In the description for the Master of Many Styles Monk, under the bonus feat section, it says that they do not need to meet the pre-requisites of the feat, except the Elemental Fist Feat. Does this mean that a Many Styles Monk has to have a BAB of +8 before taking the feat or just that they can ignore the requirements of Elemental Fist, and then subsequently take the style feats that rely on Elemental Fist without their BAB? I'm only asking because the wording in Ultimate Combat is a little confusing on whether the need of requirements applies to the requirements of Elemental Fist or to Elemental Fist AS a requirement.
So, the Metamorph Alchemist's description is a little lacking when it comes to saying what discoveries they can or cannot take. Would I be correct in assuming that they can take any discovery that does not effect class features they don't have like bombs or other alchemy abilities like extracts?
TL;DR: Can Metamorph Alchemists take discoveries like Chameleon and other flavorful discoveries that would presumably also work with their shapechanging abilities so long as they don't require alchemy?
EDIT: Also, since the Metamorph doesn't technically get spell slots or really have a caster level, how does the Wings discovery work for them? Do their levels count as caster levels even though they don't get spells since the base class being modified gets spells or is the whole thing moot and they can just sprout wings and gain a fly speed via shapechanging? and
Is it possible to make a character who is a Metamorph alchemist, which trades most of the alchemy related abilities for shapeshifting, but still has the Mutagen ability, and gain the Master Chymist prestige class? I already considered the obvious multiclass with investigator, but I want to make a pure Alchemist/Chymist.