What the title says - come up with a Pokémon, and then write a Smogonesque analysis of how it would fit into a current tier's metagame. By all means, mention other people's ideas if you wish. It can be completely original or a (pre)evolution/new forme of an existing Pokémon, or what you hope a Gen 6 Pokémon will be like. Go nuts! (but nothing too broken). Stuff in Red must be included. Pokémon's Name Type(s) Ability(s) Base Stats Description/Picture Pokédex Name Origin Analysis Rules Stick to the types we've already got. If you don't know, Fairy is strong against Dark, Dragon and Fighting, weak to Poison and Steel, resists Fighting, Bug and Dark and is immune to Dragon. Fairy type moves are not very effective on Fire, Steel and Poison types. Please no triple typed Pokémon - Pokémon is complicated enough. If you make up a move or ability, say what it does Tool that might help you: Showdown Damage Calculator. This lets you create your own moves and Pokémon, and it can give you a fair idea of how they'll perform in a certain metagame. ------------------------------------------------------------------ The first part of a new legendary trio I thought of. Will post the other 2 when I've got more time. Name: Amaluo Type: Grass/Dragon Ability: Wonder Skin Base Stats: HP: 125 Atk: 80 Def: 95 Special Attack: 120 Special Defence: 150 Speed: 110 Spoiler Description: Resembles a large bird (similar to Tornadus-T) crossed with a Dragon. Mostly green coloured, with flower patterns on its wings. Its talons resemble tree roots. Pokédex: It had a kind and gentle nature. Legends say it will always help people providing they do not spoil the landscape. Name Origin: Ama comes from Amaranth, a legendary flower which supposedly never fades. Luo comes from Youtan Poluo, a very rare flower thought to only exist in Buddhist mythology. Names aren't my strong point, so alternative suggestions are welcome.[/HIDE] Signature Moves Pollen Storm: 100 power, Grass, Special. Has 50% chance to Paralyse the enemy. Accuracy: 95%. 10 PP Re-Seed: Heals 40% HP and cures the user of Paralysis, Burn and Poison. 20 PP Amaluo is certainly an odd Pokémon. Is it a bulky attacker, is it a special sweeper, is it a supporter? It is all those things, and none of them. Its Dragon/Grass typing gives it super effective STAB against many of Ubers common threats like Groudon, Kyogre and the umpteen Dragon types. It also provides it with some very useful resistances to Ground, Water and Electric moves, although it is straddled with a problematic X4 weakness to Ice. It has the bulk to use those resistances as well - while its Defence is average at best, its HP and Special Defence are great. It's not Taunt bait either - with 120 Special Attack it can do a lot of damage, especially after a Calm Mind or 2. Its signature moves are the icing on the cake - Pollen Storm makes anything that values its speed think twice before switching in, while Re-Seed makes it impossible to stall out. It does have its issues though. Grass moves get poor coverage, so no matter what move combination Amaluo chooses it will always be walled by something. Dragon typing gives it common weaknesses too, and it faces stiff competition from the Eon twins and Shaymin-S. All that aside though, Amaluo is a Pokémon to watch out for. Bulky Calm Mind Nature: Timid (+Spd -Atk) Item: Leftovers/ Life Orb EV: 252 HP, 4 SAtk, 252 Spd Calm Mind Dragon Pulse Re-Seed Reflect/ Whirlwind/ Pollen Storm Designed to muscle through stall teams and defensive walls. Calm Mind brings Amalua's special attack up to usable levels, while making it unbelievably bulky on the special side. To put it into perspective how bulky it is after Calm Mind, Choice Specs Kyogre's Ice Beam doesn't OHKO at +1. Dragon Pulse is the main STAB. It's reliable, and gets great neutral coverage. Re-Seed keeps Amalua alive longer, allowing it to bag more boosts. Reflect patches up its poor defence; Whirlwind can be used to lure the opponent into a Calm Mind war and then phaze them out once you're at +6. Pollen Storm can be used to beat Kyogre - at +1 it OHKOs sets that don't invest in bulk most of the time. The EVs maximise its bulk while allowing it to tie with Lugia and the Eon Twins. There are several alternate set ups you could use. You could run 80 HP, 252 SAtk, 176 Spd to outspeed max speed Plakia while hitting much harder. However, it won't be able to take hits nearly as well. Leftovers is generally the best item to use, although Life Orb allows it to 2HKO Chansey and Blissey at +6 (the former after Stealth Rock) and Re-Seed heals off the recoil. Ho-Oh walls this set unless it's at +6, and if Amalua gets greedy it can simply Whirlwind it away. Therefore, teammates who can take it out are useful. Choice Scarf Kyogre drowns it with Water Spout, and greatly appreciates having Ferrothorn out of the way. Magic Coat can be used on this set as well, although the listed options are generally better. Offensive Calm Mind Nature: Timid (+Spd -Atk) Item: Life Orb EV: 252 SAtk, 4 SDef, 252 Spd Calm Mind Pollen Storm Dragon Pulse Focus Blast/ Weather Ball Rather than torturing the opponent with a slow drawn out sweep, this set gets straight to the point. Calm Mind gives Amaluo the power it needs to sweep. Pollen Storm gets STAB, and that 50% paralysis chance is a potential game breaker if it gets drawn into a Calm Mind war. Dragon Pulse is the alternative STAB, hitting opposing Dragon types for Super Effective damage. The last move comes down to personal preference. Focus Blast 2HKOs Ferrothron, and at +2 cleanly 2HKOs 4/252 Chansey. However, Weather Ball can be used in Sun to smash Ferrothorn, Forretress and Skarmory and rain or sand to beat Ho-Oh. The EVs couldn't be simpler - maximise Speed and Special Attack. This set is always walled by something. Pick Focus Blast, Ho-Oh walls it. Pick Weather Ball and outside Sun Ferrothorn walls it. Therefore, teammates who can beat the aforementioned walls work well. Terrakion can remove Ho-Oh and Ferrothorn from the equation, while Amalua will beat Giratina and Groudon most of the time, although it has to be careful switching in on both of them. Support Nature: Calm (+SDef -Atk) Item: Leftovers EV: 252 HP, 160 SDef, 96 Spd Re-Seed Pollen Storm Whirlwind/ Dragon Pulse Aromatherapy/ Healing Wish/ Whirlwind/ Dragon Pulse Taking a more defensive approach, this set aims to support the team by spreading paralysis and hazard damage. Re-Seed is obligatory, keeping Amalua alive and healthy for as long as possible. Pollen Storm is used as the main STAB for its high paralysis chance. Paralysis brings many Ubers Pokémon to their knees: Mewtwo, Darkrai and Palkia to name but a few. Whirlwind is recommended since it prevents Amalua being set up on while spreading paralysis and hopefully hazard damage. Aromatherapy keeps the entire team free of status. Healing Wish can be useful for when you don't need Amalua any more and you want to give a crippled sweeper a second chance. Dragon Pulse can be used in either of the last slots, although without investment it won't be hitting very hard. The EVs allow it to outrun max speed base 90s with a neutral nature. HP is maximised for optimum bulk - the leftovers are placed in Special Defence to help Amalua take Special hits. Strong slow attackers like Zekrom, Reshiram, Groudon and Kyogre are good partners for this set, since they can clear up the remains of the opponent's team once it's been sufficiently paralysed. Other Options A Dual Screens + Healing Wish set is possible, although Latios does a Dual Screens set better since it has Memento. Likewise a pure wall set with Light Screen, Whilwind, Re-Seed and Dragon Pulse can be used, but generally Lugia does that better with its superior bulk. You could drop Calm Mind on the 2nd set for an Offensive Cleric set - generally Healing Wish is the best move to substitute it with due to Amalua's high speed. Earth Power hits Dialga and Jirachi harder, although Dialga will lose to sets that carry Calm Mind anyway if it's already at +1, and Amalua would much rather leave Jirachi to its teammates. A Choice Scarf/Specs set is doable - it has the moves and stats to carry it off. But most of the other special Dragon types in the tier outclass it for that role. Checks and Counters Generally bulky Steel types do well, although they do have to watch out for Sun boosted Weather Balls and Focus Blasts. Ho-Oh can usually win one on one, only really fearing a Rain or Sandstorm boosted Weather Ball. It can either phaze it out if it gets too greedy, or just outright KO with Brave Bird due to Amalua's poor Defence. Kyurem-W can take an unboosted Dragon Pulse and OHKO back with a X4 Super Effective Ice Beam, but has great trouble switching in. The Support set is walled by most of the tier's Steel types, although it could just blow them away again or sacrifice itself with Healing Wish. Choice Scarf Kyogre can revenge kill with a X4 Ice Beam. However, a +1 Pollen Storm will OHKO after Stealth Rock. Chansey and Blissey can wall the Offensive Calm Mind set for a while, but will lose to the Bulky Calm Mind set eventually. And the Offensive one can 2HKO with Focus Blast at +2.