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CAP 12 CAP1 - Miscellaneous Flavor - (Flavor Ability Poll 1)

Discussion in 'CAP Process Archive' started by reachzero, Apr 21, 2011.

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  1. reachzero

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    In this thread, we will choose a Dream World ability for Tomohawk, which will be a flavor ability!

    This will be an Instant Runoff Vote Poll, meaning you may vote for as many options as you like, in the order of preference. The order matters. The options in this poll are:

    White Smoke
    Big Pecks
    Keen Eye
    Moody
    Justified
    Healer

    Here is our CAP so far:

    Name: Tomohawk

    Typing: Flying/Fighting

    Base Stats: 105 HP/60 Atk/90 Def/115 SpA/80 SpD/85 Spe

    Abilities: Intimidate/Prankster

    Code:
    [quote="capefeather, post: 3430467"]*bursts in with an epic [B]Final Submission[/B]*
    
    Legend:
    * - Move is repeated in this or a previous list
    . - Move is (almost) required by a different move
    ! - Move is (almost) required by typing or ability
    !! - Move is absolutely required by typing or ability
    [B]Bold[/B] - A VGM that is not repeated in this or a previous list
    [hide=Level-up]00 Sunny Day
    [B]00 Aura Sphere[/B]
    00 Fury Swipes
    00 Harden
    08 Fury Swipes*
    13 Harden*
    [B]17 Aerial Ace
    20 Morning Sun
    23 Whirlwind
    29 Rain Dance
    33 Earth Power
    37 Air Slash[/B]
    42 Submission
    [B]45 Heat Wave
    49 Hyper Voice[/B]
    50 Sky Drop
    [B]51 Superpower
    53 Rest
    55 Hurricane
    60 Healing Wish[/B][/hide]
    Unique moves: 18
    Unique VGMs: 13
    [hide=Explanation]I've taken quite a few creative liberties with the       level-up movepool. This CAP is really breaking a lot of ground because       it's primary Flying and a Fighting-type with a poor Atk stat. I've       always wanted to do a "mage" type learnset, and the shamanistic  nature      of this CAP has given me the perfect excuse to do so (though  my    original   dream was to reference FF1's Chaos :P ). The  "elemental"    moves here  are  Rain Dance, Earth Power, Air Slash and  Heat Wave, with    Hurricane   eventually learned near the end as well.
    
    This learnset is full of sneaky references, which is why I've filled it       to the maximum reasonable number of moves. I've incorporated a few  of      the North American aboriginal creation stories involving the  raven    (the   raven is originally white in Haida myths). It references  a myth    about   the raven stealing the sun, moon, stars (Sunny Day), a   firebrand   (Heat   Wave, I guess), and fresh water (Rain Dance) to  give  to the   mortal   world. Sky Drop is somewhat a reference to  another  myth   involving the   raven dropping a stone into the ocean to  form  land.   There's also a   legend about a seagull and the raven  sticking a  thorn   into its foot, but   Spikes is disallowed, so...  Aerial Ace and    Submission are also here to   reference the Street  Fighter character  T.   Hawk. (The anime depicts   Aerial Ace as a  low-altitude gliding  attack,   and Submission is similar   to the  grapple that T. Hawk does.)
    
    The progression is simple enough. I believe that Tomohawk should start       off with a "base" special move (Aura Sphere) because it's one of  only      three special Fighting-type moves. The theme here is that it  starts   off    using naive physical attacks like Fury Swipes and then   eventually    learns  to channel the energies of the spirits and use   them. Harden  is a    reference to Cartoons's original concept, with  the  fur hardening  to   act  like feathers. I also need a move to fit  with  Tomohawk's  name, a    reference to a light axe that is thrown.  Giga  Impact doesn't  quite fit,    so Superpower has made it in.  Finally, I  feel that  Tomohawk should get    some kind of mind-refresh  before  getting  Hurricane, but Amnesia is    banned, so Rest is there  instead.
    
    Healing Wish is a cool move IMO; it's kind of a reference to FF6's Sabin       (not that anyone used Spiraler or whatever it's called now), but    more    than that, it just fits somehow with the whole shaman /    chieftain  deal   that this CAP is getting.[/hide]
    [hide=Machines]05 Roar
    [B]06 Toxic!!
    08 Bulk Up!
    10 Hidden Power!![/B]
    11 Sunny Day!*
    [B] 12 Taunt[/B]
    15 Hyper Beam!
    [B]17 Protect!![/B]
    18 Rain Dance*
    20 Safeguard.
    [B]21 Frustration!![/B]
    22 SolarBeam.
    [B]26 Earthquake.[/B]
    27 Return!!
    [B]31 Brick Break![/B]
    32 Double Team!!
    [B]33 Reflect[/B]
    39 Rock Tomb!
    40 Aerial Ace!*
    [B]42 Facade!![/B]
    44 Rest!!*
    45 Attract!!
    46 Thief
    48 Round!!
    49 Echoed Voice.
    [B]52 Focus Blast![/B]
    54 False Swipe
    56 Fling!
    58 Sky Drop*
    59 Incinerate!!
    60 Quash
    [B]62 Acrobatics[/B]
    67 Retaliate!
    68 Giga Impact!
    70 Flash
    78 Bulldoze.
    [B]80 Rock Slide!
    83 Work Up!!
    86 Grass Knot.[/B]
    87 Swagger!!
    [B]90 Substitute!![/B]
    94 Rock Smash!!
    h2 Fly
    h4 Strength!![/hide]
    Unique moves: 38
    Unique VGMs: 16
    [hide=Explanation]Most of these are type-move and move-move (almost)       requirements. I want to avoid putting in too many Psychic-type moves       because I don't think that they fit with the concept (though Reflect  is      there). Thief is another reference to the trickster aspect   mentioned     earlier, and a stronger reference to the firebrand is  made  through     Incinerate and Flash. However, despite other Fire-type   moves usually     being required with Heat Wave, I've chosen not to  put  them in because     I'm already breaking the Fire-type monopoly on   level-up Heat Wave.
    
    I also don't have Cut because Tomohawk is an "axe", not a sword (Cut is       "Iai Cut", a reference to a sword technique) and this movepool has  no      claw moves other than Fury Swipes.[/hide]
    [hide=Breeding (Ground / Flying) (NO ILLEGALITIES)][B]Baton Pass[/B] (Eevee, Sentret, Furret, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Mawile, Buneary, Lopunny, Patrat, Watchog)
    
    [B]Confuse Ray[/B] (Vulpix, Ninetales, Lapras, Umbreon, Mantine, Stantler, Spoink, Grumpig, Watchog)
    
    Focus Energy (Rattata, Raticate, Nidoran-M, Nidorino, Nidoking, Mankey,       Primeape, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Vigoroth, Numel, Camerupt,       Stunky, Skuntank)
    
    [B]Haze[/B] (Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Murkrow, Honchkrow)
    
    [B]Memento[/B] (Stunky, Skuntank)
    
    [B]Nature Power[/B] (Seedot, Nuzleaf, Deerling, Sawsbuck)
    
    [B]Rapid Spin[/B] (Sandshrew, Sandslash, Donphan, Torkoal, Drillbur, Excadrill)
    
    [B]Roost[/B] (Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Hoothoot,       Noctowl, Dunsparce, Wingull, Pelipper, Chatot, Pidove, Tranquill,       Unfezant, Ducklett, Swanna)
    
    [B]Stealth Rock[/B] (Skarmory)
    
    [B]Yawn[/B] (Wooper, Quagsire, Dunsparce, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Bidoof, Bibarel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Pansear, Munna)[/hide]
    Unique moves: 10
    Unique VGMs: 9
    [hide=Explanation]Also known as the level-up rejects, honestly. Most of       these are competitive moves that I really wanted on Tomohawk but       couldn't fit into level-up or the machines. You may in particular  notice      my inclusion of Rapid Spin. Sorry, Delibird :( I think that  this is  a     potentially great move for Tomohawk, and I'd personally  like to  see    what  Tomohawk can do with it. Will it be devastatingly  effective  like     Excadrill, or will it be kind of lame like  Forretress?
    
    I've put Roost into the egg movepool because Tomohawk isn't really a       bird (yeah, "Feather Rest", but still). But it still breeds with       birds...? -.- Best not to think about it.[/hide]
    Total unique moves: 66
    Total VGMs: 38
    
    [B]Some general comments[/B]
    
    I'll admit that my movepool is mostly based on flavour, but the       competitive theme here is a small but precise non-attacking movepool. I       didn't put in every non-attacking move that "seems interesting"     because   there are way too many of them and a lot of the good ones are       level-up/egg only. Let's be honest, here: [B]Do we really need a super-bloated non-attacking movepool?[/B]
    
    I've made an explicit effort to limit or outright avoid moves of the following categories:
    
    Psychic-type (e.g. no Psych Up or Gravity)
    Poison-type (e.g. no Sludge Wave)
    Moves that modify anything other than Atk or Def (e.g. no Hone Claws)
    Moves that can disrupt move choice (e.g. no Torment/Disable/Switcheroo)
    Physical moves (all of the physical moves in this pool are justified by flavour or move-move guidelines)
    
    I absolutely do not believe that most Psychic- or Poison-type moves make       any sense on Tomohawk. In my view, Tomohawk should be using the     powers   of nature, not supernatural mind tricks or waves of garbage.  (I    don't   quite get other people's justification of Mimic, either.     Tomohawk is   using a disguise, not copying others' actions.) I also     want Tomohawk's   Hurricane to get support entirely from rain or  another    Pokémon's   Gravity, and not set it up for itself (other than  with   Rain  Dance). I   also find choice-disrupting moves potentially  broken   with  this CAP, so I   have excluded them. The movepool still  does have   some  gems like bulky   Substitute, Healing Wish, Memento,   Roost and   Yawn  (arguably better  than  sleep if the opponent stays  in).
    
    You may have noticed that Baton Pass is this movepool's only switching       move. Screw Volt Switch -.- Only Electric-types and Steel-types  learn      it. It doesn't make sense! Baton Pass is clearly the most  effective      switching move to include here, so that's what I have  done.
    
    I've also completely ignored move-move guidelines for Stealth Rock and       Heat Wave. The main justification for this is that Tomohawk is not a       Rock-type (or mainly rock-dwelling creature) or a Fire-type, so  I'm      violating "canon" a bit anyway by including these moves. I  really   didn't    want to have to put in stuff like Sandstorm (doesn't  make  much  sense   to  me) or Flame Charge (disallowed).[/QUOTE]
    This poll will remain open for exactly 24 hours. Have fun!
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    What happened to Inner Focus?
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    Edit: Yeah. I forgot to bold them, then caught myself two seconds later and fixed it. ;)
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    What DID happen to Inner Focus?


    @Focus (not the Inner): Forgot to bold your picks.
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