This thread will be moderated to keep discussion focused. Levitate Levitate is a unique ability, since there are multiple parts to the implementation. First, let's look at the ability: [box]Levitate: Type: Trait This Pokemon naturally floats above the earth when released or easily takes flight, evading the Ground moves Bulldoze, Earthquake, Fissure, and Magnitude. Earth Power will have three (3) less Base Attack Power. Dig and Dive can strike a Levitating Pokemon if their user is over Size Class 4, has Levitate, is 3.5m or larger, or is a Flying-type. Otherwise Dig and Dive will miss. Ground moves can still hit. Levitate Pokemon will retain the Levitate trait when they use Skill Swap on an enemy, and will steal the opponent's ability (the user can specify if they want a foe or ally to gain Levitate from a Skill Swap.) If a Pokemon with Levitate uses Role Play, they will copy the opponent's abilities and retain Levitate. Pokemon with this ability: Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Koffing, Weezing, Misdreavus, Unown, Vibrava, Flygon, Lunatone, Solrock, Baltoy, Claydol, Duskull, Chimecho, Latias, Latios, Mismagius, Chingling, Bronzor, Bronzong, Carnivine, Rotom, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Cresselia, Giratina (Origin Forme), Tynamo, Eelektrik, Eelektross, Cryogonal, Hydreigon, Rebble, Bolderdash, Stratagem, Nohface. Pokemon that have the Levitate Trait without the ability (based on anime precedent, advanced wings, etc.): Beedrill, Venomoth, Mew, Celebi, Dustox, Shedinja, Volbeat, Illumise, Shuppet, Beldum, Jirachi, Deoxys, Victini, Klink, Klang, Klinklang, Accelgor, Volcarona.[/box] Now then, there are two points of contention here. The first is that Levitate is a Trait, which means that it cannot be removed in the usual manner. This is inconsistent with other traits as well, since Levitate is a positive effect, whilst Slow Start / Defeatist / Truant are all clearly negative. The other issue that has been raised here is the list of Pokemon that have Levitate... without the ability. A lot of people have argued it's unneeded, making the listed Pokemon more powerful than needed, whilst others have claimed that these Pokemon have anime precedent, which is more than enough. Now then, Levitate being unique has a command. However, this command is also unique in the fact that despite being tied to the ability levitate it is given to none of the Pokemon who actually have the ability in any way shape or form. This is shown below: [box]Levitate: The Pokemon hovers above the ground, avoiding all Bulldoze, Earthquake, Fissure, and Magnitude for three (3) actions. Earth Power's effectiveness is reduced by 3 BAP. Dig and Dive will also be avoided unless the user is above Size Class four (4), is 3.5m or longer, or has Levitate or the Flying type. Pokemon with the Levitate Command (Based on Anime precedent, basic wings, etc.): Magnemite, Magneton, Geodude, Staryu, Starmie, Porygon, Dragonair, Mewtwo, Dunsparce, Heracross, Forretress, Scizor, Porygon2, Nincada, Nosepass, Banette, Dusclops, Glalie, Metang, Metagross, Magnezone, Froslass, Probopass, Porygon-Z, Dusknoir, Garchomp, Dialga, Palkia, Darkrai, Arceus, Cottonee, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus, Vanillite, Vanillish, Vanilluxe, Escavalier, Frillish, Jellicent, Litwick, Lampent, Chandelure, Druddigon, Golurk, Larvesta, Reshiram, Zekrom, Genesect, Revenankh. Command Type: Specific Pokemon | Accuracy: -- | Energy Cost: 5 | Priority: 0 | CT: None[/box] Some people have argued that this command simply isn't needed, especially since it isn't required on a listing for a Pokemon's movepool, whilst others have argued that the list also allows for anime precedent, and it should be retained. Discussion should focus on the following three points: Should Levitate be a trait, or should it be innate? Should Levitate apply to only those with the ability, or should it extend to a collection of other Pokemon? Should the Levitate command be kept or discarded? If there are any more points that you wish to expand on feel free to do so, but do remember to keep discussion as focussed as you can.