Sugar, Spice and One For All
Generation 8 and 9 can be seen as the introduction to Competitive Pokémon to a large portion of the current Pet Mod community, at least the non veterans. In both of those generations, very controversial elements were introduced, namely Dynamax and Terastilization. Dynamax was ultimately banned in the generation it was introduced in, and Terastilization is still facing a looming second suspect test in the future. Not to mention the weird way Pokémon have been dexited leaving a weird metagame numbers wise, with lopsided balancing. What would we ever to do? Enter TeraMax.
TeraMax is A Gen 9 based metagame focused around rebalancing Dynamax AND Terastilization to fit within an OU construct. This metagame's starting point will be a combination of the base regional dex of Generation 8 and 9. It will have several different phases dealing with different aspects of the metagame.
- Phase One: Similar to the likes of Book of Enigmas, first phase will be the rebalancing of Dynamax and then Terastilization. Since both will define how the metagame is shaped, they will be treated as pairs when voting commences. Any restructuring, restrictions or additions is allowed, as long as they eventually end in a balanced mechanic. Important to note, users can create Pokémon specific Tera features ala Gigantamax did. Any restrictions or custom aspects like what Pokemon can Dynamax or Tera, how Gigantamax works and the like should be handled here.
- Phase Two: This will focus on balancing the existing Pokémon to be a better fit in the metagame. This will be done for 8 slates, similar in structure to SylveMons. Upon the conclusion of the 8 slates, playtesting will be done to get a better understanding of the level of our metagame, and any balancing will be done by council and community input.
- Phase Three: The final phase will focus on introducing select threats from Post Home and eventually Post DLC additions from each generation to round out the dex, with the additions being reworked if necessary to better fit into our metagame.
After all of this, playtesting (and balancing if necessary) will also occur, upon which the metagame will be successfully completed.Banlist
- Arena Trap
- Shed Tail
- Last Respects
- Shadow Tag
- Sand Veil
- Snow Cloak
- King's Rock
- Light Clay