Welcome to research week! This concept has been used before last generation to help explore the options of Pokemon that could be viable but haven't been fully tested for some reason or anything. Al_Alchemist will be running a few of these to try and promote discussion in this forum and innovation in the metagame (I will help too, but I'm just posting because he had to go). In the past, these threads have typically focused on one Pokemon for a week, however we will be focusing on multiple Pokemon at once to try to generate more discussion and keep the thread from stagnating too early. For the next week, this thread will serve as a discussion for the merits of specific Pokemon in Little Cup. Some ground rules: - Limit discussion to the Pokemon listed in the OP. If you feel another Pokemon should be explored, please talk to myself and Al_Alchemist about it, and we will consider putting it in a future Research Week. - This thread is meant to encourage discussion. If you feel that one of the Pokemon has no merit in the current metagame, just make sure your post contains more than disapproval. - Please test a Pokemon before you post about it. We are trying to encourage posting, we also want to boost ladder activity as well. We will be focusing on the following Pokemon this week: Focus on the following: - Figure out what moves are viable for these Pokemon. - Find potentially good teammates for these Pokemon. - Figure out what kind of teams these Pokemon perform well on. - Figure out what kind of support these Pokemon may need to be productive.