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New typing: Love

#91HHDeception(Topic Creator)Posted 12/3/2012 12:30:43 AM
This type is SUPPOSED to be pacifistic. That's why it has so many resistances. It's a support dual type, and the only pure love pokemon out there wouldn't exactly be combat machines. You don't see Blissey trying to land STAB normal attacks anyways.

It would maybe have a few damage moves, like a special return, or an attack that only does damage if the opponent damages them this turn (like a reverse focus punch)

Yeah, take fighting out of the immunities.

As for the reasoning behind the type interactions:

Super effective against: Dark, Ghost
- Idealism: Compassion > Dishonorable tactics
- Ghosts are confused by the emotions of the living

Not Very effective against: Ice, Psychic
- Ice freezes your heart and makes you resist the good will of others
- Psychics are too calculated and wrapped up in their own mind to be affected

Weak to: Poison, Ice
- Poison ... poisons good intent
- Ice makes you "cold hearted"

Resists: Ghost, Dark, Fighting, Psychic, Fire
- Ghosts don't scare the overly optimistic
- Idealism: Compassion > Dishonorable tactics
- An honorable fighter would never hit one so filled with good will towards others
- Psychic powers can't sway strong emotion
- Fire just fuels burning passion
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#92CrystalKing5426Posted 12/3/2012 10:08:23 AM
leadintea posted...
From: Storm_Walker | #068
HHDeception posted...
You guys have to realize that pokemon is crazily idealistic enough to make a love type. If I called it "light type" though, people would jump down my throat with "FIGHTING IS LIGHT" and etc. Guess I can't win


I see a problem with that move list, most of them aren't direct damage dealers. It's not very well-rounded. A pure "love" type pokemon is almost a pacifist, and that's no way to win battles. Maybe if "love" types were always multi-typed it could work; because even love can inspire strength and justifiably violent acts.


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#93Probit_ReturnPosted 12/3/2012 8:19:30 PM
HHDeception posted...
This type is SUPPOSED to be pacifistic. That's why it has so many resistances. It's a support dual type, and the only pure love pokemon out there wouldn't exactly be combat machines. You don't see Blissey trying to land STAB normal attacks anyways.

It would maybe have a few damage moves, like a special return, or an attack that only does damage if the opponent damages them this turn (like a reverse focus punch)

Yeah, take fighting out of the immunities.

As for the reasoning behind the type interactions:

Super effective against: Dark, Ghost
- Idealism: Compassion > Dishonorable tactics
- Ghosts are confused by the emotions of the living

Not Very effective against: Ice, Psychic
- Ice freezes your heart and makes you resist the good will of others
- Psychics are too calculated and wrapped up in their own mind to be affected

Weak to: Poison, Ice
- Poison ... poisons good intent
- Ice makes you "cold hearted"

Resists: Ghost, Dark, Fighting, Psychic, Fire
- Ghosts don't scare the overly optimistic
- Idealism: Compassion > Dishonorable tactics
- An honorable fighter would never hit one so filled with good will towards others
- Psychic powers can't sway strong emotion
- Fire just fuels burning passion


Not bad. You're fleshing things out, and it's interesting to see a more support based type, as well as trying to balance things out. In Blissey's case, you're making something that was super effective into normal damage, but you're opening up two new weaknesses that can be used to help take him down. Whether this is good or bad is debatable, but it's something. The only thing is, if this is a support type, how does it support? It's one thing to say "well these moves represent heart, so we can make them that type" but you have to ask yourself, "Does this add anything by changing these pre-existing moves to this type? Is there any reason new moves should be made this type over others or is it simply because this new type exists?" Balancing weaknesses is one thing, but if Gamefreak so wishes, that can be done without adding a new type. Justifying moves is another thing entirely.
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#94DarkBlueAntPosted 12/3/2012 8:23:11 PM
Earth!

Fire!

Flying!

Water!

Heart!
#95Dr Edward RoivasPosted 12/3/2012 8:28:42 PM
In terms of the type chart, it seems to be pretty good. But I think it does too much changing to existing moves and Pokemon.
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