CAP 26 - Part 1 - Concept Poll 2

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Through this series of polls, we'll be voting as a community on which concept we'd like to pursue for CAP 26. Make sure to read through each concept thoroughly; it is imperative that you understand what you're voting for here. Our slate of six concepts was chosen by our Topic Leader, SHSP, from the Concept Submissions thread.


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The Future is Bright!

Name - The Future is Bright!

Description - A Pokemon that makes usage of the 'delayed-attack' moves - Future Sight and/or Doom Desire

Justification - Given we're attempting to create a Pokemon that uses one of two specific moves, this is an Actualisation concept. Future Sight and Doom Desire are incredibly unique moves, which see limited usage in spite of their high base power, and ability to have a target Pokemon struck twice in the same turn. In using CAP26, the aim is to create a Pokemon that inspires a feeling of being able to trap opponents, to establish win-win situations.

Questions To Be Answered -
  • One Pokemon which has been seen to fairly reliably use Future Sight is Slowking. What can we learn from Slowking about what makes a viable user of Future Sight? On the same token, what has led Jirachi to not be effective at using Doom Desire, and other Pokemon to not effectively use Future Sight?
  • What is the optimum usage of Future Sight/Doom Desire, both on the turn immediately after using the move, and the turn on which the move will land?
  • Should the user of Future Sight/Doom Desire be primarily helping itself, or other teammates. If helping itself, what is the aim? If helping teammates, then what types of teammate?
  • Are Z-Future Sight and Z-Doom Desire mandatory, or just useful tools?

I don't like pebbles and caltrops.

Name: I don't like pebbles and caltrops.

Description: A Pokemon that is able to deter hazards in some way.

Justification: This is a Target concept, because it is supposed to (partially) decentralize the metagame that is currently heavily based around stacking hazards.

Questions To Be Answered:
  • How can we make CAP 26 stand out from the plethora of other hazard control options?
  • What method will CAP 26 use to deter hazards?
  • How do we make sure that CAP 26 does not get an overbearing grip over the hazards game?

King of the Drops

  • Name - King of the Drops
  • Description - A Pokemon that abuses stat drops, either by lowering the opponent's stats or by taking advantage of it's own drops.
  • Justification - This concept fits into the Actualization category because it aims to learn about the underutilized stat drops. It will likely have multiple options to abuse stat drops, giving it the option to help it's teammates or directly benefit itself.
  • Questions To Be Answered:
    • How much effect does stat-lowering have on an opponent?
    • How can we make CAP 26 a viable abuser of stat-lowering moves?
    • Why are moves that lower stats so uncommon?
    • Can a Pokemon remain effective when it's stats are lowered?
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CAP 26 so far:

Leadership Team:

SHSP - Topic Leader​
GMars - Typing Leader​
Jordy - Ability Leader​
Jho - Stats Leader​
G-Luke - Movepool Leader​
 
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E: Doom Desire is cool

E2: Brodaha’s concept will require too much polljumping to be a good process.
 
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Love ya, DF, but I just think your concept doesn’t have enough meat to carry a process.
 
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