OU CCAT - 2nd Edition OU CCAT Thus Far: Zoroark @ Life Orb Trait: Illusion EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk) - Dark Pulse - Focus Blast - Flamethrower - Substitute Haxorus @ Life Orb / Lum Berry / Draco Plate Trait: Rivalry EVs: 36 HP / 252 Atk / 220 Spe Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA) - Outrage - Earthquake - Swords Dance - Dragon Dance / Substitute Gyarados @ Life Orb Trait: Intimidate EVs: 252 Atk / 8 Def / 248 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Dragon Dance - Waterfall - Double Edge - Earthquake Donphan @ Leftovers Ability: Sturdy Nature: Adamant EV: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def -Earthquake -Head Smash -Ice shard / Stealth Rock -Rapid spin Salamence @ Choice Scarf Ability: Moxie / Intimidate Nature: Naughty / Adamant / Naive / Jolly EV: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe -Outrage -Dragon Claw -Fire Blast / Brick Break -Earthquake / Brick Break Welcome back to OU CCAT - 2nd edition! Thank you for past participants of the very first OU CCAT for making it a successful community project! This 2nd take will have some exciting changes that will hopefully enhance the experience. First change - ginganinja will be co-leading with me! There will be times where ginganinja will supervise the project when I happen to be unavailable. The second major change - we will be using a "checklist of teams" that we will use to guide the teambuilding process. The list of RMT threads will essentially serve as general templates of the numerous team archetypes available in OU that our team must be able to address. This is a "threat list" on steroids, showcasing not only individual threats, but offensive and defensive threats working together to form a cohesive unit. I believe this approach would help us form a better team that addresses teams rather than individual Pokemon. We will use the Team Checklist heavily to make sure that our team can deal with the major threats of OU. Here's the basic stages of our project Stage 1- Selecting our CCAT Pokemon. We are looking for underrated sets here, so please don't suggest sets like DD Dragonite or SubDisable Gengar, for instance. Stage 2 - Finalizing Team Checklist. ginganinja and I have already formed a Team Checklist for this project (see post below), but we want you to review them and gain familiarity to the tool we will be using throughout the Stage 4. If you believe there are RMTs that better embody a certain team archetype, you may nominate them (although, I am quite satisfied with the choices ginganinja and I have made). We will then vote on a single or multiple RMTs that will represent each team archetypes of OU. Stage 3 - Selecting Team Style. In this stage, we will determine the type of team we would like to build to draw the most use out of our OU CCAT mon. Stage 4 - Selecting Team Mates. Probably the longest and most involved part of the project. This is where our Team Checklist will come in handy to address all the offensive and defensive cores that must be addressed to let our OU CCAT mon shine. Stage 5 - Laddering with and Finalizing our Team. This is probably the most exciting stage, where we send our team on a test drive. At this stage, we gather feedback on our play experience and address any major team flaws. This is where we also collect successful moments of our team via recording victorious matches in battle logs or battle replays, as well as visual proof of successful ladder performance. Stage 6 - Constructing a 5-Star RMT. We will present our work in a form of a RMT, where we will receive further feedback from Smogon's accomplished and aspiring Team Raters to improve our team. The last CCAT has successfully brought to light Nidoking's impressive prowess in special offense, thanks to its diverse movepool and its DW ability Sheer Force. Lets make another underappreciated mon shine in our hands!