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Why is there a "Dragon" Type...

#51alatreon789Posted 1/17/2013 10:58:40 AM
LandscapeManX posted...
Might as well have a Fox, Hound, Bird, Frog, etc. type.


Fox, and hound fall under mammal, Frog falls under amphibian, and bird is a whole class of animals its self. Dragon would be like the animal kingdom (or whatever) Insect, Bird, Mammal, Reptile, and Amphibian. They do have Bug. So I guess because they can and it's awesome.
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#52CakeOfLiesPosted 1/17/2013 11:28:02 AM
LandscapeManX posted...
Might as well have a Fox, Hound, Bird, Frog, etc. type.


Missingno. is Bird-Type. But Bird was changed to Flying to cover things like Aerodactyl.
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#53Nerwrax15Posted 1/17/2013 11:32:14 AM
CakeOfLies posted...
LandscapeManX posted...
Might as well have a Fox, Hound, Bird, Frog, etc. type.


Missingno. is Bird-Type. But Bird was changed to Flying to cover things like Aerodactyl.


Which is also why Charizard couldn't fly back then.
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#54BardWannabePosted 1/17/2013 11:35:50 AM
In hindsight, it probably would have been better for GF to have made it a "Mystic" type. That is sensible. As it is, it's too late to change, and unlikely they'll make a new type. Besides, Dragon is fine as it is.
#55SirLezdainPosted 1/17/2013 11:41:01 AM
LandscapeManX posted...
Might as well have a Fox, Hound, Bird, Frog, etc. type.


Because **** you, that's why.
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#56DemonicChaosXXPosted 1/17/2013 11:45:58 AM
Because you touch yourself at night.
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#57hotshotgamesPosted 1/17/2013 12:51:56 PM
I would say there is a Dragon type because it is easier to make a range of pokemon with that type without being too repetitive.

Internationally there are so many types of dragon Nintendo has been able to keep the vareity up without creating 'wolf 1', 'wolf 2' and 'wolf 3'
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#58Nacht004Posted 1/17/2013 1:09:39 PM
Legendary_Musas posted...
Light type wouldn't make sense because all of its aspects are already covered.

Light source - Fire, Electric
Holy - Fighting

Fitting a Light type in would just conflict with the types already established. A light bulb Pokemon should be Electric not 'Light', it's the same thing. A devout holy warrior should be Fighting not 'Light' etc.


I haven't seen anywhere that Fighting in Japan is defined as Holy. Can someone point me to a source on this? I just checked Bulbapedia and while it mentions that Dark is known as Evil in Japan, it retains that Fighting is just Fighting in Japan.

If this is the case then the Light element makes sense as a holy element or "good" element as opposed to Dark.
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#59AuthorNumber2Posted 1/17/2013 1:11:59 PM
Legendary_Musas posted...
Foxes aren't mythological creatures.




"Foxes and human beings lived close together in ancient Japan; this companionship gave rise to legends about the creatures." wikipedia entry for kitsune (fox)
#60ColonelHawkPosted 1/17/2013 1:18:17 PM
AuthorNumber2 posted...
Legendary_Musas posted...
Foxes aren't mythological creatures.




"Foxes and human beings lived close together in ancient Japan; this companionship gave rise to legends about the creatures." wikipedia entry for kitsune (fox)


Foxes themselves aren't mythological creatures kitsunes are based on foxes. It'd be like saying that horses are mythological because of unicorns and pegasi.