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ganj4lF

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I would like to know when CAP 16 concept polls will take place, if the date has been scheduled. I have a concept I wish to submit.
CAP5 is not yet over, and there's usually a 2-3 month hiatus between one cap and the next one, so I guess we won't see CAP6 before July - August or something like this.
 

jas61292

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Well, how long there is between projects really varies. 2-3 months is probably a bit longer than we would want though. I can't give a real date since it depends on how long policy review stuff takes, but I think we would try for a lot shorter period of time. Gen5 in general has not really had a steady flow of projects due to various disruptions, but I think the closest to an ideal example would be the gap between Necturna and Mollux, which, despite some policy review complications, only took around a month and a half.

Though, as ganj4lF said, we are not quite done with the current project yet.
 
Now that there is a DPP OU Ladder up and running for PS, are there any plans to make a DPP CAP Ladder?

Additionally, will there be a new PRC discussion for updating Gen 4 CAPs to Gen 5, or eventually updating all existing CAPs to Gen 6, now that there is a place where the Gen 4 CAPs can be played and archived?
 

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While I cannot say if there will be a DPP CAP ladder or not, revisions/updates are extremely unlikely at best. Part of the reason was archiving purposes, yes, but the other half of the equation is that last time, revisions went extremely poorly. As a result, there is a lot of hesitation to start revisions/updates up again.
 

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Well, actually, while I cannot say if this view has changed, when it came to potential 5th gen updates, one of the main reasons people did not want them was because of the lack of a sim where the originals would be playable. I believe that a lot of the consensus was indeed to revisit the issue once 4th gen was playable.

With that said, it has been a long time since those discussions, and views may have changed, so I cannot say what is likely.
 
Are there any plans to update 4th gen CAPs with 5th gen moves/flavour or such? I think it's kind of annoying there's not Hurricane on Cyclohm, to say the least.
 
Are there any plans to update 4th gen CAPs with 5th gen moves/flavour or such? I think it's kind of annoying there's not Hurricane on Cyclohm, to say the least.
Allow the above 2 posts to answer your question:
While I cannot say if there will be a DPP CAP ladder or not, revisions/updates are extremely unlikely at best. Part of the reason was archiving purposes, yes, but the other half of the equation is that last time, revisions went extremely poorly. As a result, there is a lot of hesitation to start revisions/updates up again.
Well, actually, while I cannot say if this view has changed, when it came to potential 5th gen updates, one of the main reasons people did not want them was because of the lack of a sim where the originals would be playable. I believe that a lot of the consensus was indeed to revisit the issue once 4th gen was playable.

With that said, it has been a long time since those discussions, and views may have changed, so I cannot say what is likely.
So, not any time soon, other than with sprites. There are non-canon updates done, but for the time being, no CAP will get updated as of current regulations and opinions.
 
So, since all the Gallery-worthy processes are complete, shouldn't we update the Gallery with those submissions, or are we waiting for the playtest to finish?
 
Is there a specific place where I can post ideas that a CAP related? I have this cool idea which can make some very underused things useful.

Farfetch'd-evo(flying/figthing)@stick
Ability: Sniper
- Storm Throw
- Slash
- Night Slash
- Leaf Blade
 
Is there a specific place where I can post ideas that a CAP related? I have this cool idea which can make some very underused things useful.

Farfetch'd-evo(flying/figthing)@stick
Ability: Sniper
- Storm Throw
- Slash
- Night Slash
- Leaf Blade
CAP is a community project, where the concept, typing, BST, ability, movepool, etc. are determined by the community debating, suggesting, submitting and voting on various options. For more information, please read the Beginner's Guide to CAP, Creation Process Event list and CAP Main page.

If you have a concept you wish to submit, please wait until the Concept Polls; keep in mind, however, that we probably won't make (pr)evos of existing mons nor buff existing Pokemon directly. If your concept does win, remember that you won't be able to decide where it does from there.
 
I just want to ask when we will be continuing with pre-evos for Malaconda? On the poll we decided we would have one, but since then nothing has been said about it. Anyone know what's happening?
 

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I just want to ask when we will be continuing with pre-evos for Malaconda? On the poll we decided we would have one, but since then nothing has been said about it. Anyone know what's happening?
I believe Jas is in the process of choosing the person he sees fit to run the Malaconda prevos. It has come up in #CaP a few times since that vote was made. Don't worry, I am sure the process will be starting soon.
 
Hi,

I'm not sure about the details of the persistent ability. Which moves does it work with ? Does it stack with a light clay for 10 turns screens ?
 

DHR-107

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Are we going to get any Pokedex entries for the CAP prevos?
All of the CaP Prevos which have gone through official steps have Pokedex entries. We are currently working on going back through the old Gen 4 Prevo's and bringing them up to spec with all of the Gen 5 Prevo work. We recently completed Breezi - Here and have also done the work for Syclant and Embirch/Flarelm. After Malaconda's prevo is finished, we will likely return to Stratagem to officialise its prevo's and go from there.
 
i was wondering, since the new fairy type was announced, would there be any possibility that CAP 6 could be a fairy/ part fairy before the X and Y release?
Definitely not. CAP provides new pokemon to the existing metagame. As the Fairy typing doesn't exist in Gen V, we cannot create a Gen V Fairy-typed CAP.
 
Also, considering that it takes months of hard work to build a CAP, it would likely not be ready before the release of X & Y occurred - even if we started today and already knew the complete chart effectiveness of the Fairy Type.
 

DHR-107

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Also, considering that it takes months of hard work to build a CAP, it would likely not be ready before the release of X & Y occurred - even if we started today and already knew the complete chart effectiveness of the Fairy Type.
Actually, we are aiming to do one more CaP before XY release. We hope to have it all done and dusted before the XY Bomb is dropped, which will likely cause CaP to have a brief hiatus anyway while we wait for a semi stable Meta to form and discover the true match ups of Fairy type.
 
Umm just a question (sorry if already answered), I saw this forum making pre-evolutions? Does the CAP metagame have an LC extension or something of the sort?
 

DHR-107

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Umm just a question (sorry if already answered), I saw this forum making pre-evolutions? Does the CAP metagame have an LC extension or something of the sort?
No it does not at this current time. There have been debates over whether or not to implement the prevo's anywhere. Right now, it is just a flavour exercise to "complete" the CaP and make it as Pokemon like as we can.

It's just for fun! :)
 

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how do i make a pokemon and sumbmit him for voting and creation im new at this
The "Create-A-Pokemon" Project is not for individuals to submit their own Pokemon for creation. As a community, we design a Pokemon to fulfill a specific role in the competitive Pokemon metagame. We discuss and vote on each aspect of the Pokemon (stats, abilities, movepool, typing among others) and begin each process with a Concept, or a role that we would like our Pokemon to fulfill.

We're currently not working on a Pokemon, but in a couple weeks the next Pokemon (CAP 6 will be the tentative name, as it is the sixth Pokemon we're making this generation) will begin. You'll know when we begin the next Pokemon when a thread titled "CAP 6 Topic Leader Nominations" appears, as that is the first step in the process.

When the thread "CAP 6 - Part 1 - Concept Submissions" thread opens a week or so later, you'll know we've officially began building the Pokemon and you're invited to discuss and submit concepts!

Until then, you can get a feel for how the process works by participating in the CAP 5 Pre-Evolution project, a "just for fun" project we work on between Pokemon. The threads for that will be in this forum. We're currently voting on a name for our Pre-Evolution in this thread right here.

Here is a link to the CAP Guide for Beginners. You should read this; it covers most of the basics of what we do here, although a few parts are outdated. If you have any questions, you cap message me or a CAP Moderator or ask your question on IRC or something or other.

Also, if you want to talk with CAP regulars in real time, head on over to #cap on IRC for some fun discussion! :)
 

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