Hi there. I will be stealing this from LC and NU.Welcome to the next variation of research week , Global Battle Union style! With such an unexplored metagame of GBU research week is a perfect project here. For those who don't know what research week is here a quick run up of it. Research Week attempts to investigate Pokemon who have potential, be it in stats, movepool, or supporting their team, to serve as an innovative choice in today's metagames of GBU.These are Pokemon that, for the most part, remain relatively untested. Solace and I have selected 4 pokemon to begin Research Week that have potential. Research week despite the misleading title will last as long as the discussion does. Feel free to post here about the pokemon that has any value but be intelligent when you post. Here are a few protocols to keep in mind: - Test, Test, and how about test some more? - Open minded is the key here - Think of what the pokemon does well and what good teammates it can flow well with. - Want to suggest pokemon for a Future Research week. PM me. - We are not just exploring the more lime lighted doubles and Singles, but Triples and Rotation as well. With out further ado here are our research-ees: Druddigon (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Druddigon (open) Druddigon (close) Druddigon is a highly overlooked dragon type. Druddigon can make use of all its abilities. Has access to various moves. With a base 120 Attack stat it can hurt many things that don't resist its STAB Outrage. With its pure dragon typing it does not have a 4x weakness to ice and is neutral to rock which plagues our friends Dragonite and Salamence. Decent defensive stats and good typing makes it also able to tank and phaze. Lackluster speed is a big issued but can be overcome with Trick Room. Masquerain (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Masquerain (open) Masquerain (close) Masquerain is a overlooked run of the mill -Flying/bug type. This however true, Masquerain has a couple tricks and niches up its sleeve. It the usable ability intimidate that lets it take hits a little easier. On the offensive side Masquerain has one of the best stat raising move in the game; Quiver Dance. Masquerain can also back this up by backing it up with useful moves like Hydro Pump, STAB Bug Buzz, Ice Beam, and STAB Air Slash. Mr.Mime (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Mr.Mime (open) Mr.Mime (close) Mr.Mime is an awesome pokemon. He can be a very effective tank. With an the ability of filter all super effective moves are powered down. Mr.Mime has several niches and moves. It has access to Baton Pass, Trick, Dual Screening, and several other viable moves. Mr.Mime can have its time to shine with Triples. Having access Quick and Wide Guard, this can stop common moves being used. Mr.Mime should definitively is a subject that should be Researched extensively. Cradily (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Cradily (open) Cradily (close) Cradily is similar to Gastrodon but can do other things Gastrodon can not. Both its defensive stats are significantly higher. Cradily has the awesome abilty of storm drain which will draw in all water moves and raise its Special Attack! Having water moves useless is a powerful thing to have especially in doubles and Triples. With its walk typing it can also make use of sandstorm boosting Special Defense and wearing down opponents. Cradily can both being a Offensive and Defensive threat.