All right, we will now be constructing a movepool for this CAP. Because a movepool is multi-faceted, it will be broken up into a few steps in which we decide what moves we're going to allow into the final movepools. This step will be used to decide what attacking moves will be allowed onto this Pokemon. Attacking moves are defined by this article: http://www.smogon.com/cap/process/events/move_discussion . Moves such as Knock Off and Rapid Spin are considered non-attacking moves because they're weak and used for their secondary effects. I will include in this post a full list of attacking moves that are considered competitive for Tomohawk. The list of moves will be separated into three sections indicating the "status" of the move in the current discussion -- Allowed, Disallowed, Controversial, or Pending. Allowed - Moves that have been agreed through general community consensus to be allowed in the Pokemon's final movepool Disallowed - Moves that have been agreed through general community consensus to not be allowed in the Pokemon's final movepool Controversial - Moves that did not reach general community consensus, and will require a specific vote. Pending - Moves that have not received enough support or opposition to determine whether they are Allowed, Disallowed, or Controversial Moves that are considered Required are mandatory for all movepools. I put some moves into categories already. They aren't necessarily there permanently, but they won't change unless you post in an attempt to sway me. Here is the list of attacking moves we're looking at here: Required Aura Sphere Brick Break Hidden Power Pending Allowed Acrobatics Air Slash Brave Bird Close Combat Crunch Drain Punch Dragon Claw Dual Chop Drill Peck Earth Power Fake Out Flamethrower/Fire Blast/Heat Wave Focus Blast Focus Punch Grass Knot Hammer Arm Low Kick Mach Punch Psychic Psyshock Rock Slide Super Fang Superpower Vacuum Wave Disallowed Bug Buzz Dark Pulse Discharge/Thunderbolt/Thunder Dragon Pulse Hi Jump Kick Ice Beam/Blizzard Lava Plume Rock Blast/Stone Edge/Head Smash Shadow Ball Weather Ball Draco Meteor Leaf Storm Overheat Muddy Water Scald Surf/Hydro Pump Energy Ball Giga Drain Controversial Hurricane Icy Wind Volt Switch Here is our Pokemon so far: Name: Tomohawk Typing: Flying/Fighting Base Stats: 105 HP/60 Atk/90 Def/115 SpA/80 SpD/85 Spe Abilities: Intimidate/Prankster Move Discussion Posting Rules The list of moves in this post will serve as the single point-of-reference for the current state of the discussion. Post arguments for moves to be Allowed or Disallowed from the Pokemon's final movepool. All posts should be presented with reasoning. Posting lists of moves is strictly prohibited. Do not copy the TL's list, and then add "Yes/No" or a similarly worthless comment, beside each one. Posts that contain lists of moves will be deleted, even if the post contains additional reasoning and content. The Topic Leader will update the list continuously throughout the discussion, using recent posts to determine changes to the move list. Moves may have a fluctuating status as the community debates for or against the move in response to changes in the OP. Posts should be based on the current state of the list in the OP. It is the responsibility of each member to check the OP before making any post in the thread. Posts that demonstrate lack of familiarity with the current OP will be deleted. The Topic Leader is the sole arbiter for determining "general community consensus". The TL may ignore arguments for or against certain moves, if they feel the argument is not presented with sufficient evidence or reasoning. Do not assume that the existence of a few dissenting posts will ensure that a move will be categorized as Controversial. All moves that are considered Competitive for this Pokemon are included in the list in the OP. Non-Competitive moves should not be discussed in this thread, unless you feel they are incorrectly categorized and should be considered Competitive (see next rule). If you disagree with the TL's categorization of a move as Competitive or Non-Competitive, you can post arguments in this thread, but reasoning must be supplied. Before anyone asks, do not bring up Aeroblast, it will not be allowed. This Pokemon does not need any legendary signature moves to fulfill its concept. Remember to only discuss moves that you think are controversial in that they have competitive merit. Let's do this!