A parachuting Cartoon Creature that evolves into a multi-armed Poison/Ground spider. It is notable for being the first CAP with a specific goal in mind: its purpose was to be a pure team-support Pokémon.note the previous three were based mostly on Rule of Cool.
A strangely adorable Electric/Dragon that looks like a dragon made of electricity. Intended to abuse abilities that are useful, but confined to sub-par Pokémon.
Ascended Meme: The idea of a fluffy, pink Electric/Dragon tank that can use Choice Specs had been a Running Gag for the previous few Pokémon. This is exactly what Cyclohm (with pink as its shiny coloration) has become.
An Electric/Water shrimp meant to be a jack-of-all-trades/utility counter (but is limited in how much it can do at a time thanks to the series' four-move limit), but primarily used as a sweeper due to a loophole on its ability.
Gone Horribly Wrong: The aforementioned loophole, enabling it to spam fast, recoil-less-Life-Orb-boosted attacks from its bizarrely expansive movepool. It even had the raw bulk to be virtually unkillable — and it was the last straw before the CAP Pokémon received a massive nerfing.
Consolation World Record: Voodoom was made with the goal to "Pick a good-but-not-great OU Pokémon, and design the perfect teammate for it, similar to the way Celebi & Heatran, or Blissey & Skarmory complement each other so well on competitive teams.". They failed at making a teammate for Togekiss, but have succeeded (The staff claims it was the most successful CAP) at making one for Zapdos.
As the point was simply to find out the dynamics behind "perfect teammates," while not having the CAP turn into a Game Breaker like some of the other CAPs, yes, Voodoom WAS the best CAP. Players learned a number of things about perfect teammates, and Voodoom isn't a Game Breaker (except MAYBE with Zapdos).
Elemental Absorption: Its once-flavor ability LightningRod became viable with the Gen. V change that it nullifies all Electric-type attacks.
Frankenstein's Monster: The justification for Voodoom's electricity-absorbing abilities is that to evolve, its demi-canon pre-evolution Voodoll has to get struck by lightning via a needle through the heart. Frankenstein was cited as inspiration for this.
Gone Horribly Wrong: Subverted - while he failed at partnering with Togekiss, he is exceptional with Zapdos. Because of this, he's been called the most successful CAP to date.
Hollywood Voodoo: In a sense, Voodoom subverts this and plays it straight. (primarily the latter.) Some people had the idea to allow Voodoom to both bless (Louisiana voodoo) AND curse (Hollywood voodoo) people with its pins, but it's still a gigantic voodoo doll (which only Hollywood and Louisiana voodoo use: other Voudoun branches do not use them.)
Voodoll plays the trope even straighter. It's basically a normal voodoo doll.
Improbable Weapon User: A needle. Well, not exactly improbable for him since he's a voodoo doll, but still not something you commonly see.
The first two CAPs of Gen V, as well as the first two be part of an (entirely canon) evolutionary line and, in Tomohawk's case, the first Flying-type CAP. Specifically, a Flying/Fighting tigergryphon that is meant to help the player regain momentum (the upper hand). Scratchet, the pre-evolution, is a Normal/Fighting cub with a fluffy body meant to resemble an egg.
Killer Rabbit: A little scrawny snail doesn't seem so dangerous, does it? Its 131 Special Attack stat and decent defenses to back it up prove otherwise.
With the type chart overhauls in Gen VI, Mollux is one of only two Pokémon to have a double resistance to Fairy (the other being Heatran). Thanks to Dry Skin, Mollux tends to completely wall and destroy Azumarill now (immune to Water, 4x resistant to Fairy, 2x resistant to Fighting).
Landslide Election: The winning art design had a good 25% of the votes over the nearest competitor in the first art poll, and proceeded to sweep with a majority in the second poll.
Mighty Glacier: While it can tank hits from either side and hit harder than Magnezone, it's not that fast.
A fuzzy caterpillar with copper wings that evolves into a silver-plated cocoon and then a six-winged golden moth. Aurumoth is a Bug/Psychic-type (the first Psychic-type CAP) that attempts to embody "risk vs. reward".
Historical In-Joke: Cupra being awarded to the best of athletes references the ancient Olympic Games, and the species name of the entire line (Copper Specie, Free Silver, and Gold Standard) refer to coinage and bimetallism.
Railroading: Significant leaders of the CAP project declared Aurumoth more the Topic Leader's personal project than following the community guidelines as the CAP mission has in the past, as evidenced by poll slate choices being unvaried and toward a specific goal, and having the resulting Pokémon not following the concept at all (being extremely un-risky to play).
The Corrupter: Its mere presence causes those around it to become more hostile and evil.
Decided By One Vote: Its design was decided by two votes, actually: Amongst 230 votes, the results were 116 to 114.
Department of Redundancy Department: Brattler's level-up movepool, through an oversight, repeats the moves Pursuit and Wrap — Malaconda's movepool has those repeats, but those are justified in that it's an evolution, and evolutions tend to repeat the first few moves they learn.
Fantastic Fruits and Vegetables: The fruit on their tails are a part of them, and so act accordingly. Bratter's seeds grow and shrivel as an indicator of its health, and Malaconda's fruit is utterly delicious yet allows Malaconda to tempt its prey.
For the Evulz: Both Brattler and Malaconda both inherently love attacking and corrupting others for no reason other than amusement.
Mighty Glacier: Great HP and Attack, with absurd Special Defense on that. However, while its thin Defense is complemented by its HP, its Special Attack (which it does not need) and Speed leave a lot to be desired for.
Reptiles Are Abhorrent: While most Pokémon are selfish at worst or under a malevolent trainer's control, Malaconda is by nature chaotic and, in fact, amplifies vices in those who meet it.
Smug Smiler: In its artwork, Malaconda sports a devilish grin. In its sprites, it has a subdued, but more haughty smile.
Signature Move: Belly Drum. Kind of an odd example since other Pokémon can use it, but Cawmodore is literally built so that it can use Belly Drum very well and so that any set that doesn't use Belly Drum is thoroughly suboptimal.
The first Gen VI CAP (and a return to the previous numbers rather than renumbering them in Gen V). It is a Fire/Water vampire squid pokemon that works as a "Major Third"; a member of a Power Trio or "core" of pokemon, in a similar member to how Voodoom was designed to be a perfect partner to a single pokemon. In this case, the planned trio is to be formed with Lucario and Latias.
Armor-Piercing Attack: Infiltrator stops variants of Aegislash that use Substitute, although it has other uses beyond this primary reasoning.
Morton's Fork: Its primary ability, Analytic, is designed to take advantage of switches, so an opposing trainer does not have the better option between leaving a vulnerable Pokemon in versus switching it out and having the switch-in suffer a large chunk of damage.
Oxymoronic Being: Like Pyroak, fire and water clearly do not get along normally.
The first unofficial CAP, made by a moderator and several CAP members, it is a Ice/Fire fox intended as part of a hail team.
Adaptive Armor: Sort of, as Froxfire's fur inversely scales with temperature.
Expy: Of Syclant, as it is a Glass Cannon that works best in hail, has similar base stats and base stat total, and has a secondary typing that neutralizes one of the Ice-type's weaknesses while doubling its weakness to Rock-type moves.
Fantastic Foxes: It's a flame-tailed arctic fox that can control the weather.
Glass Cannon: Like Syclant, it has around base 70 for its HP, Defense, and Sp. Defense, but it has around base 120 for its Attack, Sp. Attack, and Speed.
Power Of The Storm: It manipulates the weather rather chaotically in a Pokedex entry, though in-game, it can only produce hail so with its Dream Ability.
Slippery Slope: Commonly cited as the reason Froxfire will not be officialized in any way, as if this CAP was accepted and used in competitive play, that would set a precedent for other, less thought-out Pokémon to do the same, spoiling the integrity and mission of CAP as a whole.
Glacier Waif: It's two feet long, looks rather awkward and lanky, and has 119/111/109 defenses.
Hollywood Chameleons: Double-subverted. It can only change the color of its bands and ridge, but it can change its typing.
Lethal Joke Character: Its existence is a joke, but that doesn't mean that it isn't a competitive Pokémon. Its defenses, movepool, and flexible typing can theoretically have it fit on a variety of teams.