typing, stats, and ability, but also its interaction with playstyles and momentum.
  • What new strategies might emerge by giving a new OU Pokémon underused moves?
  • What challenges do Pokémon that use lesser-used moves face compared to ones that use a more standard moveset?
  • If the Pokémon has options of staple OU moves (high-powered STABs, offensive stat-boosting moves, reliable recovery, Substitute), will those moves be useful to it, even if it's specialized toward a separate and distinct strategy?
  • Can underused moves increase other underused moves' viabilities?
  • Can one user of a strategy unrecognized in a metagame massively influence a pre-existing playstyle?
Typing: Steel / Flying
Abilities: Intimidate / Volt Absorb / ???
Stats: 50 HP / 92 Atk / 130 Def / 65 SpA / 75 SpD / 118 Spe
 

DetroitLolcat

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Zracknel
Yilx
Magistrum
Mos-Quitoxe

Harle not making this round was a travesty.

Zracknel for finals! Go Literal Drum-for-a-Belly-mon!
 

jas61292

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Mos-Quitoxe
Kadew
Magistrum
Yilx
Zracknel
Knirp
Calad


When I take into account stats, typing, and abilities, I think Mos's design is just perfect. But they are amazing designs all around.
 
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Nyktos

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Yilx
Magistrum
Mos-Quitoxe
Zracknel
Kadew
Knirp
Calad


Ordered almost entirely on the basis of how well they fit with abilities and moves, since from a design POV I love them all and have no idea how I'd order them. I'm happy with any of these winning.
 
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