CAP 16 CAP 5 - Part 2 - Typing Poll 1

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Birkal

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Hiya! We'll be voting on the typing of CAP5 in the following series of polls. The result of these threads will have a significant influence on how the rest of the process operates, so choose wisely.

Typing Polls are run with IRV voting, the details of which are outlined here. This means that you can upvote your favorite typing and downvote your least favorite. Be aware that order does matter in your votes! The first line is your favorite, the last line is your least favorite. Make sure you vote properly. Make sure that you bold your votes and nothing else! A typical vote might look like the following:
Most Preferred
Second Most Preferred
Third Most Preferred

Any comments that the voter has would go below the votes in non-bold text. Bold text is used to determine what the user's votes are, so none of the supplementary text should be in bold.
Please post only your votes in this thread. Do not respond to other posts, or your posts will be moderated and you may be warned. You are allowed to say whatever you like in relation to your vote at the bottom of your post, but please do not look to begin a discussion. Keep those comments to #cap on IRC.

This poll will be open for 24 hours.

When voting, use only the typing! The list of possible votes include:

Electric/Dark
Electric/Grass
Grass/Dark
Grass/Dragon
Grass/Fighting

Make sure there are no spaces in between your slashes for dual types.

Below is CAP 5 so far:

Name: Type Equalizer

Description: A pokemon whose presence in the metagame increases the usage of one or more underused types and simultaneously decreases the usage of one or more overused types.

Justification: Take a look at the OU usage statistics for January and you'll see that 9 out of the top 10 pokemon have either steel, water, dragon or fighting as one of their types, and extending it to the top 20 shows 16/20 with those types. We should also be asking ourselves why these trends exist so strongly and what can be done about them. In creating this CAP, we'd have to discuss in depth many different aspects of what makes a type and opinions can ultimately being tested in the playtest.

Questions To Be Answered:

  • Is a types usefulness relative to the metagame or is it intrinsic? (Ie. Can any type be the "best" type given the right circumstances or do type match-ups, available STAB moves etc mean some types will always be better than others?)
  • What exploitable weaknesses do "good" types in OU have? Are their currently pokemon that can exploit them and if so, how do they function differently to CAP5?
  • How (if at all) will the targeted types adapt to the situation created? Will people choose different movesets, abilities, etc or will they just use them more/less? How is this linked to the way CAP5 functions strategically?
  • What effects will the changes on certain types' presence have on the metagame?
  • Which members of the targeted types will benefit and suffer from this most and why?
  • By creating CAP5, have we learnt any new ways to counter good types or use bad types?
 

jas61292

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#6
Electric/Dark
Grass/Dark
Electric/Grass
Grass/Fighting
Grass/Dragon

I really like the potential for both Electric and Dark types here. Both together would be great, though either of the other typings with one of the two would still be fantastic.
 

reachzero

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#11
Grass/Dark
Electric/Dark
Electric/Grass
Grass/Fighting
Grass/Dragon


That silly wombat Deck Knight, how dare he make it Grass/Dark instead of Dark/Grass.
 

ganj4lF

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#15
Grass/Dark
Electric/Grass
Electric/Dark
Grass/Fighting
Grass/Dragon


I'm fine with all the first three typings, not-so-much with the fourth, but it's still workable, and absolutely don't want the fifth, it just looks worse than everything else by a fairly large margin.
 
#16
Electric/Dark
Grass/Dark
Electric/Grass


Since I'm not really much of an expert at the actual playing aspect, my stance is that these three would be much better design-wise than the other typing choices. I've really wanted to design an Elec/Dark 'mon for a while, and now I have a chance to do it!
 

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#18
Electric/Dark
Electric/Grass


Lol at the people who think that Grass/Dark can make for an effective pivot, and lol at the people who think Sun teams will be able to stack on Grass-types with lots of same weaknesses.
 
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