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* ModelSheet: Some CAP Pokemon have one, for the purposes of creating a 3D model.


''Create-A-Pokemon'' is a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} metagame created by Website/{{Smogon}}, which attempts to create Pokémon that have specific roles in the metagame. Eleven were created for [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Generation IV]]. The CAP process was then suspended until the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Black and White]] metagame stabilized. A popular spinoff, [[Roleplay/CreateAPokemonAnimeStyleBattling Create-A-Pokémon Anime-style Battling (CAP ASB)]] was formed to keep the forum alive in the meantime. A new Create-A-Pokémon project for Generation V began in February 2011 and restarted the numbering system at 1. In addition, a new portion of the process was dedicated to creating a pre-evolution for the CAP. All [=CAPs=] so far can be found [[Characters/CreateAPokemon here]].

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''Create-A-Pokemon'' is a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} metagame created by Website/{{Smogon}}, which attempts to create Pokémon that have specific roles in the metagame. Eleven were created for [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Generation IV]]. The CAP process was then suspended until the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Black and White]] metagame stabilized. A popular spinoff, [[Roleplay/CreateAPokemonAnimeStyleBattling Create-A-Pokémon Anime-style Battling (CAP ASB)]] [[Roleplay/PokemonBattleByPost Pokémon Battle-By-Post (BBP)]] was formed to keep the forum alive in the meantime. A new Create-A-Pokémon project for Generation V began in February 2011 and restarted the numbering system at 1. In addition, a new portion of the process was dedicated to creating a pre-evolution for the CAP. All [=CAPs=] so far can be found [[Characters/CreateAPokemon here]].



** Roleplay/CreateAPokemonAnimeStyleBattling uses [=CAPs=] as a battling PlayByPostGame.

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** Roleplay/CreateAPokemonAnimeStyleBattling Roleplay/PokemonBattleByPost uses [=CAPs=] as a battling PlayByPostGame.


* TheArtifact: Revenankh still retains Air Lock (exclusive to Rayquaza) as its ability rather than Cloud Nine (which functions the same but it's more accessible) despite the fact that CAP now forbids giving any exclusive ability for any Legendary or Mythical Pokemon.

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* TheArtifact: Revenankh still retains Air Lock (exclusive to Rayquaza) as its ability rather than Cloud Nine (which functions the same but it's more accessible) despite the fact that CAP now forbids giving any exclusive ability for any Legendary or Mythical Pokemon.Pokémon.



** Necturna [[AvertedTrope dodged a bullet]] transitioning into Generation VI. The move re-learner allows Pokemon to relearn Gen. VI event and egg moves. Necturna would be able to have access to Sketch more than once, breaking its concept. Instead, Necturna still has access to only one Sketch move, provided by one of either two explanations; Sketch is no longer in Necturna's egg movepool, thus forcing it to be kept from a Generation V transferred Necturna, or that the Sketched move counts as the egg move, and hence Sketch can't be relearned until Necturna forgets the Sketched move.

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** Necturna [[AvertedTrope dodged a bullet]] transitioning into Generation VI. The move re-learner allows Pokemon Pokémon to relearn Gen. VI event and egg moves. Necturna would be able to have access to Sketch more than once, breaking its concept. Instead, Necturna still has access to only one Sketch move, provided by one of either two explanations; Sketch is no longer in Necturna's egg movepool, thus forcing it to be kept from a Generation V transferred Necturna, or that the Sketched move counts as the egg move, and hence Sketch can't be relearned until Necturna forgets the Sketched move.


* TheArtifact: Revenankh still retains Air Lock (exclusively to Rayquaza) as its ability rather than Cloud Nine (which functions the same but it's more accessible) despite the fact that CAP now forbids giving any exclusive ability for any Legendary or Mythical Pokemon.

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* TheArtifact: Revenankh still retains Air Lock (exclusively (exclusive to Rayquaza) as its ability rather than Cloud Nine (which functions the same but it's more accessible) despite the fact that CAP now forbids giving any exclusive ability for any Legendary or Mythical Pokemon.



* CompetitiveBalance: All of the CAP Pokemon are made with the Pokemon metagame in mind, and hence, they attempt to fit in.

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* CompetitiveBalance: All of the CAP Pokemon Pokémon are made with the Pokemon Pokémon metagame in mind, and hence, they attempt to fit in.



** [=CAPs=] do not always turn out the way the process hopes they do. The most notable example is Krilowatt, which rather than fulfilling its point of being a utility counter instead abused its ability Magic Guard 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.
** Voodoom is a subversion - it turned out to be nigh-incompatible with its intended partner Togekiss, but it worked very well with Zapdos. As its point was to inspect how offensive pairs worked, it is considered one of the more successful [=CAPs=], despite failing the proposed concept.

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** [=CAPs=] do not always turn out the way the process hopes they do. The most notable example is Krilowatt, which which, rather than fulfilling its point of being a utility counter counter, instead abused its ability Magic Guard to spam fast, recoil-less-Life-Orb-boosted attacks from its bizarrely expansive movepool. It even had the raw bulk to be virtually unkillable - ó and it was the last straw before the CAP Pokémon received a massive nerfing.
** Voodoom is a subversion - ó it turned out to be nigh-incompatible with its intended partner Togekiss, but it worked very well with Zapdos. As its point was to inspect how offensive pairs worked, it is considered one of the more successful [=CAPs=], despite failing the proposed concept.



** Several CAP Pokemon before movepool revisions were far more potent than the standard Mon, leading to teams made entirely out of CAP Pokemon that could do very well in the metagame. Additionally, the revisions for the first three CAP Pokemon were this as well: people were trying to buff up Syclant, Revenankh, and Pyroak. The results? Syclant generally averted this trope (thanks to Scizor still being more effective than it, although Syclant gained an interesting niche as a suicidal Spikes lead) but Revenankh turned out to be nigh-impossible to kill due to the increased bulk it gained, and Pyroak turned from a MasterOfNone into a Dragon-Dance-spamming GameBreaker.

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** Several CAP Pokemon Pokémon before movepool revisions were far more potent than the standard Mon, leading to teams made entirely out of CAP Pokemon Pokémon that could do very well in the metagame. Additionally, the revisions for the first three CAP Pokemon Pokémon were this as well: people were trying to buff up Syclant, Revenankh, and Pyroak. The results? Syclant generally averted this trope (thanks to Scizor still being more effective than it, although Syclant gained an interesting niche as a suicidal Spikes lead) lead), but Revenankh turned out to be nigh-impossible to kill due to the increased bulk it gained, and Pyroak turned from a MasterOfNone into a Dragon-Dance-spamming GameBreaker.



* GrandfatherClause: Even after CAP now doesn't allow any more custom ability to be made, older CAP Pokemon retain their custom ability.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: The Gen IV and V CAP Pokemon had a tendency to be in the Field egg group as to avoid egg move legality issues, no matter how non-mammalian the design was. Come Gen. VI, though, egg moves can be passed on through both genders, thus allowing new CAP Pokemon to have more reasonable egg groups.
* GameMod: The Create-a-Pokemon Project is a game mod for the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise.

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* GrandfatherClause: Even after though CAP now doesn't allow any more custom ability abilities to be made, older CAP Pokemon Pokémon retain their custom ability.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: The Gen IV and V CAP Pokemon Pokémon had a tendency to be in the Field egg group as to avoid egg move legality issues, no matter how non-mammalian the design was. Come Gen. VI, though, egg moves can be passed on through both genders, thus allowing new CAP Pokemon Pokémon to have more reasonable egg groups.
* GameMod: The Create-a-Pokemon Create-a-Pokémon Project is a game mod for the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise.



* OriginalCharacter: [[Characters/{{Smogon}} All of them]].

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* OriginalCharacter: [[Characters/{{Smogon}} All of them]].them.]]



* RunningGag: Up until Generation V, Delibird tended to be a popular punching bag for CAP Pokemon.
* SoLastSeason: CAP Pokemon released in old generations are not updated with moves from future generations, barring one Sketched move from Necturna. This usually leaves newer CAP Pokemon as more relevant to the metagame, but retroactive changes can cause old CAP Pokemon's roles to shift.

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* RunningGag: Up until Generation V, Delibird tended to be a popular punching bag for CAP Pokemon.
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* SoLastSeason: CAP Pokemon Pokémon released in old generations are not updated with moves from future generations, barring one Sketched move from Necturna. This usually leaves newer CAP Pokemon Pokémon as more relevant to the metagame, but retroactive changes can cause old CAP Pokemon's Pokémonís roles to shift.shift. Then in Gen VII, this stance was altered and a bunch of older CAP Pokémon ''did'' receive movepool and ability updates.



* SpinOff: The Create-a-Pokemon Project was a popular-enough GameMod to acquire its own spinoff games.

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* SpinOff: The Create-a-Pokemon Create-a-Pokémon Project was a popular-enough GameMod to acquire its own spinoff games.


* TheArtifact: Revenankh still retains Air Lock (exclusively to Rayquaza) as its ability rather than Cloud Nine (which functions the same but it's more accessible) despite the fact that CAP now forbids giving any ability exclusively on any Legendary or Mythical Pokemon.

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* TheArtifact: Revenankh still retains Air Lock (exclusively to Rayquaza) as its ability rather than Cloud Nine (which functions the same but it's more accessible) despite the fact that CAP now forbids giving any exclusive ability exclusively on for any Legendary or Mythical Pokemon.


* ButtMonkey: Most ''Create-A-Pokémon'' Pokémon have fluff that makes them predators of Delibird. Even the shrimp and snail.

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* ButtMonkey: TheArtifact: Revenankh still retains Air Lock (exclusively to Rayquaza) as its ability rather than Cloud Nine (which functions the same but it's more accessible) despite the fact that CAP now forbids giving any ability exclusively on any Legendary or Mythical Pokemon.
* ButtMonkey:
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Most ''Create-A-Pokémon'' Pokémon have fluff that makes them predators of Delibird. Even the shrimp and snail.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Several early [=CAPs=] have custom abilities and some were created just for RuleOfFun. Later [=CAPs=] only have the existing abilities and have a more meticulous design process meant to test how certain attributes would affect how the [=CAP=] would function in competitive play.



** Voodoom is a subversion - it turned out to be nigh-incompatible with its intended partner Togekiss, but it worked very well with Zapdos. As its point was to inspect how offensive pairs worked, it is considered one of the best [=CAPs=] to date, despite failing the proposed concept.

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** Voodoom is a subversion - it turned out to be nigh-incompatible with its intended partner Togekiss, but it worked very well with Zapdos. As its point was to inspect how offensive pairs worked, it is considered one of the best [=CAPs=] to date, more successful [=CAPs=], despite failing the proposed concept.



** Necturna [[AvertedTrope dodged a bullet]] transitioning into Generation VI. The move re-learner allows Pokemon to relearn Gen. VI event and egg moves. Necturna would be able to have access to Sketch more than once, breaking its concept. Instead, Necturna still has access to only one Sketch move, provided by one of either two explanations; Sketch is no longer in Necturna's egg movepool, thus forcing it to be kept from a Gen. V-transfered Necturna, or that the Sketched move counts as the egg move, and hence Sketch can't be relearned until Necturna forgets the Sketched move.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: The Gen. IV and V CAP Pokemon had a tendency to be in the Field egg group as to avoid egg move legality issues, no matter how non-mammalian the design was. Come Gen. VI, though, egg moves can be passed on through both genders, thus allowing new CAP Pokemon to have more reasonable egg groups.

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** Necturna [[AvertedTrope dodged a bullet]] transitioning into Generation VI. The move re-learner allows Pokemon to relearn Gen. VI event and egg moves. Necturna would be able to have access to Sketch more than once, breaking its concept. Instead, Necturna still has access to only one Sketch move, provided by one of either two explanations; Sketch is no longer in Necturna's egg movepool, thus forcing it to be kept from a Gen. V-transfered Generation V transferred Necturna, or that the Sketched move counts as the egg move, and hence Sketch can't be relearned until Necturna forgets the Sketched move.
* GrandfatherClause: Even after CAP now doesn't allow any more custom ability to be made, older CAP Pokemon retain their custom ability.
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HotSkittyOnWailordAction: The Gen. Gen IV and V CAP Pokemon had a tendency to be in the Field egg group as to avoid egg move legality issues, no matter how non-mammalian the design was. Come Gen. VI, though, egg moves can be passed on through both genders, thus allowing new CAP Pokemon to have more reasonable egg groups.


* FightingGame: A fan-made game using the CAP characters (and submissions CAP 6 from Wyverii and CAP 7 from [=DougJustDoug=]) called ''BattleCapacity''.

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* FightingGame: A fan-made game using the CAP characters (and submissions CAP 6 from Wyverii and CAP 7 from [=DougJustDoug=]) called ''BattleCapacity''.''VideoGame/BattleCapacity''.

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* GameMod: The Create-a-Pokemon Project is a game mod for the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise.


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* SpinOff: The Create-a-Pokemon Project was a popular-enough GameMod to acquire its own spinoff games.
** ''VideoGame/BattleCapacity'' places [=CAPs=], as well as a few unused CAP designs, in a FightingGame.
** Roleplay/CreateAPokemonAnimeStyleBattling uses [=CAPs=] as a battling PlayByPostGame.
** A group of people, back during Generation IV, attempted to make [[http://z8.invisionfree.com/CaP_version/index.php a ROM hack]] of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen]]'' with [=CAPs=] in it, although it quickly became an OrphanedSeries.

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* SoLastSeason: CAP Pokemon released in old generations are not updated with moves from future generations, barring one Sketched move from Necturna. This usually leaves newer CAP Pokemon as more relevant to the metagame, but retroactive changes can cause old CAP Pokemon's roles to shift.


* Several CAP Pokemon before movepool revisions were far more potent than the standard Mon, leading to teams made entirely out of CAP Pokemon that could do very well in the metagame. Additionally, the revisions for the first three CAP Pokemon were this as well: people were trying to buff up Syclant, Revenankh, and Pyroak. The results? Syclant generally averted this trope (thanks to Scizor still being more effective than it, although Syclant gained an interesting niche as a suicidal Spikes lead) but Revenankh turned out to be nigh-impossible to kill due to the increased bulk it gained, and Pyroak turned from a MasterOfNone into a Dragon-Dance-spamming GameBreaker.

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* ** Several CAP Pokemon before movepool revisions were far more potent than the standard Mon, leading to teams made entirely out of CAP Pokemon that could do very well in the metagame. Additionally, the revisions for the first three CAP Pokemon were this as well: people were trying to buff up Syclant, Revenankh, and Pyroak. The results? Syclant generally averted this trope (thanks to Scizor still being more effective than it, although Syclant gained an interesting niche as a suicidal Spikes lead) but Revenankh turned out to be nigh-impossible to kill due to the increased bulk it gained, and Pyroak turned from a MasterOfNone into a Dragon-Dance-spamming GameBreaker.


* CompetitiveBalance: All of the CAP Pokemon are made with the Pokemon metagame in mind, and hence, they attempt to fit in.



* GoneHorriblyWrong: [=CAPs=] do not always turn out the way the process hopes they do. The most notable example is Krilowatt, which rather than fulfilling its point of being a utility counter instead abused its ability Magic Guard 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.

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* GoneHorriblyWrong: GoneHorriblyWrong:
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[=CAPs=] do not always turn out the way the process hopes they do. The most notable example is Krilowatt, which rather than fulfilling its point of being a utility counter instead abused its ability Magic Guard 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.



* GoneHorriblyRight: Several [=CAPs=] before movepool revisions were far more potent than the standard Mon, leading to teams made entirely out of [=CAPs=] that could do VERY well in the metagame. Additionally, the revisions for the first three [=CAPs=] were this as well: people were trying to buff up Syclant, Revenankh, and Pyroak. The results? Syclant generally averted this trope (thanks to Scizor still being more effective than it, although Syclant gained an interesting niche as a suicidal Spikes lead) but Revenankh turned out to be nigh-impossible to kill due to the increased bulk it gained, and Pyroak turned from a MasterOfNone into a Dragon-Dance-spamming GameBreaker.
** [[AvertedTrope Avoided]] with Necturna avoiding a bullet from the generation 6 changes to the move re-learner that allows mons to relearn event and egg moves but ONLY if they originated in gen 6, if it would had applied to necturna it would had become a far better smeargle and most likely a incredibly broken Pokemon Necturna avoids this by exploiting the fact it's considered a previous gen transfer for the general cap metagame which bars it from exploiting the change to the re-learner and to account for potential further changes it's now a clause were it can only have one sketched move period even if the previous stuff changes in a future gen.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: GoneHorriblyRight:
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Several [=CAPs=] CAP Pokemon before movepool revisions were far more potent than the standard Mon, leading to teams made entirely out of [=CAPs=] CAP Pokemon that could do VERY very well in the metagame. Additionally, the revisions for the first three [=CAPs=] CAP Pokemon were this as well: people were trying to buff up Syclant, Revenankh, and Pyroak. The results? Syclant generally averted this trope (thanks to Scizor still being more effective than it, although Syclant gained an interesting niche as a suicidal Spikes lead) but Revenankh turned out to be nigh-impossible to kill due to the increased bulk it gained, and Pyroak turned from a MasterOfNone into a Dragon-Dance-spamming GameBreaker.
** Necturna [[AvertedTrope Avoided]] with Necturna avoiding dodged a bullet from the generation 6 changes to the bullet]] transitioning into Generation VI. The move re-learner that allows mons Pokemon to relearn Gen. VI event and egg moves but ONLY if they originated in gen 6, if it would had applied to necturna it would had become a far better smeargle and most likely a incredibly broken Pokemon moves. Necturna avoids this would be able to have access to Sketch more than once, breaking its concept. Instead, Necturna still has access to only one Sketch move, provided by exploiting the fact it's considered a previous gen transfer for the general cap metagame which bars one of either two explanations; Sketch is no longer in Necturna's egg movepool, thus forcing it to be kept from exploiting a Gen. V-transfered Necturna, or that the change to Sketched move counts as the re-learner egg move, and hence Sketch can't be relearned until Necturna forgets the Sketched move.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: The Gen. IV and V CAP Pokemon had a tendency
to account for potential further changes it's now a clause were it be in the Field egg group as to avoid egg move legality issues, no matter how non-mammalian the design was. Come Gen. VI, though, egg moves can only be passed on through both genders, thus allowing new CAP Pokemon to have one sketched move period even if the previous stuff changes in a future gen.more reasonable egg groups.



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Scratchet.
* RunningGag: Between every CAP and Delibird.

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Scratchet.
Almost all CAP pre-evolutions tend to be cute.
* RunningGag: Between every Up until Generation V, Delibird tended to be a popular punching bag for CAP and Delibird.Pokemon.


''Create-A-Pokemon'' is a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} metagame created by Website/{{Smogon}}, which attempts to create Pokémon that have specific roles in the metagame. Eleven were created for [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Generation IV]]. The CAP process was then suspended until the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Black and White]] metagame stabilized. A popular spinoff, [[CreateAPokemonAnimeStyleBattling Create-A-Pokémon Anime-style Battling (CAP ASB)]] was formed to keep the forum alive in the meantime. A new Create-A-Pokémon project for Generation V began in February 2011 and restarted the numbering system at 1. In addition, a new portion of the process was dedicated to creating a pre-evolution for the CAP. All [=CAPs=] so far can be found [[Characters/CreateAPokemon here]].

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''Create-A-Pokemon'' is a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} metagame created by Website/{{Smogon}}, which attempts to create Pokémon that have specific roles in the metagame. Eleven were created for [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Generation IV]]. The CAP process was then suspended until the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Black and White]] metagame stabilized. A popular spinoff, [[CreateAPokemonAnimeStyleBattling [[Roleplay/CreateAPokemonAnimeStyleBattling Create-A-Pokémon Anime-style Battling (CAP ASB)]] was formed to keep the forum alive in the meantime. A new Create-A-Pokémon project for Generation V began in February 2011 and restarted the numbering system at 1. In addition, a new portion of the process was dedicated to creating a pre-evolution for the CAP. All [=CAPs=] so far can be found [[Characters/CreateAPokemon here]].


** [[AvertedTrope Avoided]] with Necturna avoiding a bullet from the generation 6 changes to the move re-learner that allows mons to relearn event and egg moves but ONLY if they originated in gen 6, if it would had applied to necturna it would had become a far better smeargle and most likely a incredibly broken Pokemon Necturna avoids this by exploiting the fact it's considered a previous gen transfer for the general cap metagame which bars it from exploiting the change to the re-learner

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** [[AvertedTrope Avoided]] with Necturna avoiding a bullet from the generation 6 changes to the move re-learner that allows mons to relearn event and egg moves but ONLY if they originated in gen 6, if it would had applied to necturna it would had become a far better smeargle and most likely a incredibly broken Pokemon Necturna avoids this by exploiting the fact it's considered a previous gen transfer for the general cap metagame which bars it from exploiting the change to the re-learner and to account for potential further changes it's now a clause were it can only have one sketched move period even if the previous stuff changes in a future gen.


* GoneHorriblyRight: Several [=CAPs=] before movepool revisions were far more potent than the standard Mon, leading to teams made entirely out of [=CAPs=] that could do VERY well in the metagame. Additionally, the revisions for the first three [=CAPs=] were this as well: people were trying to buff up Syclant, Revenankh, and Pyroak. The results? Syclant generally averted this trope (thanks to Scizor still being more effective than it, although Syclant gained an interesting niche as a suicidal Spikes lead) but Revenankh turned out to be nigh-impossible to kill due to the increased bulk it gained, and Pyroak turned from a MasterOfNone into a Dragon-Dance-spamming GameBreaker.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: Several [=CAPs=] before movepool revisions were far more potent than the standard Mon, leading to teams made entirely out of [=CAPs=] that could do VERY well in the metagame. Additionally, the revisions for the first three [=CAPs=] were this as well: people were trying to buff up Syclant, Revenankh, and Pyroak. The results? Syclant generally averted this trope (thanks to Scizor still being more effective than it, although Syclant gained an interesting niche as a suicidal Spikes lead) but Revenankh turned out to be nigh-impossible to kill due to the increased bulk it gained, and Pyroak turned from a MasterOfNone into a Dragon-Dance-spamming GameBreaker. GameBreaker.
** [[AvertedTrope Avoided]] with Necturna avoiding a bullet from the generation 6 changes to the move re-learner that allows mons to relearn event and egg moves but ONLY if they originated in gen 6, if it would had applied to necturna it would had become a far better smeargle and most likely a incredibly broken Pokemon Necturna avoids this by exploiting the fact it's considered a previous gen transfer for the general cap metagame which bars it from exploiting the change to the re-learner

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* SophisticatedAsHell: One moderator's [[http://www.smogon.com/forums/posts/4779297 post]] answers the permissibility of the move Doom Desire for a concept as current policy states while he ends the post with "Dems be da rules, folks."

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