CAP 34 - Part 2 - Typing Poll 2

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After a great discussion led by our Typing Leader, ausma, we will be deciding on CAP 34's typing through two series of polls. If you haven't taken the chance to read through the thread, please refer to the Typing Discussion thread here to make an informed decision when submitting your ballot! Lastly, here are the descriptions for each typing combination slated, pulled from ausma's final post here.

Dragon/Poison is a STAB combination that demands your respect, and is easily the best option for Clanging Scales enthusiasts. While it may thud into Steel-types, this typing's ability to threaten the Fairy-types immune to Clanging Scales is an excellent boon for it as a Throat Spray activator. However what propels it to the slate is the defensive utility it adds to the equation. Dragon/Poison comes with great resistances that can be of aid into Pokemon like Iron Moth, Ogerpon-Wellspring, and dangerous priority options like Rillaboom's Grassy Glide, the latter of which standing out given Clanging Scales's drawback.
Relevant Moves: Clanging Scales

Fighting/Electric leans more into offense, but still maintains solid resistances into important priority like Kingambit's Sucker Punch and Raging Bolt's Thunderclap, all wrapped up in the nice bow that is a Paralysis immunity. This type combination offensively is no slouch in spite of these useful defensive qualities, however; in fact, it's arguably one of the stronger ones, only really needing one other option at most to hit a vast majority of the tier super effectively to force switches and clean efficiently once it gets in.
Relevant Moves: Overdrive, Psychic Noise, Clangorous Soul

Psychic/Fighting leans pretty much entirely into offense, packing only a Rock- and Fighting-type resistance and neutralizing Sucker Punch/U-turn. However, because it commits to offense, it commits hard. Out of all of the Psychic-type options, this type combination is best suited to taking advantage of Psychic Noise as a STAB with a secondary Fighting-type to smite most Steel- and Dark-type switch-ins. Psychic-types may resist its dual STAB combination, but these are uncommon, if not exploitable. Although it may not come with much defensive utility, it does demand your respect and can take the most advantage out of clicking Psychic Noise.
Relevant Moves: Psychic Noise, Clangorous Soul


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Modedit: changed electric/fighting to fighting/electric
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Celesteela is Life

Dragon/Poison is the safest option for making a clearly strong and likely good mon, especially with its priority resistances, but it gets knocked down to my second place because I am simply getting a bit bored of all the Dragons in recent OU although it is toned down in CAP's meta. Fighting/Electric is raw although I have my fears about being weak to Grounds and Hemo in this meta, but like I said... raw! Psychic/Fighting is cool but I fail to see how it avoids being niche in the end outside of Tera'ing out of priority weaknesses.
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