For Little Cup's third suspect of this generation, we're going to be looking at Torchic. The combination of it's offensive capabilities and support through Baton Pass has made Torchic and the teams centered around it incredibly threatening. Torchic based teams can create polarized matchups, limit teambuilding options, and some would consider them to just be at too high of a power level. Torchic was chosen for this suspect test over Baton Pass for two primary reasons: consistency with previous suspects and less overall collateral. Similar to how Porygon was the only problematic user of Conversion, Torchic is the only problematic user of Baton Pass. Suspecting Baton Pass could potentially eliminate other valid strategies that are completely fine within the LC metagame, while a Torchic suspect only focuses on the part of the metagame we feel might be unhealthy. Please steer away from arguments about the subject of this suspect test and focus your attention on Torchic.
The voting requirements for this suspect test are a minimum of 81 GXE and a minimum game count + GXE of 130. The suspect period will last for 2 weeks, ending on Friday, March 16th @ 11:59PM EDT. Torchic will be allowed on the ladder during the suspect test.
GXE ≥ 81
GXE + battle count ≥ 130
For council members, we will be requiring a minimum of 81 GXE without any game count minimum along with the expectation that they will contribute to this thread.
When posting in this thread, please keep in mind these rules:
1. No one liners or uninformed posts
2. No discussion on other potential suspects or the suspect process
3. Be respectful
Your post will be deleted and possibly infracted if you fail to follow them.
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